Arsenal scored 10 goals and conceded just one in their last four games, and they scored first in all four and a chance for the Gunners to score first in this meeting will go for (1.36) according to Megabet . That was Liverpool's 21st league win of the season and victory over already-relegated Middlesbrough will secure Champions League football next term.
The calculations for the range of money that remains available to pocket was undertaken by Talksport and were correct prior to Tuesday evenings fixtures, so with that wriggle room in place, errors are their own.
And while there has been much jockeying for position for those two spots over the past month, the race was destined to come down to the last day of the season. But that shouldn't be mistaken for something almost as motivating as the top four place at stake for Arsenal.
Jurgen Klopp says Bayern would not find things as easy as they do in the Bundesliga if they were a Premier League club. Maybe that hinges on whether they do sneak a top-four finish and also how May 27's FA Cup final against Chelsea pans out. Fifth place if Arsenal win or Arsenal draw and overturn +2 goal difference and goals scored.
Writing in his Sky Sports column about Chelsea's home clash against Sunderland, former Arsenal midfielder Merson tipped the champions to win in style. The more cynical view, however, is that it is too little, too late, with Liverpool likely to condemn the Gunners to the Thursday nights in the Europa League. "I'm quite surprised. I want to absolutely make sure that we are in there but after that let's get to 75 points and see what happens".
Arsenal have been off the pace in the Premier League all season and playing catch-up ever since that dramatic 4-3 defeat to Liverpool at home on the opening weekend.
City (75 points, 36 goal difference, 75 goals scored) have the edge over Liverpool (73, 33, 75) and Arsenal (72, 31, 74).
The league winning goalkeeper has been huge this season for the Blues and has not been caught out regularly despite reports linking him to Real Madrid. It's never really a problem - Manchester City and Manchester United won their ties by a six-goal margin the last two seasons - but it does mean an earlier start to the season. Arsenal and City could have to play a third/fourth place play-off if Liverpool lose their final game, or a fourth/fifth place play-off if the Reds win.
Arsenal vs Everton at the Emirates.
Will Jose Mourinho's gamble pay off at Manchester United? They can not finish higher or lower than they are now which means it's a bit of a "dead" game from their perspective. We do our job, we have shown that again.