Tottenham’s chances of making the Champions League can get another boost this weekend.
Spurs are now alone in fourth place in the English Premier League and three points ahead of Arsenal with seven games to go. Arsenal has a game in hand on Tottenham but is ten goals behind in goal differential; if the two teams tie in the standings, the first tiebreaker is goal differential.
Arsenal’s goal differential has dropped by four over the last two games as it lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace and 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion since the return from the international break.
Tottenham, meanwhile, has won its last two games by a combined eight goals. That’s a 12-goal swing and a six-point gain for Spurs and why they’re in such great shape heading into the season’s final games.
Spurs have won five of their last seven encounters with Brighton, which includes each of the last four games at home against the Seagulls. Tottenham kept a clean sheet as they won 2-0 at the AmEx just last month and have picked up five wins and three clean sheets in their last six Premier League games. On the other hand, Brighton has lost four of their last six matches, failing to score in four of their previous six fixtures as well.
Odds from BetMGM
Here are the odds for this weekend’s games from BetMGM. This is an odd weekend with the FA Cup semifinals also on tap. Manchester City and Liverpool play their second act on Saturday, and Chelsea and Crystal Palace play each other on Sunday. The odds for those games are below as well.
Tottenham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion (over/under 2.5 goals)
The odds don’t favour Brighton playing spoiler for a second consecutive week. If it does, it can jump into a tie for ninth with a couple of other results going it’s way. We’ll take Tottenham.
Manchester United vs Norwich City (3.5)
It’s weird to be very unsure about a -450 favourite, but this is where we are with Man United. Under 3.5 goals is the pick here.
Watford vs. Brentford (2.5)
Brentford, at favourable odds, feels like great value given Watford’s struggles, especially at home.
Southampton vs. Arsenal (2.5) [Sunday]
Fulham is at -10000 to win the league at BetMGM, thanks to that 10-point lead, while Bournemouth is at +1800. And we can’t even bet Fulham to be one of the three teams promoted to the EPL because of that big lead. But there are a staggering ten teams still on the board for those final two promotion spots, thanks to how close everyone is behind the Cottagers.