Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 24 and 25 October

- Saturday -

Chelsea - Blackburn
Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 17.30 BST
Chelsea: 4-0-2
Blackburn: 3-0-3
Last season: Blackburn 0, Chelsea 2; Chelsea 2, Blackburn 0.
Chelsea (Probable, 4-4-2): Cech; Bosingwa, Carvalho, Terry, A Cole; Essien, Lampard, Deco, Malouda; Anelka, Drogba.
Blackburn Rovers (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Robinson; Jacobsen, Samba, Nelsen, Chimbonda; Nzonzi, Andrews; Diouf, Dunn, Pedersen; Roberts.
Referee: Alan Wiley. Matches: 8. R3 Y24.
Blackburn have failed to score in their last three visits and they have terrible away form.
Chelsea to win with 0-1 handicap.

Birmingham - Sunderland
St Andrews
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Birmingham: 1-1-4
Sunderland: 3-1-2
Last season: N/A.
Birmingham City (Probable, 4-5-1): Hart; Carr, R Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell; Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, Carsley, McFadden; O'Connor.
Sunderland (Probable, 4-4-2): Gordon; Bardsley, Turner, Ferdinand, McCartney; Malbranque, Zenden, Cana, Reid; Jones, Bent.
Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 7. R0 Y21.
Birmingham have los their last three league games and five of their last six. Birmingham have managed to score just two goals at St Andrews while Sunderland have shown very strong form recently.
Sunderland to win.

Burnley - Wigan
Turf Moor
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Burnley: 3-0-3
Wigan: 2-1-3
Last season: N/A.
Burnley (Probable, 4-1-4-1): Jensen; Mears, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan; Alexander; Fletcher, Elliott, Bikey, Blake; Nugent.
Wigan Athletic (Probable, 4-5-1): Kirkland; Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa; Rodallega, Thomas, Diame, N'Zogbia; Scharner; Scotland.
Referee: Lee Mason. Matches: 5. R0 Y12.
Burnley have won all of their five home games, but lost all of their five away games so far this season. Wigan have won just one away game.
Burnley to win.

Hull - Portsmouth
KC Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Hull: 2-0-4
Portsmouth: 1-0-5
Last season: Portsmouth 2, Hull 2; Hull 0, Portsmouth 0.
Hull City (Probable, 4-4-2): Myhill; Mouyokolo, Dawson, Zayatte, McShane; Hunt, Marney, Olofinjana, Geovanni; Ghilas, Hesselink.
Portsmouth (Probable, 4-5-1): James; Finnan, Wilson, Ben-Haim, Kaboul; Mokoena, Yebda, Boateng, Dindane, O'Hara; Smith.
Referee: Stuart Attwell. Matches: 3. R0 Y9.
Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last six visits to Hull. Both games were drawn last season.
Draw.

Tottenham - Stoke
White Hart Lane
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Tottenham: 3-1-2
Stoke: 1-3-2
Last season: Stoke 2, Spurs 1; Spurs 3, Stoke 1.
Tottenham Hotspur (Probable, 4-4-2): Gomes; Corluka, King, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Jenas, Huddlestone, Kranjcar; Keane, Crouch.
Stoke City (Probable, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Wilkinson, Ab Faye, Shawcross, Collins; Delap, Diao, Whitehead, Etherington; Fuller, Beattie.
Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 3. R0 Y14.
Stoke have drawn their last three away games, but Tottenham have very strong form. Jermain Defoe will miss this game for Spurs, after he was sent off during the 2-1 win at Pompey last Saturday.
Tottenham to win and more than 2.5 goals.

Wolves - Aston Villa
Molineux
Kick-off: 12:45 BST
Wolves: 1-2-3
Aston Villa: 4-1-1
Last season: N/A.
Wolves (Probable, 4-4-2): Hennessey; Zubar, Berra, Craddock, Elokobi; Kightly, Edwards, Henry, Halford; Doyle, Ebanks-Blake.
Aston Villa (Probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; Cuéllar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock; Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, A Young; Carew, Agbonlahor.
Referee: Peter Walton. Matches: 5. R0 Y14.
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last ten league meetings with Wolves and I believe they could remain unbeaten after this game as well.
Aston Villa to win.

- Sunday -

Bolton - Everton
Reebok Stadium
Kick-off: 13:30 GMT
Bolton: 2-2-2
Everton: 2-2-2
Last season: Bolton 0, Everton 1; Everton 3, Bolton 0.
Bolton Wanderers (Probable, 4-3-3): Jaaskelainen; Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Samuel; Gardner, Muamba, Cohen; Lee, K Davies, Taylor.
Everton (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Hibbert, Heitinga, Distin, Baines; Osman, Rodwell, Cahill, Bilyaletdinov; Fellaini; Saha.
Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 7. R1 Y27.
In their meeting last season it was very close and I believe it will be close on Sunday as well.
Draw.

Liverpool - Manchester United
Anfield
Kick-off: 14.00 GMT
Liverpool: 3-0-3
Manchester United: 5-1-0
Last season: Liverpool 2, United 1; United 1, Liverpool 4.
Liverpool (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Reina; Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Insua; Mascherano, Lucas; Kuyt, Aurelio, Benyoun; Torres.
Manchester United (Probable, 4-4-2): Van der Sar; O'Shea, R Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Scholes, Carrick, Giggs; Berbatov, Rooney.
Referee: Andre Marriner. Matches: 5. R1 Y16.
Liverpool won both meetings between these two last season. But the Reds have terrible form and if they lose this game it will be the first time since October 2003 that they will have lost three League games in succession.
More than 2.5 goals.

Manchester City - Fulham
City of Manchester Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Manchester City: 3-2-1
Fulham: 2-1-3
Last season: Fulham 1, City 1; City 1, Fulham 3.
Manchester City (Probable, 4-4-2): Given; Richards, Lescott, Toure, Bridge; Wright-Phillips, Barry, De Jong, Ireland; Bellamy, Adebayor.
Fulham (Probable, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Gera, Baird, Greening, Dempsey; Kamara, Zamora.
Referee: Kevin Friend. Matches: 3. R0 Y8.
Manchester City have a very strong team, but will have to test Emmanuel Adebayor, who suffered an ankle problem in the draw against Wigan on Sunday. It is 53 games since City last was involved in a goalless draw.
Manchester City to win with 0-1 handicap.

West Ham - Arsenal
Upton Park
Kick-off: 16:15 GMT
West Ham: 0-1-5
Arsenal: 4-0-2
Last season: West Ham 0, Arsenal 2; Arsenal 0, West Ham 0.
West Ham United (Probable, 4-4-2): Green; Faubert, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga; Noble, Behrami, Parker, Jimenez; Diamanti, Cole.
Arsenal (Probable, 4-3-3): Mannone; Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy; Fàbregas, Song, Diaby; Rosicky, Van Persie, Arshavin.
Referee: Steve Bennett. Matches: 6. R0 Y17.
Arsenal have won their last two visits to Upton Park and have very strong form. I believe the Gunners will win this game.
Arsenal to win.

Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 31 October and 1 November

- Saturday -

Arsenal - Tottenham
Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: 12.45 GMT
Arsenal: 4-1-1
Tottenham: 2-1-3
Last season: Arsenal 4, Tottenham 4; Tottenham 0, Arsenal 0.
Arsenal (Probable, 4-5-1): Mannone; Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy; Eboué, Song, Fábregas, Diaby, Arshavin; Van Persie.
Tottenham Hotspur (Probable, 4-4-2): Gomes; Hutton, Dawson, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto; Bentley, Jenas, Huddlestone, Palacios; Keane, Crouch.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 8. R1 Y24.
Tottenham have not managed to beat Arsenal in the Premier League since November 1999 and their last league win at Arsenal was in May 1993. The Gunners should be favourites to win this one against a Arsenal team that have impressed.
More than 2.5 goals.

Bolton - Chelsea
Reebok Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Bolton: 3-2-1
Chelsea: 4-0-2
Last season: Bolton 0, Chelsea 2; Chelsea 4, Bolton 3.
Bolton Wanderers (Probable, 4-1-4-1): Jaaskelainen; Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Samuel; Muamba; Lee, Cohen, Gardner, Taylor; K Davies.
Chelsea (Probable, 4-4-2): Cech; Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, A Cole; Essien, Ballack, Lampard, J Cole; Anelka, Drogba.
Referee: Peter Walton. Matches: 5. R0 Y14.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings with Bolton and should be favourites to win this game like they did both times last season.
Chelsea to win.

Burnley - Hull
Turf Moor
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Burnley: 2-0-4
Hull: 1-1-4
Last season: N/A.
Burnley (Probable, 4-4-2): Jensen; Mears, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan; Eagles, Bikey, Alexander, Elliott; Blake, Fletcher.
Hull City (Probable, 4-4-2): Myhill; McShane, Gardner, Zayatte, Dawson; Mendy, Marney, Olofinjana, Hunt; Geovanni, Vennegoor of Hesselink.
Referee: Mike Jones. Matches: 5. R0 Y17.
Burnley's defeat to Wigan at the weekend ruined their 100 per cent hom record. Burnley are set to miss Kevin McDonald, Jay Rodriguez, Martin Paterson and Chris McCann, while Hull are without Ian Ashbee.
Burnley to win.

Everton - Aston Villa
Goodison Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Everton: 2-2-2
Aston Villa: 3-2-1
Last season: Everton 2, Villa 3; Villa 3, Everton 3.
Everton (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Hibbert, Heitinga, Distin, Baines; Osman, Rodwell, Cahill, Bilyaletdinov; Fellaini; Saha.
Aston Villa (Probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; Cuéllar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock; Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, A Young; Carew, Agbonlahor.
Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 4. R0 Y16.
There were plenty of goals between these teams last season and I would expect the same to happen this season. Everton have still huge injury problems with Joseph Yobo, Leighton Baines, Leon Osman, Phil Neville, Steven Pienaar, Yakubu, Victor Anichebi, Phil Jagielka, Mikael Arteta and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov all out.
More than 2.5 goals.

Fulham - Liverpool
Craven Cottage
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Fulham: 2-2-2
Liverpool: 4-0-2
Last season: Liverpool 0, Fulham 0; Fulham 0, Liverpool 1.
Fulham (Probable, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Kelly; Duff, Greening, Baird, Dempsey; Dempsey; Kamara, Zamora.
Liverpool (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Reina; Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Insua; Mascherano, Lucas; Benayoun, Gerrard, Kuyt; Torres.
Referee: Lee Mason. Matches: 6. R0 Y13.
There was only one goal between these two last season. Steven Gerrard could be back for this one for Liverpool. Fulham have failed to score in their last four games against the Reds.
Fernando Torres to score.

Portsmouth - Wigan
Fratton Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Portsmouth: 1-1-4
Wigan: 3-1-2
Last season: Portsmouth 1, Wigan 2; Wigan 1, Portsmouth 0.
Portsmouth (Probable, 4-5-1): James; Finnan, Wilson, Ben-Haim, Kaboul; Mokoena, Yebda, Boateng, Dindane, O'Hara; Smith.
Wigan Athletic (Probable, 4-5-1): Kirkland; Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Gomez; Rodallega, Thomas, Diame, N'Zogbia; Scharner; Scotland.
Referee: Alan Wiley. Matches: 9. R3 Y25.
Wigan are targeting consecutive wins for the first time this season, following their win over Burnley. Pompey are coming off a 4-0 Carling Cup win over a below-par Stoke on Tuesday night. Pompey have only managed to beat Wolves so far in the Premier League this season.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Stoke - Wolves
Britannia Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Stoke: 2-2-2
Wolves: 1-2-3
Last season: N/A.
Stoke City (Probable, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Wilkinson, Ab Faye, Shawcross, Collins; Delap, Diao, Whitehead, Etherington; Fuller, Beattie.
Wolves (Probable, 4-4-2): Hennessey; Zubar, Berra, Craddock, Elokobi; Kightly, Edwards, Henry, Halford; Doyle, Ebanks-Blake.
Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 8. R1 Y26.
Stoke last managed to beat Wolves at hom in August 2004, but are now looking to win their third straight game for the first time in the Premier League. Wolves are without a win in four League games.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Sunderland - West Ham
Stadium of Light
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Sunderland: 3-1-2
West Ham: 0-2-4
Last season: Sunderland 0, West Ham 1; West Ham 2, Sunderland 0.
Sunderland (Probable, 4-4-2): Gordon; Bardsley, Turner, Ferdinand, McCartney; Malbranque, Zenden, Cana, Reid; Jones, Bent.
West Ham United (Probable, 4-4-2): Green; Faubert, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga; Noble, Behrami, Parker, Jimenez; Diamanti, Cole.
Referee: Andre Marriner. Matches: 7. R3 Y23.
West Ham have gone eight games without a win and Zola's side are struggling with their worst run in the Premier League since March 2007. Sunderland will miss Lee Cattermole for this one, while West Ham ace Scott Parker will miss the game through suspension.
Sunderland to win.

Manchester United - Blackburn
Old Trafford
Kick-off: 17.30 GMT
Manchester United: 4-1-1
Blackburn: 3-0-3
Last season: Blackburn 0, United 2; United 2, Blackburn 1.
Manchester United (Probable, 4-4-2): Van der Sar; O'Shea, R Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Scholes, Carrick, Giggs; Berbatov, Rooney.
Blackburn Rovers (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Robinson; Jacobsen, Samba, Nelsen, Chimbonda; Nzonzi, Andrews; Diouf, Dunn, Pedersen; Roberts.
Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 8. R4 Y31.
Blackburn are struggling with the swine-fly on both players and reportedly manager Sam Allardyce. United are for sure looking to bounce back from their defeat at Liverpool last Sunday.
Manchester United to win with 0-1 handicap and Referee Phil Dowd to hand out a red card in the game.

- Sunday -

Birmingham - Manchester City
St Andrews
Kick-off: 16.00 GMT
Birmingham: 2-0-4
Manchester City: 2-3-1
Last season: N/A.
Birmingham City (Probable, 4-5-1): Hart; Carr, R Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell; Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, Carsley, McFadden; O'Connor.
Manchester City (Probable, 4-4-2): Given; Zabaleta, Lescott, Toure, Bridge; Wright-Phillips, Barry, De Jong, Ireland; Bellamy, Adebayor.
Referee: Mike Dean. Matches: 5. R0 Y23.
Birmingham won 3-1 here the last time the two teams met, back in March 2008. Several key players will be missing for Birmingham in this game or will have to undergo tests ahead of the game.
Manchester City to win.

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Premier League 4 November

- Wednesday -

West Ham - Aston Villa
Upton Park
Kick-off: 7.45 GMT
West Ham: 0-3-3
Aston Villa: 2-3-1
Last season: West Ham 0, Villa 1; Villa 1, West Ham 1.
West Ham (Probable, 4-4-2): Green; Spector, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga; Noble, Behrami, Parker, Collison; Franco, Cole.
Aston Villa (Probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; Reo-Coker, Dunne, Collins, Warnock; Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, A Young; Carew, Agbonlahor
Referee: Steve Bennett. Matches: 6. R17 Y0.
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last three visits to West Ham and the Hammers are yet to win at home in the Premier League this season. Aston Villa are currently looking to extend their unbeaten run to five games in the Premier League.
More than 2.5 goals.

Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 7, 8 and 9 November

- Saturday -

Aston Villa - Bolton
Villa Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Aston Villa: 2-3-1
Bolton: 3-1-2
Last season: Villa 4 Bolton 2; Bolton 1 Villa 1.
Aston Villa (Probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; Cuéllar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock; Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, A Young; Heskey, Agbonlahor.
Bolton Wanderers (Probable, 4-1-2-1-2): Jaaskelainen; Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Robinson; M Davies; Basham, Cohen; Lee; K Davies, Elmander.
Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 9. R1 Y29.
Bolton have failed to beat Villa in their last five meetings and the visitors willbe without Francis Muamba, due to his red card against Chelsea. Villa should be able to win this game.
Aston Villa to win.

Blackburn - Portsmouth
Ewood Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Blackburn: 3-0-3
Portsmouth: 2-1-3
Last season: Portsmouth 3 Blackburn 2; Blackburn 2 Portsmouth 0.
Blackburn Rovers (Probable, 4-1-4-1): Robinson; Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet; Nzonzi; Emerton, Dunn, Andrews, Diouf; Di Santo.
Portsmouth (Probable, 4-1-2-1-2): James; Finnan, Kaboul, Wilson, Ben-Haim; O'Hara; Yebda, Brown, Boateng, Piquionne; Dindane.
Referee: Andre Marriner. Matches: 8. R5 Y29.
Blackburn, who are terrible away, have won three and drawn one of five home games. The club have conceded 15 goals in their last four League games. Pompey are starting to show good form.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Manchester City - Burnley
City of Manchester Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Manchester City: 2-4-0
Burnley: 2-0-4
Last season: N/A.
Manchester City (Probable, 4-4-2): Given; Zabaleta, Lescott, Kompany, Bridge; Wright-Phillips, Barry, De Jong, Ireland; Bellamy, Adebayor.
Burnley (Probable, 4-5-1): Jensen; Mears, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan; Eagles, Bikey, Alexander, Elliott, Blake; Fletcher.
Referee: Stuart Atwell. Matches: 4. R0 Y12.
City have scored 15 goals in their last three League meetings with Burnley, but they have never met in the Premier League. Only Blackburn have conceded more goals away in the Premier League than Burnley, and the club is yet to win away.
Manchester City to win with 0-1 handicap.

Tottenham - Sunderland
White Hart Lane
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Tottenham: 2-1-3
Sunderland: 2-2-2
Last season: Spurs 1 Sunderland 2; Sunderland 1 Spurs 1.
Tottenham Hotspur (Probable, 4-4-2): Gomes; Hutton, Dawson, King, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Palacios, Kranjcar; Defoe, Crouch.
Sunderland (Probable, 4-5-1): Gordon; Da Silva, Nosworthy, Turner, McCartney; Malbranque, Henderson, Zenden, Reid, Richardson; Bent.
Referee: Kevin Friend. Matches: 4. R0 Y10.
Tottenham have lost their last two Premier League hames without scoring. They lost against Stoke in their last outing at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham to win.

Wolves - Arsenal
Molineux
Kick-off: 17.30 GMT
Wolves: 1-3-2
Arsenal: 4-1-1
Last season: N/A.
Wolves (Probable, 4-4-2): Hennessey; Zubar, Berra, Craddock, Elokobi; Edwards, Castille, Henry, Kightly,; Iwelumo, Doyle.
Arsenal (Probable, 4-3-3): Almunia; Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Fabregas, Song, Diaby; Eduardo, Van Persie, Arshavin.
Referee: Steve Bennett. Matches: 6. R0 Y17.
Wolves have scored just four home goals this season and Arsenal are unbeaten in six Premier League games, showing impressive form recently.
Arsenal to win.

- Sunday -

Hull - Stoke
KC Stadium
Kick-off: 13.30 GMT
Hull: 1-1-4
Stoke: 2-3-1
Last season: Stoke 1 Hull 1; Hull 1 Stoke 2.
Hull City (Probable, 4-5-1): Duke; McShane, Gardner, Zayatte, Dawson; Ghilas, Olofinjana, Marney, Hunt, Barmby; Vennegoor of Hesselink.
Stoke City (Probable, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Wilkinson, Ab Faye, Shawcross, Collins; Delap, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington; Fuller, Beattie.
Referee: Mike Dean. Matches: 6. R1 Y28.
Hull have gone 40 games since they last won by more than one goal and they face a Stoke side without a loss in four Premier League games.
Draw.

West Ham - Everton
Upton Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
West Ham: 1-3-2
Everton: 1-3-2
Last season: West Ham 1 Everton 3; Everton 3 West Ham 1.
West Ham United (Probable, 4-4-2): Green; Spector, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga; Noble, Behrami, Parker, Stanislas; Franco, Cole.
Everton (Probable, 4-4-2): Howard; Neill, Yobo, Distin, Baines; Cahill, Rodwell, Heitinga, Fellaini; Yakubu, Jo.
Referee: Alan Wiley. Matches: 10. R3 Y26.
West Ham recorded their first home win of the season on Wednesday, while Everton are still struggling with a lot of injuries.
More than 2.5 goals.

Wigan - Fulham
DW Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Wigan: 3-1-2
Fulham: 2-2-2
Last season: Fulham 2 Wigan 0; Wigan 0 Fulham 0.
Wigan Athletic (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Kirkland; Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, N'Zogbia; Thomas, Diame; Sinclair, Rodallega, Scharner; Scotland.
Fulham (Probable, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Duff, Greening, Baird, Dempsey; Kamara, Zamora.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 9. R1 Y26.
Wigan have the chance to win consecutive games for the first time in 12 League games. They have managed only five goals at home this season and they face a Fulham side who are unbeaten in their last four in the League.
Draw.

Chelsea - Manchester United
Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 16.00 GMT
Chelsea: 4-0-2
Manchester United: 4-1-1
Last season: Chelsea 1 United 1; United 3 Chelsea 0.
Chelsea (Probable, 4-4-2): Cech; Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, A Cole; Essien, Ballack, Lampard, J Cole; Anelka, Drogba.
Manchester United (Probable, 4-4-2): Van der Sar; O'Shea, Brown, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Scholes, Carrick, Nani; Berbatov, Rooney.
Referee: Martin Atkinson. Matches: 8. R0 Y34.
United have won just three our of their 17 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge and those wins came in their first six visits in the competition. The Blues have superb form and are facing a United team with injuries at the back.
More than 2.5 goals.

- Monday -

Liverpool - Birmingham
Anfield
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT
Liverpool: 3-0-3
Birmingham: 2-1-3
Last season: N/A.
Liverpool (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Insua; Kuyt, Mascherano, Lucas, Benayoun; Voronin; Torres.
Birmingham City (Probable, 4-5-1): Hart; Carr, R Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell; Larsson, Fahey, Bowyer, Carsley, McFadden; O'Connor.
Referee: Peter Walton. Matches: 6. R0 Y16.
Birmingham are unbeaten in their last three visits to Anfield. The Reds are struggling with injuries and a poor run of form. Birmingham have lost four of their five away games.
More than 2.5 goals.

Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 21 and 22 November

- Saturday -

Liverpool - Manchester City
Anfield
Kick-off: 12:45 GMT
Liverpool: 2-1-3
Manchester City: 1-5-0
Last season: City 2 Liverpool 3, Liverpool 1 City 1.
Liverpool (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Reina; Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Insua; Lucas, Mascherano; Kuyt, Gerrard, Babel; Torres.
Manchester City (Probable, 4-4-2): Given; Zabaleta, Toure, Lescott, Bridge; Wright-Phillips, Ireland, Barry, Bellamy; Tévez, Adebayor.
Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 10. R4 Y35.
City have struggled at Anfield and have managed just one win in their last 18 visits. Liverpool must win this game or they will for sure be completly out of the title race. Steven Gerrard should start.
Liverpool to win.

Sunderland - Arsenal
Stadium of Light
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Sunderland: 2-2-2
Arsenal: 5-1-0
Last season: Sunderland 1 Arsenal, Arsenal 0 Sunderland 0.
Sunderland (Probable, 4-5-1): Fulop; Bardsley, Nosworthy, Gardner, McCartney; Malbranque, Henderson, Richardson, Reid; Campbell, Bent.
Arsenal (Probable, 4-3-3): Aluminia; Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Fabregas, Song, Diaby, Rosicky; Eduardo, Arshavin.
Referee: Alan Wiley. Matches: 11. R3 Y31.
Arsenal have managed the fantastic stat of scoring three goals or more in seven of their 11 Premier League games. The Gunners should be favourites, but Sunderland have been strong against the big clubs this season.
More than 2.5 goals.

Hull - West Ham
KC Stadium
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Hull: 2-1-3
West Ham: 1-2-3
Last season: Hull 1 West Ham 0, West Ham 2 Hull 0.
Hull City (Probable, 4-4-2): Myhill; Mendy, Gardner, Zayatte, Dawson; Garcia, Olofinjana, Bullard, Hunt; Altidore, Vennegoor of Hesselink.
West Ham United (Probable, 4-1-3-2): Green; Spector, Tomkins, Upson, Ilunga; Parker; Behrami, Jiminez, Collison; Franco, Cole.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 10. R1 Y31.
The Hammers have not won at Hull since 1954. They have lost two and drawn two since them. Hull managed their first win in four League outings in their last game. Should be close.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Chelsea - Wolves
Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Chelsea: 4-0-2
Wolves: 0-3-3
Last season: N/A.
Chelsea (Probable, 4-4-2): Cech; Ivanovic, Carvalho, Terry, Ferreira; Essien, Ballack, Deco, J Cole; Anelka, Drogba.
Wolves (Probable, 4-4-2): Hennessey; Zubar, Berra, Craddock, Stearman; Edwards, Castillo, Henry, Milijas; Doyle, Ebanks-Blake.
Referee: Lee Mason. Matches: 7. R2 Y14.
Wolves lost 0-5 at Molineux and 5-2 at Stamford Bridge in their last Premier League campaign. I do not believe it will be better in this one as Chelsea should have no problems winning.
Chelsea to win with 0-1 handicap.

Burnley - Aston Villa
Turf Moor
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Burnley: 2-1-3
Aston Villa: 2-3-1
Last season: N/A.
Burnley (Probable, 4-5-1): Jensen; Mears, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan; Eagles, Bikey, Alexander, Elliott, Blake; Fletcher.
Aston Villa (Probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; Beye, Collins, Dunne, Warnock; Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, A Young; Carew, Agbonlahor.
Referee: Howard Webb. Matches: 6. R0 Y17.
Aston Villa have not won at Burnley since 1936, drawn four and lost the remaining 18. But this is Villa's first visit to Turf Moor since February 1976. Burnley have been strong at home.
Burnley to win.

Birmingham - Fulham
St Andrews
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Birmingham: 1-2-3
Fulham: 2-3-1
Last season: N/A.
Birmingham City (Probable, 4-4-2): Hart; Carr, Dann, Johnson, Ridgewell; Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden; Benítez, Jerome.
Fulham (Probable, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Dempsey, Baird, Greening, Duff; Nevland, Zamora.
Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 9. R1 Y29.
There have been only eight goals been scored at St Andrews in the Premier League so far this season, that is the lowest in the Premier League.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Manchester Utd - Everton
Old Trafford
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Manchester Utd: 3-1-2
Everton: 2-3-1
Last season: Everton 1 United 1, United 1 Everton 0.
Manchester United (Probable, 4-3-3): Van der Sar; O'Shea, Brown, Evans, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Valencia; Berbatov, Rooney.
Everton (Probable, 4-4-2): Howard; Neill, Yobo, Distin, Baines; Cahill, Rodwell, Heitinga, Fellaini; Yakubu, Jo.
Referee: Steve Bennett. Matches: 8. R1 Y28.
There were few goals and close between these two in both meetings last season. Everton have not won at Old Trafford since August 1992.
Manchester Utd to win.

- Sunday -

Bolton - Blackburn
Reebok Stadium
Kick-off: 13:30 GMT
Bolton: 2-1-3
Blackburn: 3-0-3
Last season: Bolton 0 Blackburn 0, Blackburn 2 Bolton 2.
Bolton Wanderers (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Jaaskelainen; Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Samuel; Lee, Muamba, Taylor, Gardner; Elmander, K Davies.
Blackburn Rovers (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Robinson; Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet; Diouf, Nzonzi, Emerton, Pedersen; Dunn; Roberts.
Referee: Mike Dean. Matches: 7. R2 Y33.
Blackburn are unbeaten in their last nine visits at Bolton. They have won four and drawn five of those games.
Draw.

Tottenham - Wigan
White Hart Lane
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Tottenham: 3-1-2
Wigan: 2-2-2
Last season: Tottenham 0 Wigan 0, Wigan 1 Tottenham 0.
Tottenham Hotspur (Probable, 4-4-2): Gomes; Corluka, Woodgate, King, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Palacios, Keane; Defoe, Crouch.
Wigan Athletic (Probable, 4-5-1): Kirkland; Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Edman; N'Zogbia, Thomas, Scharner, Diame, Rodallega; Scotland.
Referee: Peter Walton. Matches: 7. R0 Y19.
Robbie Keane is on fire for Spurs having scored six goals in his last four appearances at White Hart Lane. Spurs should win this game.
Tottenham to win.

Stoke - Portsmouth
Britannia Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT
Stoke: 2-2-2
Portsmouth: 2-1-3
Last season: Portsmouth 2 Stoke 1, Stoke 2 Portsmouth 2.
Stoke City (Probable, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Huth, Higginbotham, Shawcross, Collins; Delap, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington; Fuller, Beattie
Portsmouth (Probable, 4-4-2): James; Vanden Borre, Kaboul, Wilson, Ben-Haim; Brown, Mokoena, Boateng, O'Hara, Piquionne, Dindane.
Referee: Kevin Friend. Matches: 5. R0 Y13.
Stoke have managed just eight goals at home this season, but have won three and drawn on of their six at home at the Britannia Stadium. I believe it will be close.
Draw.

Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 25 November

- Wednesday -

Hull - Everton
KC Stadium
Kick-off: 19.45 GMT
Hull: 1-2-3
Everton: 1-3-2
Last season: Hull 2 Everton 2; Everton 2 Hull 0.
Hull (Probable, 4-4-2): Duke, Zayatte, Gardner, McShane, Dawson; Garcia, Marney, Geovanni, Hunt; Fagan, Altidore.
Everton (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Neill, Yobo, Distin, Baines; Gosling, Rodwell, Heitinga, Cahill; Fellaini; Saha.
Referee: Martin Atkinson. Matches: 9. R0 Y40.
Hull are without an away win in their last 11 games and eight months. Everton are still without plenty of players who are out with injuries and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, who completes a three match ban. Bernard Mendy is banned for Hull, who has lost just one of their last four.
More than 2.5 goals.

Fulham - Blackburn
Craven Cottage
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT
Fulham: 2-2-2
Blackburn: 4-0-2
Last season: Blackburn 1 Fulham 0; Fulham 1 Blackburn 2.
Fulham (Probable, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Dempsey, Baird, Greening, Duff; Johnson, Zamora.
Blackburn Rovers (Probable, 4-3-1-2): Robinson; Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet; Dunn, Nzonzi, Emerton; Diouf; Di Santo, Roberts.
Referee: Stuart Attwell. Matches: 5. R0 Y16.
A victory for Blackburn will be the first time in 45 games that they win consecutive matches. Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is still missing because of heart surgery, but Rovers have shown great form recently.
Blackburn to win.

Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 28 and 29 November

- Saturday -

Aston Villa - Tottenham
Villa Park
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Aston Villa: 2-3-1
Tottenham: 3-1-2
Last season: Tottenham 1 Villa 2, Villa 1 Tottenham 2.
Aston Villa (Probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; L Young, Collins, Dunne, Warnock; Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, A Young; Carew, Agbonlahor.
Tottenham Hotspur (Probable, 4-4-2): Gomes; Corluka, Woodgate, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Palacios, Kranjcar; Defoe, Crouch
Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 11. R4 Y37.
Spurs have been strong so far this season and have scored 32 League goals so far compared to just 15 last season at this stage. Villa have been beaten only once at home this season and that was on the opening day against Wigan.
More than 2.5 goals.

Blackburn - Stoke
Ewood Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Blackburn: 4-0-2
Stoke: 3-2-1
Last season: Blackburn 3 Stoke 0, Stoke 1 Blackburn 0.
Blackburn Rovers (Probable, 4-3-1-2): Robinson; Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet; Dunn, Nzonzi, Emerton; Diouf, Di Santo, Roberts.
Stoke City (Probable, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Collins; Delap, Diao, Whitehead, Etherington; Fuller, Beattie
Referee: Howard Webb. Matches: 7. R0 Y20.
Blackburn have beaten Stoke in their last five home meetings but are coming of a poor away result, losing 3-0 at Fulham. Stoke have lost 3-0 on their last two visits.
Blackburn to win.

Fulham - Bolton
Craven Cottage
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Fulham: 3-2-1
Bolton: 2-0-4
Last season: Fulham 2 Bolton 1, Bolton 1 Fulham 3.
Fulham (Probable, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Dempsey, Baird, Greening, Duff; Nevland, Zamora
Bolton Wanderers (Probable, 4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Ricketts, Cahill, A O'Brien, Samuel; Taylor, Muamba, McCann, Gardner; Elmander, K Davies.
Referee: Steve Bennett. Matches: 9. R1 Y32.
Fulham managed a strong 3-0 win over Blackburn on Wednesday and should be favourites to win against Bolton, who have dropped into the relegation zone for the first time this season.
Fulham to win.

Manchester City - Hull
City of Manchester Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Manchester City: 1-5-0
Hull: 2-1-3
Last season: Hull 2 Man City 2, Man City 5 Hull 1.
Manchester City (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Given; Zabaleta, Toure, Lescott, Bridge; De Jong, Barry; Wright-Phillips, Ireland, Bellamy; Adebayor.
Hull City (Probable, 4-4-2): Myhill; Mendy, Gardner, Zayatte, Dawson; Garcia, Geovanni, Bullard, Hunt; Altidore, Vennegoor of Hesselink.
Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 5. R2 Y20.
In their last four away games in the Premier League Hull have conceded a wooping 14 goals. Kolo Toure could return for City in this game.
Manchester City to win.

Portsmouth - Manchester Utd
Fratton Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Portsmouth: 1-1-4
Manchester Utd: 4-0-2
Last season: Portsmouth 0 United 1, United 2 Portsmouth 0.
Portsmouth (Probable, 4-4-2): James; Ben-Haim, Kaboul, Wilson, Hreidarsson; Brown, Mullins, Boateng, O'Hara, Piquionne, Dindane.
Manchester United (Probable, 4-4-2): Van der Sar; Brown, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Valencia; Berbatov, Rooney.
Referee: Mike Dean. Matches: 8. R2 Y37.
This will be Avram Grant's first game as Portsmouth manager after having replaces Paul Hart earlier in the week. Pompey have a pritty decent home record against Manchester United, winning three and drawing one of their five meetings at Fratton Park.
More than 2.5 goals.

West Ham - Burnley
Upton Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
West Ham: 1-3-2
Burnley: 1-2-3
Last season: N/A.
West Ham United (Probable, 4-1-3-2): Green; Faubert, Da Costa, Upson, Ilunga; Collison, Parker, Behrami, Stanislas; Franco, Cole.
Burnley (Probable, 4-5-1): Jensen; Mears, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan; Eagles, Bikey, Alexander, Elliott, Blake; Fletcher.
Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 10. R1 Y30.
Burnley's last win in the League at Upton Park was back in October 1973. They lost five and have drawn once on their six subsequent visits. Burnley have been strong at home but have struggled away and are still without Jay Rodriguez, Martin Paterson and Chris McCann. The Hammers have lost only one of their last five Premier League games.
West Ham to win.

Wigan - Sunderland
DW Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Wigan: 2-2-2
Sunderland: 2-2-2
Last season: Wigan 1 Sunderland 1, Sunderland 1 Wigan 2.
Wigan Athletic (Probable, 4-5-1): Kirkland; Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa; N’Zogbia, Thomas, Scharner, Diame, Rodallega; Scotland.
Sunderland (Probable, 4-5-1): Fulop; Bardsley, da Silva, Mensah, McCartney; Malbranque, Cana, Richardson, Henderson, Reid; Campbell.
Referee: Martin Atkinson. Matches: 10. R0 Y45.
Sunderland can win consecutive games for the first time in 34 games. Sunderland impressed against Arsenal while Wigan are coming off a 9-1 defeat at Spurs on Sunday.
Sunderland to win.

- Sunday -

Wolves - Birmingham
Molineux
Kick-off: 12.00 GMT
Wolves: 0-3-3
Birmingham: 2-2-2
Last season (Championship): Wolves 1 Birmingham 1, Birmingham 2 Wolves 0.
Wolves (Probable, 4-4-2): Hennessey; Zubar, Berra, Manienne, Stearman; Edwards, Castillo, Henry, Milijas; Doyle, Ebanks-Blake.
Birmingham City (Probable, 4-4-2): Hart; Carr, Dann, Johnson, Ridgewell; Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden; Benítez, Jerome.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 11. R2 Y35.
Wolves have 10 points so far this season compared with the 28 points after 13 games in the Championship last season. They have failed to beat Birmingham in their last three games here and are in the relegation zone.
Draw.

Everton - Liverpool
Goodison Park
Kick-off: 13:30 GMT
Everton: 1-3-2
Liverpool: 1-2-3
Last season: Everton 0 Liverpool 2, Liverpool 1 Everton 1.
Everton (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Neill, Yobo, Distin, Baines; Cahill, Rodwell, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinovic; Fellaini; Jo.
Liverpool (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Carragher, Insua; Lucas, Mascherano; Kuyt, Gerrard, Babel; Ngog.
Referee: Alan Wiley. Matches: 12. R3 Y34.
After 13 games last season Liverpool had 32 points compared to the 20 points they have now. The Reds have a good record at Goodison Park and won here last season.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Arsenal - Chelsea
Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: 16.00 GMT
Arsenal: 4-1-1
Chelsea: 4-0-2
Last season: Chelsea 1 Arsenal 2, Arsenal 1 Chelsea 4.
Arsenal (Probable, 4-3-3): Almunia; Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Traoré; Song, Ramsey, Arshavin; Rosicky, Eduardo, Vela.
Chelsea (Probable, 4-4-2): Cech; Ivanovich, Alex, Terry, A Cole; Essien, Ballack, Lampard, J Cole; Anelka, Drogba.
Referee: Andre Marriner. Matches: 9. R5 Y35.
The Gunners have managed to keep a clean sheet in just one of their last six Premier League games. Chelsea have shown very strong form and on their last five visits to Arsenal they have lost just once.
More than 2.5 goals.

Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 5 and 6 December

- Saturday -

Portsmouth - Burnley
Fratton Park
Kick-off: 12:45 GMT
Portsmouth: 1-1-4
Burnley: 1-2-3
Last season: N/A.
Portsmouth (Probable, 4-4-2): Begovic; Ben-Haim, Kaboul, Wilson, Hreidarsson; Piquionne, Yebda, Boateng, Brown, O'Hara; Dindane.
Burnley (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Jensen; Mears, Carlisle, Bikey, Jordan; Eagles, McDonald, Alexander, Blake; Elliott; Fletcher.
Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 12. R4 Y38.
Pompey are unbeaten in their last eight League meetings with Burnley but are still without goalkeeper David James, but Steve Finnan could be back for this game.
Portsmouth to win.

Arsenal - Stoke
Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Arsenal: 3-1-2
Stoke: 3-2-1
Last season: Stoke 2 Arsenal 1, Arsenal 4 Stoke 1.
Arsenal (Probable, 4-3-3): Almunia; Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Traoré; Fàbregas, Ramsey, Denilson; Nasri, Eduardo, Arshavin.
Stoke City (Probable, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Wilkinson, Ab Faye, Huth, Collins; Lawrence, Diao, Delap, Etherington; Fuller, Sidebe.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 12. R2 Y38.
Dean Whitehead is suspended while Ryan Shawcross undergoes a test on his groin for Stoke. The visitors lost here in their last game and will probably do it again this time around.
Arsenal to win.

Aston Villa - Hull
Villa Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Aston Villa: 2-3-1
Hull: 2-2-2
Last season: Hull 0 Villa 1, Villa 1 Hull 0.
Aston Villa (Probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; L Young, Collins, Dunne, Warnock; Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, A Young; Carew, Agbonlahor.
Hull City (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Myhill; McShane, Gardner, Zayatte, Dawson; Bullard, Marney; Garcia, Geovanni, Hunt; Altidore.
Referee: Stuart Attwell. Matches: 6. R0 Y16.
Aston Villa have now gone nine Premier League games without a clean sheet, but I think it could happen this time around.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Blackburn - Liverpool
Ewood Park
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Blackburn: 3-1-2
Liverpool: 2-2-2
Last season: Blackburn 1 Liverpool 3, Liverpool 4 Blackburn 0.
Blackburn Rovers (Probable, 4-4-2): Robinson; Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet; Emerton, Nzonzi, Andrews, Diouf; Di Santo, Roberts.
Liverpool (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Reina; Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Insua; Lucas, Mascherano; Kuyt, Gerrard, Aurelio; Ngog.
Referee: Martin Atkinson. Matches: 11. R0 Y48.
Liverpool are on a "scoring-spree" after having scored 10 goals in their last three games against Blackburn. This is a must win game for Liverpool, but it could get tough.
More than 2.5 goals.

West Ham - Manchester United
Boleyn Ground
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
West Ham: 2-2-2
Manchester United: 4-0-2
Last season: Man U 2 West Ham 0, West Ham 0 Man U 1.
West Ham United (Probable, 4-4-2): Green; Spector, Da Costa, Gabbidon, Ilunga; Collison, Parker, Kovac, Stanislas; Franco, Hines.
Manchester United (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Kuszczak; Neville, Brown, Vidic, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs; Valencia; Rooney.
Referee: Peter Walton. Matches: 8. R0 Y20.
United have won their last three games against West Ham and have shown good form recently.Matthew Upson and Carlton Cole will both miss this game for the Hammers.
Manchester United to win.

Wigan - Birmingham
DW Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Wigan: 2-2-2
Birmingham: 3-2-1
Last season: N/A.
Wigan Athletic (Probable, 4-5-1): Kirkland; Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa; N'Zogbia, Thomas, Scharner, Diame, Rodallega; Scotland.
Birmingham City (Probable, 4-4-2): Hart; Carr, Dann, Johnson, Ridgewell; Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden; Benítez, Jerome.
Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 6. R2 Y24.
Birmingham are still without a win at Wigan from their five attempts. Birmingham have been strong recently, but I believe this will be a close call.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Wolves - Bolton
Molineux
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Wolves: 0-3-3
Bolton: 1-1-4
Last season: N/A.
Wolves (Probable, 4-4-2): Hahnemann; Mancienne, Craddock, Berra, Stearman; Halford, Henry, Edwards, Jarvis; Doyle, Ebanks-Blake.
Bolton Wanderers (Probable, 4-3-3): Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Cahill, A O'Brien, Samuel; Cohen, Gardner, McCann; Taylor,
Elmander, Klasnic.
Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 11. R2 Y33.
Bolton have won their last two away games against Wolves. The hosts are struggling with life in the Premier League and have taken just three points from their last eight games.
Wolves to win.

Manchester City - Chelsea
City of Manchester Stadium
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Manchester City: 0-6-0
Chelsea: 5-0-1
Last season: City 1 Chelsea 3, Chelsea 1 City 0.
Manchester City (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Given; Richards, Toure, Lescott, Bridge; De Jong, Ireland; Wright-Phillips, Tévez, Robinho; Adebayor.
Chelsea (Probable, 4-1-2-1-2): Cech; Ivanovich, Carvalho, Terry, A Cole; Mikel; Essien, Lampard; J Cole; Anelka, Drogba.
Referee: Howard Webb. Matches: 8. R0 Y23.
It has been eight hours and eight minutes since Chelsea last conceded a goal in the Premier League. They have been impressive while City have failed to impress and have dropped down to seventh place in the Premier League.
Draw.

- Sunday -

Fulham - Sunderland
Craven Cottage
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Fulham: 2-3-1
Sunderland: 2-1-3
Last season: Fulham 0 Sunderland 0, Sunderland 1 Fulham 0.
Fulham (Probable, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Gera, Baird, Greening, Duff; Nevland, Dempsey.
Sunderland (Probable, 4-4-2): Fulop; Bardsley, da Silva, Turner, McCartney; Malbranque, Cana, Richardson, Reid; Bent, Jones.
Referee: Mike Dean. Matches: 9. R2 Y43.
Sunderland are unbeaten in five games against the Cottagers. They have strong form but have not won away int he league sicne the first game of the season.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Everton - Tottenham
Goodison Park
Kick-off: 16.00 GMT
Everton: 1-2-3
Tottenham: 3-1-2
Last season: Tottenham 0 Everton 1, Everton 0 Tottenham 0.
Everton (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Hibbert, Yobo, Distin, Baines; Pienaar, Rodwell, Fellaini, Bilyaletdinov; Cahill; Saha.
Tottenham Hotspur (Probable, 4-4-2): Gomes; Corluka, Bassong, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Palacios, Kranjcar; Defoe, Crouch.
Referee: Andre Marriner. Matches: 10. R5 Y39.
Spurs are unbeaten in their last five visits to Goodison Park. The hosts have not won in the League at home since September. But Spurs failed to impress against Manchester United in the Carling Cup.
Tottenham to win.

Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 12 and 13 December

- Saturday -

Stoke - Wigan
Britannia Stadium
Kick-off: 12:45 GMT
Stoke: 2-2-2
Wigan: 2-1-3
Last season: Wigan 0 Stoke 0, Stoke 2 Wigan 0.
Stoke (Probable, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Collins; Lawrence, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington; Fuller, Sidebe.
Wigan (Probable, 4-5-1): Pollitt; Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Figueroa; N’Zogbia, Thomas, Scharner, Diame, Rodallega; Scotland.
Referee: Mike Dean. Matches: 10. R2 Y46.
Wigan have conceded 79 per cent of their goals in the second half. I believe a draw at half time could be an interested tip in this game.
Draw at half time.

Birmingham - West Ham
St Andrews
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Birmingham: 4-2-0
West Ham: 1-2-3
Last season: N/A.
Birmingham (4-4-2): Hart; Carr, Dann, Johnson, Ridgewell; Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden; Benitez, Jerome.
West Ham (Probable, 4-4-2): Green; Spector, Da Costa, Upson, Ilunga; Collison, Parker, Kovac, Stanislas; Franco, Diamanti.
Referee: Lee Mason. Matches: 8. R2 Y16.
Birmingham have not beaten West Ham since 2002 but they have very strong form at the moment and could manage to win this game.
Birmingham to win.

Bolton - Manchester City
Reebok Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Bolton: 1-1-4
Manchester City: 1-5-0
Last season: Bolton 2 City 0, City 1 Bolton 0.
Bolton (Probable, 4-5-1): Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Cahill, A O’Brien, Samuel; Lee, Gardner, McCann, Cohen, Taylor; Klasnic.
Man City (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Given; Richards, Lescott, Kompany, Toure; De Jong, Ireland; Wright-Phillips, Tevez, Robinho; Adebayor.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 13. R2 Y38.
Bolton have just won once in seven games at home this season while City are coming of a strong win over Chelsea.
Emmanuel Adebayor to score.

Burnley - Fulham
Turf Moor
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Burnley: 1-2-3
Fulham: 2-3-1
Last season: N/A.
Burnley (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Jensen; Mears, Carlisle, Bikey, Jordan; Eagles, McDonald, Alexander, Blake; Elliott; Fletcher.
Fulham (Probable, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky; Gera, Baird, Greening, Duff; Nevland, Dempsey.
Referee: Alan Wiley. Matches: 13. R3 Y35.
Fulham have failed to win in 24 League visits. They last won at Burnley in April 1951. I believe Burnley can get a small win in this one.
Burnley to win.

Chelsea - Everton
Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Chelsea: 5-0-1
Everton: 1-2-3
Last season: Everton 0 Chelsea 0, Chelsea 0 Everton 0.
Chelsea (Probable, 4-1-2-1-2): Cech; Ivanovich, Carvalho, Terry, A Cole; Mikel; Deco, Lampard; J Cole; Anelka, Drogba.
Everton (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Neill, Hibbert, Heitinga, Baines; Pienaar, Rodwell, Fellaini, Bilyaletdinov; Yakubu; Saha.
Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 13. R 4 Y 44.
Two goalless meetings between these two last season, but Everton have never won at Stamford Bridfe in the Premier League. They have failed to win in 17 meetings against Chelsea home and away.
Chelsea to win with 0-1 handicap.

Hull - Blackburn
KC Stadium Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Hull: 2-2-2
Blackburn: 2-2-2
Last season: Blackburn 1 Hull 1, Hull 1 Blackburn 2.
Hull (Probable, 4-5-1): Duke; McShane, Gardner, Zayatte, Dawson; Garcia, Boateng, Geovanni, Marney, Hunt; Altidore.
Blackburn (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Robinson; Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet; Emerton, Nzonzi, Grella, Diouf; McCarthy; Di Santo.
Referee: Chris Foy. Matches: 12. R2 Y36.
It was close in both games between these two last season and I believe it will be close against this season.
Draw.

Sunderland - Portsmouth
Stadium Of Light
Kick-off: 15.00 GMT
Sunderland: 2-1-3
Portsmouth: 2-1-3
Last season: Sunderland 1 Portsmouth 2, Portsmouth 3 Sunderland 1.
Sunderland (Probable, 4-4-2): Fulop; Bardsley, Da Silva, Turner, McCartney; Malbranque, Cana, Henderson, Reid; Bent, Jones.
Portsmouth (Probable, 4-4-2): James; Ben-Haim, Kaboul, Wilson, Hreidarsson; Piquionne, Yebda, Boateng, Brown, O’Hara; Dindane.
Referee: Steve Bennett. Matches: 10. R1 Y39.
Portsmouth won both meetings between the two last season and Sunderland have gone 199 minutes without scoring a Premier League goals.
Draw.

Tottenham - Wolves
White Hart Lane
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Tottenham: 2-2-2
Wolves: 1-2-3
Last season: N/A.
Tottenham (Probable, 4-4-2): Gomes; Corluka, Bassong, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Huddlestone, Jenas, Kranjcar; Defoe, Crouch.
Wolves (Probable, 4-4-2): Hahnemann; Stearman, Craddock, Berra, Ward; Edwards, Henry, Milijas, Jarvis; Doyle, Ebanks-Blake.
Referee: Stuart Attwell. Matches: 7. R0 Y23.
There has been 23 games since Wolves were last involved in a goalless draw and I believe there will be plenty of goals this time.
Tottenham to win with 0-1 handicap.

Manchester United - Aston Villa
Old Trafford
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Manchester United: 5-0-1
Aston Villa: 2-3-1
Last season: Villa 0 United 0, United 3 Villa 2.
United (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Kuszczak; Fletcher, Brown, Vidic, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Giggs; Valencia; Rooney.
Villa (Probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; L Young, Collins, Dunne, Warnock; Milner, Petrov, Sidwell, A Young; Carew, Agbonlahor.
Referee: Martin Atkinson. Matches: 12. R0 Y49.
Manchester United are struggling with a host of injuries and Paul Scholes is suspended. Villa have lost on their last six League visits to Old Trafford.
Manchester United to win with 0-1 handicap.

- Sunday -

Liverpool - Arsenal
Anfield
Kick-off: 16.00 GMT
Liverpool: 2-3-1
Arsenal: 3-1-2
Last season: Arsenal 1 Liverpool 1, Liverpool 4 Arsenal 4.
Liverpool (Probable, 4-2-3-1): Reina; Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Insua; Lucas, Mascherano; Kuyt, Gerrard, Aurelio; Ngog.
Arsenal (Probable, 4-3-3): Almunia; Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Traore; Fabregas, Song, Denilson; Nasri, Eduardo, Arshavin.
Referee: Howard Webb. Matches: 9. R0 Y30.
The last four Premier League meetings between these teams have ended in draws and I believe it could happen again.
Draw.

Re: Premier League 09-10

Premier League 15 and 16 December

- Tuesday -

Sunderland - Aston Villa
Stadium of Light
Kick-off: 19.45 GMT.
Sunderland: 1-2-3
Aston Villa: 3-2-1
Last season: Villa 2 Sunderland 1, Sunderland 1 Villa 2.
Sunderland (probable, 4-4-2): Fulop; Bardsley, Da Silva, Turner, McCartney; Malbranque, Cana, Henderson, Reid; Bent, Jones.
Villa (probable, 4-4-2): Friedel; L Young, Dunne, Cuellar, Warnock; A Young, Milner, Petrov, Downing; Agbonlahor, Heskey.
Referee: Kevin Friend. Matches: 6. R0 Y17.
Villa won both meetings last season. Sunderland last beat Villa at home in September 2002 and the visitors are coming off a away win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Aston Villa to win.

Birmingham - Blackburn
St Andrew's
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT.
Birmingham: 4-2-0
Blackburn: 2-3-1
Last season: N/A.
Birmingham (probable; 4-4-2): Hart; Carr, Dann, Johnson, Ridgewell; Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden; Benitez, Jerome.
Blackburn (probable; 4-4-1-1): Robinson; Chimbonda, Samba, Nelsen, Givet; Andrews, Dunn, Emerton; McCarthy; Di Santo.
Referee: Mike Jones. Matches: 8. R1 Y26.
Birmingham have the best form of the teams in the Premier League at the moment. They have the chance to get their best run since December 2006 if they win this game.
Birmingham to win.

Bolton - West Ham
Reebok Stadium
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT
Bolton: 0-2-4
West Ham: 1-2-3
Last season: West Ham 1 Bolton 3, Bolton 2 West Ham 1.
Bolton (probable, 4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Cahill, A O’Brien, Samuel; Lee, Muamba, Cohen, Taylor; K Davies, Klasnic.
West Ham (probable, 4-4-2): Green; Faubert, Gabbidon, Tomkins, Ilunga; Collison, Parker, Kovac, Stanislas; Franco, Diamanti.
Referee: Andre Marriner. Matches: 11. R5 Y47.
The Hammers have lost on their last six visits to the Reebok Stadium but I believe it could be close.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Manchester United - Wolves
Old Trafford
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT
Manchester United: 4-0-2
Wolves: 2-1-3
Last season: N/A.
United (probable, 4-4-2): Kuszczak; Neville, Brown, Vidic, Evra; Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Valencia; Berbatov, Rooney.
Wolves (probable, 4-4-2): Hahnemann; Stearman, Craddock, Berra, Ward; Milijas, Henry, Halford, Jarvis; Doyle, Ebanks-Blake.
Referee: Steve Bennett. Matches: 11. R2 Y46.
Manchester United will be desperate to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa here on Saturday.
Manchester United to win with 0-1 handicap.