BPL PREVIEWS

first_imgSOUTHAMPTONVS EVERTONEverton last won at Southampton in April 2002; since then, in six visits, they have lost three and drawn three. And they have failed to score in their last three games. Saints are still without Ryan Bertrand, while there are doubts over Jordy Clasy, Fraser Forster and Florin Gardos. Everton Leighton Baines, Muhamed Besic, Gerard Deuloeu, Darron Gibson, Tony Hibbert, Aiden McGeady, Kevin Mirallas, Steven Pienaar.SUNDERLANDVS NORWICH CITYSunderland lost 4-2 while Norwich were beaten 3-1 last weekend, but Norwich arrive with confidence; they are unbeaten in their last four Barclays Premier League games against the Black Cats. Sunderland test Gomez and Yann M’Vila while the Canaries are without Youssef Mulumbu and have doubts over Kyle Lafferty and Martin Olsson.SWANSEA CITY VS NEWCASTLESwansea City held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw last weekend and face Newcastle, a team they are unbeaten against in their last six Barclays Premier League meetings, winning five. However, Papiss Cisse scored twice at the Liberty Stadium to steal a draw for Newcastle. Swansea test Ki while Newcastle have doubts over Anita Vernon, Remy Cabella, Paul Dummett, Emmanuel Riviere, Curtis Good and Sylvain Marveaux.TOTTENHAMVS STOKE CITYBoth teams lost to Championship contenders last weekend; Spurs were beaten at Manchester United while Liverpool won at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke beat Spurs home and away last season but for this game they miss defender Ryan Shawcross and have doubts over Marko Arnautovic, Bojan Krkic, Marc Wilson and Erik Pieters. Tottenham test Danny Rose, Roberto Soldado and Andros Townsend.WATFORDVS WEST BROMNewly promoted Watford bring Premier League football back to Vicarage Road after drawing 2-2 at Everton. The last time the teams met there in the top division, Watford won 5-1, in August 1985. Watford’s Miguel Britos and Giedrius Arlauskis complete two-match bans. Albion, meanwhile, are still without goalkeeper Ben Foster.LIVERPOOL VS BOURNEMOUTHAfter losing narrowly at home to Aston Villa in their first ever Barclays Premier League game last weekend, Bournemouth travel away for the first time in the competition. It is the first time they have ever played Liverpool at any league level; Liverpool won 3-1 at Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup in 2014, and in a total of six cup clashes, Liverpool have won four and drawn two.last_img

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