PREMIER LEAGUE: We preview Tuesday’s Premier League games – all with extended stats and a recommended BETDAQ bet.
BOURNEMOUTH V HUDDERSFIELD
7.45pm We’re into the busy December period in the Premier League now and the fixtures are coming thick and fast! We start Tuesday night football with Bournemouth hosting Huddersfield. Bournemouth have had a tough run of fixtures lately – they’ve had to play Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City in their last four fixtures and while they have found the net in all three games, they lost all three. Huddersfield had been in good form heading into Saturday’s fixture at home to Brighton but would have been disappointed to lose 2-1 and they don’t have a good record against Bournemouth. Aside from hosting the top teams here, Bournemouth have an excellent home record and we expect them to get back to winning ways – their performances have been good against better teams than Huddersfield and they can collect all three points here.
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Bournemouth to beat Huddersfield at 1.77.
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- Bournemouth are unbeaten in six home matches against Huddersfield Town in all competitions (W3 D3) since losing 0-1 in League One in August 2007.
- Huddersfield lost 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium against Bournemouth last season in the Premier League, conceding from four of the five shots on target they faced in the game.
- Bournemouth are looking to avoid five consecutive league defeats for the first time since March 2013, when they were in League One.
- Bournemouth have lost their last two home Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 15 at the Vitality Stadium (W8 D5 L2).
- Huddersfield haven’t won a midweek top-flight game (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) since March 1971 (3-0 vs Crystal Palace), drawing six and losing eight since then.
- Following their 2-0 win at Wolves in their last away game, Huddersfield are looking to secure back-to-back top-flight victories on the road for the first time since April 1956.
- Huddersfield have scored fewer second half goals than any other Premier League side this season, netting just twice after half-time.
- Huddersfield are the only side in the top four tiers of English football not to reach double figures for goals so far this season. The Terriers have netted just nine times in 14 games.
- Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has scored five league goals against Huddersfield – all his goals have come in 4-0 wins; two in August 2014 and a hat-trick in November 2017.
- Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has scored seven goals in his 14 Premier League games this season, just one fewer than he managed in 28 league matches last term.
BRIGHTON V CRYSTAL PALACE
7.45pm This is by far the most open market of the night and we expect a very close affair. The match odds at the time of writing currently trade; Brighton 2.96, Crystal Palace 2.9 and the draw is 3.1. There aren’t many places in the Premier League table between the sides, however Brighton have six more points. Palace have been playing some good football lately however similar to Bournemouth in the game above, they have had a tough run of fixtures. They have had to play Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester United in their last four games – however they got back to winning ways with a solid 2-0 win over Burnley at the weekend. Brighton managed to beat Huddersfield away from home at the weekend – they went into that game without a win in three so that has come has a nice boost to them. We have to say that the draw makes a lot of appeal here at 3.1 – the market is expecting a very close game and so are we; we’re happy to back the draw at 3.1.
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Draw at 3.1.
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- Brighton and Crystal Palace last met at the Amex Stadium in January in the FA Cup third round – the Seagulls won 2-1.
- Crystal Palace’s last away win at the Amex Stadium was in the Championship play-offs in May 2013, winning 2-0 thanks to a Wilfried Zaha brace; they’ve drawn one and lost one game there since.
- Each of Brighton’s last seven Premier League victories have been by a one-goal margin, last winning by more in February (4-1 vs Swansea).
- Crystal Palace – who beat Burnley last time out – are looking for consecutive Premier League victories for the first time this season.
- Brighton haven’t won any of their six midweek Premier League matches (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), drawing three and losing three.
- Brighton have won four of their last seven games in the Premier League (D1 L2), as many as their previous 19 combined in the competition.
- Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has scored five goals against Brighton in all competitions – more than he has against any other opponent.
- Brighton manager Chris Hughton is still yet to defeat Crystal Palace in a league match as Seagulls boss (P2 W0 D1 L1) – should he win this game, Palace will become the second side he’s beaten in a league game with four different teams, along with Reading; he’s beaten the Eagles with Newcastle, Birmingham and Norwich previously.
- In all competitions, Glenn Murray has scored five goals in eight appearances in this fixture, scoring three in five games for Crystal Palace and two in three for current side Brighton.
- Only Mohamed Salah (6) has scored the opening goal of more Premier League games this season than Brighton’s Glenn Murray (4).
WEST HAM V CARDIFF
7.45pm Both these sides had fantastic wins at the weekend. West Ham hammered Newcastle 3-0 away from home while Cardiff came back from 1-0 down against Wolves to win 2-1. That was a massive result for Cardiff and now they sit in 16th position but only two points away from the relegation zone. We have said time and time again this season that Cardiff appear to be much more competitive in front of their home fans and that would have to be a massive worry for tonight. Apart from losing to Manchester City and Spurs recently, West ham have been in good form and they have been scoring goals consistently too. We expect Cardiff to struggle away from home against and the 1.73 on West Ham looks great value to follow up their brilliant win at the weekend.
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West Ham to beat Cardiff at 1.73.
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- West Ham United have won their last six matches in all competitions against Cardiff City, scoring 14 goals and conceding just two in those wins.
- This is the first league meeting between West Ham and Cardiff since the 2013-14 season, when the Hammers won both matches 2-0 in the Premier League under Sam Allardyce.
- West Ham have lost their last three home Premier League games against promoted sides, more than they had in their previous 17 such games in the competition (W11 D4 L2). They’ve never lost four consecutive top-flight home games vs promoted sides.
- Cardiff have lost seven of their eight Premier League games in London, including the last six in a row. Their only victory came at Fulham in September 2013.
- Cardiff are looking to secure consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since April 1962 – the second win back then came against West Ham (3-0).
- No side have won more games from behind in the Premier League this season than Cardiff, with all three of their victories coming in such a manner.
- Cardiff manager Neil Warnock will be aged 70 years and 3 days on the day of this game – the Yorkshireman will become just the fourth manager to manage in the Premier League aged 70, after Sir Bobby Robson, Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Hodgson.
- Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has never won an away Premier League match in London (P12 W0 D2 L10) – including home games when he was manager of QPR and Crystal Palace, Warnock has picked up just three wins in 30 Premier League matches in London (W3 D8 L19).
- West Ham’s Javier Hernandez scored twice against Newcastle on Saturday – as many goals as he’d scored in his previous 16 Premier League games combined. He’s not scored in consecutive league games since February.
- Felipe Anderson has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games for West Ham. No West Ham player has more scored league goals than the Brazilian this season (5), while he’s also created a club-high 25 chances so far.
WATFORD V MANCHESTER CITY
8pm We saw yet another routine Premier League win at the weekend from Manchester City and it’s hard to see anything else but another win here. The markets agree, with City trading as short at 1.33 at the time of writing – Watford are a solid side and it just goes to show how brilliant City are that they start at such short odds away from home. Watford had an excellent start to the season however their form has fallen away since – they suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss to Leicester at the weekend and recently they failed to beat Southampton and Newcastle. We can’t see past an easy Manchester City win here with them banging in the goals for fun too – it’s been a while since they haven’t covered the handicap in Premier League games and we expect a similar story here. They’re 1.9 -1.5 goals and that looks cracking value to end the evening.
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Manchester City -1.5 goals to beat Watford at 1.9.
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- Watford are winless in their eight Premier League meetings with Man City, losing each of the last six in a row (D2).
- Manchester City have scored at least twice in their last eight meetings with Watford in all competitions, winning all eight by an aggregate score of 27-4.
- Manchester City’s last two away league games against Watford have seen them win 5-0 and 6-0 – the only team to score 5+ goals in three consecutive top-flight away games against an opponent is West Brom vs Birmingham, between December 1957 and April 1960.
- Only Preston in the first ever football league campaign of 1888-89 (+43) have had a better goal difference 14 games into a top-flight season than Man City’s +37 this term.
- Watford have beaten the reigning champions at home in each of their last two Premier League campaigns, beating Leicester 2-1 in 2016-17 and Chelsea 4-1 last term.
- Watford have won just two of their last 10 Premier League games (W2 D2 L6), having won each of their first four this season.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in 13 away Premier League games, winning 10 and drawing three. In that run they’ve scored 30 goals, while conceding just five and never more than once in a match.
- Watford have lost three of their last four home Premier League games (W1), as many as they had in their previous 15 at Vicarage Road (W8 D4 L3).
- Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has scored 10 goals in six games against Watford in all competitions, including a hat-trick in this exact fixture last term.
- Man City’s Raheem Sterling has had a hand in 14 goals in his 12 Premier League games this season (8 goals, 6 assists), more than any other player in the competition.
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