The race for the Premier League title has gone down to the last weekend of the season. Brand Ambassador Michael Owen again shared his thoughts exclusively with BetVictor on all the final day action.


Brighton v Manchester City

Manchester City will become the first side since neighbours United in 2008-09 to retain the Premier League title if they win at the Amex and it is hard to see the Seagulls stopping City winning their 14th successive league game.

That stat shows just how hard Liverpool have made City work for the title. The Seagulls showed at Arsenal on Sunday that they will not lie down and, indeed, could have snatched it at the death at the Emirates had they shown more composure in front of goal.

City were not at their brilliant best against Leicester on Monday night but a moment of inspiration from skipper Vincent Kompany was enough to give them the points. Pep Guardiola’s side would love an early goal, but they may have to be patient on the south coast although I do believe they will, eventually, run out comfortable winners.

Tip: City to win to nil


Burnley v Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives instructions during the UEFA Europa League Semi Final First Leg match between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium on May 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Burnley have lost their last nine games with Arsenal in all competitions, but I believe the Clarets will pick up a point at Turf Moor irrespective of the Gunners’ result at Valencia in the Europa League on Thursday.

Sean Dyche was not happy with his side’s opening 45-minutes at Goodison on Friday and I expect to see a much-improved performance from his side on Sunday. Arsenal must win to stand any chance of finishing in the top four, but their poor second-half against Brighton last weekend summed their inconsistent PL season up.

Tip: Game to finish in a draw


Crystal Palace v Bournemouth

Palace have won just 19 points at Selhurst Park – to go with the 29 on their travels – this season but I expect them to finish the campaign in style in front of their home supporters.

Bournemouth did win their last home game of the season at the Vitality last weekend, but it was hardly an impressive performance against a Spurs side who played the vast majority of the second half with nine men. The Cherries have scored eight goals in their last two PL away games, but I feel it will be Roy Hodgson’s side who take maximum points.

Tip: Palace to win


Fulham v Newcastle United

Fulham have won their last two home league games, but I feel United will take a point at Craven Cottage, having played their part in a terrific game with Liverpool at St James’ Park last weekend.

The Cottagers have only conceded one goal in their last four games and they have improved dramatically under Scott Parker. I can’t split the sides in what promises to an entertaining farewell to the Premier League for the hosts.

Tip: Score draw


Leicester City v Chelsea

Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Pedro celebrates scoring the 1-1 equaliser with his teammates during the UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg football match Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on May 2, 2019. (Photo by Daniel ROLAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea are guaranteed a spot in the Champions League next term and the hope is that they are also Europa League finalists by the time they visit the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

The Foxes are, however, looking to do the double over the Blues and, if there is to be a winner, I think the hosts will edge another entertaining game.

Tip: Over 2.5 goals


Liverpool v Wolves

Champions League finalists Liverpool would be worthy winners of a 19th top-flight title should City slip up at the Amex, but I feel it will be in Madrid at the beginning of June, rather than Anfield on Sunday, that the Reds win the major Trophy their magnificent season deserves.

Wolves, themselves, have had a terrific first season back in the top-flight and are guaranteed to finish seventh in the table.

Liverpool will go unbeaten at home for a second successive season if they avoid defeat to Wolves and I think Jurgen Klopp’s side can end their tremendous PL season in style.

Tip: Liverpool to win to nil


Manchester United v Cardiff City

Cardiff lost their relegation battle last weekend and they have never kept a clean sheet in their 15 previous visits to Old Trafford. United were held to a draw at another relegated club Huddersfield Town last weekend, but I expect them to make no mistake against the Bluebirds.

There will be a summer of transition and upheaval at Old Trafford with a number of new players coming in and several the old guard leaving the club. It will be fascinating to see how many of the side who start against the Bluebirds on Sunday are in the starting XI for the opening game of the 2019/20 season in August.

Tip: United halftime/fulltime


Southampton v Huddersfield Town

Southampton were blown apart by West Ham in London last weekend and the Saints have now conceded six goals in their last two Premier League games.

That said I expect the hosts to keep the points even though Town picked up a welcome point against Manchester United last Sunday.

Tip: Southampton -1


Tottenham v Everton

A picture shows a general view of the interior of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of the Legends football match between Spurs Legends and Inter Forever, the second and final test event for the new stadium in London, on March 30, 2019. - Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino believes the club's state-of-the-art new stadium has been worth waiting for after months of delays. Spurs trained at the 62,000 capacity venue for the first time on March 28 and will play for the first time there on April 3 against Crystal Palace. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Spurs need a point to guarantee their place in the top four for the fourth successive season, but that is all I feel they will get against an Everton side who will be looking to exorcise their 6-2 home defeat from the reverse fixture at Goodison just before Christmas.

Everton have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 10 league games, but I feel both sides will find the back of the net at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tip: Game to finish 1-1


Watford v West Ham United

I fancy Watford to go into the FA Cup Final on the back of a win against a West Ham side who have won their last two in the league without conceding a goal.

The Hornets are looking to do the double over the Hammers for the first time in their history and a win would guarantee the club a top-half finish for the first time in the top-flight since the 1986-87 season.

Tip: Watford to win

Michael’s weekend wager: Crystal Palace, Southampton and Liverpool

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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