Southampton, Foxes, Swansea all in Premier League action

Holly Thackeray | November 6, 2015

Three thrilling 3pm Premier League kick-offs

Saturday’s afternoon Premier League action boasts an array of intriguing match-ups, as in-form Southampton travel to Sunderland, top four crashers Leicester City host Watford and Swansea City visit Norwich City.

Sunderland v Southampton

  • Premier League
  • Saturday, November 7th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  • Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Southampton v Norwich City - St Marys
Southampton are seeking to be the latest team to take advantage of Sunderland’s shambolic defending and are priced as odds-on 4/5 favourites with Coral for a successful trip, though are much better value at 9/5 to win to nil on Wearside.

The Black Cats endured a spectacular collapse last time out at Everton where, uncharacteristically for a Sam Allardyce side, they conceded six strikes. As Ronald Koeman’s men have found themselves among the goals of late, then, Saints look a superb shout at 11/4 to score three or more.

Koeman’s south coasters have surged up the Premier League table of late, and have not been beaten since September in all competitions. Scalping Sunderland should be no problem then, with goal-getter Graziano Pelle (4/1 to nab the opener) in potent form, and the likes of Sadio Mane and Dusan Tadic in support.

Though, the hosts do have a pairing with the potential for goals should Saints get sloppy, as dangerman Jermain Defoe (15/8 to strike anytime) and Scottish sharpshooter Steven Fletcher both bagged last time out.

Leicester City v Watford

  • Premier League
  • Saturday, November 7th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  • King Power Stadium, Leicester

Soccer - Capital One Cup - Fourth Round - Hull City v Leicester City - KC Stadium
The Foxes are firing on all cylinders and should possess more than enough in-form firepower to dispose of visitors Watford at home, with odds of 20/23 for victory reflective of just how well Claudio Ranieri’s men have been playing.

It’s tough to believe Leicester, who now formidably sit third in the Premier League, were at risk of relegation last term. A win against the Hornets would keep things ticking over nicely for the Midlands club, who have clocked-up at least one goal in all their games so far.

Yet, Ranieri’s rearguard has still been leaky, as the Foxes have remarkably kept just one clean sheet this campaign, so make much sense at a 5/2 price to win but with both teams to score. England international Jamie Vardy(10/3 to fire in first) and partner in poaching crime Riyad Mahrez are most likely to net for the hosts, while Odion Ighalo (7/4 to net anytime) is the most incisive Hornets hitman.

Norwich City v Swansea City

  • Premier League
  • Saturday, November 7th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  • Carrow Road, Norwich

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Manchester United - Liberty Stadium
Previous high-fliers Swansea are stuck in a poor patch of form at the moment, but are 2/1 to relieve some of the pressure on manager Garry Monk by snatching three points from the Canaries at Carrow Road.

Norwich, meanwhile, will take hope from the Swans’ poor record of just one win on the road and could claim a draw at odds of 23/10. Yet, if star attacking outlets Bafetimbi Gomis (6/4 in the anytime market) and Andre Ayew (2/1) get slick service, the hosts could easily come unstuck.


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Coral’s top tip: Back in-form frontman Graziano Pelle at fabulous odds of 4/1 to fire Southampton ahead