This Premier League Preview sees three big matches taking place at both ends of the table.

First up is Burnley vs Manchester City at Turf Moor, with the visitors Burnley looking to add another high profile scalp to their excellent home form this season.

Manchester City come into this game having recently turned the corner, the return of Yaya Toure last weekend was enough to dispense of a stubborn Palace side.

Burnley vs Manchester City – Saturday 26th November 2016 – 12:30 - BT Sport 1

Burnley

Burnley welcome Manchester City to Turf Moor on Saturday lunchtime, with Burnley looking to continue their excellent home form.

Sean Dyche's side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Goals from Matt Phillips (4), James Morrison (16), Darren Fletcher (37) and Salomon Rondon (64) completed a great evening for the Baggies.

The result saw West Brom leapfrog Burnley to go into 9th position, it ended a run of three matches unbeaten for the Clarets.

Clarets In Great Form

Despite that defeat Burnley still come into this match in great recent form, after taking seven points against Crystal Palace, Everton and Manchester United.

The defeat against West Brom means they have suffered three defeats, although only the Arsenal defeat was at Turf Moor.

The Clarets have lost two games at home this season, with the opener against Swansea the other defeat, in total they have lost 6 of their 12 matches.

Burnley Underdogs

Despite their excellent recent form Burnley go into this match as underdogs, they have only beaten Manchester City once in the Premier League.

They will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, they will also be looking to register a fourth win in seven.

Sean Dyche's men will be looking to avoid a seventh defeat of the season, a win could take them up to 9th place in the Premier League and more importantly onto 17 points.

Burnley are 9/1 with Andre Gray and Sam Vokes at 7/1 to score first.

Burnley

Blues In Great Form

Manchester City won their match at the weekend against Crystal Palace 2-1, a result that will have delighted Pep Guardiola.

It was a dominant performance, 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.

Manchester City head into this match unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions.

Incredible Season So Far

New coach Pep Guardiola will be looking to continue their excellent form, they have lost just two matches in all competitions.

They drew their match against Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek, drawing 1-1 at Borussia Park.

Both teams finished the game with ten men, with Raffael opening the scoring for the hosts (23), before Stindl received his marching orders (51).

David Silva equalised for City (45+1), with City holding the one man advantage for just 12 minutes before Fernandinho was also sent off (63).

Same Again For Pep

The match against Burnley sees Manchester City emerge as heavy favourites, with their excellent form this season contributing.

City are currently in 3rd place in the Premier League, narrowly behind leaders Chelsea who play Tottenham this weekend.

Guardiola and his side will be looking to return to winning ways, they have drawn three of their last six matches.

Pep will be looking for City to better their recent record against Burnley, in their last four meetings there have been two draws and one win for each side.

Manchester City are 2/7 with Sergio Aguero at 5/2 to open the scoring.

 

The second fixture and the first of the 3pm kick off sees Hull take on West Brom at the KC Stadium.

Despite beating Southampton recently, Hull are one of the worst sides in the Premier League on form and their 3-0 defeat against bottom side Sunderland typifies their confidence levels.

West Brom have been a solid side this season but have lacked the cutting edge and quality up front. Their back to back wins against Leicester and Burnley leave them in great shape to win this fixture.

Hull vs West Brom – Saturday 26th November 2016 – 15:00 

Hull

Hull welcome West Brom to the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the hosts looking to end their horror run.

The Tigers come into this match on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Sunderland, at the Stadium of Light.

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

That result consigned Hull to a fourth defeat in six matches, they remain third from bottom, although they are just one point away from safety.

Hull Need A Run

The other damaging aspect of that result means that Sunderland are now just two points behind Hull.

Phelan's men have now been beaten 8 times in 12 matches, with only Sunderland and Swansea matching that sequence, with all three sides occupying the bottom three spots.

It was a slightly harsh scoreline on the visitors, they do now need a run of games and results, starting with this fixture against West Brom.

Tigers Underdogs

Hull head into this fixture as the underdogs, despite home advantage and the Baggies mixed form.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will also be looking to avoid eight defeats in ten matches.

Mike Phelan's men will be looking to better their recent record against Hull, with the Tigers winning none of their last three meetings.

Hull are 19/10 with Robert Snodgrass and Dieumerci Mbokani at 13/2 to score first.

Hull

Baggies In Excellent Form

West Brom come into this match in excellent form, having dispatched Burnley on the Monday Night Football by 4-0.

Goals from Matt Phillips (4), James Morrison (16), Darren Fletcher (37) and Salomon Rondon (64) completed a great evening for the Baggies.

The result saw West Brom leapfrog Burnley to go into 9th position, it ended a run of three matches unbeaten for the Clarets.

West Brom Looking Forward

West Brom have seemingly turned the corner, with two great wins against Burnley and against Leicester away.

The result against Leicester was excellent, giving the Baggies a great away win and consigning the Foxes to just their second home defeat in two years.

They have conceded 9 goals in their last six games, but given their goal-shy exploits of late the result against Burnley will have been a huge boost.

Baggies Favourites

West Brom do come into this match as the favourites, with Hull in the bottom three and in a wretched run of form.

This will be a tough fixture for Tony Pulis's side, Hull will be organised and they have picked up a few surprise results against Leicester and Southampton this season.

West Brom will be looking to continue their overall record against Hull, in 11 meetings they have won 5, drawn 3 and lost 3 times.

West Brom are 6/4 with Salomon Rondon at 5/1 to open the scoring.

 

The final match of this preview sees Leicester take on Middlesbrough at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes have enjoyed an incredible Champions League campaign but they have struggled in their Premier League title defence. They will be looking to regain last seasons consistency.

Middlesbrough come into this match having adjusted to life in the Premier League very well. Like many teams they have been solid if unspectacular and will need to find the cutting edge up front needed to win matches.

Leicester vs Middlesbrough – Saturday 26th November 2016 – 15:00  

Leicester

Leicester welcome Middlesbrough to the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to return to winning ways.

Claudio Ranieri's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Watford at the weekend.

A first-minute goal from Etienne Capoue ensured the Foxes got off to the worst possible start.

Robert Pereyra doubled the advantage in the 12th minute, with a classy strike ensuring that Ranieri's side tasted another defeat on the road.

Riyad Mahrez ensured there was some respectability for the visitors, stepping up to score a 15th-minute penalty.

Foxes In Mixed Form

Leicester had gone into the weekend's fixtures in poor form, having lost back to back fixtures against West Brom and now Watford.

They will be looking to avoid a third successive defeat, with the club just two points above the relegation zone.

The Foxes did have an excellent win in midweek, their 2-1 win against Club Brugge has confirmed their passage as group winners in the last 16.

Goals from Shinji Okazaki (5) and Riyad Mahrez (30 pen) gave the Foxes a 2-0 lead, with Jose Izquierdo (52) halving the advantage for Brugge.

Leicester Favourites

With their excellent record in the Champions League and their excellent home form, the Foxes come into this match as heavy favourites.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, also banishing the home defeat against West Brom a fortnight ago.

Ranieri's side will move onto 15 points with a win, a result that could take them up three places to 11th.

Leicester are 17/20 with Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani at 9/2 to score first.

Leicester

Visitors In Mixed Form

Boro come into this match in good form, despite losing 1-0 at home against Chelsea last weekend.

A solitary goal from D Costa (41) was enough for the Blues, as they extended their incredible run in the Premier League.

The result means that Chelsea have now gone five games without conceding a goal, the Blues had averaged 3 goals a game prior to the game at the Riverside.

More Wins Needed

Middlesbrough will be looking to register more wins over the winter period, so far this season they have won just two matches.

They are in the bottom three for wins this season, with the five draws and five defeats completing their results.

Their wins against Bournemouth and Sunderland have been their only successes, if they are to survive they will need more wins.

Aitor Karanka's side have done exceptionally well in recent matches against big sides, with hard earnt draws against Manchester City and Arsenal.

Boro Underdogs

Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, with the club's recent form informing that decision.

Boro have conceded just two goals in their last four matches, they will have to discover the art of scoring more goals to win matches.

Middlesbrough will be looking to better their recent record against Leicester, with the Foxes winning the last four successive meetings.

Middlesbrough are 100/30 with Alvaro Negredo at 15/2 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Aguero to score first @ 5/2 and Manchester City to win 3-1 @ 9/1

Tip 2 - Chadli to score first @ 13/2 and a 1-1 draw @ 9/2

Tip 3 – Vardy to score first @ 9/2 and Leicester to win 2-1 @ 15/2

 

 

 

 

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