Premier League betting tips: Arsenal to stall in race for Europe?
There are three games to go in the Premier League season as Arsenal, Tottenham and Wolves continue their battle for a top six spot to guarantee European football next season.
We’ve got four games to enjoy tonight with Spurs facing a tricky trip to Newcastle, Burnley hosting Wolves and Liverpool travelling to the Emirates to take on Arsenal in the late kick-off.
Manchester City are also in action as a rejuvenated Bournemouth look to spring another surprise in their battle to beat the drop.
You can watch all of tonight’s Premier League matches live on BBC Sport, Sky Sports and BT Sport from 18:00.
Newcastle United v Tottenham (Wed, 18:00)
The Magpies are three games without a win and limping towards the end of the season with nothing to play for in midtable.
Jose Mourinho will look to take advantage of Newcastle’s blip as Spurs look to build on their victory over Arsenal at the weekend and secure back-to-back league wins for the first time since February.
Tottenham travel to St James’ Park as 7/10 favourites after securing ten points from a possible fifteen. Steve Bruce’s side are 19/5 to win with a draw priced at 27/10.
Injuries have not been kind to either side of late. The Geordies are without Sean Longstaff, Isaac Hayden and Andy Carroll, whereas Spurs’ Dele Alli remains sidelined, Eric Dier suspended and Serge Aurier unlikely to feature.
Both sides have been consistently inconsistent since the restart. Spurs will be buoyed by the motivation that three points tonight could see them leapfrog both Sheffield United and Wolves if results go their way. Under 2.5 goals is 20/23.
Burnley v Wolves (Wed, 18:00)
Both sides come into this game on the back of impressive results at the weekend. Burnley earned a hard-fought point against Liverpool to become the first team to take points at Anfield this season.
Wolves (10/11) dismantled Everton at Molineux with a comfortable 3-0 victory and will be looking to take more points at Turf Moor as they cling onto sixth place in the table.
The Clarets are on a five-match unbeaten run and a close affair is expected in Lancashire with Burnley 18/5 to win and a draw 21/10 to continue their good run of results.
Jay Rodriguez has two goals in his last two games for Burnley and is 14/5 to score anytime at Turf Moor. For Wolves, Raul Jimenez is the main goal threat and the club’s leading goalscorer is 3/1 to score first.
Burnley could remain unchanged from their trip to Anfield with Joao Moutinho likely to replace the injured Pedro Neto for Wolves.
Manchester City v Bournemouth (Wed, 18:00)
Pep Guardiola is likely to tinker with his line-up tonight with one-eye on the FA Cup against Arsenal on Saturday which could see starts for John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden.
It’s no surprise that City are 1/7 favourites having been in free-scoring form since the season resumed. It’s an injury-hit Bournemouth who visit the Etihad, where City have a combined score of 14-0 in their last three home matches.
The Cherries are 16/1 to spring a shock result with a draw 7/1. If Eddie Howe’s men will get any result they will need to do it without star defender Nathan Ake. Simon Francis, Chris Mepham and Joshua King are also doubts with Dominic Solanke likely to retain his spot alongside Callum Wilson.
Gabriel Jesus will continue to deputise in attack with Serigo Aguero still out. The Brazilian is 4/1 to score two or more. Raheem Sterling is having his best Premier League goalscoring return, he is 18/1 to score another hat-trick tonight. Over 3.5 goals in the match is 7/10.
Arsenal v Liverpool (Wed, 20:15)
This should be a cracker! Mikel Arteta knows that three points are needed if he wants Arsenal to remain in touching distance of a Europa League place.
For Liverpool, they also need a win to remain on course of beating Manchester City’s record points haul in a season.
The Gunners are 29/10 underdogs with Liverpool 17/20 to take all three points back to Merseyside. Goals are often on the menu when these two sides meet and both teams to score is 1/2 with over 2.5 goals in the match priced at 8/15 odds.
Mohamed Salah is one-goal behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race for the Golden Boot and the Egyptian scored a brace earlier in the season at Anfield. Salah is 21/20 to score anytime with Aubameyang 7/2 to break the deadlock.
Neither side has any fresh injury concerns but Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is likely to rotate his side once more, with Trent Alexander-Arnold expected to return to the starting XI.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.