Premier League Tips: Title Race Comes Down To The Wire As Luton Attempt Great Escape

Premier League Tips: Title Race Comes Down To The Wire As Luton Attempt Great Escape

LB looks at two crucial clashes from the top and bottom of the Premier League table. 

West Ham v Luton

Sat 11 May 15:00

Can Luton pull off one of the greatest escapes in recent memory? The short answer is probably not. They are still 1/20 to go down and in a practical sense, they need to win both remaining games and need Forrest to drop points in both of their final two games. That being said, I think it could go down to the final day.

Luton need to beat West Ham and I suspect they will. The Hammers have comfortably avoided the relegation I predicted in preseason, but their form is dire. Moyes has been sacked, West Ham have one win in ten and the London Stadium faithful have witnessed just one home league win since Christmas. Luton were unlucky not to beat Everton last time, and my arguments for that win also apply here.

West Ham have nothing to play for, and it is hard to see any emotional response to send Moyes on his way. Luton on the other hand are playing for their future and 3/1 here looks much too generous.

Man United v Arsenal

Sun 12 May 16:30

Arsenal need to win at Old Trafford if they are to keep any pressure on City, and as much as I expect Arteta’s side to win, I’m not too interested at 1/2. However, Arsenal and BTTS seems decent at 8/5 and that is my bet here. The last five meetings of these two teams have seen at least five goals and it is one of the highest-scoring fixtures in the league.

Arsenal have the best defense in the English top-flight but United play such a chaotic brand of football I do not expect the North Londoners to keep a clean sheet. Arteta’s side were fortunate not to concede against Bournemouth, shipped two against Spurs and have just one solitary clean sheet at Old Trafford in the last thirteen seasons.

Arsenal are in red hot form in the league (W14 D1 L1) and they should continue that here.

Premier League Smart Bets

West Ham v Luton – Luton To Win @ 3/1

Man United v Arsenal – Arsenal To Win @ BTTS @ 8/5

The above in a double @ 9/1

LB publishes his Premier League predictions here every Thursday. Follow LB and TheACCAdemics to get all our weekly football betting tips first!

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European Football Punter Extraordinaire. Although claiming to support Arsenal around The Accademics office, he is a football hipster at heart - just don’t tell him that! Happiest cheering on goals and upsets in the unloved Serie B and Belgian First Division A. Not to mention being a closeted college football fan. His biggest claim to fame is winning the New England College Rugby Champions at the lofty heights of varsity Division IV. The less vocal Grangee owner in the group. Loves to tip a midfielder for a shot on target.
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