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Key Stat: Chelsea have won their last ten Premier League home matches
Expert Verdict: Manchester City have failed to convince in the early stages of 2015 and their faltering title challenge could sustain another blow with a defeat at Chelsea. City's recent defeats to Middlesbrough and Arsenal highlighted shortcomings in defence and midfield which should be ruthlessly exposed by the Premier League leaders.
REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Watford have scored 11 goals in their last four league away matches
Expert Verdict: High-flying Bournemouth have suffered a little blip with two league defeats in three but will fancy their chances of bouncing back in this clash between two of the division’s highest-scoring teams. Watford have won only one game in seven against top-eight sides but should at least find the net at Dean Court.
Recommendation: Both teams to score
REFEREE: Lee Probert STADIUM: Goldsands Stadium
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Key Stat: Partick have lost just one of their last seven home Premiership matches
Expert Verdict: All four of St Mirren's league victories have come on the road, but Partick have proved stronger at Firhill than they were last season. This is just the sort of game the relegation-threatened Buddies need to get something from but with five of Thistle's last seven home matches finishing in draws, this could provide another stalemate.
REFEREE: Kevin Clancy STADIUM: Firhill Stadium
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Key Stat: Brentford have not drawn any of their last 15 league or cup matches
Expert Verdict: Middlesbrough’s defence – they have conceded one goal in seven including a clean sheet in the FA Cup win at Manchester City on Saturday – will be tested at Griffin Park. Brentford, crushed 4-0 at Boro in September, have won ten of their last 13 matches and scored two or more in nine of those games.
REFEREE: Simon Hooper STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Newcastle have scored only nine goals in 11 Premier League away matches
Expert Verdict: Injury-ravaged Hull have won only two from ten at home and conceded more goals than they’ve scored, but the Tigers may do enough to earn a draw at the KC Stadium. Newcastle have idled since Alan Pardew’s departure, and one win in six league games says they can’t be trusted.
REFEREE: Phil Dowd STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at West Brom||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Spurs have lost two of their last four league away matches
Expert Verdict: Tony Pulis has already made his mark at West Brom, making them a tougher side to beat and galvanising them to a hard-fought draw at Everton last week before beating Birmingham in the FA Cup. Tottenham have lost only one of their last eight league matches but are vulnerable defensively and underpriced at the Hawthorns.
Recommendation: West Brom
REFEREE: Kevin Friend STADIUM:
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