Premier League: David Moyes to suffer one more indignity against Bournemouth

Published by on April 27, 2017

Sunderland vs Bournemouth

Sunderland can finally be mathematically relegated if they lose against Bournemouth and Hull pick up a point in their trip to Southampton. It’s already a question of when, not if, the Black Cats’ fate will be sealed and after defeat to Middlesbrough, Bournemouth will be expecting the three points.

The Cherries are at 7/5, and while they should be safe themselves, they could do with one more win on the board to guarantee their place in the top flight next season.

Crystal Palace vs Burnley

It took a Christian Eriksen golazo for Spurs to overcome Crystal Palace, and the Eagles were the better team for much of the first half. Sam Allardyce’s men are one of the form teams in the Premier League having won six and drawn one of their last nine games. Put that together with Burnley’s awful away record, and it looks like the hosts should finally get the win that makes them safe.

Wilfried Zaha ran Kyle Walker ragged on Wednesday night, and the Ivorian is at 2/1 to score in 90 minutes. Christian Benteke, the hero at Anfield on Sunday, is at evens to find the back of the net.

Stoke City vs West Ham

Neither Stoke nor West Ham have all that much to play for, and the Hammers have enough off-field worries to be going on with. It should still make for an interesting mid-table clash nonetheless.

Slaven Bilic can’t be feeling overly confident given that his side haven’t beaten Stoke in their last seven meetings. You have to go back to 2013 to find an occasion when they beat the Potters, and given that the Clarets have won just one of their last ten games, it all leaves Mark Hughes’ men looking decent value at 11/10.

West Brom vs Leicester City

Leicester were unfortunate to suffer defeat in a drab game against Arsenal in midweek. Robert Huth’s own goal proved the difference between the two sides. Tony Pulis sides don’t usually have a great record once they’ve secured survival, but a trip to the Hawthorns will still be a challenge for Craig Shakespeare, whose honeymoon period is definitely over.

A draw is at 23/10, with neither side having won any of their last three league games. Leicester no longer have the distraction of European football to contend with, though they still looked a little fatigued at the Emirates.

Southampton vs Hull City

What a job Marco Silva has done at Hull. The Tigers could take a huge leap towards survival at St Mary’s, but Silva’s big concern will be that most of their revival under him has taken place at home.

On the road, Hull have a return of just one point since the turn of the year – oddly enough, that came from a draw at Old Trafford. The Saints have won six of the last seven meetings between these two sides, and over half of those have been by just one goal. Claude Puel’s men are at 5/2 for another result like that, but it could plunge the visitors right back into the mire.