Bournemouth V Middlesbrough
These two have only met 16 times in the past and it is Boro who have the better record out of the two of them, they have won 7, Bournemouth have won 2 and they have drawn 7 times.
The last time they met was in the back end of October and it was Boro who came out on top. A goal from Gaston Ramirez and Stewart Downing grabbed the goals on either half of the break to secure a 2-0 victory.
Bournemouth have been in ok form of late, they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 6. Unfortunately for the Cherries they haven’t won in their last 4 games and have lost their last 2 including last time out when they where thumped by a very good Spurs team.
Middlesbrough have been in terrible form of late, they have drawn 2 and lost 4 of their last 6 games. Last time out they did put up a good performance against Arsenal but couldn’t grab a result as Arsenal grabbed a 2-1 win.
Bournemouth loanee Jack Wilshere is out for the season with a fractured leg, they will also assess Dan Gosling’s fitness having missed the last 3 games with a calf problem.
Boro are still without Victor Valdes and Grant Leadbitter. Callum Chambers, Fabio and Rudy Gestede are all in contention for a return.
Bournemouth are favourites for this @ 10/11 with Bet Fred, the draw @ 14/5 with Marathon Bet and Middlesbrough are @ 18/5 with Bet Victor.
I think Boro can grab a well needed win here despite not winning a game for such a long time and being away from home.
Hull City V Watford
These 2 have faced each other 43 times in the past. It is Hull with the better record winning 16, they have drawn 15 and Watford have won 12.
Last time they met was back in October and that meeting was the first time they had faced each other in the top flight and it went in favour of Watford thanks to an 84th minute own goal from Michael Dawson to secure a 1-0 win.
Hull have been in fairly good form winning 3 and losing 3 of their last 6 matches. They have lost their last 2 however including last time when they lost 3-1 away at Stoke.
Watford have been in the same sort of form also winning 3 and losing 3 of their last 6. They have managed to win 3 of their last 4 including last time when they managed to beat Swansea 1-0 at home.
Hull have no new injury’s so they will be without Omar Elabdellaoui who has a back injury and Diemerci Mbokani could feature following 6 weeks out.
Watford’s only real injury problem is Craig Cathcart who isn’t quite ready for a return but Miguel Britos returns from suspension.
Hull are favourites for this and are @ 23/25 with Marathon Bet, the draw is @ 11/4 also with Marathon Bet and Watford are @ 7/2.
I think this is 2 very even sides and I think there is a bit of value in the 7/2 for Watford.
Swansea City V Stoke City
These 2 have met on 67 previous occasions and it is Stoke who have a slight edge winning 25. Swansea have won 21 and they have drawn 21 times.
Last time they met was the last day in October and it was a 3-1 victory to the home side Stoke City. Wilfred Bony put them ahead in the 3rd minute but Wayne Routledge pulled one back 5 minutes later. It stayed that way until the 2nd half when Alfie Mawson scored an own goal and then Bony got his 2nd to seal the win.
Swansea have been in some quite terrible form drawing 1 and losing 5 of their last 6 games. They are on a 3 game losing streak including last time when they lost 1-0 away to Watford.
Stoke have been in pretty dreadful form themselves winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 4 of their last 6. They did manage to stop a 4 game losing streak last time by beating Hull City 3-1 at home.
Swansea are without captain Jack Cork with an ankle injury.Wayne Routledge is out with a hernia problem and striker Fernando Llorente is a doubt.
Stoke may be back to full strength, they just have fitness tests for Jon Walters, Glenn Johnson and Joe Allen.
Despite being unable to win a game for quite some time Swansea are favourites for this @ 13/10 with Black Type, the draw is @ 63/25 with Marathon Bet and Stoke are @ 13/5 with most firms including Bet365.
I fancy Stoke here @ the 13/5.
West Ham United V Everton
These 2 have met 135 times in their history ans as you would expect it is Everton who dominate winning 68 of them, West Ham have won 38 and they have drawn 29 of them.
They met earlier this season in October and it was a good 2-0 home win for the Toffees. Romelu Lukaku got the 1st in the 2nd half and Ross Barkley sealed the win just after 75 minutes.
Everton have been in very good form winning 4, drawing 1 and losing 1. They have won their last 2 including a good 3-1 win over Burnley.
West Ham have been in terrible form winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 4 of their last 6 games. Last time they draw 2-2 away against bottom of the table Sunderland.
Andy Carroll is a major doubt for the hammers and Sam Byram and Mark Noble are both suspended.
Enner Valencia is ineligible to face his parent club, James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman are both out for the season but Muhamed Besic is nearing fitness.
Everton are favourites for this and can be backed @ 5/4 with William Hill, West Ham are @ 12/5 with a few firms including Bet365 and the draw is @ 51/19 with Unibet.
I fancy the toffees here.