The final match day of the English Premier League is upon us. May 21 will see all 20 teams in action. Most things about this season have been decided. Chelsea will lift the title, Spurs will finish second, and Sunderland, Middlesbrough, and Hull City will be relegated. Manchester City have cemented their place in the top-four, which will give them a chance to take part in the UEFA Champions League next season. The most important thing to be decided in the EPL now is the fourth place. Our online betting preview this week revolves around that aspect.
Who will win the fourth place? For quite some time, Arsenal used to monopolize the fourth position. It is likely to change this season. One of the three teams – Manchester City, Liverpool or Arsenal – could end up at the fourth position. Manchester City have 75 points, Liverpool have 73, and Arsenal have 72. If all these teams win (or lose or draw) their respective matches, Liverpool will finish fourth. City will be third and Arsenal will be fifth in that case. If Liverpool fail to win and Arsenal and City do win, then Arsenal will finish fourth. City will be third in that case again and Liverpool will end up fifth. If Manchester City lose and Liverpool win, Liverpool will finish at the third position.
If you look realistically for any online betting calculation, you can see that City have almost confirmed their third position. It is a battle between Liverpool and Arsenal for the fourth position. Here are the matches on Sunday.
Arsenal vs Everton
Burnley vs West Ham
Chelsea vs Sunderland
Hull City vs Tottenham Hotspurs
Leicester City vs Bournemouth
Liverpool vs Middlesbrough
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Southampton vs Stoke
Swansea vs West Brom
Watford vs Manchester City
Marquee Match of the Week
Arsenal’s home match against Everton is going to be our marquee match this week. Everton can do a huge favour to their city rivals Liverpool by beating Arsenal. Everton’s recent away form has not been great. The Blues will finish seventh irrespective of what happens in the game. Arsenal have struggled in this season against teams with good defence. Expect Everton to produce a great showing against Arsenal. The Gunners are in a four-game winning streak. They must win this game to at least have a chance to participate in the Champions League.
Other Interesting Fixtures
Liverpool host Middlesbrough. They have struggled against weak teams at home all season. If they fail to garner three points from this fixture, there will nothing for them to show in what was a decent season for them. Expect them to come with all their force against the minnows.
Manchester City, the other team in the fourth-place calculation, meet Watford. They can even secure the third place with a draw. Watford have played well in the season. But apart for a couple of upset wins, they do not have much to show for their efforts. Manchester City are getting stronger after the return of Gabriel Jesus. They should not have any problems in seeing off Watford’s challenge.
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