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3-way race for final Champions League places in EPL

17 Mai 2017

Arsenal's hopes of securing a Champions League spot remain intact, which is not the best news for Liverpool.

With a one-point and two-goal advantage over the chasing Londoners, it's do or die for both outfits but Liverpool could well lose their grip of Champions League qualification if a number of things don't pan out. They go into that match three points ahead of Arsenal, and two ahead of Liverpool. If it plays out like that on May 21, we're going to have a playoff for a Champions League place.

It is not in Arsenal's hands, though, because if Liverpool overcome relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield, a Champions League spot will be theirs.

Liverpool now sit fourth, one point ahead of Arsenal and with a better goal difference, but if they were to trip up against an already relegated Middlesbrough, Arsenal would simply need to beat Everton to keep their run of top four finishes going.

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If Arsenal win and Liverpool don't win, Arsenal are through.

If Liverpool lose and Arsenal draw, then Liverpool are guaranteed to be fourth unless they lose by more than one goal.

With a superior goal difference of five to that of Arsenal, who are three points behind, it would take a big turnaround to deny City. They could still qualify with a defeat, too, if Arsenal are also beaten. They could overtake Man City if they win and Pep Guardiola's team lose, but there would need to be an unlikely six-goal swing.