There are three more Premier League games this midweek as teams catch up with their schedule following respective cup runs. Highlights include Arsenal v West Ham on Tuesday and Manchester City v Sunderland on Wednesday.
Arsenal v West Ham Betting Tips
Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to Everton in their last Premier League outing put them on the back foot in the race for a top four finish, and following Everton’s 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at the weekend, they fell to fifth. This game against West Ham is now a must win.
The Gunners secured their first final appeared since 2011 as they beat Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, but it took them a full 120 minutes plus penalties, meaning fatigue could be an issue on Tuesday evening.
The Gunners have picked up just one win in their last seven and they will be without the suspended Mathieu Flamini whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nacho Monreal and Lukas Podolski could all miss out through injury.
West Ham currently sit 11th in the table after picking up six wins from their last ten games and they will be much fresher after not playing since last Sunday. George McCartney and Marco Borriello are both out whilst captain Kevin Nolan faces a late fitness test for the Hammers.
Arsenal have not lost any of their last 13 matches against West Ham, a run stretching back to 2007 and their most recent meeting ended with a 3-1 win for Arsenal back in December.
Catch this match live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:45pm.
Manchester City v Sunderland Betting Tips
Manchester City’s title hopes are now out of their hands following Sunday’s 3-2 defeat to Liverpool and they must beat Sunderland on Wednesday to keep up the heat. They now trail the reds by seven points with only two games in hand.
They are however without key midfielder Yaya Toure who limped off with a pelvis injury at the weekend whilst Matija Nastaasic is also ruled out.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet conceded his team need a miracle to escape from the bottom three and they are currently seven points from safety with just six games left.
The 1-0 defeat to Everton at the weekend was their fifth on the bounce, with their last win coming at the start of February. Jose Altidore is set to return after picking up a knock but Steven Fletcher remains sidelined.
Sunderland snook a surprise 1-0 win when they last met in the league in November but they’re understandably big outsiders to win this one, with Bet Victor pricing them at 21/1. City are 1/6 favourites with Paddy Power.
BET OF THE DAY: Expect goals in this one, with over 4.5 goals priced at 21/10 with Sportingbet.
Everton v Crystal Palace Betting Tips
Crystal Palace’s impressive end of the season continued on Saturday as they beat Aston Villa 1-0 at the weekend, which took them up to 12th, but they face an Everton wide who have won six out of six.
Tony Pulis’ side are now far clear of the relegation zone and their only absentee from this match is South African midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi.
Fourth placed Everton need the three points on Wednesday to keep up their race for the Champions League but they are without Stephen Pienaar, Phil Jagielka and Lacina Traore for this one.
Palace haven’t beaten Everton since 1997, but the last meeting between the pair ended in a 0-0 draw. However, with home advantage, I can’t look past Everton at 4/9 with Paddy Power, whilst Bet 365 offer 9/1 on a Palace win.
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