All focus on the last weekend of the season on the battle to avoid the last relegation place

Recommendations

Manchester United to beat Hull City at 5/4 BetVictor

Newcastle United and West Ham United to draw at 31/10 BetVictor

Aston Villa to beat Burnley at 11/10 Coral

Hull City v Manchester United

Hull’s poor form since March, losing six of their last eight league games sees them two points adrift of safety going into the last game and priced up as short as 1/7 in the relegation market.  Despite considerable investment both during the August and January transfer windows, they face the very tough task of beating Manchester United and hoping other results go their way. Forced to attack and score goals, they will be open to United on the counter and it looks a very long shot that they will get the win they require to me.

Manchester United will finish the season in a champions league place, the first stage of a rebuild under Van Gaal and should have too much class for their opponents. Priced at odds-against, best of 5/4 with BetVictor, i take them to win and send Hull down

Newcastle United v West Ham United

Newcastle have lost 9 out of their 10 league games, a precipitous fall to 17th is the result and they are not safe going into the last game, two points ahead of Hull and with a far worse goal difference. A draw will not be enough to save them if Hull win. Newcastle, despite their players showing no signs whatsoever of wantintg to play for John Carver since his appointment, are priced up as if they will win this “must win match” at odds-on everywhere. If it were that simple though…In their favour they are playing a West Ham team with two wins in ten and lacking goals but the Newcastle price simply does not appeal as any value. Better is the draw at 31/10 with BetVictor

Aston Villa v Burnley

Results elsewhere last week meant that Villa were safe even though they fell to a 6-1 defeat at Southampton. They have the opportunity to end the season on a stronger note against already relegated Burnley and should be expected to return to the sort of goal-scoring form seen since the appointment of Tim Sherwood against opponents with one league goal in over twelve hours play

I found the 11/10 available on Aston Villa with Coral to be an interesting price, and would have expected it to be odds-on. It probably would have been if not for last weekend’s reverse, to which i expect they will respond

Recommendations

Manchester United to beat Hull City at 5/4 BetVictor

Newcastle United and West Ham United to draw at 31/10 BetVictor

Aston Villa to beat Burnley at 11/10 Coral