- Premier League football proceeds with Matchday 31 beginning on Friday with a clash between Fulham and Wolves
- Throughout the weekend and into Monday, we have some very intriguing fixtures, such as United vs Tottenham and West Ham hosting Leicester City
- Get the full odds for all ten games, three previews, and their best bets below
The title race may be a foregone conclusion at this point with Manchester City 14 points clear at the top of the table, but there is still lots to play for in the hunt for a top-four finish as we head into EPL Matchday 31.
Just five points separate West Ham and Everton, with the Hammers currently in the final Champions League spot. The Toffees meanwhile, sit in eighth, but a shot at Europe is still very much a possibility.
Premier League giants Chelsea, Tottenham, and Liverpool are also very much in the running for UCL football with eight matchdays to go.
Premier League Matchday 30 Odds
|Fulham vs Wolves||+148||+205||+215|
|Manchester City vs Leeds United||-375||+510||+950|
|Liverpool vs Aston Villa||-190||+340||+510|
|Crystal Palace vs Chelsea||+600||+296||-190|
|Burnley vs Newcastle United||+133||+205||+240|
|West Ham vs Leicester City||+200||+235||+140|
|Tottenham vs Manchester United||+195||+245||+140|
|Sheffield United vs Arsenal||+510||+300||-175|
|Brighton vs Everton||+123||+225||+240|
|West Brom vs Southampton||+255||+225||+118|
Odds as of April 8 at DraftKings
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Prediction
The last time Liverpool clashed with Aston Villa, it turned out to be a shock 7-2 defeat for the Reds. Since, their form has slowly dwindled as the injuries have piled up, but, a shot at the Champions League is still within reach.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are coming off a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the UCL quarterfinals mid-week and face an uphill battle for the reverse tie. Prior to the negative result though, the Merseysiders had won three straight matches. They’re coming off a 3-0 victory over Arsenal on Matchday 29 and Villa hasn’t been in the best shape without main man Jack Grealish, so this is a time for Liverpool to pounce.
Dean Smith’s side has really lacked a spark in the final third without their star attacker, but a gritty comeback win over Fulham last weekend is a positive sign. The goals have been few and far between though, netting just seven times in their last nine appearances.
With Grealish expected to be out until May, Villa simply needs to try and get used to life without him. It hasn’t been easy to do so, but a top-half finish is still very possible.
Liverpool has lost their last six matches at Anfield, a streak that will be broken sooner rather than later. However, I don’t think it will happen on Saturday. The Lions will pull out a draw and spoil Liverpool’s chase for Europe’s most prized competition for the time being.
Pick: Draw +340
West Ham vs Leicester City Prediction
The Hammers welcome the Foxes to London on Saturday for a very important fixture. West Ham is soaring this term, surprising all of England. They will also have fond memories of their last meeting with Leicester, burying them 3-0 back in October.
David Moyes’ squad are just a point above Chelsea and two ahead of Spurs and Liverpool for the fourth spot, therefore, a result here is crucial. They’re coming off a 3-2 victory over Wolves with Jesse Lingard scoring and assisting, although it was concerning to see them concede two late goals.
🆕 𝗕𝗲𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱-𝘁𝗵𝗲-𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀@JesseLingard's goal against Wolves looks even better from pitchside 😍
— West Ham United (@WestHam) April 8, 2021
Leicester is sitting relatively comfortably in third place, but a defeat on Saturday would move the Hammers just one point shy of the Foxes. They were simply outclassed last time out against Man City, losing 2-0.
Brendan Rodgers’ men haven’t lost at the London Stadium in six games and have one of the best records away from home in the Premier League. They’ve collected 34 points on the road, while West Ham has lost just three times on home turf this term.
I really like how the hosts have been playing though and there’s more incentive for them since they’re fighting off three other sides for their spot in Europe. Take the Hammers.
Pick: West Ham +200
Tottenham vs Manchester United Prediction
As Tottenham desperately fights to get something out of their season, things won’t get any easier this weekend with a clash against Manchester United. Jose Mourinho continues to voice his displeasure with the lack of effort from Spurs, especially after being knocked out of Europa a few weeks back by Dinamo Zagreb.
Their Premier League form hasn’t been awful lately though, going 3-1-1 in their last five appearances. Nevertheless, a 2-2 draw with Newcastle last Sunday was disappointing after conceding an equalizer late in the second half. Kane was once again the deciding factor, scoring a brace for Tottenham.
United is flying high in second place, four points ahead of Leicester. They’re undefeated in ten league matches while beating La Liga outfit Granada on Thursday in the Europa quarterfinals.
Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have already hit the 20-goal mark across all competitions, helping the Red Devils get back to their dominance.
Direct goal for Man Utd this season
Bruno Fernandes – 23 goals 14 assists
Marcus Rashford – 20 goals 11 assists pic.twitter.com/307bcGX1Ri
— All things man utd (@allthingsmanufc) April 9, 2021
Spurs will be looking to replicate their last clash with United, thrashing them 6-1 at the beginning of the term. However, this is a very different Man U squad now. They have won just one of their last eight games away at Tottenham though, which could make one think a defeat could happen here. But, I believe a draw is a likely result.
Pick: Draw +245