This Premier League Preview sees three of the four matches that take place on Saturday, all of the matches are 3pm kick offs.

Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough – Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 15:00

Middlesbrough v AFC Bournemouth - Premier LeagueBournemouth are 5/6 with Joshua King at 9/2 to score first.

Bournemouth welcome Middlesbrough to the Vitality Stadium in another Premier League match, with both sides looking to recover.

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

The Cherries were utterly outclassed by their North London counterparts, who moved to within four points of Chelsea.

Moussa Dembele (16) opened the scoring for Tottenham early in the first half, with the midfielder scoring a rare goal.

Heung-Min Son continued his fine recent scoring record (19), with his third goal in two matches.H Kane

Harry Kane scored his first goal after his injury lay off (48), before Vincent Janssen added to his tally late on (90+2).

Cherries In Mixed Form

Bournemouth come into this match on the back of successive defeats, given the calibre of opponents it comes as no surprise though.

Defeats against Chelsea and Tottenham were to be expected, but the manner of both defeats will annoy Howe.

Bournemouth will be looking to better those results, with Middlesbrough struggling at the foot of the table.

The Cherries come into the match in 16th place in the Premier League, they have collected 35 points from their 33 games.

Cherries Favourites

Bournemouth go into this match as the favourites, with Middlesbrough form of late informing the odds.

The Cherries will need a win here, it will go a long way to securing their place in the Premier League for another season.

Bournemouth will be looking to register only their second ever win against Middlesbrough.

This match will take place at Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium

Boro Struggling

Middlesbrough come into this match in poor form, although they have an excellent account of themselves in the 2-1 defeat against Arsenal.

Boro fell behind courtesy of an excellent free kick from Alexis Sanchez (42), although Brad Guzan's positioning of the wall was questionable.

Alvaro Negredo (50) equalised for the hosts just five minutes after the restart, after more terrible defending from Arsenal.

Daniel Ayala had a golden chance to head Middlesbrough in front soon after, but he was unable to find a way past Cech.

They were ultimately made to pay, with Sanchez turning provider, Ramsey chesting down and Ozil (71) smashing into the bottom corner for 2-1.

Certainties For The Drop

Boro have struggled since the turn of the year, they are yet to register a win in 2017 and their recent record is poor.

They have lost four of their last six matches, picking up just two points from a possible 18 available.

Middlesbrough remain six points from safety, with just six games remaining they are one of the favourites to be relegated.

They put in a much-improved performance against Arsenal, but they still have to find a way to score goals.

Boro Underdogs

Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, with their poor form this calendar year informing the odds.

Boro will be looking to register their first win this year, it may be too little, too late in terms of avoiding relegation now.

Middlesbrough will be looking to register only their second win against Bournemouth in five meetings.

Boro are 16/5 with Alvaro Negredo at 13/2 to open the scoring.

 

 

Hull vs Watford – Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 15:00  Hull-Watford

Hull are 17/20 with Oumar Niasse at 9/2 to score first.

Hull welcome Watford to the KCOM Stadium in a huge match in the battle for relegation, with Hull still in real trouble.

The Tigers come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat away to Stoke last weekend.

Marko Arnautovic (6) opened the scoring for the hosts, with the Austrian giving the Potters a lightning start.

It wasn't until the second half that the visitors came back into the match, with Harry Maguire equalising for the Tigers (51).

Peter Crouch added to his tally midway through the second half (66), the veteran striker enjoying an excellent season.

Xheridan Shaqiri (80) made it 3-1 to Stoke, with a stunning left footed goal just ten minutes before the end.

Hull Need Points

The Tigers find themselves precariously placed, with Marco Silva's side just two points above Swansea in 18th.

With just five matches remaining it is crucial for Hull to get wins, this is an ideal fixture for the Tigers.

The match against Watford is a huge game in the battle for relegation, with Silva's home record impeccable.

They have an even record in their last six matches, with three wins and three defeats for Silva's side.

Tigers Favourites

Despite their mixed run of form Hull head into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage proving decisive.

They will be looking to register their ninth win of the season, they will also be looking to avoid a 20th defeat.

Hull will be looking to continue their overall record against Watford, with the Tigers winning 6, drawing 3 and losing 5 of their 14 meetings.

Hull

Hornets In Good Form

Walter Mazzarri's men come into the match on the back of a 1-0 win, against struggling Swansea.

Etienne Capoue (42) scored the only goal of the match, in what proved to be a tight encounter between the sides.

The home side enjoyed the better of possession (51%), as well as shots overall (15) and on target (7).

Mazzarri seemed content to see out the match with just the 1-0 scoreline, it proved to be enough despite positive changes from Clement.

Ultimately it was a solid performance from Mazzarri's side, their opponents were one of the main beneficiaries of the win as well.

Hornets 50-50

Watford come into the match in mixed recent form, with three wins and three defeats in their last six matches.

It is an identical record to their hosts Hull, who they did a massive favour for in defeating Swansea.

The Hornets will be looking to make it four wins in seven matches, moving them to 43 points.

Watford find themselves in 10th position as it stands, that would be an excellent finish for the Hornets.

Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as underdogs, with Hull's excellent form and home record informing the odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Walter Mazzarri's side, with Hull battling relegation.

The Hornets will be looking to make it three successive wins against Hull, recording 1-0 wins in each of the last two fixtures.

Watford are 100/30 with Troy Deeney at 13/2 to open the scoring.

 

 

Swansea vs Stoke – Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 15:00 

Swansea-Stoke

Swansea are 6/5 with Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson at 5/1 to score first.

Swansea welcome Stoke to the Liberty Stadium this Saturday, with Swansea desperately looking for the form needed to stave off relegation.

The Swans come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat, this time away against Walter Mazzarri's Watford.

Etienne Capoue (42) scored the only goal of the match, in what proved to be a tight encounter between the sides.

The home side enjoyed the better of possession (51%), as well as shots overall (15) and on target (7).

Mazzarri seemed content to see out the match with just the 1-0 scoreline, it proved to be enough despite positive changes from Clement.

Ultimately it was a solid performance from Mazzarri's side, their opponents were one of the main beneficiaries of the win as well.

Swans Struggling

Swansea have struggled recently, losing five of their last six fixtures in the Premier League.

The Swans are in the relegation zone, two points behind Marco Silva's Hull who are in excellent form.

They have hit poor form at just the wrong time, if anything they have peaked too early but they need to rediscover their form.

Swansea will be looking to rediscover their winning touch under Clement, with a win crucial to their survival hopes.

Big Test For Swansea

This match against Stoke will be a huge challenge for Swansea, with Stoke enjoying an excellent recent win.

They come into this match as favourites, with this match crucial in the context of their season.

Swansea come into this match with a good record against Stoke. They have won 7, drawn 4 and lost 6 of their 17 meetings.

SwanseaPotters Brilliant

Stoke come into this match on the back of a 3-1 win against Hull City, a result that will have delighted today's opponents.

Marko Arnautovic (6) opened the scoring for the hosts, with the Austrian giving the Potters a lightning start.

It wasn't until the second half that the visitors came back into the match, with Harry Maguire equalising for the Tigers (51).

Peter Crouch added to his tally midway through the second half (66), the veteran striker enjoying an excellent season.

Xheridan Shaqiri (80) made it 3-1 to Stoke, with a stunning left footed goal just ten minutes before the end.

Winless Run Ended

That result was an excellent response to four consecutive defeats, with Mark Hughes side slipping down the table.

The manager will be demanding greater consistency from his players, they will be looking to build on that result.

Stoke find themselves in 11th place in the Premier League, a top ten finish will be the minimum requirement for Hughes.

Stoke Underdogs

Mark Hughes' side come into this match as underdogs, with their recent poor record informing the bookies.

Stoke will be looking for a first win in three matches on the road, having been beaten in their last two attempts.

The Potters will be looking to draw on the result earlier in the season, when they beat Swansea 3-1 at the Bet365.

Stoke are 23/10 with Saido Berahino and Peter Crouch at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – King to score first @ 9/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

Tip 2 – Niasse to score first @ 9/2 and Hull to win 2-1 @ 15/2

Tip 3 – Llorente to score first @ 5/1 and Swansea to win 2-1 @ 8/1

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