Manchester City did their part, but the protests against Manchester United owners prevented the game between Manchester United and Liverpool from taking place, so the “Citizens” will have to wait at least one more week to regain the title.
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 League Breakdown
Manchester City defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 with goals from Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres. Now, the “Citizens” have 80 points, 13 more than Manchester United, and four matches left, meaning that a victory over Chelsea this Saturday would be enough to officially replace Liverpool as English Premier League kings.
Pep Guardiola’s team is the favorite -105 at the EPL Odds. They defeated Chelsea 3-1 in their last matchup.
Manchester United fans invaded Old Trafford last Sunday to make it clear once again they want the current owners out. Manchester United couldn’t face Liverpool, and the rescheduling is in jeopardy.
Leicester City didn’t take advantage of the situation to close the gap with the “Red Devils”, they drew 1-1 against Southampton to remain in third place with 63 points, four less than United. The “Foxes” will be back on action this Friday against Newcastle United as huge favorites -225.
Chelsea, West Ham United and Tottenham did win to keep the fight for Europe pretty interesting. Chelsea sits in fourth place with 61 points, West Ham United is fifth with 58, and Tottenham is sixth with 56; the “Spurs” haven’t lost in their last three games.
This Saturday, Tottenham will be on the road against Leeds; Chelsea will be on the road against Manchester City, and West Ham United will play host to Everton on Sunday. Tottenham and West Ham United are slight favorites, but Chelsea isn’t, a “Blues” 1-0 victory is offering a +950 value at the latest Soccer Props, while a “Citizens” one is +550.
Fighting for Europe
This week we’ll find out if Manchester City and Chelsea qualify for the UEFA Champions League Finale, scheduled for May 29, meaning the “Citizens” would have more than 21 days to prepare for it, while the “Blues” would have to keep thinking about two competitions.
Manchester United and Arsenal are also trying to reach a UEFA competition Finale, the Europa League. In case all four EPL teams advanced, this would be the first time that both title games have teams from the same country.
This weekend, Fulham and Albion could be officially relegated; Sheffield United already is. Fulham needs to beat Burnley, while Albion needs to beat Arsenal; Fulham comes in as the slight favorite +120, but Albion is quite the underdog (+600!) against the “Gunners”.
Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton could officially be saved with a victory against Sheffield United, Wolverhampton and Liverpool, while Burnley and Newcastle need to win and wait for other results.
English Premier League Top Scorers
- Harry Kane (Tottenham): 21
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 20
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United): 16
- Son Heung-Min (Tottenham): 16
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton): 15