The 2019/20 Premier League Season finally comes to a close as all ten fixtures are scheduled to kickoff at 1:00 AM Monday morning (AEST).
The Premiership has been tied up by the Reds for sometime now but there is still plenty to play for, with three sides battling it out for UCL qualification, while another three clubs fight for league survival!
Anything can happen on the final day of play, as such our Premier League Prophet has gone left of field with a couple of massive betting plays in his Game Week 38 Preview below!
The contest between Burnley and Brighton represents a dead rubber, with neither side fighting for survival or battling for European qualification.
Saying that, both clubs will want to cap their season off with a win.
The Clarets will be attempting to finish off the season on an eight game unbeaten run, while the Seagulls are winless across their last four.
Burnley have won two of their past three matches against Brighton and have only conceded two goals across the pairs past five matches.
Once again this match means very little in terms of the final makeup of the season.
Although, one man may have more skin in the game than the rest, with Danny Ings two goals behind Jamie Vardy in the Golden Boot race.
There’s no doubt that the Saints fly into this matchup in far better form than the Blades.
Chris Wilder’s side has enjoyed an unbelievable return to the PL this season, at one point looked set for Europa League qualification, unfortunately both the lack of squad depth and a congested fixture list has caught up with the Blades.
The Saints are playing with renewed enthusiasm for the game and should be able to close out the 2019/20 season with a W here.
Now things start to get interesting!
Watford are currently sitting in 18th position behind Aston Villa on goal difference alone.
The Hornets will be throwing everything at this game, while hoping the Hammers see off the Villans.
Alternatively, Arsenal can move up from 10th to 8th on the PL table, although either result will represent the Gunners lowest finish in the league since 1994/95!
The Gunners have won three of the last four contests against the Hornets, conceding just twice across that trip.
Watford have enjoyed a good run in the PL but it’s time they return to the Championship.
This is a massive game for the Blues, pick up a point and they secure their place in the UCL, loose and they potentially dropout of the top four!
Wolves will be just as hungry heading into this one, with their Europa League spot hanging in the balance.
Nuno’s side are three games without a defeat and have been extremely impressive on the road this season, with a 7-7-4 record, only the Reds have lost fewer matches (3) away from home.
Meanwhile, Chelsea home record leaves a little to be desired, the Blues have dropped points in 8 of the 18 games at the Bridge and are coming off an emotionally charged defeat against the Reds in GW37.
This match will test the mental steel of Lampard’s young squad, and I believe the Wolves will take full advantage of a nervy Blues outfit.
From one monumental contest to the next!
3rd. Man United 63 (+28)
4th. Chelsea 63 (+13)
5th. Leicester 62 (+28)
Leicester’s UCL fate is in their own hands, a win will secure their spot in the top four, a draw and a Wolves win will deliver the same result, a loss and it’s hello Europa League!
Alternatively, a Draw will be enough to see the Red Devils rejoin Europe’s elite.
This scenario plays right into Manchester’s hands, Ole’s boys have largely struggled to break down teams who sit deep, with the onus of winning laying squarely on the shoulders of the Foxes, United will be afforded to play on the counter, where they are most dangerous.
I’m expecting an open contest here, with multiple goals flying in at both ends of the ground!
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Aston Villa took a huge step toward survival with an unlikely victory over the Gunners last time out, but they are still far from safe, with the Hornets and Cherries breathing down their necks.
West Ham are all but safe after claiming a point at Old Trafford in GW37, gifting Moyes a chance to rotate his squad here.
Villa and the Hammers have played out three draws across their last five outings, with a point likely enough for survival I can’t see Dean Smith taking many risks here.
I’m expecting this contest to be a dull affair, with the Villans keeping a close eye on the Watford v Gunners fixture.
Going into this season no-one would’ve thought the Cherries would be staring down the barrel of relegation come Game Week 38.
Eddie Howe’s side are capable of beating anyone on their day, unfortunately it hasn’t been their ‘day’ for most of the season.
The Cherries have claimed wins over, United, Chelsea, Leicester and Everton this season, but have lost to just about everyone else.
The Toffees were predicted to do big things this season after emptying their wallets during the transfer period, instead they have bumbled their way to a midseason finish.
Bournemouth will be desperate to keep their season alive and I doubt the Toffees will be able to match their opponents energy here.
Remember that kid in class who did just enough to pass then checked out for the rest of the semester? Yeah, well that’s Crystal Palace.
The Eagles surpassed the magic 40 point mark back in Game Week 30 and haven’t claimed a single point since, that’s seven losses on the trot for Roy’s boys!
What’s worse is, across their seven game losing streak the Eagles have been kept scoreless in six occasions!
Alternatively, the Spurs have finally pulled their finger out, winning four of their last five, largely thanks to the reemergence of Harry Kane, who has scored six goals since the resumption of play.
The English captain has netted a brace in his previous two contests, up against a side as pathetic as the Eagles I’m expecting the talisman to go one step further and secure his ninth career hat trick.
Believe it or not, Man City is one of the only sides Norwich has been able to beat this season!
If Palace has checked out of the season, then Norwich has dropped out completely!
The Canaries have lost nine matches on the trot and have been scoreless in eight.
Alternatively, Man City have won their last four Premier League fixtures, scoring 16 goals along the way!
This game represents a celebration of David Silva’s career at the Sky Blues, with the crafty Spaniard set to leave in the offseason.
I’m backing Silva’s teammates to tee him up with a farewell goal in what promises to be a high scoring affair.
Last and also least, the Champions head to St James Park to take on the Toons.
With nothing left to play for for either side, I’m expecting a good old fashioned shootout.
The Reds have only won one of their past five away fixtures in the PL, all but ending their hopes of claiming the PL points record.
The Toons haven’t been fairing much better and will be looking to snap a four game winless streak.
Who knows who Klopp will namet this weekend, I’d suggest waiting for team sheets to be released before going anywhere near this one.
Otherwise, both teams to score has hit in the Reds last four games and the last two matches between this pair.