Brighton vs Manchester City
After one of the craziest weeks of football in recent memory, could there be one final ultimate twist which hands Liverpool the Premier League title on Sunday?
Neither Jurgen Klopp nor Pep Guardiola deserve to finish second after orchestrating two stunning, relentless teams that have won 21 games in a row between them.
It’s been a title race of unparalleled quality and it seems almost unfathomable that either team would fall at the final fence
It’s a lot to ask of 17th placed Brighton – with no wins and just two goals from their last eight games – to take points away from the dominant league leaders laser focused on becoming the first team in decade to retain the title.
But after the week we’ve had, odds of 18/1 (Betvictor) for a home win suddenly looks a bit over-priced and if you are looking for a shock that may be worth taking a gamble on.
City haven’t been blowing teams away of late, but they’ve been grinding their way to wins very effectively, keeping six clean sheets in their last seven games.
Brighton will adopt the same containing tactics that won them points away at Arsenal and Wolves meaning patience could be key for the visitors.
But City have been used to that recently – their last three games have been goalless at the break and odds of 3/1 (generally available) for another half time 0-0 is my best bet for this one.
Liverpool vs Wolves
Liverpool fans will have one eye on events on the south coast, but the players can’t afford to do the same thing or else they will be punished by a Wolves side celebrating a fantastic first year back in the top-flight.
Wolves have taken more points off the top six than they have the bottom six this season, but the sheer force of will around Anfield right now could prove too much for them.
Liverpool got the fast start they needed against Barcelona on Tuesday and they need something similar here to put the pressure on City.
You can get odds of 11/4 (Paddy Power/Betfair) for a goal in the first ten minutes.
Also appealing is Virgil van Dijk anytime goalscorer at odds of 13/2 (Bet365) Liverpool have been prolific from set pieces this year and the PFA Player of the Year is the man most likely to take advantage.
Best of the Rest
Leicester look decently priced at 6/4 (Betfair Sport) to beat a Chelsea side who have already secured a top four spot and have struggled away from home this season, only beating relegated Cardiff and Fulham on the road since the turn of the year.
Brendan Rodgers has improved The Foxes since his controversial arrival in February and can end the season on a high heading into an important pre-season.
Elsewhere, Crystal Palace could be vulnerable when they host Bournemouth at Selhurst Park.
Only Huddersfield have earned less points at home than Palace this season and Bournemouth could still break their Premier League points record with victory. They are 3/10 (BetVictor) to take all three points.
And finally, Spurs have made a habit of being involved in last day goal fests in the last few seasons – losing 5-1 to Newcastle in 2016, hammering Hull 7-1 in 2017 and beating Leicester 5-4 last year.
They host Everton today and it’s 10/1 (Boylesports, Betfair Sport) for there to be over 5.5 goals in the game. What a great way that’d be to end a successful Premiership punting season!