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Coral preview trio of Saturday Premier League 3pm kick-off clashes

| 31.01.2015

Coral preview three 3pm Saturday kick-offs, as resurgent Crystal Palace welcome out-of-form Everton to Selhurst Park, Liverpool entertain West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion host Tottenham.

Crystal Palace v Everton
Palace have been busy with transfers this winter window, but new signing a former Newcastle United cult hero Shola Ameobi will seemingly have to wait for his debut as he has been deemed not match fit.

However, recent Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo, who netted for the Eagles against Southampton in the FA Cup, is a 2/1 anytime chance here in his first home game for Palace.

Jordon Mutch, meanwhile, could feature too to stand in for skipper Mile Jedinak, who is away on international duty at the Asian Cup with Australia.

Alan Pardew has been a revelation since joining his former side, winning his first four matches, the last three being comeback victories, and his side face Everton at the right time.

The Toffees (9/5 chances for victory) are without a win in their previous six Premier League games, losing four, which is why Palace are the slight 17/10 favourites.

Palace are unbeaten in their last three games against Everton, triumphing in their last two 3-2. Coincidentally, their previous two encounters this season (against Southampton and Burnley) have also been that same scoreline, so back them at an enticing 45/1 price to win by that exact result once more.

Liverpool v West Ham
Head-to-heads between this duo have been tight in recent seasons, and they are both next to each other in the table this term, with West Ham (9/2 for victory) one point ahead in seventh.

The Hammers won 3-1 at Upton Park against the Reds earlier this term, but Liverpool, who are undefeated at home against the Londoners in their last 41 top-flight games since 1963, are odds-on favourites at 4/6.

Glen Johnson surprisingly has three strikes against his old club, and is 9/1 to net again anytime. Skipper Steven Gerrard also has a good goal record in matches with West Ham, and is 7/4 in the same market.

For the Hammers, back former Reds flop Andy Carroll, who is 11/4 to score anytime.

West Brom v Tottenham
This fixtures usually produces close results too, three of the previous five have been draws (that outcome again is priced at 11/5), while West Brom (15/8) and Tottenham (13/8) have one win apiece.

James Morrison has been the scourge of Spurs in recent seasons, getting two late strikes to steal points, including the sole goal at White Hart Lane this term. The English-born Scotland international is 6/1 to net anytime, and 16/1 to score last once more.

For Tottenham, back in-form Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, who have both got goals against the Baggies before, in the anytime market at 5/4 and 2/1 respectively.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.