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Premier League preview; week 7

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Premier League 1 and 2 October


- Saturday -


Everton - Liverpool
Goodison Park
Kick-off: 13:45
Last season: Liverpool 2-2 Everton, Everton 2-0 Liverpool.
Form guide
Everton: LWDWL
Liverpool: WWLLW
Possible starting XIs
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Baines, Jagielka, Distin, Rodwell, Fellaini, Osman, Coleman, Cahill, Saha.
Liverpool: Reina, Enrique, Carragher, Kelly, Skrtel, Kuyt, Downing, Lucas, Adam, Suarez, Carroll.
Injuries
Everton: Anichebe
Liverpool: Agger, Johnson
Everton won here last season, but I expect it to be closer this time around in Kenny Dalgish's first derby since returning to Anfield. Should be close and I believe the visitors could quickly get a win in this one.
Liverpool to win.


Aston Villa - Wigan
Villa Park
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Aston Villa 1-1 Wigan, Wigan 1-2 Aston Villa.
Form guide:
Aston Villa: DWDDDD
Wigan: DDWLLL
Possible starting XIs
Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Delph, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bent.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Van Aanholt, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Watson, Gomez, McCarthy, Diame, Moses, Di Santo.
Injuries
Aston Villa: Cuellar, Herd, Lichaj
Wigan: Alcaraz, Rodallega
Suspended
Wigan: Gohouri
Aston Villa only managed a draw here last season, but I believe they will be able to win this time around. Villa should win by at least two goals.
Aston Villa to win with 0-1 handicap.


Blackburn - Manchester City
Ewood Park
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Blackburn 0-1 Manchester City, Manchester City 1-1 Blackburn.
Form guide
Blackburn: LLLDWL
Man City: WWWWDW
Possible starting XIs:
Rovers: Robinson, Hanley, Samba, Nzonzi, Petrovic, Pedersen, Dunn, Hoilett, Formica, Roberts, Yakubu.
City: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Kompany, Clichy, Barry, Y Toure, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Balotelli.
Injuries
Blackburn: Nelsen, Dann, Givet, Salgado
Suspensions
Blackburn: Olsson
Man City: Tevez
Blackburn struggled against City last season. It will be interesting too see wheater the Tevez saga will play any role in this one. But City should have no problems winning this one.
Manchester City to win.


Manchester United - Norwich
Old Trafford
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Not played.
Form guide:
Man Utd: WWWWWD
Norwich: DDLLWW
Possible starting XIs:
Manchester United: De Gea, Fabio, Jones, Ferdinand, Evra, Nani, Anderson, Fletcher, Young, Rooney, Hernandez.
Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, R Martin, Barnett, Tierney, Johnson, Fox, Hoolahan, Bennett, Pilkington, Morison.
Injuries:
Man Utd: Evans (ankle), Smalling (groin), Vidic (calf), Cleverley (foot), Gibson (ankle).
Norwich: Vaughan (knee), Whitbread (hamstring), Ward (knee), Ayala (knee).
Manchester United will be desperate to bounce back from their terrible performance against Basel on Tuesday. United should win this one by at least two goals.
Manchester United to win with 0-1 handicap and Danny Welbeck to score.


Sunderland - West Brom
Stadium of Light
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Sunderland 2-3 West Brom, West Brom 1-0 Sunderland.
Form guide
Sunderland: LDLWL
West Brom: LLWLD
Possible starting XIs:
Sunderland: Mignolet, Brown, Richardson, O'Shea, Turner, Larsson, Gardner, Vaughan, Elmohamady, Sessegnon, Bendtner.
West Brom: Foster, Olsson, Shorey, McAuley, Brunt, Reid, Thomas, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Long, Odemwingie.
Injuries
Sunderland: Meyler, Gordon, Campbell
West Brom: Gera, Fortune
Both meetings between these two were close last season and I believe this one will be another close one. The Black Cats have been struggling with off-pitch issues this week and that could see them only managing a draw in this one.
Draw.


Wolves - Newcastle United
Molineux Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Newcastle United 4-1 Wolves, Wolves 1-0 Newcastle United.
Form guide:
Wolves: WDLLL
Newcastle: WWDDW
Possible starting XIs
Wolves: Hennessey, Doherty, Johnson, Berra, Elokobi, Hunt, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis, Fletcher, Doyle
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ba, Best
Injuries:
Wolves: Ebanks-Blake, Foley, Craddock, Zubar
Newcastle: Smith, Vuckic, Williamson
Wolves won 1-0 here last season, but Newcastle United have had a superb start to the season and I believe they have a good chance of getting something from this one.
Newcastle United to win.


- Sunday -


Bolton - Chelsea
Rebook Stadium
Kick-off: 14:30
Last season: Bolton 0-4 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Bolton.
Form guide:
Bolton: WLLLLL
Chelsea: DWWWLW
Possible starting XIs:
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Boyata, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Muamba, Petrov, Davies, Tuncay.
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Mikel, Mata, Drogba, Anelka.
Injuries:
Bolton: Holden, Lee, Mears, Alonso, Ricketts.
Chelsea: Essien.
Suspensions:
Bolton: Wheater, Klasnic.
Chelsea: Torres.
Chelsea look set to have gotten their season back on track and I believe they can manage to win this one as well. They won 0-4 here last season and should win again this time around.
Chelsea to win and Didier Drogba to score.


Fulham - QPR
Craven Cottage
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Not played.
Form guide:
Fulham: LLDDD
QPR: WLDWD
Possible starting XIs
Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise, Duff, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Johnson, Zamora.
QPR: Kenny, Young, Ferdinand, Gabbidon, Connolly, Wright-Phillips, Barton, Derry, Faurlin, Taarabt, Bothroyd.
Injuries:
Fulham: Davies
QPR: Dyer, Hulse
Suspensions:
QPR: Traore
Fulham are strong at home, but they face a strong team in Queens park Rangers in this one. But I expect Martin Jol's side to grab all three points from this one.
Fulham to win.


Swansea - Stoke City
The Liberty Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Not played.
Form Guide:
Swansea: WWLDD
Stoke: DDLWL
Possible starting XIs
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Gower, Allen, Dyer, Lita, Sinclair.
Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Upson, Shawcross, Shotton, Delap, Whitehead, Palacios, Pennant, Crouch, Jerome.
Injuries:
Swansea: Britton, Bodde, Tate, Caulker, Agustien
Stoke: Etherington, Diao, Jones
Stoke are very strong and I believe they could manage something in this one. This should be an entertaining game and I expect many goals in this one.
More than 2.5 goals.


Tottenham - Arsenal
White Hart Lane
Kick-off: 17:00
Last season: Tottenham 3-3 Arsenal, Arsenal 2-3 Tottenham.
Form guide:
Tottenham: LLWWW
Arsenal: DLLWLW
Possible starting XIs
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart, Modric, Parker, Bale, Adebayor, Defoe.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Gervinho, Van Persie.
Injuries:
Tottenham: Gallas, Dawson, Huddlestone
Arsenal: Wilshere, Vermaelen, Diaby, Djourou
Both North London derby's last season ended close and I expect that this one could end close as well. But Arsenal have had a terrible start to the season and I believe Spurs will win this time.
Tottenham to win and Adebayor to score.

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Here is the BBC's Mark Lawrenson's predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 1 and 2 October

Everton v Liverpool
Prediction: 1-1
   
Aston Villa v Wigan
Prediction: 2-0

Blackburn v Man City
Prediction: 0-2

Man Utd v Norwich
Prediction: 3-0

S'land v West Brom
Prediction: 1-1

Wolves v Newcastle
Prediction: 2-1

Bolton v Chelsea
Prediction: 0-2

Fulham v QPR
Prediction: 2-0

Swansea v Stoke
Prediction: 1-2

Tottenham v Arsenal
Prediction: 2-0

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Here are ESPN's predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 1 and 2 October

Everton v Liverpool
Prediction: 1-2
   
Aston Villa v Wigan
Prediction: 1-0

Blackburn v Man City
Prediction: 1-2

Man Utd v Norwich
Prediction: 3-0

S'land v West Brom
Prediction: 1-1

Wolves v Newcastle
Prediction: 1-1

Bolton v Chelsea
Prediction: 1-2

Fulham v QPR
Prediction: 1-1

Swansea v Stoke
Prediction: 2-2

Tottenham v Arsenal
Prediction: 2-1

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Here is Ontheminute.com's David Gold predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 1 and 2 October

Everton v Liverpool
Prediction: 1-1
   
Aston Villa v Wigan
Prediction: 1-2

Blackburn v Man City
Prediction: 2-1

Man Utd v Norwich
Prediction: 2-0

S'land v West Brom
Prediction: 0-2

Wolves v Newcastle
Prediction: 1-0

Bolton v Chelsea
Prediction: 0-4

Fulham v QPR
Prediction: 2-1

Swansea v Stoke
Prediction: 3-0

Tottenham v Arsenal
Prediction: 2-1

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Here is the The Sun's Jim Munro's predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 1 and 2 October

Everton v Liverpool
Prediction: 2-1
   
Aston Villa v Wigan
Prediction: 1-0

Blackburn v Man City
Prediction: 0-2

Man Utd v Norwich
Prediction: 1-0

S'land v West Brom
Prediction: 1-0

Wolves v Newcastle
Prediction: 2-1

Bolton v Chelsea
Prediction: 1-2

Fulham v QPR
Prediction: 1-1

Swansea v Stoke
Prediction: 1-2

Tottenham v Arsenal
Prediction: 2-1

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Premier League preview - Week 15

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Premier League preview - Week 21

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