Premier League and FA Cup Final predictions ahead of the weekend

Sir Alex

Manchester City to be crowned FA Cup Winners and Manchester United and Everton to give Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes the perfect send-off.

FA Cup Final

Manchester City v Wigan Athletic: 3-1

There is no doubting one thing; Wigan are going to absolutely give City a run for their money in this fixture but as much as I want to believe in the beauty of the cup there is no doubt in my mind that City will come out victorious.

They will add a killer third while Wigan push for an equaliser to earn another piece of silverware for Roberto Mancini.

Premier League

Aston Villa v Chelsea: 1-1

OK so Aston Villa did not have the best of times the last time they faced Chelsea in the league but this Villa side looks possessed at the moment.

A fired up performance that could see them safe and Chelsea looking over their shoulders in the Champions League race.

Stoke v Tottenham: 1-2

Spurs are at the stage of the season now when they have to start doing what is necessary to get points on the board and at the Britannia that will be no different.

Their pace should prove a threat to The Potters and could be the difference in this fixture.

Everton v West Ham: 3-0

Am I speaking more in hope than expectation? Perhaps. But really I do think The Toffees will get behind David Moyes in his final game at Goodison Park and that should be enough to fire them to an emotional victory against The Hammers.

Fulham v Liverpool: 0-1

Liverpool should keep Fulham on their toes with a win at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Norwich v West Brom: 2-2

Times are tough for Norwich who have slipped dangerously close to the relegation battle in recent weeks. West Brom have found a little snippet of form and will certainly be ready to push The Canaries all the way but home advantage might just help them claw a draw.

QPR v Newcastle: 1-2

QPR just seem to be going through the motions now and Harry Redknapp really needs to empty that cupboard and stack it all over again for it to ever look like a Premier League outfit again.

Newcastle could not hope for a better opposition in their time of need.

Sunderland v Southampton: 2-2

This has all the makings of a highly exciting encounter and I predict goals and a share of spoils when these two face off on Wearside.

Southampton should be safe with this result but both teams will be looking out for the Wigan result on Tuesday with eager anticipation.

Manchester United v Swansea: 4-0

Swansea City must avoid becoming the guests at the leaving do for Sir Alex Ferguson’s final ever game in charge at The Theatre of Dreams. Expect some tears around the ground when Fergie gives his traditional end-of-season address and lap of honour. United will also be presented with the last ever piece of silverware in the Fergie reign.

All the while a game will be going on and why not; a United thrashing for old times’ sake.

What are your predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures?

 

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