Matchweek 31 gets underway as we bring to an end the international break.
The best bets from BetDeluxe begin with Liverpool taking on Watford.
liverpool vs. watford
april 2nd 10:30pm
Liverpool and Watford resume top-flight action in the Premier League with a kickoff at Anfield.
The second-placed Reds find themselves just one point behind Manchester City at the summit, while Roy Hodgson’s side are three points adrift of safety in 18th.
With a host players returning from international duty for Liverpool, they will be keen to get the ball rolling at home in a bid to hunt down City.
Should just be a matter of how far for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Prediction: Liverpool 3 Watford 0
Suggested Bet: First goalscorer D. Jota at $3.40
leeds vs. southampton
april 3rd 1:00am
The Whites produced an astounding comeback to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 last time out, while Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side went down 2-1 to Watford.
There seems to be a revival at Elland Road.
The confidence will be through the roof after a big win against the Wolves.
Prediction: Leeds 2 Southampton 1
Suggested Bet: Leeds head to head at $2.35
wolverhampton vs. aston villa
april 3rd 1:00am
Having both entered the international break on the back of home defeats, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa will aim to bounce back in Saturday’s Premier League contest at Molineux.
Bruno Lage’s side went down 3-2 to Leeds United in a classic last time out, while the Lions suffered a 1-0 loss to Arsenal in front of their own supporters.
Steven Gerrard has plenty of choice when it comes to freshening up his attack and is working with a much fitter squad than Lage at the moment.
Villa to return to winning ways as Wolves European aspirations take yet another blow
Prediction: Wolverhampton 1 Aston Villa 2
Suggested Bet: Aston Villa head to head at $2.55
chelsea vs. brentford
april 3rd 1:00am
Chelsea has a seventh consecutive win on the cards when it heads into a clash with Brentford at Stamford Bridge as the $1.33 favourite.
The continued uncertainty surrounding Chelsea’s future off the pitch with Roman Abramovic stepping away from the club, has appeared to galvanise Thomas Tuchel’s troops.
Chelsea has done a huge job of focusing on its on-field matters as ts continue to fight for success.
The Premier League title might just be on the back-burner with the Champions League defence looking on track.
Expect Tuchel’s men to belt Brentford.
Prediction: Chelsea 4 Brentford 0
Suggested Bet: Chelsea to score in both halves at $1.85
brighton & hove albion vs. norwich
april 3rd 1:00am
Brighton & Hove Albion will endeavour to snap an alarming six-game losing run in the Premier League when Norwich City visit the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Seagulls have slipped down to 13th place in the table amid their streak of defeats, while Dean Smith’s side remain rock bottom of the pile as the Championship looms ominously.
The international break came at an ideal time for both managers as they look to reset, but it is still extremely difficult to envisage where the goals might come from in both ranks.
Could be set for a scoreless draw.
Prediction: Brighton 0 Norwich 0
Suggested Bet: Draw at $3.90
burnley vs. manchester city
april 3rd 1:00am
Manchester City will be bidding to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they travel to relegation-threatened Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
The Citizens are currently one point clear of second-placed Liverpool at the top of the table, while Burnley occupy 19th, four points behind 17th-placed Everton heading into this weekend’s fixtures.
With Liverpool hot on its heels, the motivation for City to perform at its peak should be high.
It is difficult to imagine anything other than Pep’s men scooting away with the three points here.
The league leaders possess too much class and too much ammo to be outgunned here.
Prediction: Burnley 0 Manchester City 3
Suggested Bet: Tottenham head to head at $1.67
manchester united vs. leicester city
april 3rd 2:30am
Manchester United can reset, recharge and make a bid for the top four when it faces Leicester at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who have a game in hand and a win here is an absolute must if they want Champions League football next season.
Leicester, meanwhile, were expected to again be top-four challengers in the Premier League this season, but they have been well short of that standard in 2021-22, currently sitting down in 10th spot in the table.
Injuries have curtailed their season, but they will get back former United centre back Johnny Evans in a big boost for the back four.
Tipping the draw as Leicester look to finish the season strongly.
Prediction: Manchester United 1 Leicester City 1
Suggested Bet: Draw at $4.35
west ham vs. everton
april 4th 12:00am
West Ham will try to rectify its Matchweek 30 loss against Tottenham when it hosts Everton at London Stadium on Monday morning.
The Hammers have continually coughed up their chance of solidifying a top four spot and six points away from Arsenal who have two games in hand.
To say this an crucial fixture is an understatement for both teams.
West Ham needs to win for its hopes of continental football next season and Everton needs to win in order to avoid relegation.
Surely West Ham get the ball rolling, but Everton will be more desperate.
With David Moyes likely to throw his eggs into the Europa League basket, backing Everton to pinch an upset win.
Prediction: West Ham 1 Everton 2
Suggested Bet: Everton head to head at $4.50
tottenham vs. newcastle united
april 4th 2:30am
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur take on Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United in Matchweek 31 of Premier League action.
Conte has had his challenges trying to change the culture inside the walls of Tottenham and took a step in the right direction with a 3-1 win over West Ham before the international break.
Newcastle, meanwhile, was skipping along gleefully away from the relegation zone before a 1-0 loss to Everton.
Spurs should have enough to hold off with will likely be a big response from the Magpies.
Prediction: Tottenham 1 Newcastle 0
Suggested Bet: Tottenham head to head at $1.50
crystal palace vs. arsenal
april 5th 6:00am
Patrick Viera meets his old squad for the second time this season when Crystal Palace hosts Arsenal at Selhurst Park.
The Gunners have looked like a well-oiled machine since the turn of the year as Mikel Arteta implements his coaching DNA on the club.
Viera nearly pinched three points off Arsenal at the Emirates earlier this season but had to settle for a 2-2 draw after an equaliser at the death from Alex Lacazette.
With Arsenal missing star goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and Bukayo Saka under an injury cloud, Palace can pinch a result again.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1 Arsenal 1
Suggested Bet: Draw at $3.30