The final round of Premier League fixtures offers one final betting tip before the curtain comes down on another top flight season. With only two games involving any real ‘prize’, the final day may not have the drama of seasons past, but the tussle for Champions League football between the two North London rivals could yet provide another winning bet.
Matches: Tottenham v Sunderland and Newcastle United v Arsenal
Betting tip: Over 2.5 double
Best Odds: 2.48 with 888Sport
Kick off: 16:00 19/05/2013
Aside from big name managers bidding farewell to their respective clubs, the final day of the Premier League season basically boils down to the scrap for a top four finish and Champions League qualification. North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are the two sides in the hunt for the final spot, and it is in these games that a betting opportunity arises. Analysis of ‘final day’ games has shown that the expectancy for goals rises, where one or both team needs to win – in other words, where a win can secure the title, promotion, a European spot or ensure relegation is avoided. Tottenham need a win to stand any chance of grabbing that Champions League berth, and their games have seen plenty of goals recently too. Ten of the last twelve have finished ‘Overs’. Arsenal know a win guarantees a top four spot, but anything else risks missing out, so the pressure is on. That immediate need for a victory means a higher chance of goals than average. The reverse fixture ended 7-3 to the Gunners and any signs of a casual approach from the home side (as hinted at by manager Alan Pardew) and a repeat is not unlikely.
Football Betting tip
Back Tottenham v Sunderland and Newcastle v Arsenal to see over 2.5 goals. The double is 2.48 with 888Sport.