The final matchday in the Premier League season is here, as our football expert shares betting tips for the key games. The league title and Champions League places are wrapped up, so all attention will be on the relegation battle.
Everton v Bournemouth (Sunday 16:30 UTC+01:00)
Having lost the last four head-to-head meetings, it’s fair to say that previous results aren’t in Everton’s favour. Their place in the Premier League could be secure if results go their way, but the best way to secure their place is simply win, and they are heavily favoured to do just that (1.47).
Bournemouth are already safe having won five of their last 11 league games, an unlikely escape from relegation given the quality of their side on paper matched against those below them. With three defeats on the bounce, their eyes could already be on the long summer break so be wary of backing them in this one (7.01).
After an extraordinary performance against Brighton a few weeks back, Sean Dyche’s mean will look for their first home win since March. A repeat of that scoreline (1-0) is 8.00, but a safer bet could be to take the Winning Margin by one goal at 3.50 given their poor defensive record – with just two clean sheets in 11 games.
Leeds United v Tottenham (Sunday 16:30 UTC+01:00)
Sam Allardyce has one last throw of the dice this weekend, and it could well be the ideal opponent to secure a win (2.73) and a miraculous escape from relegation. Without a win since the beginning of April, Leeds have looked destined for the drop, but buoyed by a home crowd, anything can happen.
The away side are slight favourites (2.40) going into this one as they labour to the end of their season, but having scored four goals in each of their last two games against Leeds, over 4.5 goals in the match (4.04) could be the play.
Rodrigo Moreno has 13 league goals to his name this season and is 2.25 to get on the scoresheet at Elland Road. Will he be the hero this weekend? Only time will tell.
Leicester City v West Ham United (Sunday 16:30 UTC+01:00)
With West Ham eyeing up a European final against Fiorentina in just over a week, Leicester City will surely fancy their chances of securing three points (1.96).
A draw on Monday night has set up an all-or-nothing match against the Hammers, and Dean Smith will be hoping they’ve not left it too late. The 2016 Premier League winners form has been in free fall all season, culminating in the sacking of Brendan Rodgers last month. But it could be too little, too late.
The Foxes will look to be lifted by the home crowd, and aim for a repeat result in the last head-to-head clash with David Moyes’ side (2-0), which is currently priced at 11.00 to repeat on Sunday.
James Maddison was rested last time out against Newcastle and is favoured to score at 2.45 in what will likely be his final game for the club. What better way to bow out than score a goal to keep his team in the Premier League.
**Odds are subject to change. Odds accurate as of 12:00 UTC+01:00 Friday 26th May**
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