This Premier League preview sees the 3pm kick offs in full flight, with three fixtures that will have a huge say in the relegation battle.

Crystal Palace vs Leicester – Saturday 15th April 2017 – 15:00

Crystal Palace are 4/5 with Christian Benteke at 9/2 to score first.

Crystal Palace welcome Leicester to Selhurst Park this Saturday, with both sides looking to secure a crucial three points.

Sam Allardyce's side come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against Arsenal.

Former Spurs winger Andros Townsend (17) opened the scoring for Palace, after some poor defending from the Gunners.

Yohan Cabaye (63) scored Palace's second midway through the second half, with a looping effort.

Luka Milivojevic scored Palace's third from the penalty spot (68), after Martinez brought down Townsend in the box.

It was a poor performance from Arsenal, who registered just one shot on target in the second half.

Eagles In Great Form

It is Palace's fifth win in their last six matches, a record that Allardyce will be delighted with.

It means that they are six points above the relegation zone, having played one game less than their rivals.

Wins against both Arsenal and Chelsea have been the highlights, their only blemish was the defeat at St.Mary's.

They have conceded just five goals in their last six matches, scoring 10 goals in an excellent run of results.

Palace Need Breathing Space

Crystal Palace have endured a miserable 14 months, but they come into the match as favourites.

This will be a tough match for Allardyce and his side, with Leicester fighting to finish their season strongly.

Crystal Palace will be looking to better their record against Leicester, in 37 matches they have won 12, lost 14 and drawn 11.

Crystal PalaceFoxes Suffer Away Blues

The Foxes come into this match on the back of another defeat, this time a narrow 1-0 defeat at the Vicente Calderon.

In what was the biggest night of Leicester's history, they succumbed to a marginal defeat against Atletico in the Quarter Final first leg.

Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot (28), after a clumsy challenge from Marc Albrighton.

Replays show Leicester were unlucky, with the initial contact coming from outside the area.

Atletico dominated possession with the Spaniards enjoying 61% of the ball, compared with Leicester's 31%.

The Foxes failed to register a shot on target, with Atletico defence remaining resolute to keep Vardy and co quiet.

Back To Back Defeats

Leicester had been in excellent form of late, but they have now registered back to back defeats.

That defeat was their second under Craig Shakespeare, but they have an excellent chance of progression still.

Leicester will be looking to return to winning ways, with the Foxes still an outside chance of a top ten finish.

More Of The Same

The match against Palace sees Leicester emerge as underdogs, despite their excellent recent form.

This will be a tough fixture for Leicester, as Palace are in excellent form and have won five of their last six.

Leicester will be looking to make it four successive wins against Palace in this encounter.

Leicester are 7/2 with Jamie Vardy at 13/2 to open the scoring.


 Sunderland vs West Ham – Saturday 15th April 2017 – 15:00

Sunderland are 2/1 with Jermain Defoe at 9/2 to score first.

Sunderland welcome West Ham to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League, with the home side all but relegated.

Sunderland come into this fixture on the back of a disappointing 3-0 defeat, at home against Manchester United.

The sides were evenly matched for the first half an hour, until Zlatan Ibrahimovic (30) capitalised with an excellent solo goal.

Sunderland were on the back of a poor refereeing decision, with Sebastien Larsson (43) sent off for what should have been a bookable offence.

United capitalised just a minute after the restart through Henrikh Mkhitaryan (46), who made it 2-0 to the Red Devils.

Marcus Rashford (89) made it 3-0 late on, with the striker looking to impress ahead of this crucial tie.

Tough Season So Far

David Moyes side have had a tough season, but they are ten points from safety with just seven games remaining.

They come into the match in poor form, with five defeats in their last six matches they have looked in real trouble.

During that time Sunderland have registered just one point against Burnley, they have not scored a goal in the league this calendar year.

Sunderland would need to win all of their remaining matches to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

Huge Match For Sunderland

The Black Cats come into this match as underdogs, with their poor form informing the bookies.

The match against West Ham will be a huge challenge for Sunderland, with the Hammers looking to build on their recent win.

Sunderland will be looking to register a first win in 8 matches against the Hammers.

sunderlandWest Ham Finally Win

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match on the back of a rare win, a 1-0 win against relegation-threatened Swansea.

Cheikou Kouyate (44) scored the only goal of the game, with a brilliant strike from the Senegal international.

The visitors dominated possession with 53% of the ball, but it was West Ham who dominated in every other sense.

They registered the most shots (14), compared with Swansea's (5) and they limited the Swans to just one shot on target.

For Slaven Bilic and his side it is a morale boosting win, one that they needed given the appalling run they were on.

Wins Needed

West Ham do come into this match in poor recent form, despite registering a first win in seven matches.

They have been beaten by Leicester, Bournemouth, Hull City and Chelsea in recent matches.

His side now find themselves in 14th place, with this rotten run ensuring they are back in the relegation battle.

A win against Sunderland will mean back to back wins, that could see them jump above 4 sides depending on results.

Hammers Underdogs

West Ham face a tough challenge against Sunderland, with the Black Cats also desperate to register a win in their battle against relegation.

Slaven Bilic's men come into the match as favourites, with their appalling recent record informing the bookies.

The Hammers will be looking to make it three successive wins against Sunderland.

West Ham are 5/4 with Andy Carroll at 9/2 to open the scoring.


Watford vs Swansea – Saturday 15th April 2017 – 19:45 

Swansea City v Watford - Premier LeagueWatford are 7/5 with Troy Deeney at 5/1 to score first.

Watford welcome Swansea to Vicarage Road on Saturday, with both sides looking to recover from last weekend's results.

The Hornets come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Tottenham at the weekend.

Dele Alli (33) opened the scoring for Spurs, with a fine effort that curled into the bottom right hand corner.

Eric Dier (39) scored his second in as many matches just six minutes later, slotting past Gomes from outside the box.

Heung-Min Son Son (44) scored his first of the day just before half time, giving Tottenham a dominant 3-0 lead.

Son returned in the second half (54), with his second goal on the day to give Spurs a commanding 4-0 scoreline and win.

Mazzarri looking for win

Walter Mazzarri has enjoyed a mixed life as a Premier League manager, but that defeat was an appalling result and performance.

It ends a run of back to back wins, they will now look to recover at the first time of asking in this fixture.

Despite that defeat Watford remain in 10th, given the ups and downs of the season that would be an excellent finish.

Mazzarri's side will have to tighten up defensively though, they have conceded 10 in their last six games.

Home Side Favourites

Watford come into this match as the favourites, despite their poor recent form home advantage has proven decisive.

The Hornets will be looking to produce their 11th win of the season, and secure a third win in four matches.

Watford will be looking to continue their overall record against Swansea, they have won 5, drawn 3 and lost 4 of their 12 meetings.


Battling Draw

Swansea come into this match on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat against West Ham, with a wonder strike sealing the defeat.

Cheikou Kouyate (44) scored the only goal of the game, with a brilliant strike from the Senegal international.

The visitors dominated possession with 53% of the ball, but it was West Ham who dominated in every other sense.

They registered the most shots (14), compared with Swansea's (5) and they limited the Swans to just one shot on target.

It was another poor result for Clement and Swansea, with their fourth defeat in six matches.

Upturn In Fortunes

Swansea come into the match with a poor recent record, they have suffered four defeats, one win and one defeat in the last six matches.

Clement has done a phenomenal job at Swansea, but they do appear to have run out of steam and will need a much-improved performance.

They remain in the relegation zone after that recent defeat, with Hull still ahead of them by two points.

Swans Underdogs

Swansea head into this fixture as the underdogs, with poor recent results informing the bookies.

They will be looking to register their ninth win of the season, and better recent results.

The Swans will be looking to register their first win at Vicarage Road in seven years, with the last win a 3-2 result in 2010/11 season.

Swansea are 2/1 with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente at 6/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Benteke to score first @ 9/2 and a 3-3 draw @ 50/1

Tip 2 – Defoe to score first @ 9/2 and Sunderland to win 2-1 @ 10/1

Tip 2 – Deeney to score first @ 5/1 and Watford to win 1-0 @ 13/2

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