This Premier League preview sees the third round of Premier League games in a week.

Tottenham vs Watford – Saturday 8th April 2017 – 12:30 - Sky Sports 1

Tottenham are 30/100 with Heung-Min Son, Vincent Janssen and Dele Alli at 3/1 to score first.

Tottenham welcome Watford to White Hart Lane this Saturday lunchtime, with Tottenham looking to continue their excellent form.

Tottenham come into this match on the back of a 3-1 win against Swansea, with Spurs leaving it late.

Wayne Routledge (11) opened the scoring for Swansea, who were looking to register a crucial win in their relegation battle.

They led for the next 77 minutes in the match, but they conceded three goals late on to suffer a sickening defeat.

Dele Alli (88) levelled the scoring to continue his impressive season, which has seen him linked with Bavarian Giants Bayern Munich.

Heung-Min Son (90+1) gave Spurs the lead just three minutes later, with Christian Eriksen (90+4) completing the miraculous win.

Excellent Start For Spurs

Spurs have enjoyed an excellent season so far, they have won their last six successive matches.

Mauricio Pochettino and his side are in 2rd place in the Premier League, they are 7 points off Chelsea and 5 ahead of Liverpool.

Harry Kane had been in imperious form of late, his absence through injury could still have a huge impact on Tottenham's season.

Tottenham have lost just three games (the joint best in the league), and they also have the joint best goal difference in the league as well.

Much More To Come

Spurs come into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage and their current position dictating the odds.

In Watford they face a side who have won back to back matches, after struggling in their previous four fixtures.

Tottenham will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Watford, they have won the last six successive meetings.

white_hart_lane_jan_2008_2Hornets Moving Forward

Walter Mazzarri's men come into the match on the back of a 2-0 win, against an in-form West Brom.

The Hornets got the ideal start through M'Baye Niang (13), with a brilliant strike from outside the box.

On loan from AC Milan, Niang then provided a fine assist for captain Troy Deeney early in the second half (49).

It didn't go all Watford's way, with Miguel Britos sent off in the 65th minute for a second bookable offence.

Hornets Looking For Wins

Watford come into the match in mixed recent form, with the successive wins against West Brom and Sunderland papering over the cracks.

They will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce, moving above Southampton in the process.

There have been rumours surrounding the future of manager Walter Mazzarri, with the Italians position under scrutiny.

Hornets Underdogs

Watford come into this match as underdogs, with Tottenham's excellent form and home record informing the odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Walter Mazzarri's side, with Spurs chasing London rivals Chelsea.

The Hornets will be looking to better their overall record against Tottenham, they have won 5, drawn 3 and lost 13 of their 21 meetings.

Watford are 9/1 with Troy Deeney and Stefano Okaka at 12/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

Manchester City vs Hull – Saturday 8th April 2017 – 15:00

Man City are 2/11 with Sergio Aguero at 9/4 to score first.

Manchester City welcome Hull to the Etihad in the Premier League, with City looking to return to winning ways.

Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Chelsea, meaning Chelsea have done the double over City.

Eden Hazard (10) provided another reminder of his class, opening the scoring for Chelsea early on at the Bridge.

Sergio Aguero (26) equalised for the visitors, giving City a lifeline in the match and a chance at saving it.

That did not last long, with Eden Hazard returning to score his second of the match in the 35th minute.

City In Poor Form

City have been in poor form of late, they have won none of their last four fixtures, drawing 2 and losing 2.

It is also the first time in Guardiola's career that he has been defeated twice in a season by the same side.

Guardiola's men will be wanting to secure a second-placed finish as the minimum, they are 7 points behind Tottenham now.

They will need to rediscover the winning feeling, they still have the FA Cup and Premier League to play for.

Same Again For Pep

The match against Hull sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, with home advantage and league position dictating the odds.

They face a Hull side who have won back to back matches, with Marco Silva proving to be a magical appointment.

Pep will be looking for City to continue their overall record against Hull, with City winning 6, drawing 3 and losing 1 of their 10 meetings.

City_Of_Manc_StadiumHull In Great Form

The Tigers come into this match on the back of an excellent win, a 4-2 result against relegation rivals Middlesbrough.

Alvaro Negredo (5) opened the scoring for the visitors, with the Spaniard giving Boro the perfect start.

That didn't last long with Lazar Markovic (14) equalised for the Tigers, before Oumar Niasse made it 2-1 not long after (27).

Hull broke through Middlesbrough's defence again just six minutes later, with Abel Hernandez (33) making it 3-1.

Martin de Roon (45+1) scored the fith goal of the first half, seconds before the interval to make it 3-2.

Harry Maguire (70) scored the only goal of the second half to settle the tie, with Hull completing a 4-2 scoreline.

Spirit In The Camp

Hull have elevated themselves to another level under manager Marco Silva, with the Tigers moving out of the relegation zone with this win.

They currently sit 17th in the Premier League table, with that win taking them two points clear of Swansea.

The main aim of the season will be to remain in the top flight, if they can maintain their current form they will have a great chance.

Three Points Needed

Hull come into this match as the underdogs, despite their recent form and City's rotten run.

This will be a tough match for the Tigers, especially with Guardiola looking to produce a strong end to the season.

Hull will be looking to make history in this fixture, they have never beaten Manchester City away from home.

Hull are 12/1 with Oumar Niasse and Abel Hernandez at 12/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

Middlesbrough vs Burnley – Saturday 8th April 2017 – 15:00 

Middlesbrough are 11/8 with Alvaro Negredo at 9/2 to score first.

Middlesbrough welcome Burnley to the Riverside Stadium, with Middlesbrough looking like certainties for relegation.

Boro come into this match in poor form with another defeat, this time against Hull City 4-2 at the KCOM Stadium.

Alvaro Negredo (5) opened the scoring for the visitors, with the Spaniard giving Boro the perfect start.

That didn't last long with Lazar Markovic (14) equalised for the Tigers, before Oumar Niasse made it 2-1 not long after (27).

Hull broke through Middlesbrough's defence again just six minutes later, with Abel Hernandez (33) making it 3-1.

Martin de Roon (45+1) scored the fith goal of the first half, seconds before the interval to make it 3-2.

Harry Maguire (70) scored the only goal of the second half to settle the tie, with Hull completing a 4-2 scoreline.

Certainties For The Drop

Boro have struggled since the turn of the year, they are yet to register a win in 2017 and their recent record is poor.

They have lost five of their last six matches, picking up just one point from a possible 18 available.

Boro are seven points from safety, with just eight games remaining they are the favourites to be relegated.

They have scored just three goals in their last six games, their defence has been ruthlessly exposed, conceding 12 during that time.

Boro Favourites

Middlesbrough come into this match as favourites, despite their poor form Burnley are yet to win away this season.

Boro will be looking to register their first win this year, it is crucial if they are to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

Middlesbrough will be looking to register their first win over Burnley in three matches.

Middlesbrough

Home Record Continues

Burnley come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win against Stoke, continuing their incredible home form.

George Boyd (58) scored the winner for the Clarets, who eased their relegation concerns with a victory.

It was a tight encounter between the two sides as you'd expect, it was Boyd's first goal since December.

This result ends a run of two months without a win for Sean Dyches side, they have been unlucky at several stages of that run though.

The result means that the Clarets continue their incredible home record, with 32 points at Turf Moor.

Survival All But Assured

The club have seemingly completed their main objective this season though, with Premier League survival assured.

With 35 points they are in 14th position, and seven above the relegation zone with 7 games to go.

Burnley's form in their last six had been poor, but that win does give them something to build on.

Burnley Underdogs

The Clarets come into this match as the underdogs, but this match is an excellent opportunity to register a first away win.

This will be a tough match for Sean Dyche and his men, with Middlesbrough fighting for their lives.

Burnley will be looking to draw on the result earlier in the season, where they won a cagey affair 1-0.

Burnley are 11/5 with Andre Gray at 13/2 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Eriksen to score first @ 9/2 and Tottenham to win 3-1 @ 10/1

Tip 2 – Aguero to score first @ 9/4 and City to win 2-1 @ 9/1

Tip 3 –Negredo to score first @ 9/2 and a 2-2 draw @ 16/1

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