Manchester City Tipped to Win Premier League Title on Final Day
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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!
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.
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.
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