This Premier League preview sees three matches from Saturday's round of fixtures. Beginning with the live action from the Hawthorns as Arsenal travel to West Brom in a crucial fixture for both sides.

West Brom vs Arsenal – Saturday 18th March 2017 – 12:30 - Sky Sports 1

West Brom

West Brom are 18/5 with Salomon Rondon at 7/1 to score first.

West Brom welcome Arsenal to the Hawthorns this Saturday, with the Baggies in mixed form.

West Brom come into this match on the back of a 3-0 defeat, at home against high flying Everton.

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 a poor performance from the Baggies, who have now lost their last two matches.

Baggies Mixed

It has been a breakthrough season for West Brom, they have been absolutely phenomenal for the most part.

The club find themselves behind Everton, who are now seven points ahead of them in 7th.

Tony Pulis' side have a mixed record in the last six matches, with two wins, two draws and two defeats.

They come into this match in 8th place in the Premier League, which is an incredible position for the club to be in.

Baggies Underdogs

West Brom come into this match as underdogs, despite home advantage and their excellent season.

The Baggies face a huge challenge in the form of Arsenal, they will be looking to avoid three successive defeats.

Tony Pulis side will be targeting a first win in four matches against Arsenal, they have lost the last two meetings.

West Brom

Gunners Advance

The Gunners come into this match in mixed form, despite recording a thumping win against non league Lincoln City 5-0.

Theo Walcott (45+1) opened the scoring for Arsenal, with the winger giving the Gunners the lead in the dying moments.

Olivier Giroud (53) doubled the Gunners advantage in the second half, it didn't end there for the hosts.

Liam Waterfall (58) scored an unfortunate own goal to make it three, with Alexis Sanchez (72) making it 4-0.

Aaron Ramsey wrapped up the win just three minutes later (75), to complete an emphatic 5-0 scoreline.

Gunners Down And Out

The Gunners now desperately need to register wins in the league, with a top four finish their only realistic aim.

Poor results against Bayern Munich and Liverpool mean they have lost three of their last six matches.

The defeats against Bayern Munich mean they are out of the Champions League, with a humiliating 10-2 defeat on aggregate.

It's proved to be the same old for Arsenal, with a top four finish and FA Cup run all that is left in this campaign.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as the favourites, with their pedigree informing the odds in this match.

Wenger's men will be looking to avoid their fourth defeat in seven matches, Wenger needs a win here.

Arsenal will be looking to continue their excellent record against the Baggies, with 66 wins, 28 draws and 32 defeats in 126 meetings.

Arsenal are 8/11 with Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud at 7/2 to open the scoring.

 

 

The first of the 3pm kick offs see Crystal Palace take on Watford, with both sides battling at the wrong end of the table but Watford are seven points clear at this stage.

Crystal Palace vs Watford – Saturday 18th March 2017 – 15:00

Crystal Palace are 11/10 with Christian Benteke at 7/2 to score first.

Crystal Palace welcome Watford to Selhurst Park this Saturday, with both sides looking to secure a crucial three points.

Sam Allardyce's side come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win against West Brom.

Wilfried Zaha (55) opened the scoring for Palace in the second half, with the winger flourishing under Allardyce.

Andros Townsend (84) doubled the advantage for Palace, it also proved to be the winner for the Eagles.

It is back to back wins for Allardyce, who is beginning to finally hit the ground running at Palace.

Eagles Going Down?

It is Palace's third win in their last six matches, a record that Allardyce will be wanting to build on.

It means that they are one point above the relegation zone, having played one game less than Hull City.

Defeats against Stoke, Sunderland and Man City have been Palace's main concern but they appear to have turned the corner.

Their defence has been their biggest weakness, but they have registered to clean sheets in their wins as well.

Palace Need Breathing Space

Crystal Palace have endured a miserable 14 months, despite that they come into this match as the favourites.

This will be a tough match for Allardyce and his side, with Watford also fighting for form.

Crystal Palace will be looking to continue their record against Watford, in 37 matches they have won 16, lost 12 and drawn 9.

Crystal PalaceHornets Need Wins

Walter Mazzarri's men come into the match on the back of a 4-3 defeat, a seven goal thriller at home against Southampton.

The Hornets got the ideal start through Troy Deeney (4), but Southampton replied through Dusan Tadic 24 minutes later (28).

Southampton took the lead just before half time, with Nathan Redmond (45+2) scoring in the dying minutes.

Stefano Okaka drew the hosts level in the 79th minute, making it 2-2 with just 11 minutes left.

Manolo Gabbiadini (83) gave the Saints the lead again, with the 3-2 scoreline coming with just seven minutes left.

Nathan Redmond (86) scored his second and the Saints fourth, with that goal proving to be the winner.

Abdoulaye Doucoure (90+4) made it a nervy finish for the Saints, with the seven goal thriller complete.

Hornets Looking For Wins

Watford come into the match in poor recent form, with the Hornets losing three, winning two and drawing on of the last six.

Their last win came against Burnley six weeks ago, they desperately need a win in this fixture.

They are seven points clear of the relegation zone, but another loss could drag them into the mix.

Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as underdogs, with Palace's upturn in fortunes informing the odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Walter Mazzarri's side, with Palace fighting relegation and in good form.

The Hornets will be looking to better their recent record against Palace, they have won just one of their last six meetings.

Watford are 29/10 with Troy Deeney at 15/2 to open the scoring.

 

 

The Second and final match sees Everton take on Hull at Goodison Park, with both sides in excellent form and looking to secure much needed wins at opposite ends of the table.

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.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Giroud to score first @ 7/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

Tip 2 – Benteke to score first @ 7/2 and Palace to win 2-1 @ 15/2

Tip 3 – Lukaku to score first @ 11/4 and Hull to win 2-1 @ 18/1

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