Premier League Matchday 28 Preview: Arsenal bid to pull clear of City

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Arsenal bid to pull clear of City

The FA Cup quarter-finals scheduled to be played this weekend, meaning there is a slightly truncated look to Matchday 28 in the Premier League.

With Manchester City one of the teams on cup duties, table-toppers Arsenal have a golden opportunity to extend their lead in the title race.

At the other end of the table, the clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United could have a major bearing on the relegation battle.

Read on as we take a look at some of the standout EPL games on Matchday 28 and assess some of the key betting angles to consider.


  • Arsenal bid to go eight points clear.
  • The top four race is heating up.
  • Wolves and Leeds set for crucial clash.

Arsenal aim to crank up the pressure

Arsenal head into Sunday’s home game against Crystal Palace knowing that a victory would fire them eight points clear of title rivals Man City.

The Gunners are currently priced at 4/6 with Betzone to finish top of the pile, while the reigning champions are available at 6/5.

An eight-point gap would be a handy advantage for Arsenal to have, but Pep Guardiola’s side would still fancy their chances of overhauling them on the run-in.

City will have a game in hand on Arsenal after this weekend, while the north London outfit still have to visit the Etihad Stadium on April 26.

Mikel Arteta’s team are worthy favourites at the moment, but City’s record of four title wins in the past five seasons makes them the value bet.

Champions League hopefuls jostle for position

Arsenal and Man City look nailed on to qualify for next season’s Champions League, while third-placed Manchester United should also finish in the top four.

With just seven points covering the next five teams in the league, predicting who will join them in UEFA’s top club competition is no easy task.

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United both have winnable games this weekend and can put some distance between themselves and the chasing pack.

It would be foolish to write off Liverpool or Brentford, but the team to monitor in this race may well be Brighton & Hove Albion.

Most UK betting sites rate Brighton as 11/2 shots to finish in the top four and those odds may tempt plenty of punters given their recent form.

Relegation candidates meet at Molineux

The most intriguing game at the other end of the table is undoubtedly the clash between Wolves and Leeds at Molineux.

The Midlands outfit head into the game in 13th place, level on points with Palace but just three points above the relegation zone.

Wolves have improved since Julen Lopetegui was appointed as manager and a victory this weekend would give them some valuable breathing space in the battle to beat the drop.

Leeds are priced at 6/4 with Betzone to be relegated and those odds will likely disappear if they leave the Midlands empty-handed this weekend.

Palace’s odds have halved to 6/1 in this market in recent weeks and a defeat against Arsenal will also leave them looking nervously over their shoulders.

Premier League Matchday 28 Odds (via Betzone)

Nottingham Forest vs Newcastle United17/413/513/20
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth4/614/515/4
Brentford vs Leicester City20/2113/513/5
Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur10/313/54/5
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leeds United5/421/1023/10
Chelsea vs Everton4/916/513/2
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace1/49/210/1

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