The Premier League returns this weekend with Watford hosting Everton at Vicarage Road.

Watford come into this fixture in mixed form, having lost back to back games against West Brom and Stoke in their last two fixtures.

Everton come into this match having secured a home draw against Manchester United last weekend. It was an excellent result given they were second best throughout the match.

Watford vs Everton – Saturday 10th December 2016 – 12:30 - Sky Sports 1


Watford welcome Everton to Vicarage Road, with both sides looking to rediscover their winning form.

Walter Mazzarri's men come into the match on the back of a 3-1 defeat away against West Brom last weekend.

Jonny Evans opened the scoring for the Baggies (16), with Chris Brunt doubling their advantage in the first half (34).

Kabasele halved the advantage in the second half for the Hornets (60), with star midfielder Roberto Pereyra sent off with just six minutes to go.

Matt Phillips finally put the match to bed (90+1), with the ten men of Watford recording back to back defeats.

Hornets Looking To Move On

The Hornets now come into this match in poor form, with back to back defeats giving them a negative slant.

Wins against Leicester and Hull have been cancelled out, with defeats against Liverpool, Stoke and now West Brom.

Watford have been solid at the back, during the Liverpool match they did concede more goals in one game than they had done for the prior six matches.

Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as the underdogs, with their recent defeats informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for the Walter Mazzarri's side, with Everton securing an excellent draw at home to United last weekend.

The Hornets will be looking to better their recent record against the Toffees, they have won just once in nine attempts.

Watford are 19/10 with Troy Deeney at 11/2 to score first.


Toffees In Dire Form

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

The Toffee's come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Manchester United, with the draw at Goodison Park a positive result.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (42) gave the visitors a first-half lead, with Stekelenburg at fault after failing to stay on his line.

Former Blue Marouane Fellaini was substituted on for his 100th appearance in the 85th minute.

It proved to be a costly substitution, with the Belgian clumsily giving away a crucial penalty, with Baines (89) obliging to make it 1-1.

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.

So far Koeman and Everton have tasted defeat five times, with three of those defeats coming in their last six matches.

Toffees Favourites

Despite their poor run of form Everton come into this match as favourites, with the Toffees favoured to come good.

This will be a tough fixture for Ronald Koeman's side, with Watford themselves having an excellent start to the season but stuttering of late.

The Toffees will be looking to continue their excellent record against Watford, in 18 meetings they have won 13, drawn 3 and lost 2.

Everton are 7/5 with Romelu Lukaku at 4/1 to open the scoring.


The second match sees Arsenal face Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium.

Arsenal are in excellent form and secured an incredible 5-1 win against West Ham last weekend. They are one of the form sides in the Premier League, having lost just one game this season.

Stoke come into this match in excellent form themselves, they are now unbeaten in four matches having secured back to back wins West Ham and Basel.

Arsenal vs Stoke – Saturday 10th December 2016 – 15:00 


Arsenal welcome Stoke to the Emirates, with both sides enjoying excellent recent runs of form.

The Gunners come into this match in excellent form, completing an emphatic win against West Ham at the London Stadium.

Mesut Ozil opened the scoring in the 24th minute (24), with Alexis Sanchez coming to the fore with an incredible hat-trick inside 14 minutes (72, 80, 86).

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored in between the second and third goals for Sanchez (84), with the Hammers defensive frailties ruthlessly exposed.

Andy Carroll scored a consolation goal in amongst the madness (83), meaning there were an incredible four goals scored in six minutes at the Hammers new home.

Gunners On Fire

Arsenal also completed an excellent win in the Champions League in midweek, securing a 4-1 win against Basel to progress as group winners.

Lucas Perez returned from injury to score a hat-trick against the Swiss side (8, 16, 47),with Alex Iwobi (53) completing the scoring for the Gunners.

Seydou Doumbia (78) scored a consolation goal for the home side, overall it was the perfect match for the Gunners who are in incredible form.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as overwhelming favourites, they have scored 9 goals in their last two matches, both away from the Emirates.

The Gunners have experienced just the one defeat at home this season, they have enjoyed an excellent start to December as well.

Arsenal will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Stoke, they have won two of their last three encounters against the Potters.

Arsenal are 4/11 with Alexis Sanchez at 11/4 to score first.


Potters In Great Touch

Stoke come into this fixture on the back of a 2-0 win against Burnley, with the Potters completing back to back wins in the process.

The win will have delighted manager Mark Hughes, especially after the home defeat against Bournemouth.

Jonathan Walters opened the scoring in the 20th minute, with Muniesa completing the win just 15 minutes later for the Potters.

That is their fifth win in seven matches, it is an excellent return from a side that struggled in their opening nine matches.

Great Set Of Results

Stoke have been in excellent recent form, with just one defeat in their last seven matches and that was at home.

Mark Hughes will be looking for his side to extend their unbeaten run to four matches, they are a bogey side for Arsenal.

They go into this match seven places and twelve points below the hosts Arsenal, who are in second on 31 points.

After their difficult start to be in 9th place is an excellent achievement, three wins will take them onto 22 points.

Potters Underdogs

Stoke come into this match as underdogs, despite the clubs recent excellent form in the Premier League.

This will be a tough fixture for the Mark Hughes's side, with Arsene Wenger's men one of the form sides in Europe, let alone the Premier League.

Stoke's recent record against Arsenal is mixed, with the Potters winning two, losing two and drawing one of their last five encounters.

Stoke are 13/2 with Wilfried Bony and Marko Arnautovic at 11/1 to open the scoring.


The final match of this preview sees Burnley take on Bournemouth at Turf Moor.

Burnley will be looking for their first win in three matches having suffered three successive defeats. Their last match saw them defeated by Stoke.

Bournemouth come into the game on the back of a stunning 4-3 win against Liverpool last weekend. It was an excellent result for the Cherries who managed to defeat one of the in form sides.

Burnley vs Bournemouth – Saturday 10th December 2016 – 15:00 


Burnley welcome Bournemouth to Turf Moor, with the Clarets looking to get back to winning ways at home.

Sean Dyche's side come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.

Jonathan Walters opened the scoring in the 20th minute, with Muniesa completing the win just 15 minutes later for the Potters.

It's a result that consigns Sean Dyche's men to three consecutive defeats, against Stoke, Manchester City and West Brom.

Clarets In Poor Form

Burnley come into this match in poor recent form, they are without a win in four matches, with the 3-2 win against Palace their last three points.

The three successive defeats mean that Burnley have slipped down to 14th in the Premier League, they will be delighted if they finish the season there.

Sean Dyche's side have an excellent home record, they have lost just two games at home this season against Arsenal and Manchester City.

Burnley Favourites

Their excellent home record means Burnley go into this match as favourites, they have yet to lose to a side outside the top four at home.

They will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, they will also be looking to register a third win in seven.

Sean Dyche's men will be looking to avoid a ninth defeat of the season, a win could take them level with 12th place in the Premier League.

Burnley are 23/10 with Andre Gray and Sam Vokes at 13/2 to score first.


Bournemouth On Cloud Nine

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of an incredible 4-3 win, against Liverpool at the Vitality last weekend

Sadio Mane opened the scoring for the visitors (20), with Divock Origi doubling the lead just two minutes later for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Callum Wilson halved the advantage from the penalty spot (56), before Emre Can put the Red's 3-1 ahead (64).

Ryan Fraser completed a memorable debut with a second for Bournemouth (76), with Steve Cook equalising just two minutes later (78).N Ake (90+3)

On loan Nathan Ake proved to be the hero again for the Cherries (90+3), however it was more than questionable keeping from Loris Karius.

Cherries In Mixed Form

Bournemouth come into this match in mixed recent form, with defeats against Arsenal, Sunderland and Boro.

They had seemingly turned the corner after a tough start, with excellent results against Hull, Everton and Tottenham prior to the Middlesbrough result.

Howe's side will be delighted with the response against Liverpool, who have been in excellent goalscoring form.

Bournemouth Underdogs

Recent mixed results mean Bournemouth go into this match as underdogs, they haven't won against Burnley since 1998.

They will be looking to register their sixth win of the season, in turn avoiding a fourth defeat in six matches.

Bournemouth will be looking to register a first win in seven attempts against the Clarets.

Bournemouth are 23/20 with Callum Wilson at 9/2 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Deeney to score first @ 11/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

Tip 2 – Sanchez to score first @ 11/4 and Arsenal to win 3-1 @ 9/1

Tip 3 - Vokes to score first @ 13/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

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