Derby County
11:45 AM UTC
Game Details

Liverpool and Arsenal in Champions League scrap on Prem final day

The race for the Champions League is the big story on the final day of the Premier League season, so who will make it: Liverpool or Arsenal?

There's even a chance the fight for a top four place could, incredibly, come down to a playoff.

Liverpool clinch a Champions League place if they beat Middlesbrough, but fail to do so and that lets in Arsenal. Meanwhile, Manchester City are almost there, although they still may have to get something at Watford just to make sure.

How will the final day go? Vote in our match polls and have your say on the season in the comments below.

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool have tested the patience of their home supporters for weeks and find themselves in a last day battle for the top four. Middlesbrough have been poor all season but may put up a show with a caretaker boss eager to impress. Expect tension, frustration and a late scrappy win.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Middlesbrough -- Dave Usher

MIDDLESBROUGH: Boro can play with freedom and enjoy their last Premier League outing now that relegation is confirmed. For Liverpool, a win is vital and they're likely to get it against a team that came up short this season. 
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Middlesbrough -- Catherine Wilson

ARSENAL: Yet again, Arsenal have managed to produce a run of results to bring them within touching distance of Champions League qualification. Although they're likely to fall short this time round, they look strong enough to overcome Everton on the final day. Arsenal need a win to put pressure on Liverpool. With Alexis Sanchez in such sparkling form, they should get it.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Everton -- James McNicholas

EVERTON: Everton are on a seven-game winless run on the road, but that is nothing compared to losing 18 and winning none of their past 22 trips to Arsenal in all competitions. A much-needed win, both in general and in this fixture, could help 24-goal Romelu Lukaku finish as Premier League top scorer.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Everton -- Luke O'Farrell

WATFORD: Watford once again go into the final game of a Premier League season knowing that it will be their head coach's last. How this will affect the atmosphere and the performance remains to be seen, but with rumours of player discontent, it would be no surprise to see an improved performance with Walter Mazzarri's departure confirmed. Away from the dugout, all eyes will be on Jose Holebas, who if cautioned will set a new record for bookings in a Premier League season -- 15.
Prediction: Watford 1-3 Manchester City -- Mike Parkin

MAN CITY: The team should be feeling confident of getting the point they need to secure a top four finish, and should have eyes on all three to sneak into third ahead of Liverpool. Watford put up a good fight in their recent match with Chelsea, but their season has been over for some time and they've looked relaxed for weeks. With news that Mazzarri is to leave, too, it could be a difficult afternoon for the Hornets.
Prediction: Watford 1-3 Manchester City -- David Mooney

CHELSEA: With the FA Cup final taking place a week later, the Chelsea team is once again likely to be shorn of most of its stars. One that will be playing is John Terry as he says goodbye to Stamford Bridge on what will undoubtedly be an emotional afternoon for the captain, leader, legend. Sunderland will be hoping to go down fighting so they will need Jermain Defoe to be firing to have any chance of achieving that.
Prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Sunderland -- Phil Lythell

SUNDERLAND: For title-winners Chelsea, it's a party. For Sunderland, doomed to Championship football, it's a wake. Meaningless except in terms of pride, it gives some of David Moyes' underperforming players a chance to impress in the shop window. An easy home win seems inevitable, perhaps with a farewell consolation goal from Defoe.
Prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland -- Colin Randall

MAN UNITED: Jose Mourinho has claimed he will be playing the kids, which will likely mean United will play with enthusiasm, unlike their displays in recent weeks. Anthony Martial has come painfully close to scoring during the past few games, so maybe on Sunday he will finally get his goal to give the manager something to think about ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final.
Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Crystal Palace -- Scott Patterson

CRYSTAL PALACE: With Mourinho moaning about fixture congestion and Palace still suffering injury problems, it's unlikely to be a high-intensity game. But a win for Palace might push them as high as 11th -- giving Sam Allardyce's summer transfer budget a big boost with the prize money increasing with each league place.
Prediction: Manchester United 1-2 Crystal Palace  -- Rob Sutherland

HULL CITY: There is bound to be a sombre mood at the KCOM Stadium following relegation last weekend and it is hard to picture Hull City signing off from the Premier League on a high. Tottenham have been excellent this season and should have more than enough to triumph in this meaningless match. The likely farewell to Marco Silva might not be a fitting one.
Prediction: Hull 0-2 Tottenham -- Phil Buckingham

TOTTENHAM: Silva's unbeaten home record with Hull was ended by already-relegated Sunderland earlier this month, and the Tigers' own drop into the Championship was confirmed when they were thumped 4-0 at Crystal Palace on Sunday. Meanwhile, Spurs are finishing the season strongly and Harry Kane is gunning for the Golden Boot.
Prediction: Hull 0-2 Tottenham -- Ben Pearce

LEICESTER: Leicester should expect to close out the season on a high against a Bournemouth side who, like themselves, have nothing to play for. Both sides may make changes, but given it might be Craig Shakespeare's last game in charge, there is extra incentive for the Foxes to close the season on a high and in doing so ensure a top half finish.
Prediction: Leicester 3-0 Bournemouth -- Ben Jacobs

BOURNEMOUTH: There's nothing fans will want more than three points against 2015-16 champions Leicester to secure a top 10 finish. After a win against Burnley last time out, Eddie Howe's side should be confident of doing just that. Josh King to round off the season in style with another goal.
Prediction: Leicester 0-2 Bournemouth -- Will Kent

BURNLEY: While this match means nothing in the grand scheme of the season, the Clarets will want to sign off with a win. Premier League survival has been secured on the back of strong home form and if the Hammers perform anything near as poorly as in their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, this should be an 11th victory at Turf Moor. 
Prediction: Burnley 2-1 West Ham -- Jamie Smith

WEST HAM: Injury-ravaged West Ham limp into the final game of the season, and a trip to Turf Moor is probably the best that they could hope for. Burnley have an excellent home record, but the Hammers have an equally good record against the Clarets, and an honourable draw looks the most likely outcome here.
Prediction: Burnley 1-1 West Ham -- Peter Thorne

SOUTHAMPTON: This could well be Claude Puel's last game as Southampton manager. Either way he will be demanding a performance from his players to end the season on a positive note. But given their poor record of home goals, another goalless stalemate would not be unexpected.
Prediction: Southampton 0-0 Stoke -- Alex Crook

STOKE: With just 90 minutes of misery remaining in their latest campaign, Stoke manager Mark Hughes will be wanting to end the season on a high ahead of what promises to be a career-defining summer. All signs would appear to point to a recall for Saints old-boy Peter Crouch and he'll likely be joined by the still goalless Saido Berahino in the hope that their little and large act finally pays off.
Prediction: Southampton 2-0 Stoke -- James Whittaker

SWANSEA: Elated Swansea will be looking to give their fans a memorable send-off having finally secured survival last week, against an idling West Brom team that have been safe for weeks. Gylfi Sigurdsson has just been voted Swansea's player of the season for a second time; fans will hope this isn't the last time they'll see him in a Swansea shirt.
Prediction: Swansea 3-0 West Brom -- Max Hicks

WEST BROM: The Baggies head to Swansea for their final game of the season looking to put an end to the post 40-point slump that has led to just five points from the past 12 games. Supporters will be hoping that youngsters Sam Field, Jonathan Leko and Kane Wilson are given chances to impress.
Prediction: Swansea 1-1 West Brom -- Matthew Evans

How has your Premier League season gone and what can we expect in the final matches of the season? The top four battle between Liverpool and Arsenal ensures the last day has something riding on it, but how will your side's match go?

Have your say on the 2016-17 campaign below and vote in our match polls -- for the final time this season!

Follow @ESPNFC on Twitter to keep up with the latest football updates.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.