This Premier League Preview sees two televised matches, with both Merseyside clubs playing this weekend.

Swansea vs Everton – Saturday 6th May 2017 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1 


Swansea are 17/10 with Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson at 11/2 to score first.

Swansea welcome Everton to the Liberty Stadium this Saturday evening, with Swansea desperately looking to keep the pressure on Hull.

The Swans come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw, this time away against Manchester United.

It was United's 11th draw at Old Trafford this season, they have really struggled to get wins at the Theatre of Dreams.

Wayne Rooney (45+3) opened the scoring for United from the penalty spot, with the club captain stepping up when needed.

The penalty decision was questionable, with Rashford seemingly simulating contact and going down.

Man of the Match Gylfi Sigurdsson (79) equalized for Swansea, with an excellent free kick giving the Swans a deserved point.

Swans Struggling

Swansea have struggled recently, winning just one of their last six fixtures in the Premier League.

The Swans are in the relegation zone, two points behind Marco Silva's Hull who are in excellent form.

They will be hoping they are on the way back up in terms of form, they have taken four points from their last two matches.

Swansea will be looking to rediscover their winning touch under Clement, with a win here crucial to their survival hopes.

Big Test For Swansea

This match against Everton will be a huge challenge for Swansea, with Everton enjoying an excellent season overall.

They come into this match as underdogs, with their recent form and Everton's league position dictating the odds.

Swansea will be looking to register their 3rd win in 18 meetings against Everton, the last a 2-1 win at Goodison last season.

SwanseaGulf Huge

The Toffees come into this match on the back of a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea, with the gulf in class fairly evident at Goodison Park.

Everton did provide a stern test for the first hour of the match, with Chelsea struggling to break them down initially.

Pedro was the one who scored the breakthrough goal for Conte's side (66), with an exceptional long-range strike.

Gary Cahill scored his 8th goal of the season in the 79th minute, with a bundled effort eventually crossing the line.

Willian (86) settled the contest four minutes from time, continuing his fine recent form for Chelsea.

It was another excellent win for Chelsea who move one step closer to the title, for Everton it emphasizes just how far they have to grow.

Toffees In Mixed Form

Koeman's side have been in mixed form, with two of every result in their last six matches.

That was their 9th defeat of the season, with seven of those coming against top six opponents, they have a long way to go.

Thumping wins against Leicester and Burnley have ensured they retain some confidence, but Koeman will demand greater consistency.

They find themselves in 7th place, two points behind the Gunners, who have two games in hand.

Everton Favourites

Ronald Koeman's side come into this match as favourites, despite their mixed recent record.

This will be a tough match for Everton, with Swansea in desperate need of results in their battle against the drop.

Everton will be looking for a first win in seven meetings against Swansea, with their last Premier League win coming in the 2013/14 season.

Everton are 6/4 with Romelu Lukaku at 7/2 to open the scoring.


Liverpool vs Southampton – Sunday 7th May 2017 – 13:30 - Sky Sports 1


Liverpool are 8/13 with Roberto Firmino at 4/1 to score first.

Liverpool welcome Southampton to Anfield in a huge Premier League match, with Liverpool looking to consolidate a top four spot.

Jurgen Klopp's men come into this match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win away against Watford.

Emre Can (45+2) scored the only goal of the match, with a stunning bicycle kick that left Gomes helpless.

It was a goal worthy of winning any match, with Lucas providing yet another assist, but he couldn't have imagined that would happen.

There was little to choose between the two sides, Liverpool have seemingly lost Coutinho to another injury though.

Watford did have the chance to equalise late on with a stunning goal of their own, but Sebastien Prodl's shot thundered against the crossbar.

Top Streak

It was an excellent display from Liverpool, especially considering they have a catalogue of injury problems.

They have recovered from the defeat against Palace in excellent fashion, with this win crucial in the context of their season.

Liverpool are in third place as it stands, with their Manchester rivals enjoying games in hand.

They could find themselves in fourth place before this tie begins, should Manchester City win by a two-goal margin against Palace.

Reds Favourites

Liverpool head into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage and their excellent recent record informing the odds.

A win will be crucial for Liverpool's chances of finishing in the top four, with matches against West Ham and Middlesbrough to come.

The Reds will be looking to better their recent record against Southampton, they have failed to win any of the last four encounters.

LiverpoolSaints In Mixed Form

Southampton come into this match on the back of a goalless draw, this time against Marco Silva's Hull.

Marco Silva's side will see this as a massive point gained, with Eldin Jakupovic producing a crucial penalty stop late on.

The sides could not be separated for much of the match, but the Hull stopper denied Dusan Tadic the chance to give the home side a much-needed win.

There was very little between the two sides, with Southampton just edging possession with 51%.

They were narrowly ahead of shots overall, Southampton with 11 and Hull 9, but both sides struggled to convert with 2 shots on target to Hull's 1.

Saints Need Consistency

Claude Puel will be delighted with their season overall, although they only have a top ten finish to play for.

Manolo Gabbiadini, the signing from Napoli has been a revelation, he will be the danger man for the Saints in this fixture.

They will be targeting greater consistency, with a win drawing them level on points with West Brom who are in 8th.

Saints Underdogs

Southampton come into the match as underdogs, despite already winning at Anfield earlier in the season.

Claude Puel's side will be looking to spoil the Liverpool party again and dent their top four bid.

The Saints will be looking to make it five matches unbeaten against Liverpool, an excellent record.

Southampton are 17/4 with Manolo Gabbiadini at 7/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Baston to score first @ 7/1 and Swansea to win 2-1 @ 9/1

Tip 2 – Gabbiadini to score first @ 7/1 and Southampton to win 2-1 @ 14/1

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