Premier League predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures

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Everton are the big winners in our predictions while Manchester United can go within touching distance of the Premier League title. Meanwhile QPR could keep their hopes alive whilst dragging Stoke City into the mire.

Here they are…

Fulham v Arsenal: 1-1

Arsenal simply do not have a good record at Craven Cottage and I am a big believer in ‘horses for courses’. Martin Jol would love to get one over on his old North London adversary and denting his Champions League hopes.

Norwich v Reading: 2-1

This could be the weekend that Reading are essentially knocked out of the Premier League and I think that is how it will end up at Carrow Road.

The Canaries can book their safety and make Ricky Van Wolfswinkel stop sweating in Lisbon with a victory on Saturday.

QPR v Stoke: 3-2

This would be a huge result in regards to the relegation struggle in the Premier League and I am going to be brave and bold and suggest QPR can get the result against Stoke.

Their pace in attack could cause several problems for the sluggish Potters backline and with that in mind I feel they will edge the game at Loftus Road.

Sunderland v Everton: 1-2

OK the Paolo Di Canio factor is certainly an issue but Sunderland have a dismal record against Everton who themselves are in great form.

With Champions League and relegation places at stake it should be an intense affair at The Stadium of Light but one which Everton should come out of it clean.

Swansea v Southampton: 1-1

Swansea are a decent team to play at this point of the season with little to play for and The Saints have been in great form.

A draw seems a likely result between these two entertaining outfits that should do neither any harm in their pursuit of respective goals.

West Brom v Newcastle: 1-2

I just cannot believe Newcastle will be in this relegation battle much longer so I am going to back them to beat The Baggies at The Hawthorns despite their relative league positions.

West Ham v Wigan: 2-2

The Hammers are on the verge of safety but are certainly no pushovers despite Wigan’s usual show of class at the tail-end of the season you just feel both teams will cancel each other out with their comparative styles.

Tottenham v Manchester City: 1-1

What a massive game for Tottenham Hotspur but I am not sure they have the firepower to beat last season’s champions.

However on top of that I cannot see them losing at home after their recent shows of resilience and a well-needed week off.

Much could hinge on the fitness of Gareth Bale who is considered 40-60 for the Sunday fixture.

Liverpool v Chelsea: 0-0

Why I couldn’t possibly tell you but I sense a bore draw at the weekend between these two. Lord knows I hope I am wrong.

Manchester United v Aston Villa: 2-0

Manchester United could set up a title winning fixture with Arsenal on the following Sunday with what should be a routine victory over relegation threatened Villa.

What are your predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures?

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