This Premier League Preview sees another two excellent live matches.

The first fixture sees Man City take on Tottenham at the Etihad, in another heavyweight clash.

City come into this match on the back of a second defeat on Merseyside and Tottenham are in excellent form, winning their last seven league matches.

Manchester City vs Tottenham – Saturday 21st January 2017 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1

Manchester City

Manchester City welcome Tottenham to the Etihad in the late kickoff, with Manchester City in desperate need of a win.

Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat, against Everton in the Premier League.

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.

Inconsistent City

Despite the controversy of recent weeks, Guardiola's side appear to have taken a backwards step, with this recent defeat a huge setback.

That is their second defeat on Merseyside this season, with City losing 1-0 against Liverpool in a much closer encounter.

Same Again For Pep

The match against Tottenham sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, despite their inconsistent from.

A win will keep the pressure on the sides above them, but City's record against the top sides has been ordinary this season.

Pep will be looking for City to improve their poor record against Tottenham, they have failed to win any of the last three meetings.

Man City are 11/10 with Sergio Aguero at 7/2 to score first.

Manchester City

Can Spurs Go One Better?

Spurs come into this match in great form, having secured seven successive wins, the last a 4-0 win against bogey side West Brom.

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick to give Tottenham a rampant victory, against a side that they generally struggle to beat.

The England striker scored in the 12th minute to open the scoring and then returned for a second half brace (77, 82) to complete his treble.

Gareth McAuley completed a miserable afternoon for the Baggies, scoring an own goal (26) that doubled Spurs advantage.

Tottenham Looking For Run

Pochettino will be wanting his side to continue that winning form, as they look to go one better and win the Premier League this season.

Tottenham have closed the gap to the leaders Chelsea, with Spurs now seven points behind but their winning form must continue.

Spurs will have been delighted to end Chelsea's winning streak, they need to keep Dele Alli and Harry Kane fit for the remainder of the season.

Tottenham have had an excellent festive and New Year period so far, winning all of their games during a tough run of games.

Spurs Underdogs

Despite their excellent form, Tottenham come into this match as underdogs, with City exceptional at home.

This will be a tough fixture for Mauricio Pochettino's side, with City smarting after a tough defeat against Everton last weekend.

Tottenham will be looking to continue their incredible form against Manchester City, they have won 52, drawn 30 and lost 50 of their 132 meetings.

Tottenham are 23/10 with Harry Kane at 9/2 to open the scoring.

 

The second fixture sees Southampton take on Leicester at St.Mary's. With both sides looking to improve on recent results, they both need the three points.

Southampton vs Leicester – Sunday 22nd January 2017 – 12:00 - Sky Sports 1

Southampton

Southampton welcome Leicester to St.Mary's, in the first of a packed Super Sunday schedule.

The Saints come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Burnley, with the Saints topsy-turvy form continuing.

Joey Barton (78), scored a late free kick to give Burnley all three points, continuing their excellent home record.

Barton will be delighted with his second stint at Burnley, especially after his spell with Rangers was dogged with controversy.

It's another poor result for Southampton, who despite beating Liverpool in midweek flattered to deceive again.

Southampton Need Consistency

The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that win is their first in five matches though.

They have won just one of their last six matches, with one draw and four defeats in that sequence.

Claude Puel will know that record simply isn't good enough, and he will be wanting his side to improve their Premier League form.

Saints Favourites

Southampton come into this match as favourites, despite their own poor form but home advantage is key.

This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel's side, with Claudio Ranieri's side desperate to rediscover their form of last year.

The Saints will be looking to better their recent record against Southampton, they have failed to win any of their last six meetings.

Southampton are 10/11 with Shane Long and Jay Rodriguez at 4/1 to score first.

Southampton

Foxes In Poor Form

Claudio Ranieri's side come into this match on the back of a hammering at home, with Chelsea beating them 3-0.

With all the controversy surrounding Diego Costa, this was the perfect response from Chelsea's forward line.

Marcus Alonso was the surprise hero for Chelsea, with two goals either side of the half-time, his first coming in the 6th minute.

It was the perfect start for the Blues, with the Spaniard returning in the 51st minute to grab his and Chelsea's second.

Pedro completed the Spanish inquisition in the 71st minute, to deliver another hefty blow to Leicester and solidify Chelsea's position at the top.

Consistency Needed

Given Leicester's away form this season it is imperative they pick up home points, that was a truly terrible performance though.

They face a Saints side who are in dire form themselves, although they haven't fallen to Leicester's depths yet.

That was Leicester's 10th defeat of the season, they only lost three throughout their title winning campaign.

Champions Leicester find themselves 15th in the Premier League, 2 places and 3 points behind the hosts Southampton.

Leicester Underdogs

Leicester come into this match as the underdogs, with their dismal away record informing those odds.

They will be looking to gain their first away win of the season, in the process registering a third win in six.

Ranieri's side will be looking to better their overall record against Southampton, with the Foxes winning 16, drawing 16 and losing 21 of their 53 meetings.

Leicester are 100/30 with Jamie Vardy at 13/2 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Aguero to score first @ 7/2 and Man City to win 2-1 @ 15/2

Tip 2 – Vardy to score first @ 13/2 and Leicester to win 2-1 @ 14/1

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