The final Premier League Preview of the weekend sees two live matches, with Swansea facing Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium in the early afternoon kick off.

With the second match one of the games of the weekend when Arsenal host Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

Swansea vs Middlesbrough – Sunday 2nd April 2017 – 13:30 - Sky Sports 1

SwanseaSwansea are 19/20 with Fernando Llorente at 4/1 to score first.

Swansea welcome to Middlesbrough to the Liberty Stadium this Saturday, with both sides steeped in a relegation battle.

The Swans lost their last game 2-0 against Bournemouth, with the Swans missing the chance to go level on points with the Cherries.

Alfie Mawson (31) opened the scoring for the Cherries with an own goal, after Benik Afobe's effort ricocheted off the defender.

Swansea enjoyed the majority of possession, but they only produced one shot on target during the 90 minutes.

Benik Afobe (72) went one better to score Bournemouth's second, with just 18 minutes remaining.

Clement Renaissance

Swansea have struggled in their last six matches, they have lost four fixtures during this time but winning the other two.

The Swans remain out of the relegation zone, they are now in 17th position in the table and just three points above Hull.

They have lost their last two matches against Hull and Bournemouth, two crucial matches against relegation rivals.

Swansea will be looking to continue their excellent record under Clement, with a win crucial to their survival hopes.

Big Test For Swansea

The match against Middlesbrough will be a huge challenge for Swansea, with home advantage key.

They come into this match as favourites, but this match is crucial to win if they are to avoid relegation.

Swansea come into this match with an identical record against Middlesbrough. They have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 3 of their 8 meetings.

SwanseaWoodgate Appointed

Middlesbrough come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat, with Middlesbrough in real trouble now.

Marouane Fellaini (30) was the unlikely source to open the scoring for United, who struggled to break Boro down.

Jesse Lingard (62) scored his first goal since the EFL Cup triumph, to give United a 2-0 lead in the match.

Rudy Gestede (77) halved United's advantage with 13 minutes to go, it proved to be little more than a consolation.

Antonio Valencia (90+3) made it 3-1 to United late on, with the full back completing an excellent away win for United.

Middlesbrough In Poor Form

Boro have struggled this season, their defence has been excellent but they have struggled up front.

They have looked rudderless up front, scoring just once in the last four games and three times in the last six.

There have only been five occasions this season where Middlesbrough have scored twice in a match, this contributed to Karanka's sacking.

Middlesbrough are now in 19th position in the league, five points from safety with a game in hand.

Boro Need Form

Middlesbrough come into this match as the underdogs, with home advantage holding sway with the bookies.

Boro will need to end their woes in front of goal, they have lost their last four successive games.

They will be looking to draw on the match earlier in the season, where they won 3-0 at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough are 3/1 with Alvaro Negredo at 13/2 to open the scoring.



Arsenal vs Manchester City – Sunday 2nd April 2017 – 16:00 - Sky Sports 1

ArsenalArsenal are 19/10 with Alexis Sanchez at 5/1 to score first.

Arsenal welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League, with Arsenal looking to avoid three successive defeats.

The Gunners come into this match in poor form, after suffering a 3-1 defeat against West Brom.

Craig Dawson (12) opened the scoring for the Baggies in the first half, with the defending heading the Baggies into the lead.

That lead lasted less than 3 minutes, when Alexis Sanchez (15) equalised for the Gunners with a thunderous drive.

Hal Robson Kanu (55) gave West Brom the lead for the second time, with only his second goal for the Baggies.

Craig Dawson scored his second and the Baggies third (75), to give Tony Pulis and his side an incredible result.

Gunners Down And Out

The Gunners now desperately need to get back on track, a defeat here could see them drop nine points behind Liverpool.

Poor results against Bayern Munich, Liverpool and West Brom now mean they have lost four of their last six matches.

Arsenal still remain in the FA Cup, but they will have to play today's opponents but the league is vital for the Gunners.

During Wenger's tenure they have never failed to qualify for the Champions League, they are in serious danger of breaking that record.

Gunners Underdogs

Arsenal come into this match as the underdogs, despite having home advantage they remain out of favour.

The Gunners will be looking to avoid three successive league defeats, they have conceded 16 goals in their last six.

Arsenal will be looking to continue their overall form against Manchester City, they have won 87 of their 170 meetings.

ArsenalCity In Great Form

Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Liverpool, an entertaining draw at the Etihad.

Manchester City missed the chance to go second in the league as a result, they remain narrowly behind Tottenham in third.

James Milner (51) opened the scoring for Liverpool, with the former City midfielder scoring from the penalty spot.

Sergio Aguero (69) levelled for the hosts just 18 minutes later, converting Kevin de Bruyne's fine cross.

City now turn their attentions to this huge tie, with City facing the Gunners in the FA Cup Semi Final as well.

City In Great Form

Manchester City have been in great form of late, their only blemish the Champions League exit to Monaco.

Guardiola's men are now unbeaten in their last five domestic matches, with three wins and two draws in that sequence.

Manchester City are third in the league, a win could move them above Tottenham into second place.

Same Again For Pep

The match against Arsenal sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, with their excellent form finding favour with the bookies.

A win will mean they will have registered their 18th win of the season, a crucial milestone for Guardiola.

Pep will be looking for City to better their overall record against Arsenal, with 42 wins, 41 draws and 87 defeats in 170 meetings.

Manchester City are 13/10 with Sergio Aguero at 4/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Llorente to score first @ 4/1 and Swansea to win 3-1 @ 16/1

Tip 2 – Sanchez to score first @ 5/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 10/1

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