By News Team
18th May 2021
The final week of the 2020-21 Premier League season is upon us and all eyes will be on the race for Europe as Chelsea take on Leicester, while both Liverpool and Spurs have tough tests ahead of them. We take a look at the big games this week.
Kane to lead Spurs to victory against Villa?
Spurs host Aston Villa on Wednesday evening with the hope of continuing their strong home form in the Premier League but can the Villains put up a good fight in north London?
Spurs have won their last three home league games scoring eight and conceding only one along the way. Scott Parker’s side are 1/2 favourites heading into this fixture. Spurs’ record of winning their final home league game is brilliant with the north London side winning their final home league game in 10 of the last 12 seasons. Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored seven goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Aston Villa and you can get the Spurs captain to score anytime yet again at 3/4.
Aston Villa have won their final away league game in just one of the last 18 seasons and that came against Arsenal in the 2010-11 season. Villa have lost all five of their Premier League games played on Wednesdays this season and with this in mind, Dean Smith’s side are the 5/1 underdogs for this one.
Chelsea out for revenge against Leicester
Just three days after Leicester defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup Final, these two sides meet again in yet another crucial fixture as Thomas Tuchel’s Blues look to take revenge and strengthen their top four chances on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea are winless in their last six Premier League meetings with Leicester having won nine of their previous 11 in the competition. The Blues head into this fixture on Tuesday evening as 7/10 favourites. Chelsea have conceded the first goal in their last two Premier League games when they had only conceded first in one of their first 15 league games under Tuchel. You can get Chelsea to score the first goal on Tuesday at 8/15.
After defeating the Blues at Wembley on Saturday, Leicester are looking to complete their first league double over Chelsea since the 2000-01 campaign. The Foxes are priced as 9/2 underdogs, but a win will see Leicester guarantee Champions League football for only the second time in the club’s history. Kelechi Iheanacho is priced at 9/4 to score anytime and if he does manage to find the back of the net, he will become the first player in Premier League history to score on all seven days of the week within a single season. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.
Liverpool hoping to continue to apply pressure
On Sunday, Alisson Becker became the first goalkeeper in Liverpool’s history to score in the Premier League and the Brazilian’s goal has kept the Merseyside giants top four hopes well and truly alive heading into this fixture on Wednesday.
Since a 2-0 loss in August 2016, Liverpool have won five of their last six Premier League away games against Burnley and the Reds head into this fixture as clear 1/4 favourites. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has failed to score in his last five against Burnley making this his longest run without a goal against a specific opponent in the competition. The Egyptian King is priced at 1/2 to score anytime on Wednesday evening.
Burnley are currently winless in their last nine Premier League home games making it their longest ever run without a home win in the top-flight, but the Clarets will be looking to end this run and if you believe they will, they are priced at 11/1 to produce an upset. If Burnley do cause a shock, they will become the first team to achieve the Premier League double over Liverpool since 2016.