Shaun Annette previews Saturday's action.
Manchester City v Hull City Tigers | 12:45
Manuel Pellegrini will hope to steer his side to victory following their shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of Cardiff last weekend.
Two goals from former Manchester United striker Fraizer Campbell secured the win for Cardiff last weekend, so City will have to make sure another former United player, Robbie Brady, won’t be on the score sheet for Hull.
The Tigers wasted little time in recording their first victory of the season, with Steve Bruce’s side beating Norwich 1-0 last week following their opening weekend 2-0 defeat away at Chelsea.
Cardiff City v Everton | 15:00
The last time Cardiff faced Everton, the Toffees prevailed 8-3 at Goodison Park in a thrilling First Division encounter back in 1962. Times have certainly moved on since then though, with Everton visiting the Cardiff City Stadium for the first time.
Cardiff will be flying high after recording a famous 3-2 victory over City last week, so Everton will need to be at their best if they want to record their first victory of the season after drawing their opening two games.
Newcastle United v Fulham | 15:00
Newcastle have had a disappointing opening to the season and have failed to find the net yet this campaign following a 4-0 defeat to Manchester City and a goalless draw at home to West Ham last weekend.
Fulham, meanwhile, have had a mixed start to the season. An impressive opening day victory away to Sunderland was somewhat offset by last week’s 3-1 defeat at home to Arsenal.
Norwich City v Southampton | 15:00
Southampton have picked up the same amount of points after two games this season as they did in the opening 10 games last year, so Mauricio Pochettino should be delighted with the progress his side is making.
Norwich are still waiting to pick up their first victory of the season though after drawing 2-2 with Everton before losing out to Hull last week.
West Ham United v Stoke City | 15:00
West Ham are just one of three teams who are yet to concede in English football this season, and Sam Allardyce will be looking to keep things tight against Mark Hughes’ Stoke.
After seeing a penalty saved in the dying minutes on the opening day against Liverpool to prevent Stoke from earning a draw, Stoke got off the mark last week after coming from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 courtesy of goals from Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross.
Crystal Palace v Sunderland | 17:30
Saturday’s late kick-off takes us to, Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace take on Sunderland.
Ian Holloway’s side are yet to register a point this season following defeats to Spurs and Stoke, but the Eagles will be hoping it will third time lucky against Sunderland.
Sunderland have yet to register a win yet this season also, and so Paolo Di Canio will see a trip to Crystal Palace as the perfect place to get their season going.
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