Premier League preview – Week 32

Swansea v Newcastle

Key Battle: Swansea are enjoying a superb season and much has been down to Scott Sinclair, who will look to terrorise Newcastle and their defence, particularly Jonas Gutierrez.

Player to Watch: Gylfi Siggurdson has been in brilliant goalscoring form since arriving at Swansea.

Talking Point: Two teams enjoying great seasons, but also two teams with excellent defences

Prediction: 0-0

Sunderland v Tottenham

Key Battle: Stephane Sessegnon will give Tottenham and William Gallas a tough test at the Stadium of Light this weekend.

Player to Watch: Gareth Bale looks like returning to his best form and Martin O’Neill’s men will be wary of that

Talking Point: Sunderland were brilliant last weekend but can they keep up their form against the Champions League contenders?

Prediction: 0-1

Bolton v Fulham

Key Battle: Fulham will hope to continue their good form but Bolton are battling for their lives and Ivan Klasnic could cause Philippe Senderos problems

Player to Watch: Clint Dempsey will be the danger for Bolton and they must keep him quiet

Talking Point: Bolton need the points more, but Fulham have been impressive this season.

Prediction: 2-2

Chelsea v Wigan

Key Battle: Antolin Alcaraz will have a tough job keeping quiet Chelsea and Fernando Torres this weekend

Player to Watch: Juan Mata is Chelsea’s best player and if he plays well then Wigan will struggle

Talking Point: Wigan have had some good results of late but Chelsea need the points, surely only one winner?

Prediction: 2-0

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Key Battle: Luis Suarez will look to give James Collins a runaround at Anfield in this crucial game

Player to Watch: Stewart Downing takes on his former team and will hope to put them to the sword.

Talking Point: Liverpool have lost seven out of eight, but Villa are creeping close to the relegation zone

Prediction: 2-0

Norwich v Everton

Key Battle: Grant Holt will be up against Phil Jagielka in an intriguing battle of strength and technique

Player to Watch: Steven Pienaar has been good for Everton since his return and will look to show that again here

Talking Point: Everton have had an inconsistent season but have been better in recent weeks and Norwich have little to play for

Prediction: 0-2

West Brom v Blackburn

Key Battle: Jonas Olsson will look to keep quiet Martin Olsson in a battle of the Swedish namesakes

Player to Watch: Yakubu has been scoring all season and Blackburn will hope he can continue that here.

Talking Point: Blackburn need the points more, and West Brom have a poor home record

Prediction: 1-2

Stoke v Wolves

Key Battle: Roger Johnson needs to keep Peter Crouch quiet if Wolves are to take anything from the Britannia

Player to Watch: Matt Jarvis has been linked with a move to Stoke and it will be interesting to see how he does here

Talking Point: Stoke give everyone a tough game with their physical approach and Wolves have been dreadful

Prediction: 3-1

Man Utd v QPR

Key Battle: Wayne Rooney will be up against Anton Ferdinand, who will surely be destroyed by his England team mate

Player to Watch: Antonio Valencia has been brilliant for United, who will hope he can repeat that form here

Talking Point: United look brilliant right now, and these kind of games are straightforward for Alex Ferguson’s men

Prediction: 4-0

Arsenal v Man City

Key Battle: David Silva has been struggling in recent weeks and will have a tough battle here against Alex Song

Player to Watch: Robin van Persie has not scored in three games – and one would assume it is time for him to find the net

Talking point: Arsenal take on Man City in a crucial game for both teams as their title and Champions League hopes took a blow last weekend

Prediction: 1-1