Manchester City need just a point from their trip to Swansea City, but if they slip up then local rivals Manchester United could nip above them by beating Bournemouth. Away from the battle for fourth, Leicester will be hoping to end the season in style against deposed champions Chelsea and there is an intriguing tussle to finish as leading scorer.
How the Bookies See it
- Top-four finish: Manchester City 1/10, Manchester United 6/1 – Bet365
- Swansea v Manchester City: Man City 8/15, Draw 15/4, Swansea 21/5 – BetVictor
- Manchester United v Bournemouth: Man Utd 4/11, Draw 4/1, Bournemouth 15/2 - Coral
- Top goalscorer: Harry Kane 4/9, Sergio Agüero 5/2, Jamie Vardy 6/1 – William Hill
- Swansea v Manchester City: Manchester City have not won either of their past two games after losing to Southampton and drawing 2-2 with Arsenal, while Swansea have hit their hottest streak of the season to claim impressive victories over Liverpool and West Ham.
- Manchester United v Bournemouth: United had been going well until they were defeated 3-2 in a thriller at West Ham. Bournemouth are without a win in four matches.
Man City have their destiny in their own hands and have reached the final day of the season without being struck down by too many injuries. Despite their recent stuttering form, the signs were far more positive in their clash with Arsenal and Sergio Agüero looked back to his scintillating best. As well as the significance of finishing fourth, they can take motivation from wanting to give manager Manuel Pellegrini a fitting send-off in his final game in charge as well as finishing ahead of their local rivals. Swansea’s recent good run suggests they could be a threat, but City should prove too strong.
United have home advantage on their side against a Bournemouth side on a poor run and know that they need a win to stand any chance of making the top four. Louis van Gaal’s future as manager hangs in the balance and he will have his players fired up to produce a good performance. It would be a surprise if they failed to win, but even that should not be enough to get them a Champions League spot.
There could be some decent value in the market for the top goalscorer for the season, where Harry Kane has a one-goal lead over Jamie Vardy and Sergio Agüero. The odds reflect that he should probably hang on as Tottenham are playing relegated Newcastle, but Spurs’ form has just started to tail off since their title hopes evaporated and Agüero will fancy his chances of a goal or two for Man City.
- Sports.net’s top tip: Sergio Aguero to score and Man City to win – 11/10 at Ladbrokes