Week 37 Recap: As predicted, Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-1 in their last match at White Hart Lane to secure their 2nd place finish. Chelsea picked up the three points away at West Brom to be crowned EPL Champions. Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal are fighting for the 3rd place and all three of them won their last round games. Hull City, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland are the three relegated teams and they will play in Championship next season. Let’s break down the most interesting matches of the final round and find the best value bets.
Watford vs. Manchester City
4th place Manchester City travel to play 17th place, Watford. This match is a must win for Pep Guardiola and his players. They boosted their Champions, League hopes with a 2-1 win over Leicester on Saturday and they look to continue their winning streak. Watford lost their 5th consecutive EPL fixture when they visited Chelsea on Monday but they have already reached the 40 point milestone and will be playing in the Premier League next season. We expect the Citizens to impose the rhythm, have the possession and win this game from half time but also to cover the -1.5 AH. Watford have nothing to play for and their only thought is to play an open football as this is their last match in front of their fans this season. Best pick for the match: Manchester City to win with -1.5 AH (Asian Handicap) at 2.2 with Bet Victor.
Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
The Red Devils host Crystal Palace in the last round of the English Premier League, three days out from their Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm. Mourinho’s main objective is to win the Europa League trophy and to earn a lucrative place in the Champions League group stages. He should follow the trend and field a weakened side for this match. Manchester United have failed to finish the season in top 4. Is true that they were really unlucky in the last period of time facing big injury problems, but their manager is playing with fire and in case he will fail to win the EL trophy we might not see him next season with the team. Crystal Palace have nothing to lose, they have already secured their top-flight spot next season and we expect them to put their best effort to come back home with a positive result. Best pick for the match: Crystal Palace to win with +0.5 AH (Asian Handicap) at 1.88 with Bet365.
Hull City vs. Tottenham
2nd place Tottenham travels to play relegated team Hull City. At the 1st view, this match should be a friendly game with both teams having nothing to fight for. Being their last match in the EPL, Hull City will try to give their fans something a good match and win this fixture. On the other side, the Spurs are looking to finish the season with a win and help their star striker Harry Kane to be crowned top scorer this term. He needs at least 2 goals to equal Everton’s Lukaku 24 goals milestone. Tottenham have the best defense in the league this season with just 24 goals conceded so far. With 2-3 good transfers in the summer, they should be the main candidate to win the title next year. Best pick for the match: Tottenham to win the match @1.7 with Betfair.
Chelsea vs. Sunderland
London is Blue. The Blues finally secured the title last week with two matches left till the end of the season. And as a result, they conceded 3 goals against Watford on Monday. This time they will host relegated team Sunderland and Antonio Conte is expected to rotate the squad and give everyone a chance to play in front on their fans. We expect another open match with Sunderland contributing on the scoreboard even though they are already relegated. Best pick for the match: Both teams to score at 3.2 with Bet365.