IT will be one big party at the King Power tonight as Leicester are handed the Premier League trophy.
That’s an intro I never thought I’d be writing and well done to all those who backed the Foxes at silly prices.
I’ve been convinced Leicester would be crowned champions for the past few months and profited plenty on them to win games at inflated odds – bookies haven’t realised how good they are.
Yet again Claudio Ranieri’s side are priced at over evens for the visit of Everton tonight. It’s tempting but we’ve all seen the pictures of players partying and I wonder how much that will have taken out of them.
However, they could be pushed to the points by a frenzied crowd on tidal wave of emotion but that’s risk.
Party host Jamie Vardy is back after a two-game ban and he’s one who’ll be desperate to make up for lost time. I can see the England striker taking centre stage with a goal – unless his lookalike, above, plays – and I’m on him to net at 6-5 with Betfred and first at 4-1 with Ladbrokes.
Last week I suggested Norwich were heading down and results went against them with Newcastle winning and Sunderland drawing.
Alex Neil’s side have another tough one today when Man United visit and with the Louis van Gaal’s men still hoping for a top-four finish I’m on them at 10-11 with William Hill and Ladbrokes.Newcastle might have to win their last two matches to stay up and although their away record is shocking – 10 defeats in 11 games – they should beat relegated Aston Villa.
Sunderland have lost just one in six as they try to edge over the line. Sam Allardyce knows too many draws could send them down but he’d take a point from Chelsea today. The stalemate pays just 2-1 at Ladbrokes and Coral.
With so many meaningless games picking winners isn’t easy but West Ham, 1-2 with Coral, should beat Swansea as they target fifth place.
Biggest game of the weekend is in the Championship where the winner of Middlesbrough v Brighton will be promoted. It’s been described as a match worth £300million if the club stays in the Premier League next season so the pressure is immense.
Boro are strong at home and need a point and that’s how it could transpire. Best bet could be 0-0 at half-time at 7-4 with William Hill.
Burnley are in general 8-15 to win at relegated Charlton to clinch the title and should do so in style. Back Sean Dyche’s men at 7-4 with McBookie -1.
Steven Pressley’s Fleetwood can stay up by beating a Crewe side who have finished bottom of League One. They are 2-5 (Hills).
Accrington, Oxford and Bristol Rovers are fighting for League Two promotion and Stanley tempt at 4-5 against Stevenage tomorrow.
Bets to Consider
Vardy to score
Sunderland draw no bet
Boro v Brighton HT 0-0