Leeds United’s capitulation in recent weeks has made it difficult to make a case for them. They face Graham Potter’s Brighton in a game that they simply have to win. Meanwhile, Manchester City faces a stern West Ham side.
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Pep Guardiola has made some bold claims in recent weeks and will be hoping that a win at the Olympic Stadium settles the race. West Ham could still end up in sixth place, giving them a direct route to Europa League football.
Elsewhere, Everton will be hoping to get to safety in a home tie against Brentford. The Brazilian, Richarlison, has been putting up some big performances and should be on the scoresheet in their battle for survival.
In this EPL best bets roundup, we focus on some of these players and teams, with some extremely valuable bets being part of the lineup.
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Premier League Best Bets Pick #1
Both Teams To Score: Yes (-130)
The Game: West Ham United vs Manchester City, May 15
Manchester City has been the best side in the Premier League since Pep Guardiola’s arrival and a win at the Olympic Stadium could cement their fourth Premier League title under the Spaniard’s stewardship. It would put them on 92 points, which is the maximum that Liverpool can manage this season.
That would give Manchester City the luxury of needing only a single point in their last fixture against Aston Villa in the final weekend of the 2021-22 season.
However, this game comes with many challenges. Their fantastic 5-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers during midweek might’ve airbrushed the fact that they’re currently undergoing an injury crisis in the defensive areas.
Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho seem to be the latest on the treatment table with Kyle Walker and Ruben Dias already out.
West Ham could still go ahead of Manchester United in the standings, which is always a great motivation for clubs in the middle of the league table. West Ham carries a real threat in attack and should find some joy going forward because of the injuries suffered by City.
They are a really physical team and without City’s best defensive players, you’d back them to score at least one goal. City has a lot of firepower themselves. There should be goals in this.
Premier League Best Bets Pick #2
Win/Draw/Win: Brighton & Hove Albion To Win (+162)
The Game: Leeds United vs Brighton and Hove Albion, May 15
Leeds United seems to be their own worst enemy at the moment. Two red cards during the most important period in the season sums up their season.
With Marcelo Bielsa gone, so has their discipline. Jesse Marsch made a good start at Elland Road but he’s had a disastrous couple of weeks.
It was Luke Ayling last week and Daniel James in midweek. They haven’t thrown in the towel but it looks like we’ve seen the worst of their frenetic style in the last few games. Winger Raphinha was fortunate not to be sent off himself in their game on the weekend against Arsenal.
They’ve now given themselves too much to do and face a Brighton side that just dispatched Manchester United 4-0. Graham Potter’s men sensed weakness and were lethal on the day. They’re likely to do the same to Leeds United.
Premier League Best Bets Pick #3
Anytime Goalscorer: Richarlison (+100)
The Game: Everton vs Brentford, May 15
The Brazilian forward has been a menace in recent weeks. He’s covered every blade of grass and has led the line ahead of battering ram Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Richarlison hasn’t been on the scoresheet since the game against Chelsea but it’s hard not to envision him celebrating with the Goodison Park faithful and taking them well clear of the drop zone this weekend.
Brentford is in a healthy position and got the three points against Southampton in their last league outing but don’t need to exert the extra energy in a tough game away from home, with not as much to play for. Everton should be able to use the extra motivation and the backing of Goodison Park to their advantage.
Richarlison will be key to this. Despite Everton’s difficult season, the Brazilian forward hasn’t let his performances drop.
He has registered eight goals and four assists while also putting up some extremely impressive pressure, tackle, blocks and interception numbers for a forward. This intensity will be required in Everton’s final few games and can also be a catalyst to get into goal-scoring positions.
We will be back soon for another update to the Premier League best bets for the next matchday of soccer action from England’s top league.
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