As 2017 comes to a close, the title race in the English Premier League too seems to have been settled. Manchester City have opened up a 15-point lead at the top of the table. It will be hard for any other team to catch up with them now. The action in 2018 will revolve around who from the other teams will also finish in the top-four and garner a UEFA Champions League berth. At the moment Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal are vying for the next three positions. United and Chelsea are the front runners, but expect the others to mount a serious challenge in the coming months.
There are not many big-team clashes in the year-end bash in the EPL. But there are enough matches to keep you interested in online betting.
Bournemouth vs Everton
Chelsea vs Stoke
Huddersfield vs Burnley
Liverpool vs Leicester
Newcastle vs Brighton
Watford vs Swansea
Manchester United vs Southampton
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
West Brom vs Arsenal
Marquee Match of the Week
The best of the available matches this week is going to be Liverpool vs Leicester. Liverpool are the second most prolific scorers in the league, after Manchester City. They have scored 12 goals in the last three games. It is a given that unless the opponents do not park the bus, they will shower goals. Leicester – the reigning champions, let’s not forget – organize a counter-attacking game. And they are not a team that park the bus. So, expect goals from Liverpool. But Liverpool have been shabby defensively. So, expect goals from Leicester as well.
Prediction for online betting: Liverpool to win 3-2.
Other Interesting Fixtures
Huddersfield vs Burnley can be an interesting match for online betting. Burnley have done really well in this season, as their seventh position in the league will vouch for. Huddersfield have not done too bad either. They have been securing points from home games. At home, they have lost only against the big clubs, the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham. At home, they have even defeated Manchester United. So, it will not be easy for Burnley.
Prediction for online betting: A low-scoring draw.