Premier League fans are set for a drama filled final day of the season, as Liverpool and Leicester chase fourth spot on the table to secure a Champions League position next season. All eyes will be on Anfield and the King Power Stadium, in what is sure to be a thrilling ending to the Premier League season. We’ve got you covered with previews and tips on the final day of the 2020-21 Premier League season!
Leicester vs Tottenham
Monday 1:00am AEST, King Power Stadium
After occupying a top four spot for almost the entirety of the season, a dramatic collapse over the past three weeks which included a loss against Newcastle and a draw against a 10 men Southampton. It’s an all too familiar tale for theFoxes, who look like for the second season in a row, they will miss out on a Champions League position due to a fadeout in the final weeks of the season. In season 2019/20 they lost three of their last four games to drop to fifth place.
Leicester need a victory against Tottenham, and then hope thirteenth placed Crystal Palace can somehow take points off Liverpool. Leicester’s side of the equation looks rather simple given the current turmoil that is taking place at Tottenham. Tottenham have lost two of their last three games, and are reeling after the recent sacking of Jose Mourinho and the likely departure of Harry Kane this summer.
The situation clearly took a toll in their 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa, where the Spurs side looked completely deflated throughout. Leicester have played well against Tottenham in recent times, having won two of their last three Premier League fixtures against Spurs. Tottenham are an absolute wreck at the moment, and with this being a must win clash for Leicester, there shouldn’t be any worries for the Foxes in this clash.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Monday 1:00am AEST, Anfield
Liverpool’s destiny is in its own hands as they head into the final day of the season in fourth place on equal points with Leicester, but a four goal lead on goal difference. With the advantage they have on goal difference, the Reds just need a win to secure fourth place in what has been a remarkable finish to the season by Jurgen Klopp’s men. The stage is set perfectly for the Reds, against an opposition that they’ve loved to play against.
Liverpool have won seven consecutive Premier League matches against Crystal Palace. Liverpool have won four in a row to force their way into the top four, and it’s come on the back of the return to form from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, who have both scored two goals in their past three games. Palace have struggled down the stretch, recording only two wins from their last eight Premier League fixtures.
Liverpool have done an incredible job to work their way into a position where a Champions League berth looks likely. With their destiny in their own hands, you can guarantee the Reds will not let this opportunity slip against an out of form Crystal Palace side. Expect a convincing performance from Liverpool to book a spot in next season’s Champions League.
Wolverhampton vs Manchester United
Monday 1:00am AEST, Molineux Stadium
Whilst externally it may look like a dead rubber fixture for Manchester United, who have had second place locked up for a while, the Red Devils will be using this clash as a final tune up for next week’s Europa League final. The Red Devils had to deal with a tough schedule which saw them play four games in seven days, with captain Harry Maguire the only major casualty who looks set to miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to roll out a more settled side than he has in his last four fixtures. Manchester United have had the wood over Wolves for an extended period of time holding a 6-3-2 record against Wolverhampton in the Premier League since 2009. The signing of Edinson Cavani has been an inspired one, with the Uruguayan dominating in the second half of the season. Cavani has contributed four goals and an assist in his last seven games in the league. Wolverhampton have had a disappointing campaign riddled by injuries and transfer departures, which has seen manager Nuno Espirito Santo managing his final game.
Wolves haven’t been able to find any momentum this season and will be looking to regroup and go again next season. Wolves have been struggling, recording just one victory from their last starts, and are currently on a two game losing streak. Expect the Red Devils to produce a big performance to get some momentum ahead of the Europa League final.
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