Premier League Sunday Games – Title Race and More
The midweek game between Man City and Arsenal proved that The Citizens are better than Arsenal right now. But the EPL format means that beating the direct opponent in the title race may now be enough.
But at this point of the EPL season, it means a lot. Not only it breaks the opponent and allows you to earn points, but the motivation and morale of Arsenal took a big hit.
Some also consider that Man City has easier fixtures compared to Arsenal as they make the last effort to finally lift yet another EPL trophy. If Man City confirms this title, it’s going to be the 5th in 6 seasons.
And this is a big factor that seems to have affected the North London opponent in the title fight: tranquillity. Not winning the EPL certainly wouldn’t have been great for Man City, but no one would question Pep Guardiola’s ability to guide city to domestic glories.
The problem for Guardiola has always been the Champions League. It’s not like they’ll have an easy life against Real Madrid in the upcoming semi-finals of the UCL, far from that. But lifting the EPL trophy always makes any season of a top English club at least pretty decent, in the case of Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Let’s have a look at the fixtures of Sunday and the Betting Markets for Them.
EPL Sunday Games: April 30th Betting Markets
Bournemouth v Leeds
Average Market odds: 1 (2.40) X (3.5) 2 (2.88)
The hosts certainly had worse moments during the ongoing season, and now they have 3 wins in the last 5, which explains the current market odds. Leeds is the team with the biggest gap between them and the team right above in the table around the ‘region’ where clubs are mostly worried about not relegating.
This fixture could be very important for the future of the bottom of the table, and winning this could be quite relevant for both sides. An interesting match to follow in the in-running market for sure.
Fulham v Man City
Motivation couldn’t be less of an issue to Man City for this game. If they can with like they did against Arsenal, then beating Fulham shouldn’t be a problem. The ‘2’ selection in the 1×2 market seems like a safe bet with odds of 1.25 looking interesting to many bettors.
For gamblers seeking better profits, perhaps the Asian Handicap market can have interesting opportunities. If they win, then the Tuesday game between Arsenal and Chelsea will be even more complex for Arsenal.
Man United, Newcastle and Liverpool: Strong Hosts
These teams will face Aston Villa, Southampton and Tottenham at home, respectively. The odds in the 1×2 market for Man United are now 1.73, while the victory of Newcastle and Liverpool could pay 1.25 and 1.50 respectively.
By Tuesday night, if City wins a rather easy game for them, and Arsenal loses or collects just a point against Chelsea, then it’s fair to say it’ll be incredibly hard for The Gunners to lift the 2022/23 EPL trophy. The difference of points may not be bigger if that happens, but the poor results in the last weeks and the melting morale certainly would be important factors against their ambitions.