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Sunday Premier League Tipsheet: Toothless Tigers to be Kane'd by Harry

One more game, a two goal-winning margine required for Mike's best bet of the day
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With lots of final-day games having very little riding on them Mike Norman has a hard task of finding some solid wagers on Sunday, but our man is confident of ending another profitable season on a high with the following selections...


"Kane is available to back at [18.0] in the To Score a Hat-trick market ahead of this game, and if you want just one low stakes fun wager on the final day of the season then you'll do well to find a better one than this."

Hull [7.0] v Tottenham [1.54]; The Draw [4.7]

Tottenham were trading at prices around the [1.8] mark to win this game prior to showing their end of season intent by thrashing Leicester 6-1 on Thursday night. Despite second place being assured, Mauricio Pochettino fielded a strong starting XI, and the performance was sensational.

Not surprisingly, Spurs have shortened dramatically, and they're now available to back at just [1.54] tot take all three points from the KCOM Stadium.

Harry Kane scored four at Leicester, taking his tally to 26 for the season, and he must be licking his lips at the prospect of scoring another hatful away to relegated Hull on Sunday afternoon, wrapping up the Golden Boot award in the process.

Kane is available to back at [18.0] in the To Score a Hat-trick market ahead of this game, and if you want just one low stakes fun wager on the final day of the season then you'll do well to find a better one than this.

And that's because Hull, relegated just seven days ago, go into this fixture in low spirits and with a depleted squad. Key defender Harry Maguire will be absent, and so too will be striker Abel Hernandez, joining the likes of Will Keane, Lazar Markovic, Ryan Mason, David Meyler and Moses Odubajo on the sidelines.

There is even some talk of boss Marco Silva giving his fringe players a start against Spurs in an exercise to determine a bit more what he'll have to work with in the Championship next term should he decide to stay with the Tigers.

All in all though, this should be a relative stroll for Tottenham. Backing them to win by at least two clear goals appeals massively at prices around the [2.4] mark, and that will be my best bet of the final day fixtures.

Recommended Bet
Back Tottenham -1 to Win @ [2.4] (best bet)
Back Harry Kane To Score a Hat-trick @ [18.0]


Manchester United [2.86] v Crystal Palace [2.78]; The Draw [3.4]

He's not everyone's cup of tea admittedly, and there's no doubt that Jose Mourinho has done a lot of unjust moaning this season, but I find it impossible to understand the criticism he's received recently regarding his likely team selections and concerns about fixture scheduling.

One popular radio station went to war on him, telling him to stop moaning because he has a 25-man squad to work with and therefore he should always be able to field a very strong side.

They obviously overlooked the fact that during the past six weeks, of Mourinho's 25-man squad, up to eight or nine of them have been unavailable due to injury, while Paul Pogba has been on compassionate leave for the last two games. That's left Mourinho with 16 or 17 first team members to work with, meaning he's had no choice but to draft in some youngsters if wanting to rest some of the players featuring regularly in the Europa League.

And the United manager is bang on the money in suggesting that Sunday's game against Palace should have been moved to a Saturday, given both clubs have absolutely nothing to play for.

Mourinho has named an extremely inexperienced squad for the visit of the Eagles, and I feel for those who have had wagers on the home side at prices down to a low of [1.49]. They're not even favourites to win the game now, edging closer to [3.0] with every passing hour.

With nothing at stake, and the United team likely to be unrecognisable, this could be a drab low key affair, and my hunch is that the home side will struggle to get on the scoresheet. They might not even be too concerned about getting out of their own half!

I'm not sure how Palace will approach this game however, so I'll back No in the Both Teams to Score market in the hope that at least one of the two sides shows very little intent on attacking.

I just hope that Mourinho doesn't cop any further criticism for his team selection, and that United go on and win the Europa League because having five English clubs in next season's Champions League is surely better than having just four.

Recommended Bet
Back No in Both Teams to Score @ [2.2]


Swansea [2.1] v West Brom [4.0]; The Draw [3.7]

It's a dead rubber game of course, but Swansea go into this match in fine form and in extremely high spirits, while West Brom are in their worst form of the season and are struggling to score goals, so a home win has to be the recommendation at an odds-against price.

Paul Clement's men looked dead and buried a few weeks ago, but with the brilliant Gylfi Sigurðsson in their side, and former Juventus striker Fernando Llorente in attack, they always looked capable of putting a string of results together.

And that's exactly what they did. The Swans took 10 points from their final four games, including home victories without conceding against Stoke and Everton, and if in the same mood on Sunday then they represent a good wager to beat struggling West Brom.

Of course, some will allude to the fact that Swansea celebrated their Premier League survival by jetting off to Ibiza on Monday as a negative. But it was done with the full backing of Clement, and everyone was back in training - in Swansea - by Wednesday afternoon. Clement has in fact hinted that his players have never been happier, and the togetherness in the squad never stronger.

The same cannot be said about West Brom right now. Tony Pulis' men have failed to win any of their last eight league games, taking just two points from a possible 24 in the process. The Baggies also failed to find the back of the net in six of those games and it's impossible to have any confidence in them ahead of their trip to the Liberty Stadium.

I fancy the home side to end the season on a high, and then it really will be time to party.

Recommended Bet
Back Swansea to Win @ [2.1]


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Premier League 2016/17 Season P/L

Staked: 155 pts
Returned: 174.53 pts
P/L: +19.53 pts

*based on 1pt each bet, 2pts best bet

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