English Premier League 2023 Matchweek 38 – Betting tips & Predictions

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Gabriel Barkhan
23/05/2023
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EPL Matchweek 38
EPL 2023 Matchweek 38

This gameweek sadly marks the final one for the Premier League 2022-2023 season. Manchester City were crowned Champions last weekend, Southampton have confirmed their relegation status, and Man United have all but sealed top 4. Yet, there is still positions on the line, relegations to be confirmed, European Football still to be decided, and thus the final day should be nothing short of exhilarating. Will it be Leeds and Leicester to face the drop? Or will the blue side of Liverpool face their first stint in Championship football? Spurs, Villa and Brighton all still battle for Europa League football heading into this final gameweek, with Villa playing Brighton on the final day. What an exciting season it has been, and it won’t unexceed expectations here. Tune into the best betting sites for some exciting betting opportunities! 

Matchweek 38 Fixtures

Arsenal Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Monday 29th May, 01:30, The Emirates Stadium 

We start the final matchday with 2nd place Arsenal hosting midtable Wolves in what should be a low-stake yet interesting bout. Arsenal travel back to North London on the back of a 1-0 away defeat to Relegation battlers Nottingham Forest. Whilst Arsenal have comfortably secured 2nd place, it just extends their consistency drought that moved them below league winners Manchester City just a few weeks ago. Whilst Arsenal has a lot to cheer about from an improvement standpoint this season, recent weeks has perhaps shown a lack of guile and experience in this squad and a win at the Emirates on the final day here will at least allow the fans to walk away reminiscing about the good and not the bad. 

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoBTTS $1.68
TopSport logoArsenal to Win $1.37
Bet365 LogoArsenal Over 1.5 Goals$1.40

Predicted Lineups

Arsenal XI – Ramsdale, White, Holding, Magalhães, Zinchenko, Ødegaard, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Wolves XI – Sá (GK), Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti, Nunes, Gomes, Lemina, Sarabia, Moutinho, Cunha

Aston Villa Vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Monday 29th May, 01:30, Villa Park 

One of the more exciting fixtures to feature in gameweek 38 is the bout between 7th place Villa and 6th place Brighton. The Villains host the Seagulls at Villa Park with potential European League consequences. Villa currently sits 3 points behind Brighton and a fixture less to play as well. However, the concern may come from Spurs rather, as they are currently separated by just 1 point, with both sides tied on goal difference as well. With the Seagulls cruising past Southampton 3-1 and Villa picking up a critical point at Anfield no less, this game is truly anyone’s for the taking. It really is a battle between two powerhouse managers in Roberto De Zerbi & Unai Emery, both having massively overachieved this season. With Villa playing in front of a home crowd and with Emery’s big game experience, they may just about edge it here, with the betting agencies showing some nice value in this fixture.

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoAston Villa or Draw $1.40
TopSport logoVilla to Win$2.22
Bet365 LogoUnder 3.5 Goals in Match $1.61

Predicted Lineups

Aston Villa XI – Martínez (GK), Young, Konsa, Mings, Moreno, Dendoncker, Luiz, McGinn, Buendia, Ramsey, Watkins

Brighton and Hove Albion XI – Sánchez (GK), Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Estupiñán, Groß, Caicedo, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson

Brentford Vs Manchester City

Monday 29th May, 01:30, Brentford Community Stadium

The buzzing bees host Premier League winners Manchester City at Brentford Community Stadium in what should be a ‘fun’ watch. Man City travel to Brentford after taking down Chelsea 1-0 to secure the league title in gameweek 37, helped by Arsenal’s home loss to Nottingham Forest. That saw Man City bench a couple hundred million of dollars’ worth of players, including Haaland, KDB, Gundogan, just to name a few. Expect Guardiola to continue this trend here in Brentford, giving some of their younger players an opportunity for Premier League minutes. This may play into Brentford’s favour here as they’re likely to play a full-strength squad. This has high scoring written all over it with both teams loving nothing more than high intensity and a lot of goals. I like City to Win and Over 2.5 Goals on Bet 365 (odds shown below). 

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoBTTS$1.63
TopSport logoOver 3.5 Goals in Match$2.54
Bet365 LogoManchester City to Win & Over 2.5 Goals in Match$2.30

Predicted Lineups

Brentford XI – Raya (GK), Hickey, Pinnock, Mee, Henry, Dasilva, Nørgaard, Jensen, Mbeumo, Toney, Schade

Manchester City XI – Ederson (GK), Laporte, Stones, Dias, Mahrez, Rodri, Gündogan, Grealish, De Bruyne, Silva, Haaland

Chelsea Vs Newcastle

Monday 29th May, 01:30, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea hosts the Toon Army at Stamford Bridge in what should be an exciting fixture. However, Chelsea’s fans will be smiling maybe for the first time this season as it all comes to a close this weekend. Chelsea travel back to West London after a 1-0 defeat to Man City saw the Citizens raise the Premier League title once again. Whilst good news has finally come out of the Chelsea camp with a managerial appointment all but confirmed in Mauricio Pochettino, they would love nothing more than for the 22-23 door to shut, never to be talked about again. Newcastle on the other hand will be pushing hard for a result here if they are to keep Manchester United away from their 3rd spot. Eddie Howe has been spoken about as manager of the season contender due to his heroics with the Northerners, and a victory here certainly may support that case. Surely it is destined to go the way of Tine Side,  with TopSport seemingly the bookie to go to here with Newcastle Draw No Bet @1.71

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoBTTS$1.55
TopSport logoDraw No Bet Newcastle$1.71
Bet365 LogoNewcastle to Win $2.30

Predicted Lineups

Chelsea XI – Kepa (GK), James, Fofana, Badiashile, Chilwell, Gallagher, Fernández, Kovacic, Sterling, Havertz, Félix 

Newcastle XI – Pope (GK), Trippier, Schär, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Guimarães, Willock, Murphy, Isak, Joelinton 

Crystal Palace Vs Nottingham Forest

Monday 29th May, 01:30, Selhurst Park 

The Eagles host Forest at Selhurst Park in a match that may spell the end to Roy Hodgson’s illustrious career. Crystal Palace’s resurgence under Hodgson has been nothing short of inspirational, with the 75-year-old Premier League veteran serving them greatly on the back of Patrick Vieira’s departure. It’s placed Palace safely in 11th place heading into the final game of the season, and with nothing to play for but pride here, this match may not be theirs for the taking. Nottingham Forest picked up a crucial win away to Arsenal last weekend securing their spot in the Premier League next season under manager Steve Cooper. A heroic comeback given they sat in the relegation zone for months on end. 

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoNottingham Forest to Win$4.50
TopSport logoNottingham Forest to Win$1.40
Bet365 LogoBTTS – NO$2.10

Predicted Lineups

Crystal Palace XI – Johnstone (GK), Ward, Anderson, Guehi, Mitchell, Eze, Doucouré, Schlupp, Olise, Édouard, Ayew 

Nottingham Forest XI – Navas (GK), Felipe, Niakhaté, McKenna, Williams, Freuler, Danilo, Lodi, Gibbs-White, Awoniyi, Johnson

Everton Vs Bournemouth

Monday 29th May, 01:30, Goodison Park  

Everton host the Cherries in what may be the most critical match in the blues Premier League history. Everton currently sit 2 points above the drop zone with their final game to be played against 15th place (and safe) Bournemouth. A stoppage time winner for Everton against Wolves last weekend was all they needed to stay alive and kicking and Yerry Mina did just that for Dyche’s side. Bournemouth on the other hand were all but written off by every fan and pundit around, just for O’Neill’s courageous squad to go and secure themselves as a Premier League mainstay side after multiple big results. Everton will be at home in front of a packed out Goodison, so it’s hard to look past them. But considering how they’ve played all season when push came to shove, go TopSport here with the Bournemouth ML showing some nice value. 

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoBournemouth Over 1.5 Goals in Match  $4.10
TopSport logoBournemouth to Win$6.50
Bet365 LogoOver 2.5 Goals in Match$1.72

Predicted Lineups

Everton XI – Pickford (GK), Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Iwobi, Gueye, Onana, McNeil, Doucoure, Maupay

Bournemouth XI – Neto (GK), Mepham, Stephens, Kelly, Smith, Tavernier, Rothwell, Lerma, Christie, Solanke, Billing

Leeds United Vs Tottenham

Monday 29th May, 01:30, Elland Road  

The Peacocks host the Cockerels at Elland Road this weekend in what is a must win fixture for Leeds if they are to have any chance at Premier League survival. Leeds were knocked once again at Olympic Stadium to West Ham last weekend, copping a 3-1 defeat to the irons. This has left them in 18th place, 2 points away from safety. Even if Leeds are to win here, they are relying on other results going their way in both Everton’s and Leicester’s final gameweek matchups. So, there are certainly many questions to be asked of this Leeds outfit. Nonetheless, they come up against another side looking deflated, after another loss at home came to Brentford last weekend, losing 3-1 despite a Harry Kane consolation screamer. A Harry Kane goal and another loss seems a common theme for this disjointed North London side, and like one of their London counterparts Chelsea, they’ll desire nothing more than the season to be closed here. There seems to be value all over for this fixture, so check out all the best football betting sites to find the best tips.

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoBTTS$1.45
TopSport logoLeeds and O2.5 Goals in Match$3.40
Bet365 LogoLeeds or Draw$1.53

Predicted Lineups

Leeds United XI – Mealier (GK), Ayling, Koch, Strujik, Firpo, McKennie, Roca, Sinisterra, Harrison, Aaronson, Rodrigo 

Tottenham XI – Forster (GK), Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Porro, Skipp, Højbjerg, Davies, Son, Richarlison, Kane

Leicester Vs West Ham

Monday 29th May, 01:30, King Power Stadium

The struggling Foxes host the Hammers at the King Power in their last match of the season. The Foxes woes have come from bad to worse as they currently sit in 19th place, 3 points away from survival and relying on results from Leeds and Everton. To say the least, we’re expecting a tragic moment in Premier League history as the fan favourite Foxes are on the verge of a Premier League exit. In stark contrast to their heroics just a few seasons ago, winning the league despite being 5001/1, they now travel home in what might be their last Premier League game for some time. West Ham who sit safely in 14th despite an underwhelming season, travel to Leicester on the back of a comfortable 3-1 win to Leeds United last week and will feel little nervousness heading into their final gameweek against Championship bound Leicester. 

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoBTTS $1.60
TopSport logoLeicester or Draw$1.34
Bet365 LogoLeicester to Keep a Clean Sheet - NO $1.30

Predicted Lineups

Leicester City XI – Iversen (GK), Faes, Souttar, Soyuncu, Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Kristiansen, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison, Iheanacho

West Ham XI – Fabianski (GK), Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Paquetá, Fornals, Antonio

Manchester United Vs Fulham

Monday 29th May, 01:30, Old Trafford

Manchester United host The Cottagers at Old Trafford in the final matchweek. The Red Devils travel back to Manchester after a tight but critical 1-0 victory to Bournemouth at the Vitality last weekend. That victory means that all United will need is a draw out of their final 2 games to secure Champions League Football. Manchester United have sat quite consistently in 4th place all season and any points here will cement that position, declaring a relatively consistent season for the Red Devils. Fulham Travel to Manchester after a high-calibre 2-2 draw to the Eagles last weekend. Fulham sit nice and comfortable in 10th place with Marco Silva proving a solid managerial appointment. PlayUp BTTS Markets are providing some solid value for this high-scoring fixture. 

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoBTTS $1.58
TopSport logoMan United and O3.5 Goals in Match $2.57
Bet365 LogoMan United to Win$1.45

Predicted Lineups

Manchester United XI – De Gea (GK), Malacia, Lindelöf, Shaw, Dalot, Casemiro, Eriksen, Sabitzer, Bruno, Rashford, Sancho 

Fulham XI – Leno (GK), Tete, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson, Reed, Palhinha, Cordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian, Vinicius

Southampton Vs Liverpool

Monday 29th May, 01:30, St. Marys Stadium 

The Saints host the Reds at St. Mary’s in just another tough fixture for Southampton.  The Saints sit bottom of the league, with relegation confirmed, and travel back home after a 3-1 defeat to South Coast Rivals Brighton. This match will spell the end to the Saints reign as Premier League mainstays as they look to prepare themselves for a critical Championship season ahead. Liverpool suffered a fortunate draw to Aston Villa last week after Ollie Watkins missed a penalty, keeping Liverpool just about in the race for top 4. However, they not only require a win here but Man United to lose both their last 2 fixtures as well. It’s an end of season faulter we haven’t seen too often from Jurgen Klopp’s men but may be an indication that a rejuvenation is needed heading into next season. 

BookmakerTipOdds
Playup logoOver 3.5 Goals in Match$1.95
TopSport logoOver 2.5 Goals in Match$1.35
Bet365 LogoLiverpool to Win$1.40

Predicted Lineups

Southampton XI – Bazunu (GK), Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Armstrong, Walcott, Alcaraz

Liverpool XI – Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Núñez, Jota

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