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Saints, Toffees, Hammers star in Premier League Saturday skirmishes

| 13.02.2016

Holly Thackeray | February 12, 2016

Saturday brings Coral customers another superb round of Premier League 3pm kick-offs, and plenty of excellent odds to boot.

In a hectic schedule brimming with fantastic weekend wagers, Bournemouth host Stoke City, while Crystal Palace clash with Watford, Everton wrangle with West Bromwich Albion, Norwich City face West Ham United and Swansea City square-up to Southampton. Peruse our preview of the afternoon encounters to see which flutters may tickle your fancy…

Bournemouth v Stoke City

  • Premier League
  • Saturday, February 13th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  • Dean Court, Bournemouth

Can the struggling Potters pick off Cherries?

Stoke City v Everton - Barclays Premier League - Britannia Stadium
Stuttering Stoke will be seeking a revival as they trek to the south coast after consecutive Capital One and FA Cup exits, sandwiched in between three straight Premier League losses.

Mark Hughes’ men are therefore outsiders at 16/5 with Coral to romp to an unlikely victory on the road, despite having downed Bournemouth earlier this season.

Hosts the Cherries are a more tempting team to back, with 11/5 for the coastal club to win to nil after the Potters failed to poach in any of their last three games.

Should Stoke end their drought at Dean Court, however, Marko Arnautoivc was last to get on the scoresheet and is 2/1 to do so anytime again.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth’s options to bag look better value with Benik Afobe 4/1 to fire home first and Glenn Murray 5/1 to finish the scoring.

Crystal Palace v Watford

  • Premier League
  • Saturday, February 13th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  • Selhurst Park, south London

Eagles and Hornets circling for three points

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Premier League - Vicarage Road
Neither of previously high-flying Crystal Palace or Watford have been finding results as easy to come by of late, making a 21/10 price for a draw at Selhurst Park appealing.

However, the Hornets have faced much stiffer opposition recently, managing to pinch a point from Chelsea, while narrowly losing out to Tottenham. Hitmen Odion Ighalo (6/1 to be first to score) and Troy Deeney (7/4 in the anytime market) still give their side an edge on their travels, making their 5/2 for victory better value than 6/5 for a home win.

As for Eagles net threats, defender Scott Dann is 7/1 to make it three goals in a row anytime, highlighting Palace’s troubles up top, with Emmanuel Adebayor 6/4 to find his first strike for Alan Pardew.

Everton v West Bromwich Albion

  • Premier League
  • Saturday, February 13th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  • Goodison Park, Liverpool

Toffees target Albion victory

Everton v Newcastle United - Barclays Premier League - Goodison Park
West Brom may pay the price for their midweek exertions, as they were forced to take part in a spot-kick lottery, after they failed to find a way past League One Peterborough again in their FA Cup fourth round replay.

Fresher Everton, then, will be licking their lips in anticipation of Albion’s visit and are odds-on 1/2 favourites for the win, or a more intriguing 21/10 to score three or more after hitting a trio of goals in all of their last three fixtures.

Wingman Aaron Lennon has been in fine fettle, having hit the target on all three of his last outings, so looks good as a 4/1 anytime shout, with usual suspects Romelu Lukaku (10/3 for the opener) and Ross Barkley (6/1 to strike last) also excellent value for some goal mouth action.

Norwich City v West Ham United

  • Premier League
  • Saturday, February 13th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  • Carrow Road, Norwich

Canaries and Hammers too slack at the back

West Ham United v Aston Villa - Barclays Premier League - Upton Park
Norwich play host to West Ham after six losses on the trot in all competitions and sit perilously in the Premier League relegation zone with a goal difference of minus 20. Defence has let them down but against Liverpool the Canaries showed they can compete in front of goal.

The Hammers, meanwhile, travel as tasty 19/10 favourites for three points, having dumped the Reds out of the FA Cup last time out.

Slaven Bilic’s boys are far from sturdy at the back themselves though, so are 5/1 for victory but both teams to score, with French flair in the form of Dimitri Payet (11/4 to net anytime) and English exuberance from Michail Antonio pivotal of late.

Swansea City v Southampton

  • Premier League
  • Saturday, February 13th
  • Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
  • Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Saints and Swans in Saturday scuffle

Southampton v Watford - Barclays Premier League - St Mary's
Both Swansea and Southampton have made great strides following recent poor patches, so are 2/1 to split the spoils here.

Though, Saints could prove prudent in the win market at 21/30, after going about their revival quietly and competently to steal into seventh place.

In addition to that, Ronald Koeman’s men have kept five consecutive clean sheets, so are superb at 8/5 to shut out the Swans.

As for scorer odds in this encounter, new Saints striker Charlie Austin is 9/2 to draw first blood, with Gylfi Sigurdsson 2/1 to notch anytime after striking three in his last three for the Welsh club.


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Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.