Premier League Betting: Arsenal vs. SunderlandPublished May 20, 2015 by Amir G
Arsenal tries to fortify the top position while Sunderland avoids relegation (kickoff 19:45 UK time).
With the Premier League season race over and concluded with the title promised to Chelsea, the battle for finishing positions is still very relevant. This battle heats up today at the Emirates Stadium where Arsenal takes on Sunderland (kickoff 19:45 UK time). While Arsenal will try to fortify a place at the top, Sunderland is looking to get as far as possible from the relegation zone.
Arsenal has earned its ticket to the Champions League group stage following the 1-1 draw against Manchester United last Sunday at Old Trafford, but the team is still looking for the second spot. The Gunners bid to take the maximum amount of points from their next two games – today's fixture against Sunderland and Sunday's meeting with West Brom.
The team is also looking forward to the FA Cup final at the end of the month against Aston Villa. With 71 points and two games to go including this one, Arsenal cannot miss a chance to collect all 6 points and hope that Manchester City slips against Southampton.
Positioned 16 at the Premier League table just 3 points away from the relegation zone, Sunderland is in a tight spot. Their luck hasn't shined with the last two games they face: Today they meet Arsenal and on Sunday they meet Chelsea.
While Chelsea doesn't need any more points to secure their title, it's hard to see them losing their final game against a team from the bottom, and at the same time this game is very important to Arsenal as well. The London side is the clear favorite to win today.
Today's fixture will be live with in-play markets at online bookie Winner Sports. Pre-match markets are also in abundance, with full time results odds favoring Arsenal at 2/7 against Sunderland's 9/1. Log-in Winner this evening and get a slice of this late-season Premier League drama.