Hull City have an outstanding opportunity to ease their relegation concerns when Burnley cross the Pennines to take on the revitalised Tigers.
The Clarets’ appalling record away from Turf Moor has been one of the stories of the season but their display in last weekend’s FA Cup loss to National League side Lincoln City on home soil suggested they may not be entirely free of relegation concerns just yet.
At Christmas Hull appeared to be relegation certainties themselves but they are a different proposition now under Marco Silva.
After beating Bournemouth in mid-January they have had to play Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal in their last four league games and have managed to clinch four points from those tough encounters.
Elsewhere, Bournemouth’s recent slide down the table looks set to continue at a West Brom team that continues to impress at The Hawthorns.
The Cherries have not won in 2017, securing only two points from their last six games and conceding 18 goals in the process. In contrast eighth-placed Albion are unbeaten in their last four matches and can be backed at 31/4 to beat Eddie Howe’s team 2-1 while the odds on both sides scoring appears tempting at 5/6.
Rock-bottom Sunderland were so dreadful in their 4-0 home loss to Southampton a fortnight ago that it is difficult to see anything other than an unhappy return to Everton for David Moyes.
Finally 13th-placed Watford can overtake West Ham if they beat Slaven Bilic’s inconsistent side at Vicarage Road. Both teams have shipped a lot of goals this season so a 2-1 victory for the Hornets should not be ignored at 17/2, while the odds on there being more than 3.5 goals in the match should be taken up at 5/2.