This Premier League preview sees another three Premier League matches on the Saturday.

The first match sees Sunderland take on Watford at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland come into this match still in excellent form, although the last two results do not reflect their renewed confidence.

The narrow 1-0 loss against Chelsea may not have been the desired result, but the fact they limited a quality Chelsea side to just one goal speaks volumes about the Black Cats.

Watford come into this match on the back of a few poor results themselves.

They lost their last fixture against Manchester City 2-0, with Walter Mazzarri's men suffering four defeats in their last six.

Sunderland vs Watford – Saturday 17th December 2016 – 15:00   


Sunderland welcome Watford to the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, with the Black Cats in good form of late.

Sunderland come into this match in mixed form, having now lost back to back matches. They come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Chelsea.

Cesc Fabregas (40) scored the only goal of the game for Chelsea, with Conte's side grounding out another crucial win, it is the hallmark of champions.

It was another excellent performance from Sunderland, despite losing they were dogged in defence.

Mixed Bag

Sunderland have had a mixed bag in terms of recent results, with three wins and three defeats in their last six matches.

David Moyes will have been delighted with the resolve shown by his side, they have been feast or famine in terms of results though.

The Black Cats returned to the bottom of the table following their recent defeats, this is a huge match for Sunderland at this stage of the season.

That was Sunderland's 11th defeat of the season, which out of just 16 games will be a worry to David Moyes.

Black Cats Favourites

Sunderland come into this match as favourites, with home advantage taken into account.

This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, although Watford have been poor on the road this season.

David Moyes' side will be looking to draw on recent results, they have lost just one of their last eight meetings.

Sunderland are 6/4 with Jermain Defoe at 4/1 to score first. 


Watford In Mixed Form

Walter Mazzarri's men come into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat away against Manchester City during the week.

Pablo Zabaleta (33) opened the scoring with an emphatic goal. The Argentine deputising as captain giving City a much needed opener.D Silva (86)

David Silva (86) doubled the advantage four minutes from time, with the Spaniard giving City a hard-fought but much needed three points.

Mazzarri's men now come into this game with two wins and four defeats in their last six matches.

Hornets Looking To Move On

The Hornets have slipped out of the top ten after that defeat, with Bournemouth moving above them after the Leicester win.

Defeats against Manchester City, West Brom, Stoke and Liverpool have been damaging in recent weeks.

Watford have been solid at the back for most of the season, since the Liverpool defeat they have conceded 15 goals.

Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as the underdogs, with their inconsistent form of late and poor away form informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for the Walter Mazzarri's side, with Sunderland looking like a side renewed in confidence.

The Hornets will be looking to draw on their recent record against Sunderland, they are unbeaten in their last two meetings.

Watford are 9/5 with Troy Deeney at 6/1 to open the scoring.


The second match sees West Ham take on Hull at the London Stadium.

West Ham have secured their first win in seven matches against Burnley in midweek.

It is an excllent result for Slaven Bilic and his men, who have struggled this season but now must make hey in these types of fixtures.

Hull come into this match in poor form, they have failed to win any of their last seven matches and in truth have really struggled this season.

They lost their last fixture against Tottenham by 3-0 and they will be looking to avoid a London double.

West Ham vs Hull – Saturday 17th December 2016 – 15:00   

West Ham

West Ham welcome Hull to the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the Hammers looking to build on their recent results.

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match on the back of another excellent result, with a narrow 1-0 win against Burnley on Wednesday.

Mark Noble (45+3), gave the hosts a first-half lead for Bilic's men, with the Hammers defending stoutly to earn a much-needed win.

It was a lucky goal for Noble, who saw Tom Heaton save his penalty, but the West Ham skipper reacted first to the rebound.

Hammers Solid

West Ham have had a poor season so far, barring the heavy defeat against Arsenal they have been solid in their last few matches.

Slaven Bilic's side have drawn both against Manchester United and now at Liverpool, they have now finally won their first fixture since October.

West Ham will be looking to make it back to back wins, they will also finally be looking to get some much-needed confidence and push up the table.

Hammers Favourites

The Hammers head into this fixture as the favourites, with Hull's form away from home completely different to their home form.

West Ham will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, they will also be looking to gain some much-needed momentum.

Slaven Bilic's men will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Hull, with West Ham winning two of their last three matches.

West Ham are 8/13 with Andy Carroll at 7/2 to score first.

West Ham

Hull In Poor Form

The Tigers come into this match on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Christian Eriksen (14, 63) scored a goal in either half for Spurs, with the midfielder seemingly goal shy this season but standing up in this match.

Victor Wanyama (73) completed a comfortable afternoon for the hosts, with the Kenyan scoring his first goal for the club since his summer move.

It was a poor performance from the Tigers, who have struggled since their opening couple of fixtures.

Hull Need A Run

The Tigers have found wins hard to come by, with the surprise win against Southampton their only success in seven matches.

Phelan's men have now been beaten 10 times in 14 matches, with Hull now second bottom in the Premier League.

The result against Tottenham means they extend their winless run to six matches, in truth they never looked in the contest.

Tigers Underdogs

Hull head into this fixture as the underdogs, with the Tigers looking very weak away from home and in general at the moment.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will also be looking to avoid an 11th defeat.

Mike Phelan's men will be looking to register the club's third ever win against West Ham, losing 6 of their 10 meetings overall.

Hull are 17/4 with Robert Snodgrass at 17/2 to open the scoring.


The final fixture sees the televised match between West Brom and Manchester United at the Hawthorns.

The Baggies are in excellent form and have won four of their last six matches, they too have put in an excellent recent performance against in-form Chelsea.

They won their last match against Swansea by 3-1 and have been a thorn in United's side of late.

Manchester United have turned the corner in their last two matches, with results finally reflecting the level of their performances.

They won their last match against Crystal Palace 2-1 in midweek, with United now looking to make it three wins from three.

West Brom vs Manchester United – Saturday 17th December 2016 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1

West Brom

West Brom welcome Manchester United to the Hawthorns on Saturday evening, with the Baggies looking to build on their midweek win.

Tony Pulis' side come into this match in great form, with a 3-1 win against Swansea in their midweek encounter.

Saloman Rondon scored a second-half hat-trick to down the Swans (50, 61, 63), with the West Brom striker ensuring another emphatic win.

Swansea did register a consolation goal from Wayne Routledge late on, with the Swansea forward scoring in the 78th minute.

Ultimately it is a result that will have delighted Tony Pulis, with the Baggies securing a fourth win in six matches.

West Brom Looking Forward

West Brom have been in excellent recent form, with just one defeat in their last six, against league leaders Chelsea.

The result against Swansea means they head into this fixture with a record of four wins, one draw and one defeat.

They have conceded five goals in their last six games, they have scored 13 in their last six games though.

Baggies Underdogs

West Brom do come into this match as the underdogs, with United's excellent performances informing that.

This will be a tough fixture for Tony Pulis's side, with Jose Mourinho's men finally turning the corner.

West Brom have an excellent recent record against United, they have lost just once in the last four meetings.

West Brom are 17/4 with Salomon Rondon at 7/1 to score first.

West Brom

United Finally Winning

Manchester United come into this match on the back of successive wins, for the first time since their excellent run at the start of the season.

Jose Mourinho's men have finally come good, winning 1-0 against Tottenham and 2-1 against Crystal Palace in midweek.

Paul Pogba (45+2) opened the scoring for United just before half-time, with the ball appearing to come off Ibrahimovic's arm in the process.

James McArthur (66) levelled for the Eagles, with an excellent backheel from Delaney carving open the United defence.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (88) left it late to secure the win, with a brilliant ball from Paul Pogba slotted cooly past Wayne Hennessey to make it 2-1 to United.

The match was marred by a string of poor decisions by referee Craig Pawson, there was also another appalling challenge from Marcus Rojo.

Premier League The Target

That result will have delighted both United and Mourinho, with United finally showing the cutting edge required to close out matches.

Pogba and Ibrahimovic stepped up in this match, with Henryk Mkhitaryan out injured for a few matches.

Jose Mourinho's side will be looking for another response, in the process securing three wins, two away wins in succession.

United Favourites

Manchester United come into this tie as heavy favourites, with their pedigree and form this season informing those odds.

They will be looking to capitalise on their dominance, another three points will see them move level with Spurs on 30 points.

Jose Mourinho's side will be looking to continue their overall form against West Brom, they have won 49, drawn 25 and lost 35 of their 109 meetings.

United are 4/6 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 4/1 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Defoe to score first @ 4/1 and Sunderland to win 2-1 @ 17/2

Tip 2 – Antonio to score first @ 4/1 and West Ham to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Tip 3 – Martial to score first @ 11/2 and United to win 2-1 @ 7/1

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