Tuesday July 14
- Chelsea 4-0 Norwich 8.15pm
Wednesday July 15
- Burnley 1-1 Wolves 6pm
- Man City 4-0 Bournemouth
- Newcastle 1-2 Tottenham 6pm
- Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool 8.15pm
Thursday July 16
- Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
- Leicester 0-0 Sheffield United 6pm
- Crystal Palace 0-3 Man Utd 8.15pm
- Southampton 2-1 Brighton 8.15pm
Friday July 17
- West Ham 2-0 Watford 8pm
The decision to allow Manchester City to overturn City’s Champions League ban, has completely changed the face of the EPL season, with only the top 4 securing a Champions League spot, while the Europa places will only go to 5th and 6th.
With just 3 games to, Chelsea, Leicester and Manchester United all are separated by a single point in their pursuit of Champions League football, however, Leicester significantly harder run-in sees them come up against Sheff United, while their two rivals are expected to cruise to wins, with Chelsea hosting already-relegated Norwich and Manchester United travelling to Crystal Palace.
Game of Week: Arsenal vs Liverpool
This isn’t too much on the line here, but if you’re looking for hooks, then you’d look at Liverpool chasing the EPL points record, with Arsenal chasing a Europa League spot. The goals may flow in this one, as 49 goals have been scored in the last 9 competitive meetings between these sides – a as n average of 5.44 goals per game- while Over 2.5 goals has landed in 8 of these matches, with both teams scoring in all but one.
The combined XI is a Liverpool almost a Liverpool clean sweep, with only Aubameyang getting in over Firmino. One can only wonder why Klopp didn’t sign his former player, when Dortmund were eventually ready to offload him.
Liverpool have won just 1 of their last 6 competitive away matches, opening the door for Arsenal – who have only lost 1 of their 9 home games in all competitions in 2020 – to steal an upset win. While I’m not sure if Arsenal band LFC their 3rd, I do expect Arsenal to avoid one themselves.
Score- Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1
Best Bet- Arsenal +0.5 @ 6/5