The first match of this preview sees Middlesbrough take on Bournemouth at the Riverside. Boro are struggling at the moment and have yet to register a home win, their result against Arsenal will give them renewed confidence. Bournemouth are in excellent form and have had brilliant results against Tottenham and a record breaking win against Hull. 

Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth – Saturday 29th October 2016 – 15:00  

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough welcome Bournemouth to the Riverside on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to improve on their disappointing draws.

Aitor Karanka's side come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates last weekend.

The Gunners dominated the ball, as you would expect at home but Middlesbrough had the best of the first half chances.

Victor Valdes did well to keep Alexis Sanchez at bay but Boro will come away knowing that they could have beaten the Gunners .

Middlesbrough In Poor Form

Middlesbrough come into this match in poor recent form, failing to win any of their last six Premier League matches.

Two draws against London sides West Ham and Arsenal, with defeats against Watford, Tottenham, Everton and Crystal Palace.

They have just one win this season and are yet to win at the Riverside, with their solitary win coming against rivals Sunderland.

Their poor recent form has seen them remain outside of the relegation zone, with goal difference enough to keep them ahead of Hull.

Boro Favourites

Middlesbrough remain the favourites in this fixture, despite failing to win a game at home this season.

They will be looking to register their second win of the season, they will be looking to rediscover their winning touch as well.

Their recent record against Bournemouth is poor, they have never beaten the Cherries in a league fixture.

Middlesbrough are 6/4 with Alvaro Negredo at 9/2 to score first.

Middlesbrough

Bournemouth In Excellent Form

Bournemouth travel to the Riverside in excellent form, they are unbeaten in four matches.

They drew their last fixture against Tottenham 0-0, a result that manager Eddie Howe will be delighted with.

It's a result that has shown how far they have come, after a very difficult start to have gained four points from Everton and Tottenham in recent matches.

Tottenham dominated possession and shots on target, with the Vitality continuing to be an unhappy hunting ground for Spurs.

Cherries Look To Continue Form

Bournemouth will be looking to continue their excellent recent form, they have drawn two and won two of their last four fixtures.

Including an incredible 6-1 win against Hull City, in what was their best ever result in the Premier League.

All of the Cherries wins have come at home, so they will have to do something that they have yet to do in this Premier League season and that is win away.

Cherries Underdogs

Despite their excellent recent record, they 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 Cherries, despite their own excellent form Middlesbrough are desperate to register their first home win of the season.

Eddie Howe's side will be looking to maintain their overall record against Boro, with one win and three draws from their four meetings.

Bournemouth are 2/1 with Callum Wilson at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

This second fixture sees Watford take on Hull City at Vicarage Road. Watford come into this match in great from with only one defeat in their last six matches and that was against Burnley. Hull are at the opposite end of the form table with no wins in their last six and five defeats during that period.

Watford vs Hull City – Saturday 29th October 2016 – 15:00

Watford

Watford welcome Hull City to Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking for a much needed three points.

Walter Mazzarri's side come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Swansea last weekend.

It was a largely frustrating afternoon for both sides, as Watford provided stubborn resistance and also had two penalties turned down.

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes had an excellent performance, denying Gylfi Sigurdsson as well as the woodwork denying the Swansea forward.

Hornets In Great Form

Watford come into this match in great recent form, with the defeat to Burnley their only defeat in their last six matches.

During this time they have beaten Middlesbrough and West Ham away, with the win against Manchester United coming at home as well.

Mazzarri's men have had all three types of results in equal measure but the nature of their results has been the most impressive aspect.

They will be disappointed to have been beaten three times, bit with Arsenal and Chelsea expected to win that leaves only the Burnley result to reflect badly on.

Watford Favourites

Watford remain favourites in this fixture, given their excellent form this season and their brilliance both home and away.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they currently find themselves in 9th place on 12 points.

Their recent record against Hull is poor, winning just one of their last nine meetings and losing six of them.

Watford are 3/4 with Troy Deeney at 7/2 to score first.

Watford

Hull In Poor Form

Hull travel to Vicarage Road in poor form, they have struggled since their last-gasp defeat to Manchester United.

Despite winning their last fixture against Bristol City 2-1 in the EFL Cup, their form in the Premier League has been disastrous.

A 2-0 defeat at Stoke was preceded by a complete humiliation against Bournemouth, with a 6-1 trouncing at the Vitality Stadium.

In the match against Stoke, a double from Xheridan Shaquiri X Shaqiri (26, 50) was enough to ensure another win for Mark Hughes' men.

Hull Looking For Third Win

Hull will have targeted a quick response to their awful form, with four straight defeats in the Premier League time is of the essence.

Mike Phelan's side did have an excellent start to the season, with seven points from their opening three matches but they have had nothing since then.

They come into this match on the back of five successive defeats in their last six fixtures in the league.

Tigers Underdogs

As a result of their appalling form they 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 Tigers, with Watford in excellent form but their defeat against Burnley will give Hull hope in this game.

History is also with Mike Phelan's side with Hull registering 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats from 13 matches.

Hull are 19/5 with Abel Hernandez at 15/2 to open the scoring.

 

This final fixture sees West Brom face Manchester City at the Hawthorns. West Brom are in mixed form recently, having only won one of their last six matches. They have struggled to produce wins but they have secured three draws in their last six matches as well. Manchester City come into this match in poor form, infact this is Pep's worst run of his managerial career, with no wins in six matches.

West Brom vs Manchester City – Saturday 29th October 2016 – 15:00   

West Brom

West Brom welcome Manchester City to the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to improve on their disappointing defeats.

Tony Pulis' side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool last weekend.

First half goals from Sadio Mane (20) and Phillippe Coutinho (35) ensured Liverpool went 2-0 before the break.

Gareth McAuley halved the deficit (81) with nine minutes to go, ensuring Liverpool had a nervy finish against the Baggies.

Baggies In Mixed Form

West Brom come into this match in mixed recent form, despite only winning one of their last six matches.

The defeat against Liverpool means that West Brom have been defeated twice in the last six matches.

Tony Pulis' men had enjoyed a run of three successive draws prior to the Liverpool game, so they had been getting solid results.

They have suffered from the lack of a finisher, with Saido Berahino on a weight loss plan at the club.

Baggies Underdogs

West Brom remain underdogs in this fixture, given their recent form this season but their two wins have come at the Hawthorns.

They will be looking to register their third win of the season, they will be looking to rediscover their winning touch as well.

Their recent record against Man City is appalling, losing their last nine successive meetings.

West Brom are 6/1 with Salomon Rondon at 9/1 to score first.

West Brom

City In Mixed Form

Manchester City travel to the Hawthorns in mixed form, with no wins in their last six matches, the worst of Pep Guardiola's managerial career.

They lost their last fixture against Manchester United 1-0, a result that manager Pep Guardiola won't be too upset with.

Given the side that Guardiola put out it was no surprise, with bigger games to come Pep put out a youthful side who performed well.

Although they failed to register a single shot on target, it was a less than spectacular performance from a strong United side.

City Looking For Win

Manchester City will be targeting a quick response by defeating West Brom, with a record seventh game without a win not an option for Guardiola.

Despite this loss of form they still remain top of the league and well placed in the Champions League, with a win likely to reignite their form.

They come into this match on the back of three defeats and three draws in their last six fixtures in all competitions.

City Favourites

Despite their poor recent record, they come into this match as favourites, against a side that they always beat.

This will be a tough fixture for City, with both sides desperate to get back to winning ways and West Brom with home advantage.

Pep Guardiola's side will be looking to make it ten successive wins over the Baggies and make it win number 57 overall.

Manchester City are 4/9 with Sergio Aguero at 3/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Negredo to score first @ 9/2 and Middlesbrough to win 2-1 @ 17/2

Tip 2 – Deeney to score first @ 7/2 and Watford to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Tip 3 – Aguero to score first @ 3/1 and Man City to win 3-1 @ 11/1

 

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