Every Premier League team has just three games to play, but there are still some serious battles to be won. One of those battles is for the third and fourth place Champions League spots between Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United, whilst at the other end of the table the battle to avoid relegation surely rests between Brighton and Cardiff.
Check out our stats, analysis, and free tips for Tottenham vs West Ham, Fulham vs Cardiff, Brighton vs Newcastle, Leicester vs Arsenal, and Man United vs Chelsea.
Tottenham vs West Ham (Saturday, 12.30)
Tottenham have the small matter of a Champions League semi-final coming up next week, but they still know that securing a top-four finish in the Premier League is a better way of guaranteeing Champions League football next season.
The impressive start Tottenham have made in their new stadium suggests they can at least maintain their three-point advantage over the chasing pack and it’s interesting that they’ve won all four of their latest home games to nil.
That could spell trouble for a West Ham side that has taken just one point from their last four games and has lost to nil at Chelsea, Man City, and Liverpool this season, as well as more recently at Cardiff. That makes a Tottenham win to nil a tasty proposition.
Fulham vs Cardiff (Saturday 3.00)
Typically, of a team that has succumbed to the dreaded drop, Fulham are suddenly producing the sort of results they’ve needed all season. Fulham wins against Everton and Bournemouth in their last two games will have Cardiff bemoaning their luck in what looks a must-win game for the Welsh outfit.
Cardiff will keep trying though and, with wins against Brighton and West Ham in their last six matches, they could easily claim three points here.
However, with only one team scoring in seven of Cardiff’s last eight matches, and Fulham keeping clean sheets in their last two matches, it could be time to bet on no in the both teams to score market.
Brighton vs Newcastle (Saturday 5.30)
One point from their last six matches is bad enough for Brighton but more worrying is their failure to score in their last seven matches including their FA semi-final defeat by Man City. They’ve also lost their last three home matches to three other bottom-half of the table sides.
By comparison, Newcastle have found their form at the right time with five wins in their last nine matches, including an impressive 1-0 win at Leicester. They’ve also scored in four of their last six matches, and a single goal could be enough for the Magpies to swoop in and collect all three points.
Leicester vs Arsenal (Sunday 12.00)
Arsenal’s two Europa League wins over Napoli may have been impressive but those successes seem to have led to The Gunners taking their eye off the ball in the Premier League. They’ve lost their last two games against Crystal Palace and Wolves and now find themselves in fifth place, one point behind Chelsea and four behind Tottenham.
After four straight wins under Brendan Rogers, Leicester also look to be running out of steam at the death, with a home defeat by Newcastle followed by a draw at an out-of-form West Ham.
That means prices around 13/8 for an Arsenal win could be massive considering they’ve beaten Leicester in six of their last seven head-to-heads.
Manchester United vs Chelsea (Sunday 4.30)
The headline game of the weekend doesn’t look an easy one to predict with neither team exactly firing on all cylinders at the moment.
Chelsea are another team that have been distracted by the Europa League but, thanks to the poor recent form of Arsenal and Manchester United, they find themselves in fourth place in the Premier League.
However, their last four away matches have produced defeats at Liverpool and Everton, whilst they only scraped 2-1 wins at Cardiff and Fulham.
Despite that average run, Chelsea must be looking forward to their trip to Old Trafford to take on a Manchester United side that looks burned-out after a three straight defeats by Barcelona, Everton, and Manchester City.
United have also failed to score in their last three games and the momentous high they were experiencing when knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup earlier this season has turned into a gigantic low. So, with neither side firing, the value may simply be to back the draw.