With Manchester City having wrapped up the title, focus is on the battle to avoid the drop, and team motivations or lack of them in mid table
Burnley v Brighton
This isn’t a game where we would expect a lot of goals, for example Burnley have conceded 32 in 35 games on their run to 7th and a Europa League place. Brighton are going to survive their debut season after promotion and are currently 13th
Yet again i feel that Burnley who are 4th in the currently premier league form table are overpriced and underappreciated by the market at 11/8 here
Southampton v Bournemouth
Southampton are in real trouble with two points in their last six league games and no pick up in form since their change of manager. They go into this South Coast Derby four points off safety with four games to go.
Bournemouth are in 11th on 38 points so virtually safe although they only have one win in their last six league games. Prices here are strange. Southampton are 8/11, with 5 wins in 34 league games. This price completely over-estimates the “must win” element of this game.
Bournemouth are available at 4/1 with Bet365.
Crystal Palace v Leicester City
Leicester City’s bright days in the early part of Puel’s reign have faded as 4 wins in 17 league games have seen them fall to 9th. There are growing pains from the change to a more possession based style and he doesn”t quite have the personnel tomake it work yet
With Zaha at the fore, Palace have a decent chance of staying up. Here they are 11/10 with BetVictor and have eight points in their last five games, a points haul that has seen them rise to 14th and 35 points.