I’ll admit it. I got it wrong with Leicester and Spurs last week. It is the greatest triumph in English football history, possibly in all of sport. But with the title race being over, there’s still a top four battle and a relegation scenario that’s closer than I can recall in years.
With a couple of massive live games, I’m calling Manchester United, Liverpool and West Ham to win and bring up a treble with odds of 3/1. But if you’re fancying something more, back these four hotshots to score – Lukaku, Mané, Payet and Sanchez at odds of 52/1.
Norwich vs Manchester United – 12:45 Saturday on BT – BET NOW
I think it’s fair to say that if Norwich lose this game, they are heading back to the Championship at the first time of asking. Newcastle have an easy three points so Norwich need all they can get. They’ve gone to the well but have hit a wall. Alex Neil is trying hard but they’ve lost three games in a row without scoring.
United can close the gap to City and Arsenal so they’re under pressure too. If United win all three games they’ll overtake City. I think they’re in a good frame of mind after making the FA Cup final. They can get within a point of City with a win and I think they just have enough to do it. I think 2-1 is a good score bet
Andy’s bet: Norwich 1-2 Man United at
Leicester vs Everton – 17:30 Saturday on Sky – BET NOW
An incredible story. It’ll be party time at the King Power. Paddy’s got a big bus running as well. This is a very interesting match for a bet though. Are Leicester going to be hungover from all the celebrations? Can Everton continue their good away form?
Leicester are on top of the world – so all that’s left is a fall. The intensity in the Foxes is gone now they’re champions. I have a funny feeling Everton are nicking this.
Andy’s bet: Everton win at
Spurs vs Southampton – 13:30 Sunday on Sky – BET NOW
I thought the way Spurs acted after going level on Monday was a bit of a disgrace. But it showed the hunger in the squad to become champions.
Southampton’s odds are very tasty after what happened at Stamford Bridge. I wouldn’t disagree with it because Ronald Koeman always has an ace up his sleeve, be it Shane Long, Sadio Mané or Graziano Pelle.
But Spurs know they have to keep going to hold off Arsenal – if they finish below them after all of this hullabaloo with the title, that could be considered a failure
Andy’s bet: Christian Eriksen first goalscorer at
Man City vs Arsenal – 16:00 Sunday on Sky – BET NOW
All of a sudden, Arsenal have Spurs in their cross hairs and City have Arsenal in theirs. If Arsenal end up 4th it’s a terrible reflection of their season. They were up fighting for the title up until February, where they collapsed again.
Man City were absolutely shocking at the Bernabeu. Yaya Toure didn’t look interested, Sergio Aguero was left isolated and there just wasn’t anything going forward.
I think this is a game that City feel they’ll need a win. Arsenal have 67 points and a home game against Villa to come, so they’ve at least 70. So they could be safe. City though need maximum points because four would leave the door open for United. This is going to be open, but finish level
Andy’s bet: City 2-2 Arsenal at odds of
Aston Villa vs Newcastle – BET NOW
This is the biggest game Newcastle United have had in years. I have them down to win. It’s Villa’s last league game at Villa Park as Premier League club. It could be easily be in front of an empty ground. Benitez has the Magpies on a positive run. Go for the Magpies
Andy’s bet: Newcastle win at
Bournemouth vs West Brom – BET NOW
Bournemouth have been impressive, it’s their last home game and West Brom’s campaign is fizzling out. A narrow home win
Andy’s bet: Bournemouth win at
Crystal Palace vs Stoke – BET NOW
Alan Pardew can’t afford any injuries ahead of the Cup final. I reckon he’s got half an eye on that heading into this weekend. That’s always dangerous against Stoke
Andy’s bet: A 2-2 draw at odds of
Sunderland vs Chelsea – BET NOW
Sunderland are my favourites to stay up. Big Sam has them determined and playing well. This could be the result that relegates Norwich. I just don’t know what kind of Chelsea will turn up, but it won’t matter.
Andy’s bet: Sunderland win at
West Ham vs Swansea – BET NOW
The penultimate game at the Boleyn Ground and it’ll be emotional. West Ham still have a chance of making the top four. What a way that would be to start life in the Olympic Stadium.
Andy’s bet: West Ham win at
Liverpool vs Watford (16:00 Sunday) – BET NOW
Jurgen Klopp should wrap Sturridge and Can in cotton wool ahead of the Europa final. There’s a bit of value in Watford because of Klopp’s team selection recently. I expect it to be a rotated squad with a lot of youngsters, but still good enough to beat that Watford side.
Andy’s bet: Liverpool win at