This Premier League Preview sees the 3pm kick offs in full flight, with three excellent fixtures.

The first fixture sees Hull take on Liverpool at the KCOM, with both sides coming into this match on the back of draws.

For Hull, they gained a point at Old Trafford, with Marco Silva continuing his excellent work with a much-needed point. For Liverpool, they ended a run of three successive defeats with a hard fought draw at Anfield, against league leaders Chelsea. 

Hull vs Liverpool – Saturday 4th February 2017 – 15:00

Hull welcome Liverpool to the KCOM Stadium in the Premier League, with both sides in desperate need of a win.

The Tigers come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw, against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

It was Hull's second fixture in less than a week against United, and yet again they have frustrated Jose Mourinho.

United were the dominant side at home, missing a hatful of chances and failing to break down a stubborn Hull defence.

Along with the 2-1 win at the KCOM, manager Marco Silva will be delighted with the application shown by his side.

They created a few chances of their own on the break, Hull could have easily nicked a win at Old Trafford.

Hull Need Wins

The Tigers have found wins hard to come by, but they have looked like a side resurgent under their new manager.

They are 19th in the Premier League, now two points behind Crystal Palace, they desperately need results.

With the sides around them winning it is imperative to get results, they are four points from safety.

Tigers Underdogs

Despite their resurgence, Hull come into this match as underdogs, with Liverpool looking in good form against Chelsea.

They will be looking to return to winning ways, and make it four wins in their last eight matches.

Hull will be looking to register their second win in three matches against Liverpool.

Hull are 6/1 with Abel Hernandez and Dieumerci Mbokani at 9/1 to score first.

Hull

Another Defeat

Jurgen Klopp's men come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, ending a run of three straight defeats

David Luiz (24) opened the scoring early on for the Blues, with an excellent free-kick that hit the post and went in.

It was a shocking mistake from Simon Mignolet, who wasn't even watching the ball when it went in.

Georginio Wijnaldum (57) equalised for Liverpool in the second half, with an excellent header to level the scoring.

Simon Mignolet redeemed himself late on with a penalty save, Diego Costa failing to convert after a Joel Matip trip.

Winless Streak Continues

The Reds have eased their mini-crisis, with three defeats in a week meaning they are now out of two cup competitions.

This means that Liverpool's only hope of silverware is now the Premier League, with the Reds still ten points behind the visitors Chelsea.

They have lost four of their last six matches, with January an appalling month of results for Liverpool.

Some fans have called for Klopp to be sacked, he will be delighted to have Sadio Mane back from AFCON.

Reds Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the favourites, another defeat would mean they have suffered four defeats in five matches.

With the absence of European football this season, they have been able to perform well in the league.

The Reds will be looking to continue their overall record against Hull, with Liverpool winning 4, drawing 3 and losing 3 of 10 fixtures.

Liverpool are 4/9 with Roberto Firmino at 7/2 to open the scoring.

 

 

The second fixture sees Southampton take on West Ham at St.Mary's, with both sides looking to bounce back from defeat.

Southampton lost against Swansea, who have now won their last two matches under Clement and look a proper side again.

West Ham had a much more humbling experience, losing 4-0 at the London Stadium against Manchester City.

Southampton vs West Ham – Saturday 4th February 2017 – 15:00

Southampton

Southampton welcome West Ham to St.Mary's in the Premier League, with both sides in desperate need of a win.

The Saints come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Swansea, with the Saints continuing their EFL Cup hangover.

Alfie Mawson (38) opened the scoring for Swansea, ensuring that the hosts went into the break with a 1-0 lead.

Shane Long (57) equalised for the Saints, with Long scoring his second goal in three matches.

Glfyi Sigurdsson (70) scored the winner for Swansea, with Paul Clement's side securing back to back wins.

Poor Performance

The Saints have had a reasonably mixed bag throughout the season, that result will have dented any confidence gained against Liverpool though.

They have won four of their last seven matches, but they have lost successive matches now though.

Claude Puel's side will need to arrest this slide as soon as possible, they have now dropped out of the top ten.

Saints Favourites

Southampton come into this match as favourites, with home advantage and their excellent recent form contributing.

This will be a tough fixture for Claude Puel's side, with West Ham smarting from another hefty defeat against City.

The Saints will be looking to draw on the previous two performances against West Ham, winning both matches.

Southampton are 8/11 with Shane Long at 4/1 to score first.

St Mary's Stadium

Another Defeat

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match on the back of a 4-0 defeat against Manchester City, with the Hammers suffering another home loss.

Kevin de Bruyne (17) opened the scoring for City, with the visitors making an excellent start.

David Silva (21) and new signing Gabriel Jesus (39) scored a further two goals, making it 3-0 going into the break.

Yaya Toure (67) converted a fourth from the penalty spot, midway through the second half.

It was another hefty defeat at the hands of Manchester City, with Guardiola's side scoring 9 goals in two matches at the London Stadium.

Hammers Need Solidity

West Ham have had a poor season so far, but this latest setback will have dented their confidence.

Former Saints defender Jose Fonte made his debut against City, safe to say it wasn't the ideal start.

West Ham have made a few good additions, including Hull's top goalscorer Robert Snodgrass.

Hammers Underdogs

The Hammers head into this fixture as the underdogs, although their away form has been more consistent than their home form.

West Ham will be looking to exact revenge for the previous two defeats, they will be needing a response as well.

Slaven Bilic's men will be looking to better their overall record against Southampton, they have won 21, drawn 20 and lost 24 of their 65 meetings.

West Ham are 18/5 with Andy Carroll at 15/2 to open the scoring.

 

The final match sees Watford take on Burnley at Vicarage Road. Watford come into this match full of confidence after defeating Arsenal at the Emirates, in the shock of the midweek results.

Burnley continued their excellent home form, with what turned out to be their 9th home win of the campaign against Leicester.

Watford vs Burnley – Saturday 4th February 2017 – 15:00

Watford welcome Burnley to Vicarage Road in the Premier League, with both sides in desperate need of a win.

Walter Mazzarri's men come into the match on the back of a 2-1 win, this time it was away against Arsenal on Tuesday.

The Hornets scored two goals in the opening 13 minutes, with Younes Kaboul opening the scoring in the 10th minute.

Troy Deeney (13) doubled the Hornets advantage just three minutes later, with Arsenal shell shocked.

Alex Iwobi pulled one back for the Gunners (58), but this defeat means their title chances hang by a thread now.

Hornets Looking To Move On

Watford's only prior win came against Burton Albion, in the third round of the FA Cup.

Their Premier League form had been poor in the last six, they have now ended a run of three defeats and two draws.

The win against the Gunners was an excellent result, with the Hornets denting Arsenal's title hopes.

Hornets Favourites

Watford come into this match as the favourites, with Burnley's poor away form informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Walter Mazzarri's side, with Sean Dyche's men desperate to record an away win.

The Hornets will be looking to better their recent record against Burnley, with just one win in their last six meetings.

Watford are 11/10 with Troy Deeney is at 11/2 to score first.

Vicarage_Road_Rous_and_SW_Corner_2012Another Home Win

Sean Dyche's side come into this match on the back of another home win, this time a 1-0 win against Leicester.

Sam Vokes (87) scored for the second successive home match, to ensure that the Clarets gained all three points.

It was another excellent day for Burnley, along with the transfer business they have done on the day as well.

They left it late but that is their ninth win at home, they have secured 27 points at home this season.

Clarets In Excellent Form

Burnley come into this match in excellent recent form, with the wins against both Leicester and Bristol City.

They will be looking to continue that run and finally register a first win away from home, with just two points so far.

Dyche's men will be looking to get to the forty point mark as soon as possible, they are 10 points above the relegation zone.

Burnley Underdogs

The Clarets excellent home record continues, they will be looking to finally win away from home.

A win will mean it is six wins in eight matches for the Clarets, they will be wanting to win away though.

Sean Dyche's men will be looking to continue their overall record against Watford, with the Clarets winning 14, drawing 9 and losing 8 of 31 matches.

Burnley are 5/2 with Andre Gray at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Niasse to score first @ 10/1 and Hull to win 2-1 @ 22/1

Tip 2 – Long to score first @ 4/1 and Southampton to win 2-1 @ 7/1

Tip 3 – Vokes to score first @ 11/2 and Burnley to win 2-1 @ 11/1

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