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Premier League Review: Old Trafford win leaves Arsenal 11/5 for the title

The penultimate weekend of the Premier League season saw both of the top two secure vital victories, with Arsenal claiming a 1-0 win at Manchester United, which guarantees the title race will be decided on the final day.

There were more twists in the chase for Europe, while at the bottom of the table, the relegation battle is all but over. 

Gunners are 11/5 to win title on the final day

Arsenal’s visit to Old Trafford wasn’t as comfortable as the pre-match odds suggested, but the Gunners held on to secure a 1-0 win and move back to the top of the Premier League table. 

Leandro Trossard scored the only goal of the game to continue his fantastic late-season form. That result also had big implications for Manchester United, who have drifted out to 33/1 for a top-six finish after their second defeat in the space of a week.

At the top of the table, Arsenal are putting up a better fight for the trophy than last season, when they fell short late in the campaign to hand Man City the title. Mikel Arteta’s side have won 15 of their 17 league games in 2024, leaving them as an 11/5 chance to win the league next weekend. 

Arsenal finish the season at home to an Everton side who have had a late flourish. The Toffees have won four of their last five games after a 1-0 victory against Sheffield United on Saturday. 

City 4/11 to retain their title after Craven Cottage cruise

Manchester City kicked off the Premier League weekend with a comprehensive 4-0 victory at Fulham, with Josko Gvardiol the hero. The Croatian defender opened the scoring and chipped in with City’s third in the second half as the champions continued a 21-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez were also on the scoresheet for the Citizens, who have now won seven consecutive league games. That big victory also boosted City’s goal difference, which could be vital in a tight race for the title.

City are a point behind the Gunners with a game in hand, while they’ve moved just three goals behind Arsenal in terms of goal difference. The Citizens know that two wins from two will see them win the league for the fourth consecutive season and they’re now 4/11 to retain their crown.

Arsenal are left to hope for a favour from rivals Tottenham on Tuesday, with City visiting the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. After that, the Citizens finish with a home clash against West Ham.

Tottenham 12/1 for top four after comeback victory

Tottenham kept their slender top four hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Burnley, a result which confirmed the Clarets' relegation back down to the Championship.

Burnley made a bright start and scored the opener through Jacob Bruun Larson, but Pedro Porro equalised for Tottenham just seven minutes later. The Clarets had to win to have any chance of survival, but they fell to a defeat thanks to Micky van de Ven’s winner with eight minutes to go.

Tottenham are now four points behind Aston Villa and both sides have two games left to play. Spurs need Villa to drop points in both their remaining games - Liverpool at home on Monday and their visit to Crystal Palace on the final day.

Ange Postecoglou’s side also need to win both of their final games to sneak into fourth, which leaves them as 12/1 outsiders for a return to the Champions League. 

Chelsea rally leaves them 10/11 for sixth

Chelsea were the weekend’s big winners in the race for Europe, claiming a 3-2 victory at Nottingham Forest. The Blues continued their late push for the top six by coming back from 2-1 down to win at the City Ground.

At one point, former Blue Callum Hudson-Odoi looked to have condemned them to a defeat, with Forest needing a point to secure survival. However, late strikes from Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson secured the win for the Blues.

Chelsea are seventh and level on points with Newcastle after the Magpies drew 1-1 with Brighton. That’s left a tight battle between Newcastle and Chelsea for the final guaranteed spot in Europe, with the Magpies 4/5 ahead of the 10/11 Blues. 

Another defeat leaves Luton 1/1000 to go down

Luton’s spell in the top flight is all but over, after they suffered a 3-1 defeat at West Ham. The Hatters had some early hope when they scored the opener after six minutes, knowing they had to avoid defeat to have any realistic chance of survival. However, they could not withstand an improved Hammers side after the break and slumped to a 23rd defeat of the campaign.

Nottingham Forest’s loss leaves Luton just three points shy of 17th so they’ve not mathematically been relegated, but their poor goal difference has made them as short as 1/1000 to return to the Championship. The Hatters need a 12-goal swing on the final day to avoid the drop.

Palace 8/1 for top 10 finish after late surge

Crystal Palace continued their brilliant finish to the season with a 3-1 victory at Wolves. The Eagles picked up their fifth win in six games after racing into a 2-0 lead at Molineux and that leaves them just two points shy of 10th place.

The Eagles host fourth-placed Aston Villa in their final game of the season and they still have a chance to break into the top 10. Palace need Brighton to slip up in their midweek clash with Chelsea to head into Sunday with a chance to climb into the top half.

Bournemouth could have moved into the top 10 but they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Brentford in their final game at the Vitality this season. That 2-1 loss to the Bees left the Cherries in 11th, level on points with Brighton and two clear of Palace.

Brighton finish the campaign with home games against Chelsea and Man United and they’re 1/5 to finish 10th. Bournemouth head to the Blues on the final day and they are 7/1 to move up a position.

Palace’s win moved them ahead of Wolves, who are 66/1 to jump from 13th to 10th this weekend. The Eagles themselves are an 8/1 chance for a top-half finish. 

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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