It’s time for Man City and Liverpool


Will we get a good idea of ​​who will win the Premier League on Sunday?

Leaders Manchester City host Liverpool in the final game of the weekend (11:30am ET). Man City are a point clear of Liverpool with eight games to go after losing seven points to Liverpool in their last nine games.

City are still huge favorites to win the league at BetMGM, despite a standings lead that could disappear with a Liverpool win on Sunday. Man City sits at -225 to win the league while Liverpool sits at +165. Chelsea are still in contention at +500 but the turmoil surrounding the club makes it all but certain that the Blues won’t win the league.

A win or a draw is a great result for City. Anything to help them keep the advantage over Liverpool. And City also have a pretty easy schedule to finish the season. The Citizens’ toughest game beyond the last seven is a trip to West Ham on May 15. Every other opponent is outside the top 10.

Will the winner of Sunday’s EPL game between Liverpool and Man City win the title? (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Liverpool, meanwhile, still have games against Manchester United, Tottenham and Wolves on the EPL schedule. The Reds will be big favorites in all three of those games – you saw United play recently, right? – but on paper there is a greater chance of Liverpool tumbling down the stretch than City dropping points.

But let’s not worry about the future schedule ahead of Sunday’s game. It’s the biggest game of the season. And it should be awesome.

Here’s what you need to know to bet on any EPL game this weekend. All odds are from BetMGM and all matches are played on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

Newcastle vs Wolves (over/under 2.5 goals) [Friday]

  • Newcastle (+130)

  • Wolves (+220)

  • Tie (+210)

Crazy enough, Newcastle sit 15th in the table and are fundamentally certain of playing in the Premier League next season. Wolves finish eighth at worst and could even sneak ahead of Manchester United or West Ham. We take wolves at these odds, but a draw is also very possible.

Everton vs. Manchester United (2.5)

  • Everton (+360)

  • United (-135)

  • tie (+275)

We wouldn’t recommend betting on either side at this point but we have to choose United after Everton lost to Burnley on Wednesday. Everton are in real danger of relegation unless they score a surprise win or two somewhere soon.

Southampton v Chelsea (2.5)

  • Southampton (+320)

  • Chelsea (-125)

  • Tie (+280)

Chelsea lost to Brentford over the weekend and then to Real Madrid in the Champions League. A surprise from Southampton brings third place into the game between Chelsea and Tottenham. We go home with the saints.

Watford vs Leeds (2.5)

  • Watford (+165)

  • Leeds (+150)

  • Tie (+250)

Leeds will be happy with a draw here as they sit six points above the relegation zone. Watford need all three points as they are three points behind Everton for 17th place. We take Leeds as the team’s form is much better under new coach Jesse Marsch.

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion (2.5)

  • Armory (-165)

  • Brighton (+450)

  • Tie (+300)

Brighton’s first half of the season is nothing but a glimmer of light in the rear-view mirror. Arsenal, meanwhile, need to bounce back with a win after losing to Crystal Palace. We take the Gunners a little reluctantly.

Aston Villa v Tottenham (2.5)

  • Aston Villa (+210)

  • Tottenham (+120)

  • Tie (+250)

Tottenham are deserved favourites, but Aston Villa are perfectly capable of beating Spurs. A win for Villa could propel them to ninth place in an incredibly mesmerizing midfield battle. Positions ninth to 15 are only six points apart. We’re going with Tottenham.

Brentford v West Ham (2.5) [Sunday]

  • Brentford (+175)

  • West Ham (+170)

  • Tie (+210)

A tie feels like the right call here. Brentford have been very good lately with Christian Eriksen and the return of Ivan Toney.

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace (2.5) [Sunday]

  • Leicester (+120)

  • Palace (+220)

  • Tie (+250)

A winner in this game could prevent Villa from making the leap to ninth place. We’re playing with the home team in this case, although none of the three results are a surprise.

Norwich City vs Burnley (2.5) [Sunday]

  • Norwich (+170)

  • Burnley (+165)

  • tie (+225)

Norwich appear destined to be relegated to the Championship. A Burnley win is huge for his hopes of staying up. We’ll use Burnley instead of the tie.

Manchester City vs Liverpool (2.5) [Sunday]

  • Manchester City (+100)

  • Liverpool (+240)

  • tie (+275)

It’s a little jarring to see Man City equal money at home to win this game while being such significant favorites to win the league as they will need Liverpool’s help to end the league with a defeat to win on Sunday. We’ll play to a draw here, although our gut feeling is for Liverpool to win.

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