This Premier League preview sees two lives matches spread across the weekend.

Bournemouth vs Swansea – Saturday 18th March 2017 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1

Bournemouth are 11/10 with Joshua King at 9/2 to score first.

Bournemouth welcome Swansea to the Vitality Stadium in a huge Premier League match, with the Cherries looking to build on the recent win.

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of a 3-2 win against West Ham United.

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 the Cherries 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.

Cherries In Mixed Form

Bournemouth come into this match having lost four of their last six, gaining four points from a possible 18.

Consecutive defeats against West Brom, Everton, Manchester City and Crystal Palace came prior to results against West Ham and Manchester United.

Bournemouth will be looking for far greater levels of consistency, they will also be looking for wins to drag them up the table.

The Cherries come into the match in 14th place in the Premier League, they have collected 30 points from their 28 games.

Cherries Favourites

Bournemouth go into this match as the favourites, despite their own poor form and the Swans in good form.

They will be looking to register their ninth win of the season, in turn avoiding a 14th defeat of the season.

Bournemouth will be looking to end a run of successive defeats against Bournemouth.

This match will take place at Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium

Swans Mixed

Swansea come into this match on the back of a narrow 2-1 defeat against Hull, with Paul Clement's side unlucky.

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.

Swans Looking For Thirty

Swansea will be looking to get to the thirty point mark, with a win here at the Vitality taking them to that magical mark.

They come into the match with a hit or miss record, with three wins and three defeats in their last six matches.

Clement has done a phenomenal job at Swansea, they did look to be relegation favourites when he arrived.

They now find themselves three points above the drop, with 10 games left to play.

Swans Underdogs

Swansea head into this fixture as the underdogs, despite the recent managerial boost and the excellent recent results.

They will be looking to register their ninth win of the season, and to avenge the recent results against Bournemouth.

The Swans will be looking to better their overall record against Bournemouth, Swansea have won 7, drawn 4 and lost 9 of their 20 meetings.

Swansea are 23/10 with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente at 11/2 to open the scoring.

 

Middlesbrough vs Manchester United – Sunday 19th March 2017 – 12:00 - BT Sport 2

MiddlesbroughMiddlesbrough are 9/2 with Alvaro Negredo at 17/2 to score first.

Middlesbrough welcome Manchester United to the Riverside Stadium, this match coming in the wake of the sacking of Aitor Karanka.

Boro come into this match in poor form, with a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup.

The home side continued their struggles in front of goal, with their defence failing to hold strong on this occasion.

They got off to the perfect start, with David Silva opening the scoring for the visitors in the 3rd minute.

Sergio Aguero (67) doubled the scoring for the visitors in the second half, with Middlesbrough creating nothing of note.

More Wins Needed

The FA Cup exit appeared to be the catalyst for chairman Steve Gibson, who decided to sack Karanka during the week.

Aitor Karanka's side had failed to score in a league game since January 31st, their winless run has stretched to eleven games.

Boro are in the relegation zone for the first time this season, they are 19th in the table and three points from safety.

Boro Underdogs

Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, with a lack of a manager and their appalling run informing the odds.

Boro have conceded seven goals in their last six matches, goal scoring is their main problem at this stage.

Middlesbrough will be looking to register their first win over United since the 2005/06 season.

MiddlesbroughUnited Frustrated

United come into the match on the back of a 1-0 win at home against Rostov, with United struggling in front of goal.

It was another excellent result for Mourinho's men, it means they have secured a Quarter-Final tie against Anderlecht.

Juan Mata (70), scored the only goal of the game for United, with Mourinho's men continuing their struggles up front.

The main headline post match was the injury to Paul Pogba, who will be missing through a suspected hamstring problem.

United Back To Back Draws

Manchester United have been on an excellent run, with just three defeats since October, two coming against Chelsea.

United have slipped back into old habits, dominating games but failing to finish a hatful of chances.

They are without main man Zlatan Ibrahimovic in this match, the striker serving the second of a three match suspension.

Mourinho will be looking to make use of these games, he will have prioritised finishing in the top four this season.

United Favourites

Manchester United come into this match as favourites, with their pedigree and Middlesbrough's poor run of form contributing.

This will be a tough fixture for Jose Mourinho's side, with Middlesbrough an excellent side defensively.

The Red Devils will be looking to continue their excellent record against Boro, in 100 matches United have won 51, drawn 22 and lost 27 matches.

Man United are 4/6 with Marcus Rashford at 4/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – King to score first @ 9/2 and Bournemouth to win 2-1 @ 8/1

Tip 2 – Rashford to score first @ 4/1 and Manchester United to win 2-1 @ 8/1

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