The second of the Saturday previews sees Manchester City host Everton, with City looking to get back to winning ways after their defeat against Spurs. Stoke host Sunderland in a battle of the only two sides yet to win a Premier League game. In the final game of West Brom take on Tottenham at the Hawthorns with Spurs looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

Manchester City vs Everton – Saturday 15th October 2016 – 15:00 

Manchester City

Manchester City welcome Everton to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to register a win after the international break.

Pep Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Tottenham, prior to the international break.

It was the first defeat in any competition for Guardiola since he joined Manchester City in the summer.

The Spaniard will be looking to see his side's response to that defeat, in Everton they face a side who recently lost their first match of the season.

Response Needed

Spurs were outstanding at White Hart Lane in the 2-0 win, with goals from Aleksandar Kolarov (9 og)and Dele Alli (37) enough to settle the tie.

It was the first time this season that City failed to score, with Hugo Lloris at his best to deny Sergio Aguero.

That defeat followed on from the 3-3 draw against Celtic in the Champions League, a match that was absolutely incredible to watch.

Pep Guardiola will be demanding a response from his charges, it is the first time this season that City have found themselves in this position.

City Favourites

Manchester City have had an excellent start to life under Guardiola, winning their first 10 consecutive matches in all competitions.

They still find themselves top of the Premier League despite the ending of their perfect record but a win will see them remain top.

Their recent record against Everton is good, losing just once in their last eight Premier League meetings.

Manchester City are 1/2 with Sergio Aguero at 11/4 to open the scoring.

 

Manchester City
Can Manchester City bounce back from their first defeat of the season at the hands of Tottenham?

Everton Stuttering

Everton travel to the Etihad Stadium on the back of a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.

It's a result that is likely to have disappointed Ronald Koeman, with the Toffees needing to win those types of home games to progress.

The match ended up being decided by two Belgians, with Lukaku opening the scoring for the Toffees in the 35th minute, only for Christian Benteke to equalise in the 50th minute.

After taking the lead in that match Koeman will have been disappointed to be pegged back.

Everton Need Response

Everton find themselves in 5th place in the Premier League, just four points off their hosts Manchester City.

The former Southampton manager has had an excellent start to his Everton career, losing just the one match against Bournemouth.

Everton have declined in recent weeks, with the game against Norwich the start of this mini loss of form.

The 2-0 defeat in the EFL Cup has seen them follow up with a 1-0 defeat against Bournemouth, followed by a 1-1 draw with Palace.

Much like Manchester City, Ronald Koeman will be wanting to see a response from his side in this fixture.

Toffee's Underdogs

Everton come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to avoid their second defeat of this new Premier League season.

This will be a tough fixture for both sides, with both enjoying excellent starts but now both will need a response to recent opening defeats.

Everton will be looking to better their record against Manchester City, in 164 matches they have won 59, lost 63 and drawn 42.

Stoke vs Sunderland – Saturday 15th October 2016 – 15:00 

Stoke

Stoke welcome Sunderland to the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to register a win after the international break.

Mark Hughes' side come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Manchester United, prior to the international break.

It was the second successive draw that the Potters have registered, given their slow start a point at Old Trafford is an excellent result.

Antony Martial's stunner opener in the 69th minute, was cancelled out by Joe Allen's scrappy goal in the 82nd minute.

Response Needed

Stoke have had an appalling season and are still yet to register their first win, they have managed to stop the run of defeats in their last two fixtures.

The United draw was their second in succession, with a 1-1 draw at home against West Brom.

Joe Allen was again the solitary scorer for Stoke, with Salomon Rondon scoring a late equalizer and securing a draw for Pulis' side.

Mark Hughes' side have scored the fewest goals in the Premier League, finding the back of the net just five times this season.

Stoke Favourites

The Potters have endured another slow start to the season, their record last season wasn't too dissimilar and they still managed to finish 9th.

They still find second bottom of the Premier League, with four defeats and three draws from their seven matches.

Their recent record against Sunderland is poor, they have failed to win in their last four Premier League meetings.

Stoke are 19/20 with Wilfried Bony and Marko Arnautovic at 9/2 to open the scoring.

 

Stoke
This fixture will be played at the Stadium of Light

Sunderland Also Suffering

Sunderland travel to the Bet365 Stadium on the back of a 1-1 draw against West Brom at the Stadium of Light.

It's a result that is likely to have pleased David Moyes, with his side trailing for much of the game and securing what could be a vital point at home.

Nacer Chadli opened the scoring in the 35th minute, with Patrick Van Aanholt securing a point in the 83rd minute for the home side.

Sunderland are the only side in the Premier League with a worse record than the hosts.

Black Cats Need Win

Sunderland are rock bottom of the Premier League, with just two points from their opening seven matches.

Moyes realized very early on that Sunderland would struggle, so far he has proved to be right but as manager it will be his job to improve results.

Last week's result enabled Sunderland to put the very damaging result against Crystal Palace behind them, the sooner they win the better though.

It's been groundhog day for the Black Cats in terms of their start, for the last four years Sunderland have failed to win a fixture in September.

Sunderland Underdogs

Sunderland come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to avoid their sixth defeat of this new Premier League season.

This will be a tough fixture for both sides, with both enjoying poor starts but now both will need a response to their poor season.

Sunderland will be looking to continue their record against Stoke, in 95 matches they have won 38, lost 30 and drawn 27.

Sunderland are 3/1 with Jermain Defoe at 5/1 to score first.

 

West Brom vs Tottenham – Saturday 15th October 2016 – 15:00 

West Brom

West Brom welcome Tottenham to the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to register a win after the international break.

Tony Pulis' side come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Sunderland, prior to the international break.

It was the second successive draw that the Baggies have registered, they have only lost one of their last four matches.

Nacer Chadli opened the scoring in the 35th minute, with Patrick Van Aanholt securing a point in the 83rd minute for the home side.

Tough Challenge For Baggies

West Brom have had a solid start to the new season, with just two defeats in their opening seven matches.

The Sunderland draw was their second in succession, with a 1-1 draw away against Stoke the weekend before.

Tony Pulis' side have been a consistent side this season and their record shows that, with two wins, three draws and two defeats.

They have a goal difference of +1, they have been solid in defense without being prolific up front.

Baggies Underdogs

West Brom currently find themselves in 9th place, on 9 points after seven matches. It is a step in the right direction for Tony Pulis and his side.

Their wins this season have come against Crystal Palace and West Ham, so a win against Tottenham will be their best result of the season.

Their recent record against Tottenham is even, in their last four matches they have drawn two, won one and lost one.

West Brom are 17/4 with Salomon Rondon at 15/2 to open the scoring.

 

West Brom
The Hawthorns host Tottenham in this weekend's clash

Tottenham The Form Side

Tottenham travel to the Hawthorns on the back of a 2-0 win against Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

It's a result that has had a huge impact on the title race, with City looking almost unbeatable in their first six matches.

Aleksandar Kolarov own goal in the 9th minute gave Tottenham an excellent start, with Dele Alli doubling the advantage in the 37th minute.

The result could have been far worse for City, with Erik Lamela missing a penalty that would have made it 3-0 on the day.

Still Unbeaten

Tottenham are second in the Premier League, they are the only side to remain unbeaten at this stage of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino's stock as a manager has continued to grow, with Tottenham now looking an excellent side.

They have won five of their last six games in all competitions, their only loss this season was against Monaco at Wembley.

Harry Kane's injury has failed to dampen the mood at Tottenham, with Heung Min Son putting together an incredible scoring record.

Spurs Favourites

Tottenham come into this match as heavy favourites, they will be looking to register their sixth win of this new Premier League season.

This will be a tough fixture for Tottenham, with plenty of their players now representing their national sides but they will fancy their chances against West Brom.

Tottenham will be looking to continue their record against Stoke, in 112 matches they have won 43, lost 41 and drawn 28.

Tottenham are 7/10 with Heung-Min Son at 9/2 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Aguero to score first @ 11/4 and City to win 3-1 @ 10/1

Tip 2 – Defoe to score first @ 5/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

Tip 3 - Chadli to score first @ 8/1 and Tottenham to win 3-1 @ 12/1

 

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