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Barclays Premier League football previews of weekend matches

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Everton vs Southampton

After successive defeats in the Barclays Premier League, Everton have won their last two, but at Goodison Park, they have won just four games. They need one more win, from five remaining, to avoid a club record (five, in the old First Division in 1957-58).

Their fewest home wins in the Premier League was six (in 1998-99 and 2000-01). Southampton won 3-0 against Everton in December and have taken seven points from their last three.

Leicester City

vs West Ham

Leicester have gone eight Barclays Premier League games without a win, taking just two points from a possible 24. West Ham arrive with just three away wins all season and have gone seven on the road since their last away victory, at West Bromwich Albion in early December. The Hammers are unbeaten in their last seven games against Leicester, winning the last three, including December's 2-0 Upton Park victory.

Swansea vs

Hull City

Hull are unbeaten in their last three trips to Swansea, but the last two were draws and they have won just one of their last 14 visits in the league, in the old Third Division in May 2003. However, the Tigers have won just twice away this season and scored only 11 goals on the road. Hull miss the suspended Tom Huddlestone.

West Brom vs QPR

West Bromwich Albion have lost just once in their last 10 home league games against Queens Park Rangers - in October 1999 - but when the teams met in December at Loftus Road a Charlie Austin hat-trick earned Rangers a 3-2 win. However, Rangers have lost 13 of their 14 away games, while six of Albion's eight wins have come at home. Albion miss the banned Craig Dawson.

Burnley vs Tottenham

The three previous Premier League games between these teams have produced 14 goals. In December, Spurs won 2-1, while in January Spurs won 4-2 in the FA Cup after drawing 1-1 at Turf Moor. Burnley remain in the relegation zone after winning just five games, four of which have come at home. Spurs, meanwhile, have won three of their last four in the league.

Sunderland vs Newcastle

Dick Advocaat, the former Holland manager, takes charge of Sunderland for the first time at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have gone seven league games without a win, but are unbeaten in their last six games against north-east rivals Newcastle, winning the last four for the first time since they first met their rivals in 1898.

A fifth win would equal Newcastle's record five straight wins in this fixture, between February 2002 and April 2006. Newcastle are without the banned Papiss Cisse and Fabricio Coloccini.