This Premier League Preview sees these sides playing their penultimate games of this season.

Southampton vs Manchester United – Wednesday 17th May 2017 – 19:45 - Sky Sports 1

Southampton are 17/10 with Manolo Gabbiadini at 5/1 to score first.

Southampton welcome Manchester United to St.Mary's in the Premier League, with a top eight place at stake.

The Saints come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win away against Middlesbrough, a first win in six for Claude Puel's side.

Jay Rodriguez opened the scoring for Southampton (42), giving them a 1-0 lead just before the break.

Nathan Redmond continued his excellent debut season for the Saints (57), doubling their advantage.

It was a nervy finish for the visitors though, with Patrick Bamford heading his first Premier League goal (72).

Mixed Season

The Saints have had a reasonably mixed season, that result ensures they remain in 9th place.

Their record in the last six has been poor, with one win, two draws and three defeats.

They have a very realistic chance of catching West Brom, who are now level on points with them on 45.

An 8th placed finish would be an excellent achievement for Puel, along with the runners-up medal in the EFL Cup.

Saints Favourites

Southampton come into this match as favourites, with United prioritizing the Europa League Final in Stockholm.

This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel's side, with United players looking to impress their manager ahead of the final.

The Saints will be looking to avenge the result earlier in the season, which saw them lose 3-2 in the EFL Cup Final.

United Need Wins

Manchester United come into the match on the back of a 2-1 defeat away against Tottenham, the last at White Hart Lane.

Victor Wanyama (6) opened the scoring for Tottenham, with a header early in the first half to give Spurs a great start.

United missed a golden opportunity in the first half to equalize, with Bailly surging forward and failing to trouble Hugo Lloris.

Harry Kane (48) scored his first top flight goal against United, a diverted free kick which gave him his 28th of the season.

Wayne Rooney (71) scored a consolation goal for the visitors, their second defeat in a week in the capital.

Winless In Three

Manchester United had been on an excellent run, but they are now on a run of three games without a win.

United have seemingly prioritised the Europa League final, it is now United's only chance of securing Champions League football.

The best United can hope for in the league is a 5th place finish, and a total of 71 points for what has been a poor league campaign.

Manchester United will be looking to win their remaining three matches this season, including the Europa League final.

United Underdogs

Manchester United come into this match as underdogs, with their mixed recent form informing the bookies.

This will be a tough fixture for Jose Mourinho's side, with Southampton chasing a top eight finish.

The Red Devils will be looking to continue their overall record against Southampton, with a 49th win.

United are 7/4 with Marcus Rashford is at 5/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

Leicester vs Tottenham – Thursday 18th May 2017 – 19:45 - Sky Sports 1

Leicester are 3/1 with Jamie Vardy at 11/2 to score first.

Leicester welcome Tottenham to the King Power on Saturday, with the hosts looking to recover from the weekend defeat.

The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Manchester City, a first defeat in three matches.

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.

Honeymoon Period Over

Leicester have redeemed their season slightly, they will need two wins if they are to finish in the top ten.

The defeat against Manchester City saw their hopes of three successive wins ended, they were excellent prior to that.

They find themselves 11th in the Premier League, considering how poor they have been this season a top ten finish would be an excellent achievement.

Defeats against Arsenal and Manchester City have been their only blemishes in their last six matches.

Leicester Underdogs

The Foxes come into this match as underdogs, despite home advantage and their good home form failing to find favour with the bookies.

Leicester come into this match in mixed form, with two of every result in their last six.

Leicester will be looking to continue their recent record against Tottenham, they have lost just one of their last five meetings.

Spurs In Excellent Form

Tottenham come into this match on the back of a massive win, a 2-0 victory against Manchester United.

Victor Wanyama (6) opened the scoring for Tottenham, with a header early in the first half to give Spurs a great start.

United missed a golden opportunity in the first half to equalize, with Bailly surging forward and failing to trouble Hugo Lloris.

Harry Kane (48) scored his first top flight goal against United, a diverted free kick which gave him his 28th of the season.

Wayne Rooney (71) scored a consolation goal for the visitors, their second defeat in a week in the capital.

Excellent Season For Spurs

Spurs have enjoyed an excellent season, they have consolidated second with the win against United.

Mauricio Pochettino and his side will be looking to push on again, they will be targeting a Premier League title next season.

Their season has also seen them get to the Semi-Finals of the FA Cup, a great all round effort from Spurs.

Tottenham Favourites

Spurs come into this fixture as the favourites, with the bookies favouring Pochettino and his men.

In Leicester, they face a side who have been in solid form but have won just two of their last six.

Tottenham will be looking to make it a 38th win in 84 meetings against the Foxes.

Tottenham are 5/6 with Harry Kane at 7/2 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Gabbiadini to score first @ 5/1 and Manchester United to win 2-1 @ 10/1

Tip 2 – Vardy to score first @ 11/2 and Leicester to win 2-1 @ 12/1

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