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AFC Bournemouth V Watford F.C
These clubs have a very even record over the years. They have met 110 times Watford just edge it winning 39, Bournemouth 37 and they have drawn 34 times.
The last 6 times they have met they have drawn 5 of them including earlier in the season when they drew 2-2, Callum Wilson put Bournemouth ahead in the first half then in the 2nd half there was an equaliser from Troy Deeney. Josh King put Bournemouth back in front and Isaac Success got Watford’s 2nd equaliser.
“The Cherries” recent performances have not been great, they have not won a game in their last 3 in all competitions and have lost their last 2. Last time out in the league they got thumped 3-1 away at Hull City. They are in 11th in the league and comfortable but will be hoping to turn this recent slump around.
“The Hornets” recent form isn’t much better, they habve not won in the league in their last 6 matches dating back to 10th December. They did manage a draw last time out against Middlesbrough and they managed to beat Burton Albion in the F.A Cup recently so things may be on the turn. They are in 14th but a win here could propel them into the top 10 if results go their way.
Bournemouth are @17/20 with most of the bigger firms, the draw is @11/4 with a couple of the firms and Watford are @15/4 with Bet365.
If recent history is anything to go by then the draw would be the bet and I think there will be goals so correct score 1-1 with most of the firms is @13/2 and 2-2 is @16/1 with Bet365 and William Hill.
Crystal Palace F.C V Everton F.C
Palace have met Everton 44 times, Palace winning 13, Everton 17 and they have drawn 14.Last 3 meetings have ended a draw including earlier this season when it was a battle of the big Belgium strikers. Romelu Lukaku put Everton ahead in the first half and Christian Benteke got the equaliser early in the 2nd half.
“The Eagles” have not won a Premier League game since 3rd of December, drawing 2 and losing 5 since then. They did manage a win last time out against Championship side Bolton in their F.A Cup 3rd round replay. They are 1 place above the relegation zone and only out of the bottom 3 on goal difference.
“The Toffee’s” are unbeaten in their last 4 league games including a huge win over Manchester City 4-0 last time out. Their only blip in recent weeks was a 2-1 defeat at home to League Champions Leicester in the F.A Cup. They are currently in 7th in the league but have a big 7 point gap to bridge to catch the top 6.
I fancy Everton to take this and condemn Sam Allardyce’s men to further misery, they are priced @7/5 with most firms to do so. The draw is @12/5 with most and Palace @9/4 with Bet365.
As well as backing Everton a small bet on Lukaku @9/2 with Skybet to score the first goal will complete my bets on this game.
Middlesbrough F.C V West Ham United F.C
From 65 previous matches against each other Boro have won 24, West Ham have won 26 and their have been 15 draws.
Earlier this season the teams drew 1-1, Boro took the lead through Cristian Stuani but a quick reply from Dimitri Payet sealed a draw for the Hammers.
Boro have not won a league game in their last 4 but do have a couple of draws in their last two against Leicester and Watford, they also beat Sheff Wed in the F.A Cup recently. They are currently in 2 places above the relegation zone and just 4 points clear despite their bright start to their campaign.
West Ham are probably the opposite, they started the season really poorly but have improved over recent weeks. Despite their recent increase in form they have lost 2 of their last 3 league games to Man Utd and Leicester, last time out they did manage a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
I fancy a draw in this one and it can be backed @9/4 with PaddyPower. Middlesbrough are best priced @6/4 with a few of the big firms and West Ham are best @9/4 with Bet365 and Betfred.
Stoke City F.C V Manchester United F.C
Stoke have won 28 of their 105 matches against each other. They have drawn 34 times and Man Utd have won an impressive 43 times.
Stoke did manage to hold United to a draw earlier in the season at Old Trafford, Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 69th minute and Joe Allen got and 82nd minute equaliser.
Stoke have won their last 2 games in the league against Watford and Sunderland, they did however lose to lower league Wolves in the F.A Cup between those 2 league victories. They are in 9th in the league and going along well.
“The Red Devils'” winning streak came to an end against Liverpool last time out and they will be thankful they managed to maintain their unbeaten run thanks to a late equaliser from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They are still on an unbeaten streak of 15 in all competitions but despite that they find themselves down in 6th place in the league. A win here could see them go into 5th above rivals City who don’t play until the late kick off.
I fancy Man Utd to take all 3 points but don’t see much value in backing them away from home @8/13 with almost all the firms. The draw is priced @16/5 with Bet365 and Betfred and Stoke are available @5/1 if you fancy them.
I will be backing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score anytime @21/20 with William Hills, he is in great form and if United score he will no doubt be involved.
West Bromwich Albion F.C V Sunderland A.F.C
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Sunderland have a slight edge over West Brom in the head to head winning 57 to West Brom’s 54, they have drawn 44 times.
Last time they met earlier in this campaign Sunderland managed to snatch a draw with a late equaliser from Patrick Van Aanholt cancelling out a Nacer Chadli goal.
West Brom have been in great form this season but did take a beating last time out in their last league game against Tottenham Hotspurs 4-0. They also lost to Derby County in the F.A Cup recently but prior to that they had good wins against Southampton and Hull. They are up into 8th in the league and will be hoping for a top 10 finish.
Sunderland have been is terrible form and are only 1 spot off the bottom on goal difference. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games but did get a good 2-2 draw against Liverpool a couple of games ago. They were also knocked out of the F.A Cup by Burnley this week too.
I think West Brom are very back-able @7/10 with a few of the big firms and this will be my nap and going in all of my coupons. Sunderland can be backed @5/1 with Bet365 and William Hills, the draw is available with Betfred @3/1.