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BPL PREVIEWS

Published:Friday | September 11, 2015 | 9:00 AM

NORWICH CITY VS BOURNEMOUTH

If past records are anything to go by, Bournemouth should be confident. They last lost at Carrow Road in November 1952 in the old Third Division South. Since then, in 10 visits, the Cherries have won five, but four of the last five visits have ended in draws, including last season, when Callum Wilson scored Bournemouth's equaliser.

WATFORD VS SWANSEA

Watford suffered their first lost of the season last time out, at Premier League leaders Manchester City, where they extended their run without a goal in the division to 277 minutes. Games between these teams, going back to 1920, have a habit of producing goals. In 20 games, there have been 52 goals, with Watford scoring 30 in 10 wins, four draws and six defeats. The Swans, though, have won on their last two visits.

WEST BROM VS SOUTHAMPTON

West Bromwich Albion have lost their opening two games at The Hawthorns. A third defeat would represent their worst sequence at home at the start of the season since the 1969-70 campaign. Southampton signed Dutch Under-21 centre back Virgil van Dijk from Celtic for £11.5 million before the deadline and is expected to make his Saints debut at The Hawthorns.

SUNDERLAND VS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Tottenham have three points, their worst start to a Premier League season since 2008. But Spurs have a good record at Sunderland. In 14 Premier League visits, Spurs have won six and drawn four while losing only four. Since their last defeat at the Stadium of Light, in April 2010, they have drawn two and won two. A year ago, Spurs led twice at Sunderland before a Harry Kane own goal earned the home side a point.

LEICESTER CITY

VS ASTON VILLA

Leicester City are in third place after their impressive unbeaten start to the Barclays Premier League campaign, their best start since 2013 in the Championship. It is their best start in the Premier League since 2000, when they went on to finish in 13th place. Leicester have also scored five goals in two home games, the most by any club in the division after four games this term.

WEST HAM VS NEWCASTLE UNITED

Newcastle United players have been shown nine red cards since the start of last season, more than any other Barclays Premier League side. The latest miscreant is Aleksander Mitrovic, who was sent off in the 1-0 defeat by Arsenal. He is banned for the game at Upton Park as a consequence. While the Magpies may be heavy on red cards, they are light on goals.