24th July 2020
After an intense schedule since the restart, it’s all come down to this. 10 matches, all kicking off at the same time on Sunday and there is so much yet to be decided. The final day of the Premier League season is always one of the most exciting and fans will have a feast of football to enjoy, as all games are broadcast on TV simultaneously. The major talking points include who will go down, as two from Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Watford will drop into the Championship, as well as the race for the Champions League. Here we have all the latest Premier League tips and UK sports betting odds.
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Now, here are some of our selected odds for the Premier League Gameweek 38.
Let’s start with the Champions League race, and many eyes will be on the King Power Stadium. The permutations for each side are pretty simple: Man United just need to avoid defeat to finish in the top four while if Leicester win they’re in. If it’s a draw, Leicester will need to hope that Chelsea lose to Wolves. It’s difficult to know if this game will be a cagey affair or an open contest. What we will say is that Leicester have really struggled recently, and their defence is in a big mess. Against players like Martial, Rashford, Greenwood and Fernandes, they could be in big trouble. Plus, Man United have not lost in their last 10 games against the Foxes.
Chelsea have got a little bit lucky with the fixture list, as the Leicester and Man United clash means that the Blues need just a point from this home game against Wolves to ensure they’ll be playing Champions League football next season. They took a big hit against Liverpool in midweek, going 3-0 down and eventually losing 5-3. The only shining light was Christian Pulisic off the bench, scoring one and setting up another with an immense slaloming run. Wolves have had a great season and are close to a top 6 finish, with the rest of the 19/20 Europa League campaign next month. The stats back Chelsea in this one though, as they’re unbeaten in all five Premier League home games against Wolves.
Onto the relegation battle now, and even though they are outside the relegation zone things are not 100% in Aston Villa’s hands, as Watford’s result will still have a bearing due to the close goal difference. However, if Villa win the game and match or better Watford’s scoreline, they will be safe for another season. A few weeks ago Villa were odds on to go down, but after a great recovery they’re now favourites to survive. West Ham confirmed safety with a point at Old Trafford and may take their foot off the gas for this. Villa will fancy their chances of staying up now.
As mentioned, Watford can in fact still stay up even if Aston Villa win, depending on the respective scorelines, needing to better Villa’s result by two or more goals. That would be a big ask away at the Emirates though, plus they are in poor form overall. New boss Hayden Mullins has been given such a tough task after the sacking of Nigel Pearson, and it could just be a case of too little too late. The heavy 4-0 defeat to Man City has put them on the back foot and it would take a big effort to save themselves now. The Hornets pushing for the win could see them leave gaps for the likes of Aubameyang and Lacazette on the counter. After previous comments by Watford skipper Troy Deeney, we’re sure Arsenal would love to relegate their opponents here.
The last side in the relegation fight is Bournemouth, who are very much the outsiders to survive. They need to win the game and hope Villa and Watford both lose. It could certainly happen, but all the Cherries can do now is focus on their own task. It’s clear to see why they are in trouble, as they’ve only claimed 11 points in the year 2020. There are usually goals in this fixture and that might suit Bournemouth or it might not. It’s certainly a tough game to predict, but with Everton not needing to win and Bournemouth having everything to play for, we’re backing Eddie Howe’s side to claim what may be their final three Premier League points.
Crystal Palace have been appalling recently, and Roy Hodgson sounded defeated earlier this week when he said “I don’t know what more we can do. We have the squad we have”. They’ve lost seven in a row and are coming up against a Spurs side that have finally started clicking in an attacking sense. They have scored six goals in the last two matches, with Harry Kane scoring four of those. Palace have also lost their last nine head to head matches against Spurs, so things aren’t looking good for the Eagles.
Both teams technically have nothing to play for other than league positions, so this could either be extremely entertaining or completely drab. One key talking point from this one is Danny Ings and his quest for the Golden Boot. He currently sits two goals behind Jamie Vardy, so a hat-trick here would do wonders for him. After an incredible season, it would be an amazing story for him to be the highest goalscorer, recovering from some career-threatening injuries in the last few years. Sheffield United are good at the back, but we still think the star Saint will score at least once.
Looking at this fixture, the likelihood is that it will just be a case of how many goals Man City will score. Norwich are going out with a whimper and will be playing Championship football next season, but first they have to endure this fixture. It’s unlikely that there will be a repeat of the biggest shock of the season, when the Canaries beat Man City at Carrow Road. Another big narrative is the final Premier League game for David Silva, and considering his 10 year service and the respect he has within the club, his teammates are going to want to provide him with a goal as the perfect send off.
Looking at the list of exciting games, this is probably bottom of the list unfortunately. The only thing on the line is the Golden Glove for Nick Pope, who will be guaranteed to at least share it if they keep another clean sheet here. They’ve had a great season defensively, and we fancy their chances of another shutout. We don’t think both sides will score, and it could well be a 0-0 scoreline.
Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy on Wednesday night, so it remains to be seen how the overzealous celebrations may affect them. Luckily for the Reds, they’re playing a Newcastle team who are well and truly on the beach, with a number of injuries at the back as well. The Golden Boot has got a few mentions throughout this preview, but Mo Salah is good enough to score four here and potentially level it. It’s not particularly likely, but that doesn’t mean he won’t give it a good go.
*all odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change