The ultimate showdown on the final day of the season will no doubt be at the Kings Power Stadium as Leicester host Manchester United in a match whose outcome will have huge ramifications in the race for a top 4 finish.
Leicester looked set to finish third behind Liverpool and Man City for the better part of the season but a run of poor results after the resumption has seen them fade away and now, they are outside of the top four looking in. This is a must-win game for the Foxes if they are to qualify for champions league as they are in fifth place, a point behind both United and Chelsea in third and fourth above them. A draw may still be enough but that would require Chelsea to lose at home in their final game.
The 3-0 loss at Tottenham on their last outing appears to have done the most damage to their quest for a top 4 place. Other than their generally poor form, the momentous challenge they face is the loss of key starters through either injuries or suspension. Fuchs, Chilwell and Soyuncu, all first-choice defenders will be missing, which is far from ideal for them in their biggest game of the season.
Prior to the 3-1 loss to Chelsea in the semifinals of the FA Cup last Sunday, Man United were on an incredible 19 match unbeaten run that saw them rise like a phoenix from mid-table mediocrity to position themselves for a top-four finish going into this last game of the season.
That Chelsea loss appears to have rattled them as they looked dishevelled and shell-shocked the very next game which ended in a 1-1 draw at home against West Ham. Chelsea’s loss at Liverpool saved them some face as they closed Matchday 37 in third place on the table above Chelsea on goal difference coming into this last game.
A draw will be good enough for Man United but with all the injuries at the back for Leicester, United will certainly smell blood and go for more. Ole does not have any major injuries to worry about and after tinkering around with the squad – to disastrous effect – he will have no choice but to restore the lineup that excelled during their tremendous unbeaten streak. United have had so much success against Leicester in recent times. They have too much quality particularly in the final third and we are backing them to get all three points on offer @ 2.20 with Bwin as our first betting tip for this match.
This game is for all intents and purposes a cup final for both teams and will pretty much be played with that cup final atmosphere. This means the game will be cagey to start, with neither side willing to cede too much ground to the other. As the game progresses, however, the intensity will increase and the chances will come by. Both sides have great attacking players that can produce magical moments. The second half should see most of the action in the game and we are going with Most Goals Second Half @ 2.05 with Bwin betting app as our final call here.
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