Manchester City Tipped to Win Premier League Title on Final Day

| May 20, 2022 7:53 am PDT

  • Manchester City is in pole position to clinch the EPL title ahead of the final day.
  • Pep Guardiola’s side leads Liverpool by one point in the table.
  • Man City hosts Aston Villa on Sunday, while Liverpool hosts Wolves.

It’s all to play for on the final day of the English Premier League season. With only one point separating first-place Manchester City and second-place Liverpool, the title race is set to go down to the wire.

Naturally, Man City is favored to lift the trophy on Sunday. But the defending champions must get through a tricky clash against Aston Villa. Could Steven Gerrard do his old club a favor by causing an upset at the Etihad Stadium?

Let’s check out the latest EPL titles odds ahead of decision day.

2021-22 English Premier League Title Odds

Manchester City1.15
Liverpool5.50

Betway views Manchester City as the clear favorite to clinch the title on Sunday. In fact, all the top soccer betting sites favor Pep Guardiola’s men to get the job done.

Of course, a victory over Aston Villa would see Man City secure the silverware. If Liverpool draws with Wolves, the Cityzens could even lose against Villa and still win the title due to their superior goal difference.

Given the circumstances, Liverpool’s odds to win the Premier League are pretty generous. We all know what Jurgen Klopp’s team is capable of, so it wouldn’t be a huge shock if they lifted the trophy.

Comparing the Two Title Contenders

#1 Manchester City

  • Points: 90
  • Goal Difference: +72
  • Record: 28-6-3

Man City has taken 90 points from a possible 111 this season. Just let that sink in for a second. Sure, Guardiola’s men won’t reach their 2017-18 record of 100 points. But they could finish only seven points shy of that mark.

Not only are the Cityzens the top scorers in the league (96), but they also have the best defensive record (24). As a result, they boast a staggering goal difference of +72.

#2 Liverpool

  • Points: 89
  • Goal Difference: +66
  • Record: 27-8-2

Remarkably, Liverpool has suffered one defeat fewer than Man City this term. But having picked up 27 wins and eight draws, the Merseysiders find themselves a point behind their title rivals.

Klopp’s boys have scored 91 goals – five fewer than Man City. They have also conceded one goal more, meaning their goal difference is six lower than City’s.

Manchester City Remains in Pole Position

Man City heads into the final day of the season on an 11-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League. Despite dropping points against West Ham last weekend, they remain in control of their destiny.

Between mid-April and early May, Guardiola’s men registered a five-game winning streak – thrashing Brighton (3-0), Watford (5-1), Leeds (4-1), Newcastle (5-0), and Wolves (5-1). Just look at those scorelines!

Of course, City’s squad is stacked with world-class stars. But Kevin De Bruyne has stood out from the crowd this season, bagging 15 goals and seven assists in the EPL. He even scored four goals as City crushed Wolves earlier this month.

De Bruyne is well on his way to becoming one of the greatest Premier League players of all time. If he fires the Cityzens to their fourth title in five years, he will only enhance his status.

Still, Aston Villa won’t go down without a fight on Sunday. Having lost just one of their last six games, Gerrard and his players will fancy their chances of spoiling the party.

Can Liverpool Upset the EPL Title Odds?

If it weren’t for Man City’s brilliance, Liverpool would already have the EPL title wrapped up. I mean, the Reds have suffered a measly two losses in 37 games. But they still find themselves chasing City.

Klopp’s boys have avoided defeat in each of their previous 18 league outings, securing 15 wins and three draws along the way. They even managed to chalk up a ten-game winning streak between January and April.

Liverpool scraped past Southampton with a narrow 2-1 victory last time out, despite missing three key players. Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, and Fabinho missed Tuesday’s clash due to injury and could also miss Sunday’s game against Wolves.

Like City, the Reds could struggle to break down their final opponent of the season. Granted, Wolves’ form has taken a turn for the worse recently. But they still have the fourth-best defensive record in the league.

At the end of the day, Man City and Liverpool would both be worthy title winners. They have been head and shoulders above everyone else this season, so neither side deserves to suffer heartbreak this weekend.

Are you planning to bet on the final round of Premier League fixtures? If so, be sure to take advantage of our EPL predictions and picks.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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