The Premier League season comes to an end on Sunday and after 10 months of an incredible campaign only two sides can now win the title.
Manchester City vs. West Ham United
Manchester City can secure their second Premier League title in three seasons when they take on West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side moved to the top of the table with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday and now need just a point against the Hammers to win the crown.
City’s task against Sam Allardyce’s men is far from straightforward. The Hammers are a solid defensive team and have the ability to trouble Joe Hart’s goal with Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan in the lineup.
Pellegrini and his side can take heed from the club’s last title win as they fell 2-1 behind to 10-man Queens Park Rangers and needed late goals from Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero to help them beat our rivals Manchester United for the crown.
City are backed at 1.15 to secure the three points which would win them the title. The club have dropped just five points at home all season so the likelihood is that Vincent Kompany will once again lift the Premier League trophy.
A repeat 3-2 victory of the final day of two seasons ago is priced at 34.00. So if you believe in coincidence and fancy a dart at more drama at the Etihad Stadium it could be worth it, especially as City don’t always do things the easy way.
Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
After looking to all-but certain to win their first top-flight title in 24 years Liverpool now need a miracle to secure the Premier League crown.
Their defeat at the hands of Chelsea and their capitulation from 3-0 up to drawing 3-3 with Crystal Palace has left them two points behind Manchester City, as well as having a far inferior goal difference.
To have any chance to putting the pressure on City, Brendan Rodgers’s side need to win and win big against the Magpies.
The Reds have the ability to do that against a team that has nothing to play for and whose fans are revolting against manager Alan Pardew and chairman Mike Ashley, as a result Newcastle’s performances on the pitch have been dire of late.
Liverpool have dropped just eight points at home this season, so they are backed at 1.19 to record their 16th victory at Anfield and inflict an 11th away defeat away on Newcastle.
Goals is still the name of the game for Rodgers’s side and with Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling all looking to end the campaign on a high as well as giving them a chance to hunt for the title, look for the Reds to go big.
Games between Liverpool and Newcastle always seem produce a lot of goals so a 5-1 result in favour of the Reds at 23.00 could be worth a shot as the home side cling to any hope of winning the title.