Chelsea – Liverpool
Even though Chelsea are already champions, Mourinho said that he will play for the win the remaining fixtures. It seems unlikely for him to play with young players and maybe we’ll see some rotation, but his squad will still be capable of beating Liverpool. The visitors still have a slight chance of qualifying for the Champions League but after Manchester United’s victory against Crystal Palace, that seems highly unlikely. Mourinho doesn’t like to lose at home and certainly won’t make the game easy for Brendan Rodgers. Chelsea will be without Oscar, Ramires and Diego Costa for this match while Liverpool won’t be able to rely on Daniel Sturridge, Mario Balotelli, Jon Flanagan and Mamadou Sakho. The hosts haven’t lost in their last seven meetings against this opponent and the fact that they’re playing without pressure could provide decisive in this sort of match.
Tip: 1 @ 2.05
Marseille – Monaco
Both teams want to play in the Champions League but as it stands only one of them can qualify for the top three. Monaco are five points ahead of their opponents and are in a slightly better position at the moment. Marseille have lost four of their last five games and are in desperate need of a win here, considering Saint Etienne have the same amount of points as them. A win is the only option for the hosts, but it will be difficult as Monaco are on an eleven game unbeaten run. Both teams have great attacking power and Marseille need to attack while the visitors will happily wait to strike on the counter, so it’s likely that both teams will score.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.7
Lens – Montpellier
The hosts have just been relegated and have many problems on and off the pitch. They lost five out of their last six league games and have nine unavailable players due to injuries and suspension for this game. They have to find seven million euros before the end of the season or they could go into administration. Montpellier also aren’t in great form and won only once in their last six domestic games. They still have a chance of qualifying for the Europa League, but it won’t be easy because of the suspensions of Hilton, Dabo and Congre. Considering the problems that Lens have, it doesn’t look likely that they’ll have a memorable performance against Montpellier.
Tip: 2 @ 1.91
Paderborn – Wolfsburg
Paderborn are out of the relegation zone, but they’re not safe yet. Wolfsburg are now third after a dip in form in their recent games and they would like to finish this otherwise remarkable season on a high. In this game, we’ll see the second worse defense against the second best attack in the league. Many of Wolfsburg’s attacking players like De Bruyne and Andre Schurrle are now fit and available to start this match. This probably was one of the main reasons why they weren’t as efficient in attack as they were previously and I expect them to pick up the pace in this game. Paderborn are not to be underestimated and will also try to snatch something away on Sunday.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.57