EPL Winners Could Be Decided via Playoff Following Predicted Results for Liverpool and Man City

EPL Winners Could Be Decided via Playoff Following Predicted Results for Liverpool and Man City

  • Manchester City and Liverpool will know who win the English Premier League on Sunday, the final matchday of the league season
  • The title could be decided via a playoff, but that would be subject to near-impossible scorelines during the weekend
  • A 6-0 win by Aston Villa over Manchester City and then Wolves holding Liverpool to a 5-5 draw will see the title decided via a playoff

The English Premier League title winners of this season will be decided on the final matchday but extreme score lines could take it to a playoff match.

Premier League’s title race will go down the wire on the final day, but Manchester City are guaranteed the trophy with a victory over Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa on Sunday.

But if Villa put up a near-impossible 6-0 victory over Manchester City and then Wolves hold Liverpool to a 5-5 draw, the title will be decided via a playoff.

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Manchester City will claim the Premier League with victory over Aston Villa. Photo: Michael Regan
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Such staggering scorelines will put both teams equal on points, goals for, goals against, as well as goals difference.

Both sides are still inseparable when the head-to-head is considered as both league matches ended at 2-2 draws at Anfield and at the Etihad.

Whilst it has never happened, the rule is provisioned for in the Premier League’s handbook.

SPORTbible reports that the handbook states:

"If two clubs cannot be separated by operation of Rule C.17.1 and C.17.2, a play-off on a neutral ground, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the board."

The thought of a Premier League play-off to decide the title could prove problematic with Jurgen Klopp's team set to compete in the Champions League final on May 28.

Jurgen Klopp speaks ahead of the final matchday

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has downplayed his side's Premier League title race as the season enters its penultimate stage.

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The Reds are currently neck-to-neck in the title race with reigning champions, Manchester City, with just one match left to end the season.

The Merseysiders took the Premier League title race to the final day of the season after they staged a comeback on Tuesday night, May 17, to silence Southampton at St. Mary's.

Marc Cucurella is on Manchester City’s radar

Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester City have expressed official interest in signing Brighton and Hove Albion’s star Marc Cucurella.

Pep Guardiola wants to strengthen his left-back position and he sees the young defender as a perfect fit. Cucurella has taken the Premier League by aplomb.

He joined the Seagulls this season and has since become an integral member of Graham Potter’s side. Cucurella was recently voted as Brighton’s best player of the season.

Source: Sports Brief News