Tottenham’s Harry Kane, left, celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, April 4, 2021. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)
- Matchday 36 resumes this weekend in the Premier League after two fixtures earlier in the week
- West Ham and Tottenham continue to chase their European dreams with just three games left in the term
- Get the full odds and three previews below
We’re quickly nearing the end of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign and it’s sure shaping up to be a thrilling finish. The Europa League spots are completely up for grabs still, while Chelsea, who will clash with Manchester City in the Champions League final on May 29, is barely holding onto the final UCL placing.
Liverpool collected a massive victory over Man United on Thursday and with another three points this weekend, they can move to within just one point of the Blues, who tasted defeat against Arsenal on Monday.
Premier League Matchday 36 Odds
|Newcastle vs Man City||+1100||+510||-400|
|Burnley vs Leeds United||+200||+260||+128|
|Southampton vs Fulham||+100||+265||+270|
|Brighton vs West Ham||+180||+255||+143|
|Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa||+200||+245||+135|
|Tottenham vs Wolves||-210||+360||+550|
|West Brom vs Liverpool||+1000||+500||-385|
|Everton vs Sheffield United||-250||+375||+700|
Odds as of May 13th at DraftKings
Burnley vs Leeds Prediction
Burnley welcomes Leeds to Turf Moor on Saturday for their final meeting of the term in Premier League Matchday 36. The reverse fixture in December saw the Peacocks secure a 1-0 victory at Elland Road.
The Clarets enter this game 12 points clear of relegation, which is great news. Their form has been a lot better lately as well, winning two of their last three matches. Matchday 35 saw them beat Fulham 2-0 thanks to two first-half goals. Just two weekends before, Burnley also throttled Wolves, 4-0 on the road.
Leeds has been a pleasant surprise this season. They’re on the brink of breaking into the top half of the EPL table but whether they do or not, this whole campaign has been a massive success.
Consistency has been about the only issue for Marcelo Bielsa’s men. For example, last weekend, the side beat Tottenham 3-1 but then just a week before, the Whites lost to 17th place, Brighton.
👊@LUFC will be looking to complete the league double over Burnley when they travel to Turf Moor this weekend.👇 #LUFC #MOT @Tudor_Freight pic.twitter.com/rlLPCQak6A
— Leeds United StatZone (@lufcsz) May 11, 2021
Burnley hasn’t won on home soil in eight appearances. Leeds has also secured victory in each of their last three clashes with the Clarets in England’s top flight. I really like how the visitors played against Spurs and they’ve only lost once in their last five matches. Take Leeds on the Moneyline.
Pick: Leeds +128
Brighton vs West Ham Prediction
Brighton will be looking to spoil West Ham’s party at the Amex on Saturday in Premier League Matchday 36. The Seagulls are clear of relegation with three games to go, but they’ve won just once in the last six matches.
Last Sunday’s clash with Wolves went downhill after Lewis Dunk was sent off in the 53rd minute despite scoring an early opener. The hosts quickly took advantage, netting twice in the last 15 minutes to secure the full points. Brighton needs a victory badly, but the Hammers are by no means an easy opponent.
West Ham was riding a high, but their poor form as of late has them six points off a Champions League spot and barely in the top-six. David Moyes’ squad have gone 2-0-3 in their last five games after a disappointing defeat to Everton last Saturday.
“We apologise to our fans, because Sunday was a great chance for us to keep on our winning ways and good spot, but there are still more games to the finish and we have the opportunity to fight for ourselves.”
🗣 @pablofornals on fighting until the end ⬇️
— West Ham United (@WestHam) May 11, 2021
If the Hammers don’t get three points here, any chance at qualifying for Europe’s most prestigious competition will be out the window. However, the last four meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
But, West Ham has a lot more to play for here. I believe you’ll see them rise to the occasion and collect a vital win on the road.
Pick: West Ham +143
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Tottenham vs Wolves Prediction
Spurs still have a fighting chance at a Europa spot, but a positive result against Wolves will prove to be key. A loss to Leeds on Matchday 35 was a clear step back, but they can redeem themselves on Sunday in North London in Premier League Matchday 36.
Harry Kane has been relatively quiet in the final third in recent memory, despite scoring 21 goals and contributing 13 assists this term, which leads the Golden Boot race. The Englishman hasn’t netted since April 16th vs Everton. Tottenham desperately needs Kane to quickly find his form at the most important moment of the season.
Most Premier League goals scored this season:
🏴 Harry Kane (21)
🇪🇬 Mohamed Salah (20)
🇵🇹 Bruno Fernandes (18)
A midfielder is keeping up in the Golden Boot race. pic.twitter.com/Sec7h9p2u2
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 13, 2021
Wolves have actually found a rhythm over the last month, although their oppositions haven’t been the most intimidating. Spurs will surely be Wolverhampton’s toughest test since West Ham in early April.
It won’t get much easier after this, though. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men face Everton and United to finish up what has been a rather underwhelming campaign where they will likely finish outside of the top half.
Three more to go…
🆚 @ManUtd pic.twitter.com/1o6Bf8Kzw7
— Wolves (@Wolves) May 13, 2021
Spurs are a heavy favorite here, however, this could go in a different direction. Wolves have won their last two fixtures on the road against Tottenham. But, the visitors are lacking attacking threats right now with Pedro Neto out, while it’s only a matter of time until Kane finds the back of the net.
With so much at stake, take Spurs to win handsomely, with their star striker breaking his dry spell.
Pick: Spurs to Win by 2 (+340), Harry Kane to Score (-105)
Quinn Allen is a sports journalist, with a background and education in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He writes about European Football, Basketball, and Baseball for numerous sites across the globe.