Premier League Betting Tips: The Race For A Top 4 Finish Is Hotting Up!


Premier League Betting Tips: The Race For A Top 4 Finish Is Hotting Up!

With a little over 2 weeks of the 2018/19 Premier League season left to negotiate, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are still locked in a compelling 4-way tussle for 2 of the division’s 4 lucrative Champions League qualification places.

The pressures and incentives to perform are at their highest points of the entire campaign, though time is running out for the quartet of teams to deliver.

Let’s take a closer look at each of the candidates battling it out for a place in next season’s Champions League.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Toby Alderweireld Tottenham

Points: 70

Remaining Premier League Fixtures: (H) vs West Ham, (A) vs Bournemouth, (H) vs Everton

Top 4 Finish Odds: 1/12 (bet365)

Champions League Semi Finalists Tottenham Hotspur took a huge step towards qualifying for next season’s competition last night, when they scored late on through Christian Eriksen to seal a vital win at home to Brighton.

The victory brought Spurs’ point total for the campaign to 70, opening up a 4-point buffer between them and Arsenal in 5th in the process.

Tottenham have played 1 game more than Arsenal in 5th and Manchester United in 6th, though Mauricio Pochettino will feel that there are enough points on offer in his team’s last 3 Premier League fixtures to allow them to get over the qualification line with relative comfort.

Spurs have already beaten West Ham (1-0), Bournemouth (5-0) and Everton (6-2) this season, scoring 12 times and conceding only twice along the way.

Tottenham can of course, still qualify for next season’s Champions League as winners, though somewhat ironically, their pursuit of glory this year could have a negative effect on their attempts to qualify next year, with fatigue a possible and telling factor.

Prediction: 3rd

Chelsea

Chelsea manager Sarri

Points: 67

Remaining Premier League Fixtures: (A) vs Man Utd, (H) vs Watford, (A) vs Leicester City

Top 4 Finish Odds: 5/4 (Betvictor)

Ahead of their final 3 Premier League fixtures of the 2018/19 season, 4th placed Chelsea hold a narrow 1-point advantage over Arsenal in 5th and a 3-point lead over Manchester United in 6th.

Crucially, the teams chasing the Blues both have a game in hand however, and Chelsea still have plenty of work to do to ensure that Champions League football returns to Stamford Bridge next season.

Maurizio Sarri’s men have two bites at the Champions League cherry this year – with qualification possible through a top 4 Premier League finish or through winning this season’s Europa League.

Chelsea’s already tough looking league run-in is exacerbated by the club’s extra continental commitments, while confusion over prioritisation of competitions could also present a problem.

The Blues fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday already has a pivotal look about it, and if the Blues can avoid defeat in Manchester, they should be able to wrangle enough points from Watford and Leicester in their final 2 Premier League games to squeeze into 4th.

Prediction: 4th

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