This second Premier League preview sees the 3pm kick-offs in full flight.

Southampton host Liverpool at St.Mary's with Southampton looking to bounce back after a disappointing defeat against Hull prior to the international break.

Liverpool come into this match in scintillating form, with Liverpool's only defeat this season coming at Turf Moor. They come into this match top of the Premier League, a large number of Liverpool's squad used to ply their trade at St.Mary's with Sadio Mane the most recent acquisition for the Reds.

Southampton vs Liverpool – Saturday 19th November 2016 – 15:00

Southampton

Southampton welcome Liverpool to the St.Mary's Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to gain another valuable three points.

Southampton come into this match in mixed form, with defeat at the KC Stadium last weekend handing them only their fourth defeat this season.

They lost their last fixture against Hull 2-1, a result and performance that will have disappointed manager Claude Puel.

Charlie Austin (6) put the Saints in front, with the South Coast side having an excellent first half and subjecting the home side to boos from their own fans.

But they were stunned in the second half, with two quickfire goals from Robert Snodgrass (61) and Michael Dawson (63) handing Hull a stunning win.

Southampton Need Consistency

The Saints have now lost their last two Premier League matches, with the 2-0 defeat against Chelsea their first defeat in the Premier League since early September.

Claude Puel will be wanting an instant response from his players in this fixture, he will also be wanting to use the momentum from the excellent win against Inter in the Europa League.

Southampton had been one of the form teams in the Premier League, they now need a win to get back on track and improve on their excellent start.

They are still well placed, with 13 points from their opening 11 games, they find themselves in 10th position and considering their European commitments it's an excellent effort.

Southampton Underdogs

Southampton come into this match as underdogs, with the clubs mixed recent form informing that decision.

This will be a tough fixture for the Claude Puel's side, with Southampton facing the current Premier League leaders in Liverpool.

The Saints will be looking to better their record against Liverpool, in 79 meetings they have won 21, drawn 19 and lost 39 times.

Southampton are 13/5 with Charlie Austin at 6/1 to open the scoring.

Southampton

Liverpool Top

The visitors Liverpool come into this match on the back of a thumping 6-1 win at home against Watford prior to the international break.

Goals from Sadio Mane (27, 60), Phillipe Coutinho (30), Emre Can (43), Roberto Firmino (57) and Giorgino Wijnaldum (90+1) completed a route for Liverpool at Anfield.

Daryl Janmaat (75) scored a consolation goal for the Hornets but overall it was a truly pitiful performance from the visitors and one they won't be proud of.

The result means that Liverpool go top of the Premier League for the first time since 2014, when Brendon Rodger side narrowly missed out on the title.

Reds In Excellent Form

That result will have delighted manager Jurgen Klopp, with Liverpool on a run of six wins in seven matches in the Premier League.

The only dropped points were in the match against Manchester United, with a 0-0 draw which ensured they remained unbeaten.

Liverpool are the top goal scorers in the league, moving well above Manchester City on 30 goals and moving one point clear at the top of the table.

Hosts Red Hot Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the heavy favourites with their excellent league form and home advantage taken into account.

They will be looking to register their ninth win of the season, they will also be looking to widen the gap between themselves and Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp's men will be looking to continue their excellent record against Liverpool, they have won four of their last six meetings against the Saints.

Liverpool are 1/1 with Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino at 5/1 to score first.

 

The second match in this preview sees Stoke take on Bournemouth at the Bet365 Stadium.

Stoke have turned the corner after a disastrous start to the season, they now find themselves unbeaten in six matches, with three wins and three draws.

Bournemouth will be looking to avoid three successive defeats, having had a tough run of results against North East sides. Eddie Howe's men will be looking to rediscover their winning touch after a decent start.

Stoke vs Bournemouth – Saturday 19th November 2016 – 15:00   

Stoke

Stoke welcome Bournemouth to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking for a much needed three points.

They drew their last fixture against West Ham 1-1, a result that will have delighted manager Mark Hughes.

The Potters went behind in the 65th minute, after Glen Whelan bundled into his own net to give the home side the lead.

Bojan came off the bench to score the equaliser in the 75th minute, after an error from West Ham keeper Adrian gave the visitors a share of the spoils.

Six Games Unbeaten

Stoke have been in excellent recent form and are now six games unbeaten, with three wins and three draws.

Mark Hughes will be looking for another solid home performance from his side, with two wins and a draw at home in their last three fixtures.

They go into this match one place and one point ahead of Bournemouth on 13 points, after their difficult start to be in 12th place is an excellent achievement.

Potters Favourites

Stoke come into this match as favourites, with the clubs recent excellent form in the Premier League a major factor.

This will be a tough fixture for the Mark Hughes's side, but their recent unbeaten record and resurgence in form will give Hughes massive confidence.

Stoke's recent record against Bournemouth is excellent, with the Potters doing the double over the Premier League newcomers last season.

Stoke are 6/5 with Wilfried Bony at 11/2 to score first.

Stoke

Bournemouth In Sticky Patch

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat at home against struggling Sunderland.

The result will have disappointed Eddie Howe, with the Black Cats winless in the Premier League up until that point.

Bournemouth took the lead in the 11th minute through Dan Gosling in the 11th minute, Sunderland also ended the game with ten men after Steven Pienaar was sent off in the 59th minute.

Victor Anichebe levelled for the Black Cats (33), and despite being down to ten men at that point Jermain Defoe scored in the 74th minute from the spot to give Sunderland all three points.

Cherries In Mixed Form

Bournemouth come into this match in mixed recent form, the defeats against Sunderland and Boro meaning they come into this match looking at three successive defeats.

They had seemingly turned the corner after a tough start, with excellent results against Hull, Everton and Tottenham prior to the Middlesbrough result.

They are still well placed and have enjoyed a great start in their bid for survival, the international break may have come at the right time for Howe and his men, it could allow them to regroup.

Bournemouth Underdogs

Recent poor results mean Bournemouth go into this match as underdogs, they have never won a game against Stoke in the Premier League.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will be looking to register a third win in seven.

Bournemouth will be looking to avoid a sixth defeat of the season, a win could take them level with Watford who are in 8th.

Bournemouth are 9/4 with Callum Wilson at 6/1 to score first.

 

 

The final match of this preview sees Sunderland take on Hull at the Stadium of Light, with both sides looking to build on their excellent wins last time out.

Sunderland have finally secured their first win of the season, with the Black Cats manager winning his first Premier League game in three years. The win means the Black Cats go level with Swansea who are in 19th place.

Hull have also turned the corner after six successive defeats having beaten Southampton at the KC Stadium. It is the first win for Mike Phelan since he was announced as the clubs permanent manager.

Sunderland vs Hull – Saturday 19th November 2016 – 15:00    

Sunderland

Sunderland welcome Hull to the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to build on their excellent results.

Sunderland come into this match in excellent form, having finally registered their first win of the season away at Bournemouth 2-1.

Bournemouth took the lead in the 11th minute through Dan Gosling in the 11th minute, Sunderland also ended the game with ten men after Steven Pienaar was sent off in the 59th minute.

Victor Anichebe leveled for the Black Cats (33), and despite being down to ten men at that point Jermain Defoe scored in the 74th minute from the spot to give Sunderland all three points.

Worst Ever Start

Sunderland have had their worst ever start to a Premier League season, but they have turned the corner with their last win.

David Moyes will be a relieved man, having finally secured his first win as a Premier League manager in three years, he will be looking to register his first home win as Sunderland manager in this match.

The Wearsiders come into this match on a run of one win and five defeats in their last six matches, they are rock bottom but now find themselves level with Swansea on five points.

Black Cats Favourites

Sunderland come into this match as favourites, with home advantage and the clubs first win of the season a major factor.

This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, with Hull also renewing their confidence with an excellent win against Southampton prior to the international break.

David Moyes' side will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Hull, with 6 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats in 11 meetings.

Sunderland are 11/10 with Jermain Defoe at 7/2 to open the scoring.

Sunderland

Hull Finally Turn Corner

The visitors Hull come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win at home against Southampton, in something of a surprise win for the Tigers.

Charlie Austin (6) put the Saints in front, with the South Coast side having an excellent first half and subjecting the home side to boos from their own fans.

But they were stunned in the second half, with two quickfire goals from Robert Snodgrass (61) and Michael Dawson (63) handing Hull a stunning win.

It was a result that will have delighted Mike Phelan, who secured his first win since being appointed permanent manager of Hull City.

Hull Need A Run

The only disappointing aspect of that match was the fact that they have now lost Will Keane for the rest of the season.  The former Manchester United man sustained ankle ligament damage and has undergone surgery.

Phelan's men have ended a long run without a win, with their last win coming on the 20th August, when they beat Swansea 2-0.

It was an excellent result for the Tigers, with the Saints undefeated for a long time in the Premier League.

Tigers Underdogs

Hull head into this fixture as the underdogs, despite their excellent win a fortnight ago.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will also be looking to avoid seven defeats in eight matches.

Mike Phelan's men will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Sunderland, with the Tigers winning four of the last five meetings.

Hull are 13/5 with Robert Snodgrass and Dieumerci Mbokani at 7/1 to score first.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Coutinho to score first @ 6/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 11/1

Tip 2 – Arnautovic to score first @ 13/2 and Stoke to win 2-1 @ 8/1

Tip 3 – Snodgrass to score first @ 7/1 and Sunderland to win 2-1 @ 15/2

 

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