There’s something of a final-day dead rubber between Manchester City and Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts are in something of purgatory in second place, 18 points off champions Liverpool but 15 points clear of city rivals Manchester United in third.
They’ve long since been confirmed runners-up and there may be some personnel changes that reflect the low-stakes nature of this match, with Champions League football to think about next month.
Norwich, meanwhile, have been confirmed as finishing rock bottom for weeks now. The Canaries are ten points behind the next-worst side in the league, having won just five and lost 26 of their 37 games this season.
They’ve been particularly abject since the restart, with eight straight defeats. They’re the only side not to have managed a win, let alone taken a single point. Post-lockdown they’ve scored the fewest goals (just one) and conceded the most (18) - which is also the case on both counts over the entire season.
Thomas Frank is also without Josip Drmic and Emiliano Buendia for this trip, after both were sent off in last week’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley.
Norwich actually remarkably won the reverse fixture 3-2 at Carrow Road back in September, but a repeat of that appears acutely unlikely - 100/1 in fact.
Manchester City have won their last four Premier League matches, three of them via four goals or more, thrashing Brighton and Newcastle 5-0 before a 4-0 win over Watford last time out. There’s no value in a home victory here at just 1/12, so it may be worth considering backing them to register yet another emphatic win.
We recommend backing the hosts to win by four goals or more here at 5/4. A 5-0 win, a scoreline they’ve won by in two of their last four Premier League outings, is available at a much more generous 10/1.
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