This Premier League Preview covers two of the three matches on Sunday with Crystal Palace taking on Hull and the later match sees West Ham taking on Liverpool.

Crystal Palace vs Hull – Sunday 14th May 2017 – 12:00 - Sky Sports 1

Crystal Palace are 1/1 with Christian Benteke at 4/1 to score first.

Crystal Palace welcome Hull to Selhurst Park this weekend, in a crucial battle in the context of relegation.

Sam Allardyce's side come into this match on the back of a 5-0 hammering against Manchester City.

David Silva opened the scoring for Guardiola's side (2), an excellent start for Manchester City.

It took City until the second half to double their advantage, with Vincent Kompany converting a low cross with a thunderous strike (49).

Kevin De Bruyne (59) made it three ten minutes later, with City really running riot at this stage.

Raheem Sterling made it 4-0 just eight minutes from time (82), Palace's defence ruthlessly exposed now.

Nicolas Otamendi made it 5-0 in injury time (90+2), the route complete and Palace completely blown away.

Eagles In Poor Form

That defeat was only Palace's third successive defeat, with Burnley and Tottenham defeating them prior to City.

It means that they are four points above the relegation zone, with just two games remaining.

They have beaten Arsenal and Liverpool in their last six, a win against Hull will confirm their safety.

They have conceded eleven goals in their last six matches, Allardyce will be wanting his side to sure up defensively.

Palace Favourites

Crystal Palace have endured an excellent run of results, but they come into the match on the back of three defeats.

This will be a tough match for Allardyce and his side, with Hull desperate to avoid relegation.

Crystal Palace will be looking to continue their record against Hull, in 17 matches they have won 6, lost 3 and drawn 8.

Tigers Struggling

The Tigers come into this match on the back of an 2-0 defeat, a first home loss against Sunderland.

It was the battle of the bottom sides, with Sunderland securing an excellent win despite their relegation.

Billy Jones opened the scoring for Sunderland midway through the second half (69), with a diving header.

Jermaine Defoe ended his drought late on (90+2), to give Sunderland a surprise win at the KCOM Stadium.

It means Sunderland despite their relegation will still have a huge say on the relegation battle with Swansea now out of the drop zone.

Spirit In The Camp

Hull have elevated themselves to another level under manager Marco Silva, that defeat has seen the Tigers drop into the relegation zone.

They currently sit 18th in the Premier League table, they remain just one point behind Swansea City.

The main aim of the season will be to remain in the top flight, they must win their last two matches to have any chance of doing so.

Three Points Needed

Hull come into this match as the underdogs, despite their good recent form home advantage has won out.

This will be a tough match for the Tigers, especially with Crystal Palace not certain of their safety yet.

Hull will be looking to draw on their recent record against Palace, in the last three meetings they have won two and drawn one.

Hull are 11/4 with Oumar Niasse at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

West Ham vs Liverpool – Sunday 14th May 2017 – 14:15 - Sky Sports 1

West Ham

West Ham are 18/5 with Andy Carroll at 13/2 to score first.

West Ham welcome Liverpool to the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with Liverpool looking to consolidate Champions League football.

Slaven Bilic's side come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win, this time against London rivals Tottenham.

It was West Ham's fifth match unbeaten, with three draws and two wins during that sequence.

Manuel Lanzini (65) scored the only goal of the game, just after the hour mark shattering Tottenham's title dreams.

The home side registered just 32% possession, but despite that they registered 13 total shots, more than Spurs 11.

Both sides had joint shots on target with 5, ultimately it was West Ham who prevailed though.

Home Comforts

The London Stadium hasn't been the happiest of hunting grounds for the Hammers this season.

Slaven Bilic will be delighted with his sides recent form though, with just three goals conceded in three matches.

They will be delighted to have registered a 1-0 win against Tottenham, ending their title dreams in the process.

The Hammers are on 42 points, and will be looking to end the season strongly with an unbeaten five-match streak.

Massive Fixture

West Ham face a tough challenge against Liverpool, with the visitors overwhelming favourites to win the match.

Slaven Bilic's men face a Liverpool side who are third in the league, and on the back of an excellent win against Spurs.

The Hammers will be looking to continue their five game unbeaten streak against Liverpool.

Reds In Excellent Form

The Reds come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw against Southampton, a poor result for Jurgen Klopp and his side.

It was another excellent defensive display from the Saints, who have not been beaten at Anfield this season.

Liverpool dominated this encounter, with 65% possession, 17 total shots and 8 shots on target.

For the first time in his Liverpool career, James Milner missed a penalty with Fraser Forster denying Liverpool a vital three points.

It is the second time that the Saints have defied Liverpool at Anfield, beating them in the league cup Semi-Final at Anfield.

Mixed Season So Far

Liverpool started the season in excellent fashion, but they have struggled to beat the sides below them.

It's another poor result against a side below the top six, with Liverpool giving United and Arsenal hope in the process.

They find themselves in third as things stand, with wins in their last two games guaranteeing them Champions League football.

Jurgen Klopp's men are in excellent form, with just one defeat in their last six against Crystal Palace.

Key Match For Klopp

The match against West Ham is another key match for Liverpool, they go into the match as heavy favourites.

Liverpool will be looking to take a huge step towards Champions League football, a win against the Hammers will all but seal that.

Liverpool will be looking to continue their overall record against West Ham. They have won 59, drawn 29 and lost 24 of their 112 meetings.

Liverpool are 7/10 with Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho are all at 9/2 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Benteke to score first @ 4/1 and 2-2 draw @ 12/1

Tip 2 – Sturridge to score first @ 9/2 and Liverpool to win 2-1 @ 7/1

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