Crunch time in the Championship. A little less crunch in the Premier League, but still a tasty menu of fixtures to get stuck into in Gameweek 34 of Million Pound Picks.
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Derby v Sheffield Wed
Two former Premier League clubs on the verge of relegation to the third tier. This will be a cagey affair for the majority, but Wednesday HAVE to win and they’re more than capable. Step forward, Jordan Rhodes.
Leeds v Tottenham
Marcelo Bielsa v Ryan Mason. A managerial mismatch if ever there was one. But Spurs do boast the stronger squad and hotshot Harry Kane might be able to do the damage at Elland Road.
Sheffield Utd v Crystal Palace
Three defeats in a row for Palace but they do have the players to see off the hosts; we’ll opt for captain, leader, legend Wilfried Zaha to put the Blades to the sword.
Man City v Chelsea
Champions League Final rehearsal. A win for City and they’re champions, while Chelsea still need to hold off the Hammers in fourth. Riyad Mahrez was the hero in midweek and could be again.
Liverpool v Southampton
Southampton recorded a famous win against Liverpool earlier this season but it’s been downhill ever since. This should be a comfortable Saturday night for the hosts – Mo Salah is the man for the job.
Wolves v Brighton
This one doesn’t scream ‘classic’. Mid-table disappointment for Wolves, Brighton almost safe… this could bring out the best in two teams who have struggled for goals – but we’re going No Goalscorer.
Aston Villa v Man Utd
Villa’s season derailed somewhat with Jack Grealish’s injury, but they’ve still put in some impressive displays in recent weeks. Man Utd look good for second and love going behind. So we’ll take Ollie Watkins.
West Ham v Everton
West Ham were blistering against Burnley and we’re plumping for Michail Antonio after his brace last week. With Benrahma, Lingard et al pulling the strings in behind, the Hammers’ focal point will be rubbing his hands with glee.
Arsenal v West Brom
They’re not down yet and you know West Brom will be fighting for their life against the Gunners. The hosts are favourites, but we fancy the Baggies to make a game of it… Mbaye Diagne is our pick.
Fulham v Burnley
Fulham showed sparks of life in mid-season, but things have fallen by the wayside and relegation is ominous. A rejuvenated Burnley – and Chris Wood – could put the final nail in the coffin.
Premier League Betting
Premier League betting is available all season long with Grosvenor Sport and here are the odds on our Million Pound Picks to score first and anytime this weekend – just in case you were wondering.
PlayerTeamFirstAnytimeRhodesSheff Wed13/213/5KaneSpurs17/523/25ZahaCrystal Palace21/421/10MahrezMan City7/114/5SalahLiverpool13/53/5No GoalscorerWolves v Brighton7/17/1WatkinsAston Villa7/123/10AntonioWest Ham19/48/5DiagneWest Brom19/27/2WoodBurnley24/57/4
*Stated odds correct at time of writing