Hollywoodbets Sports Blog: English Premier League: Week 33 Preview

English Premier League: Week 33 Preview

 Week 33 Preview

The English Premier League action never stops and we are loving it! Our football expert previews gameweek 33 action.



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Liverpool stepped foot on the field for the first time as champions as the Reds were absolutely crushed by the former champions, Manchester City, losing 4-0. Now, Jurgen Klopp’s men will walk through the Anfield tunnel for the first time since being crowned the winners, hosting relegation-bound Aston Villa. Elsewhere, the race for the European spots are really starting to heat up. Manchester United and Wolves moved one step closer in catching Leicester City and Chelsea up in third and fourth spot as the latter clubs suffered their first league defeat since the restart. Of all the teams chasing a ticket into next season’s UEFA Champions League, Manchester United have arguably the most favourable run-in, starting with Bournemouth this weekend, who are also involved in a relegation scramble themselves.

Saturday 4 July

Norwich City 47/20
Draw 23/10
Brighton 5/4
We kick the game-week off with an interesting six-pointer between Norwich, who are rooted to the foot of the table, and Brighton, who could finally distance themselves from the bottom three for good with a win here. The Canaries look down for the count and have lost all of the matches played since the return, while they’ve also failed to score in the league. Graham Potter’s men have been decent considering their run of fixtures. The Seagulls beat Arsenal, drew at Leicester and lost only to Manchester United. Potter rested a number of his key stars against United, which perhaps indicated that he had one eye on this six-pointer of a game. Back the visitors here at 5/4.

Leicester City 7/10
Draw 26/10
Crystal Palace 9/2
Usually, this would be considered a favourable tie for Leicester, but the Foxes have failed to win since the restart and are just not showing any signs of getting to the heights they were once at before the break in March. The wheels have fallen off, and now their place in next season’s UEFA Champions League is in jeopardy. Crystal Palace have lost back-to-back games against Liverpool and Burnley, but will fancy their chances against a side lacking confidence. Despite the Eagles’ disappointing displays in their last two ties, they’ve shown that they’re more than capable of upsetting any team on their day. My money is on a share of the spoils.

Manchester United 1/6
Draw 6/1
Bournemouth 16/1
Since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, its fair to say that Manchester United have actually been the most impressive side in the league. The Red Devils are unbeaten in 15 games across all competitions and are now scoring goals at will. They’re also keeping plenty of clean sheets with David De Gea just three off the top of the Golden Glove list. Bournemouth have been utterly dreadful this term and looked destined for the drop. Simply put, they have no chance against United here. Take Manchester United on the (-1) Handicap at 9/20.

Wolves 13/10
Draw 23/10
Arsenal 9/4
Arguably the game of the weekend will see Wolves entertain Arsenal at the Molineux Stadium. The hosts have been unstoppable since the restart, beating West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa without conceding. Arsenal have also come to life in their last three games across all competitions, beating Southampton 2-0, Sheffield United 2-1 and Norwich 4-0. Despite their upturn in form, you simply can’t ignore Wolves’ big-match temperament. Wolves haven’t lost to Arsenal since gaining promotion, smashing the Gunners 3-1 in this fixture last season. Back the Home Totals Over 1.5 here at 13/10.

Chelsea 9/20
Draw 7/2
Watford 6/1
Chelsea failed to make up ground on third placed Leicester City with their 3-2 defeat at West Ham in midweek, now, their spot in the top four is wide open with Manchester United and Wolves breathing down their necks. The tide is still in their favour and Frank Lampard will know that any more slip-ups could cost him and the Blues a spot in Europe’s elite competition. Watford are one spot above the relegation zone and are without a win since the restart – much like West Ham before they played Chelsea. Still, its hard to see past the Blues here at 9/20.

Sunday 5 July

Burnley 37/20
Draw 2/1
Sheffield United 7/4
Burnley look to be on the rise again and could overtake Sheffield United with a win on Sunday. The Clarets have won back-to-back games, keeping clean sheets in both encounters. In fact, this will be the perfect game for England boss, Gareth Southgate, to keep an eye out for with both Nick Pope and Dean Henderson competing for the number one spot with the national team. Sheffield returned from the break looking out of sorts and unlike their usual selves, until last game, that was, where the Blades emphatically trounced Tottenham 3-1. My money is on the hosts to Win or Draw & Under 2.5 Goals at even money.

Newcastle 33/20
Draw 23/10
West Ham 7/4
Many would think that West Ham are all of a sudden a great team now that they beat Chelsea. I don’t. They happened to upset a big team who defended atrociously for 90 minutes and Newcastle will be quite the opposite in this tie. Steve Bruce’s Magpies have been excellent since the return of football, and are unbeaten in five leagues game dating back to March. They’ve also beaten Sheffield United and Bournemouth by three goals since the restart. At plenty of value, take the home win here!

Liverpool 7/20
Draw 17/4
Aston Villa 7/1
Wow! Who would have thought? The mighty champions were given a taste of their own medicine against Manchester City, who smashed them 4-0, underlining the fact that Liverpool can’t afford to be complacent from now until the end of the season. After winning the league, usually there should be nothing but praise for the Reds, but Jurgen Klopp’s men equalled the unwanted record for the heaviest defeat as top-flight English champions in their first ever game as Premier League champions. At Anfield, they should respond in a way we all expect them to. Aston Villa have been poor, not only since the restart, but all season. Back the champions on the (-1) Handicap at 17/20.

Southampton 8/1
Draw 17/4
Manchester City 7/20
After losing to Chelsea and losing the title to Liverpool, Manchester City took their football back up to the level we’ve known them to be under Pep Guardiola, smashing the Reds 4-0. City proved that they’re still one of the best teams in world football, while Kevin De Bruyne proved yet again why he is regarded by many as the best midfielder on the planet. Southampton have the worst home record in the division, and just the thought of Man City coming to town should send shivers down their spine. City to Score In Both Halves looks the best bet here at 19/20.

Monday 6 July

Tottenham 11/10
Draw 51/20
Everton 5/2 
On any given day, this would usually be an exciting tie for the neutrals, but sadly, Tottenham and the name Jose Mourinho should never be used in the same sentence as the word ‘exciting’, instead Spurs have looked rather lacklustre under the Portuguese’s guidance. Tottenham were dreadful against Sheffield United and deservedly lost 3-1, despite naming arguably their best attacking options, bar Dele Alli. Everton have been the complete opposite and have looked superb under Carlo Ancelotti. The Toffees recently beat Leicester City 2-1 and could leapfrog their opponents in the table, which could mean Spurs end the gameweek in the bottom half of the table. I’m backing a share of the spoils here.

TREBLE @ 8/1
Newcastle Win 33/20
Liverpool (-1) Handicap 17/20
Man City Score Both Halves 19/20


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