MatchDay 16 – Saturday

Published by on December 8, 2017

MatchDay 16 - Saturday

 

West Ham vs Chelsea

It was a marked improvement from West Ham against Manchester City last time out. However, David Moyes' side are at a huge 6/1 to win and the likelihood is he'll be condemned to another defeat and will still be searching for his first win at his new club. It's a very different picture for Chelsea, who can put themselves in touching distance of Manchester United in second with a third consecutive league win.

Burnley vs Watford

The Hornets have hit some inconsistent form but gave a good account of themselves in their last outing against Spurs, which ended all square. On paper, Burnley have lost two of their last three games, but they continue to fly high and prior to that, they were unbeaten in three. The hosts are at 7/5 to pick up the three points, with Watford at 21/10.

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth

Those who had written off Crystal Palace are having to think a little more carefully now. Roy Hodgson's side are unbeaten in four and next up, they welcome the Cherries, who have only beaten them once in their last four meetings. The Eagles are at evens to keep up that impressive record and get a win that could put them within a whisker of escaping the relegation zone.

Huddersfield vs Brighton

The Terriers are slight favourites at 13/8, but that comes with a word of caution. They've let in 13 goals in their last four games. Brighton aren't particularly high-scoring, but they've netted five more than Huddersfield this season.

Swansea vs West Brom

West Brom have drawn all three of their games since sacking Tony Pulis. Swansea, meanwhile, are slipping further into trouble as they now sit bottom of the Premier League. The Baggies are at 2/1 to pile more misery on the Swans.

Tottenham vs Stoke

Spurs recovered some momentum with a 3-0 win over APOEL in midweek, and it's vital that they use that as a catalyst to revitalise their faltering home form. Stoke have won just once in their last five, so they should represent the kind of opposition Mauricio Pochettino's men need to get back on track - they've beaten them 4-0 in each of their last three meetings. A haunting statistic for Mark Hughes.

Newcastle vs Leicester

Claude Puel will be going into this one full of confidence. Newcastle have taken just a point from their last six games, whereas the Foxes have picked up 11 points over the same period. They're at 9/5 to win again at St James' Park.