The Premier League returns this weekend with three big games in this preview. Bournemouth host Tottenham at the Vitality with Bournemouth and Tottenham looking for a huge three points.

Arsenal host Middlesbrough at the Emirates, with the red hot Gunners looking for their sixth successive Premier League win, Boro are looking for their second away win of the season.

Burnley host Everton at Turf Moor with the home side looking to secure another valuable three points in their quest for survival, with Everton looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing few days. 

Bournemouth vs Tottenham – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 12:30 - Sky Sports 1 

Bournemouth

Bournemouth welcome Tottenham to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, in the opening match of the weekend.

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of a 6-1 win against Hull City, in the clubs biggest Premier League win.

Daniels opened the scoring in the 5th minute with Cook (41), Junior Stanislas (45 pen, 65), Callum Wilson (83) and Dan Gosling (88) completed the scoring.

Ryan Mason had equalised for the Tigers in the 34th minute, that was as good as it got for Hull, conceding five goals after that.

Bournemouth In Excellent Form

Bournemouth come into this match in excellent recent form, undefeated in their last three Premier League games.

Prior to the fixture against Hull Bournemouth had been goal shy, scoring just six goals in their opening seven games.

The Cherries have won three games this season, with two of those coming in the last three matches.

Wins against West Brom, Everton and now Hull City have seen them kick start their season, after a difficult start to the season.

Cherries Underdogs

Bournemouth currently find themselves in 11th place, on 11 points after eight matches. It represents an excellent start with Manchester United only three points ahead of them.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they have suffered three defeats and two draws as well.

Their recent record against Tottenham is poor, they have lost their last two meetings in the Premier League.

Bournemouth are 11/4 with Callum Wilson at 13/2 to open the scoring.

Bournemouth

Tottenham Remain Unbeaten

Tottenham travel to the Vitality in excellent form, they remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League.

They drew their last fixture against West Brom 1-1, in a result that will have disappointed Pochettino slightly.

Former Spurs player Nacer Chadli opened the scoring late on (82), with Tottenham's Dele Alli equalising in the 89th minute to rescue a point for Spurs.

Given the fantastic result against Manchester City they will be disappointed about following that up with a draw, their record against West Brom at the Hawthorns isn't fantastic.

Tottenham Seek Momentum

Tottenham will have targeted a win against Bournemouth as a minimum requirement, these are the types of games that they will need to win.

Pochettino will be wanting his side to go two better than last season, finishing above both Arsenal and in fact every other side as well.

The early signs are very good for Tottenham, they have won 5 of their opening 8 games but the draws are holding them back compared to City and Arsenal.

Spurs Favourites

Tottenham come into this match as favourites, they will be looking to register their sixth win of this new Premier League season.

This will be a tough fixture for Tottenham, although their record against Bournemouth is exemplary, with two big wins from their two meetings.

Mauricio Pochettino's men will be looking to maintain their record against Bournemouth and keep the pressure on Manchester City and Arsenal.

Tottenham are 19/20 with Heung-Min Son and Vincent Janssen at 5/1 to open the scoring.

Arsenal vs Middlesbrough – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 15:00  

Arsenal

Arsenal welcome Middlesbrough to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the Gunners in excellent form.

Arsene Wengers's side come into this match on the back of a 6-0 win against Ludogorets, in the clubs biggest Champions League win.

Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring (12), with Theo Walcott (42), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (46) and a first hattrick for Mesut Ozil (56, 83, 87).

The German international is normally known for his incredible assists, this time he went from provider to lethal finisher with a hattrick inside 31 minutes.

Arsenal In Excellent Form

Arsenal come into this match in excellent recent form, winning their last six successive Premier League games.

They have won a variety of games, comfortably against Chelsea, a last minute win against Burnley and edged out Swansea in a five goal thriller last weekend.

The Gunners appear to have finally found the necessary mettle to end their 12 year wait for the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger's side have only lost one game this season and that was the opening game against Liverpool.

Arsenal Favourites

Arsenal currently find themselves in 2nd place, level on 19 points with leaders Manchester City and they will be targeting top spot come Saturday afternoon.

They will be looking to register their seventh win of the season, they have suffered one defeats and one draw as well.

Their recent record against Middlesbrough is excellent, they haven't lost in their last five meetings in all competitions.

Arsenal are 1/4 with Alexis Sanchez at 100/30 to score first.


Arsenal

Middlesbrough Struggling

Middlesbrough travel to the Emirates in poor form, they have lost four of their last six Premier League games.

They lost their last fixture against Watford 1-0, a result that still sees them yet to win at the Riverside in the Premier League.

A stunning strike from Jose Holebas (54) was enough to earn the visitors all three points and consign Boro to another home defeat this season.

Given the personnel recruited by the newly promoted side they should be faring much better, they will be looking for a morale-boosting win this weekend.

Boro Seek Momentum

Middlesbrough will have targeted a point against Arsenal as a minimum requirement, they have seriously struggled in their last six Premier League games.

Aitor Karanka's side had enjoyed an excellent start, with four points from their opening two games, but just two points from their last six has seen them hover just above the relegation zone.

Boro along with Sunderland are bottom of the form table as it stands, they will need to discover their winning streak soon.

Boro Underdogs

Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to register just their second win of this new Premier League season.

This will be a tough fixture for Middlesbrough, given their own poor form and Arsenal's outstanding form in all competitions.

Aitor Karanka's side will be looking to improve on their overall record against the Gunners, with 26 wins, 30 draws and 57 defeats from 113 matches.

Middlesbrough are 11/1 with Alvaro Negredo at 11/1 to open the scoring.

 

Burnley vs Everton – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 15:00  

Burnley

Burnley welcome Everton to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways.

Sean Dyche's side come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat against Southampton last weekend.

Goals from Charlie Austin (52, 66) were both from the penalty spot and Nathan Redmond (60) combined to ensure that Southampton went 3-0 up.

Sam Vokes also converted a penalty (72), in what was the third of the day and there could have been another early on, it was a small consolation for Sean Dyche's side though.

Clarets In Poor Form

Burnley come into this match in poor recent form, losing three of their last four Premier League fixtures.

They have had a tough run, with Arsenal, Southampton, Leicester and Watford but they have failed to compete in two of those fixtures.

Arsenal were exceptionally lucky to produce the win though, with luck completely deserting Burnley after a valiant effort.

Sean Dyche's side have lost five of their opening eight matches, with two wins and just one draw making up the remainder.

Burnley Underdogs

Burnley currently find themselves in 14th place, level on 7 points with West Ham United and Hull City.

They will be looking to register their third win of the season, they will be looking to end a run of successive defeats.

Their recent record against Everton is poor, they haven't won in their last three meetings in the Premier League.

Burnley are 9/2 with Sam Vokes at 17/2 to score first.

Burnley

Everton Struggling

Everton travel to Turf Moor in poor form, they have failed to win in any of their last four games.

They drew their last fixture against Manchester City 1-1, a result that will feel like a win after keeper Maarten Stekelenburg saved two penalties.

Romelu Lukaku open the scoring against the run of play (64), with Nolito equalising with a header just eight minutes later.

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne both saw penalties saved by Maarten Stekelenburg, another two points lost for Manchester City.

Everton Seek Momentum

Everton will have targeted a point against Burnley as a minimum requirement, they have seriously struggled in their last three Premier League games.

Ronald Koeman's side had enjoyed an excellent start, with the defeat against Bournemouth their only defeat of the season so far.

The Toffee's are still well placed in sixth position, they are just four points off top sides Manchester City and Arsenal.

Everton Favourites

Everton come into this match as favourites, they will be looking to register their fifth win of this new Premier League season.

This will be a tough fixture for the Toffee's, given their own poor recent form and Burnley's outstanding form at home.

Ronald Koeman's side will be looking to maintain their overall record against Burnley, with 32 wins, 24 draws and 22 defeats from 78 matches.

Everton are 4/6 with Romelu Lukaku at 3/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

 

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Afobe to score first @ 8/1 and Tottenham to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Tip 2 – Sanchez to score first @ 100/30 and Arsenal to win 3-1 @ 10/1

Tip 3 - Lukaku to score first @ 3/1 and Everton to win 3-1 @ 14/1

 

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