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Ibrahimovic and Kane to star plus other Premier League bets to consider

Also, expect goals at the KCOM stadium.

1. Crystal Palace to win at Hull and BTTS (4/1)

PALACE ENDED THEIR run of six straight league defeats with a morale-boosting win against Southampton last weekend, and Alan Pardew’s side will fancy their chances of achieving their first back-to-back Premier League wins since September on Saturday.

Their opponents, Hull, have also endured a miserable few weeks. After winning their first two games of the season, the Tigers have gone on to win just five more points in their next 12 games and already look destined for an instant return to the Championship.

Mike Phelan’s men lacked any cutting edge in attack against Middlesbrough in a dire Monday night encounter, but will be encouraged by the fact Palace haven’t kept a clean sheet away from home in the league since they played Bournemouth on St Stephen’s Day last year.

But Palace should have too much quality for the Tigers in this one.

Crystal Palace v Southampton - Premier League - Selhurst Park Source: Olly Greenwood

2. Burnley to beat Bournemouth at Turf Moor (21/10)

There seems to be two Burnleys playing in the Premier League at the moment- the one that play at home and the one that plays away.

13 of the 14 points the newly-promoted side have won so far this season have come at Turf Moor, with just one of their 12 goals coming on the road.

Bournemouth, who came back from two goals down to claim a memorable victory over Liverpool on Sunday, need to re-focus after securing one of the club’s most famous results. But that is easier said than done.

With England international goalkeeper Tom Heaton set to return, Burnley may well pick up another vital three points that could go a long way in preserving their Premier League status for next season.

Burnley v Everton - Premier League - Turf Moor Source: Martin Rickett

3. Swansea to draw 1-1 at home to Sunderland (6/1)

Sunderland have undergone somewhat of a resurgence in recent weeks, with three wins from their last four Premier League matches.

And with David Moyes unbeaten against Swansea in the league, the omens are good for their good vein of form to continue.

The Swans though, have made their worst start to a Premier League season and questions whether new manager Bob Bradley was the right man to lead the Welsh club to safety still remain with the American winning just one of his first seven games in charge.

Both sides may settle for a draw ahead of a hectic and possibly season-defining festive period.

Bob Bradley File Photo Source: Nick Potts

4. Man City to win away at Leicester and Kevin De Bruyne to score anytime (3/1)

Manchester City travel to the champions in Saturday’s evening kick-off without suspended trio Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi.

Kevin De Bruyne however, will be keen to atone for last weekend’s glaring miss against Chelsea, which gave the visitors the opportunity to snatch all three points.

Leicester, who suffered English football’s heaviest-ever defeat in the European Cup when they were trounced 5-0 in midweek, have only won one of their last nine league matches.

Although it was a much-changed Foxes’ side, Claudio Ranieri will be concerned that the fringe players failed to stake a claim for a place in the first-choice team.

City’s relative inconsistent form has not manifested itself away from home in the Premier League, with Guardiola’s side having the best record in the division on the road, with six wins from seven matches. They will be hoping it is seven from eight come Saturday night.

Manchester City v Chelsea - Premier League - Etihad Stadium Source: Martin Rickett

5. Both  Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Harry Kane to score when Man United host Spurs (6/1)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s form is gaining momentum again, after a barren couple of weeks for the Swedish forward.

The 35-year-old coolly slotted home against Zorya in the Europa League on Thursday to make it six goals in seven matches, after scoring just once in his previous 11 games.

Harry Kane, who has never scored against United in his five previous encounters against the side, is also finding the back of the net again with seven goals in his last six appearances.

Sunday’s encounter at Old Trafford may be difficult to call but these two in-form strikers should have a big say in deciding the outcome.

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