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Southampton v Stoke City – Home win
The Saints have not lost at home to Stoke since 1980 and, considering the fantastic form Ronald Koeman’s side are currently in, they are excellent value to preserve that record. Having smashed Sunderland 8-0 last time out, and remaining unbeaten at St Mary’s this season, Southampton are a fearsome prospect for the Potters.
Sunderland v Arsenal – Away win
Arsenal have been defeated just once in the Premier League so far this campaign, and face a Black Cats backline demoralised by their Southampton drubbing. The Gunners did the double over Sunderland last term, scoring seven, and also hold the historical advantage, with 52 league wins over the Wearside team.
West Brom v Crystal Palace – Home win
Alan Irvine has his side in sensational form, with just one loss in their last five games in all competitions., including taking points from Tottenham and Manchester United. In-form forward Saido Berahino has scored five in his last four games, and also netted against the Eagles last term.
Birmingham v Bournemouth – Away win
Rudderless Birmingham face high-flying Bournemouth, who have won all of their last three Championship outings. Forward Callum Wilson will be aiming to net his ninth in all competitions for the Cherries, who hold the head-to-head record over the Blues, emerging triumphant six times from 12 previous clashes.
Bolton v Brentford – Away win
The Trotters are currently helping Blackpool prop up the Championship table, and are in a poor run of form, having won just once in their last six league games. With just three victories in all competitions this term, Bolton could be easy prey for a visiting Brentford side that are unbeaten in their last three outings.
Leeds v Wolves – Draw
This will likely be a close affair, with four of their previous five meetings being 1-0 scorelines (Wolves winning three). Both sides have been draw magnets this season, though, getting nine collectively from their last eight matches, so back a share of the spoils again, as was the outcome in their previous battle.
Middlesbrough v Watford – Draw
Boro and the Hornets are currently third and second in the Championship respectively and, with neither side winning their last match, a draw would be the safest option at the Riverside, which was the result here last season.
Nottingham Forest v Blackburn – Home win
Forest won both battles last term, and have not lost at home to Blackburn in the league since 2001. Stuart Pearce’s side started the season well, but have not won in their last six games, however host a team equally in poor form. Back them to finally taste victory.
Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich – Home win
The Owls have amazingly beaten the Canaries in their last eight meetings and, despite being eight places and four points behind them in the table, must be backed for another victory. Both clubs are without a win in their previous four Championship matches, though.
Barnsley v Bristol City – Away win
The Robins are League One table-toppers and have won three of their previous four battles against Barnsley, and are still unbeaten from their first 14 games. The Tykes, on the other hand, are without a victory in their last two matches and are way down in 16th, a whopping 17 points behind Bristol City. There can only be one winner here, so back the visitors.
Dundee v Hamilton – Away win
Accies are unbeaten since the opening day of the Scottish Premiership season across all competitions, and if they’ve won at Celtic and Motherwell, then they are more capable of doing so against Dundee.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Dundee United – Draw
These sides are next to each other in the table, so expect a tight contest. Some of the guile United had last term has gone following Ryan Gauld’s sale to Sporting Lisbon. Inverness and the team from Tannadice look evenly matched, though.
Partick Thistle v St Johnstone – Draw
Another set of sides next to one another in Scotland’s top-flight, St Johnstone’s away form can pick up at Partick by them pinching a point. Two of the last three meetings have ended in a draw, so that looks a sensible shout again.
Hibernian v Hearts – Away win
The team from Tynecastle are flying high, despite recent financial difficulties, as they top the Scottish Championship ahead of this Edinbrugh derby. Hearts are unbeaten in the league, plus have won five of the last six against Hibs.
Manchester United v Chelsea – Away win
Premier League leaders Chelsea should have more than enough to beat the Red Devils here, despite Diego Costa’s absence. Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic have formed a formidable partnership in the Blues’ engine room, which will be problematic for Louis van Gaal.