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Matthew Kirby’s Pick 4 Preview

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The Premier League’s final day is upon us and Serie A’s penultimate set of games is today too. We’ve set up a Pick 4 which entails two games from each league. Matthew Kirby has previewed his Syndicate ticket below.

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Tottenham vs Leicester

The Premier League’s final day ends with these two having little to play for after Tottenham confirmed a top four spot following their 1-0 win over Newcastle in midweek.

Leicester are set for a mid-table finish as Claude Puel tries to win over the players and supporters. Their 3-1 victory against Arsenal may have started to do that with that success ending a five-game winless run.

Spurs have made Wembley their home and they’ve won six of their last seven in the league at home with the defeat coming at the hands of champions Man City.

All six of those recent wins have been to nil but they did ride their luck against Watford but managed that clean sheet, so Leicester will have their work cut out breaking them down.

Harry Kane loves playing Leicester. He’s got nine Premier League goals against them, include two hat-tricks, so the England forward is one that could fire, especially if Heung Min Son starts because Spurs look better when he’s in the side.

A Spurs win looks on the cards and given their recent defensive record at home it’s worth looking at the nil options.

1-0, 2-0, 2-1.

 

Huddersfield vs Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s reign as Arsenal manager comes to an end in Yorkshire and the Frenchman will be given a guard of honour by David Wagner’s side.

The problem for Wenger is that his side have failed to pick up a point on their travels in 2018 following Wednesday’s defeat at Leicester.

What a seven days it’s been for Huddersfield who have secured safety having picked up points at Man City and Chelsea respectively.

The Terriers partied long into the morning following their draw at Stamford Bridge, so that could have some effect but they’ll surely be up for picking up another scalp having already beaten Man United here this season.

That said, Huddersfield have won once in nine and failed to score in 20 games this season.

The hosts can afford to take the shackles off and try to entertain here but I do think the presence of Lacazette and Aubameyang should get the Gunners over the line.

1-1, 1-2, 1-3.

 

Atalanta vs AC Milan

A big game in Serie A regarding the European spots, with the final day of this league next week. There is just a point separating these sides and AC Milan occupying the final Europa League spot.

Atalanta have only lost once in their last seven at home and are unbeaten in their last five against AC Milan (W2, D3).

AC Milan were left reeling after their hammering at the hands of Juventus in the Copa Italia Final in midweek and Gennaro Gattuso will have rallied his troops after that.

The Rossoneri have only lost once in their last nine away games, at Juventus, and it’s this sort of form that has transformed their season.

This should be a tight game but Josip Ilcic could be the key man for the hosts. He has three goals against the visitors plus he has been directly involved in 18 goals this term with 11 goals and seven assists.

A tight game looks on the cards, so the draws look to take the eye for this one.

0-0, 1-0, 1-1, 0-1.

 

Roma vs Juventus

Juventus could all but seal the Scudetto with an important win here but the Old Lady have failed to win on their last three visits to Stadio Olimpico in Serie A.

However, they are unbeaten in their last 12 on the road with ten wins and two draws in that sequence.

Roma’s home form has been patchy with them balancing their focus with the Champions League in prior months. Inter Milan’s slip-up last night means Roma need just a point here to secure a top-four spot but the hosts aren’t one to sit back.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side won’t sit back and that means you have to expect Juventus to score, while it’s a case of how deep the visitors sit to make sure that they don’t allow Napoli a sniff.

Given recent scorelines here in this fixture and Roma home games then a high-scoring game could be on the cards.

1-1, 2-1, 1-2, Any Other Draw

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