Premier League and FA Cup predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures

Chelsea V Manchester City

A Manchester City v Wigan Athletic FA Cup final and wins for Liverpool, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Arsenal are predicted this weekend.

Arsenal v Norwich: 3-1

Seeking revenge for the defeat at Carrow Road earlier in the season Arsenal have Champions League football in their sights. For Norwich results recently have seen them continue to slip into a relegation battle; and this game will not help.

Aston Villa v Fulham: 1-0

Here comes the Villa revival. After the way they tore into Stoke City last weekend Fulham must be afraid of Villa.

Fulham are safe and have nothing to play for; this should be in the bag.

Everton v QPR: 2-2

The draw with Spurs last week didn’t do either club a favour so Everton must win this game to stay in contention.

They have a poor record against QPR in recent years and I can see them struggle to pick up the result necessary meaning their Champions League dreams lay in tatters.

Reading v Liverpool: 0-2

Reading seem destined for 20th spot and while they have some decent results against Liverpool in recent years this should be a simple victory for Brendan Rodgers men.

Southampton v West Ham: 1-1

The Saints look safe and so do West Ham so this may just be an end of season precession. While Southampton have some great results recently I can see Big Sam setting up a side worthy of claiming a point on the Solent. Score draw.

Newcastle v Sunderland: 2-2

I don’t buy into the inspirational Paolo di Canio theory but I am sure Sunderland can lift themselves for this fixture against their North-East rivals.

A vital point away from home may prove decisive after 38 games.

Stoke v Manchester United: 0-3

Keep an eye on The Potters as relegation continues to threaten. Manchester United will be livid after losing to City on Monday night and Tony Pulis may feel the full wrath of this backlash.

FA Cup

Wigan v Millwall: 2-0

The dream is still alive for Millwall but after the way Wigan tore Everton apart in the last leg I just cannot see past them making it to a debut FA Cup Final; even if there will be nobody there to see it.

Manchester City v Chelsea: 3-2

Why not? Hopefully these two can play out a thriller in the semi-final but Roberto Mancini has his team playing quality football once again; and they should just about edge out Rafa Benitez’s men.

What are your predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures?

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