Premier League Matchday 36 Preview: Man City & Arsenal Double on the Cards

Michael Black
Michael Black
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Premier League Matchday 36 Preview: Man City & Arsenal Double on the Cards

The culmination of the Premier League season promises to be a thriller, with several issues still to be decided at both ends of the table.

Manchester City are in pole position to win the title, but Arsenal are poised to take advantage of any slip-ups by the reigning champions.

Liverpool’s recent run of form has made the top four race more interesting, with Newcastle United and Manchester United now looking nervously over their shoulders.

There is also still plenty to play for at the foot of the table, with several teams battling to avoid dropping into the Championship at the end of the season.

Read on as we take a look at the standout games on Matchday 36 and assess some of the key betting angles to consider.


  • Man City & Arsenal fancied on Sunday.
  • Liverpool still in with a top-four shout
  • Relegation battle could do down to the wire

Title-Chasers Poised for Sunday Double

Manchester City head into the weekend one point ahead of title rivals Arsenal with a game in hand and are long odds on to hang on to spot.

They look a good bet to pick up another three points at Everton on Sunday, although the Merseyside outfit will not go down without a fight.

Arsenal host Brighton & Hove Albion later the same day and it is impossible to predict anything other than a home victory in that one.

The Man City/Arsenal double pays odds of around 11/8 on most new betting sites which looks excellent value given what is stake this weekend.

Liverpool Pushing for a Top-Four Place

Liverpool looked out of the running for a top-four place at the start of April, but an eight-game unbeaten run has pushed them back into contention.

They are three points adrift of third-placed Newcastle, while Man United are just one point ahead in fourth. However, both those teams have a game in hand.

Despite this, the Reds could be the value bet at odds of 7/5 with Rhino Bet to force their way into the top four by the end of the season.

They may well pick up nine points from their remaining three matches, which could be enough to sneak into a Champions League qualification place.

Any Two from Four to Join Southampton

Southampton now need a miracle to avoid relegation, leaving four teams battling to avoid filling the other two places in the drop zone.

Leeds United and Leicester City are currently in the bottom three, but it would be no surprise to see the former escape under interim manager Sam Allardyce.

Everton are also in the mix, but their last two fixtures are winnable. By contrast, Nottingham Forest meet Chelsea (A), Arsenal (H) and Crystal Palace (A) in their final three games.

If Allardyce can build on his team’s spirited performance at Man City last weekend, the odds of 7/5 on Forest to be relegated may look pretty generous at the end of the season.

Premier League Matchday 36 Odds (via Rhino Bet)

Leeds United vs Newcastle United7/231/104/6
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur6/513/52/1
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest40/8516/511/2
Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth17/2013/53/1
Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers4/114/113/2
Southampton vs Fulham9/523/1029/20
Brentford vs West Ham United1/15/25/2
Everton vs Manchester City15/24/11/3
Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion3/43/131/10
Leicester City vs Liverpool4/17/28/15