The final week of the longest Premier League season in history kicks off with a triple-header tonight, as Brighton host Newcastle, Sheffield United face Everton and Wolves take on Crystal Palace.
While none of the six sides involved this evening are in any real relegation danger, Sheffield United and Wolves still have their eyes firmly on the prize of European football next season.
We’re all set for another exciting night of top-notch top-flight action, and we’ve previewed all three matches in our Premier League Betting Tips.
Sheffield United v Everton (Mon, 18:00)
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. That should be the motto for both of these sides as the over-achieving Blades meet the under-achieving Blues in a crucial game at Bramall Lane.
Chris Wilder’s men have been a bit stop-start since football resumed, but there’s no doubting their form on home turf, where United have picked up 12 points from the last 12 available.
They’re 11/10 to continue that winning thread against an Everton side who have been on the beach since the restart, leading Seamus Coleman to question the desire and attitude of his teammates.
The Toffees have found things particularly sticky away from home and have failed to score in three of their last four matches on the road. United have the league’s joint-second best defensive record and are 21/10 to Win to Nil.
Brighton v Newcastle (Mon, 18:00)
You’d have got a good price on Graham Potter and Steve Bruce to still be in their respective jobs with two games of the season remaining, let alone both Brighton and Newcastle to be (almost) safe.
Yet here they are, and while the two managers deserve heaps of praise for their efforts this season, we have a feeling they’re unlikely to serve up a classic on the South Coast this evening.
There have only been four goals scored in the last five meetings between the two clubs, with two of those clashes ending goalless.
The Draw is available at 12/5 this evening, with 0-0 at 17/2 and 1-1 at 11/2. Under 2.5 Goals by itself is 3/4, while Neal Maupay is considered the most likely scorer at 7/5.
Wolves v Crystal Palace (Mon, 20:15)
Wolves’ Champions League dream may be over for another season, but they can’t afford to take their foot off the gas just yet if they still want to qualify for next season’s Europa League.
The good news for the Old Gold is that tonight’s opponents Crystal Palace have been in obliging mood of late and will make it a not-so-magnificent seven defeats on the bounce with a loss at Molineux.
The hosts are 1/2 to claim an important three points, with Roy Hodgson’s men out at 7/1. That looks a tad unfair given the Eagles are unbeaten on their last four trips here, and they’re available at 8/5 on the Double Chance.
Mexican hitman Raul Jimenez has been in fine form since the restart and is 13/5 to Score First for their third game in a row.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.