English Premier League Matchday 38 Best Bets

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Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

The Premier League odds are now available as we are back with our favorite expert advice and free betting predictions.

Read on for this week’s final EPL matchday betting advice of the 2021/22 season, analysis, and free soccer picks for Sunday’s fixtures.

Manchester City FC vs. Aston Villa FC

Sunday, May 22, 2022 – 11:00 AM EDT at Etihad Stadium

Premier League Team Trends

  • Manchester City is unbeaten at halftime in their previous 13 EPL home games.
  • Manchester City is undefeated in 11 consecutive EPL matches.
  • Aston Villa has not been beaten in 5 of their last 6 games in all competitions.

Manchester City Analysis

With just a one-point lead over Liverpool heading into the final matchday of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City squad are fighting to defend their league title as anything outside of a win this Sunday could jeopardize their entire season's work.

The Etihad Stadium will erupt in unison to support the Citizens when Aston Villa makes the trip north this weekend. And because Guardiola's men failed to take three points from West Ham last weekend, they must now secure a successful outing on the final matchday of the season to prevent Liverpool from stealing 1st place and the EPL title.

Manchester City isn't going to hold back, and if their recent outings have anything to go by – scoring at least twice in their previous eight EPL games – we could witness another goal-induced spectacle by the blue side of Manchester. And let's not forget Guardiola's unbeaten streak of winning five of five games on the final day of the season during his tenure with the Citizens.

Aston Villa Analysis

Aston Villa will be playing for nothing besides the potential joy of breaking Manchester City's title hopes.

Although manager Steven Gerrard failed to win a title with Liverpool, the former Reds superstar could hand his former club a season-altering lifeline by conquering City.

Manchester City vs. Aston Villa: Betting Odds and Pick

The Premier League odds are naturally favoring the home side. With such an authoritative record this term, can we really expect this lackluster Villa squad that's failed to keep a clean sheet in four straight games to cause Guardiola and company any issues?

The Manchester City squad just got more potent on the final day of the season. Kyle Walker and John Stones returned to training this week, and they could earn some minutes versus this questionable Villa defense.

Man City will lift the Premier League title in front of their home fans, and they'll do it in style.

Score Prediction: Man City 4 - Aston Villa 0

Soccer Pick: Man City to Win Both Halves (+105) [2.05] [1u wager returns 1.05u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Arsenal FC vs. Everton FC

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 11:00 AM EDT at Emirates Stadium

Premier League Team Trends

  • Everton has won just 3 of their last 21 EPL away games.
  • Arsenal is unbeaten in 14 of their previous 17 home games in all competitions.

Arsenal Analysis

Unfortunately for the Gunners faithful, it doesn't look like Arsenal will be competing in the Champions League next term, despite coming back from a rocky first half of the season to challenge for a top-four finish.

They'll need already relegated Norwich City to overcome their rivals Tottenham. While this is unlikely, claiming all three points versus a visiting Everton squad will still be required to keep any hope alive.

Everton Analysis

Everton secured their place in the Premier League next season in dramatic fashion this past Thursday.

Returning from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Crystal Palace 3-2, the Toffees rejoiced in their avoidance of relegation to the Championship. We shouldn't expect a similar result following their champagne popping celebrations.

Mikel Arteta's squad has won five of their last seven home meetings, and they've netted at least two goals in all of those successes. Don't be surprised if the Everton squad is hungover and Arsenal has an easy run to a convincing win.

Arsenal vs. Everton: Betting Odds and Pick

The best sportsbooks and betting sites favor Arsenal, but the moneyline price isn't a viable betting prediction.

Given Arsenal's high-scoring wins of late, I don't mind taking my chances with a -1 handicap as a three-day turnaround for this Everton squad could be unforgiving towards their 90-minute efforts.

Score Prediction: Arsenal 3 - Aston Villa 0

Soccer Pick: Arsenal -1 (-103) [1.93] [1.03u wager returns 1u of profit] at Everygame

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