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WATFORD v ARSENAL

Surprisingly, they are tied on the head-to-head stats - both winning nine of their 19 meetings.

That said, Arsenal have won six of their last seven meetings going back to 1999. Last season, in two matches, the Gunners put seven goals into the back of the Hornets' net, without reply. A must-win for Wenger.

  • Can try: Gunners to clear 1/2 Goal

TOTTENHAM v LIVERPOOL

They shared the points in their two meetings last season.

Liverpool will relish this fixture. You have to go back to 2012 to find the last time Spurs beat them. They were level at the break (0-0, 0-0, 1-1) in their last three meetings.

  • Can try: Draw-Draw on 
HT-FT option

CHELSEA v BURNLEY

Believe it or not, Chelsea are given only a 31 per cent chance of winning this.

But you have to go back to 1973 to find the last time Burnley beat Chelsea. When they met in this fixture in the 2014/15 season, they drew 1-1. In their last five meetings, Chelsea have led at the interval.

  • Can try: Chelsea on 1/2 Goal

CRYSTAL PALACE v BOURNEMOUTH

Last season, the Eagles were dismal at home - winning six from 19.

But the same goes for the Cherries. They, too, won only six times while on the road. Last season, 32 of Bournemouth's matches had goals at the break. In all, 22 of them ended EVEN. Palace failed to score in 14 games.

  • Can try: Draw on 1x2

EVERTON v STOKE

Last season, Everton were dismal at Goodison Park, winning just six from 19 home games. Last season, both kept 10 clean sheets.

They played a seven-goal thriller when they last met in this fixture. Seven of their last 10 meetings ended with one goal at the interval.

  • Can try: Everton 1-0 at the break

LEICESTER v SWANSEA

Last season, the wily Foxes scored seven goals against the Swans - without reply. Both times they led 2-0 at the interval.

Last term, Leicester lost just once when playing at King Power Stadium. As for the Swans, they won just four from 19 while on the road.

  • Can try: Swansea at +1.5 Goals

SOUTHAMPTON v SUNDERLAND

Last season, the Saints were strong at St Mary's, losing just five from 19. The Black Cats, on the other hand, were disappointing when on the road, winning just three from their 19 away games.

On last season's stats, EVEN seems the way to go. Their last three meetings saw them level at the break.

  • Can try: THREE on Total Goals

HULL v MAN UNITED

The head-to-head stats say the Tigers cannot win. However, when the two teams last met in May 2015, Hull held on to a 0-0 draw.

Worth noting that last season, the Red Devils won just seven of 19 when playing away and EVEN seemed to be the call in Man United matches. So far this season, it's been Even-Even.

  • Can try: Man United on the 1x2

WEST BROM v MIDDLESBROUGH

The last time these two teams clashed was in the Championship of the 2009/10 season.

That season, the Baggies won 5-0 (away) and 2-0 (home). Only once in their last 10 meetings has it been 0-0 at the interval. The last time Boro beat West Brom was in 2006.

  • Can try: EVEN on Even-Odd option

MAN CITY v WEST HAM

Only twice in their last 10 meetings have they marched off all square.

Last season, Man City lost just five from 19 matches at home while the Hammers also lost five of 19 when playing away. OVER 2.5 seems to be the way to go in matches involving these two teams. This season, both of City's matches ended ODD.

  • Can try: OVER 2.5 on Over/Under option
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