The Premier League season is drawing to a close with a two-team race at the top between Manchester City and Arsenal.
However, the more exciting race to watch may be the one to avoid relegation. In addition to Southampton, Everton, and Nottingham Forest, three additional clubs sit within four points of the relegation zone. In fact, Leeds United and Leicester City are only safe due to goal differential.
Let’s dig into the EPL fixtures for Matchweek 35 and determine our best bets.
Premier League Matchweek 35 Predictions
Premier League Odds used below are current as of Wednesday, May 3, at 2 p.m. ET, and courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook.
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Manchester City vs Leeds United Best Bet
Man City Wins & Both Teams Score (+135) | BetMGM Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
Leeds conceded a record 23 goals in their seven matches in April, which does not bode well well facing Erling Haaland.
However, Manchester City have a tricky schedule right now as they attempt to fight for three different trophies. This should open up an opportunity for the Whites to score, albeit in a losing effort.
I expect both teams to reach the back of the net, with Pep Guardiola‘s side easily taking three points.
Liverpool vs Brentford Best Bet
Liverpool Wins & Both Teams Score (+165) | BetMGM Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
Liverpool have been disappointing for the majority of the Premier League season. Nevertheless, they find themselves able to contend for the top 6 and have home-field advantage.
Brentford will travel to Anfield in an attempt to secure a double over the Reds, but I expect them to fall short in a challenging environment.
Look for Liverpool to secure three points in a match where each club reaches the back of the net.
Nottingham Forest vs Southampton Best Bet
Nottingham Forest Wins (+105) | BetMGM Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
In a battle to avoid relegation, this match could provide a six-point swing.
Southampton are in deep trouble heading into a showdown at the City Ground, where Nottingham Forest traditionally performs well.
Steve Cooper‘s Forest side was within 10 minutes of clearing three points against Brentford last week but fell short after a pair of late goals from Ivan Toney and Joshua Dasilva.
I expect Nottingham to rectify their heartbreaking defeat with a six-point swing against the Saints.
Premier League Matchweek 35 Parlay
- Manchester United Wins (at West Ham)
- Brighton Wins (vs Everton)
- Fulham-Leicester City: Over 2.5 Goals
- Liverpool-Brentford: Over 3.5 Goals
(+963) | BetMGM Sportsbook
In addition to the Liverpool-Brentford match being high-scoring, I anticipate at least three goals from Fulham and Leicester City.
Dean Smith‘s Leicester side will be fighting for their EPL lives against a Fulham club capable of reaching the back of the net. I am predicting a 2-2 draw,
Meanwhile, I like Manchester United and Brighton to walk away with three points this weekend against vastly inferior opponents. The Red Devils are looking to secure a place in the top 4, while the Seagulls are fighting for a finish in the top 6.
Premier League Matchweek 35 Fixtures
- Bournemouth vs Chelsea
- Manchester City vs Leeds United
- Wolverhampton vs Aston Villa
- Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
- Liverpool vs Brentford
Sunday, May 7
- Newcastle vs Arsenal
- West Ham vs Manchester United
Monday, May 8
- Fulham vs Leicester City
- Brighton vs Everton
- Nottingham Forest vs Southampton