In a very brave effort, Manchester United refuses to throw the towel in the fight for the English Premier League title. Now, it’s a one-digit difference between them and Manchester City, who looks more focused on winning the UEFA Champions League.
Let’s take a look at what happened in the last English Premier League fixture and how the sports betting odds for what’s coming are set.
English Premier Breakdown
Manchester United’s Hot Streak
Last Sunday, Manchester United defeated Burnley 3-1 to make it five victories in a row. Overall, the “Red Devils” have 12 straight EPL games without losing, and they’re also fighting for the UEFA Europa League title.
Their next obstacle is Leeds United, who defeated Manchester City on the road not too long ago. Manchester United dominates the English Premier League Odds with a -115 value, but Marcelo Bielsa’s team won their last three games in a row.
Manchester City took a break from the league only to lose against Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinals. The “Citizens” lost two of their last five games, but midweek they’ll be huge favorites -260 against Aston Villa.
Pep Guardiola’s team is also fighting to win the UEFA Champions League, where they’ll be facing PSG in the semifinals, and there’s no doubt that the continental competition is their priority.
West Ham United missed a huge opportunity to climb to third place after losing 3-2 against Newcastle. The “Hammers” are in fourth place with 55 points, while Leicester City remains in third with 56.
Chelsea, who completes the EPL top five, will be facing Brighton on Tuesday and West Ham United next Saturday. The “Blues” are favorites -165 to beat Brighton, and they could climb to third place with a victory and a loss from both Leicester City and West Ham United.
Bye-Bye Special One
Last Friday, Tottenham drew 2-2 against Everton, their third straight game without a victory, and the “Spurs” sacked manager Jose Mourinho. Right now, they’re in seventh place with 50 points, four points away from a ticket for next season’s Europa League.
“Jose and his coaching staff have been with us through some of our most challenging times as a Club. Jose is a true professional who showed enormous resilience during the pandemic. On a personal level I have enjoyed working with him and regret that things have not worked out as we both had envisaged. He will always be welcome here and we should like to thank him and his coaching staff for their contribution,” said Chairman Daniel Levy.
Ryan Mason will be the manager until further notice. Tottenham’s next game will be against Southampton, and according to the latest Soccer Betting Props, a 1-1 draw is offering a +650 value.
No changes in the relegation zone from last week. Sheffield United lost again to remain in last place with just 14 points, Albion didn’t play, and Fulham managed to draw 1-1 against Arsenal but that wasn’t enough to get out.
Newcastle defeated West Ham United to reach 35 points, leaving Brighton and Burnley behind with 33, just six points away from the relegation zone.
This Saturday, Sheffield United will play host to Brighton as the underdog +390. The loser could begin packing to play in the Championship next season.
English Premier League Top Scorers
- Harry Kane (Tottenham): 21
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 19
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United): 16
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton): 14
- Patrick Bamford (Leeds United): 14