QPR – Newcastle
. QPR were officially relegated from the Premier League after losing 6-0 to Manchester City and now don’t have anything to play for. Newcastle, however, are currently 17th and they are involved in the relegation battle. The Magpies are only two points above Hull and their task doesn’t look easy. Michael Williamson is still suspended for the visitors while Vurnon Anita and Adam Armstrong are doubts. Newcastle haven’t won any of their last nine league games and lost eight of their last ten away games, so things don’t look particularly optimistic for them at the moment. Luckily for them QPR are in a bad place right now and their morale isn’t very high, so if Newcastle want to survive this season, a win here is a must.
Tip: 2 @ 2.45
Montpellier – PSG
PSG have been in great form recently and are cruising to another league title. This doesn’t mean that they’ll have an easy game against a tough Montpellier side. The hosts are only three points from rivals Bordeaux and would like to finish above them in the table. PSG impressed lately and are on a 7-game winning streak in the Ligue 1. There were more than 2.5 goals in 11 of their last 12 domestic matches. However, they’ll be weakened by the absence of Marco Veratti and Thiago Motta, who are suspended. David Luiz is a doubt and probably won’t be risked while Ibrahimovic will certainly miss this one. Both teams look threatening when going forward so I think they’ll both score at least once in this match.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.83
Evian Thonon Gaillard – Saint-Etienne
Evian are battling for their survival in the league, meanwhile Saint-Etienne have set their sights at a place in Europe. The visitors are only two points below Monaco and if they overtake them and Marseille they’ll qualify for the Champions League. Evian’s situation doesn’t look good and the hosts are four points away from the safety zone with two games remaining. Even if they win their last two matches which will be very hard, they need to hope that Reims don’t win any of their remaining two fixtures. They will have to deal without the suspended centre-back Dany Nounkeu in this game while Saint-Etienne will hope that Kévin Théophile-Catherine and Mevlut Erding recover in time for the match. The visitors won their last four games against this opponent and it doesn’t seem likely that Evian can pull an upset here.
Tip: 2 @ 1.9
Inter – Juventus
While Inter still have a slight chance of qualifying for the Europa League, the season of Juventus in the league seems over. Furthermore, considering they have an upcoming final for the cup against Lazio, it’s very likely that manager Massimiliano Allegri will rotate his squad. Inter’s biggest loss for this game will be the match winner against Lazio -Hernanes who is facing suspension. The hosts haven’t lost in their last seven league games and will want to remain undefeated against Juventus this season. The Bianconeri don’t want any injuries or tiredness in their squad before the two finals so they may not play at 100%.
Tip: 1 @ 2.20