The Reds are set to spark an international net minder relocation programme by selling Pepe Reina to Napoli.
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With Arsenal’s top-four finish confirmed, speculation shifts to how they can strengthen to sustain a title challenge next season.
The Championship pair feature in our bank holiday three-way that also sees Elche beat Atletico with a two-goal head start.
Nigel Pearson’s champions elect were battered by Brighton last time out and the Royals can bound back into the play-off places with a win.
The Royals have endured a miserable return to the top flight but their decent record against the Hammers and a recent upturn in form suggest they are a value punt at Upton Park.
The man who brought the title to the Etihad has been sacked, but his former players can get over their FA Cup humiliation by giving the Royals a hammering.
With no wins and barely a goal between them recently, Saturday’s clash at Craven Cottage doesn’t promise much, but the home side’s superiority should see them through.
The Premier League’s bottom two face the reality of relegation this weekend and in a tough match to call, backing the one in-form striker on show makes plenty of sense.