Premier League odds and previews: Wednesday 11 April

There are four intriguing Premier League matches on Wednesday night, with Manchester United looking to take another step towards a 20th league title at the DW Stadium

Manchester City simply need to win against West Brom and hope that the Red Devils slip up, while Wolves will look guaranteed for relegation if they get anything less than three points against Arsenal.

Manchester City v West Brom 19:45 BST
Manchester City were clearly the stand-out Premier League team during the first half of the season, although Roberto Mancini’s side have been unable to match Manchester United stride for stride in recent months and Sunday’s defeat at the Emirates means that their title hopes are hanging by a thread.

After a 3-3 draw with Sunderland and then a 1-0 loss against Arsenal, perhaps there will be a backlash from City against a West Brom side that cemented their place in the Premier League for another season when beating Blackburn Rovers 3-0 on Saturday.

City are a best price 2/7 (Bet Victor free bets) to claim victory against the Baggies and that draw with Sunderland was the first time they have dropped points at Eastlands this season, with Mario Balotelli suspended after his red card against the Gunners which means the Italian will play no further part this season.

Could there be a rare start for Carlos Tevez against the Albion, with the Argentine is a 4/1 shot (bet365 £200 free bets) to score the opening goal, although Sergio Aguero will be looking to get back to scoring ways and is a 3/1 chance to break the deadlock.

West Brom have been pretty decent away from home this term and will be up against a side missing Balotelli and Yaya Toure, with David Silva also potentially out of the match. The visitors are as big as 14/1 (William Hill) to catch City cold and claim victory.

Wigan Athletic v Manchester United 19:45 BST
Roberto Martinez was seething on Saturday after seeing his Wigan team come narrowly close to landing a point at Stamford Bridge which would have meant they sit outside the Premier League relegation zone.

However, that 2-1 defeat means that Bolton, QPR and Blackburn sit above the Latics and Wigan must somehow get some points from their next two matches against Manchester United and Arsenal respectively.

The home side can be backed at 9/1 (Bet Victor free bets) to claim back-to-back home wins after beating Stoke City at the DW Stadium recently, although they will have to reverse a rotten record against Manchester United which has seen Wigan lose every time they have played Sir Alex Ferguson’s team.

The Red Devils are not rampant at the moment although they are accruing league victories like they are going out of fashion which means they are eight points clear of Manchester City and the bookies are wary when it comes to pricing up the away win on Wednesday night.

Manchester United are a 2/5 chance (bet365 £200 free bets) to win their 13th away game of the season and it will be interesting to see whether the visitors’ team is rotated, with Wayne Rooney (7/2) likely to lead the line for the champions as they look to get over the finishing line.

The Red Devils’ have won their last five Premier League games without conceding a goal and so the 5/4 about United winning without reply looks pretty tasty, considering that Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans are protecting David de Gea very well at the moment.

This is a no frills team and a 1-0 and 2-0 victory look worth backing on the basis that Wigan will make life difficult for their opponents.

Wolves v Arsenal 19:45 BST
Arsenal will be included in many treble bets on Wednesday night, with the Gunners set to permed with the Manchester clubs as they bid to stretch clear of Chelsea, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners sit third in the Premier League and have the chance to go five points clear of Spurs and the Magpies by winning at Molineux, with the bookies offering a best price 9/20 (Sportingbet free bets) that Arsenal follow up that 1-0 win against Manchester City with another three points.

Arsene Wenger will be delighted with the way that the season has turned out, even if the media are obsessed with the lack of silverware being landed by the north London club in recent seasons, although the Frenchman’s big challenge of the summer might be trying to retain the services of Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman is four goals clear of Wayne Rooney in the scoring charts and is likely to find the Wolves defence in accommodating mood, with odds of 11/4 (Ladbrokes bookmaker) available about the Arsenal captain opening the scoring.

Wanderers are six points adrift of safety after yet another loss at the weekend, this time at the hands of Stoke City and games are truly running out for Terry Connor’s team, who have lost 11 of their 16 matches at home this season.

Wolves are a 7/1 chance with Bet Victor to pull off a surprise victory and there have been plenty of games that have seen them take the lead, only for their opponents to assert authority. The latest of these came at the Britannia and you can get interesting odds of 28/1 (Ladbrokes) that the home side lead at half-time only for Arsenal to claim victory.

QPR v Swansea 20:00 BST
Both teams were promoted to the Premier League from the Championship last season although it has been play-off winners Swansea that have been a brighter star in the top flight compared to last season’s champions QPR.

The Welsh side have accumulated 39 points from their 32 matches and that tally will probably be enough to stay in the Premier League considering that their opponents have just 28 on the board after 32 matches.

Queens Park Rangers are certainly in need of the points as they continue to scrap against relegation and the bookies offer 6/5 (Paddy Power free bets) about the Super Hoops landing a priceless three points in front of the Sky cameras.

Certainly a repeat of their last home performance should be enough to land the spoils where Mark Hughes’ team beat Arsenal 2-1 and they gave a good account of themselves at Old Trafford on Sunday despite being reduced to ten men early in the match.

Swansea actually played pretty decently when losing at home to Newcastle on Friday, with Brendan Rodgers’ team undone by some expert finishing from Papiss Cisse, although the Swans did dominate possession and also played pretty well when losing 3-1 at Tottenham in their last away game.

The visitors do look a big price at 13/5 to win the game and they have a master marksman on the road, with Gylffi Sigurdsson providing a real goal threat away from home and the Icelandic international is a 10/1 shot to score first.

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