This Premier League Preview sees a bumper calendar of Easter football, the first three fixtures see a televised match and the first of the 3pm kick offs.

Tottenham vs Bournemouth – Saturday 15th April 2017 – 12:30 - Sky Sports 1

Tottenham are 2/7 with Harry Kane at 5/1 to score first.

Tottenham welcome Bournemouth to White Hart Lane this Saturday lunchtime, with Tottenham looking to continue their excellent form.

Tottenham come into this match on the back of a 4-0 win against Watford, with Spurs destroying a poor Hornets side.

Dele Alli (33) opened the scoring for Spurs, with a fine effort that curled into the bottom right hand corner.

Eric Dier (39) scored his second in as many matches just six minutes later, slotting past Gomes from outside the box.

Heung-Min Son Son (44) scored his first of the day just before half time, giving Tottenham a dominant 3-0 lead.

Son returned in the second half (54), with his second goal on the day to give Spurs a commanding 4-0 scoreline and win.

Excellent Start For Spurs

Spurs have enjoyed an excellent season so far, they have won their last seven successive matches.

Mauricio Pochettino and his side are in 2rd place in the Premier League, they are 7 points off Chelsea and 5 ahead of Liverpool, with a game in hand.

Harry Kane made a successful return from injury in the win against Watford, this is a massive boost to Pochettino's men.

Tottenham have lost just three games (the joint best in the league), and they also have the joint best goal difference in the league as well.

Much More To Come

Spurs come into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage and their current position dictating the odds.

In Bournemouth, they face a side who were unbeaten in five matches but were soundly beaten by league leaders Chelsea.

Tottenham will be looking to continue their unbeaten stretch against the Cherries, in four matches they have won three and drawn one.

white_hart_lane_jan_2008_2Cherries Feeling The Blues

Bournemouth come into this match on the back of 3-1 defeat at home against Chelsea, with the league leaders running riot.

Adam Smith (17) opened the scoring for the Chelsea with an own goal, a poor start to Bournemouth's afternoon.

Eden Hazard (20) doubled Chelsea's advantage just three minutes later, with Bournemouth shell shocked.

Joshua King (42) continued his fine season and form, halving the Blues advantage just before half time.

Marcus Alonso (68) settled the tie for Chelsea in the second half, with an excellent free kick in the top right-hand corner.

Unbeaten Run Over

Bournemouth had been in a good run of form, they were on a run of five matches unbeaten but that run has now ended.

Draws against Manchester United, Liverpool and Southampton were supplemented with vital wins against Swansea and West Ham.

They find themselves in 15th position, with seven points between themselves and Swansea in 18th.

Tough Match

The Cherries go into this match as the underdogs, with their poor record against Tottenham informing the odds.

Bournemouth will be looking to return to winning ways, securing their 10th win of the season.

Eddie Howe's side will be looking to make history in this match, they have never beaten Tottenham in a competitive fixture.

Bournemouth are 9/1 with Joshua King at 12/1 to open the scoring.



Everton vs Burnley – Saturday 5th April 2017 – 15:00

Everton are 4/9 with Romelu Lukaku at 5/2 to score first.

Everton welcome Burnley to Goodison Park this Saturday, with Everton looking to build on the Leicester result.

The Toffees come into this match on the back of a 4-2 win against Leicester City, with the Toffees ending the Foxes great run of form.

It was a rapid start for the hosts, with homegrown Tom Davies scoring in just the first minute for the Toffees.

Islam Slimani (4) levelled for the Foxes just three minutes later, then Marc Albrighton gave the Foxes the lead just six minutes after that (10).

Goal machine Romelu Lukaku scored his first of the day (23), to give Everton parity and make it four goals in the match.

Phil Jagielka (41) scored his second goal in as many matches, giving Everton the 3-2 lead just before half time.

The second half was a much more sedate affair, with Romelu Lukaku scoring his second goal in the 57th minute, it was the only goal of the half.

Toffees In Mixed Form

Everton have been in mixed form of late, with three wins, two defeats and a draw in their last six matches.

Wins against Leicester, Hull City and West Brom have been sandwiched either side of defeats against Liverpool and Tottenham.

Everton have been in excellent goalscoring form of late, with the Toffees scoring 16 goals.

They find themselves in 7th place, three points behind United, who have two games in hand on the Blues.

Everton Favourites

Ronald Koeman's side come into this match as favourites, with their excellent recent record informing the odds.

This will be a tough match for the Toffees, with Burnley looking for their first away win of this campaign.

Everton will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Burnley. In 79 matches they have won 32, drawn 24 and lost 23.

EvertonClarets Winless Away

Burnley come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Middlesbrough, in a result that came as no surprise.

Middlesbrough continued their struggles in front of goal, failing to convert any of their 5 shots on target from 13 shots overall.

Burnley continued their poor away form, they are the only side in league football yet to register three away points.

They were blunted by a resolute Boro defence, with the Clarets unable to register more than two shots on target in 90 minutes.

Survival All But Assured

The club have seemingly completed their main objective this season though, with Premier League survival assured.

With 36 points they are in 12th position, eight above the relegation zone with 6 games to go.

Burnley's form in their last six had been poor with just one win in their last six against Stoke, they are now two unbeaten.

Burnley Underdogs

The Clarets come into this match as the underdogs, with Dyche's side yet to register an away win.

This will be a tough match for Sean Dyche and his men, with Everton enjoying an excellent season under Ronald Koeman.

Burnley will be looking to do the double over Everton, having registered a 2-1 win against the Toffees back in October.

Burnley are 13/2 with Andre Gray and Ashley Barnes at 9/2 to open the scoring.



Stoke vs Hull – Saturday 15th April 2017 – 15:00

Stoke are 19/20 with Peter Crouch, Marko Arnautovic, and Saido Berahino at 5/1 to score first.

Stoke face Hull at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday, with Stoke looking to avoid five straight defeats.

Stoke come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool, another poor result for Mark Hughes' side.

Jon Walters (44) opened the scoring for the home side, with Walters a lifelong Everton fan continuing his excellent run against the Reds.

It wasn't until the introductions of Firmino and Coutinho that Liverpool found an extra gear.

Phillipe Coutinho (70) scored his second goal in as many games, to level the scoring for Liverpool.

Fellow Brazillian Roberto Firmino (72) scored the winner just two minutes later, with an incredible volley.

Consistency Needed

Their record in the last six has been poor, losing five matches against a variety of sides.

Given that the Premier League is the only thing they have left to play for, they should be putting in far better performances.

They will be looking to register their first win in six matches, their last win coming against Middlesbrough.

The Potters find themselves slipping down the table into 13th position in the Premier League, they are four points off Southampton in 9th.

Stoke Favourites

Mark Hughes' side come into this match as favourites, despite their dismal run of form.

Stoke will need to be far more clinical in front of goal, with just two goals in their last four matches.

The Potters will be looking to draw on the 2-1 result earlier in the season.

Stoke Bet365Reds Held

The Tigers come into this match on the back of a disappointing defeat, a 3-1 result against Manchester City.

Ahmed Elmohamady (31 og), opened the scoring for the hosts, with the right back giving the Tigers an early setback.

Sergio Aguero (48) made it 2-0 just after the restart, with the Argentine forward continuing his excellent form.

Fabian Delph (64) scored in his first start of the season, with the former Villa man blighted by injury up until now.

Andrea Ranocchia (85) pulled one back for the Tigers late on, it was nothing more than a consolation goal though.

Spirit In The Camp

Hull have elevated themselves to another level under manager Marco Silva, with the Tigers remaining out of the relegation zone.

They currently sit 17th in the Premier League table, despite being defeated they stay two points clear of Swansea.

The main aim of the season will be to remain in the top flight, they have won three and lost three of their last six games.

Three Points Needed

Hull come into this match as the underdogs, despite their recent form and Stoke's rotten run.

This will be a tough match for the Tigers, especially with Stoke looking to produce a strong end to the season.

Hull will be looking to improve on their overall record against Stoke, in 16 meetings they have won just three times.

Hull are 3/1 with Oumar Niasse and Abel Hernandez at 7/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Kane to score first @ 5/1 and Tottenham to win 3-1 @ 9/1

Tip 2 – Lukaku to score first @ 5/2 and Everton to win 2-1 @ 15/2

Tip 3 – Berahino to score first @ 5/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

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