Man City V Hull City

These sides have met on 29 previous occasions and as you would expect it is City with the most wins, they have won 15, Hull have won 6 and they have drawn 8 times.

Last time they met was on Boxing day and City won comfortably 3-0. a 2nd half Yaya Toure penalty was followed up by a Kelechi Iheanacho goal and then a last minute Curtis Davies own goal completed the scoring.

Man City have been in pretty terrible form in comparison to their normal high standards, they have won 1, drawn 3 and lost 2 of their last 6 matches. to be fair to them they have had some tough games recently including last game when they lost 2-1 away to Chelsea.

Hull have been in good form for them recently winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 2. They have found a bit of form of late winning 3 of their last 4 including a 4-2 home win over Middlesbrough last time.

Man City still without long term injury sufferers Bacary Sagna, Gabriel jesus and Ilkay Gundogan.

Tom Huddlestone completes his 3 match ban here whist Harry Maguire is out with a knock and Omar Elabdellaoui still has his back injury.

Man City are clear favourites here @ 2/9 with a couple of firms including  Paddy Power. The draw is @ 13/2 with a few firms including Bet365 and Hull are @ 16/1 with a couple of firms including BetVictor.

I think Man City will take all 3 points here
 

Middlesbrough V Burnley

Boro have met Burnley 66 times in the past and they are almost neck a neck. Burnley hold the slight edge winning 25, they have drawn 18 and Boro have won 23.

Last time they met was on Boxing day and Burnley managed a 1-0 home victory thanks to an Andre Gray 80th minute goal.

Boro have been in terrible form of late losing 5 and drawing 1 of their last 6 matches. Last time out was a 4-2 defeat to relegation rivals Hull City.

Burnley’s recent form hasn’t been much better winning 1 drawing 2 and losing 3 of their last 6. They did manage a good 1-0 over Stoke at home last time out.

Boro will be without Fabio with a concussion and Callum Chambers and George Friend remain on the injured list.

This game comes too soon for Burnley’s Gudmundsson who is nearing a return and Steven Defour is a doubt.

The bookies find it hard to split the pair with Boro @ 29/20 with most firms including Bet365. The draw is @ 11/5 with a few including Paddy Power  and Burnley are @ 12/5 with a couple incling Bet Victor.

I fancy Burnley here, despite their poor away record I just can’t see Boro beating anyone.

Stoke City V Liverpool

These two have met 151 times in the past. It is Liverpool as you would expect who have the better record winning 75, they have drawn 40 and Stoke have won 36.

The last two time these two have met Liverpool have won them both 4-1 including back in late December when jon Walters put Stoke ahead early and then Liverpool turned it on. Goals from Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino put Liverpool in front before the break and then a Giannelli Imbula scored an own goal and Daniel Sturridge completed the scoring.

Stoke have been in terrible form of late winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 4 of their last 6 games.

Liverpool have been in good form winning 3 drawing 2 and losing 1 of their last 6. Last time was a disappointing 2-2 draw at home against Bournemouth.

Stoke have an almost fully fit squad, the only doubt remains Xherdan Shaqiri.

Liverpool are without Mane for the season and Coutinho is a doubt with a illness, Lallana is still out and Henderson remains a doubt.

Liverpool are favourites despite missing so many key players and being away from home, they are @ 1/1 with a couple of firms including Bet Victor. the draw is @ 11/4 with a few including Bet365 and Stoke are 16/5 with marathon Bet.

I can’t see Liverpool winning this so my money will be on the draw.

West Brom V Southampton

These two have met 75 times and Southampton edge it with 27 wins, they have drawn 24 times and West Brom have won 24 times.

They last met back on New Years eve and West Brom got a good 2-1 away win. Shane Long put Southampton in fron but the lead lasted less than two minutes when Matt Phillips grabbed the equaliser just before half time. It was Hal Robson-Kanu who got the winner just after half time.

West Brom have been in okay form of late winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 3. Last time out they suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Watford.
Southampton have been in decent form of late winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 2 of their last 6 games. Last time out they managed a good 3-1 win over and in form Crystal Palace side.

West Brom have no major concerns but Pulis has said a couple of players will need to be assessed with niggles.

Southampton are without Oriol Romeu who is suspended. A number of players will face fitness tests including Steven Davis, Ryan Bertrand and Manolo Gabbiadini.

Although they are away from home it is Southampton who are favourites @ 13/8 with bet victor. The draw is @ 23/10 with a couple of firms including Paddy power and West brom are @ 85/40 with Marathon bet.

I fancy West Brom to get a result at home and think they are a big price to do so.

West Ham V Swansea

These two have met 60 times and it is West Ham with the better record, they have won 27, Swansea have won 18 and they have drawn 15 times.

They met last time on Boxing day and it was a thumping away win for the Hammers. Andre Ayew opened the scoring early on, then in the second half West Ham scored 3 more through Winston Reid, Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll. Fernando Llorente did grab a late consolation goal.

West Ham have been in terrible form of late drawing 1 and losing 5 of their last 6 matches. Last time was a 3-0 loss away to Arsenal.

Swansea’s form hasn’t been much better winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 4 of their last 6 matches. Last time out they lost 3-1 at home to Spurs despite leading 1-0 til the 86th minute.

West Ham are missing a few players, Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and Pedro Obiang.

Swansea have a few doubts in striker Fernando Llorente as well as Kyle Naughton. Keeper Fabianski may also be out following a collision in Wednesday’s games.

West Ham are 23/20 to win this with BetWay, the draw is 53/20 with marathon bet and Swansea are @ 14/5 with Boylesports.

I think both teams are not good enough to win so I will back the draw.

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