This Premier League preview sees three of the 3pm fixtures take place.

The first match sees Stoke take on Crystal Palace at the Bet365, with the hosts enduring a slight slump in form, they have just the league left to play for now.

Crystal Palace are battling for their lives at the bottom of the table, with the club in desperate need of points especially after their drubbing at home against Sunderland.

Stoke vs Crystal Palace – Saturday 11th February 2017 – 15:00

Stoke 

Stoke welcome Crystal Palace to the Bet365 Stadium in the Premier League, with both sides at opposite ends of the table.

The Potters come into this fixture on the back of a 1-0 defeat against West Brom, a disappointing result for Hughes.

James Morrison (6) opened the scoring for West Brom, it crucially proved to be the winner, with both sides equally matched.

It was a match that had plenty of added spice, with the Saido Berahino saga refusing to end despite his transfer to Stoke.

The fact that Pulis was a former manager of Stoke also had added significance, with the West Brom manager highly successful at the Britannia.

Potters Mixed Form

Stoke have been in mixed recent form, with two of every result in their last six matches.

They are now without a win in four, despite two impressive draws and a thumping win against Sunderland.

The Potters are in a great position, finding themselves outside of the top 10 despite another poor start to the season.

They go into this match in 11th position, with 14 games left Stoke will be targeting a top ten finish.

Stoke Favourites

Stoke come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage crucial in informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Mark Hughes's side, with Sam Allardyce's Eagles in the midst of a relegation battle.

Stoke's recent record against Palace is poor, they have lost the last five consecutive meetings between the sides.

Stoke are 21/20 with Peter Crouch at 5/1 to score first.

Stoke Bet365Eagles In Poor Form

Crystal Palace come into this fixture on the back of a 4-0 defeat, in the huge match against Sunderland at home.

This was an absolute hiding at home, with Palace losing at home to Allardyce's former side, who were bottom of the table prior to this match.

Lamine Kone (9) opened the scoring early in the first half, giving the visitors the perfect start after a Wayne Hennessey mistake.

Didier N'Dong (43) opened his account for the struggling Weirsiders, that meant they doubled their advantage.

Two goals in first half injury time for Jermain Defoe (45+1, 45+3), completing a first half romp for the visitors.

Allardyce Turns Corner

Crystal Palace remain in dismal form, this latest defeat is a huge blow to their hopes of staying in the Premier League.

They still find themselves in the relegation zone, with Sunderland now level on points with them.

He has never been relegated from the Premier League, but his talented squad will need to continue winning.

Palace will have to find another level, losing 4-0 against one of the lowest scorers in the league simply isn't good enough.

Eagles Underdogs

Crystal Palace come into this match as the underdogs, with Stoke's home advantage and Palace's poor form.

This will be a tough fixture for Allardyce's men, with Mark Hughes side in excellent form and Palace in trouble.

Palace will be looking to continue their overall record against Sunderland, with Palace winning 21, drawing 7 and losing 10 of their 38 matches.

Crystal Palace are 13/5 with Christian Benteke at 11/2 to open the scoring.

 

The second fixture sees Sunderland take on Southampton at the Stadium of Light. The hosts Sunderland had their best result of the season in their last match, thrashing old manager Sam Allardyce and Crystal Palace 4-0 at home.

Southampton are still enduring an EFL Cup hangover, with no wins since their excellent performances against Liverpool. They need a result after losing to West Ham.

Sunderland vs Southampton – Saturday 11th February 2017 – 15:00 

Sunderland

Sunderland welcome Southampton to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League, with Sunderland in excellent form.

The Black Cats come into this match on the back of a 4-0 win away from home, in a vital match against Crystal Palace.

Lamine Kone (9) opened the scoring early in the first half, giving the visitors the perfect start after a Wayne Hennessey mistake.

Didier N'Dong (43) opened his account for the struggling Weirsiders, that meant they doubled their advantage.

Two goals in first half injury time for Jermain Defoe (45+1, 45+3), completing a first half romp for the visitors.

This was an absolute hiding at home, with Palace losing at home to a side that were bottom of the table prior to this match.

Successive Wins

David Moyes will be targeting back to back wins, with Sunderland without a win in their last eight matches prior.

They came into that match in serious pressure, having lost four of their last six Premier League fixtures.

Those results mean that the match against Southampton is a huge game, with defeats against West Brom, Stoke and two against Burnley.

The Black Cats will be looking for their sixth win of the season, in turn avoiding a fifth defeat in six matches.

Black Cats Favourites

Sunderland come into this match as favourites, with their excellent win against Palace finding favour with the bookies.

This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, with Southampton in desperate need of a result.

David Moyes' side will be looking to better their record against Southampton, in 44 matches they have won 13, drawn 12 and lost 19.

Sunderland are 11/4 with Jermain Defoe at 9/2 to score first.

sunderlandSaints In Poor Form

The Saints come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat against West Ham, with the Saints continuing their EFL Cup hangover.

They took the lead in the match through record signing Gabbiadini (12), with the former Napoli man hitting the ground running.

Andy Carroll (14) equalised for the Hammers, with Carroll registering his fourth goal in as many matches.

Pedro Obiang (45) scored West Ham's second, just before the break dealing the Saints a hammer blow.

Mark Noble (52) completed the scoring and the match with the third, a triumphant result for Bilic.

Poor Performance

The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that result means they are in a poor run of form.

They have now lost three successive fixtures, since reaching the final of the EFL cup, a slide Puel will be keen to arrest.

Claude Puel's side have conceded 10 goals in their last three games, with the sale of Fonte and Van Dijk's injury contributing.

Saints Underdogs

Southampton come into this match as underdogs, with their poor recent form contributing.

This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel's side, after Sunderland produced a masterclass against Crystal Palace.

The Saints will be looking to draw on the previous four encounters against Sunderland, drawing two and winning two.

Southampton are 21/10 with Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long at 9/2 to open the scoring.

 

 

The final match sees West Ham take on West Brom at the London Stadium.

West Ham have been appalling at their new home this summer, with their last home match resulting in a stuffing against Manchester City. They will need to put in a much improved performance here.

West Brom have had an excellent season themselves, they are in 8th place and show no signs of easing up. They have kicked on under Pulis this season and won their last match against his former side Stoke.

West Ham vs West Brom – Saturday 11th February 2017 – 15:00

 

West Ham welcome West Brom to the London Stadium in the Premier League, with both sides winning their last match.

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match on the back of a 3-1 win against Southampton, with the Hammers bouncing back in style.

They took the lead in the match through record signing Gabbiadini (12), with the former Napoli man hitting the ground running.

Andy Carroll (14) equalised for the Hammers, with Carroll registering his fourth goal in as many matches.

Pedro Obiang (45) scored West Ham's second, just before the break dealing the Saints a hammer blow.

Mark Noble (52) completed the scoring and the match with the third, a triumphant result for Bilic.

Hammers Need Solidity

West Ham have had a poor season so far, but this latest win will have given them confidence.

Former Saints defender Jose Fonte started against his former employers, enjoying a huge win away from home.

West Ham have been poor at home, they will need to fully adapt to their new home and start securing results.

Hammers Favourites

The Hammers head into this fixture as the favourites, although their home form has been less consistent than their away form.

West Ham will be looking to exact revenge for the early season defeat, they will be needing a response as well.

Slaven Bilic's men will be looking to better their overall record against West Brom, they have won 26, drawn 16 and lost 32 of their 74 meetings.

West Ham are 23/20 with Andy Carroll at 9/2 to score first.

West Ham

Baggies In Great Form

Tony Pulis' side come into this match in great form, with a 1-0 win in their last match against Stoke.

James Morrison (6) opened the scoring for West Brom, it crucially proved to be the winner, with both sides equally matched.

It was a match that had plenty of added spice, with the Saido Berahino saga refusing to end despite his transfer to Stoke.

The fact that Pulis was a former manager of Stoke also had added significance, with the West Brom manager highly successful at the Britannia.

It's a good result for Tony Pulis' side, with the Baggies recording their 10th win of the season.

West Brom Looking Forward

West Brom have been in excellent recent form, with just one defeat in their last five league matches.

Wins against Sunderland, Stoke and Hull City have been the positive results for the Baggies, who are still in 8th place.

They are five points and one place above the hosts West Ham, who have climbed up the table in recent weeks.

Baggies Underdogs

West Brom do come into this match as the underdogs, with home advantage proving decisive.

This will be another tough fixture for Tony Pulis's side, with West Ham recording a great win against Southampton.

West Brom will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against the Hammers, with a 33rd win overall.

West Brom are 12/5 with Salomon Rondon at 13/2 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Berahino to score first @ 11/2 and Palace to win 2-1 @ 11/1

Tip 2 – Defoe to score first @ 9/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

Tip 3 – Carroll to score first @ 9/2 and West Brom to win 2-1 @ 11/1

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