The majority of the 15.00 games will be live via your Gib Sat box on the bein channels which most sports bars such as The Ivy, The Arena and Hendrix will be showing.
Burnley F.C V Southampton F.C at Turf Moor
Burnley have been in decent form of late winning 2 of their last 3 Premier League matches including a 4-1 win over Sunderland. They did recently lose to the 10 men of Man City and had a draw in the F.A Cup away at Sunderland.
The Clarets have struggled away from home but their home form has seen them surpassing expectations and they currently find themselves in 13th in the league table and a win in this game could see them move as high as 9th and above their opponents.
Defender Matt Lowton has said wants Burnley to show their true colours against Southampton this Saturday. They lost 3-1 back in October in the return tie and will be hoping for much better this time around.
Southampton have had a tough time in the league of late and have lost their last 3 games, but they may have turned a corner this week. In the F.A Cup they drew 2-2 away at Championship side Norwich, but then in the 1st leg of their semi final game in the EFL Cup against Liverpool at home they won convincingly 1-0. They scoreline flattered Liverpool and the Saints could of won this 3 or 4 nil.
They will be without defender Jose Fonte who this week put in a transfer request and is unlikely to feature again for the Saints.
Claude Puel’s men have not conceded a goal in the EFL Cup and will be hoping his players can transfer this to their league form.
They are currently 10th in the league and will be disappointed with that placing but a win here could move them up a place.
I think that huge win over Liverpool will do the players confidence a world of good and they can transfer that to their league form, they are @ 5/4 with various firms to take all 3 points. The draw is @ 23/10 with various firms and Burnley are @ 5/2 with most firms.
Hull City A.F.C V A.F.C Bournemouth at the K.C Stadium
Hull moved on into the 4th round of the F.A Cup last time out with a good 2-0 victory over struggling Swansea City, however their league form has not been as good losing 4 of their last 5 and drawing the other.
The Tigers will be hoping to take their Cup form into the league, they have just gotten through to the 4th round of the F.A Cup and are in the semi finals of the EFL Cup.
They did take a bit of a beating in midweek in the Semi Finals first leg of the EFL Cup at Old Trafford when Man Utd cruised to a 2-0 victory.
Their main problem is the league is their inability to score goals and they are the joint bottom of the scoring charts so far this season.
Hull are hoping for a full house at the K.C and have lowered some ticket prices to just £9 in the hope of revving up the atmosphere.
— Hull City (@HullCity) January 13, 2017
Manager Marcus Silva will have to wait on the club doctors to find out if Markus Henriksen shoulder injury he suffered in the semi final tie will keep him out of the weekends game, SIlva believes he wont be available. The Norwegian fell awkwardly on his shoulder following a very strong shoulder barge with Paul Pogba.
Bournemouth suffered a shock early exit this past weekend from the F.A Cup at home to league 1 side Millwall. Eddie Howe did make a string of changes for the tie but will still be disappointed with the defeat.
The Cherries boss has also been openly critical of record signing Jordan Ibe following his failure to have an impact against Millwall, he is quoted to have said “He hasn’t been a regular in the team and that will be a disappointment for him and for us,” Howe said of the 21-year-old winger. “I still feel there’s a lot of potential in there, but obviously he’s got to fulfill that when he gets chances …”
Bournemouth’s recent league form is much better, they recently beat Swansea 3-0 away from home and drew 3-3 against title chasing Arsenal. the Arsenal game however may have felt more like a defeat than a draw having been 3-0 up with just 20 minutes remaining.
I think that this one could go either way but if I was pushed to make a selection my money would probably be on the draw which is best price @ 5/2 with a few of the big firms. Hull are @ 12/5 with Sportingbet and Bournemouth are @ 13/10 with PaddyPower and StanJames.
Sunderland A.F.C V Stoke City F.C from the Stadium of Light
A recent draw against one of the leagues favorites Liverpool last time out in the league will give the Sunderland real hope going into this weekends game, they also managed a 0-0 draw last weekend in the F.A Cup against Burnley.
The Black Cats are in the relegation zone at the moment but are only 1 point away from safety and they will be hoping to get at least that here against a stuttering Stoke side.
Jermain Defoe has been in blistering form so far this season, the 34 year old has scored 11 goals so far this season including a brace against Liverpool. Defoe has been subject to major transfer rumours since the January window opened and Sunderland fans will be praying this is not one of their hit-mans last games for the club.
Stoke will need to bounce back following a shock defeat at home at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup last weekend.
They did win their last league game against Watford at home but the 2 games prior they conceded 4 against both Chelsea and Liverpool so they will be hoping for a better defensive performance here.
Stoke manager Hughes recently came under criticism for his starting line ups leaving the likes of Shaqiri, Bojan and Arnautovic on the bench.
Stoke are sitting in 11th at the moment but would have expected to be a lot higher at this stage in the season. A win could see them move into the top 10 and that will be what the The Potters supporters will be demanding in this one.
The betting is very tight in this one with stoke slight favourites @ 6/4 with William Hill and PaddyPower. Sunderland are @ 21/10 with BetVictor and the draw is @ 12/5 with Sportingbet.
I think there will be goals in this one so my money will be on over 2.5 goals @ 1/1 with most of the firms.
Swansea City A.F.C V Arsenal F.C at the Liberty Stadium
Swansea have been is dreadful form this season and find themselves deep in the relegation zone.
They also crashed out of the F.A Cup against Hull City last weekend with a 2-0 defeat.
The Swans did manage a very rare win last time out in the Premier League against Crystal Palace away from home with a 2-1 scoreline. Goals from Alfie Mawson and Angel Rangel sealed a late win.
Arsenal are unbeaten in the last 4 games in all competitions including last time out in the F.A Cup away at Preston North End who they defeated 2-1 away from home.
Despite reaching the 4th round of the cup I don’t believe arsenal fans will be happy with recent form from the Gunners.
Last time out against Bournemouth they found themselves 3-0 down with just 20 minutes left to play and had pull on all of their resolve in order to steal a point.
Arsene Wenger’s men find themselves in 5th in the league and worse for the fans they are 2 places behind their rivals Tottenham in the chase for the title.
If they are going to have any hopes of winning the league they need to find some consistency as they can’t afford to drop anymore more points because they are already 8 points of leaders Chelsea.
Arsenal should win this one easily and are @ 1/2 to do so with most firms. Swansea can be backed @ 6/1 with most firms and Sportingbet and BetVictor are biggest on the draw @ 18/5.
Alexis Sanchez has been in decent form recently and I will be backing him @ 1/1 to score at anytime with BetFred.
Watford F.C V Middlesbrough F.C at Vicarage Road
Watford Mascot Harry The Hornet has been arguably Watford’s best best player this season as they have really struggled to hit the heights of last season.
The Hornets have not won a league game since very early December and have slipped to 14th in the league and seem to be in free fall at the moment. Last seasons top scorer Odion Ighalo who got 15 in the league last term only has 1 goal this season.
They did have some success in the F.A Cup this week with a 2-0 win over Burton Albion.
Walter Mazzarri’s men will need to get their league form back on track and this is the perfect game to do it.
Middlesbrough are struggling themselves in the league and are down in 16th just 4 points clear of the relegation zone.
They started the season very well but have struggled of late, their only win in the last 6 was against the then bottom club Swansea so they need a good result here to stem the flow.
Boro did get a result in the 3rd round of the F.A Cup against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 at home which takes them through to the 4th round.
Aitor Karanka’s men will be hoping to take that confidence from that result into this game here, star striker Alvaro Negredo is in and out of form and a decent run from him could certainly help Boro’s fortunes.
I think this will be a really tight game and could certainly go either way but I think that, that victory over a good Sheff Wed side could do the away sides confidence wonders, so my money will be on them they are best price with StanJames @ 85/40. The draw is @ 21/10 with most firms and Watford are @ 8/5 with a few of the big firms.
West Ham United F.C V Crystal Palace F.C. at the London Stadium
The hammers have no lost 3 in a row in all competitions and most recently they were absolutely swept aside in a 5-0 drumming at home to Man City in the F.A Cup.
Manager Slavan Bilic has found himself under increasing pressure to get results and is 2nd favourite @ 3/1 to be the next manager to leave their post.
West Ham have no new injury concerns ahead of this clash and defender James Collins has returned to training and is available for selection.
Crystal Palace have not won a game in their 6 last league games including a poor 2-1 loss to the then bottom club Swansea at home.
The Eagles also struggled in the F.A Cup last weekend against league 1 side Bolton Wanderers who held them to a 0-0 draw to force a replay.
Big Sam returns to his former side for the first time since leaving West Ham and he will be hoping to work some of the magic he conjured so many times before for the hammers.
I can’t see Palace getting a result here and they may find themselves in the bottom 3 after this weekend ends.
You can back West Ham @ 6/5 with William Hill which is my nap of the week, I thought West Ham would be much shorter priced than that so that’s my big bet of the week. If you fancy the draw you can get 5/2 with most firms and Palace are @ 13/5 with BetVictor.