Football | Preview of Saturday’s Premier League games

Football | Preview of Saturday’s Premier League games
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There is a busy and important schedule of matches in tomorrow’s Premier League. While emphasis may be on Sundays pivotal games involving the top two, Liverpool and Manchester City, there are significant encounters on Saturday.

The early kick-off of12:30 sees Jan Siewert’s Huddersfield side travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Huddersfield have lost nine of their last ten league games on the road, and that streak looks likely to continue as Mauricio Pochettino looks to build on his sides Champion’s League win over Man City midweek.

Spurs will be without the injured Harry Kane, but the attacking triumvirate of Fernando Llorente, Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura should see them leapfrog Chelsea, temporarily at least, into third place.

Chris Hughton’s Brighton will be hoping to turn on their collective heel’s and put some daylight of substance between themselves and the bottom three. Tomorrow’s opponents Bournemouth, are heading in the right direction, Eddie Howe’s side knowing a victory would lift them onto 41 points and in touching distance of definite survival.

If Burnley can overcome Cardiff at Turf Moor, it will be a considerable step towards Cardiff joining Fulham and Huddersfield in The Championship next season. Fulham could have a further nail hammered home if they fail to get something from a resurgent Everton side who have won three on the bounce.

Southampton will be keeping a keen eye on games around them – a Cardiff win would see very real pressure on Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side. But their primary focus will be on welcoming a Wolves side who not only have conceded in each of their last 12 away games, but also haven’t won in their last four away games. Southampton will look to stretch that to five.

Manchester United have lost two of their last three games, and will be hoping to take advantage of a West Ham side that are struggling on the road. Six defeats in seven away games, does not bode well for Manuel Pellegrini’s team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his side struggle domestically in recent weeks, as well as the midweek home defeat to Barcelona. A much needed win would see some swagger return. It’s becoming a prerequisite at this stage.

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