The second of the Saturday previews sees Liverpool take on Sunderland at Anfield in the third of the 3pm kick offs.

Liverpool are in red hot form at the moment, despite being held to their second goalless draw in their last six matches. They have fallen off the top spot after the draw against Southampton but crucially they have still lost just one match.

Sunderland come into this match with great confidence after two successive wins. Despite their dreadful start they will be hoping they have turned the corner.

Liverpool vs Sunderland – Saturday 26th November 2016 – 15:00


Liverpool welcome Sunderland to Anfield on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to gain another valuable three points.

Jurgen Klopp's men come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw away against Southampton last weekend.

It was a surprise result given how free flowing they have been, they came into that fixture on back of a thumping 6-1 win at home against Watford.

Goals from Sadio Mane (27, 60), Phillipe Coutinho (30), Emre Can (43), Roberto Firmino (57) and Giorgino Wijnaldum (90+1) completed a route for Liverpool at Anfield.

Reds In Excellent Form

Their recent form will have delighted manager Jurgen Klopp, with Liverpool on a run of four wins and two draws in the Premier League.

They have only dropped points against Manchester United and Southampton, with both games resulting in a 0-0 draw.

Liverpool are the top goal scorers in the league, still above Manchester City on 30 goals but they have moved down to second in the table.

Hosts Red Hot Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the heavy favourites with their excellent league form and home advantage taken into account.

They will be looking to register their ninth win of the season, they will also be looking to go top and put the pressure on Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp's men will be looking to continue their excellent record against Sunderland, they have only lost one of their last nine meetings.

Liverpool are 2/11 with Roberto Firmino at 11/4 to score first.


Three In A Row?

Sunderland come into this match in excellent form, having registered back to back wins under David Moyes.

They managed to make it two from two against relegation rivals Hull City, in a match described by Moyes as a relegation six-pointer.

Jermain Defoe opened the scoring for the Black Cats (34),with Bournemouth hero Victor Anichebe completing a double (62, 84).

The only downside for Sunderland is that they will be without Papy Djilobodji, the centre-back was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Worst Ever Start

Sunderland have had their worst ever start to a Premier League season, but they have turned the corner with their last two wins.

David Moyes will be a relieved man, having finally secured his first and second win as the manager of Sunderland.

The Wearsiders come into this match on a run of two wins and four defeats, in their last six matches.

They have now moved ahead of Swansea and have eight points, another win could lift them out of the relegation zone.

Black Cats Underdogs

Sunderland come into this match as underdogs, with the Black Cats conceding 21 and Liverpool the highest scorers in the league.

This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, Liverpool have only been defeated by Burnley and that was away from Anfield.

David Moyes' side will be looking to better their overall record against Liverpool, with 41 wins, 31 draws and 65 defeats in 137 meetings.

Sunderland are 14/1 with Jermain Defoe at 9/1 to open the scoring.


The second match in this preview sees Swansea take on Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium with both sides in appalling form.

Swansea come into this match still yet to win under new manager Bob Bradley. The change from Guidolin is yet to yield a positive result but the signs are there, the draw against Everton is a prime example they are moving in the right direction.

Palace boss Alan Pardew is under serious pressure, with his Eagles side enduring a miserable 2016 despite serious investment in the squad. They are on a dreadful run of five successive defeats.

Swansea vs Crystal Palace – Saturday 26th November 2016 – 15:00


Swansea welcome Crystal Palace to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to better recent results.

The hosts Swansea come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw away at Everton, facing former Swan Ashley Williams.

Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 41st minute, with Bob Bradley nearing his first win.

Swansea's defensive frailties were exposed at the end though, with Seamus Coleman scoring a late equaliser to deny Swansea a much-needed win.

Along with the Sunderland result, it has seen the Swans drop to bottom of the Premier League, even at this stage wins are paramount.

Swans In Poor Form

It was another frustrating game for Swansea and for their new manager Bob Bradley, who is yet to win a match with his new club.

Their run of four defeats and two draws is only better by their opponents, with Palace losing five and drawing one.

Swansea have conceded 12 goals in their last six games, with 3-1 defeats against United, Stoke and Manchester City in recent matches.

Swans Favourites

Swansea head into this fixture as the slight favourites, due to Palace's poor form and home advantage.

They will be looking to register their second win of the season, they will also be looking to give their manager a much-needed win.

Bob Bradley's men will be looking to better their poor record against Palace, they haven't won in their last five meetings.

Swansea are 6/4 with Gylfi Sigurdsson at 5/1 to score first.


Palace Continue The Rot

Crystal Palace come into this fixture on the back of a fifth successive loss, this time against Manchester City 2-1.

It was a dominant performance from the visitors, with Yaya Toure returning from his long exile with two goals (39, 83).

Palace had equalised through Connor Wickham (66), but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation.

Rumours have intensified about manager Alan Pardew, the year as a whole for Palace has been abysmal.

Palace Looking For Upturn In Fortunes

Crystal Palace come into this match in appalling form, with five successive defeats and just one win in their last seven Premier League games.

Alan Pardew will be looking to end this sequence as soon as possible, they find themselves 16th in the Premier League, just one point above the relegation zone.

The Eagles have conceded 13 goals in their last five matches, with no clean sheets in their last seven matches, only three teams have conceded more.

Eagles Underdogs

Crystal Palace come into this match as underdogs, with the clubs recent dismal record, the bookies cannot see them ending their recent poor run of form.

They have taken just four points from a possible 21, and they have already suffered seven defeats this season.

This will be a tough fixture for Alan Pardew's side, their overall record is poor they have won 3, drawn 5 and lost 4 of their 12 meetings.

Crystal Palace are 7/4 with Christian Benteke at 5/1 to open the scoring.


The final match of this preview is one of the biggest games of the weekend with Chelsea playing Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are the form side in the Premier League, with six successive wins and six successive clean sheets since the tactical move to a back three. They are top of the Premier League and this match should be a cracker.

Tottenham are still unbeaten and the only side left in English football to do so. They were knocked out of the Champions League in midweek after a lacklustre display cost them dearly.

Chelsea vs Tottenham – Saturday 26th November 2016 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1


Chelsea welcome Tottenham to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, with both sides coming into the match on the back of excellent results.

The hosts Chelsea come into this match in excellent form, with another clean sheet in their 1-0 win against Middlesbrough.

Conte's men have moved top of the Premier League as a result, with 28 points from 12 games, they have moved above Liverpool by one point.

A goal from Diego Costa in the 41st minute was enough for the Blues, they have also gone another 90 minutes without conceding.

Hazard In Great Form

That result will have delighted manager Antonio Conte, as Chelsea have won their last six successive matches.

The move to a back three has also seen them fail to concede a goal during that time, with six consecutive clean sheets.

Diego Costa and Eden Hazard have been revitalised under the Italian, showing the same form the season they won the Premier League title under Mourinho.

Chelsea will be looking to make it seven successive wins, although unbeaten Tottenham will represent a huge challenge.

Blues Favourites

Chelsea head into this fixture as the favourites, with their incredible recent form taken into account, they are the form team in the Premier League.

They will be looking to register their tenth win of the season, it will be difficult though, they have already been beaten twice by top-class opposition this season.

Antonio Conte's men will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Tottenham, they have lost just one of their last six encounters.

Chelsea are 8/11 with Diego Costa at 3/1 to score first.


Tottenham Seek Momentum

Tottenham come into this match in mixed form, having been knocked out of the Champions League in midweek.

The 2-1 defeat at Monaco has ended a lacklustre campaign for Spurs, although they came into that match full of confidence after beating West Ham 3-2.

Michail Antonio gave the visitors the lead in the first half, with the opening goal coming in the 24th minute. Harry Winks cancelled the advantage out in the 51st minute to keep the hosts level.

Manuel Lanzini gave the Hammers the lead for a second time with a 68th-minute penalty, before Harry Kane scored two goals in two minutes (89, 90+1), to complete an incredible comeback.

Tottenham In Need Of Wins

Pochettino will be wanting his side to concentrate on the Premier League now, with Harry Kane now fit and firing with three in his last two league matches.

Tottenham are still unbeaten in the league but they have lacked the killer instinct, with draws against Arsenal, Leicester, Bournemouth and West Brom.

Since beating Manchester City 2-0, Tottenham have slipped behind their rivals in the title race, they now find themselves four points behind leaders Chelsea.

Spurs Underdogs

Tottenham come into this match as underdogs, with Chelsea's red hot form and Spurs loss of confidence in front of goal the main reasons.

This will be a tough fixture for the Mauricio Pochettino's side, with Tottenham's unbeaten record this season under serious threat from neighbours Chelsea.

Spurs have a poor overall record against Chelsea, in 137 meetings they have won 44, drawn 35 and lost 58.

Tottenham are 18/5 with Harry Kane at 15/2 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Firmino to score first @ 11/4 and Liverpool to win 3-1 @ 9/1

Tip 2 - Benteke to score first @ 5/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

Tip 3 – Chelsea to win 3-2 @ 25/1 and Hazard to score first @ 5/1




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