Tip Liverpool - Middlesbrough
Liverpool go into their final Premier League match of the season knowing a win over relegated Middlesbrough will take them into the Champions League. If they are held to a draw or even lose this game, they will have to hope rivals Everton can avoid defeat at Arsenal. There's even the prospect of a play-off if Liverpool lose this 2-0 and Arsenal draw 1-1 with Everton. It all promises to be an exciting final afternoon but surely Liverpool aren't going to mess this up are they? Recent home form hasn't been great with a loss to Crystal Palace and draws with Bournemouth and Southampton but they did well to win 4-0 at West Ham last week and could well just treat this game like a cup tie. Middlesbrough are already relegated and have lost four of their last six league games. Away from home, they have just two points and three goals from their last ten matches and it's 17 away league games since their solitary win over bottom of the table Sunderland last August. Liverpool have to win this game and I'm sure they will, go for a home win on a -1 handicap.
Key points Liverpool - Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have gone 17 away league games since a win.
Middlesbrough have two points from their last ten away league games and only scored three times.
Liverpool have only lost two home league games this season.
Middlesbrough have conceded 11 goals in their last three away league games.
Conclusion Liverpool - Middlesbrough
Beating a relegated team at home on the final day of the season to qualify for the Champions League looks an ideal task doesn't it? Liverpool can confirm their top four finish and win this on a -1 handicap.