In another explosive Saturday in the Premier League, Manchester United host Leicester knowing that nothing less than a win will put them back on track. Bournemouth host Everton with Ronald Koeman's side second in the Premier League and looking to extend their incredible run. High flying Liverpool host Hull at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp's side looking to prove they can shake off their annoying knack of losing to the lower teams.

Manchester United vs Leicester – Saturday 24th September 2016 – 12:30 - Sky Sports 1

Can Leicester make it three successive defeats for Manchester United?
Can Leicester make it three successive defeats for Manchester United?

Manchester United welcome Leicester to Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime, with United looking to make it back to back wins.

Manchester United have had a tough week after what had been an excellent start under Mourinho.

A third defeat in seven days against Watford has had many questioning the former Chelsea manager and his tactics.

To some extent that criticism has been stemmed by 3-1 win against Northampton on Wednesday night.

They will be looking to beat Leicester to avoid three successive defeats in the Premier League.

Mini Dip In Form

United's 3-1 defeat at Watford will have sent alarms bells ringing, with goals from Etienne Capoue, Zuniga and Troy Deeney settling the tie.

Marcus Rashford scored United's opening goal in the second half, with United failing to register a single shot on target in the first half.

This will worry Jose Mourinho, with United also suffering lacklustre displays against Manchester City and Feyenoord.

They produced an excellent result on Wednesday night at Sixfield though, with Michael Carrick (17), Ander Herrera (68) and Marcus Rashford (75) completing the scoring for United.

Manchester United Favourites

This will be another tough fixture for United, with Leicester in excellent form after their Champions League opening win.

With Mourinho yet to settle on a formula that gets the best out of all his players, United will continue to struggle.

Michael Carrick will have done his chances of a first Premier League start this season no harm, after turning in an excellent display at Sixfields.

The form of Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba continues to dominate the headlines, getting the best out of both players will be crucial to United's chances.

United will know this is a match they can ill afford to lose, with three successive defeats unacceptable for Mourinho and his side.

United are 8/13  with Marcus Rashford at 4/1 to open the scoring.

 

Can United end their run of successive defeats against Leicester at Old Trafford?
Can United end their run of successive defeats against Leicester at Old Trafford?

Leicester travel to the Theatre of Dreams on the back of a 4-2 defeat against Chelsea, in the midweek EFL Cup fixture.

The Foxes took a 2-0 lead, with goals in the 17th and 34th minute from Shinji Okazaki.

Chelsea responsed with four goals, Gary Cahill scoring in the 45+2 minute, Azpilicueta scoring in the 49th.

To compound Leicester's night Wasilewski was sent off in the 89th minute, this ultimately saw the Foxes surrender the game.

Fabregas grabbed a double with extra time just beginning, his goals in the 92 and 94th minute settled the tie in Chelsea's favour.

Mixed Season For Champions

Leicester have had a mixed start to life this season, with two defeats from their opening five matches as Premier League Champions.

Leicester's main challenge will be to progress in Europe, it has ignited Leicester this season, with the 3-0 win against Club Brugge providing the perfect tonic.

The Foxes enjoyed an outstanding opening night in the Champions League, winning 3-0 away at Club Brugge.

This has proved to be the catalyst to Leicester's season, with another 3-0 win at Turf Moor last weekend.

Foxes Underdogs

Leicester come into this match as underdogs despite their two excellent performances in the league and Champions League.

Their European exploits mean that it is four games in just under 11 days for Claudio Ranieri and his men.

Ranieri will be wanting to improve Leicester's recent record against United, with the 5-3 scoreline their most recent victory over United.

Leicester are 17/4 with Jamie Vardy at 7/1 to score first.

 

Bournemouth vs Everton – Saturday 24th September 2016 – 15:00 

Can Bournemouth end Everton's unbeaten run in this seasons PL?
Can Bournemouth end Everton's unbeaten run in this seasons PL?

Bournemouth welcome Everton to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Bournemouth looking to avoid a third successive defeat.

Eddie Howe's men succumbed to a 4-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, with Bournemouth yet to beat City in a competitive fixture.

Goals from Kevin de Bruyne (15), Kelechi Iheanacho (25), Raheem Sterling (48) and Ilkay Gundogen (66) completing a comprehensive scoreline for the hosts.

Couple that with a midweek defeat in the EFL Cup against Preston, Eddie Howe's side will need a drastic upturn in fortunes.

Howe Looking For Response

A Simon Makienok hattrick consigned Bournemouth to a home defeat in the EFL Cup.

Goals in the 10th, 85th and 111th minute completed a miserable few days for Bournemouth, it also saw them concede seven goals in just two matches.

Lewis Grabban's equalizer in the 53rd minute and Dan Gosling's goal in the 76th had seen the home side edge in front, conceding two late goals put paid to that though and the Cherries will need a response.

The previous week had seen them get a much-needed win against West Brom, with a goal from the injury-laden striker Callum Wilson settling the tie 1-0.

Everton A Huge Challenge

They face a huge challenge to remain competitive in the Premier League, with Everton coming to town this won't be an easy game.

Everton have enjoyed an excellent start to the season, they remain unbeaten but they too enjoyed a EFL Cup defeat to Championship opposition.

Bournemouth will need to win this home match, their form at the Vitality will be key to their chances of remaining in the Premier League.

The Cherries will have to make history against Everton if they are to win on Saturday.

In three matches in the Premier League and FA Cup Bournemouth have yet to win, with two defeats and a draw in those games.

Bournemouth are 12/5 with Joshua King at 13/2 to score first.

This match will take place at Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium
This match will take place at Bournemouth's Vitality Stadium

The Toffees have had an excellent start to life under Ronald Koeman this season, with four wins and a draw from their opening five matches.

After the miserable season they endured last year, Everton looked to have rediscovered the form that allowed them to register a 5th placed finish in the 2013/14 season.

They currently find themselves in second position in the Premier League, just two points behind the outstanding Manchester City.

Given how much work was needed even after the opening day draw against Tottenham, highlights what an incredible job Koeman has done.

Everton come into this match on the back of a 3-1 win against Middlesbrough at Goodison Park.

Everton Organised

Goals from Gareth Barry (24), Seamus Coleman (42) and Romelu Lukaku (45+1), sealing all the points for Everton in the first half.

The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute through a Martin Stekelenburg own goal, with a George Friend cross turned in by the Dutchman.

Everton look a far better unit under Koeman, with their current 2rd placed position an excellent starting point.

Further evidence of this was the 1-0 win against Stoke prior to the international break, with a Shay Given own goal from the penalty spot giving Everton all three points.

They have conceded just the two goals this season, which already indicates the level of influence that Koeman is having on this side.

Everton will be looking to bounce back from their EFL Cup exit at the hands of Norwich on Tuesday night.

Given their excellent start to the season it was a surprise, with goals from Steven Naismith and Josh Murphy with an excellent strike from distance.

Everton Favourites

Ronald Koeman's men will see this as an excellent opportunity to register their fifth successive win, with Bournemouth struggling.

The Toffees will be delighted with their start, with an unbeaten start and they find themselves second in the table.

Everton will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Middlesbrough. In 115 matches they have won 56, drawn 28 and lost 31.

Everton are 11/10 with Romelu Lukaku at 4/1 to open the scoring.  

Liverpool vs Hull - Saturday 24th September 2016 - 15:00

Can Liverpool continue their incredible form this season against Hull?
Can Liverpool continue their incredible form this season against Hull?

Liverpool welcome Hull to Anfield, with the Reds looking to continue their incredible recent form.

The Reds won their last game 2-1 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with an outstanding performance that will have pleased Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool completely dominated the game against Antonio Conte's side, with exceptional finishes from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson settling the match.

Despite conceding a second half goal from Diego Costa, the visitors never looked in any trouble and sealed a comfortable win.

It's a result that has seen Liverpool climb up to 6th in the table, sandwiched between early front-runners Manchester United & Chelsea.

Liverpool In Irresistible Form

Liverpool have won their last three games in convincing fashion, with comprehensive wins against Leicester, Derby and Chelsea in the last week.

Their 3-0 win against Derby on Tuesday will have delighted Jurgen Klopp, with goals from Klavan (24), Coutinho (50) and Origi (54), completing a very comfortable night for the visitors.

The performances of new goalkeeper Lloris Karius will have pleased Jurgen Klopp, with Origi scoring also giving Klopp food for thought up front.

Liverpool's only loss this season was against Burnley earlier in the season,with a 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor.

Andre Gray turning in a man of the match performance as Liverpool were stunned, Burnley registering two shots on target and two goals.

This will give Hull hope that they can produce a result, with Liverpool struggling against lower opposition in this and previous seasons.

 

Another Key Match For Klopp

The match against Hull is another key barometer for Klopp, with Hull enjoying an excellent start themselves.

Sides very similar to Hull have caused Liverpool problems, with their high pressing game matched by sides like Hull and Burnley.

Liverpool will be looking to improve their overall record against Hull, which saw them win three, draw three and lose three matches against Hull.

 

Liverpool are 2/9 with Daniel Sturridge at 11/4 to score first.

Will Hull get another impressive away win this season?
Will Hull get another impressive away win this season?

Despite all of the chaos surrounding the club they have made an excellent start this season, despite losing 4-1 against Arsenal last weekend.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez (17 & 83), Theo Walcott (55) and Granit Xhaka (90+2), saw Arsenal complete an emphatic scoreline against Hull City.

A consolation penalty from Robert Snodgrass in the 79th minute took the score to 2-1, but Hull collapsed in the latter stages of the match to hand Arsenal a win that didn't necessarily reflect the scoreline.

They faced Stoke in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, with the result.....

Their opening day 2-1 win against Leicester shocked the football world, with the Premier League champions undone by excellent goals from Adama Diomande and Robert Snodgrass.

Hull followed that up with an excellent 2-0 win away at Swansea, with goals from Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez late in the game enough to take all three points.

Spirit In The Camp

They produced a spirited performance against Manchester United in their third game, remaining resolute in defence until the 92nd minute, when Marcus Rashford slotted home to resign Hull to a 1-0 loss.

The result against Burnley will have disappointed the Tigers, it was the type of match that Mike Phelan would have targeted winning.

They currently sit 12th in the Premier League table, after a disappointing last three results without a win.

Hull City have yet to formally appoint a new manager, although it is believed that Mike Phelan will be offered the job soon.

The main aim of the season will be to remain in the top flight, if they can maintain their early form though, they can enjoy a highly successful season.

Liverpool A Huge Challenge

Liverpool will be a huge challenge for Hull, they have an excellent recent record against Liverpool, winning their last match 1-0 in the 2014/15 season.

The last time they lost to Liverpool was three seasons ago and that was a narrow 1-0 defeat.

With Liverpool's recent history of losing to lower opposition, Hull will be confident of causing an upset against Jurgen Klopp's side.

Hull are at a disadvantage, having played Stoke on Wednesday night at the Britannia they will have had one less day of rest.

 

Hull are 12/1 with Abel Hernandez to score first at 12/1.

 

Betting Tips:

Tip 1: Rashford to score first @ 4/1 and United to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Tip 2: Romelu Lukaku to score first at 4/1 and Everton to win 3-1 @ 16/1

Tip 3: Robert Snodgrass to score first at 12/1 and Hull to win 2-1 @ 40/1

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