There are teams in action who simply have to win; how will that manifest itself in their game plan?
The late season shenanigans are notoriously difficult to predict for punters, but we’ve given it a darn good go with our Premier League betting tips:
Burnley vs West Brom (Saturday, 3pm)
If you’ve got a ticket to this match then good luck: it’s not going to be an easy watch.
At least Burnley’s intensity levels haven’t dropped, even if their results have been mixed. Just one win in eleven may have had the Clarets faithful slightly twitchy as Hull and Swansea started picking up points, but a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace last time out has all but confirmed their Premier League status.
Given that they can relax now, you might see a better Burnley performance as a result.
Don’t expect too much from West Brom though. Their bizarre run in front of goal – they have failed to net in seven of their last eight games – has become something of a pandemic, and at this stage of the season it will be hard for Tony Pulis to summon up some motivation from his players.
The Baggies drought may continue a while longer yet.
Both Teams to Score – No (20/23 with BetVictor)
Hull vs Sunderland (Saturday, 3pm)
Hull’s outstanding home form (W6 D2 L0), coupled with Sunderland’s complete apathy (W0 D2 L8), means that a home win has to be the play here, and while bookmakers are reticent to offer any value whatsoever we can at least get the Tigers on side with a -1 handicap mark.
And why not? They have scored two or more goals in eight of their last ten home games, while Sunderland have failed to find the net at all in nine of their previous ten outings and in 11 of their last 13. Relying on Jermain Defoe as your only goalscorer was going to have its implications eventually.
Hull -1.00 Asian Handicap (5/6 with Paddy Power)