Final Day Premier League Predictions – what the experts think

With the title and top four places wrapped up, it’s all about the bottom of the table and possible relegation from the Premier League this weekend on the final day of the season. Blackpool, Wigan, Birmingham, Wolves and Blackburn are all fighting not to join West Ham as the teams to be relegated from the Premier League this season.

Blackpool face a tricky trip to Premier League champions Manchester United, Wigan travel to Stoke and Birmingham are away to Tottenham. Wolves and Blackburn may be happy to play out a draw at Molineux, but neither will want to lose and face the risk of being overtaken by teams below them. Whatever happens, it should prove to be a fascinating final day of the season, in which there are sure to be plenty of twists and turns.

Glenn Moore:

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Patrick Barclay:

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Martin Lipton:

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Football Writers’ Association Predictions – Week 42

Current May standings

1. Andy Dunn – 7 (2)

2. Patrick Barclay – 6 (4)

3. Steve Bates – 6 (4)

4. Shaun Custis – 6 (1)

5. Des Kelly – 5 (3)

6. Martin Lipton – 4 (2)

7. Glenn Moore – 3 (2)

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Overall standings

1. Steve Bates – 193

2. Martin Lipton – 189

3. Shaun Custis – 187

4. Andy Dunn – 179

5. Des Kelly – 179

6. Glenn Moore – 178

7. Patrick Barclay – 176

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Patrick Barclay (The Times)

Home Team Away Team
Aston Villa V Liverpool H
Bolton V Man City A
Everton V Chelsea H
Fulham V Arsenal D
Man United V Blackpool H
Newcastle V West Brom D
Stoke V Wigan D
Tottenham V Birmingham H
West Ham V Sunderland H
Wolves V Blackburn D

ASTON VILLA V LIVERPOOL: JUST THE TONIC FOR HOULLIER

Des Kelly (Daily Mail)

Home Team Away Team
Aston Villa V Liverpool A
Bolton V Man City A
Everton V Chelsea H
Fulham V Arsenal D
Man United V Blackpool D
Newcastle V West Brom D
Stoke V Wigan A
Tottenham V Birmingham D
West Ham V Sunderland H
Wolves V Blackburn H

WOLVES V BLACKBURN: Wolves are fighters and the team is built in Mick McCarthy’s no-nonsense image. They are scrapping for their lives and I’d back them to come through

Shaun Custis (The Sun)

Home Team Away Team
Aston Villa V Liverpool D
Bolton V Man City A
Everton V Chelsea D
Fulham V Arsenal D
Man United V Blackpool H
Newcastle V West Brom H
Stoke V Wigan A
Tottenham V Birmingham H
West Ham V Sunderland D
Wolves V Blackburn H

SPURS V BIRMINGHAM. Birmingham have to win to be sure of safety but are in no sort of form and Spurs should take the points.

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Andy Dunn (News of the World)

Home Team Away Team
Aston Villa V Liverpool A
Bolton V Man City A
Everton V Chelsea H
Fulham V Arsenal A
Man United V Blackpool H
Newcastle V West Brom H
Stoke V Wigan A
Tottenham V Birmingham H
West Ham V Sunderland H
Wolves V Blackburn H

Fulham v Arsenal. It has been nothing short of a disastrous end to Arsenal’s season but surely Arsene Wenger will rally his team for one last effort, especially as it could mean avoiding the nuisance of a Champions League qualifying tie. Away win.

Martin Lipton (The Mirror)

Home Team Away Team
Aston Villa V Liverpool H
Bolton V Man City A
Everton V Chelsea D
Fulham V Arsenal D
Man United V Blackpool H
Newcastle V West Brom H
Stoke V Wigan H
Tottenham V Birmingham D
West Ham V Sunderland A
Wolves V Blackburn H

Bolton v Man City: Bolton can’t wait for the season to finish, City know a win will give them an automatic Champions League place. Only one outcome, surely.

Steve Bates (The People)

Home Team Away Team
Aston Villa V Liverpool H
Bolton V Man City A
Everton V Chelsea A
Fulham V Arsenal H
Man United V Blackpool D
Newcastle V West Brom H
Stoke V Wigan D
Tottenham V Birmingham H
West Ham V Sunderland H
Wolves V Blackburn H
 

 

Stoke v Wigan: Stoke will be looking to end the season on a high after successive defeats in the Cup Final and league to Manchester City and that could spell trouble for Roberto Martinez and his survival-seeking stars

Glenn Moore (The Independent)

Home Team Away Team
Aston Villa V Liverpool H
Bolton V Man City A
Everton V Chelsea D
Fulham V Arsenal D
Man United V Blackpool H
Newcastle V West Brom D
Stoke V Wigan D
Tottenham V Birmingham H
West Ham V Sunderland D
Wolves V Blackburn H

Manchester United v Blackpool: Blackpool will be left relying on results elsewhere with a weakened, but far from weak Manchester United team likely to prove too strong for them