Champions of England, Leicester City, will be rewarded for their Herculean efforts this term with the presentation of the Premier League trophy following Everton’s visit to the King Power Stadium.
Their crowning comes some five days after their position at the top of the table became unassailable and the extensive celebrations that followed have been widely documented.
However, it won’t be the anticipation of the glorious moment they lift the cup, or the after effects of a week of overindulgence that costs the Foxes three points against the stern travelling Toffees.
No, there are plenty of trends that point to this clash between the top-flight’s greatest ever overachievers and this season’s biggest underachievers ending honours even.
So settle into your comfiest armchair, don your snuggest slippers and allow the news.bwin tipping taskforce tell you why Leicester and Everton will share the spoils.
Win, Lose or Draw?
Chief among the predetermining factors that suggest this will end as a draw is the fortunes of champions in the game that follows their confirmation as league winners.
Since 2000, 12 Premier League winners have had the title sewn up before game 38. Five of these teams drew in the fixture that directly followed their being crowned. The previous two champions who sealed the deal before the final day drew 1-1 in their next outing.
While five out of 12 is less than 50% and far from a watertight indicator of a draw, it’s worth noting that all bar one of the remaining fixtures in the sequence (all of which were won by the title winners, incidentally) were settled by a solitary goal.
It’s guaranteed to be tight at the King Power then and Everton’s propensity to avoid defeat on their travels prompts our punt on the draw.
No team has tied more road games than the Toffees this term, with nine sets of spoils shared across the course of the campaign so far. Furthermore, only Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have been capable of beating them so far.
A stalemate is the obvious conclusion to draw ahead of this one having considered their recent meetings too. Since the turn of the century, Leicester and Everton have drawn an incredible eight renewals from 11, while the three anomalies were settled by single goals.
The Foxes have spilled points on the homestead in five of their last 12, with the visitors claiming a draw on each instance. Expect their final base camp battle of 2015/16 to end all square too.
Recommended bet: Draw @ 5/2
These two have served up some crackers in recent campaigns. In December, Leicester won a 3-2 thriller thanks to Jonathan Moss handing them two penalties.
The season prior, they twice drew 2-2, while the three meetings that preceded this saw two more games containing at least four goals.
Leicester’s previous pair at the King Power seen exactly four scored, the same number registered on Everton’s last road game.
Recommended bet: Over 3.5 goals @ 29/20
Who’s going to score?
Jamie Vardy returns from suspension in this fixture, but he hasn’t scored in front of the faithful since his brace that sunk Liverpool in early February.
After so ably filling the son of Sheffield’s boots during his spell in the sin bin, Leonardo Ulloa will surely be afforded some minutes on the pitch, whether it be from the off or, more likely, the bench.
The Argentine has found the net four times in his last six at the King Power, despite starting just one of them.
Three of these proved to be the last of the match and backing him to laugh last once more is the best way to bet here.
Recommended bet: Ulloa to score last @ 11/2
With so many goals to cram in when Leicester and Everton lock horns, it’s only natural a good proportion fall in the final throes.
Each of the last six square offs between the pair have seen at least one goal scored in the final 15 minutes, with the Toffees nabbing four of these.
Recommended bet: Everton to score over 0.5 goals between 75:01 and full time @ 5/2