Premier League predictions ahead of the final day fixtures

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Joy for Arsenal and Chelsea while there will be despair for Tottenham Hotspur according to our final day predictions.

For the last time this season I predict the scores for the Premier League on a vital final day for the leagues Champions League chasers.

The day also sees Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Rafa Benitez say goodbye to their clubs.

Chelsea v Everton: 1-1

I just cannot see Everton losing on David Moyes final game as manager but then again the thought of them winning at Stamford Bridge is also to far-fetched for me to believe.

A well fought draw should keep both sets of fans happy as Chelsea say goodbye to Rafa Benitez; but not Frank Lampard.

Liverpool v QPR: 3-0

QPR’s awful season will be confirmed at Anfield when a rampant Liverpool side finally condemn them to bottom spot in the Premier League.

Daniel Sturridge will be licking his lips ahead of this tie and it may be the last time we see many of these players in action for Harry Redknapp’s men.

Manchester City v Norwich: 2-1

Brian Kidd will take control of the team again and I expect a similar performance that they put in against Reading.

Auto-pilot and uninspiring but comfortable against a thankful Norwich side.

Newcastle v Arsenal: 1-2

Far and wide the most difficult tie of the weekend to predict. Which Newcastle turn up will decide the outcome of this game.

But considering they are just happy to have survived I struggle to see them getting to fired up for the game; and Arsenal will be thankful for three points that secure Champions League football.

Southampton v Stoke: 3-2

Two contrasting styles face off at St Marys in what could be Mauricio Pochettino’s last game in charge - depending on the future of chairman Nicola Cortese.

They played out an entertaining draw at the Britannia earlier in the season but it was a game The Saints should have won. This time I feel they may come up trumps.

Swansea v Fulham: 1-1

With nothing to play for these games can often be a damp squib; and that is my prediction for what should be a dull draw at The Liberty Stadium.

I obviously hope both teams prove me wrong.

Tottenham v Sunderland: 3-1

I feel Spurs will do what is required but it will still not be enough due to other results. Champions League football therefore will elude them again despite a promising season under Andre Villas-Boas.

Now they must hope this is not the last time they see Gareth Bale in Tottenham white.

West Brom v Manchester United: 0-2

Here it is; Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1500th game as manager and his last as he retires after the game at The Hawthorns.

The United players would not dare let their gaffer down one last time.

West Ham v Reading: 3-1

These two have a little rivalry after a few ding-dongs in the second tier in recent seasons. But at home The Hammers should have no problem despatching of The Royals.

Wigan v Aston Villa: 2-2

This should have been a crunch relegation tie but not any more thanks to the defeat to Arsenal for Wigan and the peak in form for Villa.

Still expect these two to sign off with a bang after an eventful season for all the right and wrong reasons.

What are your predictions ahead of the final game of the season?

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