Southampton vs Hull City
12am (AEST), Sunday, 30th April @ St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Fraser Forster (gk), Ryan Bertrand, Maya Yoshida, Jack Stephens, Cedric Soares, James Ward-Prowse, Sofiane Boufal, Steven Davis, Dusan Tadic, Oriol Romeu, Manolo Gabbiadini
Eldin Jakupovic (gk), Andrea Ranocchia, Andrew Robertson, Harry Maguire, Ahmed Elmohamady, Alfred N'Diaye, Evandro, Samuel Clucas, Lazar Markovic, Kamil Grosicki, Oumar Niasse
History: There have been only 13 matches played between these sides and Southampton have been dominant, winning 8 games to 2. When they met earlier this season though Hull flipped the script to win 2-1 at home after conceding in the 6th minute.
Form: Southampton were on a three games unbeaten streak (2W-1D) but have now lost their past two games, albeit to quality opponents in Chelsea and Manchester City. They remain 9th on 40 points with 6 clubs behind them ready to overtake them on the table if they slip up. Hull broke a two game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Watford on the weekend. They have gone 3W-2D in their last 5 games which has kept them out of the relegation zone. They remain 17th on 33 points, only 2 points clear of 18th placed Swansea.
Stats: The Saints have picked up 22 points at home this season going 2W-1D-2L in their past 5 games at St. Mary’s Stadium. Hull have only picked up 5 points in away games this season, beating Swansea in week 2 and drawing with Manchester United and Burnley away.
Final Thoughts: Hull have shown passion in their games recently as they try to avoid relegation and it has come just at the right time. However as they have shown all season they struggle away from home. Southampton have been soundly beaten by top teams in recent matches and despite having to play mid-week they should get the 3 points here.
Crow’s Tip: Southampton to Win @ $1.62
Stoke City vs West Ham
12am (AEST), Sunday, 30th April @ bet365 Stadium, Stoke
Jack Butland (gk), Glen Johnson, Ryan Shawcross, Erik Pieters, Bruno Martins Indi, Xherdan Shaqiri, Joe Allen, Geoff Cameron, Marko Arnautovic, Peter Crouch, Saido Berahino
Adrian (gk), Arthur Masuaku, Jose Fonte, James Collins, Winston Reid, Sam Byram, Cheikhou Kouyate, Manuel Lanzini, Andre Ayew, Edimilson Fernandes, Andy Carroll
History: Four of the past 5 meetings between these sides have ended as draws including this season’s match in London where it finished 1-1. Stoke holds a slight wins advantage in the fixture with 23 to 20 in 57 games, with Stoke winning 2-1 when they met in the corresponding game last season.
Form: Stoke broke a 4 game losing run with a win over Hull and would have been confident going into their last match against Swansea. The trip to Wales wasn’t a happy one though, going down 0-2 to the relegation threatened Swans. They remain in 11th on 39 points, only 1 point outside the top 10. West Ham have put their 5 game losing run behind them and are now unbeaten in their last 3 games. Despite consecutive draws with Everton and Sunderland they have dropped to 14th and wouldn’t be too confident of Premier League safety just yet with only a 7 point gap over Swansea.
Stats: Stoke have a 7W-5D-5L record at home this season, defeating Hull 3-1 in their last match at bet365 stadium and going 3W-2L in their last 5 games at home. West Ham have been serviceable away from home with a 4W-4D-9L record but they haven’t won on the road in 5 consecutive away games, going 2D-3L in that period.
Final Thoughts: West Ham look to be slowly getting out of their form slump and there are a lot of positives to take out of their nil-all draw with Everton. Stoke are still very much in their slump and they were poor last time out against Swansea. It is a hard game to pick a winner from and both sides will need a little bit of luck to go their way to get a win.
Crow’s Tip: Draw @ $3.40
Sunderland vs AFC Bournemouth
12am (AEST), Sunday, 30th April @ Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Jordan Pickford (gk), Lamine Kone, John O’Shea, Javier Manquillo, Jason Denayer, Didier Ndong, Lee Cattermole, Wahbi Khazri, Darron Gibson, Jermain Defoe, Victor Anichebe
Artur Boruc (gk), Adam Smith, Simon Francis, Steve Cook, Charlie Daniels, Ryan Fraser, Lewis Cook, Marc Pugh, Harry Arter, Joshua King, Benik Afobe
History: These sides have shared the spoils in the 3 times they have met with both teams winning once. When they met earlier this season Sunderland picked up a rare away win.
Form: Losing to Middlesbrough mid-week all but read Sunderland their last rites. Winless in 9 games (2D-7L) they are anchored at the bottom of the table. Currently 12 points clear of safety and if they lose this match they are officially relegated to the Championship. Bournemouth broke a 4 game winless run and ended a 2 game losing streak with their 4-0 win over Middlesbrough. The win moved them up to 13th on the table, only a win away from the top 10 but still with an eye over their shoulder.
Stats: Sunderland have played their best at home this season, picking up 14 points with a 3W-5D-9L record. They have drawn 2 of their past 3 home games with West Ham and Burnley, losing to Manchester United in their other recent game at the Stadium of Light. Bournemouth are winless in their past 7 away games with 3 draws and 4 losses within that period. This season they have a 2W-5D-10L record on the road.
Final Thoughts: The most recent games these sides have played is a great form guide going into this with both sides playing Middlesbrough, Sunderland lost 0-1 while Bournemouth won 4-0. The Cherries will take the role of the bad guy in this and put the final nail in the coffin for Sunderland by winning and relegating the Black Cats.
Crow’s Tip: AFC Bournemouth to Win @ $2.38
West Bromwich Albion vs Leicester City
12am (AEST), Sunday, 30th April @ The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
West Bromwich Albion
Ben Foster (gk), Jonny Evans, Craig Dawson, Gareth McAuley, Nacer Chadli, Matthew Phillips, Jake Livermore, Chris Brunt, Darren Fletcher, Claudio Yacob, Hal Robson-Kanu
Kasper Schmeichel (gk), Danny Simpson, Robert Huth, Christian Fuchs, Yohan Benalouane, Wilfried Ndidi, Danny Drinkwater, Marc Albrighton, Riyad Mahrez, Shinji Okazaki, Jamie Vardy
History: West Bromwich have won more games in this fixture with 36 to Leicester’s 22 from 72 previous matches. In their match earlier this season West Brom won away 2-1 with all 3 goals coming in the 2nd half.
Form: Currently on a 4 game winless run West Brom have lost their past 3 games, losing consecutive games 0-1 to Southampton and Liverpool. They remain in 8th on 44 points which is the highest position they can finish. Leicester are also on a winless run going 1D-2L in their past 3 games against Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Everton. Currently 15th on 37 points they won’t feel safe yet being only 6 points ahead of the relegation zone.
Stats: This will be the 3rd straight home game for West Brom who have gone 2W-3L in their past 5 at The Hawthorns. Despite their recent run of bad home form they have the 10th best home record in the League going 9W-2D-6L. This will be the 4th straight away game for Leicester which explains their current winless run. The Foxes have only picked up 7 points away from home this season with 1 win and 4 draws.
Final Thoughts: Both sides will be looking to turn their fortunes around here and breakthrough for a win. The 3 points is more valuable for Leicester who will want to ensure Premier League safety but they will need to improve their away form. It looks to be a game where the points will be shared.
Crow’s Tip: Draw @ $3.25
Crystal Palace vs Burnley
2:30am (AEST), Sunday, 30th April @ Selhurst Park, London
Wayne Hennessey (gk), Martin Kelly, Mamadou Sakho, Joel Ward, Patrick van Aanholt, Luka Milivojevic, Jason Puncheon, Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye, Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke
Tom Heaton (gk), Stephen Ward, Matthew Lowton, Michael Keane, James Tarkowski, Robbie Brady, George Boyd, Steven Defour, Jeff Hendrick, Andre Gray, Ashley Barnes
History: The last 2 meetings between these sides have been 5 goal thrillers with each team getting a 3-2 win. Earlier this season Burnley came away with the victory, the match looking like ending 2-2 until Ashley Barnes scored a 94th minute winner. In their 29 meetings Burnley holds a slight 11-7 wins advantage.
Form: Palace’s 3 game unbeaten run (2W-1D) ended mid-week with a 0-1 loss to Tottenham. That was only their 2nd loss in 9 games where they won 6 times. Their recent run of good form has seen them move up to 12th on the table and open up a 7 point gap on the relegation zone. Burnley’s 0-2 loss to Manchester United was their 2nd straight defeat and they are now winless in their past 3 games. They have been on a terrible run recently, going 1W-3D-7L in their past 11 games. Relegation is still a possibility being 16th and only 5 points ahead of the relegation zone.
Stats: Selhurst Park hasn’t been a happy home ground for Palace this season, with the 17 points they have picked up at home less than the 21 points they have picked up away. Burnley have the worst away record in the League and are still yet to win away from home with only 4 draws on the road this season.
Final Thoughts: Crystal Palace will be disappointed with their home record this season but have a perfect chance to improve it here against a slumping Burnley who are terrible on the road. Another loss for Burnley will add more pressure, especially if the teams below them pick up points, but they will find Palace a hard team to get a result from.
Crow’s Tip: Crystal Palace to Win @ $1.80
Manchester United vs Swansea City
9pm (AEST), Sunday, 30th April @ Old Trafford, Manchester
David de Gea (gk), Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Lukasz Fabianski (gk), Federico Fernandez, Stephen Kingsley, Kyle Naughton, Alfie Mawson, Leon Britton, Ki Sung-yueng, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Tom Carroll, Jordan Ayew, Fernando Llorente
History: Manchester United have won the past 2 games against Swansea which broke a run of 3 consecutive wins for the Swans in the fixture. In the 16 times these sides have met United have 9 wins to Swansea’s 5.
Form: A nil-all draw in the Manchester derby has extended United’s unbeaten League run to 24 matches with 13 wins and 11 draws in that period. The remain 5th on the table with 64 points, 1 point behind their city rivals and 2 points behind 3rd placed Liverpool who both Manchester teams have a game in-hand over. Swansea broke a 6 game winless streak and run of 3 consecutive losses when they defeated Stoke last weekend. It was a crucial win as 17th placed Hull also won, but the Swans remain 18th and in the relegation zone, two points from safety.
Stats: United are ranked the 8th best home side in the League but have only lost once at Old Trafford with a 7W-9D-1L home record. During their current 24 games unbeaten run they have played at home 13 times for 5 wins and 8 draws. Swansea have picked up 10 points away from home this season with 3 wins and a draw and they are currently on a 6 games losing streak on the road.
Final Thoughts: Despite being outplayed and down 10 men late, United showed a lot of grit to draw nil-all with City. Their current unbeaten run is a credit to them team especially with their Europa League commitments. Swansea will be dreading the trip to Old Trafford and they have the added pressure of needing points for Premier League safety, but it looks like they will come away from Manchester empty handed.
Crow’s Tip: Manchester United To Win To Nil @ $2.09
Everton vs Chelsea
11:05pm (AEST), Sunday, 30th April @ Goodison Park, Liverpool
Maarten Stekelenburg (gk), Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams, Mason Holgate, Kevin Mirallas, Tom Davies, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ross Barkley, Idrissa Gueye, Romelu Lukaku
Thibaut Courtois (gk), Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic, N'Golo Kante, Pedro, Diego Costa
History: Chelsea had a big 5-0 win against Everton at Stamford Bridge earlier this season. That broke a run of 3 games where Everton were unbeaten in the fixture with 2 wins and a draw. In their 164 meetings Chelsea have won 10 more games 62-52 with 50 draws being played out.
Form: Everton extended their unbeaten run to 4 games with their nil-all draw with West Ham (2W-2D). They currently sit 7th on the table and their draw with the Hammers has hurt their European chances. On 58 points they are 6 points from the top 4 and have played 2 more games. Chelsea bounced back from their League loss to United to record consecutive 4-2 wins against Tottenham in the FA Cup Semi-final and Southampton in the League. They remain top of the League with a 4 point lead over Tottenham.
Stats: The Toffees are the 3rd best home team in the League losing only once with a 12W-4D-1L record. They have currently won 8 consecutive League games at homes scoring a huge 29 gaols in that run while only conceding 9 times. Chelsea are the best away team in the League with an 11W-3D-3L record. Their recent loss to United broke an unbeaten away run of 6 games going 4W-2D in that period.
Final Thoughts: Everton will be looking to bounce back from their humiliation to Chelsea earlier in the season. Chelsea know they must keep winning on their quest to win the League as Tottenham are hot on their heels. Everton will provide a tough trip given their recent home form but Chelsea should do enough to get the 3 points.
Crow’s Tip: Chelsea to Win @ $2
Middlesbrough vs Manchester City
11:05pm (AEST), Sunday, 30th April @ Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Brad Guzan (gk), Fabio, Antonio Barragan, Ben Gibson, Calum Chambers, George Friend, Stewart Downing, Adam Clayton, Marten De Roon, Adama Traore, Alvaro Negredo
Willy Caballero (gk), Aleksander Kolarov, Vincent Kompany, Fabian Delph, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Leroy Sane, Yaya Toure, Gabriel Jesus
History: Manchester City holds a slight wins advantage in this fixture with 43 wins to Middlesbrough’s 40 in 104 matches played. They have met twice this season in both the League and FA Cup, City winning their Cup clash 2-0 while Middlesbrough held City to a 1-1 draw in the League.
Form: Middlesbrough finally broke through for a win after going 16 games without tasting victory. Their 1-0 win over bottom placed Sunderland gave them a glimmer of hope for Premier League safety but they are still 6 points behind Hull with 4 games left in the season. City extended their unbeaten run to 3 games in the League with a nil-all draw in the Manchester Derby. They remain 4th on the table but only 1 point behind third placed Liverpool with a game in-hand.
Stats: Ranked the 2nd worst home team in the League, Middlesbrough have a 4W-5D-8L record at Riverside Stadium. Surprisingly they have only conceded 19 goals in 17 home games but their issue has been scoring, which they have only done 14 times at home. Conversely, City are the 2nd best away team in the League with an 11W-1D-5L record. In their past 5 away games they have gone 3W-1D-1L, the loss was to League leaders Chelsea 1-2.
Final Thoughts: Middlesbrough are desperate for points but a travelling City provides an extremely hard task. The Boro will take confidence in the fact they held City to a 1-1 draw earlier this season and that they can be defensively sound. Being knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend was a big blow to City and with only the League to focus on now they will put all their efforts into finishing as high as they can. They should to too classy here and put on a clinic.
Crow’s Tip: Manchester City -1 @ $1.80
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal
1:30am (AEST), Monday, 1st May @ White Hart Lane, London
Hugo Lloris (gk), Jan Vertonghen, Ben Davies, Toby Alderweireld, Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane
Petr Cech (gk), Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud
History: These sides have drawn the past 3 times they have met. Earlier this season the match ended 1-1 with Kevin Winmer scoring an own goal to give Arsenal the lead before Harry Kane levelled from the spot. In 166 meetings Arsenal have won 68 times to Tottenham’s 51 victories with 47 matches ending as a draw.
Form: Tottenham bounced back from their FA Cup Semi-final loss to Chelsea to beat giant killers Crystal Palace 1-0 mid-week. It was their 8th consecutive League win and has kept them in touch with League leaders Chelsea. The gap to Chelsea was as much as 10 points but their continued wins along with Chelsea’s slipups has seen them close the gap to 4 points. Arsenal are on a 3 game winning run with 2 wins in the League and an FA Cup Semi-final victory over Manchester City. Their mid-week 1-0 League win over Leicester has kept them in touch with the top 4, currently 6th and 6 points behind 3rd placed Liverpool with 2 games in-hand.
Stats: White Hart Lane has been a fortress for Tottenham this season. They have not lost in 17 games at home this season securing 15 wins and 2 draws which has them ranked as the best home team in the League. Arsenal have picked up 24 points on the road this season with a 7W-3D-6L away record. Their recent 2-1 win away to Middlesbrough broke a run of four consecutive away losses.
Final Thoughts: There is a lot to play for in this London derby. Tottenham’s title hopes have increased over the past month and they must keep winning to keep pressure on Chelsea. Arsenal holds European aspirations and a top 4 finish will give them a Champions League spot. It will be a tight match but Tottenham look to have the better form and should continue their unbeaten home record.
Crow’s Tip: Tottenham Hotspur to Win @ $1.83
Watford vs Liverpool
5am (AEST), Tuesday, 2nd May @ Vicarage Road, Watford
Heurelho Gomes (gk), Miguel Britos, Jose Holebas, Daryl Janmaat, Sebastian Prodl, Etienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Cleverley, Nordin Amrabat, M'Baye Niang, Troy Deeney
Simon Mignolet (gk), Nathaniel Clyne, Ragnar Klavan, Joel Matip, James Milner, Emre Can, Lucas, Philippe Coutinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi
History: Liverpool completely smashed Watford at Anfield earlier this season with a huge 6-1 win. It was the 16th time the Reds have beaten the Hornets in 21 games, Watford managing only 4 wins in the fixture.
Form: Despite having over 65% possession in their last game Watford were unable to find the back of the next and eventually lost 0-2 to a 10 man Hull side. Their form has been patchy of late going 3W-2D in their last 5 games but they remain 10th on the table with 40 points. Liverpool were on a 7 game unbeaten run but were beaten at Anfield by current giant killers Crystal Palace. While the Reds remain in 3rd on 66 points, they are only 1 point ahead of Man City and 2 points ahead of Man United who both have a game in-hand.
Stats: Watford have picked up 28 points at home this season with an 8W-4D-5L record and have currently won their past 3 games at Vicarage Road. Liverpool have 29 points on the road this season with an 8W-5D-4L record. They are undefeated in their past 3 away games with 2 wins and a draw.
Final Thoughts: Both sides will be disappointed with their losses last time out. Liverpool have a lot to play for still with their seasons success to be determined on whether they qualify for Europe not. They must pick up points in their remaining 4 games to reach their target and they should pick up all 3 points here.
Crow’s Tip: Liverpool -1 @ $2.40