How the Premier League table will look tonight… if ALL these results come off

How the Premier League table will look tonight… if ALL these results come off

Even with just the two matches, the Premier League table could change dramatically.

All four clubs have so much to fight for with four matches to go.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Wolves and Arsenal are the last sides with a game in hand on the rest of the league, and there will be just three matches remaining for every team by tomorrow.

But when fans wake up on Thursday, how will the league read? 

Starsport looks at the potential repercussions from tonight’s mouth-watering showdowns at Old Trafford and Molineux.

Arsenal win and Man City win

There are nine possible outcomes tonight across the two games, and if the current Premier League table is anything to go by, away day joy should prevail.

Unai Emery’s Arsenal sit fifth, 18 points ahead of promoted Wolves in 10th.

City, meanwhile, are second at present, a whopping 22 points in front of neighbours United in sixth.

The Premier League table will change about tonight

The Premier League table will change about dramatically tonight (Pic: GETTY / Footballwebpages.com)

“Arsenal have massive motivation to turn on the style at Molineux”

The gulf between the teams in both matches in terms of points is large, even if they are not far miles apart position-wise.

Arsenal have massive motivation to turn on the style at Molineux, given they surprisingly slipped up on Sunday, losing 3-2 at home to Crystal Palace.

A victory would do wonders for their hopes of Champions League qualification and put them within a point of third-placed neighbours Tottenham, as well as two in front of Chelsea with a superior goal difference.

City, meanwhile, are favourites to win the Manchester derby and know a victory puts them a point clear of Liverpool at the top with just three games to come against sides ninth or below in the table.

If Man City win and Arsenal win

If Man City win and Arsenal win (Pic: leaguetablecalculator.com)

Wolves win and Man City win

Worryingly for Gunners fans, however, is their shoddy away form.

While on paper Arsenal had the most appealing run in for the final two months of the campaign, their fixture list of just three matches at the Emirates in eight contests was not ideal.

It proved so earlier in April when Emery watched his team get torn apart by Everton, who should have won more comfortably than 1-0.

Inconsistency is also a fear for Arsenal too, given the tables have turned of late with two impressive away victories without conceding against Watford and Napoli, followed up by the Palace nightmare in north London.

While Wolves would have been delighted with a likely top-half finish and FA Cup run to the semi-finals at the start of the season, they have been the epitome of inconsistent.  

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have regularly turned up for big matches and shocked the top six but failed against the league’s lesser sides.

The visit of Arsenal screams another upset could be inbound, and that would rocket Wolves up into seventh, a point ahead of Watford, which would land them Europa League football if City beat the Hornets in the FA Cup final.

If Man City win and Wolves win

If Man City win and Wolves win (Pic: leaguetablecalculator.com)

Wolves/Arsenal Draw and Man Utd win

The difficulty in splitting Wolves and Arsenal could well mean the game ends in a draw tonight at Molineux.

That would do little use for either Nuno or Emery, though, as Wolves would edge up to just ninth, still behind Watford and Everton.

Arsenal would sneak into the top four, but they would sit there precariously with three games to go level on points with Chelsea and only a catchable four goals ahead of the Blues on goal difference.

What would really spice up the top-four race even further would be if United put a huge dent in City’s title dreams.

If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils prevail at Old Trafford, handing the initiative to arch-rivals Liverpool, Champions League qualification would be well within reach.

A draw in the Midlands and home win in Manchester would ultimately leave Arsenal, Chelsea and United all fascinatingly poised on 67 points, three off Spurs.

United’s goal difference is far too inferior to their rivals, though, with just four games to go, meaning they would be destined to stay sixth.

Chelsea are six goals better off than United, who are unlikely to smash City let alone beat them, while Arsenal are a healthy 10 better off.

If Man Utd win and Wolves/Arsenal ends in a draw

If Man Utd win and Wolves/Arsenal ends in a draw (Pic: leaguetablecalculator.com)

If Man Utd win and Wolves win

If Man Utd win and Wolves win (Pic: leaguetablecalculator.com)

Wolves win and Man Utd win

Victory for the two home teams tonight would arguably cause the biggest swings in the table.

Liverpool fans are dreaming of a victory for United at Old Trafford for this rare occasion. 

Even a draw in the Manchester derby would be enough to leave the title in the Reds’ hands as City would only close the gap to a point.

City’s superior goal difference to Liverpool’s – six higher going into the United match – would be irrelevant if the Reds know after tonight that three wins against Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves guarantees them the Premier League trophy.

While United supporters are to a degree torn over how a win would help their arch-rivals massively, the need for points in the hunt for a top-four finish ahead of Solskjaer’s overhaul of his squad this summer is too great to ignore.

As a result, a win for both Wolves and United would see much change.

Liverpool would suddenly become title favourites again and have the league in their hands, Arsenal would definitely drop below United as they would move a point in front into fifth, while Wolves also benefit hugely and jump three places up to their dream of seventh.

Whatever is in store tonight, even two stalemates would be exciting in terms of the outcome for the top seven.

All tonight’s possible outcomes:

Wolves win, Man City win

Wolves win, Man draw

Wolves win, Man Utd win

Draw, Man City win

Draw, Man draw

Draw, Man Utd win

Arsenal win, Man City win

Arsenal win, Man draw

Arsenal win, Man Utd win

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