Watford v Fulham
The first of our April 2 & 3 Premier League betting tips is for Watford v Fulham. Watford entertain relegation-threatened Fulham on Tuesday evening as they look to push the Londoners’ heads further below water, sending them plummeting to the Championship. The locals are winless in two and have lost three and won one of their last four, a poor run of form that has pulled them down to 10th in the table. They don’t have an awful lot left to play for this season but will want to finish as high up the ladder as possible and grab a better share of the prize money. Seventh is the best they can hope for between now and the flag, but three points could put them there, moving ahead of Wolves.
The Wasps were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad last month before leaving Old Trafford after ending on the wrong side of a 2-1 result in their final game of March. A tough run of fixtures, but they had more to cheer about when securing their place in the next round of the FA Cup thanks to a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace. Capoue broke the deadlock that day on 27 minutes, before Gray added what proved to be a winner on 79. That was enough to send them through, despite Batshuayi responding on 62 to force a nervy finish. A home win is 8/11 at Ladbrokes and that will do a job in your midweek accumulators.
Time is Running Out
Fulham fans know time is running out in their quest to save a place in the Premier League for next season and the majority have accepted their fate, resigned to the fact they will be visiting Championship stadiums again on a regular basis from summer. The Cottagers travel across the city for this tie with a record showing four wins, five draws and 23 defeats with the 17 points on the board leaving them down in 19th, 16 points off Burnley and safety. They are on a losing run and finishing bottom is looking more likely than closing the gap on 17th at last check.
The visitors suffered yet another defeat on Saturday afternoon when going down at the hands of Manchester City, losing that home match by a 2-0 score. Bernardo Silva got the ball moving with a goal on five minutes and that opened the floodgates. Aguero hit a second on 27 and by the half-time break it was obvious there would be no upset. The only real surprise of the match was that City didn’t score more goals in the second-half, as they completely dominated the fixture. It’s difficult to make a case for Fulham winning this one and bookmakers agree, offering 4/1 (Ladbrokes) to anyone that disagrees with their thinking.
Wolves v Man Utd
We have a fascinating fixture shown live on Sky Sports this midweek as United aim to add weight to their top-four chances with a win over Wolves on the road. The locals start the round in seventh, 16 points behind Chelsea in sixth but level with Leicester in eighth, two better than West Ham down in 11th. There’s much work to do if they are to hold their own between now and the finish line as the race for a European spot gathers place. The home side have suffered from a lack of consistency in recent times, their last five made up of one win, two draws and a couple of defeats.
They have taken one point from the last six available to them and suffered defeat last time out when losing 2-0 away to Burnley in what was a real upset for the formbook, a result that ruined a fair share of accumulators. Coady scored an own goal inside the first two minutes and that seemed to suck the wind out of Wolves, a McNeil goal on 77 ensuring Burnley picked up a valuable three points. Wolves must improve on that, starting with a stronger opening exchange. The home win will earn you a shot at 3/1 with Unibet.
Race for Champions League
Manchester United are involved in a four-way fight for Champions League football with Spurs, Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea all battling to fill third and fourth in the table. At present, Tottenham and The Red Devils are matched at 61 points while The Gunners and Blues are one behind. It’ll be an interesting finish to the campaign, that’s for sure. The visitors won last time out, beating Watford in that match at Old Trafford, boosting their tally thanks to goals from Rashford and Martial.
It was Ole’s first match since taking permanent charge of the team, but he was less than impressed by the response he got from his players and fans will be desperate to ensure the team don’t become comfortable with their futures settled. The squad have responded to win Solskjaer the job going forward, it’s now up to them to help finish the job and confirm Champions League football for next season. Traders at bet365 offer the away win at 21/20 and that’s market best price. Another we could find a use for in our accas.
Chelsea v Brighton
This match goes on Wednesday and the Londoners playing at home will want to ensure they go into the weekend with their hopes of a top-four finish still alive. The locals won last time to keep nipping away at the heels of Man Utd and with no danger of them dropping any lower in the pecking order, the team can prove the only way is up. Sarri is under pressure to deliver but he’s used to that and will want to see his men build on Sunday’s hard-fought 2-1 win over Cardiff in Wales, a result achieved thanks to a 91st minute winner from Loftus-Cheek. Ladbrokes have the home win best at 1/4.
Chelsea Show Vulnerability
Going to Stamford Bridge and upsetting the locals is no mean feat but Brighton can take encouragement from how Cardiff played at the weekend with The Bluebirds showing teams must take their chances against the big boys. The Seagulls are five points better than the relegation zone and that will ensure they stay switched on while the trouble is real. They won two games back-to-back recently but lost to Southampton at home last time, a result that ramped up the pressure. An away win is thought unlikely, priced 13/1 with Unibet.
Man City v Cardiff
The last of our April 2 & 3 Premier League betting tips is for Man City v Cardiff. Man City continued their charge towards two-in-a-row when winning at the weekend but they’ve not yet been able to shake off the attentions of Liverpool, who went into the week top of the table, two points better than The Cityzens. The Cityzens play their game in hand over The Reds and will ease to the top of the leaderboard with the right result against an opponent in danger of being relegated. The need for a result, as well as their opponent’s poor form, makes the home win an easy bet to have, but we can’t do that as there’s no more than 1/14 at Unibet. Half-time/Full-time is 4/11, best priced at Ladbrokes.
A Hard Time for Cardiff
Cardiff kick-off this match down in 18th with the risk of relegation to the Championship increasing with every dropped point. The fixture list hasn’t been overly kind to them of late and that’s certainly true here as they prepare to journey to the Etihad, knowing what a 20th defeat from 32 games would do to their chances of staying up. We wouldn’t advise backing Cardiff, even at the stunning 45/1 you’ll find offered. The draw makes little appeal either at 15/1.