2016/17 – Game 02 – Round 07: New Month

Round 07 is the start of a new month after Martin G’s success in February.

League Tables

Saturday

The lunchtime kick-off (Sky Sports, 12:30) sees Manchester United, unbeaten in 16 Premier League matches (W9 D7), host Bournemouth who have lost four-in-a-row. Foregone conclusion? Probably!

“We’re a better attacking team than defending at the moment so we need to close those margins. We’re working hard.”

Eddie Howe, Bournemouth Manager

We have the pleasure of five matches at the ‘traditional’ kick-off time on Saturday (that’s three o’clock in the afternoon for you young ‘uns!), including most of the struggling teams of the Premier League.

The revitalised Leicester under the temporary stewardship of Craig Shakespeare host Hull City who could become the first promoted side to do the double over the reigning champions in a Premier League season.

Stats would suggest there’s very little hope for Middlesbrough in their trip to Stoke, who are unbeaten at home in the last seven matches. Include the fact that ‘Boroh haven’t beaten their hosts away since 1998, and you can see why.

Burnley could surpass their best ever Premier League points tally with a victory in their away trip to Swansea.

Watford haven’t collected three points in any of their previous four Premier League meetings with Southampton. The Hornets Troy Deeney has scored four goals in the last four Premier League games and could be the difference for the home team again.

“We need to improve and stop sitting back. We have done it too many times, and it is a mentality we need to change.”

Walter Mazzarri, Watford Manager

Crystal Palace have won a higher proportion of their Premier League points this season away from home than any other side (54.5%), so their hosts, West Brom, will need to have their wits about them at The Hawthorns.

The teatime match (BT Sport, 17:30) is probably the highlight of the day. Fourth place Arsenal travel to fifth place Liverpool, as both teams look to start a run of matches that would see them close the gap to top spot and also secure a Champions League spot for next season.

“There have been 16 goals scored in the 90th minute or later in the Premier League encounters between Liverpool and Arsenal – more than any other fixture in the history of the competition.”

PremierLeague.com

Sunday and Monday

There are two matches on Sunday – both live on Sky Sports. In the first match in-form Tottenham will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches (W3 D5) against Everton. Equally though, Everton are currently on a nine match unbeaten run (W6 D3) in the Premier League. Got draw written all over it then?!

The second Sunday match (16:30) is Sunderland v Manchester City. Of the 25 Premier League matches between these two sides, Man City have won 17! Considering Sunderland’s terrible for this season, surely this can only end one way – with a bucket load of goals for City?

Monday Night Football will be coming atchya from West Ham when the Pensioners of Chelsea come to town. One of two strikers could make a significant mark in this match, with Diego Costa and and Andy Carroll both a whisker away from scoring their 50th Premier League goal – Carroll needs one while Costa will be looking for two to reach the half-century.

Tables

Below you can see three tables – one for the current Round, one for the month-to-date standings, and finally the total points to-date.

Round Points

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Month Points

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Overall Points

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