EPL – Matchweek 32 in Review

Matchweek 32 of the 2021/22 EPL season saw the season’s most anticipated clash end all square, while things got even worse for another big club.

Here’s how it looked for punters: 

Tight title race continues

It was the season’s most anticipated clash — and it didn’t fail to disappoint.

Locked in a tense title battle at the top, Manchester City ($2.00 pre-game) and Liverpool’s ($3.40) encounter to round out the weekend was billed as a ‘title deciding’ encounter. And while there’s still some drama to unfold in the EPL season yet, the fallout from this was always going to be big. But as it turned out, both sides finished with their hopes still intact. It was the usual scorers on the scoresheet; Kevin De Bruyne ($2.88 anytime scorer with Palmerbet), Diogo Jota ($3.20), Gabriel Jesus ($3.75) and Sadio Mane ($3.60). But the 2-2 scoreline ($12 in Palmerbet’s ‘correct score’ market) probably favours City, however. With a one-point lead and a much straightforward draw to come, Pep Guardiola’s men shortened slightly into $1.40 for the EPL title, while Jurgen Klopp’s side are now $2.88.

United’s bad campaign gets worse

If you thought Manchester United’s season had hit rock bottom, things got worse on the weekend. Coming up against one of the EPL’s poorest performers in 2021-22, Ralf Rangnick’s men were yet again uninspiring in a poor 1-0 loss to Everton ($4.50) at Goodison Park despite starting as $1.73 favourites. For a sixth time in their last nine EPL games, United dropped points. Their Top 4 hopes — at one stage appearing a near lock in season 2021-22 — are now all but done and out to $23. There is now little to play this season for for a club that, yet again, are seeking to rebuild.

Seagull’s smash-and-grab

The upset at Goodison Park was bettered only by Brighton’s brilliant away performance at The Emirates, brushing past Arsenal 2-1 despite starting as $5.50 outsiders. And while the impressive victory now has the Seagulls outside the top half of the EPL table on goal difference alone, the story here is clearly Arsenal. Like United, Top 4 looked a near lock at one stage for Mikel Arteta’s men. But three losses in four games has blown this up. To make matters worse it looks like the Gunners (now out to $3.25 to finish in the EPL Top 4 with Palmerbet) will be usurped by North London rivals Tottenham (now $1.22) after their clinical 4-0 win away at Aston Villa.

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