Round 29 games, schedule, odds

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The hunt for fourth place in the English Premier League could become clearer this weekend.

Arsenal are favorites to take three points against Leicester City on Sunday. The Gunners are currently fourth, one point clear of Manchester United and three points clear of Tottenham. Arsenal have three games against United and one game against Tottenham.

Arsenał will also know where Man U and Tottenham stand before things get going. The teams in fifth and seventh place on the table will play each other on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET. If United wins, they will (temporarily?) jump to fourth place. If Tottenham wins they will be level on points with Arsenal but trail on goal difference.

Outside of the race for last place in the Champions League, the biggest game of the weekend is at the bottom of the table. Eighteenth-ranked Burnley visit 15th-placed Brentford in a game that could be crucial in May. Burnley are six points behind Brentford with two games in hand. A win for Burnley could take them out of the relegation zone and into 16th place in the table.

Here’s what you need to know for the weekend’s games. All odds are from BetMGM. There are six games on Sunday after four games were played on Thursday. All games are Saturday unless otherwise noted.

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Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool (over/under 2.5 goals)

  • Brighton & Hove (+475)

  • Liverpool (-200)

  • Tie (+350)

Brighton is in the midst of a burglary. Liverpool keep scoring points without playing well and it can be a dangerous game. But Brighton’s current form doesn’t make us overly confident Liverpool will lose this game.

Brentford vs Burnley (2.5)

  • Brentford (+125)

  • Burnley (+270)

  • tie (+195)

Brentford beat Norwich at the weekend. We’re not sure what to make of that as everyone is beating Norwich these days. We tend to go with the bees, but no result will surprise us.

Manchester United vs Tottenham (2.5)

  • Manchester United (+110)

  • Tottenham (+220)

  • tie (+260)

Manchester United could win by five goals and it wouldn’t be a blast. Tottenham could win by five goals and it wouldn’t be a force. It could be a 0-0 draw, and it wouldn’t be great. That means we’ll go with it.

Southampton v Watford (2.5) [Sunday]

  • Southampton (-175)

  • Watford (+475)

  • tie (+310)

The Saints are just a point behind Aston Villa and 10th in the table. Watford seems destined for relegation. Southampton is the choice.

Leeds v Norwich City (3.5) [Sunday]

  • Leeds (-175)

  • Norwich (+450)

  • tie (+333)

It’s not often that a team wins as -175 in the middle of a massive slide, but that’s exactly what’s going on here at Leeds. Could this be Jesse Marsch’s first win as a coach? Possibly.

Everton vs Wolves (2.5) [Sunday]

  • Everton (+130)

  • Wolves (+225)

  • tie (+220)

Everton are in dire need of a win after being beaten by Tottenham on Monday. A Wolves win coupled with a Burnley win could put Everton in the relegation zone. How crazy is that?

West Ham vs Aston Villa (2.5) [Sunday]

  • West Ham (+130)

  • Aston Villa (+210)

  • tie (+225)

This is a fascinating competition. West Ham arguably earned a point against Liverpool at the weekend and lost by goal to Sevilla in the Europa League on Thursday. David Moyes fielded a full-strength team in Spain – how many changes can he afford on Sunday?

Chelsea v Newcastle (2.5) [Sunday]

  • Chelsea (-350)

  • Newcastle (+950)

  • tie (+425)

The turmoil surrounding Chelsea is the big unknown here. The club is allowed to continue operating despite the asset freeze of owner Roman Abramovich, although the club will not be able to conduct any transactions in the near future. Shirt sponsor Three has also pulled out of its deal with the team. Chelsea should win, but a Newcastle win might be more likely than the +950 odds suggest.

Arsenal v Leicester City (2.5) [Sunday]

  • Armory (-200)

  • Leicester City (+500)

  • Tie (+360)

Leicester are entering a two-game EPL winning streak despite victories over Burnley and Leeds. Arsenal have won three games in a row and have taken points in the last four games. We lean heavily on Arsenal.

Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City (2.5) [Monday]

  • Palace (+800)

  • Manchester City (-300)

  • Tie (+450)

Palace defeated Manchester City 2-0 away earlier this year and have been a reliable source of points with seven wins and 12 draws in 28 games. It seems doubtful that Palace can win the season series with the Citizens, but perhaps you should hedge lightly on a draw or a Palace win just in case.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 7, 2022 in London. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)



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