Saturday 6th April 2013
Reading vs Southampton (12:45)
Reading’s abysmal form continues after their 4-1 loss against Arsenal, this defeat makes it 6 in a row now, and relegation seems unavoidable. The away side, Southampton have taken one more step towards safety after beating Chelsea 2-1, so will be confident of a result here. Both teams have something to play for here, and this in my opinion is Reading’s last chance.
Norwich vs Swansea (15:00)
Swansea have lost 3 in a row now in the league, if they go one better and lose this game, it will be their worst streak in the league all season. This is obviously something they will want to avoid, so I fully expect a fired up performance here. Norwich lost their last game against a revived Wigan and now see themselves too close to the relegation zone for comfort. This will be a game both teams will think they can win, and it will all depend on who wants it more.
Stoke vs Aston Villa (15:00)
Stoke have only picked up 1 point from their last 5 games but despite such a poor run, their home form is still something that will make away sides nervous. Aston Villa once again lost points in their last game from a winning position, which is something they really need to look at. The away side will really be raring to go, and the pace and enthusiasm of their front three could get something here.
West Brom vs Arsenal (15:00)
Arsenal’s recent form has been very good, and their efforts to reach the top 4 are looking good. West Brom win the majority of their home games, so Arsenal won’t have an easy game, however the away side here do have more to play for and with their players performing well they should get win number 16 of the season.
Sunday 7th April 2013
Liverpool vs West Ham (13:30)
Liverpool have won 4 of their last 5 games, and are now closing in on the teams above them. Based on league position alone, Liverpool will be expecting to win here, but there are many other things that go in their favour as well. West Ham are notoriously bad away from home, having lost the second most in the league, they also lost to Liverpool earlier in the season as well so omens really don’t bode well for them.
Tottenham vs Everton (14:05)
3rd against 6th here sees two teams that have both only lost 2 of their last 10 games. Both sides are fighting to finish in the top 4, but I think only Tottenham will make it, and they will show that here with a victory.
Chelsea vs Sunderland (15:00)
Chelsea have won 3 and lost 3 of their last 6 games, and their grip on a top four place is loosening. Sunderland’s form for the last 10 games is the second worst in the league, and it shouldn’t be getting any better here. Chelsea’s front men could have a field day here and Sunderland will do well just to make sure they don’t get thumped.
Newcastle vs Fulham (15:00)
Newcastle have lost their last 2 games, whilst Fulham have won theirs, so we know who the form backs. Newcastle have only drawn one at home all season, but I think this will be their second, Fulham come in with great form, but Newcastle are fighting to avoid slipping down the table and should come out all guns blazing.
QPR vs Wigan (16:10)
19th play 17th respectively in a huge game in the relegation fight. QPR need to win this otherwise they will be going down, and a third win in a row for Wigan will surely give them the confidence in staying up. I don’t believe Wigan can continue with their phenomenal end of season form and I think the home teams fans will get a slight glimmer of hope.
Monday 8th April 2013
Man Utd vs Man City (20:00)
Monday’s game sees current champions take on Manchester Utd, who look like becoming the new champions. Even if the away side manage a win here, they will still be 12 points behind with an inferior goal difference, so there isn’t much to worry about other than pride for either side.