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Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 12:00 AM

SWANSEA VS EVERTON

In September Everton lost 3-0 at Swansea in the Capital One Cup and, in November, the teams drew 0-0 in the Barclays Premier League at Goodison Park. Everton should be confident; in nine visits to Swansea they have never lost, winning eight - including all three Premier League visits - and drawn once.

SOUTHAMPTON

VS HULL CITY

Hull are without midfielder David Meyler, sent off in the 3-1 defeat at Swansea last weekend but he should be replaced by Tom Huddlestone, available after a two-match ban. Hull's record at Saints is poor; in 27 visits they have won just three, most recently in February 1951. Since then they have failed to win in 13 visits.

SUNDERLAND VS CRYSTAL PALACE

On their last two league visits to Sunderland, Crystal Palace have drawn 0-0 and in November the Black Cats won 3-1 against an Eagles side reduced to 10 men after the sending off of Mile Jedinek. The Aussie is missing this time as he completes a four-match ban. Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson is also banned.

TOTTENHAM VS ASTON VILLA

Tottenham are unbeaten in 12 Barclays Premier League games, home and away, against Aston Villa. Since Villa last beat Spurs, in September 2008 at White Hart Lane, they have lost nine - including the last five - and drawn three. In November Spurs won 2-1, but at least Villa scored against them for the first time in five attempts. Villa finished that game with 10 men after Christian Benteke was sent off.

WEST BROM

LEICESTER

Leicester City remain at the foot of the Barclays Premier League despite their 2-1 win over West Ham last weekend. West Bromwich Albion are seven points clear of the drop zone despite the 4-1 defeat by QPR last weekend. Albion, missing the banned Youssuf Mulumbu, have won their last three league games against Leicester.

WEST HAM VS STOKE CITY

West Ham are in the middle of a slump with just one win in nine Barclays Premier League outings. They face a Stoke side beaten in their last three, but the Potters are unbeaten in their last three games against the Hammers including the 2-2 home draw in November when Stoke threw away a 2-0 lead.