Read through to find out Worst and Best Case Scenarios for the Three Teams Compiled by Anguyo Joel of Soccer 256 with the help of BBC sport’s columnist Mark Mitchener
Arsenal will finish in the top four
If Arsenal defeats Everton and Liverpool fail to beat Middleborough
If Arsenal draw 0 – 0 or 1 -1 and Liverpool lose by three goals or more
If Arsenal earn a score draw of 2 -2 and Liverpool lose 2 – 0 or they Draw 3 – 3 and Liverpool loose by a two goal margin.
If Arsenal win, and Man City lose with a minimum five goal swing in goal difference
Liverpool will finish in the top four
If they win, or they match or better Arsenal’s result
Man City will finish in the top four
If they win their last match however this is room for…
If City plays a 3-3, 4-4, 5-5 draw etc, in their last fixture, and Liverpool beats Middleborough 3-0, 4-1, 5-2 then both teams will be in the third place that will require play off between them. Except no matter what Arsenal does, the best they will finish is fifth.
If Manchester City suffers huge defeat of e.g. 4-0, 5-1 basically a four margin defeat and Arsenal win by just a goal to zero, two-one [one goal margin], they will have equal number of points, goals conceived and scored, and points. So that will provoke a third/fourth place play-off especially if Liverpool loses to middles borough. It could also provoke a fourth/ fifth play-off if the Kops win that fixture.
This third and last situation makes more meaning and logic with higher chances of occurrence than the rest.
If Arsenal plays 1-1 draw with Everton and Liverpool lose 2-0 to Boro, or Arsenal draws with any goal level as Liverpool lose with two goal difference, they will have equal everything. This state doesn’t affect Manchester City in any way.
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