English Premier League Odds Comparison: 2018 Relegation Battles

English Premier League Odds Comparison: 2018 Relegation Battles

West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Southampton all picked up points last weekend while Swansea City, Huddersfield Town and West Ham United were beaten. As such, things have tightened up at the bottom end of the table. With just a couple of games left for some clubs, this is a huge weekend in terms of relegation and survival in the Premier League.

We will be previewing the games involving the teams around the bottom of Premier League, as well as Sunday’s heavyweight clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. We have the live betting odds comparison, top tips and predictions on five of the biggest top-flight matches taking place this weekend.

Stoke City v Crystal Palace: Potters to Take the Points on Home Soil

Stoke have lots of work to do as they occupy 19th spot on just 30 points. This Saturday, the Potters entertain Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace, who moved up to 11th with an emphatic 5-0 win over Leicester City last weekend.

These are worrying times for Stoke, who have not won a game since Paul Lambert’s first match in charge against Huddersfield in January. Since then, City have taken just seven points from a possible 36.

Palace will live to fight another day in the Premier League after picking up three wins and two draws from their previous six. The Eagles will now want to finish their season in style.

This is a huge game for Stoke, but only a win will do for Lambert’s side. With a trip to Swansea to come on the final day, the Potters could yet pull off a great escape. We fancy Stoke to win this one, so have a punt on BetVictor’s best betting odds of 5/3 for the home win.

Bournemouth v Swansea City: More Misery for the Swans

Carlos Carvalhal’s Swansea have been dragged back into the mire in the Premier League recently. Can the Welsh outfit seal a vital three points on the road when they travel to the Vitality Stadium to face Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth on Saturday?

The Cherries are practically safe, although they could do with one more point to be completely sure. With Southampton winning last weekend, the Swans’ 1-0 defeat to Chelsea has put the 18th-placed Saints just one point behind.

With Mark Hughes’ side breathing down their neck, this really is a must-win game for Swansea. However, we predict Bournemouth will guarantee their place in next year’s Premier League with a win (6/5 at 888Sport).

Everton v Southampton: Saints to Continue Survival Bid at Goodison

Sam Allardyce’s Everton and Hughes’ Southampton lock horns at Goodison Park on Saturday evening. Even though this is a far bigger game for the Saints, the Toffees will want to close the curtain at home with a win.

Allardyce may get his critics, but he has no doubt steadied the ship at Everton and has the club heading in the right direction again. The Toffees were just five points above the drop zone when Big Sam took over in December, they are now eighth.

Southampton have given themselves a huge survival lifeline after last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth, which was their first Premier League victory since February 3rd. The Saints are now one point behind Swansea and three adrift of Huddersfield and West Ham.

Southampton have been playing well recently, and we fancy the Saints to leave Goodison with a crucial three points on Saturday. According to our odds comparison, the away side are available at the decent betting odds of 31/20 (Betfair) to seal a huge three points on Merseyside.

Manchester City v Huddersfield Town: Easy Victory for the Champions

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City may have already won the Premier League title, but the Citizens will be looking to win every game until the end of the season. That’s bad news for Huddersfield, who hover just three points above the relegation zone having won only one of their previous seven.

Man City have been a class apart this term, especially at the Etihad Stadium where only Everton and Man United have left with anything. City, who have accumulated 93 points, are the overwhelming favourites to add another three points to their huge tally on Sunday.

After traveling to the Etihad, David Wagner’s side end their campaign with a trip to Stamford Bridge and a home game against Arsenal. Because of their horrible run in, many bookies are tipping the Terriers for relegation.

Unfortunately for Wagner’s Huddersfield, we can see them being heavily beaten in Manchester at the weekend. Bet365 are offering 5/1 for Man City to win 3-0.

Chelsea v Liverpool: All Square at the Bridge

On Sunday afternoon, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge for a mouth-watering game.

With Chelsea closing the gap in recent weeks, a Blues win this weekend will put them three points behind the Reds with a game in hand. However, Klopp’s troops will book their place in next season’s UEFA Champions League with a win at the Bridge on Sunday.

We fancy these two evenly matched teams to play out a draw in the capital, with Unibet’s 13/5 being your best betting odds.