Premier League Matchday 13 Preview

By  Umair Asif - 25 November 2016

With their European duties over, the Premier League Clubs will be back to tackle the other big task at hand. Even after 12 Matchdays, the uncertainty is still thick, but one thing is for sure; sheer excitement is guaranteed for every fan. As we head to Matchday 13 in Premier League, let’s have a look at all the ten fixtures scheduled for this weekend. 

Burnley v Man City

With Yaya Toure back in the ranks, Pep Guardiola will be more confident about maintaining a winning streak for a bit long. However, Burnley’s form this season has remained a bit unpredictable and they can pull off an upset on any given day, against any side. So, Man City will have to be very cautious before traveling to Turf Moor.

Hull v West Brom

Hull City have never lost against West Brom at home, maintaining a clean sheet in the last two encounters. However, Tony Pulis is yet to lose against Hull, winning his last three Premier League encounters against Tigers. West Brom will be their eying second successive win under Tony Pulis, and it will be the first time since 2012 when West Brom will win back-to-back matches.

Leicester v Middlesbrough

Leicester have never won a Premier League fixture against Middlesbrough in the 21st century. It is interesting but we hope to see the Champions bouncing back to their winning ways in the Premier League after confirming a second-round place in the Champions League. Danny Drinkwater will be unavailable, but Islam Slimani and Leonardo Ulloa will be back from injuries. 

Liverpool v Sunderland

Liverpool holds an impressive record against Sunderland as the Black Cats have never beaten the Reds at Anfield. Other than that, Liverpool were unbeaten against Black Cats in all competition in the last 18 games. However, David Moyes will be hoping to script a new story this time and extend the winning streak to three matches.

Swansea v Crystal Palace

After winning their first match against Crystal Palace in the Premier League back in 2013, Swansea are winless over their last five meetings. However, out of the six Premier League meetings between the two sides, four of them have ended in draws. Thus, this can be the one dull encounter you don’t want to see in Premier League.

Chelsea v Spurs

The league toppers, Chelsea, will host the only unbeaten side in the Premier League this season and their city rivals, Tottenham. Spurs don’t have an impressive away record against Chelsea, but their record in London derbies is also a point to ponder. Pochettino will be eager to sneak into the top four, and a win against Chelsea will be the perfect announcement.

Watford v Stoke

Stoke’s visit to Watford has never been a mesmerizing one, and this becomes evident from the failure to score in the last six meetings. Also, Watford has lost just once against Stoke, winning on four occasions. Stoke will be aiming to bounce back to after a disappointing home defeat against Bournemouth.

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth

Arsenal are in a prolific form this season and have also won all their previous meetings with AFC Bournemouth. However, their last four Premier League matches have resulted in a draw, but the Gunners are expected to not lose points in this home fixture.

Man Utd v West Ham

West Ham have won only twice against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last 23 meetings. After a disappointing start to the season, West Ham started winning matches but unfortunately are once again lurking behind, going three games without a win. On the contrary, Manchester United will be hoping to extend their winning streak and close the gap at the top.

Southampton v Everton

Saints haven’t scored in their last two matches at St Mary’s Stadium. This is the worst home record for Southampton since 2015. Everton secured their biggest away win against Saints in their previous visit to St Mary’s. It’s a must-win game for both the sides if they want to keep their chances for European qualification alive.

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