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Watch Live: Fulham vs. West Ham United

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Craven Cottage is the scene as league bottom Fulham attempts stop West Ham United’s rise up the table (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

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West Ham has won three-straight matches, claiming three goals in each.

Both managers, Claudio Ranieri and Manuel Pellegrini, have won Premier League titles.

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Fulham: Rico, Odoi, Ream, Mawson, Bryan, Cairney, Chambers, Seri, Shurrle, Kamara, Mitrovic. Subs: Bettinelli, Christie, Johansen, Cisse, Vietto, Kebano, Ayite.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Anderson, Antonio, Hernandez. Subs: Adrian, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Obiang, Diangana, Carroll, Xande Silva.

Matchweek 17 Premier League odds: First-place Liverpool meets Man United

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Liverpool has kept it clean and tidy of late against Manchester United, and neither team’s recent form offers much hint of that changing drastically.

League-leading Liverpool is the -175 favorite with Manchester United a +525 underdog, with the draw offering +315 on the three-way moneyline and a 2.5-goals total on the Premier League odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Liverpool has been impenetrable at Anfield, with clean sheets in 11 of their last 12 home matches in the league, and it has also blanked Manchester United in its last three home matchups in all competitions.

The best value on Liverpool is to keep a clean sheet (+135), with a shutout victory (+185) being a chancier proposition. Manchester United, with Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young returning to the starting lineup after being spotted in a midweek Champions League game, does offer plus money on the double chance (+140).

Manchester City (-500) tends to have its way with Everton (+1200, draw +600), which it carries an eight-game unbeaten streak against (all competitions) into a Saturday matchup. A minus-2.0 goals spread at online betting sites and 3.5-goals total have killed some of the betting value on Man City, but Gabriel Jesus (+350 first scorer, -125 anytime) could offer a nice payout if he benefits from Sergio Aguero resting with an injury.

Crystal Palace (+170) takes on Leicester City (+190, draw +220) with Wilfried Zaha (ankle/leg) questionable to play. Leicester will likely have striker Jamie Vardy (groin; +450 first scorer, +200 anytime) healthy and it has scored in its last nine away matches in the league, making a straight both teams to score pick (-105) the percentage play while Leicester win / yes (+575) is a longer shot.

Huddersfield Town (+160) is in the relegation zone and Newcastle United (+215, draw +210) is wobbling just above it, which could make for a conservatively played match. With neither team being in convincing score, a 1-0 finish (+240) in correct score props offers slightly more value, while Laurent Depoitre (+500 first scorer) will be drawing into a depleted Huddersfield front line.

Fulham (+190) and West Ham United (+145, draw +255) have gone over 2.5 goals in their last six matches (all competitions), and there are strong scoring trends as Fulham has allowed multiple goals in 13 of its last 16 matches, while West Ham has scored three goals in each of its three consecutive wins. The OVER (+110) on the 3.0-goals total at sportsbooks seems like a wise play, and West Ham’s Felipe Anderson (+900 first scorer, +275 any time) is a darkhorse in the individual props.

And Southampton (+290) is home to Arsenal (-105, draw +290) on Sunday in its first home game under manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, who seems unlikely to have his team sit back. That reality make the both teams to score props worth examining, with Yes / Over 2.5 (-105) being the chalk pick. In winning margin props, Arsenal by two goals (+425) offers good value.

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Premier League player Power Rankings: Week 16

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With Liverpool the only unbeaten team left in the Premier League, plus Arsenal on a great run of form and the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham snapping away at the heels of Man City and Liverpool, there is a very good mixture of players in our top 20.

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A positive 10 days for Wolves and West Ham also sees their stars feature, as many players are now starting to become regulars as we are nearly halfway through the season.

Remember: this is a list of the top 20 performing players right now in the Premier League and based on them actually playing in the previous Matchweek. If they didn’t play due to injury or suspension, they aren’t going to make this list. Simple.

Let us know in the comments section below if you agree with the selections.


  1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – Up 13
  2. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) –  Up 2
  3. Felipe Anderson (West Ham) – New entry
  4. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) – New entry
  5. Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) – Down 4
  6. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – New entry
  7. Fernandinho (Man City) – Up 1
  8. David Luiz (Chelsea) – New entry
  9. Ben Foster (Watford) – New entry
  10. Alisson (Liverpool) – New entry
  11. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – Down 2
  12. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – Up 6
  13. Raheem Sterling (Man City –  Down 7
  14. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) – Down 2
  15. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) – New entry
  16. Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – Down 6
  17. Dele Alli (Tottenham) – Down 6
  18. Marcus Rashford (Man United) – New entry
  19. Diogo Jota (Wolves) – New entry
  20. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – New entry

Goal burst leads West Ham past Crystal Palace

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  • PVA, Palace takes early lead
  • Chicharito goal, assist
  • Felipe Anderson goal, assist

West Ham United scores three goals for the third-straight time, extending its win streak to three matches with a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday at the London Stadium.

Felipe Anderson, Javier Hernandez, and Robert Snodgrass scored for West Ham, now 10th with 21 points.

James McArthur and Jeff Schlupp scored for Palace, who has 12 points and sits two points above the drop zone.

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Palace took a lead after just seven minutes, when Patrick Van Aanholt‘s free kick was headed into the path of McArthur. His low shot was enough for 1-0.

West Ham had a lot of the ball, but little danger. Lucas Perez volleyed wide, and Felipe Anderson hit a fine cross that found no receiver as the Irons looked to level the score before halftime (to no avail).

You’d call Snodgrass’ second half equalizer well-deserved, as the in-form Scottish midfielder beat Wayne Hennessey with a swerving left-footed shot.

West Ham kept moving forward, with Pablo Zabaleta hitting a shot wide of goal.

The Irons took their first lead when Hennessey saved Felipe Anderson’s free kick and only primo poached Chicharito followed up the rebound, blasting it into the goal.

And it was 3-1 when Chicharito cued up Anderson for a goal that had been coming his way.

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Perez powers Irons past Cardiff City

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  • West Ham wins 2nd in four days
  • Two for super sub Perez
  • Antonio also scores

Lucas Perez scored two goals in five minutes to lead West Ham United to a 3-1 win over Cardiff City at the London Stadium on Tuesday.

Robert Snodgrass had two assists, and Michail Antonio also scored for the Irons. Josh Murphy scored in stoppage time for Neil Warnock‘s Bluebirds.

West Ham is now 12th with 18 points, while Cardiff is 16th with 11.

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Felipe Anderson set Marko Arnautovic up for a dangerous early chance, but the Austrian couldn’t find the frame with his effort.

It was an eventful half for Arnautovic who conceded a penalty before leaving the match with an injury.

Arnautovic shoved Junior Hoilett over, but Lukasz Fabianski saved Joe Ralls‘ penalty and it stayed scoreless into the break.

Perez put the Hammers ahead just after halftime with a strong finish, giving Robert Snodgrass a second assist in as many starts.

He’d score his second within minutes, and Snodgrass later garnered a second assist when Antonio headed his corner kick home to make it 3-0.

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