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Hull City v Crystal Palace – Away win
Palace are the in-form side heading in to this encounter, remaining unbeaten in their last four Premier League games. Hull, meanwhile, have been unable to defeat the Eagles in their last nine clashes, and are on a poor run of five games in all competitions without a win.
Leicester v Burnley – Home win
The Foxes have won five of their last eight outings against the Clarets, who are yet to taste a Premier League victory this term. Burnley have scored once just in all competitions this season, whilst Leicester are unbeaten on home turf in the league.
Liverpool v West Brom – Home win
Brendan Rodgers’ Reds have an excellent record at Anfield so far this season, having lost there just once in all competitions. The Baggies, by comparison, have won only one away game this campaign, and failed to beat Liverpool over their two encounters last term.
Sunderland v Stoke – Draw
The Black Cats are unbeaten at the Stadium of Light this season, but have notched up five Premier League draws, including two stalemates. Mark Hughes’ Potters meanwhile, have also kept things tight at the back during away fixtures, sharing the spoils on two of four occasions.
Swansea v Newcastle – Home win
Alan Pardew’s Magpies have yet to win a Premier League game this campaign and have registered only one victory over 90 minutes in all competitions. Recent history suggests Newcastle will face a tricky test, as the Swans have emerged triumphant from each of the last four encounters.
Middlesbrough v Fulham – Draw
Boro have not lost at home to Fulham since a Division 2 clash in 1984, 11 matches ago, and have gone five Championship matches this term without defeat. However, Fulham are on a run of back-to-back victories, after starting the season under former boss Felix Magath in dreadful fashion. Middlesbrough have drawn their last two, meanwhile, so back that outcome again.
Watford v Brighton – Home win
The Hornets have won two of their last three battles against Brighton, and five of their previous eight in the Championship this term. They are currently way up in third place, equal on points with first, and it is difficult to see Sami Hyypia’s Seagulls upsetting them, who are without a victory in six league games.
Wolves v Wigan Athletic – Home win
The Latics have four victories from their last five meetings with newly-promoted Wolves, but their form suggests the tides could turn. West Midlands club Wolves have lost just once in their last eight this term, while Wigan are without a win in five matches. A closely fought home victory could be on the cards.
Aston Villa v Man City – Away win
Villa started the season comprehensively, but have lost their last two against difficult opposition in Arsenal and Chelsea. They beat City at home last term, but were defeated in five of their last six against them in the Premier League. Manuel Pellegrini’s men are in poor form themselves, but got a good recent win against Hull.
Man Utd v Everton – Draw
The Toffees have been the scourge of United over the past couple of seasons, winning three of their previous four battles with them (all to nil), including at Old Trafford last term. While the Red Devils attack has immensely improved, their defence has dramatically declined. Both sides have drawn five times between them this term already, so expect a high-scoring share of the spoils here.
Chelsea v Arsenal – Home win
Former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas will be desperate to prove his former club wrong after passing up the option to re-sign him from Barcelona. Arsene Wenger’s folly has been beneficial to the Blues, however, and the strong home form that comes with Jose Mourinho sides means Chelsea will win.
Tottenham v Southampton – Draw
Spurs did the double over the Saints last term, but come into this one off the back of a Europa League group game. Ronald Koeman has really impressed since succeeding Mauricio Pochettino at the south coast side, and a score draw between two open teams, plus that former manager subplot, looks likely.
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich – Draw
Stuart Pearce’s side can expect their run of draws to continue here against the in-form Tractor Boys. It’s a real shame this one isn’t on TV this Sunday, because a clash of styles and setup make for a tasty Championship encounter between promotion hopefuls.
West Ham v QPR – Home win
Harry Redknapp will get no joy against his former club, who are looking fluent and fluid in their attack under current Hammers boss Sam Allardyce. This is in stark contrast to the goal drought Hoops players and fans are experienced. A home banker for West Ham.
Fiorentina v Inter Milan – Away win
Vincenzo Montella’s Viola are struggling in front of goal in Serie A, but Inter have been rampant thanks to strong form from playmaker Mateo Kovacic, plus strike pairing Mauro Icardi and Dani Osvaldo. Expect the Nerazzurri to repeat their away win from February in Florence.