Manchester City v Crystal Palace (12.30)

* City won 1-2 at Selhurst Park earlier in the season.
* This continued City’s recent domination of Palace – they have won 8 of the last 9 encounters.
* City are becoming draw specialists – 5 of their last 8 matches have ended all square.
* The Eagles are in good form – 6 wins from their last 10 matches.
* Christian Benteke hasn’t scored against City in 7 previous attempts.

AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City

* The Cherries nicked a 0-1 win earlier in the season.
* Bournemouth have won their last 2 without conceding – an achievement considering they have conceded 63 goals this season.
* Stoke are out of form, winning just one of their last 8 PL matches (5 defeats)
* The Potters are also finding it difficult to score: they have drawn a blank in 5 of their last 8 matches and haven’t scored away from home in 6 games.
* Joshua King is in the form of his life for Bournemouth – 13 goals in 17 appearances.

Burnley v West Bromwich Albion

* The Baggies thumped Burnley 4-0 earlier in the season. They also scored 4 against them last season.
* But Burnley are tougher at home, winning 32 points at Turf Moor, but have won only 1 of their last 4 home games.
* West Brom are out of form having lost their last 4 PL matches.
* They are also suffering their worst goal drought in their history – no goals in 5 matches.
* Burnley’s record against the Baggies recently is poor with just 2 wins in their last 16 attempts – and those came back in 2007.

Hull City v Sunderland

* Sunderland registered on of their few victories this season against Hull – winning 3-0 win in November.
* But Hull have turned the KCom Stadium into a fortress – 4 successive wins there and unbeaten in 8 overall.
* Hull have also kept successive clean sheets in the PL.
* Sunderland are on a miserable run – they have won once in the league this year and losing 12 of their last 17 matches.
* There hasn’t been a 0-0 draw between the sides since a clash in the old Division 2 in October 1988.

Leicester City v Watford

* Watford won 2-1 earlier in the season in the reverse fixture.
* Leicester have won their last 4 home matches in the PL.
* This doesn’t augur well for the Hornets who have lost their last 4 away matches without scoring.
* Overall, Watford have scored just 4 goals in their last 7 matches.
* Jamie Vardy is back in form with 9 goals in 13 games.

Swansea City v Everton (5.30)

* The sides drew 1-1 earlier in the season – 4 of the last 5 meetings between the sides have ended drawn.
* Swansea have a terrible record against the Toffees – winning only 2 of their 26 meetings in all competitions.
* If Swansea avoid defeat today, they will have gone 3 matches unbeaten for the first time this season.
* Everton haven’t won away from home for 6 matches.
* Swansea have the worst defensive record in the division, having conceded 69 goals so far this season.

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