Midweek Premier League action kicks off with four matches today, featuring all three teams currently in the relegation zone.
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With some winnable games for the bottom three, points are at a premium as we head into Matchweek 25 of the Barclays Premier League.
Sunderland vs. Queens Park Rangers (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)
While Tony Fernandes is searching for a manager, the players will be searching for the Hoops’ first points away from Loftus Road this season. However, QPR will be without leading scorer Charlie Austin, who is out while nursing a foot injury. Sunderland will be looking for Jermain Defoe to find the back of the net again, as the striker has tallied in his first two Premier League games for the Black Cats.
Hull City vs. Aston Villa (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)
Only two points separate the clubs, as Hull City can jump out of the relegation zone with a win at Villa Park today. The Tigers are coming off of a shocking 1-1 draw against Manchester City, a match that should have resulted in three points if not for James Milner’s late game heroics. Today Steve Bruce’s men will look to capitalize against a Villa side that has only scored 12 times in 24 matches.
Arsenal vs. Leicester City (2:45 p.m. ET, watch live online via Live Extra)
Amidst all the off-the-field issues, Leicester City faces a massive battle on the pitch against Arsenal today. The Foxes sit glued to the bottom of the table, but their poor play has been overshadowed by the ongoing Nigel Pearson saga. While a result for Leicester would surely silence the critics, don’t expect much more than a lopsided win for the Gunners.
While others are fighting to survive, Liverpool and Tottenham are fighting for a top-four spot and Champions League berth. A win for Spurs would catapult them into the top-four, while three points for Liverpool would increase their unbeaten streak and close the gap towards the top of the table.