CRYSTAL PALACE VS SOUTHAMPTONSouthampton have every reason to be confident having beaten Crystal Palace in their last SEVEN league clashes; Palace last won against Southampton in December 2008 at Selhurst Park, in the Championship. But in 12 previous clashes between the Eagles and the Saints in the Premier League at home and away, Palace have never won, losing eight and drawing the other four.NORWICH CITY VS EVERTONIn their last six league games Norwich have scored three goals, while they have conceded 27, the most in the Barclays Premier League. Norwich have kept just one clean sheet all season; only bottom-placed Aston Villa have the same number of clean sheets. And away Everton have scored 11 goals; only Leicester (18), Arsenal (16) and West Ham (13) have scored more away from home.SUNDERLAND VSWATFORDSunderland have won their last four home league games against Watford, whose last victory there came more than 21 years ago, in November 1994. They have scored only nine home goals but they have conceded only eight. This is only the third time these teams will have met in the Premier League; on the last occasions, in the 1999-2000 season Sunderland won both at home and away.WEST HAM VSSTOKE CITYWest Ham have won just two home games in what is their last season at the Boleyn Ground before next season’s move to the Olympic Stadium. Stoke arrive having won three of their last four league games, including last Saturday’s impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City that knocked them off the top of the table. The Potters have managed just six away goals this season – only West Bromwich Albion (4) and Newcastle (3) have found the net fewer times on their travels.LIVERPOOL VSWEST BROMLiverpool return to Anfield where they have scored just eight goals. Only Watford (6), Stoke (7) and Aston Villa (5) have fewer home goals in the Premier League. However, the Reds have conceded only nine at home. In 10 league visits to Anfield, Albion have lost eight and won two, most recently in February 2013 – their last win over Liverpool home or away.TOTTENHAM VSNEWCASTLETottenham are now unbeaten in 14 successive Barclays Premier League, winning six and drawing eight to record their best run in the top flight since March 1985 (when they were also unbeaten in 14 First Division matches). Spurs have 14 home goals; only Manchester City (23) and Everton (16) have more.
Unbeaten NORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC): Embattled Leeward Islands Hurricanes pivoted on Montcin Hodge’s maiden first- class century to flourish against leaders Guyana Jaguars on the second day of their ninth- round game in the Regional four-day championship yesterday. Unbeaten on 74 overnight, the right-handed Hodge ended on a superb unbeaten 149 as Hurricanes, resuming the day on 237 for three, were eventually dismissed for 430 on the stroke of tea at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. Hurricanes were rocking on 298 for seven before lunch, but Hodge anchored two great stands to see the hosts to their eventual total. He put on 40 for the eighth wicket with Jeremiah Louis (18) before adding a superb 91 for the ninth wicket with Gavin Tonge, whose entertaining 59 required a mere 63 deliveries, and contained six fours and three sixes. Jaguars then slumped to 61 for three at the close, still 369 runs behind heading into day three of the contest. Left-hander Vishaul Singh was unbeaten on 20 at the close and was partnered by nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo on two. Hurricanes made early inroads into the Jaguars innings when fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, the Under-19 World Cup star, had Test opener Rajindra Chandrika caught at the wicket in the second over for four with the score on six for one. AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE, TRINIDAD: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, replying to Barbados Pride’s 396 all out, were 111 for three in their first innings at the close on the second day. Scores: PRIDE 396 (Kraigg Brathwaite 123, Kevin Stoute 66, Roston Chase 59, Shai Hope 52, Omar Phillips 49; Yannick Ottley 2-10, Rayad Emrit 2-66). RED FORCE 111 for three (Kyle Hope 61 not out).