Down to the Wire in the EPL

Manchester City and Liverpool are tied for the league lead with 80 points, but City has the upper hand, as they have a +9 goal differential. The goal differential will give City the EPL crown if they end the season with the same amount of points as the Reds.

Chelsea and Arsenal round out the top four and they will earn the automatic Champions League berth for next season, but each only has one more match remaining and they cannot catch City or the Reds, who each still play two matches.

Man City’s last two matches are at home facing Aston Villa and West Ham, who are safe from the relegation zone, but each is out of the top 10 in the league. City is the HUGE betting favorite in both matches. Facing Aston Villa they have Premier League betting odds at Bet365 of -600 the Villans at +1800 and a draw line of +800. In their last match of the season they are at -700 with West Ham at +1200 and a draw line of +800.

Liverpool plays a Monday night match facing Crystal Palace before finishing the season at home against Newcastle, who are big betting underdogs. The Reds are posted at Bet365 with Premier League odds of -275 on the road facing Crystal Palace, who are posted at +800 with a draw line of +450. In the season final Liverpool has odds of -500 with Newcastle at +1000 and a draw line of +600.

Chelsea is a big road betting favorite in their last match facing Cardiff, who will be relegated when the season finishes.

Arsenal is also on the road in their season finale facing a Norwich side that must win and get help to stay in the Premier League next season.

Cardiff and Fulham have already been relegated and Norwich looks to do the same. They not only need to beat Arsenal, but have Sunderland lose to Swansea. You can tell that odds makers think that scenario is a long shot, as Bet365 has odds to be relegated with Norwich at -50000 and Sunderland at +5000.

Manchester United has to be happy the season is over, as while they have two more matches remaining they cannot move into the top four even if they win both.