After the pageantry of the Grand National on Saturday, both Manchester United and Everton will be hoping their Top 4 hopes don’t falter before the final hurdle on Sunday.
The day sees Jose Mourinho’s United making the trip north hoping to slap Sunderland silly, while Goodison Park hosts a home meeting for Everton as they take on a resurgent Leicester.
With a delectable day on offer we’ve stuffed our face full of odds and come up with a double that could be tastier than your mother’s Sunday roast if it delivers at just over 12/1.
Let’s cut into what we’ve tipped up…
Managerial controversy and terrible results galore, the slaps to the face (we promise it’s the last time we’ll use that one) seem to keep on coming for Sunderland fans.
One thing is clear however, with the club now 10 points from safety – with a game in hand – another home defeat on Sunday to Manchester United will surely all but end their current stint in England’s top tier.
The United faithful may have been grumbling about back-to-back home league draws with West Brom and Everton, but there can be no complaints with their form away from Old Trafford in the Premier League. The Reds have won six of their last eight away outings and given their opponents are seeking a first home victory since December, it’s no wonder Mourinho men are the 1/3 favourites for victory.
However, if you’re looking for a better value play than that, then why not have a nibble on Man United to win both halves at 12/5. The Reds have managed the feat in three of their last five away outings and Sunderland’s dire home form should help to bring this one home.
Ever heard the one about the irresistible force meeting the immoveable object? Well that’s how this contest between Everton and Leicester feels heading into Sunday’s afternoon kick-off.
When he hasn’t been wasting his time bickering with Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill, Everton’s Ronald Koeman has been leading his charges on an ultra-impressive run in the Premier League.
The Toffees have turned Goodison Park into a fortress of late winning their last six in-a-row, scoring 22 goals in the process and only conceding three in return.
Then you look at their challengers on Sunday in Leicester and the record books tell you that since Craig Shakespeare took over they’ve won all five games they’ve played. Translation – The Foxes have rediscovered their bite.
How the hell do you pick a winner in this one given the form of both teams? We can’t and we’re not splitting them, so a draw is on the cards for us at 27/10.
* All prices correct at time of posting