Arsenal v Hull City:
The Gunners have come out victorious in seven of their last eight league matches against the Tigers, their last loss coming in 2008 at the Emirates. Alexis Sanchez enjoys playing against Hull, being involved in a total of six goals in his last three appearances (5 goals and 1 assist). A shaky Arsenal for the past few weeks along with a resilient Hull side doing everything to avoid relegation, this could be a tight one.
Manchester United vs Watford:
The Red Devils have never lost a home game to the Hornets in their history in the Premier League, with so much on the line for United, its difficult to see them coughing up this one after a confidence booster against the Foxes last week. Watford do however have the chance to become just the 9th team to complete a league double over United following their shock 3-1 defeat of the Devils back in October.
Middlesbrough vs Everton:
The Toffees have lost just once in their past 12 meetings with Boro, that defeat coming in October of 2006. With Romelu Lukaku firing once again for the away side its hard to see Everton being stopped here as they fight for their spot in the Europa League. Despite Boro having the fewest home goals of any side this season (11) expect goals in this one.
Stoke vs Crystal Palace:
This one could go both ways, Palace are on a five game winning streak against the Potters across all competitions, on top of this, Stoke have won just one of their past ten home Premier League games. On the other hand, since new boss Sam Allardyce has arrived, Palace have gained just four points from their nine games.
Sunderland vs Southampton:
The Black cats have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their past eight league meetings with the Saints winning just one in the process. The last goalless draw between these two came in 1978. Only Hull City have let more shots on target against them than Sunderland have this season, however the Saints have struggled to find the back of the net all season seeing them drop down the table.
West Ham vs West Brom:
The Hammers are undefeated in their last seven home games against the Baggies, the last loss coming way back in 2002. However, they have conceded four goals or more on 4 occasions this season at home, they achieved that just three times in their 106 appearances at Upton Park. The compact Baggies against the erratic Hammers looks likely to be an interesting one.
Liverpool vs Tottenham:
The Reds have had one of their worst starts to a calendar in recent memory, their only victory coming in the FA Cup. On the other end of the scale is a inform Tottenham Hotspur side. The Spurs, led by a fit Harry Kane were able to take advantage of a struggling City, Liverpool and Arsenal as they find themselves in 2nd place in similar fashion to last season. Don’t see Liverpool’s tough run ending here.
Burnley V Chelsea:
Chelsea will be eager to further extend their lead in premier league. They currently sit at the top of the table with 59 points and will be desperate to pick up another three points against Burnley this weekend. Burnley have never won a premier league encounter against Chelsea (L4, D1). Burnley have won their last five home Premier League games, they haven’t won six consecutively in the top flight since November 1961.
Swansea V Leicester:
Swansea have shown some promising signs over the past month, claiming a well deserved 3-2 victory over Liverpool and backing that up with a 2-1 win against Southampton. Leicester have had a horrible run over the last month, conceding 10 goals and scoring none. None of the last 12 matches in all competitions between these sides has ended in a draw, with Leicester winning nine and Swansea winning three. Draw is due, take the home side and draw for security.
Bournemouth V Manchester City:
Manchester City have a opportunity to surpass Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham and claim 2nd position on the table. They will need to walk away with all three points in this fixture to do so. History will be with Manchester City, having never lost to Bournemouth in a league game, winning seven and drawing two. Don’t think we will be seeing a Bournemouth win anytime soon.