Premiership Preview – 8 May 2014

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Of course being the greatest League in the world it is no surprise that there are still a lot of issues to resolve as we approach the final weekend of the Premier League. No, not who is going to get relegated, nor who is going to finish in the top four, for we know that too, no it’s all about who will finish rock bottom – Fulham or Cardiff? Oh and whether 1/50 shots Manchester City can indeed secure the title. They will. Let’s move on.

It’s never easy to bet on the outcome of games on the final weekend of the season. You need only to look at last years crazy 5-5 draw between West Brom and Manchester United to understand it can be slightly unpredictable.  60% of final weekend fixtures in each of the last four seasons have seen over 2.5 goals but it’s that sort of stat that has made over 2.5 favourite in every game, which means there has to be value on under 2.5 somewhere! One such game looks to be Norwich v Arsenal which could be a drab affair with relegation and Champions League football assured respectively. 13 of Norwich’s 18 games have gone under 2.5 goals. It’s 6/4 with Paddy Power.

Sunderland’s resurgence under Gus Poyet has been remarkable and it should make for an entertaining affair with Swansea. We’ll expect a relaxed Sunderland to score a few goals on their way to victory. Back Sunderland at 6/5 on Bet365 and over 3.5 goals looks fair at 21/10 with Bet365.

Ryan Giggs could make his final appearance for Manchester United at Southampton and any outside hopes the Red Devils have for European football rest on victory on the South Coast and a Spurs defeat at home to Aston Villa. It’s incredible given how poor a season they’ve had, but a victory would also mean Manchester United had the best away record of the season.  A price of 2.78 on Betfair means we’re just tempted enough to back Giggsy’s boys.

Bet365 offer a market on the side who will score most goals on the final day of the season and there’s a few big prices we like. Sunderland (25/1) are well priced as are Everton (23/1) who could give Hull a hiding as their focus is potentially diverted ahead of their FA Cup Final.

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