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Sunday set for Premier League final day with European spots still at stake

Lee Gormley | May 13, 2016

After what has been an incredible season, the Premier League comes to a close this Sunday as every side features at 3pm in their respective curtain call fixtures. Though, don’t fear, Euro 2016 is just around the corner!

Ahead of the summer’s event in France there are plenty of final day thrills to be enjoyed though, with champions Leicester City making the trip to London to face Chelsea, while Arsenal tackle rock-bottom club Aston Villa and Tottenham travel to Tyneside for a clash with relegated Newcastle United.

Manchester United and Manchester City are locked in a last day battle for a top four position as they contest Bournemouth and Swansea City respectively. After saying goodbye to Upton Park, West Ham United meet Stoke City, with West Bromwich Albion hosting Liverpool as Southampton welcome Crystal Palace.

Elsewhere, Everton will play Championship bound Norwich City after sacking Roberto Martinez and Watford must face Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland.

Swansea City v Manchester City

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • The Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Live on Sky Sports 2

City close to top four place

In one of three live games during Sunday’s Premier League finale, Manuel Pellegrini will take charge of his last Man City game before making way for Pep Guardiola, with his side searching for a result over Swansea which would secure Champions League football next term.

Liverpool v Manchester City - Capital One Cup - Final - Wembley Stadium

The Sky Blues go into this clash on their travels with fate in their own hands after rivals Man Utd blew their chance to go ahead against West Ham, and a victory will guarantee them a top four spot. They are 9/5 with Coral to win to nil and remain in the CL spots, though a draw (7/2) will be enough due to their superior goal difference.

Argentine attacker Sergio Aguero is famous for final day heroics, though this time out his contributions may not be for as such a significant prize as previous years but, nevertheless, he is 11/4 to open proceedings. Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne is 6/5 to end his maiden campaign in blue with a strike anytime.

The Swans are 5/1 to prevail and hand Man Utd a boost in their European pursuit, with forwards Bafetimbi Gomis (2/1 anytime), Andre Ayew (2/1) and Kenji Gorre (11/4) key to any such success on home soil.

Manchester United v Bournemouth

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Live on Sky Sports 1

Red Devils clash with Cherries

In another live final day encounter, Man Utd will look to keep the pressure on their city rivals by winning at Old Trafford against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, who they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to last December on the south coast.

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The Red Devils can only secure a Champions League position for next season if they win in front of their home fans and Man City lose to Swansea, after their Hammers disappointment last time out, and they are 2/1 to prevail with both teams scoring.

Bournemouth will be happy to have survived this term and the Cherries are 7/1 to give Man Utd last day misery by securing three points, while a draw is 4/1 to occur, with the hosts potentially having one eye on their upcoming FA Cup final.

Anthony Martial has been Man Utd’s star this season and the Frenchman is 7/2 to open proceedings, while fellow youngster Marcus Rashford is the same price to net last and skipper Wayne Rooney is 6/5 to dispatch anytime. Cherries threats Callum Wilson and Joshua King are both 7/2 to get on the scoresheet.

Stoke City v West Ham United

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • The Britannia Stadium, Stoke
  • Live on Sky Sports 3

Hammers hold top six hope

Having parted ways with Upton Park, Slaven Bilic’s West Ham are 11/10 favourites to topple Stoke on the road, while Mark Hughes’ Potters are 5/2 to end their campaign on a winning high.

West Ham United v Manchester United - Barclays Premier League - Upton Park

The hosts’ key threat in front of goal will be Joselu, who is 7/4 to net anytime, while Marko Arnautovic (7/4) and Xherdan Shaqiri (10/3) could also have a say on home turf.

Hammers frontman Andy Carroll will be hoping to see his name in the England squad on Monday and he is 2/1 to fire in anytime, with Diafra Sakho and Dimitri Payet 15/8 and 10/3 respectively to find the target.

Chelsea v Leicester City

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • Stamford Bridge, London

Former champions meet new title holders

Leicester are 21/10 to end a remarkable season with a win in London as they contest last season’s champions Chelsea, with Guus Hiddink 5/4 to oversee a win in his final game in the Stamford Bridge dugout.

Leicester City v Everton - Barclays Premier League - King Power Stadium

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is 4/1 to open the scoring against Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes and Belgian teammate Eden Hazard can be had at 7/4 to tuck home anytime.

The visitors may be still be suffering from a hangover after their title success, and rightly so, but marksman Jamie Vardy is 8/1 to fire in two or more goals, as the race for the Golden Boot also reaches a conclusion. PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez is also 2/1 to strike anytime in the capital.

Newcastle United v Tottenham

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • St James’ Park, Newcastle

Spurs look to secure second place

Mauricio Pochettino was recently rewarded with a new contract and he will hope to oversee victory for Spurs over relegated Newcastle, with the visitors 5/2 to win to nil and Rafael Benitez’s Toon 7/2 for victory.

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It’s unclear whether the Spaniard will remain in charge when Newcastle embark on their Championship campaign next season, but his current forwards Aleksandar Mitrovic, Papiss Cisse and Andros Townsend are all 2/1 to net anytime.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane will aim to secure the top scorer accolades this term and the England striker is 9/2 to score first, as he looks to pip Aguero and Vardy to the honour.

Arsenal v Aston Villa

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • The Emirates, London

Gunners face basement club Villa

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal can enjoy themselves in their final day outing against basement side Aston Villa with Champions League football already cemented for next term, and the Gunners are 27/10 to fire in 2.5 goals at the Emirates.

Hull City v Arsenal - Emirates FA Cup - Fifth Round Replay - KC Stadium

The hosts saw Danny Welbeck ruled out for eight months but France frontman Olivier Giroud is 3/1 to strike first, while Alexis Sanchez is 3/1 to tuck home two or more goals.

For the Villans, a rebuilding process will be needed in the summer ahead of their Championship exploits, but Jordan Ayew is 7/2 to net, with Scott Sinclair 11/2 to get on the scoresheet too.

West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

Baggies battle Reds at Hawthorns

Liverpool have a Europa League final against Sevilla to look forward to and West Brom are 11/8 to take advantage of Jurgen Klopp potentially resting players, though the Reds are 19/10 for final day supremacy.

Liverpool v Villarreal - UEFA Europa League Semi Final second leg - Anfield

The Merseysiders may rest key stars, meaning youngsters Oluwaseyi Ojo and Joao Carlos Teixeira are 10/3 and 4/1 respectively to strike anytime, while Roberto Firmino is 5/4 to dispatch and Jordon Ibe is available at 5/1 for a goal of his own.

Baggies frontman Saido Berahino could finally depart the club this summer but he is 6/4 to strike here and teammate Stephane Sessegnon is 2/1 to tuck home during proceedings.

Southampton v Crystal Palace

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton

Saints look to march past Eagles

Ronald Koeman’s Southampton are relying on a slip up from West Ham to secure a Europa League position but they are 11/10 to win to nil, while Palace are 8/1 to secure three points ahead of their imminent FA Cup final encounter.

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton - Barclays Premier League - White Hart Lane

The Saints will hope Shane Long can end strongly and the Irishman is 10/3 to maintain his fine form by opening the scoring here, with wideman Sadio Mane evens to dispatch.

Eagles attacker Connor Wickham is 7/2 to strike anytime, while former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is available at the same price to get on the scoresheet.

Everton v Norwich City

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • Goodison Park, Liverpool

Life without Martinez begins for Toffees

After sacking Martinez, Everton will take on relegated Norwich at Goodison Park hoping to give the fans something to shout about and they are 3/4 front runners for victory, while Alex Neil’s downed Canaries are 7/2 to triumph.

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The visitors are bound for the second tier next season and could lose their star men in the coming months, but for now, Dieumerci Mbokani is 2/1 to net anytime, while Irish duo Robert Brady and Wes Hoolahan are 10/3 and 11/2 to dispatch.

Toffees marksman Romelu Lukaku is one of the leading forwards this season and the Belgium attacker is 6/1 to add to his impressive tally with a brace or more, with Kevin Mirallas 15/8 to fire in anytime.

Watford v Sunderland

  • Premier League
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 BST
  • Vicarage Road, Watford

Hornets welcome survival specialists Sunderland

Following another great escape from survival specialist Allardyce, Sunderland can contest Watford without any fear and the Black Cats are 5/2 for another victory on the road.

Sunderland v Everton - Barclays Premier League - Stadium of Light

Watford, who confirmed boss Quique Sanchez Flores will leave the club this summer, are 21/20 to triumph on home soil, with frontmen Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney both 6/5 to dispatch anytime.

The travelling Wearside outfit can thank Jermain Defoe for their successful bid to beat the drop and he is 6/1 to tuck home two or more, ahead of a possible Euro 2016 call-up from Roy Hodgson.

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