By Craig Kemp
8th May 2019
Never in the Premier League era has a team entering the final day of the season in top spot been overhauled.
This will be the eighth occasion that the whereabouts of the title will be determined on the final day, with both history and the odds suggesting that Manchester City will become the first team in a decade to retain their Premier League crown.
City head to Brighton with a one-point advantage over Liverpool and are heavy favourites at 1/10 in the Premier League outright betting.
Fresh from overcoming insurmountable odds once, by knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage, Liverpool are 6/1 to do the unthinkable again and be crowned champions.
Liverpool vs Wolves best bets
If Liverpool are to achieve this, they must win at home to Wolves. Interestingly, Huddersfield remain the only Premier League team to do the double over Nuno Espirito Santo’s men this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are priced up at 32/100 to beat Wolves.
Interestingly, Liverpool have won without conceding in four successive Anfield fixtures, scoring inside the opening 10 minutes in three of these matches.
The Liverpool ‘win to nil’ can be backed at 21/20 against Wolves, while its 13/5 that the Reds net their first goal inside the opening 15 minutes.
Brighton vs Man City best bets
While Liverpool have been making a habit of winning games in which they also prevent the opposition from scoring on home soil, this is a trait they appear to have copied from their title rivals.
Man City have conceded only once in winning all of their last seven league outings home or away – when Luka Milivojevic scored for Crystal Palace in a 3-1 defeat in mid-April.
Pep Guardiola has prioritised clean sheets over scoring goals of late, settling for 1-0 successes in three of their last four games. Phil Foden’s winner against Tottenham was their only first-half goal netted in this period too.
Man City are 2/13 to win at Brighton, but a much more backable 17/20 to win to nil.
Another potentially lucrative price is the 11/10 that the Citizens’ highest-scoring half is the second period, given their recent struggles in breaking down opponents early.
Staking £10 on the Liverpool and Manchester City ‘win to nil’ double returns a decent £37.92.