This preview sees the final two games of the weekend, both of which are televised.

The first fixture sees Everton take on Manchester United at Goodison Park.

Everton come into this fixture with a poor recent record, this was compounded by the Southampton defeat last weekend.

They have failed to win their last three matches, a record they will be wanting to end as soon as possible. They have seemingly failed to recover from the heavy defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United come into the fixture in mixed form themselves, they have failed to produce consistent results since the start of the season. They have produced excellent performances but have fallen asleep at key moments and it has cost them dearly.  

The 4-1 win against West Ham will have given them renewed hope but they need to produce that level of performance in the Premier League consistently.

Everton vs Manchester United – Sunday 4th December 2016 – 16:00 - Sky Sports 1


Everton welcome Manchester United to Goodison Park, with the hosts looking to bounce back from defeat in their last game.

Everton come into this match in mixed form, having failed to win in their last three Premier League fixtures.

Koeman's former side handed Everton a 1-0 defeat, a result and performance that will have disappointed the former Southampton manager.

Charlie Austin opened the scoring in one of the fastest goals of the Premier League season, with the first minute effort.

Toffees In Need Of Run

Everton have yet to fully recover from the Chelsea defeat, where they were thrashed by 5-0 against a rampant Blues side.

It has undone the excellent work and momentum gathered during the West Ham win, the sooner the next win the better.

That was Koeman's third defeat of the new season, with Everton enjoying an excellent start to the season under the Dutchman.

Toffees Underdogs

Everton come into this match as underdogs, despite the club's excellent position overall, they find themselves in poor recent form.

This will be a tough fixture for Ronald Koeman's side, with Manchester United putting in some excellent performances without the end product.

The Toffees will be looking to better their recent record against United, they have lost their last three straight games against the Red Devils.

Everton are 5/2 with Romelu Lukaku at 5/1 to score first.


United Need Consistency

Manchester United come into this match on the back of another frustrating home draw against West Ham, with a 1-1 draw the outcome after 90 minutes.

Diafra Sakho (2) gave the visitors a lightning start, shocking the hosts in the process, it was an excellent response.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (21) levelled for the hosts, the Hammers holding the lead for under 20 minutes.

United continued their struggles in front of goal, with Randolph in superb form to deny the hosts and it was enough to secure a share of the spoils.

Premier League The Target

That result will have devastated both United and Mourinho, it again goes to show that United are lacking the cutting edge required, at both ends of the pitch.

They fared far better against the Hammers in midweek, with United putting four past Bilic's side in the EFL Cup.

Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2, 90+3) and a double from Frenchman Anthony Martial (48, 62), secured an excellent win for United.

It was a great response from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was named Man of the match in his second successive start.

United Favourites

Manchester United come into this tie as heavy favourites, with their pedigree and form this season informing those odds.

They will be looking to better their recent form, they will be wanting to capitalise on their dominance and convert draws into wins.

Jose Mourinho's side will be looking to continue their record against Everton, with 79 wins, 41 draws and 54 defeats in 174 matches.

Manchester United are 11/10 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 9/2 to open the scoring.


The Monday Night Football sees Middlesbrough take on Hull at the Riverside.


Middlesbrough come into this match on the back of a draw away against Leicester, they will be disappointed that they conceded so late in the game and it ended up costing them a precious away victory.

Hull come into the fixture on the back of a home draw against West Brom. They will be the happier of the two sides having scored a second half equaliser to give the Tigers a much needed point.

Middlesbrough vs Hull – Monday 5th December 2016 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1


Middlesbrough welcome Hull to the Riverside, with both sides looking to better last weekends stalemates.

Boro come into this match in mixed form, with a 2-2 draw away against Leicester City last weekend.

Alvaro Negredo twice gave Boro the lead (13, 71), with the Spaniard taking his tally for the season to three goals.

Riyad Mahrez levelled the score from the penalty spot (34), with Islam Slimani converting their second penalty of the game very late on (90+4).

More Wins Needed

That result will have disappointed manager Aitor Karanka, with Middlesbrough looking for their second away win of the season and to concede late on will feel like a loss.

Middlesbrough will be looking to register more wins over the winter period, so far this season they have won just two matches.

They are in the bottom three for wins this season, with the five draws and five defeats completing their results.

Their wins against Bournemouth and Sunderland have been their only successes, if they are to survive they will need more wins.

Aitor Karanka's side have won just once in their last six, they have been a solid side with the joint highest draws in the division.

Boro Favourites

Middlesbrough come into this match as favourites, with home advantage and Hull's recent form informing those odds.

Boro have conceded just five goals in their last six matches, they will have to discover the art of scoring more goals to win matches.

Middlesbrough will be looking to continue their overall record against Hull, in 13 meetings Boro have won 6, drawn 2 and lost 5.

Middlesbrough are 4/5 with Alvaro Negredo at 7/2 to score first.


Tigers Stable Of Late

The Tigers come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against West Brom at the KC Stadium last weekend.

Gareth McAuley was the unlikely opening source (34), with the defender heading in a Matt Phillips cross to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

Hull captain Michael Dawson (72) equalised late on, when a Robert Snodgrass effort was poked in by the defender to give the Tigers a share of the spoils.

It means Mike Phelan's side have a mixed record, winning one, drawing one and losing one of their last three matches.

Hull Need A Run

The Tigers have found wins hard to come by, since the permanent appointment of Phelan they have won just one game.

Phelan's men have now been beaten 8 times in 12 matches, with only Sunderland and Swansea's form worse, all three sides occupying the bottom three spots.

They have enjoyed a good week away from the Premier League, their 1-1 draw and penalty win against Newcastle means they progress to the Semi Finals of the EFL Cup.

Tigers Underdogs

Hull head into this fixture as the underdogs, despite both sides having an equal record in terms of their recent form.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will also be looking to avoid eight defeats in 11 matches.

Mike Phelan's men will be looking to continue their excellent recent form against Middlesbrough, with three wins in their last four matches.

Hull are 19/5 with Abel Hernandez is at 8/1 to open the scoring.

Both teams are 1/1 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Middlesbrough are Alvaro Negredo at 7/2 with Jordan Rhodes at 5/1. For Hull, Abel Hernandez is at 8/1 with Robert Snodgrass at 9/1.

The last time that these two sides met Middlesbrough won 1-0 and the odds of the same result are 9/2.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Mkhitaryan to score first @ 15/2 and Man United to win 2-1 @ 15/2

Tip 2 – Snodgrass to score first @ 9/1 and Middlesbrough to win 3-2 @ 40/1


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