It’s Round 31 of the Premier League and with the championship all but wrapped up, everyone else is fighting for European Cup positions for next season. Of the 10 matches, two standout and they are Manchester City - Leeds United and Tottenham - Manchester United.
In both contests the teams have a lot to play for as Leeds United will look to best the future champions, City, in search of a top 10 finish for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. While for Spurs a win over second place ManU would move them closer to that last Champions League spot for next season.
The oddsmakers at DraftKings have both Manchester teams as favorites but don’t count out Spurs or the often-tricky Leeds side. Here are some interesting betting options for these matches.
Manchester City - Leeds United
The odds do not favor Leeds, as City are -375 favorites, they sit top of the table and have not lost to a promoted side at home in 41(!) matches. Leeds have only won 1 of their last 19 Premier League games against top of the table contenders.
Nonetheless, Marcelo Bielsa’s team can surprise many and drew with Manchester City 1-1 this season. A draw in this match is not out of the question and at +510 it is a risky but interesting bet, since Leeds have been a team that has put the best of the Premier League against the ropes. Their problem lies in their inconsistency.
Tottenham - Manchester United
For José Mourinho this match has a lot of condiments, first it’s against his old team, and second a win could get Spurs season back on track with talks of a possible sacking for the Portuguese coach. Spurs already beat ManU 6-1 this season, but United have improved greatly this season, while Spurs have slowly gotten mediocre.
Spurs are only slight underdogs at +195 to United’s +140, look for this match to be tight so at under 1.5 goals could be an interesting option at +285. A correct score of 0-2 in favor of Manchester United is paying out a healthy +1050.
An interesting parlay for this match would be a Leeds draw and a Man United win, and at $100 it would net the bettor $1400 in winnings. It will be a thrilling weekend of action in the Premier League.