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Premier League predictions: Hull set for relegation

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Two teams have their Premier League status to fight for on the final day of the season as Hull City and Newcastle United remain in the race for survival.

Elsewhere, there's everything to play for in the race for the Europa League - only two points split Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

With a thrilling, dramatic and barnstorming final day in store, here are Luke Greaves' predictions.

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Arsenal 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion

I don't think anyone was expecting West Brom to beat Chelsea 3-0 on Monday night, but that win was aided by Cesc Fabregas' moronic actions leading to him being sent off. 

Tony Pulis has done a great job at the Hawthorns since taking over in January, just like he did at Crystal Palace last season. A few months ago West Brom looked set to be in for a bumpy ride in the relegation dog fight, but he has got them out of that.

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Arsenal haven't experienced a win in their last three outings which is unlike them at the end of a season - they normally come good in the latter. 

Providing the Baggies play as well as they did against the champions, I can see them grounding out a draw at the Emirates.

Aston Villa 1 - 1 Burnley 

Just how bad were Aston Villa last week? I think that's a question that will remain unanswered until we see a performance of the season from Tim Sherwood's men against Burnley.

Burnley have been relegated and so have nothing to play for. They gave Stoke City a really good game last week, holding them to a bore draw. 

I can see them upsetting another side as well on the final day to go out with something to say. Don't be surprised to see the Clarets back in the top flight in the coming years, preferably with Sean Dyche.

Chelsea 3 - 0 Sunderland

Jose Mourinho may have been celebrating after Monday night, but that defeat will have done some damage inside because he does not like his side to lose no matter what the circumstances.

Sunderland are safe and will be absolutely exhausted after Wednesday night's 100% shift that secured their Premier League safety. 

Chelsea will want to lift the title after winning a game in true, Jose Mourinho style.

Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Swansea

Swansea have the potential to become a great, established side in the Premier League. They're certainly ending the season that way and I expect them to get something from their final game. 

Crystal Palace, on the other hand, haven't ended the season as well as they have done throughout. Neither of these teams has much to play for apart from places, so this game will be no more than a friendly.

Everton 2 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs were rubbish last week despite winning 2-0. Rubbish isn't the most convincing of words, but it certainly describes their 2014/15 season. 

Everton have lived under their expectations, also, but have ended the season as well as they should have performed all the way through. It's their final game of the season, and they always like to go out with a bang.

Hull City 1 - 2 Manchester United

Whenever Manchester United visit the KC Stadium, they never deliver much joy to Tigers fans. Last year, they over turned a 2-0 scoreline to win 3-2 after almost relegating them back in 2008 on the final day.


Hull have never won a Premier League game in May and Steve Bruce has never beaten United as a manager in his 17 year career. On the flip side, the Red Devils have won just twice on the road on a Sunday. Let the statistics do all the talking, but Hull, for me, are down and under.

Leicester City 2 - 0 Queens Park Rangers

Leicester have concluded the season excellently and will write the final chapter on Sunday in style. QPR are down, and like Burnley, have nothing to play for. None the less, I don't expect anything from them here.

Manchester City 2 - 2 Southampton

It goes without saying that Southampton were absolutely tremendous last week. Somehow, a 6-1 victory still isn't their biggest win of the season, and that just tells you how impressive they have been this campaign.


Manchester City have been blown over backwards since last season's league win and they're struggling to return to their feet. 

Neither side is not one to like losing, so I'm predicting an epic contest at the Etihad.

Newcastle United 1 - 1 West Ham United

I remember saying last week that West Ham could be relegated next season if they get Europa League football. Their form in 2015 so far is embarrassingly poor, but they could snatch a point from Newcastle on the final day.

However, it shouldn't affect the Magpies because I think Hull will lose.

Stoke City 0 - 1 Liverpool

It's the end of an era for Steven Gerrard. If he scores, which I think he will do, the away end will erupt with noise. The Liverpool fans respect and love their number eight.

Stoke have nothing to play for and shouldn't be too fussed no matter what the end result of this game is. I hope for Gerrard's sake that it's a positive farewell.

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