This final Saturday Premier League Preview sees the second televised match of the day between the South Coast sides and Hull taking on West Ham at the KCOM Stadium.

Southampton vs Bournemouth – Saturday 1st April 2017 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1

SouthamptonSouthampton are 8/13 with Shane Long at 7/2 to score first.

Southampton welcome Bournemouth to St.Mary's in the Premier League, in a South Coast derby with a difference.

The Saints come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Tottenham, with the Saints continuing their EFL Cup hangover.

Christian Eriksen (14) opened the scoring for Spurs early in the first half, with Eriksen fine strike worthy of the lead.

Dele Alli (33) doubled Tottenham's advantage from the penalty spot, with Alli fouled in the box by Davies.

James Ward-Prowse (52) pulled one back for Southampton, with the midfielder celebrating his England call-up in style.

Poor Performance

The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that result will have dented any confidence gained against Watford though.

They have won just two of their last six matches, losing the other matches against a variety of teams.

Despite that poor run of form the Saints find themselves in 10th place, level on points with Bournemouth.

Claude Puel's side will need to arrest this slide as soon as possible, they do have two games in hand on their nearest rivals.

Saints Favourites

Southampton come into this match as favourites, with home advantage and their record against the Cherries contributing.

This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel's side, with Bournemouth also desperate to register a third successive win.

The Saints will be looking to continue their excellent record against Bournemouth, they have lost just one of their seven meetings.

St Mary's Stadium

Three Unbeaten

Bournemouth come into this match on the back of a second win, this time a 2-0 win against Swansea.

Alfie Mawson (31) opened the scoring for the Cherries with an own goal, after Benik Afobe's effort ricocheted off the defender.

Swansea enjoyed the majority of possession, but they only produced one shot on target during the 90 minutes.

Benik Afobe (72) went one better to score Bournemouth's second, with just 18 minutes remaining.

It proved to be the winner, with Eddie Howe's side recording a much-needed win that sees them go three unbeaten.

Poor Run Over

Bournemouth had been in a poor run of form, they were on a run of six defeats in seven matches in the Premier League.

During that dismal run they had been beaten by West Brom, Man City, Everton, Crystal Palace, Hull and Millwall.

They find themselves back up to 11th position, with nine points between themselves and Hull in 18th.

Huge Match For Howe

The Cherries go into this match as the underdogs, with their poor record against the Saints informing the odds.

Bournemouth will be looking to register three successive wins for the first time this season.

Eddie Howe's side will be looking to better their overall record against Southampton, they have won just the one game.

Bournemouth are 17/4 with Joshua King at 7/1 to open the scoring.


Hull vs West Ham – Saturday 1st April 2017 – 15:00 

HullHull are 7/5 with Abel Hernandez and Oumar Niasse at 5/1 to score first.

Hull welcome West Ham to the KCOM Stadium in a huge match, with Hull still in the midst of a relegation battle.

The Tigers come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Everton a fortnight ago.

Dominic Calvert Lewin (9) opened the scoring in the first ten minutes, with the 20 year old putting Everton ahead.

Tom Huddlestone was sent off in the 73rd minute for Hull, with his sending off the catalyst for what was to come.

It took until the 78th minute for Everton to double their lead, with Enner Valencia making it 2-0 with 12 minutes to go.

Romelu Lukaku (90+1, 90 +4) adding another two goals to his excellent tally this season, to make it 4-0 on the day.

Hull Need Points

The Tigers have found wins hard to come by, they are now on a run of two defeats in their last three matches.

They are now 18th in the Premier League, with 24 points from 29 matches, they are three points from safety.

Their last win came in the 2-1 defeat of Swansea, they have picked up four points in their last four matches.

Tigers Favourites

Despite this poor run of form Hull head into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage proving decisive.

They will be looking to register their seventh win of the season, they will also be looking to avoid an 18th defeat.

Hull will be looking to improve on their overall record against the Hammers, with the tigers winning 2, drawing 2 and losing 7 of their 11 meetings.


Three Straight Defeats

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match on the back of a 3-2 defeat, this time at home against Leicester.

Riyad Mahrez (5) opened the scoring for Leicester, with the Algerian rediscovering his form of last season.

Robert Huth (7) doubled the advantage just two minutes later, with West Ham's fragile defence ruthlessly exposed.

Manuel Lanzini (20) pulled one back for the hosts, with a fantastic free-kick to give the hosts something to cheer.

Jamie Vardy (38) scored his first and Leicester's third, with the visitors going into half time with a commanding 3-1 scoreline.

Andre Ayew (63) restored some respectability to the scoreline for the Hammers second, but Leicester registered their first away win this season.

Wins Needed

West Ham do come into this match in poor recent form though, with three successive defeats.

They have been beaten by Leicester, Bournemouth and Chelsea in recent matches, winning just one of their last six.

The Hammers have dropped down to 12th, they appear to be going through another tough period.

Hammers Underdogs

West Ham face a tough challenge against Hull, and they come into the match as underdogs.

Slaven Bilic's men face off against a Hull side that are battling relegation, a win in this match will be West Ham's fourth in as many games.

The Hammers will be looking to register their third successive win against the Tigers.

West Ham are 19/10 with Andy Carroll at 11/2 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – King to score first @ 7/1 and Southampton to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Tip 2 – Niasse to score first @ 5/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

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