Fulham v Man City
The first of our March 30 Premier League betting tips for Fulham v Man City. Fulham return from the international break for game 32 of their season sitting second bottom of the Premier League, only Huddersfield worse off. The Londoners are running out of time to save their skin and avoid relegation to the second-tier of English football and it’s looking increasingly likely they’ll go down, with Burnley and safety already 13 points better off. The locals are on a run of defeats and that spells trouble when thrown in with a rampant Man City side who are chasing back-to-back titles. We want nothing to do with the home win, even at 16/1 (Bet365), the draw 13/2.
Easy Three Points
Manchester City were odds-on favourites to retain their title this season, but they’ve not had things all their own way, Liverpool pushing them hard from the start. The Cityzens appear to have a gimme three points when in with an opponent who has little to play for and with this match kicking off at 12.30pm live on Sky Sports it gives the visitors a chance to move past Liverpool back into pole position. The Reds aren’t in action until Sunday when hosting Tottenham. Not a guaranteed three points. We can’t touch Man City at 1/6 with Unibet, so will take them -1 goal on the handicap at Coral’s 4/9. One for your weekend accumulators.
Brighton v Southampton
The Seagulls have been dragged into a fight to avoid relegation on the back of a poor run of form. They are just five points better than Cardiff City and the drop zone with any one of five teams in with a chance of joining Huddersfield and Fulham in the bottom-three. The locals did boost their chances of retaining their place in the division when winning two games on the bounce and it looked like the international break came at the wrong time for them. They beat Huddersfield 1-0 at home before battling to a 2-1 away day over Crystal Palace. Brighton were last seen knocking Millwall out of the FA Cup on penalties to reach the semi-finals. A home win is 6/4 favourite at Bet365.
A Nervous Time
Southampton are one place and three points worse off than their opponents going into this match and that should make for a nervy afternoon. The winner of this one will seriously boost their chances of avoiding relegation, the loser thrown deeper into turmoil. The Saints have lost three of their last five but did win the other two, including a much-needed victory last time out when beating Tottenham 2-1 at St Mary’s in a real upset for the formbook. Their only other outing this month saw them beaten by the odd goal in five by Manchester United at Old Trafford. The away win looks worth an interest at 2/1 (Coral).
Burnley v Wolves
Burnley go into this match with their season stats showing eight wins and six draws against 17 defeats and that has them hovering just above the bottom-three, 30 points on the board giving them the slightest of cushions over Cardiff on 28. There’s all to play for and with The Bluebirds determined to put up a fight and keep the Welsh representation, it’ll be interesting to see this one play out. Burnley are on a four-game losing run and that has wrecked all confidence in the camp. The international break came at a good time for them and they’ll be aiming to restart with a win. The local cheer is 21/10 at Bet365, a draw 11/5 with the same firm.
Wolves Doing Well
It’s easy to fancy Wolves for the points in this match as they head into the fixture having lost only one of their last five top-flight outings. The visitors have been impressive again this season and have every chance of finishing in the top-10, with a hope of holding their ground in seventh. That would be an achievement in itself. They were last spotted in the league drawing with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and went on to knock Man Utd out of the FA Cup in a thriller. Wolves now have a semi-final match with Watford to look forward to and they’ll be confident of reaching the final. Wolves are picked to win this at a cracking 13/10 with Bet365.
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield
The Londoners were struggling under the threat of relegation for much of this campaign but look to have eased their worries with an improved run of form in the early part of this year and now head into this match sitting in 14th with a five-point cushion over Cardiff and the danger area. The Eagles have won two and drawn one of their last five but were beaten on their most recent start, falling to a 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton in a match they were expected to win. A 2-1 FA Cup loss to Watford followed but bookies have them as 1/2 (Coral) favourites to win this and that will do a job in our Saturday multiples.
The Toothless Terriers
Huddersfield are a side worth taking on this season and they have been from the start. The Terriers have been toothless, taking up position at the foot of the table with their stats reading three wins and five draws against 23 defeats. Just three wins from 31 attempts shows just how poorly their campaign has gone and they’ll return to the Championship with a few lessons learnt. Huddersfield have lost each of their last three, including a 4-3 away to West Ham before the break. They make no appeal, even at the 7/1 offered by Ladbrokes.
Leicester v Bournemouth
Brendan Rodgers made a losing start to life at the King Power, but the former Celtic boss goes in search of a hat-trick of top-level wins following back-to-back victories. The Northern Irishman got off the mark with a 3-1 win over Fulham in a result that was to be expected, before improving to beat Burnley 2-1 on the road. That helped the new gaffer win friends amongst the club’s followers and a treble would get them excited for next season. Leicester can still finish seventh if they end strongly. The home win is a bet we’ll have at 4/5 with Coral.
A Home Win
The Cherries start in 12th and will be delighted to roll to a finish and secure a midtable spot come the final points tally. Uninspiring for some but a club like Bournemouth are happy to hold onto their spot in the Premier League and can take joy from the fact they won’t face the kind of nervy finish that awaits a few below them in the pecking order. They have taken four points from the last six available but don’t look worth backing away from home, even at 10/3 (Bet365).
Man Utd v Watford
The race for a top-four finish is shaping up for a thrilling climax this season and Man Utd have thrown themselves into contention with a turnaround led by Ole. They have won three and drawn one of their last five, moving to within two points of Arsenal in fourth, sitting a point better than Chelsea back in sixth. There are a few twists and turns still to come in this one. They did lose to Arsenal last time but are backed to bounce back at 4/9 (Coral).
Not to be Taken Lightly
Watford are priced like mere opponents going into this match but will travel to Old Trafford without fear, having won three of their last five. The visitors sit eighth in the pile and are in with a decent chance of finishing seventh. They have lost two of their last three at this level, however, including a 3-1 defeat away to Man City when last on league action. Supporters of the upset can get their hands on a cracking 15/2 at Bet365, the draw 16/5.
West Ham v Everton
The last of our March 30 Premier League betting tips is for West Ham v Everton. The Hammers have already done their bit to ensure they will avoid the threat of relegation between now and the flag, despite a poor start to the season, and have every chance of finishing in the top-half of the table. They start the week in ninth, two points off Wolves in seventh and have won three of their last five outings, including a morale-boosting 4-3 at home to Huddersfield before the break. West Ham are 6/4 favourites at Ladbrokes, the draw judged to be a 23/10 poke with the same bookie.
Another Disappointing Year
Everton have been disappointing again this year as they fail to live up to expectations and went into the weekend sitting down in 11th. That’s astonishing, given the money that has been ploughed into the team and we’re sure heads will roll come the summer. They won last time, but we couldn’t back them with any real confidence going to Stratford. The away win will net you 7/4 at Bet365 but there’s no value in that for us. Sit on the fence and back both teams to score at 7/10 (Bet365). One for your accumulators and we expect a run for our money. Good luck with your Premier League bets.