This Premier League Preview sees another two televised pictures covered, with both United and Chelsea in action.

Bournemouth vs Chelsea – Saturday 8th April 2017 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1

Bournemouth are 19/4 with Joshua King at 9/1 to score first.

Bournemouth welcome Chelsea to the Vitality Stadium in another Premier League match, with the Cherries looking to make it six unbeaten.

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.

It was the perfect start for Bournemouth, with Benik Afobe (7) giving the Cherries a deserved early lead.

Phillippe Coutinho (40), equalised for the hosts on the stroke of half-time, and it proved to be a crucial intervention.

Divock Origi (59), scored his second goal in as many matches, with the Belgian enjoying an excellent run of form.

Liverpool's defensive frailties were again exposed late on, with Joshua King (87) equalising for Bournemouth.

Cherries In Good Form

Bournemouth come into this match unbeaten in their last five matches, with two wins and three draws.

Their only blemish was the defeat against West Brom, but other than that they have turned their dismal form on it's head.

Bournemouth will be looking to continue those levels of consistency, they will also be looking for wins to drag them up the table.

The Cherries come into the match in 13th place in the Premier League, they have collected 35 points from their 31 games.

Cherries Underdogs

Bournemouth go into this match as the underdogs, despite their own excellent form it's the league leaders who are the favourites.

They will be looking to register their tenth win of the campaign, in turn avoiding a 14th defeat of the season.

Bournemouth will be looking to register only their second ever win against the Blues.

This match will take place at Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium
This match will take place at Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium

Blues Victorious

Antonio Conte's side come into this match in excellent form, and on the back of a 2-1 win against Manchester City.

Eden Hazard (10) provided another reminder of his class, opening the scoring for Chelsea early on at the Bridge.

Sergio Aguero (26) equalised for the visitors, giving City a lifeline in the match and a chance at saving it.

That did not last long, with Eden Hazard returning to score his second of the match in the 35th minute.

Antonio Conte becomes the first man to beat a Pep Guardiola side twice in the same season.

Blues In Excellent Form

Chelsea have continued their excellent form this season, and will be looking to tie up a league and cup double this season.

Conte's side have lost just one match in their last six, with the shock defeat at Palace their only blemish.

The Blues find themselves top of the Premier League as it stands, by a huge margin of seven points.

With just 8 games to go and a massive points gap it really is Chelsea's title to lose.

Blues Favourites

The Blues come into this match as favourites, with their excellent recent form finding favour with the bookies.

This will be a tough fixture for Antonio Conte's side, with Bournemouth a resurgent side and unbeaten in five.

Chelsea will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Bournemouth, in 3 meetings they have won 2 and lost 1.

Chelsea are 8/13 with Diego Costa at 11/4 to open the scoring.


Sunderland vs Manchester United – Sunday 9th April 2017 – 13:30 - Sky Sports 1


Sunderland are 17/2 with Jermain Defoe at 17/2 to score first.

Sunderland welcome Manchester United to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League, with the home side all but relegated.

Sunderland come into this fixture on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat, at home against Leicester City.

It was a sedate first half, with Sunderland managing to keep the resurgent Foxes to a goalless draw.

Islam Slimani (69) opened the scoring midway through the second half, with the Dragonslayer continuing his recent good form.

Jamie Vardy (78) doubled City's advantage 12 minutes before the end, registering the Foxes second away win of this campaign.

Tough Season So Far

David Moyes side have had a tough season, but with ten points from nine games they will struggle to survive now.

They come into the match in poor form, with five defeats in their last six matches they have looked in real trouble.

During that time Sunderland have registered just one point against Burnley, they have not scored a goal in the league this calendar year.

Sunderland find themselves bottom of the Premier League on 20 points, it would take a miracle to save them now.

Huge Match For Sunderland

The Black Cats come into this match as underdogs, with United looking to extend their unbeaten run.

The match against United will be a huge challenge for Sunderland, with Mourinho's side having lost just three games this season.

Sunderland will be looking to draw on last seasons meeting at the Stadium of Light, which they won 2-1.

sunderlandUnited Dreadful

Manchester United come into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw at home against Everton, with United struggling in front of goal.

It was another poor result for Mourinho's men, it means they have drawn back to back home games.

Phil Jagielka (22) scored the only goal of the first half, capitalising on Everton's early dominance.

United missed a hatful of chances as per usual, with Ibrahimovic missing a golden opportunity and having a perfectly good goal ruled offside.

Paul Pogba continued his excellent ball to post ratio, hitting the woodwork for the eighth time this season.

Jose Mourinho's side eventually levelled up after Ashley Williams handballed in the 93rd minute, Zlatan slotted the resulting penalty past Robles.

United Back To Back Draws

Manchester United have been on an excellent run, with just three defeats since October, two coming against Chelsea.

United have slipped back into old habits, dominating games but failing to finish a hatful of chances.

Mourinho will be looking to start winning matches again, with Louis Van Gaal's negative effect yet to leave Old Trafford fully.

United Favourites

Manchester United come into this match as favourites, with their pedigree and Sunderland's poor run of form contributing.

This will be a tough fixture for Jose Mourinho's side, with Sunderland fighting for their lives.

The Red Devils will be looking to continue their excellent record against Boro, in 123 matches United have won 58, drawn 28 and lost 37 matches.

Manchester United are 1/3 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 5/2 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – King to score first @ 9/1 and Chelsea to win 3-1 @ 12/1

Tip 2 –Defoe to score first @ 17/2 and United to win 2-1 @ 15/2

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