This final Saturday preview sees two big matches played. West Ham host Sunderland in the battle at the bottom of the table, with Sunderland still yet to win a game this season.

In the live match Liverpool host West Brom with the Reds still looking to maintain their incredible unbeaten run against a Baggies side that seem to have the wood over Liverpool.

West Ham vs Sunderland – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 15:00  

West Ham

West Ham welcome Sunderland to the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with West Ham looking for back to back wins.

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace last weekend.

Manuel Lanzini (19) secured all three points for the Hammers away from home, a much-needed win for the Hammers.

They have struggled at home this season though, with heavy defeats against Southampton and Watford.

Hammers In Poor Form

West Ham come into this match in poor recent form, despite winning their last match they have only won one of their last five fixtures.

They haven't had a tough run with the likes of Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Southampton, West Brom and Watford.

That is no disrespect to those sides but they are matches that West Ham will have targeted winning, as well as this fixture.

West Ham are 15th in the Premier League, with just seven points from their opening eight matches, they need results and stability.

Swans Favourites

Despite finding themselves just one point above the relegation zone and in dire form, West Ham are the favourites with bookmakers to win this match.

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

Their recent record against Sunderland is good, they remain undefeated in their last six meetings, winning three and drawing three.

West Ham are 4/6 with Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio at 9/2 to score first.

West Ham

Sunderland Winless

Sunderland travel to the London Stadium in dire form, they have yet to win a Premier League game this season.

They lost their last fixture against Stoke 2-0, a result that keeps a huge amount of pressure on the side and the management, having failed to win their opening eight matches.

Joe Allen was the hero for Stoke 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.

Sunderland Need Win

Sunderland will have targeted winning as soon as possible, given West Ham's home form Sunderland will be looking to cash in.

David Moyes's side have had an appalling start to the season, they have collected just two points and remain rock bottom of the league.

They come into this match with little to no confidence and with just two points at this stage of the season relegation is already looking likely.

Black Cats Underdogs

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

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

David Moyes' side will be looking to better their overall record against West Ham, with 26 wins, 20 draws and 27 defeats from 73 matches.

Sunderland are 19/5 with Jermain Defoe at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

Liverpool vs West Brom – Saturday 22nd October 2016 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1  

Liverpool

Liverpool welcome West Brom to Anfield on Saturday evening, with both sides looking to improve on their draws last week.

Jurgen Klopp's side come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Manchester United on Monday evening.

Manchester United put in an excellent defensive shift, setting up to stop Liverpool and nick a goal on the counter-attack.

Only David de Gea's fine two stops in the second half prevented a Liverpool win, Klopp will have been disappointed with his sides poor performance though.

Liverpool In Great Form

Liverpool come into this match in excellent recent form, despite the poor performance during Monday evening's draw.

They are undefeated in their last six matches, prior to the United result they had won their last five successive matches in all competitions.

Among those wins were title rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, with Jurgen Klopp's high pressing game reaping rewards.

Liverpool are 4th in the Premier League, with seventeen points from their opening eight matches.

Reds Favourites

Liverpool remain the red hot favourites in this fixture, given their excellent form this season and their brilliance at home.

They will be looking to register their sixth win of the season, they will be looking to maintain their unbeaten streak this season.

Their recent record against West Brom is poor, they have drawn the last three meetings in the Premier League.

Liverpool are 2/7 with Daniel Sturridge at 100/30 to score first.

Liverpool

West Brom Solid

West Brom travel to the Anfield in good form, they have drawn their last three Premier League games.

They drew their last fixture against Tottenham 1-1, an excellent result given that Spurs had easily beaten Manchester City the week before.

It's a result that Tony Pulis will have been delighted with, his side failing to break down against the in form Tottenham.

Former player Nacer Chadli opened the scoring in the 82nd minute, with Dele Alli equalising seven minutes later to keep Spurs unbeaten record intact.

Baggies Need Win

West Brom will have targeted going one better and winning these games, they have been excellent defensively and a more clinical attack they will climb up the table.

Tony Pulis' side have had a good start to the season, they have collected ten points and remain 12th in the league.

They come into this match on the back of three successive draws against a variety of opponents.

Baggies Underdogs

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

This will be a tough fixture for the Baggies, despite their own solid form but Liverpool have been in blistering form and it will take an excellent defensive display to secure at least a point.

Tony Pulis' side will be looking to better their overall record against Liverpool, with 29 wins, 34 draws and 52 defeats from 115 matches.

West Brom are 11/1 with Nacer Chadli and Salomon Rondon at 12/1 to score first.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Payet to score first @ 9/2 and Sunderland to win 2-1 @ 14/1

Tip 2 – Chadli to score first @ 12/1 and West Brom to win 2-1 @ 33/1

 

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