It is another huge weekend in the Barclays Premier League, with the title all sewn up and heading to the King Power Stadium the focus now switches to the race for fourth place and the relegation battle. 


Norwich vs Manchester United - Sky Sports 1 - Saturday 7th May 2016

The Canaries come into this match in poor form in the Premier League having lost their last three consecutive matches, their last defeat was against top four side Arsenal who narrowly beat them 1-0 at the Emirates.

Prior to those three defeats they had an excellent record and were three matches unbeaten but they will need to secure the maximum number of wins in their last three matches to guarantee their survival in the Premier League for another season.

Norwich remain level one point behind Sunderland who are ahead of them in 18th and two points behind Newcastle who are in 17th but have played a game more than Norwich. They will need to regain full confidence if they are to survive and a moral boosting win against United would be exactly what they need to further their survival hopes and it would also see them complete their first ever double over United in a league season.

Their remaining fixtures see them face Manchester United, Watford and Everton so they do have a fairly tough run in but they still retain an outside chance of remaining in the Premier League.

A win will see them register a 9th win from 36 matches and in doing so move them above Sunderland & Newcastle onto 34 points, this is dependant on Sunderland's result at home against Chelsea. They remain the underdogs in this match and are at 100/30, with Dieumerci Mbokani at 15/2 to score first.

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Norwich's main man Mbokani
Norwich's main man Mbokani

Louis Van Gaal's men come into this huge Premier League match in good form after despite drawing 1-1 against Leicester at Old Trafford last weekend.

They have suffered just the one defeat in their last six matches and that was against Tottenham in a 3-0 loss away at White Hart Lane. Either side of that defeat they have won their other four matches and drawn their last and in doing so they have managed to remain in the hunt for the top four.

Key to them winning those matches has been the emergence of Marcus Rashford who has been in wonderful form, scoring 7 goals in his first 12 matches and Anthony Martial's return to goalscoring form has further boosted this young United side.

They will be wary of facing a Norwich side who are battling for their lives at the bottom of the Premier League and with both North East sides beginning to turn the screw they need to win their matches. United's away form this season has been poor and they have lost seven games on the road which will give Norwich hope.

United will be looking for their 18th win in 36 matches, with the Red Devils looking for their 7th win away from Old Trafford. They will also be looking for their 31st win in 51 matches against the Canaries in all competitions.

United are the overwhelming favourites to win at 17/20 with Marcus Rashford the first to score at 9/2.

Sunderland vs Chelsea - Saturday 7th May 2016 - 15:00

The Stadium Of Light; plays host to a crucial game today
The Stadium Of Light; plays host to a crucial game today

Sam Allardyce's men come into this match in good form after drawing against Stoke 1-1 in the last game, they will need to go one step further in this huge fixture if they are to ultimately avoid relegation.

They have suffered just the one defeat in their last six matches and that was a 2-0 home defeat against Leicester City who have since been crowned Premier League Champions after an incredible season.

Key to their hopes of survival is Jermaine Defoe, his goals have proved absolutely crucial for Sunderland and their survival hopes and between now and the end of the season it will be a deciding factor in whether they survive in for another season in England's top flight.

They will be wary of facing a Chelsea side who have been playing some excellent football of late and enjoyed an excellent 2-2 draw against Tottenham in their last match on Monday.

Sunderland will be looking for their 8th win in 36 matches, with the Black Cats looking for their 4th win at the Stadium Of Light. They will also be looking for their 37th win in 111 matches against Chelsea in all competitions.

Sunderland are slight underdogs in this match and are 9/5 on to win with Jermaine Defoe the first to score at 4/1.

Hazard was excellent during Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Spurs
Hazard was excellent during Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Spurs

Guus Hiddink's men have very little to play for in the Premier League aside from pride but many are playing for their places with incoming manager Antonio Conte bound to be keeping one eye on events from afar.

This has been a poor season for Chelsea having gone from title contenders to mid table mediocrity in the small space of a year. They do face an uncertain future and a season without Champions League football and if you believe the papers there will be a mass turnover of players come the summer.

They have a mixed record in their last six matches, with two of every result but their draw against Tottenham on Monday night will feel like a win, not only did they come from 2-0 down to draw level but in doing so they were able to ensure the Premier League crown went to Leicester City.

Their remaining fixtures see them face Sunderland, Liverpool and Leicester on the final day with the Blues looking to hand over the title to Claudio Ranieri and his charges.

Chelsea will be looking for their 13th win in 36 games this season and are looking to secure their 7th away win of the campaign, which is better than their home record this season. They are the favourites in this tie and to secure the win they are 7/5 with Diego Costa at 9/2.

Manchester City vs Arsenal - Sunday 8th May 2016 - Sky Sports 1 - 16:00

Sergio Aguero is key to City's chances
Sergio Aguero is key to City's chances

Manchester City come into this match looking to recover from their disappointing result midweek against Real Madrid, the manner of the defeat is the main worry for City, given their embarrassment of riches the failure to score in 180 minutes should alarm them.

The Blues come into this fixture on the back of a 4-2 hammering against Southampton last weekend in a match that saw Manuel Pellegrini's men ruthlessly exposed. Couple that with the midweek failure in Madrid they have a few problems going into this crucial race for fourth place.

City's form in the Premier League this season has been poor, they have backed it up with an excellent run in the Champions League and of course the League Cup triumph but in a season where United, Arsenal and Chelsea have been average the Premier League should have been there for the taking.

City and Pellegrini have plenty to play for in their last two fixtures with Champions League qualification at stake, it would be an embarrassing scenario for City and their hierarchy to allow Guardiola to manage a side that is in the Europa League.

They face a huge challenge against an Arsenal side that are also feeling the heat following another poor and trophyless season and a finish outside the top four is unthinkable for them.

City's final fixtures are against Arsenal and Swansea and they will need the maximum points to guarantee Champions League football next season. They are also looking for their 20th win in 37 matches this season and their 13th win at home.

City remain favourites given the home fixture and are at 6/4 with Sergio Aguero at 7/2 to score first.

It's been another frustrating season for Wenger
It's been another frustrating season for Wenger

Arsene Wenger's men come into this match in good form in the Premier League and they come into this fixture having won a tight match 1-0 against relegation threatened Norwich.

This has been another season to forget for Arsenal fans having seen their season collapse again with defeats in the Champions League and FA Cup and having seen Leicester and Tottenham move further away from them.

They have a good record in their last six matches and crucially remain unbeaten with two fixtures remaining. With Manchester United seven points behind them in the race for fourth it is imperative for the Gunners to pick up the maximum points from their last two fixtures to secure their place in the top four and in the Champions League for the 22nd successive season.

Arsene Wenger has seen his own future questioned this season with the Frenchman clearly stating his intention to continue beyond this season, despite the real lack of progress under the manager this year.

Their remaining fixtures see them face Manchester City and Aston Villa with the Gunners confident of securing two wins. This fixture against Manchester City is crucial to their chances of retaining a top four place and if they manage to secure the win they will definitely finish in the top four.

Arsenal will be looking for their 20th win in 37 games this season and are looking to secure their 9th away win of the campaign. They remain underdogs to secure the win at the Etihad at 17/10 with Danny Welbeck at 6/1.

Today's Selections

Tip 1 – United to win 2-1 @ 15/2 and Anthony Martial to score first @ 11/2

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 12/1 and Jermaine Defoe to score first @ 4/1

Tip 3 - 2-2 draw @ 11/1 and Sergio Aguero to score first @ 7/2

All Tips Courtesy Of Sky Bet.

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