It is another huge weekend in the Barclays Premier League, with survival at stake for Norwich in their fixture against Arsenal, with the battle at the opposite end of the table concerning both Leicester and Tottenham as they face off against Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

 

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Arsenal vs Norwich - Sky Sports 1 - Saturday 30th April 2016

Arsene Wenger's men come into this match in good form in the Premier League but they drew their last match against Sunderland in a lacklustre 0-0 display at the Stadium Of Light.

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 three fixtures remaining. With Manchester United only two points behind them in the race for fourth it is imperative for the Gunners to pick up the maximum points from their last three fixtures to secure their place in 4th and in the Champions League for the 22nd successive season.

Arsene Wenger has seen his own future questioned this week 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 Norwich, Manchester City and Aston Villa with the Gunners confident of securing two wins. The fixture against Manchester City in the penultimate game is crucial to their chances of retaining a top four place.

Arsenal will be looking for their 19th win in 36 games this season and are looking to secure their 11th home win of the campaign. They remain heavy favourites to secure the win at the Emirates at 2/7 with Danny Welbeck at 3/1.

Welbeck
Arsenal's Main Threat Danny Welbeck

The Canaries come into this match in mixed form in the Premier League having lost their last two matches, the second most crucially against relegation rivals Sunderland who beat them 3-0 at Carrow Road.

Prior to those two 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 four matches to guarantee their survival in the Premier League for another season.

Norwich remain level on points with Sunderland who are ahead of them in 17th and they are now level on games played. They will need to regain full confidence if they are to survive and a moral boosting win at the Emirates would be exactly what they need to further their survival hopes.

Their remaining fixtures see them face Arsenal, 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 35 matches and in doing so move them above Sunderland onto 34 points, this is dependant on Sunderland's result away against Stoke. They remain the underdogs in this match and are at 9/1, with Dieumerci Mbokani at 12/1 to score first.

Manchester United vs Leicester City

Old Trafford Stadium, inside
Old Trafford, the venue for this weekend's huge clash

Louis Van Gaal's men come into this huge Premier League match in great form after beating Everton in the Semi Final of the FA Cup last weekend, in a 2-1 victory that saw Martial score a 93rd minute winner.

They have suffered two defeats in their last six matches and that was against Tottenham in a 3-0 loss away at White Hart Lane and a 1-0 loss against West Brom but in between those defeats they have won their other four matches and 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 the return of Wayne Rooney has also boosted this young United side further.

They will be wary of facing a Leicester side who are just one win away from securing the Premier League title, they have only lost three games all season and they have been by far and away the best side this year.

United will be looking for their 18th win in 35 matches, with the Red Devils looking for their 12th win at Old Trafford. They will also be looking for their 41st win in 84 matches against the Foxes in all competitions.

United are the overwhelming favourites to win at 1/1 with Marcus Rashford the first to score at 9/2.

Mahrez
Leicester's Key Man Riyad Mahrez

Claudio Ranieri's men are just one win away from securing the Premier League title and they come into this match in outstanding form in the Premier League after a 4-0 win against Swansea last weekend.

This has been a fairytale season for Leicester having gone from relegation certainties to title contenders in the small space of a year. They are without Jamie Vardy through suspension but PFA Player Of The Year Riyad Mahrez will lead the charge for the Foxes in his stead.

They have won five of their last six matches, with three of those secured through 1-0 wins, the hallmark of Champions. They are unbeaten in their last six matches and have only lost three matches all season, with two of those wins going to the Gunners.

Their remaining fixtures see them face Manchester United, Everton and Chelsea with the Foxes confident of securing the league at the first time of asking but even if they were to lose this weekend, a Chelsea win would still see them secure the title.

Leicester will be looking for their 23rd win in 36 games this season and are looking to secure their 12th away win of the campaign, which is absolutely incredible. They are the underdogs and to secure they are 14/5 to secure the win at the Theatre Of Dreams with Riyad Mahrez at 7/1.

Chelsea vs Tottenham

Chelsea

Champions Chelsea will look to have the final say in the title race when they face Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Monday, with a win for the Blues ensuring that Leicester are the ones who take Chelsea's title from them.

The Blues come into this fixture on the back of a 4-1 hammering of Bournemouth last weekend in a match that saw Eddie Howe's men ruthlessly exposed.

Chelsea's form in the Premier League this season has been poor, they have backed up a title winning season with a 9th place finish as it currently stands and there will be a major revamp in the summer under Antonio Conte.

This match does come at a good time though as Chelsea and their players have been very vocal in their support of Leicester and they will be determined to be the side to ensure that Tottenham don't win the Premier League.

Chelsea's final four fixtures see them face Tottenham, Sunderland, Liverpool and Leicester and it is safe to say there are no easy fixtures left for Chelsea there, with all sides playing for something, although Leicester could well have won the title by then.

Chelsea remain underdogs given their current position and are at 17/10 with Diego Costa at 5/1 to score first.

Pochettino
Pochettino Will Be Targeting Win

Mauricio Pochettino's men come into this London derby in good form despite the disappointing 1-1 draw at home against West Brom on Monday. The draw has all but ended their hopes in the title with Leicester needing just the one win to pip them to the Premier League title.

They are unbeaten in their last six matches and they will be looking to ensure that continues against a Chelsea side that have been very vocal in their stance against Tottenham winning the title.

They have had an excellent season no matter what happens and will finish above arch rivals Arsenal and could be as many as seven places above their hosts come the end of the season but there has been some unwanted speculation about the future of coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham will be looking for their 20th win in 36 matches and their 10th win away from home, which is only second to Leicester. They will also be looking for their 45th win in 137 matches against rivals Chelsea.

Spurs have just three fixtures left against Tottenham, Southampton and Newcastle and will need to win all of those fixtures to have any chance of winning the Premier League, a loss for Tottenham or a win for Leicester will end those dreams.

Tottenham are the favourites to win at 6/4 with Harry Kane at 7/2.


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Today's Selections

Tip 1 – Norwich to win 2-1 @ 16/1 and Dieumerci Mbokani to score first @ 12/1

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1 and Wayne Rooney to score first @ 11/2

Tip 3 - Chelsea to win 3-2 @ 28/1 and Harry Kane to score first @ 7/2

All Tips Courtesy Of Sky Bet.

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