This Premier League preview sees the 3pm kick-offs in full swing.

Sunderland kick off against Leicester at the Stadium of Light, with the home side a lot more positive after their more recent results. Their last three fixtures have seen two much needed wins and a valiant loss against Red hot Liverpool.

Leicester have been blowing hot and cold in the Premier League this season, their home form has been incredible but their away form has seen them take just one point.

Sunderland vs Leicester – Saturday 3rd December 2016 – 15:00

Sunderland

Sunderland welcome Leicester to the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to improve on last weekend's results.

Sunderland come into this match in good form, despite losing their last match 2-0 against Liverpool last weekend.

After an uneventful first half, two late goals from Divock Origi (75) and a James Milner penalty (90+1) gave the home side a 2-0 win.

David Moyes side will feel very unlucky, they kept a free-scoring Liverpool down to the absolute minimum until late on.

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 have been delighted with the resolve shown by his side in those matches and they will now look to bounce back after this defeat.

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

They have now moved back below Swansea to go bottom of the Premier League, although there is plenty of optimism after their last three performances.

Black Cats Favourites

Sunderland come into this match as favourites, with Leicester's appalling away record this season and the Black Cats recent performances informing that.

This will be a tough fixture for the Black Cats, Leicester are a side that have yet to come good away from home.

David Moyes' side will be looking to better their recent record against Leicester, they have won none of their last six encounters.

Sunderland are 4/6 with Jermain Defoe at 9/2 to score first.

Sunderland

Leicester Seek Away Win

Claudio Ranieri's side come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough last weekend.

Alvaro Negredo twice gave Boro the lead (13, 71), with the Spaniard taking his tally for the season to three goals.

Riyad Mahrez levelled the score from the penalty spot (34), with Islam Slimani converting their second penalty of the game very late on (90+4).

It was a much-needed result for the Foxes, who are under a little bit of pressure after their appalling Premier League season.

Foxes In Mixed Form

Leicester had gone into the weekend's fixtures in poor form, having won just one of their last six and that was in the Champions League.

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

The Foxes have been excellent in the Champions League, Claudio Ranieri's men have confirmed their passage as group winners to the last 16.

Leicester Underdogs

Leicester come into this match as the underdogs, their failure to secure more than one away point proving to be detrimental to their title defence.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they have already lost twice as many games as they lost the whole of last season.

Ranieri's side will move onto 16 points with a win, a result that could take them level with Stoke who are 11th.

Leicester are 4/1 with Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani at 9/2 to open the scoring.

 

The second fixture sees Tottenham take on Swansea at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham have finally been beaten this season, their epic twelve game unbeaten run was ended by Chelsea who are the leagues top team. Pochettino will be looking for a response from his players who have stuttered since defeating Pep Guardiola's City in October.

Swansea come into this match with their confidence sky high after winning the epic encounter against Crystal Palace. The nine goal thriller was an incredible match to watch with so many ebbs and flows and it got Bob Bradley off to the most incredible start.

Tottenham vs Swansea – Saturday 3rd December 2016 – 15:00

Tottenham

Tottenham welcome Swansea to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon, with Spurs losing their unbeaten tag last weekend.

Tottenham come into this match in mixed form, having been beaten twice in a week by the margin of 2-1.

The 2-1 defeat at Chelsea has ended their incredible unbeaten sequence, with the defeat at Monaco prior to that ending a lacklustre European campaign for Spurs.

Tottenham proved to be difficult opposition for Chelsea, especially when Christian Eriksen (11) opened the scoring with a thunderbolt.

Chelsea scored two goals in the second half with Pedro (45) and Victor Moses (51), finishing within 6 minutes of each other.

Tottenham In Need Of Wins

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

Tottenham now find themselves seven points behind leaders Chelsea, they will need to find the killer instinct up front, having drawn 6 matches, the highest in the league.

Since beating Manchester City 2-0, Tottenham have failed to capitalise, something that the manager will be very concerned by.

Spurs Favourites

Tottenham come into this match as favourites, with just the one defeat this season they have been very hard to beat.

This will be a tough fixture for the Mauricio Pochettino's side, with Swansea on the crest of a wave, having thumped Palace 5-4 last weekend.

Spurs have an excellent recent record against Swansea, they have won 11 of the last 12 encounters, their last defeat against the Swans coming in the 81/82 season.

Tottenham are 1/3 with Harry Kane at 11/4 to score first.

Tottenham

Swansea Boosted

The visitors Swansea come into this match on the back of a thrilling 5-4 win against Crystal Palace, one of the games of the season.

Wilfried Zaha (19) opened the scoring for the visitors to make it 1-0, with Gylfi Sigurdsson (36), and a Leroy Fer double (66, 68) giving the Swans a 3-1 lead.

James Tomkins (75), Jack Cork (82 og) and Christian Benteke (84) gave Palace an incredible 4-3 lead.

But Fernando Llorente scored two goals after the 90-minute mark (90+1, 90+3), to seal an incredible first win for Bob Bradley.

Swans Seek Momentum

It was an incredible game for Swansea and for their new manager Bob Bradley, who has broken his duck in emphatic style.

They have now ended a run of four defeats and two draws, the win takes them above Sunderland into 19th in the table.

Swansea have conceded 14 goals in their last six games, they will need to be much better defensively but it was a morale-boosting win.

Swans Underdogs

Swansea head into this fixture as the underdogs, due to Tottenham's excellent record and Swansea's defensive frailties.

They will be looking to register their third win of the season, backing up the excellent win and building on that momentum.

Bob Bradley's men will be looking to better their poor record against Tottenham, in 14 meetings, they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 10.

Swansea are 15/2 with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente at 10/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

The final match sees West Brom take on Watford at the Hawthorns.

West Brom come into this match in solid form, they are unbeaten in their last three matches and have secured some impressive results this season. A third win in four will be the perfect tonic for Tony Pulis' side. Their last match saw them draw 1-1 against Hull City.

Watford come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat at home against Stoke City, a result that will have disappointed manager Walter Mazzarri. Watford have also enjoyed an excellent start to their season and the Hornets will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend.

West Brom vs Watford – Saturday 3rd December 2016 – 15:00

West Brom

West Brom welcome Watford to the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to improve on last weekend's results.

West Brom come into this match in good form, despite drawing 1-1 away at Hull City last weekend.

Gareth McAuley was the unlikley opening source (34), with the defender heading in a Matt Phillips cross to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

Hull captain Michael Dawson (72) equalised late on, when a Robert Snodgrass effort was poked in by the defender to give the Tigers a share of the spoils.

West Brom Looking Forward

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

The result against Hull means they head into this fixture unbeaten in their last three matches, with another home win the target for the Baggies.

They have conceded 9 goals in their last six games, it will be an area of concern for Pulis, who normally prides himself on a solid defense.

Baggies Favourites

West Brom do come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage and Watford's poor recent run playing a part.

This will be a tough fixture for Tony Pulis's side, Watford will be organised and they will be motivated to put recent poor performances against Stoke and Liverpool behind them.

West Brom will be looking to continue their overall record against Watford, in 28 meetings they have won 14, drawn 7 and lost 7 times.

West Brom are 23/20 with Salomon Rondon at 9/2 to score first.

West Brom

Watford Aim For Consistency

Walter Mazzarri's men come into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat at home against Stoke last weekend.

A Heurehlo Gomes own goal in the 29th minute to hand Stoke all three points, with Charlie Adam heading into the path of Gomes, who was unable to save it.

The match hit the headlines after Mazzarri left down the tunnel without shaking Hughes hand, reportedly he did eventually do it in the Stoke dressing room.

Watford's home record has been good this season, the manager will be disappointed at losing like that at home.

Hornets Looking To Move On

The Hornets do come into this match in good form, they do have a mixed bag in their last six, winning three, losing two and drawing one.

Wins against Leicester, Hull and Middlesbrough will give them great confidence, despite two losses in their last three matches.

Watford have been solid at the back, during the Liverpool match they did concede more goals in one game than they had done for the prior six matches.

Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as the underdogs, with their recent defeats and their away form informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for the Walter Mazzarri's side, with West Brom also in excellent recent form despite a draw in their last fixture.

The Hornets will be looking to draw on last seasons victory, where they were able to beat West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns.

Watford are 12/5 with Troy Deeney at 11/2 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Defoe to score first @ 5/1 and Sunderland to win 2-1 @ 10/1

Tip 2 - Sigurdsson to score first @ 10/1 and Swansea to win 2-1 @ 25/1

Tip 3 – Berahino to score first @ 11/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

 

 

 

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