By Mark Rawlinson
With just three games remaining for the majority of teams this season, there are still things to be decided at both the top and bottom of the Premier League.
Manchester United v Norwich City Betting Tips
Manchester United were rocked earlier this week with the news of the sacking of boss David Moyes, less than 10 months into his tenure at Old Trafford.
A disastrous first year in charge has seen last season’s champions fail to even finish in the top four, meaning no Champions League football next campaign. Something had to change and in the end it was him.
Ryan Giggs, assisted by Paul Scholes, will look after the Red Devils for their final three games of the season before a full-time successor is appointed, and they start against relegation battlers Norwich.
Although they currently sit above the bottom three, the chances of the Canaries avoiding the drop looks bleak, with fixtures against Chelsea and Arsenal finishing off the season.
They’ve picked up just four points from their last eight games and will surely have to pick some points up in their final few games, with Fulham, Cardiff and Sunderland hot on their heels.
Robin van Persie, Patrece Evra and Rafael will all miss out for United whilst centre-half Joseph Yobo is out with a calf injury for Norwich.
United have won their last three meetings with Norwich, although the last meeting was only 1-0 at Carrow Road in December. They’re best priced to win at 2/5 with Paddy Power whilst Bet 365 price Norwich at 17/2.
BET OF THE DAY: The last two meeting between the sides at Old Trafford have ended in 4-0 home victories. United to win by three or more goals at 5/2 with SkyBet.
Catch the match live on Sky Sports 1 from 5:15pm on Saturday.
Sunderland v Cardiff City Betting Tips
The outcome of this match is likely have huge permutations on who avoids the drop and who goes down to the Championship. A win for either of these sides is likely to take them out of the bottom three, possibly for the remainder of the season.
Sunderland ended their 12 game winless drought in the league last weekend with a surprise win at Chelsea, backing up their 2-2 draw at Manchester City. These results have seen the Black Cats close up on the pack and, with a game in hand, are now the bookies’ favourites out of the bottom four to avoid the drop.
This is obviously another key game for Cardiff, who are two points away from safety, although they face an out of form Newcastle next weekend which could yield some more points.
The last meeting between the sides ended 2-2 draw, but a draw won’t be good enough for either of these relegation-threatened sides, a win is needed.
Conor Wickham faces a late fitness test if he’s to be available for Gus Poyet’s side but Ki Sung-Yeung, Carlos Cuellar and Steven Fletcher will not feature. Craig Bellamy and Andrew Taylor are both doubts but Craig Noone is definitely ruled out.
Watch the game live from 12:00pm on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday.
Liverpool v Chelsea Betting Tips
A couple of weeks ago, this match looked like it could’ve been the one to decide the title but last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Sunderland means they need Liverpool to slip up for any hope of claiming the league.
If Chelsea were to end Liverpool’s 16 game unbeaten league run, their title hopes will remain alive with the Reds facing a tricky trip to Crystal Palace who have notched up wins over the likes of the Blues and Everton recently.
Chelsea’s task is made even harder after being hit with injuries to key players, including Petr Cech, John Terry and Samuel Eto’o whilst Raimires is suspended. Daniel Sturridge faces a late fitness test on a hamstring injury whilst Jordan Henderson is suspended.
Chelsea won the last meeting between the two sides 2-1 but home advantage and their prolific run means Liverpool head into this one as 8/11 favourites with Bet Victor. Chelsea are best priced also by Bet Victor at 22/5.
The match is live on Sky Sports 1 from 2:05pm.
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