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BPL previews

Published:Friday | November 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM

EVERTON V

WEST HAM UNITED

Both teams are doing well. Everton are unbeaten four league games, winning two, while West Ham are unbeaten in their last five, though after three wins, they have drawn their last two. Everton are unbeaten in their last 12 Barclays Premier League games against the Hammers, winning eight, including the last four. Everton’s Gareth Barry is out.

LEICESTER CITY V SUNDERLAND

Leicester have lost their last four games in the Barclays Premier League without scoring. A fifth defeat would represent their worst run since January 2006, in the Championship, and their worst in the Premier League since October 2003. And they have gone six hours and 50 minutes without scoring.

NEWCASTLE

UNITED V QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Newcastle are on a roll; they are unbeaten in six games, winning their last five. That run includes four straight Barclays Premier League victories, their best run for a year. A fifth win would be their best since April 2006. QPR, missing the banned Rio Ferdinand, have lost all of their five away games this season and have been beaten in their last four Premier League visits to St James’ Park.

STOKE CITY V BURNLEY

Bottom club Burnley got their first league win of the season last time out, at home to Hull, but away from Turf Moor the Clarets have drawn two and lost three of their five away. Stoke City have only five home goals so far while Burnley have only three away.

CRYSTAL PALACE V LIVERPOOL

Liverpool have gone three league games without a win and have lost their last two. A third straight defeat would represent their worst league run since October 2003. In this game last season Palace came from three goals behind to draw 3-3 and dent Liverpool’s title hopes. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is out for another six weeks.

HULL CITY V

TOTTENHAM

Hull have failed to score in their last three and have gone four Barclays Premier League games without a win. And Spurs, missing the banned Kyle Naughton, have lost three of their last four in the league. But in three Premier League visits to the KC, Tottenham are unbeaten, drawing one and winning the other two.