This Premier League Preview sees another three matches, with the season now moving past the half way point.

Liverpool host Swansea at Anfield, with the Reds looking for their first win in four matches. Swansea will be desperate to secure their first win under their new manager in the Premier League.

Liverpool vs Swansea – Saturday 21st January 2017 – 12:30 - BT Sport 1 


Liverpool welcome Swansea to Anfield in another round of Premier league fixtures, with this match the first of the weekend.

Jurgen Klopp's men come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Manchester United, away in the Premier League.

James Milner (27), got his side off to the perfect start, with the left back converting his sixth penalty this season.

The former Manchester City man has never lost a game when he has scored, he was able to continue this miraculous feat.

Liverpool continued to frustrate United, with Paul Pogba having a poor match, especially after giving the penalty away.

United left it late to equalise, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic (84) scoring after some excellent work from Antonio Valencia to cut it back.

Winless Streak Continues

The Reds have had an excellent season, but they have struggled in their last four matches, failing to register a win.

It's been a poor last four matches for Liverpool, with draws against United, Plymouth and Sunderland and a defeat against Southampton.

Simon Mignolet had an excellent game between the sticks against United, keeping out Ibrahimovic and co for a long period of the match.

Reds Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the overwhelming favourites, despite their mixed recent form and enhanced by their current Premier League position.

With the absence of European football this season, they have been able to perform well in the league and they desperately want the title.

The Reds will be looking to continue their overall record against Swansea, with 9 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in 17 matches.

Liverpool are 2/9 with Daniel Sturridge at 11/4 to score first.


Reds In Poor Form

Swansea come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat away against Arsenal, a result that flattered the Gunners.

An opening goal from Olivier Giroud (37), ensured Arsenal got off to the perfect start and went into the break 1-0 up.

Jack Cork scored Swansea's first own goal of the day in the 54th minute, doubling the visitors advantage.

Kyle Naughton (67) scored the second own goal of the day just 13 minutes later, with Sanchez putting the icing on the cake in the 73rd minute.

Swans Seek Fresh Start

It has been a very tough start to life for Paul Clement, he has now lost his first two matches in charge of this side.

They have lost matches against Hull in the FA Cup, with the poor result against Arsenal meaning they have conceded six in the last two games.

Clement is the third manager of the season for Swansea, at this stage there is nothing to suggest he will fare any better than his predecessors.

Swans Underdogs

Swansea head into this fixture as the underdogs, with Liverpool's form and Swansea's inconsistent form contributing.

They will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, in the process securing a second win in four matches.

The Swans will be looking to improve their recent record against Liverpool, they have lost five of the last six meetings.

Swansea are 11/1 with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente at 12/1 to open the scoring.


The second match sees two of the Premier League's out of form sides face off at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth vs Watford – Saturday 21st January 2017 – 15:00


Bournemouth welcome Watford to the Vitality in another round of Premier League fixtures, with this the first of the 3pm kick-offs.

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of another comprehensive defeat, losing against struggling Hull City.

Junior Stanislas (3) opened the scoring for the Cherries, giving them the perfect start with an early goal, after poor defending from Harry Maguire.

Abel Hernandez continued his excellent return from injury with a goal just before the break (32) ensuring Hull went in at 1-1.

Hernandez scored his second of the match in the 50th minute, with Tyrone Mings completing a forgettable match with an own goal (62).

Eddie Howe will be enormously frustrated, with his side flattering to deceive against sides they should be beating.

Cherries In Poor Form

Bournemouth come into this match in poor recent form, with just one win in their last six matches.

Four defeats against Hull, Millwall, Chelsea and Southampton came either side of the six-goal thriller against Arsenal and the win against Swansea.

Bournemouth will be looking for far greater levels of consistency, they will also be looking to draw on large periods of the Arsenal performance.

The Cherries come into the match in 11th place in the Premier League, they have collected 25 points from their 21 games so far.

Bournemouth Favourites

Despite recent mixed results, Bournemouth go into this match as the favourites, with Watford in poor form.

They will be looking to register their eighth win of the season, in turn avoiding a fifth defeat in seven matches.

Bournemouth will be looking to make it a first win in four matches against Watford, with the last three matches drawn.

Bournemouth are 4/5 with Callum Wilson at 4/1 to score first.


Hornets In Poor Form

Walter Mazzarri's men come into the match on the back of a 0-0 draw at home against Middlesbrough.

In what was ultimately a drab affair, the main headline was the tributes to Graham Taylor, who passed away during the week.

It was an emotional day for the Hornets, with former manager Graham Taylor largely responsible for the excellent state the club finds itself in today.

That failed to inspire Watford though, who have been in a poor run of form and the pressure is on Mazzarri.

Hornets Looking To Move On

Watford's only win in their last six matches came against Burton Albion, in the third round of the FA Cup.

Their Premier League form has been poor in the last six, they have lost three and drawn two with some poor performances.

Watford have now tightened up at the back, they have failed to concede in their last two matches.

Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as the underdogs, with home advantage and Watford's poor form informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Walter Mazzarri's side, with his side struggling for form and Bournemouth in a poor run themselves.

The Hornets will be looking to continue their overall record against Bournemouth, with five wins, five draws and two defeats in twelve matches.

Watford are 7/2 with Troy Deeney at 15/2 to open the scoring.


The third and final match sees Crystal Palace take on Everton at Selhurst Park, with Allardyce still winless. Everton come into the match high on confidence after despatching Manchester City last time out.

Crystal Palace vs Everton – Saturday 21st January 2017 – 15:00

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace welcome Everton to Selhurst Park in another round of Premier League fixtures, this another of the Saturday kick offs.

Palace come into this fixture on the back of a 3-0 defeat, against West Ham at the London Stadium last weekend.

Sofiane Feghouli broke the deadlock in the second half (68), with his first Premier League goal, he has also been the subject of interest from Roma.

Andy Carroll (79) scored a stunner to ensure that West Ham doubled their advantage, with Manuel Lanzini (86) completing the win late on.

It was another frustrating match for the new Palace manager Allardyce, who is yet to win a fixture since replacing Alan Pardew.

Allardyce Struggling

Crystal Palace remain in dismal form, having won none of their last six games, with four defeats and two draws.

Sam Allardyce is the man the Eagles have appointed to take them forward, he is yet to get off the mark as the Palace manager.

He has lost three of his opening five matches, there has been no change in fortunes despite the change.

Palace have taken just 27 points from 41 Premier League games since the start of 2016, a worrying stat for such a gifted squad.

Eagles Underdogs

Crystal Palace come into this match as underdogs, despite home advantage the Eagles are in a poor run of form.

This will be a tough fixture for Allardyce's men, with Everton coming into this match on the back of a stunning result against City.

They will be looking to improve their recent record against the Toffees, with Palace failing to register a win in four matches.

Crystal Palace are 21/10 with Christian Benteke at 5/1 to score first.

Crystal Palace

Everton Roaring

Ronald Koeman's side come into this match in great form, having completed an emphatic 4-0 win against Manchester City.

Romelu Lukaku (34) was the man again and opened the scoring for Everton, with the Belgian in excellent form this season and a key man for the Toffees.

Kevin Mirallas (47) gave the hosts an electric start in the second half, with the Toffees pouncing on more defensive errors from City.

Local lad Tom Davies (79) netted a deserved third for the hosts, with new signing Ademola Lookman completing an emphatic debut with a fourth.

Toffees Resurgent

That result is more evidence of the fact that Everton have been inconsistent, although they have tasted defeat twice in the last six.

They are in 7th place in the Premier League, with this recent run of form ending what was a very poor period for the Toffees.

It was the second emphatic result in their last three games, with a 3-0 win against Southampton as well.

They are 10 places ahead of Palace in the table, with 17 points separating the sides and it emphasises the gulf in class this season.

Toffees Favourites

Their recent run of form means Everton come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage not enough to win over the bookies.

This will be a tough fixture for Ronald Koeman's side, with his side very inconsistent especially against the lesser sides.

The Toffees will be looking to continue their overall record against Palace, having won 12, drawn 11 and lost 10 in 33 meetings.

Everton are 13/10 with Romelu Lukaku at 9/2 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Origi to score first @ 3/1 and Liverpool to win 4-1 @ 12/1

Tip 2 – Wilson to score first @ 4/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

Tip 3 - Benteke to score first @ 5/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

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