MIDDLESBROUGH - MANCHESTER CITY
WEST HAM UNITED- ASTON VILLA
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR - LIVERPOOL
Final day in the Premiership and much still to play for, we are involved with a couple of outright bets on Manchester United, but I am happy to let them ride, playing a Wigan side managed by a former United star and with two of their key players set to join United in the summer ! Funny how Sir Alex is always interested in players just before they play his team !
Prize money for finishing bottom of the Premiership is £30m, each extra place is worth £720,000, so Boro could earn over £2.1m by defeating City today. Most teams like to win their final home start and send their supporters off happy and ready to renew their season ticket. I fancy them to beat a City side, who will be eager not to pick up any cards, as they are set to qualify for Europe, through the "Fair Play" league and are also missing a number of key players.
The other two fixtures are pretty much friendlies, although Villa will claim they are still seeking a euro spot and I expect them both to be open encounters and be "over". Rather than take short quotes for the 2.5 line, I am going to opt for the "3" goal line and the bigger odds. Over the last ten matches United's games have averaged 3.0 goals, Villa's 3.3, they have scored 17 in their last five, Spurs are 3.10 over their last ten and Pool 2.70. Surely all will go for it today and these should be fun to watch.
5.5 points Middlesbrough -1/2. ball 2.01 asian line
5 points WHU-Villa over 3 goals 2.28 asian line
5 points Spurs-Liverpool over 3 goals 2.29 asian line.