The English Premier League draws to a close this weekend and Willie Duncan looks at which players might finish the season in the final round of fixtures to be played on Sunday
Newcastle United’s dreams of a top-four finish were dashed last weekend when they suffered a 2-0 home reverse against Manchester City but the Magpies could still edge out Tottenham on Sunday with a victory, should Harry Redknapp’s side slip up against Fulham.
If Newcastle are to win this weekend, they will require star striker Papiss Cisse to be in fine form once more. The 26-year-old has proved to be one of the shrewdest signings of the season having scored an impressive 13 goals from his 13 appearances and the 4/1 (5.0) quote from Bet365 for Cisse to score at first on Sunday is too good to miss here.
Papiss Cisse to score first at 4/1 (5.0)
Swansea v Liverpool:
Andy Carroll’s performances in his last two outings for Liverpool have sparked debate about whether the former Newcastle United striker should be selected to travel to Poland and Ukraine this summer as part of England’s Euro 2012 squad.
Carroll’s chances of being called up by Roy Hodgson would be done no harm whatsoever should the big striker hit the target again on Sunday. The 23-year-old will be a likely starter for Kenny Dalglish’s men, and it is tempting to snap up the 6/1 (7.0) on offer from Bet365 for Carroll to open the scoring when Liverpool visit Liberty Stadium for the final game of the season against Swansea City.
Andy Carroll to score first at 6/1 (7.0)
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal:
Arsenal squandered a golden opportunity to secure a top-three finish last weekend when they were held by Norwich City at the Emirates and the Gunners will be anxious to ensure their place in next season’s Champions League with victory here but they will face a stern test on Sunday as Roy Hodgson looks to sign off as West Brom boss in style.
Peter Odemwingie has often posed a threat for the Baggies this term and the 9/4 (3.25) on offer from Bet365 for the dangerous frontman to exploit any sloppiness in the Arsenal rear-guard by scoring anytime looks to represent outstanding value here. Defensive frailties have been regularly on show in the Arsenal back line recently and Odemwingie looks the pick of the scorers on Sunday as this price is too good to pass up.
Peter Odemwingie to score at any time at 9/4 (3.25)
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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter here.