All the latest odds with William Hill for Tuesday’s Premier League Encounters.
Manchester United vs Manchester City
It’s Manchester derby time and with both sides desperately needing the points then we can be sure to see a fiery encounter as the top match in today’s football at William Hill.
United have struggled to adapt to life without Sir Alex Ferguson and look increasingly likely to miss out on making it to the Champions League next season. However, there is still time for David Moyes to make something of his maiden campaign at the helm.
But Moyes will have injury concerns ahead of the clash with his cross-city neighbours as he sweats on late fitness tests for the likes of Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and Chris Smalling. Captain Nemanja Vidic will also miss out through suspension.
City have Vincent Kompany back after he completed a one match ban, and now Manuel Pellegrini will look to close the gap on Chelsea to just three points at the top of the Barclay’s Premier League.
Arsenal vs Swansea City
The Gunners will be looking to bounce straight back from their humiliation at the hands of Chelsea with a victory against a struggling Swansea at the Emirates.
Wenger’s 1,000th game didn’t go as according to plan, but he will be buoyed by the news that he will have defender Kieran Gibbs back in contention after the club appealed his wrongful sending off from Saturday.
Defender Thomas Vermaelen is set to earn a rare start as Laurent Koscielny was forced out of the 6-0 defeat with a calf problem.
The Swans will be hoping that the mini-revival under Garry Monk will continue with a good result at the Emirates. After enjoying such success last term the Welsh side have failed to scale the same heights and are still only four points adrift of safety.
Monk has no injury concerns of his own to contend with, and may even be able to call upon the services of last season’s top scorer Michu, who is still returning from injury. He could be in line for his first appearance since coming off the bench in December against Everton.
Newcastle United vs Everton
Eighth placed Newcastle will be hoping to close the five point gap on seventh placed Everton as they continue to surprise everyone by punching above their weight.
However, the Magpies are likely to again be without on loan striker Loic Remy and defender Mathieu Debuchy, who both missed Saturday’s win against Crystal Palace. Remy has been laid low with an ankle injury whilst Debuchy suffers with a groin complaint.
The Toffees have seen their good early season form take a slight dip as they drift further away from the pack chasing European football, but the Spaniard has confirmed that England defender Phil Jagielka is likely to make a return following a hamstring injury.
But they will still have to do without Steven Piennar, who is still struggling to overcome a knee concern, and is not likely to return until early April at best.