Flimsy Hammers could get smashed at Saints
Top tips for the Saturday 3pm games
Eddie Howe’s men created little at the Hawthorns but the Cherries enjoyed 71 per cent of the possession and they failed to score in just three home matches last season.
Watford played with a high intensity in their 3-3 thriller with Liverpool and they may feel like they can hurt the Cherries. But they have failed to keep a clean sheet in 14 league away matches and they are deficient defensively.
Both teams to score
2pts 8-11 Betfred
Summer signing Jermain Defoe is in contention to start but Simon Francis faces a late fitness test.
Troy Deeney may feature but Daryl Janmaat, Roberto Pereyra and Younes Kaboul will all miss out.
All four Premier League encounters between Bournemouth and Watford have ended in draws.
The Clarets picked up 33 of their 40 points in Lancashire last season and a surprise 3-2 triumph at champions Chelsea in their curtain-raiser should have Sean Dyche’s troops in buoyant mood.
West Brom won just one of their final 13 away games last term and they beat Bournemouth 1-0 at the Hawthorns last weekend despite having just 29 per cent possession.
Burnley draw no bet
1pt 4-5 bet365
Sean Dyche may name the same side that beat Chelsea, with Phil Bardsley and Dean Marney the only absentees.
Gareth Barry could be handed his debut but Gareth McAuley and James Morrison are still out.
Burnley are unbeaten in their last six meetings against West Brom at Turf Moor.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Defensive frailties - all too apparent last term - came back to haunt Liverpool at Watford in their opener and they may need their fleet-footed frontmen to get them out of trouble when Crystal Palace come calling.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were a joy to watch when Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were in full flow against the Hornets but they conceded three times from just four efforts on goal.
Palace have notched in ten of their last 11 meetings with Liverpool and can do so again.
Liverpool to win and both teams to score
1pt 15-8 bet365
Daniel Sturridge could be involved but Philippe Coutinho, Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana all miss out.
Wilfried Zaha is sidelined but Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur may be fit enough to return.
Liverpool conceded in 26 of their 38 Premier League games last term.
Leicester v Brighton
Leicester showed glimpses of their 2015-16 title-winning form when succumbing to a 4-3 defeat at the Emirates last weekend and the lively Foxes should have too much firepower for Brighton.
The Foxes were clinical infront of goal, they scored with each of their three efforts on target, and their classic counter-attacking style was used to good effect.
Harry Maguire and Wes Morgan have the makings of a resolute rearguard and the promoted Seagulls, who were defeated 2-0 by Manchester City last weekend, could struggle to land a blow.
2pts 3-4 Betfred
Danny Drinkwater, Vicente Iborra, Robert Huth and Nampalys Mendy remain on the sidelines.
Izzy Brown and record signing Jose Izquierdo are out.
Leicester have lost just one of their last seven Premier League home games.
The Saints threw everything at Swansea in an entertaining goalless draw last weekend – they won the shot count 29-4 – and it shouldn’t be long until Mauricio Pellegrino’s men start firing.
The Hammers were pitiful in their 4-0 capitulation at Old Trafford, they registered just one shot on target, and with a number of key players on the sidelines they remain a work in progress.
2pts 3-4 Betfred, Betway
Ryan Bertrand should start and Mario Lemina could make his debut. Virgil van Dijk is still unavailable.
Michail Antonio is in the squad but Andy Carroll, Cheikhou Kouyate and Manuel Lanzini remain out.
West Ham have won just one of their last eight Premier League away games.