Saturday 9th March 2013
Norwich vs Southampton (15:00)
Southampton will be looking at this game as one they can win as they attempt to avoid relegation. Norwich themselves are also not safe yet, so would like to punish a Southampton side who have lost their last two matches. Norwich have a strong home record and don’t concede or score many despite having some good attacking players. I expect this to be a real battle, but one in which the home side will come out on top.
QPR vs Sunderland (15:00)
QPR managed to win their last game and will be looking to make it two in a row after this game. Sunderland have lost 3 of their last 4, but an inspired come back (to draw) in their last game against Fulham could give them the boost required to get some much needed points here.
Reading vs Aston Villa (15:00)
A massive game featuring two sides in the relegation zone, a win here for either side will be crucial as they fight for survival, and the 3 points will temporarily lift them to safety. Aston Villa have been playing well recently including long spells against top sides, and the fact that they only lost by 1 against league champions Man City in their last match shows this. Possibly a season defining game for both teams here, so expect it to be full of fire and heart.
West Brom vs Swansea (15:00)
Both these sides are battling to disturb the best of the established Premier League sides this season, and both are playing nice football in the process. Swansea won their last league game against a strong looking Newcastle side, so will come into this game as favourites. West Brom have picked up the same number of points as Swansea in their last 3 games, and in fact over the entire season. West Brom’s home record could give them the edge here, but it should be an interesting game.
Sunday 10th March 2013
Newcastle vs Stoke (15:00)
Newcastle have won 3 of their last 5 games, and are slowly making their way to safety, their new signings have jelled well and are performing fantastically so a win here looks on the cards. Stoke have won only 1 away game all season, and scored just 8 goals in those 14 matches. I can’t imagine this will change here.
Liverpool vs Tottenham (16:00)
Two teams performing brilliantly as of late, both of which are more than capable of scoring goals. With Bale and Suarez being almost unplayable this season I can see this being a very exciting game and definitely the game of the weekend. This is a close game to call, but due to it being a home game for Liverpool and for the fact that a win will put them above bitter rivals Everton I see a home win.