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BPL previews27

Published:Friday | November 28, 2014 | 11:00 AM

WEST BROM VS ARSENAL

Arsenal have suffered their worst start to a season for 32 years, with 17 points from 12 games leaving them adrift in eighth place in the Barclays Premier League. However, the 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday earned them a 15th successive place in the KO stages of the Champions League. They travel to Albion, who have lost successive league games while winning just one in six. And Arsenal have lost just once in seven visits (in October 2005), winning four and drawing two.

BURNLEY VS ASTON VILLA

Burnley, after a torrid start, have won their last two games; a third victory would represent their best sequence in top-flight football since January 1975. Aston Villa arrive on the back of an eight-game run without a win, during which time they have won two points from a possible 24.

LIVERPOOL VS STOKE CITY

Liverpool have dropped to 12th place after losing their last three games in the Barclays Premier League. On Wednesday, they drew 2-2 in Bulgaria against Ludogorets and are one win away from qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League. In their last meeting with WBA, at Anfield, Liverpool won 5-3.

QPR VS

LEICESTER CITY

Queens Park Rangers are back at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League after losing at Newcastle United, but Leicester City arrive in west London after failing to score in their last five games and a total of 500 minutes – eight hours and 20 minutes. Leicester have won twice in their last three trips to Loftus Road.

SWANSEA CITY VS CRYSTAL PALACE

Swansea are eighth, despite the 2-1 defeat at Manchester City. At the Liberty Stadium, the Swans have won four, drawn one and lost only once, and they are unbeaten at home against Palace in their last three. Not since March 2009, in the Championship, have Palace won there. The Londoners, though, beat Liverpool 3-1 last Sunday and will be looking for only their second away win of the season.