This Premier League preview sees the penultimate game of the season for all of these sides.

Arsenal vs Sunderland – Tuesday 16th May 2017 – 19:45 - Sky Sports 1 

Arsenal are 1/9 with Alexis Sanchez at 9/4 to score first.

Arsenal face Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, following on from their tough defeat at the hands of Tottenham.

The Gunners come into this match in great form, with a 4-1 thrashing of Stoke at the weekend.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for the visitors in the 42nd minute, he returned later on, to make it 4-1 and finish the scoring (80).

Mesut Ozil continued his fine recent form with the Gunners second (55), before Peter Crouch made it 2-1 twelve minutes later.

It looked set to be a frantic end to the match before Alexis Sanchez (76), restored Arsenal's two-goal cushion.

The result ensures that Arsenal keep alive their faint hopes of a top-four finish, they are three points behind Manchester City.

Must Win 

The Gunners must win their next two matches if they are to have any chance of finishing in the top four.

They have reached the FA Cup final but the top four will be Wenger's main priority.

They still remain highly doubtful to qualify for the Champions League, they need Manchester City or Liverpool to slip up to have any chance.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as the favourites, with Arsenal's recent form and home advantage informing the odds.

The Gunners will be looking to win their remaining three fixtures, a top four finish and FA Cup win would be perfect for Wenger.

Arsenal have won 8 of their last 10 meetings against Sunderland, but defeat will end their top four hopes.

Black Cats Down

Sunderland come into this fixture on the back of a 2-0 defeat at home against Swansea, who have avoided relegation.

Fernando Llorente opened the scoring for Swansea early on (9), with Sunderland's defence opened up again.

Kyle Naughton scored the winner in first half injury time (45+2), Sunderland unable to reply at home.

The statistics showed that Sunderland dominated, with more possession (52%), more shots (13) and more on target (4).

Ultimately, it was another poor performance from Sunderland, they have deserved relegation and it will be a huge rebuilding job needed.

Poor Season

David Moyes side have had a tough season, but the rebuilding job now begins for them in the Championship.

They come into the match in poor form, having lost four and registered just five points in their last six games.

Sunderland have been bottom for most of the season, they have lost 24 of their 36 games winning just six matches.

The likes of Jermaine Defoe and Jordan Pickford are likely to leave the club, they face a very tough time now.

Big Test For Sunderland

The Black Cats come into this match as underdogs, they could spring an unwanted surprise on Arsenal though.

The match against Arsenal will be an excellent opportunity for Sunderland, to regain some pride and their place at the club.

Sunderland will be looking to register a first win since 2009 against the Gunners, they haven't beaten Arsenal away since 1983.

Sunderland are 16/1 with Jermain Defoe at 10/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

Manchester City vs West Brom – Tuesday 16th May 2017 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1

Man City are 1/7 with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus at 5/2 to score first.

Manchester City welcome West Brom to the Etihad in the Premier League, with City chasing a top four finish.

Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win against Leicester, an excellent result.

David Silva opened the scoring for Guardiola's side (29), with Sterling appearing to play the ball in an offside position.

Gabriel de Jesus (36) made it 2-0 from the penalty spot, after a clumsy foul on Leroy Sane from Benalouane.

Shinji Okazaki halved the deficit (42), with a thunderous volley that easily beat Willy Caballero.

Leicester thought they had stolen a point when Riyad Mahrez converted a 76th-minute penalty.

But he was adjudged to have kicked the ball twice and the goal was disallowed, leaving City with a fortuitous win.

City Unbeaten In Three

City have been in mixed form of late, but their only defeat has been at the hands of Arsenal in the FA Cup Semi-Final.

They have been lucky, with both United and Arsenal completing poor results they still remain on course for the top four.

Guardiola's men will be wanting to secure a third-placed finish as the minimum, a win will see them move above Liverpool.

City Favourites

The match against West Brom sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, with home advantage and league position dictating the odds.

They face a West Brom side who have been appalling in their last six matches, they are winless during that time.

Pep will be looking for City to register a 58th win against the Baggies, all but confirming their top four place in the process.

Baggies Season Done

Tony Pulis' side come into this match in poor form, having lost four successive matches, you sense their season is now over.

They come into the match on the back of a 1-0 loss against Chelsea, in five of their last six matches they have failed to score.

West Brom did provide a stern test for three-quarters of the match, with Chelsea struggling to break them down.

Michy Batshuayi (82) stepped out of the shadows to score the defining goal of the Blues season.

His goal eight minutes from time delivered the Premier League title, something they have been striving for all season.

West Brom Need Wins

West Brom have been in poor recent form, with just one point in their last six matches, at home against Burnley.

They are now level on points and games played with Southampton, who could go above them if they beat Manchester United on Wednesday.

The Baggies will be looking to secure a second win in their last eight matches, and their 13th win overall.

Baggies Underdogs

West Brom come into this match as the underdogs, with home advantage proving decisive.

This will be another tough fixture for Tony Pulis' side, with Manchester City chasing a top four spot.

West Brom will be looking for a first win against City since the 2010/11 season when they won 2-1 in the League Cup.

West Brom are 16/1 with Salomon Rondon and Hal Robson-Kanu at 12/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Giroud to score first @ 5/2 and Arsenal to win 3-0 @ 11/2

Tip 2 – Jesus to score first @ 5/2 and Man City to win 3-1 @ 10/1

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