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English Premier League Predictions for the Weekend of 10/2/12-11/2/12

Kuyt celebrates after delivering the winning goal in Liverpools triumphant 2-1 FA Cup win over Manchester United a mere two weeks ago.

Manchester United vs Liverpool

With Suarez back in the heat, Liverpool will feel ever so confident to getting some kind of result on Saturday. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team knows a win will be necessary if they want to stay up with their rivals Manchester City, who sit two points above them on the table. Only a mere two weeks ago did these two clubs match up, producing an enticing match that ended in a 2-1 victory for the home side, Liverpool. Being away, I personally cannot see Liverpool picking up anything greater than a draw, but I do think they’ll be able to put a goal past the weakened Manchester United defense who let up three goals only a week ago. 

My Prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool

Blackburn vs QPR

My Prediction: Blackburn 1-2 QPR

Bolton vs Wigan

My Prediction: Bolton 1-1 Wigan

Everton vs Chelsea

My Prediction: Everton 0-2 Chelsea

Fulham vs Stoke

My Prediction: Fulham 2-1 Stoke

Sunderland vs Arsenal

My Prediction: Sunderland 1-2 Arsenal

Swansea vs Norwich

My Prediction: Swansea 1-1 Norwich

Tottenham vs Newcastle

Although Newcastle have been in incredible form this season, I don’t see them getting past the third place Tottenham. With Tottenham looking to impress Harry Redknapp into staying, as well as attempting to send themselves back into the title race, Newcastle will have a very hard job on their hands, especially being the away side. 

My Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Newcastle

Wolves vs West Brom

My Prediction: Wolves 1-1 West Brom

Aston Villa vs Manchester Ctiy

My Prediction: Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester City

Tottenham vs Newcastle Preview

With the addition of Papiss Cisse, Newcastle look stronger than ever. However, being only seven points behind the league leaders, Tottenham look to close the gap as Manchester United take on a challenging Liverpool force and Manchester City are away to a sporadic Aston Villa. 

Papiss Cisse, celebrating his debut goal with Senegalese and Newcastle teammate Demba Ba.

Under the reign of Alan Pardew, Newcastle have had nothing short of a dream season, and look to continue their run against Tottenham. Coming off a 2-1 win over Aston Villa with both star strikers scoring brilliantly, Newcastle will feel as confident as ever going into this clash. Fighting for fourth, Newcastle will know a win may just put them into the Champions League berth, but only if Chelsea happen to falter against the out of form Everton side on Saturday evening. 

Demba Ba

Demba Ba will definitely be the player to watch for Newcastle, as the Senegalese striker has been in remarkable form since his June signing, scoring a remarkable 16 goals in 20 league matches. With Newcastle’s new signing Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba will feel he now has an outstanding partner to give him the support he needs. 

Harry Redknapp

On the other side of the pitch, Tottenham will be hoping to gain some points on rivals Manchester United, who face Liverpool the same day. With some outstanding defensive performances this season, letting up an average of only a goal per match, Tottenham will no doubt feel confident in their abilities to quell strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse. However, Tottenham will be somewhat tense in the possible departure of Harry Redknapp to the English national football team, if the FA do indeed offer him a job. 

Gareth Bale

Certainly the player to watch on Tottenham would have to be Gareth Bale, who has been in incredible form as of late, and recently was the only British player to be named in the UEFA Team of the Year 2011. Already awarded with 9 goals this season, Gareth Bale has earned his worth in the creative department as well, assisting 7 times in 23 matches.

My Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Newcastle

Although Newcastle have been in incredible form this season, I don’t see them getting past the third place Tottenham. With Tottenham looking to impress Harry Redknapp into staying, as well as attempting to send themselves back into the title race, Newcastle will have a very hard job on their hands, especially being the away side.