Premier League Preview

There are just four Premier League games this weekend, all on Saturday, but they will have implications at both ends of the table.

Fourth placed Liverpool are looking to bounce back from their defeat to Manchester United last weekend, and victory over Watford at Anfield – would take them into third, as the top-three are not in league action this weekend.

The other three games feature the bottom three – Crystal Palace, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.

Bottom-of-the-table West Brom are eight points off safety, and nothing more than three points is needed from their trip to Bournemouth.

Both Palace and Stoke will climb out of the drop-zone, if they win. Palace, who are looking to end a run of four-successive defeats travel to Huddersfield – who themselves are just four-points off the bottom three.

Stoke are also looking to move out of the drop-zone as they host Everton at the Bet365 Stadium.

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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AFC Bournemouth 15:00 West Bromwich Albion

TEAM NEWS: Tyrone Mings is ruled out for Bournemouth whilst Danny Pugh is an injury doubt. Gareth Barry is a doubt, but James Morrison, Nacer Chadli and Daniel Strurridge remain sidelined.
KEY FACT: Bournemouth have scored in their last 11 Premier League matches but have only kept one clean sheet in that time
MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 17/20 Draw 5/2 WBA 16/5
bet365 Pick: Bournemouth to win @17/20
ANDY SAYS: Tough call but think Bournemouth will have too much for West Brom…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Has to be a home win, West Brom are just so poor at the moment…2-0
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Huddersfield Town 15:00 Crystal Palace

TEAM NEWS:  Jon Stankovic, Elias Kachunga, Sean Scannell, Terence Kongolo and Michael Hefele are all sidelined for Huddersfield. Palace are without Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Yohan Cabaye and Mamadou Sakho are all ruled out whilst Connor Wickham is close to a return and could be involved.
KEY FACT: Huddersfield could complete a league double over Crystal Palace for the first time in the 20 campaigns in which they have met.
MATCH ODDS: Huddersfield 2/1 Draw 2/1 Palace 6/4
bet365 Pick: Draw @2/1
ANDY SAYS: I think my former club have been unlucky so far, so for me I can see them winning…1-2
GRAEME SAYS: Has to be Huddersfield for me here, but will be close…2-1
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Stoke City 15:00 Everton

TEAM NEWS: Maarten Stekelenburg, James McCarthy, Eliaquim Mangala and Gylfi Sigurdsson are all injured, whilst Ashley Williams is suspended. Mame Biram Diouf will be assessed ahead of kick-off, but Stephen Ireland and Lee Grant remain sidelined.
KEY FACT: Stoke manager Paul Lambert is looking for his first Premier League victory against Everton, at the eighth attempt 
MATCH ODDS: Stoke 11/8 Draw 9/4 Everton 2/1
bet365 Pick: Over 2.5 goals @23/20
ANDY SAYS: Close game but I see Stoke coming out on top…1-0
GRAEME SAYS: I think Everton could take something but I will go with Stoke to edge it…2-1
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Liverpool 17:30 Watford

TEAM NEWS: Liverpool have a near fully fit squad, but Nathaniel Clyne is not involved. Craig Cathcart and Heurelho Gomes are back in contention for Watford but Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Cleverley, Christian Kabasele, Gerard Deulofeu, Younes Kaboul and Molla Wague all remain out.
KEY FACT: Liverpool have never been defeated in consecutive PL matches under Jurgen Klopp.
MATCH ODDS: Liverpool 1/6 Draw 6/1 Watford 14/1
bet365 Pick: Liverpool to win & Both Teams To Score @8/5
ANDY SAYS: Liverpool will grab all three points here, don’t see Watford getting anything…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: Comfortable home win here for Liverpool, little doubt…3-0
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