This Premier League Preview sees the final two matches played out, with both televised matches. United play Chelsea in the game of the weekend on Sunday afternoon and Arsenal travel to Middlesbrough for their second Monday night fixture.

Manchester United vs Chelsea – Sunday 16th April 2017 – 16:00 - Sky Sports 1

Man United are 13/8 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 4/1 to score first.

Manchester United face Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday in the biggest tie of the weekend, the third time these sides have met this season.

Jose Mourinho's side come into the match on the back of a draw, this time a 1-1 draw away against Anderlecht.

It was another frustrating result for United, who had led for two-thirds of the match and gave it away again.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened the scoring for United in the first half (36), the Armenian giving United a vital away goal.

United wasted a hatful of chances to make it 2-0, with Rashford and Pogba unable to convert their chances.

Leander Dendoncker (86) headed superbly past Romero with four minutes to go, ensuring United continued their frustrating form.

United Imperious

Jose Mourinho's side are in good form, they have lost just twice since October and both have those have been in the cups.

This is the third time they have faced Antonio Conte's men, but crucially the first time at Old Trafford.

Mourinho will be confident of a result, they were excellent in the FA Cup tie despite being down to ten men for 50 minutes.

United will have to end this appalling run of form in front of goal, especially at home where they have dominated most matches.

Red's Favourites

Manchester United come into the game as favourites, with their pedigree and recent form informing the odds.

This is a vital match for United, who need to win if they are to have any chance of finishing fourth.

Manchester United will be looking to better their recent record against Chelsea, they haven't beaten the Blues in 13 matches.

Old Trafford Stadium, insideBlues Nearly There

Antonio Conte's side come into this match in excellent form, and on the back of a 3-1 win against Bournemouth.

Adam Smith (17) opened the scoring for the Chelsea with an own goal, a poor start to Bournemouth's afternoon.

Eden Hazard (20) doubled Chelsea's advantage just three minutes later, with Bournemouth shell shocked.

Joshua King (42) continued his fine season and form, halving the Blues advantage just before half time.

Marcus Alonso (68) settled the tie for Chelsea in the second half, with an excellent free kick in the top right-hand corner.

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, maintaining their huge margin of seven points.

With just 7 games to go and a massive points gap it really is Chelsea's title to lose.

Blues Underdogs

The Blues come into this match as underdogs, despite their excellent recent form United have the advantage.

This will be a tough fixture for Antonio Conte's side, with United a very difficult side to beat under Mourinho.

Chelsea will be looking to continue their dominance over United, they will be looking to make it a domestic treble against Mourinho.

Chelsea are 9/5 with Diego Costa at 9/2 to open the scoring.

 

 

Middlesbrough vs Arsenal – Monday 17th April 2017 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1

Middlesbrough are 11/2 with Alvaro Negredo at 8/1 to score first.

Middlesbrough welcome Arsenal to the Riverside Stadium, with both sides severely under the cosh, albeit at opposite ends of the table.

Boro come into this match in poor form with albeit having gained a point, another goalless draw against Burnley this time.

Middlesbrough continued their struggles in front of goal, failing to convert any of their 5 shots on target from 13 shots overall.

Burnley continued their poor away form, they are the only side in league football yet to register three away points.

They were blunted by a resolute Boro defence, with the Clarets unable to register more than two shots on target in 90 minutes.

Certainties For The Drop

Boro have struggled since the turn of the year, they are yet to register a win in 2017 and their recent record is poor.

They have lost four of their last six matches, picking up just two points from a possible 18 available.

Boro are six points from safety, with just seven games remaining they are one of the favourites to be relegated.

They have scored just three goals in their last six games, their defence has been ruthlessly exposed, conceding 11 during that time.

Boro Underdogs

Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, with their poor form this calendar year informing the odds.

Boro will be looking to register their first win this year, it is crucial if they are to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

Middlesbrough will be looking to register a first win over Arsenal in six attempts.

Middlesbrough

Woes Continue

The Gunners come into this match in poor form, suffering a 3-0 defeat against Crystal Palace last Monday.

Former Spurs winger Andros Townsend (17) opened the scoring for Palace, after some poor defending from the Gunners.

Yohan Cabaye (63) scored Palace's second midway through the second half, with a looping effort.

Luka Milivojevic scored Palace's third from the penalty spot (68), after Martinez brought down Townsend in the box.

It was a poor performance from Arsenal, who registered just one shot on target in the second half.

Gunners Down And Out

The Gunners now desperately need to register wins in the league, with a top four finish drifting away from them.

Wenger has again refused to clarify his contractual situation, with Gunners fans still campaigning for him to leave the club.

They have suffered defeats against Crystal Palace, West Brom, Liverpool and Bayern Munich in their last six matches.

It's proved to be the a new low for Arsenal this season, with a place in the top four looking highly unlikely.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as the favourites, despite their awful form but a defeat here would be a new low for Wenger.

Wenger's men will be looking to finish the season in style, in truth they will need maximum wins to have any chance of finishing fourth.

Arsenal will be looking to draw on their excellent overall record against Middlesbrough, they have won 57, drawn 31 and lost 26 of 114 meetings.

Arsenal are 8/15 with Alexis Sanchez at 100/30 to score first.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Mkhitaryan to score first @ 15/2 and Manchester United to win 2-1 @ 9/1

Tip 2 – Sanchez to score first @ 100/30 and Arsenal to win 3-1 @ 11/1

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