It’s the Premier League final day and several teams (and players) still have targets in their sights. Here are five things to look out for. Get odds on every game here.
Leicester v Man United to prove crucial
The biggest game of the Premier League final day is surely at the King Power Stadium, where Leicester welcome Manchester United. The Foxes have occupied a place in the top four for most of the season, but United’s draw with West Ham on Wednesday meant that Brendan Rodgers’ side slipped to fifth.
Should the hosts win here, they will reclaim a spot in next season’s Champions League at United’s expense. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are unbeaten in the league since the restart, though, and they have not lost to the Foxes since September 2014 (11 meetings in all competitions). Both sides will qualify with either a Leicester win or a draw, provided Chelsea lose to Wolves. That’s a big risk, though.
Arsenal set to relegate Watford
The Gunners’ inconsistency of late has been frustrating for not just their fans – also bettors! Unlikely wins against Liverpool and Manchester City were followed by a defeat at Aston Villa on Tuesday.
Mikel Arteta’s side will, of course, play Chelsea in the FA Cup final next weekend, so a good performance on Sunday against Watford is important. However, defeat for opponents Watford would probably see them relegated to the Championship. The Hornets have lost their last two games at the Emirates and have only scored once in their last five away games. Something needs to change if they are to survive.
Norwich game offers chance for Silva to say goodbye in style
David Silva’s ten-year stay in the Premier League is set to come to an end on Sunday. His last game in the competition for Manchester City comes against Norwich, who not picked up a single point since the restart and have only scored once.
Silva’s side only need three more goals in reach 100 for the campaign. They have won all five of their home games since June, scoring 19 times. Might Silva say goodbye with a goal?
Who will win the Golden Boot?
With one game to go Jamie Vardy is top of the scoring charts. The Leicester striker has netted 23 times this season, two more than fellow Englishman Danny Ings. Both end the campaign with home games and will be eager to find the net.
Meanwhile, a hat-trick for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would draw him level with Vardy. Given he has four goals in his previous four games against Watford, backing him to score could be a wise move.
Will there be more goals on the Premier League final day?
Matchweek 38 of last season saw a total of 36 goals across ten games, including a 5-3 win for Crystal Palace against Bournemouth. In 2018 Tottenham beat Leicester 5-4 on the Premier League final day, during which there were 31 goals in all ten games. That, however, seems unimpressive in comparison to 2017, when the North London side scored seven times away at Hull. That day there were 37 goals in all, with Chelsea and Manchester City each scoring five times.
This season Manchester City, the league’s leading scorers, host already-relegated Norwich. Tottenham take on Crystal Palace, who have lost seven games in a row, and Liverpool end their triumphant campaign at Newcastle. Could Over 2.5 Goals be a good bet?