This Premier League preview sees another two fantastic televised fixtures covered.

West Ham take on Arsenal at the London Stadium, with the home side in all sorts of bother.

The Hammers have really struggled to impact this term, with the dreaded second season syndrome affecting a number of highly successful clubs last year, notably West Ham and Leicester. Slaven Bilic's side come off a double header against Manchester United at Old Trafford, with the Hammers drawing one and losing the Cup tie.

Arsenal come into this match on the back of a hard fought win against Bournemouth, they have been excellent after their first week collapse against Liverpool and that remains their only defeat of this season in all competitions.

West Ham vs Arsenal – Saturday 3rd December 2016 – 17:30 - BT Sport 2

West Ham

West Ham welcome Arsenal to the London Stadium on Saturday evening, with the Hammers struggling with consistency this season.

The hosts come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Diafra Sakho (2) gave the visitors a lightning start, shocking the hosts in the process, it was an excellent response.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (21) levelled for the hosts, the Hammers holding the lead for under 20 minutes.

United continued their struggles in front of goal, with Randolph in superb form to deny the hosts and it was enough to secure a share of the spoils.

Hammers Struggling

The response from the Hammers was excellent, especially given the nature of the defeat to Tottenham the previous week.

Slaven Bilic's side conceded two late goals in two minutes, with their defensive frailties ruthlessly exposed.

West Ham will be looking to make it a first win in five Premier League matches, they are currently in another rough patch of form.

Hammers Underdogs

The Hammers head into this fixture as the underdogs, with Arsenal's excellent record this season informing those odds.

West Ham will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will also be looking to gain some much-needed momentum.

Slaven Bilic's men will be looking to continue their recent record against Arsenal, they took four points off Arsene Wenger's side last season.

West Ham are 100/30 with Andy Carroll at 15/2 to score first.

West Ham

Arsenal Seek Winning Start

The Gunners come into this match in excellent form, winning their last match 3-1 against Bournemouth last weekend.

Alexis Sanchez was at the double again (12, 90+1), with new father Theo Walcott putting the icing on an incredible week for the Gunners (53).

Callum Wilson had equalised for Bournemouth from the penalty spot (23), it wasn't enough for the Cherries as they were soundly beaten in the second half.

Arsenal End November Well

Arsenal had drawn their last three matches, with the dreaded November curse hitting them to a lesser degree this season.

In previous seasons November has seen them lose a string of games, the fact they haven't been playing well and picked up points is testament to the resilience of this squad.

They have lacked rhythm at times during these matches and a top class finisher in those games, it is the difference between one point and three.

Arsene Wenger's side are in an excellent position in the Premier League, they are unbeaten in their last eleven matches and just three points off Chelsea who are top.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal come into this match as favourites with their excellent performances this season informing that.

The Gunners have experienced just the one defeat this season, they have gone up a level with their Champions League performances as well.

Arsenal come into this match in great form and with the weight of results behind them, they have also won 10 of the last 10 meetings against the Hammers.

Arsenal are 3/4 with Olivier Giroud at 7/2 to open the scoring.

 

The second fixture sees Bournemouth take on Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth come into the match in poor recent form, they have won against Stoke but have lost their other three fixtures either side of that have resulted in defeats. The most recent of which was a 3-1 defeat against the Gunners, it was a valiant performance from the Cherries but saw them lose nonetheless.

Liverpool come into the fixture in Red hot form, they have continued their winning streak with another two wins in the last four days against Sunderland and Leeds. Jurgen Klopp's side toiled in both matches but were still able to find that cutting edge required to win the matches, an excellent omen for the Anfield outfit.

Bournemouth vs Liverpool – Sunday 4th December 2016 – 13:30 - Sky Sports 1

Bournemouth

Bournemouth welcome Liverpool to the Vitality Stadium, with the Cherries looking to recover after another tough result.

Eddie Howe's side come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat away against Arsenal, a result that will have disappointed the Cherries.

Alexis Sanchez was at the double again (12, 90+1), with new father Theo Walcott putting the icing on an incredible week for the Gunners (53).

Callum Wilson had equalised for Bournemouth from the penalty spot (23), it wasn't enough for the Cherries as they were soundly beaten in the second half.

Cherries In Mixed Form

Bournemouth come into this match in mixed recent form, the defeats against Arsenal, Sunderland and Boro meaning they come into this match looking at four defeats in five matches.

They had seemingly turned the corner after a tough start, with excellent results against Hull, Everton and Tottenham prior to the Middlesbrough result.

Howe's side have had an excellent start and find themselves in 10th position after 13 games, they don't come much tougher than Liverpool though.

Bournemouth Underdogs

Recent poor results mean Bournemouth go into this match as underdogs, they have never won a game against Liverpool.

They will be looking to register their fifth win of the season, in turn avoiding a fourth defeat in five matches.

Bournemouth will be looking to make history in this fixture and give Liverpool their second away defeat of the season.

Bournemouth are 19/5 with Callum Wilson at 15/2 to score first.

Bournemouth

Reds March On

Jurgen Klopp's men come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win against Sunderland at home on Saturday.

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.

Liverpool were also able to progress by the same scoreline in the EFL Cup in midweek, winning 2-0 against a valiant Leeds outfit.

Reds In Excellent Form

Their recent form will have delighted manager Jurgen Klopp, especially in the last two matches where they have won with late goals.

They have only dropped points against Manchester United, Tottenham, Burnley and Southampton this season.

Liverpool are the top goal scorers in the league, they trail leaders Chelsea by a solitary point, with life at the top extremely tight.

Klopp's Side Red Hot Favourites

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

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

Jurgen Klopp's men will also be looking to continue their excellent record against Bournemouth, with five wins in five meetings.

Liverpool are 4/6 with Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino at 4/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Ozil to score first @ 7/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

Tip 2 –Sturridge to score first @ 4/1 and Liverpool to win 2-1 @ 7/1

 

 

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