The Premier League title may be wrapped up and all but one relegation spot decided, but there remains a couple of hotly contested accolades to fight over as the season draws to a close.
Granted, Burnley, Hull and Crystal Palace’s battles to avoid owning the season’s worst home record are both unglamorous and unwelcome when compared to West Ham’s pursuit of Europa League football through the Fair Play League, but it remains a fruitful betting prospect for bwin.com customers nonetheless.
Clarets fans can do nothing but cross their fingers and hope after their stalemate with Stoke last time out concluded their Premier League assignments at Turf Moor for the campaign.
It’s largely that early finish that makes Sean Dyche’s relegated side the 9/20 favourites to end the season propping up the home-only standings.
They do, however, have a point’s advantage over the Eagles, who rate as the 2/1 outsiders to get the wooden spoon, despite currently occupying bottom spot in the table.
The Selhurst Park side have won just five times, while drawing a further three in front of their home fans this season.
No side has lost more times at home in the top flight than the ten Alan Pardew’s club have registered and the 27 goals the Londoners have shipped is the joint-most in the division, alongside north-east enemies Newcastle and Sunderland.
Their final game at home is against Swansea, a side riding high after collecting the most Premier League points in a top-flight campaign in their history. Garry Monk’s outfit also own the eighth-best away record in the league and have two wins in a row to their name on the road.
Steve Bruce’s Hull are writhing desperately against relegation and are 4/5 to end the season with the worst home record. Their chances of doing that are dealt a blow in the fact that Manchester United are their final visitors to the KC Stadium.
With a top-four spot now confirmed for Louis van Gaal’s side, the Tigers’ only hope of salvation is a rested Red Devils outfit that have failed to win five of their last ten away games going easy on them.
Nonetheless, a bloated price about the worst home side in the division (Palace) remaining in place once the campaign’s final whistle toots looks a cracking bet.