Man City are set to give Liverpool a guard of honour on Thursday at the Etihad after they won the Premier League for the first time!
It was simply a matter of time before Liverpool was officially crowned the Premier Leauge champions. Unfortunately for them, it didn’t come how they would have imagined. Man City were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea last week which made it impossible for them to catch Liverpool.
After the game, the Liverpool players could be seen celebrating with each other at a hotel where they nervously watched the game. They would like to have won it themselves, but after 30 years of waiting, they won’t complain.
As is a tradition in the Premier Leauge, the team playing the winner after they have won the league, will clap them out onto the pitch. Now if things couldn’t get any worse for Pep’s side, they are the team to play Liverpool next!
Guardiola has confirmed that his side will give them a guard of honour, as teams don’t actually have to do it. This was met with criticism from ex-Liverpool player Danny Murphy. He said that non of Liverpools player are fit to tie De Bruynes boots, and neither side will want to do it anyway. Strange comments from a former Liverpool player!
However, at least it won’t be as awkward as when Arsenal gave Man United a guard of honour in 2013. Their striker Van Persie had left the club the year before and when a guided United to their 13th Premier League title. He was then clapped out by his ex-teammates at his old ground. A guard of honour that didn’t go down well!
Rest Of The Season
Now that the title is finally wrapped up, we can look elsewhere in the league as to who will finish in what place. The race for the top four is an interesting one. Leicester looked nailed on for it before football restarted, however, things have changed. No win in three has seen them drop to three points above the Man United in fifth.
Leicester have now been priced at 4/5, with Man United at 4/9! This is a huge turn around in the odds, and both sides play each other on the last day. Chelsea are just two points ahead of United and they are priced at 1/2. Wolves are also in with a chance. They are level points with United, its just whether they can keep it up. They are priced at 11/4.
Elsewhere in the table, the race for survival is hotting up. Norwich are as good as gone now and Paddy Power don’t have any odds on them surviving. Bournemouth look likely to join them. They are only one point from safety but are struggling and priced at 1/10. Villa are on the same points as Bournemouth and priced at 1/4. Watford are safe by a point and Nigel Atkins as done a fantastic job. At the start of the season, they didn’t get a win for 13 games but now are 23/10 to go down. Still not the most promising odds but better than where they were!
These aren’t the only markets available with Paddy Power though. The race for the golden boot is looking like it will go right down to the final day. Paddy Power has many more available, be sure to check them out!