2018 Football Concludes with Sunday’s English Premier League MatchesPublished December 30, 2018 by Florin P
Manchester United and their city rivals chase essential points on Sunday, while Crystal Palace try to cause another huge upset when Chelsea comes visiting.
Even the best things eventually come to an end and after an exceptional year of football, the final matches are scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Once again, it is the English Premier League that wraps up the season, with some of the best teams from this championship hunting valuable points.
Crystal Palace and Chelsea play an Unlikely Derby of London
One week after causing the biggest upset of the season, Crystal Palace try to cause another major surprise against Chelsea. This time, they have home pitch advantage and only two players nursing injuries, so morale is at its highest. Even so, the hosts are the underdogs, as reflected by the odds of 4/1 offered by 888 Sport. Equally tempting are the odds of 3/1 offered by the same bookmaker on a draw.
Chelsea have suffered their first home defeat this season at the hands of Leicester. The most worrisome aspect is the fact that the team played terribly at Stamford Bridge and didn’t deserve to win. With a shrinking injury list and no suspended players, the Blues are entitled to hope for better results against Crystal Palace. bet365 Sports offers odds of 7/10 on Chelsea to pick up all three points away from home.
Resurgent Southampton welcome Manchester City
Southampton have won back-to-back games for the first time in months and the hope to avoid relegation was reignited. They will have a hard time keeping the winning streak alive in spite of having home pitch advantage because Manchester City come visiting. Winner Sports doesn’t give them much of a chance, as reflected in the odds of 9/1 on Southampton to win and 5/1 on the draw.
Manchester City have lost the first place after an awful defensive performance against Crystal Palace last weekend. They have prepared an ultra-offensive starting formation for the away fixture, trying to overwhelm Southampton. The match starts at 2:15 PM UK time and the visitors are priced at 3/10 to win.
Manchester United Thrive under New Manager
Mourinho is gone but Manchester United play better and the Red Devils try to win back-to-back games after crushing Cardiff. They play at home at 4:30 PM UK time against Bournemouth and are expected to pick up all three points, as Intertops offers odds of 2/5 of them to win. The visitors have finished just two matches undecided in the last 25 fixture, so not surprisingly the odds on a draw stand at 4/1. If Bournemouth cause an upset at Old Trafford, those who bet on their victory will be paid at odds of 7/1.