This Premier League preview sees another two televised matches. With the battle for the top four intensifying as Arsenal and United face off.  The battle vs top and bottom takes place as well on Monday when Chelsea host Middlesbrough.

Arsenal vs Manchester United – Sunday 7th May 2017 – 16:00 - Sky Sports 1 

ArsenalArsenal are 19/20 with Alexis Sanchez at 4/1 to score first.

Arsenal face Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, following on from their tough defeat at the hands of Tottenham.

The Gunners come into this match in mixed form, with their North London rivals beating them 2-0.

It was an exciting encounter between two sides who love to go forward, with Spurs missing a few early chances.

Dele Alli (55) opened the scoring for Tottenham early in the second half, but he missed a sitter in the first half.

Harry Kane (58) settled the tie from the penalty spot, having been bundled over by Gabriel in the box.

The result ensures that Tottenham will finish above Arsenal for the first time in 25 years, with that three minute period decisive in the match.

Must Win 

The Gunners will must win this match if they are to have any chance of finishing in the top four.

The FA Cup win temporarily relieved the pressure on Arsene Wenger, this latest setback will have put the pressure back on the Frenchman.

They still remain highly doubtful to qualify for the Champions League, with the Gunners six points behind City, but Arsenal have a game in hand.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as the favourites, despite their mixed record it seems home advantage has proved decisive.

The Gunners will be looking to avoid three defeats in six matches, they cannot afford any more slip-ups.

Arsenal will be looking to draw on the 3-0 win at the Emirates last season, a breakthrough result for Wenger's side.

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Great Win In Europe

Manchester United come into the match on the back of a 1-0 win against Celta Vigo, a vital away result for United.

The hosts dominated possession with 57% of the ball, but Sergio Romero was largely untested in the United goal.

Marcus Rashford (67) scored the only goal of the game for United, with a sublime free kick for the Red Devils.

The striker had put in another excellent display, with his form meaning that United have barely noticed Zlatan's absence.

It was an excellent defensive display from United, who limited a dangerous Celta Vigo side to just two chances all game.

United 25

Manchester United have been on an excellent run, they are now 25 games unbeaten in the Premier League.

United have drawn 14 of these matches though, which is the main reason that they remain in 5th place in the league.

Mourinho will be looking for his side to avoid three successive league draws, Rashford and Young are injury concerns.

This will be a crucial match for United, who are desperate to qualify for the Champions League.

United Underdogs

Despite their excellent unbeaten form, Manchester United come into this match as underdogs.

This will be a tough fixture for Jose Mourinho's side, with Arsenal a wounded animal at the moment.

The Red Devils will be looking to draw on the 2014/15 season, where they beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates.

United are 11/4 with Marcus Rashford at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

Chelsea vs Middlesbrough – Monday 8th May 2017 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1

Chelsea are 1/6 with Diego Costa at 5/2 to score first.

Chelsea welcome Middlesbrough to Stamford Bridge on the Monday Night Football, with both sides looking to register another vital three points.

Antonio Conte's men come into this match on the back of a great win, this time a 3-0 victory against Ronald Koeman's Everton.

Everton did provide a stern test for the first hour of the match, with Chelsea struggling to break them down initially.

Pedro was the one who scored the breakthrough goal for Conte's side (66), with an exceptional long-range strike.

Gary Cahill scored his 8th goal of the season in the 79th minute, with a bundled effort eventually crossing the line.

Willian (86) settled the contest four minutes from time, continuing his fine recent form for Chelsea.

Double Dream Alive

Chelsea will look to cement the Premier League title in the coming games, they also have progressed to the final of the FA Cup as well.

It was another excellent win for Chelsea who move one step closer to the title, they have just four games remaining now.

They are four points clear at the top of the table, with Middlesbrough, West Brom, Watford and Sunderland left to play.

Chelsea have won 26 matches which is 21 games more than their opponents, they are 18 places and 53 points apart.

Blues Heavy Favourites

Conte's men go into this match as favorites, and will see this as an ideal opportunity further widen the gap between themselves and Spurs.

The Blues will be delighted with their season, they will be looking to complete a league and cup double.

Chelsea will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Boro, they have won the last seven successive meetings.

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Boro Clinging On

Middlesbrough come into this match in poor form, although they gave an excellent account of themselves in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City.

Former City striker Alvaro Negredo opened the scoring (38), with the Spaniard finishing from outside the box.

Sergio Aguero (69) gave Manchester City parity, with Middlesbrough furious at the award of the penalty.

Calum Chambers (77) was the unlikely source to give Middlesbrough the lead again, with the on-loan Arsenal man scoring just 8 minutes later.

Gabriel Jesus (85) rescued a point for City, with the Brazillian completing his first goal on his return from injury.

Certainties For The Drop

Boro have struggled since the turn of the year, their only win this year was against rivals Sunderland.

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

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

Middlesbrough will be relegated if they fail to win this match and Hull better their results, it's a huge match for the Teesiders.

Boro Underdogs

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

Boro will be looking to register their second win this year, it may be too little, too late in terms of avoiding relegation now.

Middlesbrough will be looking to register their first win in eight matches against Chelsea, they haven't won at Stamford Bridge since 1974.

Middlesbrough are 16/1 with Alvaro Negredo at 12/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Rooney to score first @ 13/2 and United to win 2-1 @ 11/1

Tip 2 – Costa to score first @ 5/2 and Chelsea to win 4-0 @ 8/1

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