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Arsenal V Watford
These two sides have only ever played 25 times Arsenal winning 14, Watford have won 10 and the sides have only drawn once.
Arsenal won the reverse fixture back in August 3-1. Goals from Cazorla (pen), Sanchez and Ozil confirmed the 3 points and a 2nd half constellation goal from Pereyra completed the scoring.
Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 matches including Saturday’s F.A Cup 4th round demolition of Southampton, they went to St Mary’s and with a weakened side still managed to score 5 goals without conceding. A brace from Wellbeck and a Hat-trick from Walcott did not flatter Arsenal and they probably could have scored more.
Watford have won just 1 of their last 6 games in all competitions and that was against Championship side Burton Albion in the F A Cup 3rd round. Last time out they were knocked out of the F A Cup by Millwall 1-0.
Arsenal are in 2nd place in the league and are looking to close the gap on leaders Chelsea who have a tough trip to Anfield. Watford are currently in 14th but a win could move them to just outside the top 10.
As expected Arsenal are short priced favourites to win this one and they are best priced @ 1/4 with William Hill. The draw is @ 6/1 with Bet365 and BetVictor and you can get 14/1 with BetFred and Bet365.
My money will be on Arsenal HT/FT @ 3/4 with Corals.
Bournemouth V Crystal Palace
These sides have met 67 times in their history, Bournemouth have won 28 times, Palace 22 and they have drawn 17 times.
Earlier in the season when these 2 teams met it looked like Bournemouth had gotten all 3 points after Josh King put them ahead in the 11th minute and they hung on to that lead until injury time when centre back Scott Dann stole a point for Palace.
Bournemouth have lost 3 of their last 6 games in all competitions and only won once in that time. That win was a 3-0 defeat of Swansea away from home, they followed that up with a good point against Arsenal but did let a 3 goal lead slip in that game.
Palace have been in worse form than that having lost 4 of their last 6 and like Bournemouth only winning once in that time. That win was against a lower league side in Bolton Wanderers who they defeated 2-1. Since that win they have lost 2 home wins against Everton and Man City.
Bournemoth are currently in 12th place but a win could take them up to 9th place, Palace are in the relegation zone in 18th and 2 points from safety.
Palace can be backed @ 14/5 with William Hill and BetVictor, the draw is @ 5/2 with most firms but my money is on the home side who can be backed @ 11/10 with most firms.
Burnley V Leicester
Burnley and Leicester have faced off 107 times in their history and Burnley come out on top overall with 43 wins, Leicester have won 34 and they have drawn 30 times.
In their last 10 meetings between the 2 Leicester are unbeaten winning 7 and drawing 3, last time out in the reverse fixture they ran out easy 3-0 winners with a brace from Islam Slimani and an own goal from Ben Mee.
Burnley have won 3 of their last 4 only losing to Arsenal 2-1 in that time. Last time out they comfortably beat Bristol City in the F A Cup 2-0.
Leicesters recent form is similar to their season so far inconsistent, they have won 2, lost 2 and drawn 2 of their last 6 in all competitions including last time out when they scraped a 1-1 draw with Championship side Derby County.
Burnley are currently in 13th but a win could see them go as high as 9th in the table. Leicester are more likely to be relegated than reach last seasons heights on current form and are in 15th in the league, a win here could see them move up 1 place to 14th.
Leicester are slight favourites with Coral and Boylesports @ 31/20 the draw can be backed @ 23/10 with bet365 but my money is on Burnley who are backable @ 2/1 with a few of the big firms.
Middlesbrough V West Bromwich Albion
Boro have the edge over West Brom in their historic record having won 38 of the 92 meetings, West Brom have won 33 and they have drawn 21 times.
West Brom have won 5 of the last 6 meetings between the 2 and drew earlier in the season 0-0 in the reverse fixture.
Boro have won 2, drawn 2 and last 2 of their last 6 in all competitions, last time out they got back to winning ways beating Accrington Stanley (who are they? exactly) 1-0 in the F A Cup.
West Brom have won 3 and lost 3 of their last 6 in all, they too got back to winning ways last time out when they beat Sunderland 2-0 in the Premier League.
Boro are down in 16th and just 4 points above the relegation zone, they can go to 15th if they can get a win here. West Brom who are having a good campaign are in 8th in the league and could do with a win to help them close the gap on the top 7.
Middlesbrough are @ 17/10 to win the match, the draw is best @ 21/10 with Bet365 but my money is on West Brom who can be backed @ 85/40 with BetVictor and StanJames.
Sunderland V Tottenham Hotspurs
Sunderland don’t have the best record against Spurs, they have met 117 times, Spurs winning 50, Sunderland winning 37 and they have drawn 30 times.
In the last 12 meetings Tottenham have won 10 and drew 2 and Sunderland have not won a game. Earlier in the season Spurs managed a 1-0 win with a goal from Harry Kane, that match also produced a red card for Sunderland midfielder Januzaj.
Sunderland have not won a game in the last 6 matches and have lost the last 3 in a row. Last time out they lost to West Brom 2-0 and the time before they also failed to score when losing 2-0 again this time to Burnley.
Tottenham on the other hand have been in fine form not just recently but all season. they have won 5 and drawn 1 of their last 6 including last time when they edged out Wycombe Wanderers 4-3 in a F A Cup 4th round classic.
Sunderland are deep in a relegation battle and find themselves bottom of the league, a win here could see them leap frog out of the bottom 3 on goal difference if things go their way. Tottenham are up in 3rd place at the moment and a win here could see them go above rivals Arsenal to 2nd.
SPurs are best price 2/5 with Stan James, the draw is @ 17/4 with Bet365 and BetVictor and Sunderlans are best @ 9/1 with Bet365.
My money is on Tottenham HT/FT @ 11/10 best price with Coral.
Swansea V Southampton
These two have met 69 times, The Saints have won 34 times, Swansea 20 and they have drawn 15 of them.
Southampton have had the best of it between the 2 clubs over recent times winning 7 out of the last 10 meetings and losing just the once. They also won 1-0 earlier this season with a goal from Charlie Austin enough to seal the points.
Swansea are having a terrible season so far but they have managed to find a bit of form winning 2 of their last 6 games including last time out when they went to Anfield and beat a Liverpool side who hadn’t lost at home in over a year.
Southampton are not having the best of seasons themselves although they managed to secure a place in the EFL Cup final this week also beating Liverpool over 2 legs. They have won 4 of their last 6 but lost 5-0 to Arsenal in the F.A Cup last time out at home.
Swansea are currently 17th and 1 place above the relegation zone, a win here could see them move up one place to 16th. Southampton find themselves outside the top 10 in 11th place but a win could see them move up to 9th place.
Southampton can be backed @ 7/5 with William Hill to take all 3 points, BetVictor are best price for both the Draw and Swansea and they are both priced @ 12/5.
My money will be on the double chance market for Swansea and the draw @ 8/13 with Ladbrokes and Boylesport