This weekend sees the return of the Premier League after FA Cup action. The first match sees Tottenham take on West Brom at White Hart Lane in the lunchtime kick off.

Tottenham vs West Brom – Saturday 14th January 2017 – 12:30 - Sky Sports 1

Tottenham

Tottenham welcome West Brom to White Hart Lane in another round of league fixtures, with both sides fresh after a midweek break.

Spurs come into this match in great form, having secured six successive wins, the last a 2-0 win coming against Aston Villa in the FA Cup.

Pochettino made nine changes from the side that beat Chelsea, with Eric Dier and Toby Alderwiereld the only survivors.

They left it late though with Ben Davies (71), scoring his first goal for the club since his move from Swansea City.

Heung-Min Son (80), doubled the advantage just 9 minutes later to give Spurs another victory.

The win means Spurs will now play Wycombe Wanderers in the 4th round, a great incentive for them in terms of silverware.

Tottenham Looking For Run

Pochettino will be wanting his side to continue that winning form in the Premier League, they have won seven of their last eight.

Tottenham have closed the gap to the leaders, with Spurs now seven points behind leaders Chelsea.

Spurs will have been delighted to end Chelsea's winning streak, Dele Alli denying the Blues a record 14th successive win.

Tottenham have had an excellent festive period so far, winning all of their games during a tough winter period.

Spurs Favourites

Tottenham come into this match as favourites, with just the two defeats this season they have been very hard to beat.

This will be a tough fixture for Mauricio Pochettino's side, West Brom are something of a bogey side for Spurs.

The two sides have drawn their last three successive matches 1-1, with Spurs keen to go one step further this season.

Tottenham are 1/3 with Harry Kane at 5/2 to score first.

Tottenham

Back To Winning Ways

Tony Pulis' side come into this match in great form, despite losing 2-1 to Derby County in the FA Cup third round.

The Baggies took the lead through in form Matt Phillips (35), who capitalised on some poor defending from the Rams early on.

A half-time team talk from McClaren appeared to have the desired effect, with Darren Bent scoring a stunner equaliser from outside the box (51).

Tom Ince gave Derby the lead just three minutes later (54), when his free kick was lifted over the wall and into the bottom corner.

It's a disappointing result for Tony Pulis' side, a cup run alongside the league form would have been an excellent fillip for the Baggies.

West Brom Looking Forward

West Brom have been in excellent recent form, they have had a poor run of fixtures, facing United, Chelsea and Arsenal in their last six Premier League matches.

They have balanced the books in terms of results, with three wins and three defeats in their last six.

They will be looking to build on their excellent season so far, with a return to winning ways a high priority for Pulis.

Baggies Underdogs

West Brom do come into this match as the underdogs, with Tottenham in superb form having won their last six.

This will be another tough fixture for Tony Pulis's side, with Spurs the form side in the Premier League now.

West Brom will be looking to better their overall record against Tottenham, they have won 41, drawn 29 and lost 43 of 113 matches.

West Brom are 9/1 with Salomon Rondon at 10/1 to open the scoring.

 

The second fixture sees Hull take on Bournemouth at the KCOM Stadium, in the first of the 3pm kick offs.

Hull vs Bournemouth – Saturday 14th January 2017 – 15:00 

Hull

Hull welcome Bournemouth to the KCOM Stadium in another round of league fixtures, with both sides coming into this match on the back of defeats.

The Tigers come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United, in the first semi-final leg of the EFL Cup.

Marco Silva's men had acquitted themselves very well in the first half, absorbing all of the pressure from the home side.

It took until the second half for United to make the breakthrough, with Mkhitaryan heading back across goal to tee up Juan Mata (56).

Marouane Fellaini scored a decisive second in the 87th minute, giving United a crucial advantage heading into the second leg.

Hull Need A Run

The Tigers have found wins hard to come by, their attentions now turn back to the Premier League, after two cup games.

They are rock bottom of the Premier League, with just 13 points from 20 matches, with the January window open they will need players.

Injury means they were only able to field 16 players at Old Trafford, and with West Ham looking to swoop for Snodgrass reinforcements are needed.

Tigers Underdogs

This dismal run of form means that Hull head into this fixture as the underdogs, with Bournemouth in mixed form.

They will be looking to register a win for morale, a result will leave them level on points with Crystal Palace, who play West Ham.

Hull will be looking to improve on their last performance against Bournemouth, that saw them receive a 6-1 hiding at the Vitality Stadium.

Hull are 2/1 with Robert Snodgrass at 11/2 to score first.

Hull

FA Cup Hammering

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of a comprehensive defeat, losing against League One side Millwall.

Steve Morrison (26) opened the scoring for the Lions, despite missing a glaring opportunity earlier in the match.

It meant that the Cherries went into the first half 1-0 down, things only got worse for Eddie Howe's side.

Shaun Cummings doubled Millwall's advantage (49), just four minutes after the restart, with Shane Ferguson scoring a late third (90+3).

Eddie Howe will be ruing making eleven changes, with the Cherries the second best side from start to finish.

Cherries In Mixed Form

Bournemouth come into this match in mixed recent form, with two wins, a draw and three defeats in their last six matches.

Wins against Swansea and Leicester have been cancelled out by defeats against Chelsea, Southampton, Burnley and now Millwall.

Bournemouth will be looking for far greater levels of consistency, they will also be looking to draw on large periods of the Arsenal performance.

The Cherries come into the match in 9th place in the Premier League, they have collected 25 points from their 20 games so far.

Bournemouth Favourites

Despite recent mixed results, Bournemouth go into this match as the favourites, especially given Hull's poor recent form.

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

Bournemouth will be looking to make it two wins from two this season, having comprehensively beaten them in the home fixture.

Bournemouth are 13/10 with Callum Wilson at 5/1 to open the scoring.

 

The final fixture sees Swansea take on Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium, in Paul Clement's first Premier League match as Swansea manager.

Swansea vs Arsenal – Saturday 14th January 2017 – 15:00 

Swansea

Swansea welcome Arsenal to the Liberty Stadium in another round of league fixtures, with both sides enjoying mixed weekends in the FA Cup.

Swansea come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat away against Hull, albeit in the FA Cup.

Goals from Abel Hernandez (78) and local lad Josh Tymon (90+3), ensured that Marco Silva's reign began with a win.

Substitute Hernandez scored his first goal since returning from injury, with a hamstring problem keeping him out since November.

It will be a result that may be a blessing in disguise for Swansea, with Premier League survival the priority.

Swans Seek Fresh Start

The search for their third manager of the season is now over, with the vastly experienced assistant Paul Clement appointed on Monday.

That defeat was Clement's first game in charge for Swansea, although he will look to build on the win against Crystal Palace.

Clement has no experience of managing in the Premier League, the board will be backing him in the transfer window.

Swans Underdogs

Swansea head into this fixture as the underdogs, with Arsenal's form and Swansea's inconsistent form contributing.

They will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, in the process securing a second win in seven matches.

The Swans will be looking to improve their overall record against Arsenal, they have won 7, drawn 2 and lost 8 of their 17 meetings.

Swansea are 5/1 with Gylfi Sigurdsson at 8/1 to score first.

Swansea

Mixed Form For Wenger

The Gunners come into this match in good form, securing a hard-fought 2-1 win against Preston in the FA Cup.

Arsenal found themselves 1-0 down thanks to an early goal from Callum Robinson, who's 7th minute goal would have frustrated Wenger.

Despite going into the break 1-0 down, Arsenal recovered immediately after the break, with Aaron Ramsey scoring just one minute into the half (46).

Man of the moment Olivier Giroud (89) sealed the hard fought win for the Gunners, the Frenchman is in great form.

Arsene Wenger will be delighted, considering they were behind the eight ball again, they have shown great resilience.

Gunners At The Double

The Gunners are now unbeaten in four matches, although they will still be smarting from the Bournemouth draw.

Wins against Preston, Crystal Palace and West Brom, as well as the defiant draw against Bournemouth means they remain unbeaten.

Giroud has been absolutely key, scoring in the last four successive matches to help Arsenal to near maximum points.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as favourites, with their excellent record this season informing those odds.

The Gunners will be looking to progress back into the top four, they will also be looking for an improved performance.

Arsenal will be looking to build on the 3-2 win earlier in the season, their record against Swansea is evenly poised, the Gunners just edge it though.

Arsenal are 1/2 with Olivier Giroud at 100/30 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Kane to score first @ 5/2 and West Brom to win 2-1 @ 33/1

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

Tip 3 – Llorente to score first @ 17/2 and Arsenal to win 3-2 @ 22/1

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