The Premier League’s final day arrives with all but a few loose ends left to tie up.
A draw for Manchester City at Swansea City will settle the main debate on game 38, as they’ll be guaranteed the final Champions League place, with Manchester United hoping their neighbours lose and they beat Bournemouth so they can pip them to the post.
However, none of the matches to make our season-ending treble feature teams with goals left to achieve.
Depending on ability, there’s a major international tournament/summer holiday looming large, so for the majority of players taking the field this Sunday, the main motivation will be to avoid injury, as opposed to getting three points.
With this in mind, we’ve singled out three odds-against outfits who can capitalise on the nonchalance of their foes to sign the season off with three points.
The Toffees can’t wait for a miserable season to end and are crawling towards the finish line with four defeats from five.
Five of the previous nine visitors to Goodison Park have left with the spoils in tow too.
The rare wins Norwich City have managed this term have tended to come in clusters and they have a history of recording shock results in late-season road games across recent Premier League campaigns. They got a goalless draw at Chelsea in 2013/14 and won 3-2 at Manchester City in 2012/13.
West Brom to beat Liverpool @ 27/20
The banker of the bet is at The Hawthorns, where Liverpool will field a team of rookies as they look to keep their main players fresh ahead of the Europa League final.
Full strength Reds delegations have failed to win on their previous three top-flight visits to this venue and a similarly weakened side were stomped 3-1 by Swansea City the last time they took to the field with the continent’s consolation competition in mind.
Watford to beat Sunderland @ 21/20
Judging by Sam Allardyce’s comments about how full-blown Crystal Palace’s celebrations will have been following their reaching the FA Cup final, he’ll have been swilling champagne with the rest of his Black Cats long into Tuesday night after survival was secured.
The apathetic Wearsiders make the perfect opponents for Quique Sanchez Flores’ Vicarage Road send-off as he looks to improve on the Premier League’s sixth-best record when facing bottom half opposition.