Chris Sutton has predicted how Leeds United, Everton and Leicester will get on on the final day of the season this weekend – with all three teams vying to finish in 17th in the Premier League table come 7pm on Sunday evening.
So, this is how things stand. Everton sit in 17th, the last remaining spot securing safety in the Premier League. Sean Dyche’s side come into the game against Bournemouth at Goodison Park in decent form. They are on 33 points.
Leicester are in 18th, after a 0-0 draw with Newcastle. They have the superior goal difference of the three, and a win against West Ham could be enough, if Everton draw or lose. Dean Smith’s side have a decent chance of survival.
Largely because, West Ham may rest players to avoid key injuries ahead of a Europa Conference League final. Leeds are in a right mess. We arguably have the toughest game, hosting a Tottenham side – though they are in bad form.
Leeds must win to stand any chance of survival. We then need West Ham to get a result at Leicester, and we need Bournemouth to win. We stay up if Everton draw and Leicester fail to win – but a three-goal swing is required.
Sutton predicts how Leeds, Leicester and Everton will get on on final day
Sutton predicted all three results – Leeds v Tottenham, Leicester v West Ham and Everton v Bournemouth in his BBC Sport predictions column. It is not good reading for Leeds fans, as he predicts Everton to beat Bournemouth.
A 1-0 win for the Toffees, according to Sutton. He expects Leeds to only draw against Spurs, ending in a 1-1 finish. But interestingly, Sutton has Leicester beating West Ham. Here is what he had to say about our clash with Spurs.
“Leeds boss Sam Allardyce has been driven to despair by how bad his side are at the back and he’s only been in charge for three games. That’s why I can’t see Leeds winning this game – and I think they are getting relegated.
“Tottenham don’t deserve many plaudits either, though. They have played well so rarely this season that I don’t see them getting a win that would give them a chance of seventh place and European football next season,” Sutton said.