The Premier League title race has been done and dusted for some time now but the fight for the top four is still very much alive.
With just six points separating third-placed Chelsea and seventh-placed Sheffield United, the Champions League qualification battle has taken centre stage.
At the time of writing, all five clubs have three games left to play. Every match is crucial and we could see a shock or two in the Premier League betting odds in the coming weeks.
With a bit of luck, neutrals could be set for a ‘winner takes all’ double header on the final day of the season.
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Football fans will be keeping a close eye on the latest injury news, online betting tips and more ahead of each Premier League fixture.
The games are coming thick and fast so be sure to familiarise yourself with the English football schedule ahead of what should be an exciting end to the campaign.
Without further ado, it is time to take a look at all five teams as we enter the business end of the season.
Who can hold their nerve? Can Wolves or Sheffield United pip the big boys to fourth spot? Only time will tell but one thing is for sure: this IS the most exciting top four fight in Premier League history.
Currently third in the table, Chelsea are in the driving seat to secure Champions League qualification.
A home clash with relegated Norwich City should mean an easy three points for Frank Lampard’s side, which will pile more pressure on the chasing pack.
However, Chelsea must go to Anfield and try to get a result.
Liverpool have picked up 52 points from a possible 54 at home this season and they are still on track to top the 100 points mark.
If their Champions League status is still up in the air by July 22nd, a final day football betting classic with Wolves awaits.
With so much potentially at stake for both clubs, that could be an absolute humdinger at Stamford Bridge.
14th July: vs Norwich City
22nd July: at Liverpool
26th July: vs Wolves
Brendan Rodgers’ side looked like top four betting certainties a few months ago but the Foxes are in real danger of dropping out of the Champions League places.
Victory against Sheffield United on Thursday is an absolute must.
Tottenham have been hit and miss this season and Leicester fans will be hoping that they have an off day on July 19th.
However, the north London outfit are looking to claim a Europa League berth and Jose Mourinho’s men will be tough to beat.
A final day decider against Manchester United looks likely.
One of those teams could go into that contest knowing that a draw will be enough to qualify for the Champions League but we could be treated to a real blood, sweat and tears football match.
16th July: vs Sheffield United
19th July: at Tottenham Hotspur
26th July: vs Man United
Southampton’s injury time equaliser on Monday night threw a huge spanner in the works at Old Trafford.
Manchester United are unbeaten in 18 matches in all competitions but that 2-2 draw felt like a defeat given the circumstances.
Crystal Palace have failed to inspire confidence since the Premier League returned and West Ham may find themselves guilty of taking their foot off the gas now their top flight status is more or less guaranteed.
However, nothing is ever a given in England’s elite club competition.
If United win their next two games, the Red Devils will travel to the King Power Stadium as the Premier League’s form side.
Well fancied in outright winner odds for next season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men can send out a statement of intent in the coming weeks.
Man United Fixtures:
16th July: at Crystal Palace
22nd July: vs West Ham
26th July: at Leicester
Credit where credit is due – Wolves just keep on finding more.
Despite starting the 2019/20 season back in July last year, the Molineux club are still battling to finish in the top four while Europa League glory is not out of the question.
Wolves were excellent value for their convincing victory over Everton at the weekend and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Nuno Espirito Santo’s side make light work of Burnley and Crystal Palace later this week.
Do that and Wolves might just have a chance of sneaking into the top four with a win on the final day.
They are relying on the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United to drop points but with the pressure gauge increasing by a few notches, you never know…
15th July: at Burnley
20th July: vs Crystal Palace
26th July: at Chelsea
Sheffield United will need a minor miracle to sneak into the top four but stranger things have happened.
Chris Wilder has done a terrific job at Bramall Lane this season and the Blades were much the better side when beating Chelsea 3-0 at the weekend.
Victory for Sheffield United at Leicester on Thursday evening will give the Blades renewed hope of nicking a top four berth.
With Everton struggling right now, Wilder’s side will be favourites with 888sport to secure three points back on home turf.
And with a win over Southampton on the final day, who knows? All Sheffield United can do at this moment in time is win their three matches and hope for a crazy run of results.
And in this unprecedented Premier League campaign, it seems anything is possible.
Sheffield United Fixtures:
16th July: at Leicester
20th July: vs Everton
26th July: at Southampton
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