This second Premier League preview sees another three key matches. Hull take on Stoke at the KC Stadium with Mike Phelan's side without a win in their last six matches, including last week's humiliation at Bournemouth.

The second fixture sees Leicester take on Crystal Palace, the Foxes are in sublime form in the Champions League but have yet to register that form in the Premier League, with Palace looking to recover from last week's loss against West Ham.

Finally Swansea take on Watford at the Liberty Stadium, with the Swans looking to register only their second win of the season, with Bob Bradley looking for his first win as manager. Watford will be looking for more consistency as they look to climb the table.

Hull vs Stoke – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 15:00  

Hull

Hull welcome Stoke to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, with Hull City looking to get back to winning ways.

Mike Phelan's side come into this match on the back of a 6-1 defeat against Bournemouth last weekend.

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

Hull In Poor Form

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

They have had a tough run, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal but the Bournemouth result was one of the worst in their history.

Hull had enjoyed an excellent start winning their opening two matches, since that they have failed to win a game, drawn two and lost five matches.

The Tigers will need to win games against the likes of Stoke, not only because they are at home but they are a beatable side at the moment as well.

Tigers Underdogs

Hull currently find themselves in 16th place, level on 7 points with West Ham United and Burnley.

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

Their recent record against Stoke is poor, although they did manage to beat them in the League Cup this season at the Bet365 Stadium.

Hull are 19/10 with Robert Snodgrass and Abel Hernandez at 6/1 to open the scoring.

Hull

Stoke Finally Win

Stoke travel to the KC Stadium in good form, they have finally put their early season misery behind them and registered a win.

They won their last fixture against Sunderland 2-0, a result that takes a huge amount of pressure off the side having failed to win their opening seven matches.

Joe Allen was the hero again with a double, in the 8th and 45th minute, the first half goals were enough to ensure Stoke got a much needed three points.

The brace was the fourth goal in three matches for the Wales International, with the midfielder earning rave reviews since his switch from Liverpool in the summer.

Stoke Seek Momentum

Stoke will have targeted a point against Hull as a minimum requirement, they have seriously struggled up until the last game and will be looking to use the momentum gained in the Sunderland win.

Mark Hughes's side had enjoyed a poor start, with three points from their opening seven games. Three draws and four defeats the make up of their seven results.

Stoke still find themselves in the relegation zone, with 6 points, they are level with Middlesbrough on points.

Stoke Favourites

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

This will be a tough fixture for the Potters, given their own poor recent form and Hull's form also in turmoil.

Mark Hughes's side will be looking to maintain their overall record against Hull City, with 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 defeats from 15 matches.

Stoke are 7/5 with Marko Arnautovic at 11/2 to score first.

 

Leicester vs Crystal Palace – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 15:00  

Leicester

Leicester welcome Crystal Palace to the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways.

Claudio Ranieri's side come into this match on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea last weekend.

Goals from Diego Costa (7), Eden Hazard (33) and Victor Moses (80) ensured that Leicester suffered another heavy defeat in their title defence.

Their Champions League form couldn't be different though, with the Foxes securing nine points from their opening three matches.

Foxes In Poor Form

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

They have had a tough run, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all away but they have failed to compete in any of those fixtures.

European football has provided welcome relief for Claudio Ranieri's side, they are displaying last seasons Premier League form in that competition.

Ranieri's men have already lost more games than they did throughout the whole of the last season, with four defeats.

Foxes Favourites

Leicester currently find themselves in 13th place,just one point above the likes of West Ham United, Burnley and Hull City.

They will be looking to register their third win of the season, they will be looking to end a run of five games without a win.

Their recent record against Palace is excellent, they did the double over them last season, with two 1-0 wins.

Leicester are 1/1 with Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani at 9/2 to score first.

Leicester

Palace In Mixed Form

Crystal Palace travel to the King Power in poor form, they have failed to consistent produce results.

Alan Pardew's side have had a completely mixed bag in their last six, winning three, drawing one and losing two of their last six matches.

They lost their last fixture against West Ham 1-0, with Manuel Lanzini (19) securing all three points for the Hammers away from home.

Palace Seek Momentum

Palace will have targeted a return to form against struggling Leicester, with Palace themselves looking to cement some kind of consistency.

Despite a ropey start to the season, Pardew's Eagles had turned the corner with wins against Middlesbrough, Stoke and Sunderland coming in consecutive Premier League matches.

They are now at the other end of the form table, with a defeat and a draw in their last two games and they will be looking to avoid three without a win.

Palace Underdogs

Crystal Palace come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to register their fourth win of this new Premier League season.

This will be a tough fixture for the Eagles, given their own mixed recent form and their recent record against Leicester.

Alan Pardew's side will be looking to better their overall record against Burnley, with 12 wins, 11 draws and 13 defeats from 36 matches.

Crystal Palace are 14/5 with Christian Benteke at 11/2 to score first.

 

 

Swansea vs Watford – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 15:00  

Swansea

Swansea welcome Watford to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Swansea looking for their first win under new manager Bob Bradley.

Bradley's side come into this match on the back of a thrilling 3-2 defeat away at Arsenal.

Two goals from Theo Walcott (26, 33) and a fine finish from Mesut Ozil (57) gave the home side a 3-1 lead.

The Swans refused to give up though, with Gylfi Sigurdsson (38) and González (66) ensuring the Gunners had a nervy finish.

Swans In Poor Form

Swansea come into this match in poor recent form, losing five of their last six fixtures.

They have had a tough run, with Southampton, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool but they have failed to register any points in those games.

It ultimately cost Francesco Guidolin his job, Bradley failed to fare any better in his opening match though.

Swansea are second bottom in the Premier League, with just four points from their opening eight matches, they need results and stability.

Swans Favourites

Despite finding themselves in the relegation zone and in dire form, Swansea are the favourites with bookmakers to win this match.

They will be looking to register their second win of the season, they will be looking to end a run of five defeats in their last six games.

Their recent record against Watford is good, winning three of their last five meetings.

Swansea are 5/4 with Fernando Llorente at 5/1 to open the scoring.

Swansea

Watford In Mixed Form

Watford travel to the Liberty Stadium in mixed form, they have failed to consistently produce results however.

Walter Mazzarri's side have had a completely mixed bag in their last six, winning three, drawing one and losing two of their last six matches.

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.

Watford Seek Momentum

Watford will have targeted back to back wins in this fixture against Swansea, Watford have won three of their last five Premier League games.

Despite a ropey start to the season, Walter Mazzari's had turned the corner with successive wins against West Ham and Manchester United.

They do come into this match with another away win under their belt, consistency will be key going forward for the Hornets.

Watford Underdogs

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

This will be a tough fixture for the Hornets, given their own mixed recent form and their inability to beat the sides in and around them.

Walter Mazzarri's side will be looking to maintain their overall record against Swansea, with 5 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats from 11 matches.

Watford are 9/4 with Troy Deeney at 5/1 to score first.

 

 

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Arnautovic to score first @ 11/2 and Stoke to win 3-1 @ 20/1

Tip 2 – Mahrez to score first @ 9/2 and Leicester to win 3-2 @ 28/1

Tip 3 - Baston to score first @ 11/2 and Swansea to win 2-1 @ 8/1

 

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