This Premier League preview sees the final three 3pm kick offs take place.

The first fixture sees Everton take on Hull at Goodison Park, with both sides looking to build on last weeks excellent wins.

Everton vs Hull – Saturday 18th March 2017 – 15:00

Everton are 8/15 with Romelu Lukaku at 11/4 to score first.

Everton welcome Hull to Goodison Park this Saturday, with Everton looking to close the gap on Manchester United in 6th.

The Toffees come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against West Brom, the perfect response.

Kevin Mirallas (39) opened the scoring for the Toffees late in the first half, to give Everton a 1-0 lead.

Former Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin made it 2-0, just before half time in the 45+2 minute.

Romelu Lukaku (82) put the final nail in the coffin, making it 3-0 and an emphatic win for Ronald Koeman's side.

It was an excellent response from the Toffees, who put the Tottenham defeat to bed in emphatic fashion.

Toffees In Great Form

Everton have been in excellent form of late, with just one defeat in their last six matches.

Wins against Sunderland, Bournemouth and West Brom have been sandwiched either side of draws against Middlesbrough and Stoke.

Everton have been in excellent goalscoring form of late, with the Toffees scoring 14 goals.

They find themselves in 7th place, just two 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 Hull fighting for their lives at the bottom end of the table.

Everton will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Hull. In 10 matches they have won 5, drawn 3 and lost 2.

EvertonTigers Mixed

The Tigers come into this match on the back of an excellent win, a 2-1 result against Swansea City.

Oumar Niasse continued his excellent run of form, with the Everton loanee having an excellent return for the Tigers.

His double in the 69th and 78th minute, ensured that Hull secured a two goal advantage going into the final minutes.

Alfie Mawson (90+1) ensured it was a nervy final few minutes for Hull, but they managed to hold on.

It was another solid performance from Hull, who have secured a vital win against a relegation rival.

Spirit In The Camp

Hull appear to have found some fight under new manager Marco Silva, with the Portuguese giving the Tigers added grit.

They currently sit 18th in the Premier League table, with Middlesbrough and Sunderland below them.

The main aim of the season will be to remain in the top flight, if they can maintain their form of late they will have a great chance.

Three Points Needed

Hull come into this match as the underdogs, with their recent form and home advantage informing those odds.

This will be a tough match for the Tigers, especially with Everton's emphatic run of form.

Hull will be looking to draw on their recent results against the Toffees, they are unbeaten in the last three meetings.

Hull are 5/1 with Abel Hernandez at 8/1 to open the scoring.

 

The second fixture sees Sunderland take on Burnley at the Stadium of Light, with both sides in desperate need of a win.

Sunderland vs Burnley – Saturday 18th March 2017 – 15:00

Sunderland

Sunderland are 6/4 with Jermain Defoe at 7/2 to score first.

Sunderland welcome Burnley to the Stadium of Light in the Premier League, with the home side in desperate need of a win.

Sunderland come into this fixture on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat, at home against Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero (42) opened the scoring in the first half, with the Argentine striker in excellent form.

Leroy Sane (59) doubled City's advantage just before the hour mark, it proved to be the winner.

Aguero has now scored five goals in his last three outings, Sunderland are now six points adrift.

Tough Season So Far

David Moyes side have had a tough season, but they have to be more consistent if they are to survive.

They come into the match in poor form, with four defeats in their last six matches they have looked in real trouble.

Their only win in the last six matches was against Palace, a phenomenal 4-0 win away at Selhurst Park.

Sunderland find themselves bottom of the Premier League on 19 points, they are now six points from safety.

Huge Match For Sunderland

The Black Cats come into this match as favourites, with Burnley's poor away record informing the odds.

The match against Burnley will be a huge challenge for Sunderland, with Moyes men in desperate need of the points.

Sunderland will be looking to better their overall record against Burnley, they have won 27, drawn 20 and lost 29 of their 76 meetings.

sunderlandBurnley Unlucky

Burnley come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool, they are still to win away from home this season.

It was the perfect start for Burnley, with Ashley Barnes (7) giving the Clarets a deserved lead after a sumptuous ball from Matt Lowton.

Georginio Wijnaldum (45+1), equalised for the visitors on the stroke of half-time it proved to be a crucial intervention.

Emre Can produced a moment of magic just after the hour mark (61), to give Liverpool an undeserved lead.

Liverpool in truth were very lucky, it was a poor performance and Burnley can again count themselves unlucky.

Survival All But Assured

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

With 31 points they are in 12th position, and seven above the relegation zone with 10 games to go.

Burnley's form in their last six has been poor, with four defeats, this will be their third successive away game.

Burnley Underdogs

The Clarets come into this match as the underdogs, with their failure to produce an away win informing the bookies.

This will be a tough match for Sean Dyche and his men, with Sunderland fighting for their lives.

Burnley will be looking to draw on the FA Cup win against Sunderland, which they won 2-0 at Turf Moor.

Burnley are 15/8 with Andre Gray at 13/2 to open the scoring.

 

 

The final fixture sees West Ham take on Leicester at the London Stadium, with Leicester a resurgent force under new manager Craig Shakespeare.

West Ham vs Leicester – Saturday 18th March 2017 – 15:00

West Ham are 5/4 with Andy Carroll at 5/1 to score first.

West Ham welcome Leicester to the London Stadium in the Monday Night Football, with West Ham in mixed form.

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match on the back of a 3-2 defeat, this time away against Bournemouth.

Michail Antonio (10), opened the scoring for the Hammers, giving Bilic's side the perfect start.

Joshua King (31) continued his excellent form, his first goal drawing Bournemouth level with West Ham.

King returned after half time to score his and Bournemouth's second (48), giving Howe's side a deserved lead.

Andre Ayew (83) drew West Ham level late on, before Joshua King completed his and Bournemouth's hat-trick in the 90th minute.

Home Comforts

The London Stadium hasn't been the happiest of hunting grounds for the Hammers this season.

West Ham come into this match in mixed recent form, Bilic will be disappointed with this latest result.

They have been beaten three times in the last six matches, with Manchester City, Chelsea and now Bournemouth.

The Hammers come into this match in 11th place, their recent form seeing them slip out of the top ten.

Leicester Huge Challenge

West Ham face a tough challenge against Leicester, they come into the match as favourites though.

Slaven Bilic's side face a resurgent Leicester side, with Shakespeare getting the best out of the Foxes.

The Hammers will be looking to better their recent form against Leicester, with the Hammers failing to win in the last five meetings.

LeicesterLeicester Resurgent

The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win away against Sevilla, an excellent result for Leicester.

Wes Morgan (27) scored the Foxes opening goal, with the captain turning up in Leicester's biggest fixture.

Marc Albrighton (54) doubled Leicester's advantage in the second half, giving them a 3-2 lead on aggregate.

It is one of the biggest achievements in the clubs history, they are the only English club in the Quarter-Final draw.

Foxes Struggling

Leicester have been in excellent form of late, with three successive wins in both Europe and England.

They currently sit 15th in the Premier League, three points clear of Hull who are in 18th.

Shakespeare has seemingly rediscovered last seasons winning formula, with Mahrez and Vardy rediscovering their form.

The Foxes have had a topsy turvy season so far, since Ranieri's departure they have won the last three fixtures.

They are the only team from England left in the Champions League, with Manchester City and Arsenal crashing out.

More Of The Same

The match against West Ham sees Leicester emerge as underdogs, despite their excellent recent form.

A win will mean they will move to thirty points, giving them further security and moving away from the relegation zone.

Leicester will be looking to better their overall record against West Ham. They have won 29, drawn 20 and lost 33 of their 82 meetings.

Leicester are 2/1 with Jamie Vardy at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Lukaku to score first @ 11/4 and Hull to win 2-1 @ 18/1

Tip 2 – Defoe to score first @ 7/2 and Sunderland to win 3-1 @ 22/1

Tip 3 – Antonio to score first @ 11/2 and Leicester to win 2-1 @ 10/1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.