This Premier League preview sees the Premier League return after a week of EFL Cup action. The opening match of the weekend sees Sunderland take on Arsenal at the Stadium of Light. Time is running out for Moyes who is yet to win a Premier League game as Sunderland manager and they face an Arsenal side who are in exceptional form.
Sunderland vs Arsenal – Saturday 29th October 2016 – 12:30 - Sky Sports 1
Sunderland welcome Arsenal to the Stadium of Light on Saturday lunchtime, with Sunderland looking to end their dreadful start to the season.
David Moyes's side come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Southampton on Wednesday evening.
Club record signing Sofiane Boufal scored an excellent goal in the 66th minute, to give the Saints a hard-fought win against the struggling Black Cats.
It completed another miserable night for embattled boss Moyes, who was also sent to the stands by the referee.
Sunderland Still Winless
Sunderland come into this match in poor recent form, losing five of their last six matches in the Premier League.
The defeat against Southampton is their third successive defeat in all competitions, with back to back defeats against West Ham and Stoke in the Premier League.
David Moyes and his side are having a testing season, they have registered just two point from their opening nine games.
Time is running out for the Scot, with former manager Sam Allardyce waiting in the wings, they are in desperate need of a win.
Black Cats Underdogs
Sunderland remain underdogs in this fixture, it's no surprise given their appalling form this season and Arsenal's excellent form.
They will be looking to register their first win of the season, and move level with Swansea City who are above them in the table.
Their recent record against Arsenal is awful, they haven't beaten the Gunners in a league fixture in seven years.
Sunderland are 13/2 with Jermain Defoe at 8/1 to score first.
Arsenal In Excellent Form
Arsenal travel to the Stadium of Light in excellent form, they are at the opposite end of the form table to Sunderland.
They won their last fixture against Reading 2-0, an excellent result for a side that made nine changes from their draw against Middlesbrough.
A double from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (33, 78) was enough to settle the tie for Arsenal, with the Gunners now facing a tie against Southampton at the Emirates.
It was the Gunners fifth win in all competitions, with the North London side really looking like a team capable of competing on all fronts.
Gunners Looking To Go Top
Arsene Wenger will have targeted a quick response to the draw against Middlesbrough, it is only their second draw of the new season.
The Gunners have had an excellent start to the season, despite losing their opening fixture against Liverpool, it is their only defeat so far however.
It also remains their only defeat in all competitions, they have come a long way with wins against Burnley and Chelsea giving Arsenal another dimension this season.
Their excellent record means they come into this match as favorites, they will be looking to register their seventh win of this new Premier League season.
This will be a tough fixture for the Gunners, despite Sunderland's appalling record this season it will be a hard match against a side fighting for survival.
Arsene Wenger's side will be looking to maintain their overall record against Sunderland, with 56 wins, 40 draws and 45 defeats from 141 matches.
Arsenal are 2/5 with Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez at 7/2 to open the scoring.
The second match sees Manchester United take on Burnley at the Theatre of Dreams, with United looking to banish the memories of the horror defeat against Chelsea last weekend. Burnley will be looking to take another high profile scalp after beating both Liverpool and Everton this season.
Manchester United vs Burnley – Saturday 29th October 2016 – 15:00
Manchester United welcome Burnley to the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to improve on their disappointing defeats.
Jose Mourinho's side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Chelsea last weekend.
United got off to the worst possible start when they went 1-0 down to a Pedro goal in the 1st minute after terrible defending from Blind and Smalling.
Another mistake allowed Gary Cahill to make it 2-0 (21), with Eden Hazard (62) and N'Golo Kanté (70) completing a miserable return to the Bridge for Mourinho.
United In Mixed Form
Manchester United come into this match in mixed recent form, they are without a win in their last three Premier League matches.
They received a huge boost in midweek when they beat Manchester City 1-0 at Old Trafford, with a win in the EFL Cup a much-needed tonic.
United face Burnley and Swansea in the Premier League, before they host Arsenal in another huge match for Mourinho.
Mourinho will need to find the best formula for United, he is also under pressure to get the maximum points from those games.
Despite this poor recent form they remain 7th in the Premier League and a few wins could start another great streak.
Manchester United remain favorites in this fixture, despite their mixed recent record they are the bookies favorite to win at home.
They will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, they will be looking to rediscover their winning touch as well.
Their recent record against Burnley is excellent, winning two of their last three meetings.
Man United are 1/5 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 3/1 to score first.
Burnley In Great Form
Burnley travel to Old Trafford in excellent form, they have been in mixed form despite winning their last game.
They won their last fixture against Everton 2-1, a result that manager Sean Dyche will have been delighted with.
It's a result that has seen the Clarets defeat two of the Premier Leagues from sides, with both Liverpool and Everton failing to take a point from Burnley.
Sam Vokes opened the scoring for Burnley (39), with new Everton signing Yannick Bolasie (58) equalizing but Scott Arfield settled the tie for Sean Dyche's men late on (90).
Burnley Looking For Huge Win
Burnley will have targeted adding to Jose Mourinho's woes this season, it will take a monumental performance to beat United at home though.
Only Manchester City have managed it so far, all three of Burnley's wins have come at Turf Moor this season.
They come into this match on the back of two wins in their last five fixtures in the Premier League, a better record than United's.
Despite their excellent win 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 Clarets, they are yet to pick up a single point away from home and with United under pressure they will be wanting to make a huge statement.
Sean Dyche's side will be looking to better their overall record against United, with 29 wins, 14 draws and 33 defeats from 76 matches.
Burnley are 14/1 with Andre Gray and Sam Vokes at 12/1 to open the scoring.
The final match sees Tottenham face Leicester at White Hart Lane, with Spurs desperate to get back to winning ways having drawn their last three games. Leicester will also be keen to win with their record away at top flight opposition simply appling. They have suffered heavy defeats against Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea already this season.
Tottenham vs Leicester – Saturday 29th October 2016 – 15:00
Tottenham welcome Leicester to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking for a much needed three points.
Mauricio Pochettino's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool on Tuesday evening.
Two goals from Daniel Sturridge (9, 64) gave Liverpool a 2-0 advantage, with V Janssen penalty (76) ensuring Tottenham halved their advantage.
Their last result in the Premier League was a goal-less draw against Bournemouth last Saturday.
Spurs In Mixed Form
Tottenham come into this match in mixed recent form, they are still unbeaten in the league this season.
They have failed to win their last four fixtures, with three draws against Bournemouth, Leverkusen and West Brom prior to the disappointing Liverpool defeat.
The draws against West Brom and Bournemouth will have disappointed Pochettino most, with both of those fixtures more than winnable for Tottenham.
Despite the recent lack of wins, they remain just one point off the top of the Premier League and a win could start another great streak.
Tottenham remain 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 rediscover their winning touch as well.
Their recent record against Leicester is mixed, with just one win in their last four meetings.
Tottenham are 8/13 with Heung-Min Son at 9/2 to score first.
Leicester In Great Form
Leicester travel to White Hart Lane in great form, they have won back to back games in the Champions and Premier League.
They won their last fixture against Crystal Palace 3-1, a result that will have delighted manager Claudio Ranieri.
It's a result that has shown that Leicester can juggle the Champions League and Premier League, although they will have to be more consistent at doing so.
In truth Leicester dominated the game, going 3-0 up thanks to goals from Ahmed Musa (42), Shinji Okazaki (63) and Christian Fuchs (80).
A late goal from Yohanne Cabaye (85) proved to be little more than a consolation goal for the visitors.
Foxes In Need Of Win
Leicester will have targeted a much-needed win against one of the top sides, given that they have been comprehensively beaten by the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United away from home.
Ranieri's side have had a mixed start to the season, they have collected eleven points and remain 12th in the league.
They come into this match on the back of three wins, two defeats and a draw in their last six fixtures, a real mixed bag.
Despite their excellent recent form 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 Foxes, despite their own excellent form Tottenham are undefeated and at home.
Claudio Ranieri's side will be looking to better their overall record against Tottenham, with 30 wins, 15 draws and 37 defeats from 82 matches.
Leicester are 9/2 with Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani at 8/1 to score first.
Tip 1 – Perez to score first @ 4/1 and Sunderland to win 2-1 @ 22/1
Tip 2 – Ibrahimovic to score first @ 3/1 and United to win 3-1 @ 12/1
Tip 3 – Vardy to score first @ 8/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1