Premier League Matchday 35

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, right, challenges for the ball with Arsenal’s Cedric Soares during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)

  • Burnley continues its fight against relegation versus fellow strugglers as EPL season heads towards a climax
  • Arsenal has hit form as it heads to West Ham while Everton are desperate for points against Chelsea
  • See the odds, best bets and predictions for England Premier League Matchday 35

England’s Premier League Matchday 35 heads into another important weekend with Manchester City and Liverpool battling it out in the title race.

Meanwhile, Burnley, Everton, Watford and Norwich City are the major contenders for relegation.

Premier League Matchday 35 Odds

Matchup Home Draw Away
Newcastle Utd. vs Liverpool +700 +390 -255
Aston Villa vs Norwich City -255 +400 +750
Southampton vs Crystal Palace +145 +235 +205
Watford vs Burnley +165 +230 +175
Wolves vs Brighton +175 +210 +180
Leeds Utd. vs Manchester City +850 +475 -330
Everton vs Chelsea +390 +270 -130
Tottenham vs Leicester City -225 +380 +600
West Ham Utd. vs Arsenal +340 +280 -125
Manchester Utd vs Brentford -130 +295 +360

Odds as of April 29 at DraftKings

Watford vs Burnley Prediction

Burnley will look to continue its battle for survival in the EPL when it heads to fellow struggler Watford on Saturday.

After sacking long-serving coach Sean Dyche, Burnley is making a good fight of staying up – winning its last two games and moving out of the bottom three drop spots.

Meanwhile, 19th-placed Watford seems powerless to avoid its fate and has lost its last four matches.

However, two of those have been against the league’s leading pair, Manchester City and Liverpool.

DraftKings rates Burnley at +175 underdogs for an away win at Vicarage Road at 10:00 am ET, which is a good price.

Watford, furthermore, is somewhat surprisingly priced as a slight favorite at +165 with the draw as a good prospect at +230.

Indeed, Burnley is unbeaten in three games since the departure of Dyche, who has been temporarily replaced by Mike Jackson.

Watford’s recent form has been desperate.

It drew 1-1 at West Ham before a 2-0 defeat of Southampton and then a 1-0 win at Wolves.

Conversely, Watford’s recent form has been desperate.

Following a 2-0 loss at Liverpool, it went down 3-0 at home against Leeds, 2-1 at home against Brentford and 5-1 at Manchester City last weekend.

It is now facing its 11th straight home defeat and could be relegated if it loses against Burnley.

There was a 0-0 draw when these teams last met in February. But Burnley won the previous two encounters and should do so again this weekend.

Pick: Burnley +175

West Ham United vs Arsenal Prediction

Arsenal is on a roll while West Ham has been stuttering – and has been involved in midweek European action.

However, the Hammers are still chasing a second successive top-six finish. And it could be gritty enough to hold Arsenal to a draw at the London Stadium.

DraftKings offers a decent +280 for such an outcome, with kick-off at 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

This is although the oddsmakers strongly fancy Arsenal for an away win at -125.

Meanwhile, West Ham is priced at a wide +340.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team has blown hot and cold this Spring.

After a run of three straight defeats, it scored an impressive 4-2 win away at Chelsea.

Following that came an equally strong 3-1 win at home against Manchester United last weekend.

West Ham has not won in three EPL games.

David Moyes could rest some West Ham first-team regulars after the 2-1 defeat at home by Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semifinal on Thursday. The second leg is next Thursday.

It also lost narrowly 1-0 at Chelsea last weekend. And it has not won in three EPL games.

However, that top-six finish is still a good possibility and Moyes may set up to grind out a point.

Arsenal was a 2-0 winner when these teams met in north London last December.

Meanwhile, there was a 3-3 draw at the London Stadium in March last year. And there should be a similar outcome this time.

Pick: Draw + 280

Everton vs Chelsea Prediction

Something must go right for Everton and Frank Lampard soon.

Surely, the club will not accept a first relegation from the top flight since 1951 without a fight.

Therefore, DraftKing’s price of +390 for a home win for Lampard against his former club Chelsea looks attractive.

The kick-off is at 9:00 am ET on Sunday.

Furthermore, Chelsea is in topsy-turvy form with two wins, two defeats and one draw in its last four EPL outings.

Everton has slipped into 18th place – a relegation spot – and lost 2-0 at high-flying Liverpool last weekend, despite putting up a tough fight.

That came following a 1-0 home win against Manchester United and a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park against Leicester City.

Everton has won its last three home games against Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Chelsea was held 1-1 at home by Manchester United on Thursday.

It is rated at a wide -130 for an away win, with the draw attractive at +270.

The last time Everton slipped into the bottom three was in December 2019.

However, it won its very next fixture 3-1 at home against Chelsea, who had Lampard in charge at the time.

Furthermore, Everton has won its last three home games against Chelsea. Moreover, it is unbeaten in its last three home matches this season.

These teams drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge last December. But the attractive price for Everton to secure a vital win is well worth undertaking here.

Pick: Everton +390





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