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Premier League Final Day Preview: Brighton won’t halt City charge

Premier League Final Day Preview: Brighton won’t halt City charge

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There is only one issue left to be resolved in the Premier League on the final day of the season as Manchester City and Liverpool conclude their battle for the title.

The relegation places have all been filled, and the top four is all-but locked in as fifth-placed Arsenal need an almost unthinkable eight-goal swing in their favour to overhaul Tottenham in fourth spot.

City hold the advantage in the title battle with a one-point lead over Liverpool and a win at Brighton will see them successfully defend the Premier League crown, regardless of how their rivals fare at home to Wolves.

Half-Time/Full-Time Draw/Man City @ 16/5

City are just 4/23 to win at the Amex Stadium and it is hard to see anything other than an away win in this match-up but Albion may be able to make them sweat a little.

The Seagulls had their survival secured last weekend before they played Arsenal on Sunday, and with the pressure off they put in one of their best performances for some time as they claimed a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium.

City have struggled to break teams down recently and in their last two games – a pair of 1-0 wins over Burnley and Leicester – they had to wait until the second half before breaking the deadlock, and they may have to bide their time at Brighton this weekend too but it is hard to see their hosts keeping them quiet for a full 90 minutes.

Once City do get a goal the floodgates may well open, and a bet on the second half to be the period with the most goals appeals at 1/1.

Double Chance Wolves or Draw @ 12/5

Liverpool have to beat Wolves and hope City lose at Brighton if they are to end their long wait for the domestic title but they may be left frustrated by Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.

Wolves have enjoyed some incredible results against the top six this season – they have taken four points from games against both Arsenal and Chelsea, beaten Spurs and Manchester United, drawn with City and dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

The Reds did win the reverse fixture 2-0 back in December and will be in confident mood after their incredible Champions League comeback against Barcelona in midweek.

However, those European exertions will have also taken a toll on Jurgen Klopp’s side and Wolves may be able to frustrate them and deny a second fairy tale in the space of a few days for the Anfield faithful.

Wolves star Diogo Jota tends to up his game against the big sides and, after scoring his first Premier League goal against Chelsea at the start of the year, has twice found the net against Manchester United, while also bagging against Arsenal. The Portuguese forward looks a good option in the anytime scorer market at 4/1.

Burnley to win @ 9/4

Burnley entertain Arsenal and can finish on a high after what has been a tough season.

The Gunners go into the game after a Europa League trip to Valencia and should they reach the final that will be their priority, as a top-four finish is only possible mathematically given Spurs’ superior goal difference.

The Clarets have lost their last two games, at home to City and at Everton, but will be looking to put in a performance against one of the big boys in front of their own fans at Turf Moor and, at a big price, they look worth the risk in the final round of fixtures.

Southampton win to zero @ 27/20

Southampton have also endured a disappointing campaign but the future looks bright under Ralph Hasenhuttl and they can sign off with a win and a clean sheet against relegated Huddersfield.

Saints have won three of their last five at St Mary’s and should be able to claim a comfortable three points against the Terriers, who have been woeful on the road all season with just six points to show from 18 games.

Town have lost their last seven on the road and have failed to score in six of those games, so a home win to zero looks a strong option for this dead rubber.

Fulham to win @ 6/4

Fulham have won their last two games at Craven Cottage and the players seem to be putting in performances for Scott Parker and are keen for the caretaker boss to be handed the job on a permanent basis.

The Cottagers host Newcastle on Sunday and can sign off with a win ahead of their return to the Championship next season.

The Magpies put in a strong display against Liverpool at St James’ Park last time out but have struggled away from home, with just one win in their last 10 games, and Fulham can aid Parker’s cause with another win for their interim boss.

Leicester -1 @ 9/2

Chelsea, somehow, have a top-four spot guaranteed going into the final round of games and look set to have a Europa League final to think about too, with the second leg of their semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt to take place on Thursday.

With little to play for and a likely chance to claim some silverware in his first season in charge, manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to rest his star men at the King Power Stadium and Leicester may well take advantage.

The Foxes were unlucky not to get anything at Manchester City last time out and thrashed Arsenal 3-0 in their last home game.

Leicester have found some real form under Brendan Rodgers in the last 10 games or so and have been particularly strong at home – with four wins in their last five games.

The Leicester players will be keen to put on a performance and make a statement to the manager, who will be pondering which areas he needs to strengthen in the summer transfer window, and they can beat a one-goal handicap against a Chelsea side who already know they will be playing in the Champions League next season.

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