The English Premier League Season Ends with a Bang on SundayPublished July 26, 2020 by Florin P
Sporting and Benfica lock horns in a timeless derby, while Braga and Porto play a stake-less derby in the final round of the Portuguese Primeria Liga.
The final round of the English Premier League is scheduled for this weekend and there are some truly exciting matches to be played on Sunday. Leicester and Manchester United play a decisive match for their Champions League hopes, while Chelsea in Wolverhampton chase similar objectives. In the Italian first division, AS Roma play a difficult match against Fiorentina in the race for a Europa League berth.
Leicester and Manchester United Play for the Champions League
The most anticipated match of the day is the one between Leicester and Manchester United. The winner will play in the Champions League next season, so the stakes are as high as they get. Manchester United can settle for a draw, but they will likely aim for all three points, an outcome priced at 8/5 by bet365 Sports. They haven’t lost Leicester since 2014, which explains why the hosts are given odds of 21/10 to prevail. They will be under a lot of pressure not to concede an early goal while scoring one of their own.
Splitting Points – Not an Option for Chelsea and Wolves
Chelsea need victory to be certain of its Champions League placement and are trying to secure it against Wolverhampton. The visitors are in a similar situation as they need all three points to stay ahead of Tottenham and play in the Europa League. They perform decently well on the road, but even so, they start with the second chance and odds of 16/5 at bet365 Sports to win at Stamford Bridge. Betting on the hosts will produce significantly lower odds of 4/5, as Chelsea is priced at 17/20 by the bookmaker.
Irresistible Draw for West Ham and Aston Villa
West Ham and Aston Villa have won just enough matches to find themselves three, respectively six points clear of the relegation area. West Ham have saved themselves by defeating Watford regardless of what happens in the last match. Aston Villa took an important step by defeating Arsenal, but they still need victory on Sunday to remain in the English Premier League. With Watford playing at Arsenal, a draw might be enough and this outcome is priced at 5/2 by 888 Sport. Aston Villa is credited with the first chance and odds the 6/5, to pick up a rare victory on the road against a team that lacks motivation.
AS Roma Seek Back-to-Back Victories over Fiorentina
AS Roma face a familiar foe in their quest to secure a Europa League berth, as they take on Fiorentina on Sunday afternoon. At 6:30 PM UK time, they play at home but without any fans cheering for them from the stands against a team they defeated many times in the past. The visitors lack the motivation to throw everything they’ve got, as they sit at the middle of the tables. Without any pressure and no players injured or suspended, they could throw a wrench into AS Roma’s plans and cause an upset in the nation’s capital.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, July 22 at 8 am UK time.