We have had a pretty impressive season so far, so you might as well follow our soccer picks on the last day of action.
Enough with the shoes….WHERE’S THE MONEY MIKE?
In case you have been paying attention, you should know that all games are 4 PM kickoffs in the Premier league on Sunday, 19 May.
Blue V Blue
Going in alphabetical order we have Chelsea take on Everton and I think as Everton are going to be slightly distracted about the thought of their next manager (Roberto Mancini is now available FYI) Chelsea will take this game back the (London) Blues to win at 7/10. Although Everton causing an upset and possibly costing Chelsea second place is at 9/2.
Arsenal are just a point behind Chelsea, but the Blues are 1/6 on a 2nd place finish and Arsenal are 7/2.
You should know that at this stage the most exciting teams to look at other ones fighting it out for the champions league spot and you should know that Arsenal are 4/11, Chelsea are guaranteed it and Tottenham are 2/1.
Next up there is Liverpool against QPR and while Liverpool have hardly troubled the top of the table or indeed a Champions League spot QPR have had an absolutely appalling even with Old Harry. Therefore I'm throwing lots of my wife’s money down on a Liverpool win especially as it’s at Anfield and QPR will already be looking to next season and the mountain that they have to climb to get back in the Premier League.
Manchester City face Norwich and while it is was just 12 months ago that they were winning the Premier League in such glorious fashion it's been an annus horribilis for City especially the manager who was given his P 45 at the start of the week. Possibly this makes Mancini the only man who was more disappointed by Wigan's FA Cup victory than your Humble Handicapper.
I think City will have no problem getting past Norwich, whoever is in the dugout. Back the Citizens at 4/11.
Newcastle takes on Arsenal and while Arsenal are fighting for a Champions League spot Newcastle are assured of Premier League survival, so bet accordingly. Newcastle been pretty poor this season between injuries and European commitments and Arsenal will walk all over them, but the Toon Army won’t be that upset, especially as it was just four short years ago when they were relegated on the last day of the season and, on that basis, a simple defeat from Arsenal and Premier League survival will be seen as a victory. Arsenal winning is at 4/6 but a shock draw is at 17/5.
Southampton take on Stoke and I think these sides are both assured league survival they will have very little to play for and will even each other out a draw is at 11/4, but if you put a gun to my head and forced me to pick a winner, I'd have to bank the Saints with my sports picks because I like them so much more than Stoke. A draw is at 11/4 and Southampton win is at 5/6.
Swansea take on Fulham and I think this will be another game that could well end drawn at 11/4 as Fulham have been so poor of late a Swansea victory wouldn't be that much of a surprise. Swansea winnings is at Evens but stay away from Fulham winning at 33/10.
Tottenham versus Sunderland should be a cracker as Tottenham need to win to be playing Champions League football but Sunderland (thanks to Arsenal) won’t be playing for Premier League survival. Spurs winning is at 4/11.
West Bromwich Albion host Manchester United and it's just their bad luck that they'll be the side who takes the kicking that will be the Manchester United leaving party for Sir Alex Ferguson. There’s a full breakdown of that game here.
West Ham take on Reading and again this sort of game could well be a no score draw, however West Ham at home might just have the edge on a Reading side who have been pretty poor all season and will mentally already be on their summer holidays. West Ham winning is at 7/10 but the draw is at 3/1.
Wigan versus Aston Villa is just a consolation win for the FA Cup winners…at 11/10 as the EPL waves goodbye to Wigan.