So, we’ve known where the title is going for a long time now, and Manchester City have tied up the second Champions League spot, but there’s still a lot to look forward to on the last weekend in the Premier League.
With the FA Cup semi-finals having taken place the previous weekend, there are still plenty of games ahead, but we’re going to skip forward and look at the season’s finale this coming weekend.
It might make or break the whole campaign for some Premier League teams, and it might also be a big weekend for many fantasy managers. Once again, despite the title and second place being all set, there is still plenty to play for.
The Champions League Battle
The battle for the last two Champions League places remains a fascinating one despite this season having one remaining Round. Before the forced Coronavirus break, you’d have said Leicester were almost a shoe-in for a top four finish and the much-coveted Champions League spot, but their recent poor form has left them behind both Manchester United and Chelsea in the race for the two remaining places.
The Foxes are currently 5th in the league table, and it looks like two of the traditional powers- United and Chelsea- have the edge. The good news for the Foxes is that Chelsea faces a challenging game against Wolves while Leicester themselves must play United in their last game of the season.
It has been a hugely entertaining finale to the season, but with Leicester’s poor form and significant injuries to key players, you wouldn’t bet against Chelsea and United. While you’re waiting for the matches to begin, or maybe it is half time, head on over to Unibet casino to add a bit of extra fun to the weekend.
The Relegation Battle
The relegation battle never fails to disappoint. Year after year, it’s the gift that keeps on
giving (unless the team you are supporting is involved in it).
This year we have a significant scrap that’s set to go all the way between Watford,
Bournemouth and Aston Villa. Unfortunately for those clubs, two have got to go, and the two will be dropping to the Championship.
Aston Villa now has the advantage over Watford on goal difference, but a swing of just one goal would put them even. With Watford away at Arsenal, Villa away at West Ham, and Bournemouth away at Everton, it could go in any direction.
The surprise sacking of Nigel Pearson didn’t have the desired effect for Watford against Manchester City, but could it do the trick in their final game against Arsenal?
An Eye on Next Season
While the last games of the season are often characterized by players without much to play for or who are looking forward to their holiday, it’s likely to be a little different this time around.
For the clubs still involved in European competition, there’s still plenty of football left in the season, and there’s going to be a very short turn around until the beginning of next season. This means we may well see some high-intensity matches, even if there’s not much riding on the results in terms of points.