Predictions

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

West Ham v Man United: Can Carroll outgun Rooney and RVP?

Meetings between West Ham United and Manchester United in the East End always tend to be lively affairs. Just four months ago the Red Devils needed a late moment of brilliance by Robin van Persie to force an FA Cup replay. Two years ago the visitors came back from two down to win 4-2 with Wayne Roon...

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Fulham v Chelsea: Can Fulham pile misery on the Blues?

Chelsea entered the season as champions of Europe. At the way things are going they may not even be in Europe next season.Manchester City ended their FA Cup hopes on Sunday, Arsenal start the day in third place and tonight Fulham could deliver their top four hopes a hammer blow. The last five meeti...

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Man City v Wigan: Can the Latics win the FA Cup final dress rehearsal?

Manchester City and Wigan Athletic will lock horns at Wembley in the FA Cup Final on May 11, but tonight they have the small subject of three Premier League points to play for. The champions have just disposed of the league leaders and fierce rivals United at Old Trafford and dumped FA Cup holders ...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Arsenal v Everton: Wenger hopes to end the Toffees' top four dream

Everton have only taken away six points from visits to the red half of north London during the Premier League era. Thats a shocking return for a team with hopes of making a late charge for a place in the top four, but could tonight be the night they record their first win at Arsenal since 1996? Ars...

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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Stoke City v Manchester United: Can Pulis defeat Sir Alex?

The last time Stoke City got the better of Manchester United in the league Father Christmas had just delivered his presents. If you think that was a long time ago just wait until I reveal the date . . . 1984! Margaret Thatcher was the British Prime Minister, Do They Know Its Christmas was the UK nu...

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Newcastle United v Sunderland: Can Di Canio claim vital win over Pardew?

Sunderland havent won at St James Park for 13 years but boy do they need all three points today. The Black Cats are only out of the bottom three on goal difference having played a game more than FA Cup finalists Wigan Athletic and have a tricky run-in. Martin ONeill was shown the door and in walked...

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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Southampton v West Ham United: Can the Hammers stop the Saints?

Preview to come. Southampton v West Ham; Kick Off 3pm April 13 2013 Prediction Panel Arsenal Josh Ben Moshe 2 V 0 Aston Villa Frank Pattison 2 V 1 Chelsea Apoorva Ankur 1 V 2 Everton Chris Goodw...

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Reading v Liverpool: Reds tipped to rule over the Royals

Liverpool failed to beat West Ham United last weekend at Anfield but surely they will have no trouble beating all-but relegated Reading, will they? On a weekend that will be full of emotion for the Liverpool fans on the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, they will expect to see Brendan Rodge...

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Everton v QPR: Toffees have Spurs in their sights

With Spurs not playing this weekend, Everton have the opportunity to close the gap on the boys from the Lane to just three points, but first they must get past former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and his doomed QPR side. The Rs missed out on three priceless points last weekend at home to Wigan Athleti...

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Aston Villa v Fulham: Can the Villa move three points closer to safety?

Matthew Lowtons screamer against Stoke City last weekend helped the Villans towards three crucial points in their fight for survial, but can they back up that victory with another three points against Fulham this afternoon? The Cottagers havent won at Villa Park in the league for 40 years, and are ...

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Arsenal v Norwich City: Can Wenger avoid getting in a flap against the Canaries?

With Chelsea facing Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday and Spurs having a week off, Arsenal have the perfect opportunity of moving up to third in the Premier League, but first they must get past Chris Hughtons Canaries. The boys from Carrow Road have been a real thorn in the side of...

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Friday, 12 April 2013

Predict the Premier League: QPR, Spurs and Arsenal lead the way

Its been a good fortnight for the three London clubs - well off the pitch any way - with QPRs John Jaycock and Tottenhams Adam Crawford picking up 19 points, with Arsenals Josh Ben Moshe on 18. Its not been so good for Stoke City, Southampton or Norwich City, with the sides occupying the bottom thr...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Birmingham City and Leicester City are on the up

Birmingham City are on course to finish in the top half of the table under Lee Clark and the Blues fans are optimistically looking forward to the 2013/14 season. Off the pitch its been a good time for the Bluenoses too, especially Squarefootballs Steve Coulter, who has been our top Expert over the ...

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Aberdeen are out of the bottom three

Did you that Aberdeen - the only Scottish club to have won two European trophies - have not won a major piece of silverware since beating Dundee in the Coca-Cola Cup final way back in 1995? The Dandy Dons have been in the doldrums far too long but maybe the arrival of Derek McInnes will galvanise th...

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Monday, 08 April 2013

Manchester United v Manchester City: Can United avenge their 1-6 drubbing?

Manchester United have the title in the bag but City pride is at stake tonight as the two Manchester giants lock horns at Old Trafford. Last season City stunned the world by hitting United for six and going on to win the title on goal difference with the final kick of the ball at home to QPR. Howev...

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Sunday, 07 April 2013

QPR v Wigan: Can the Latics escape the drop zone?

With Sunderland taking on Chelsea at the Bridge this afternoon, Wigan Athletic have the perfect opportunity to escape the drop zone and put the Black Cats in danger, but they must overcome a QPR side who although look doomed will not give up until its mathematically impossible. The Latics spring up...

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Newcastle United v Fulham: Can Jol defeat Pardew again?

Fulham have won five of the last seven meetings with Newcastle United but can the Geordies ease their relegation woes ahead of next weekends Tyne-Wear derby with a win today? Newcastle, who have lost their last two league games, could move up to 12th this afternoon with victory but Fulham are unbea...

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Chelsea v Sunderland: Can Paolo Di Canio stun the champions of Europe?

Paolo Di Canio begins his toughest assignment yet this afternoon. With Aston Villa beating Stoke City yesterday, the Black Cats have slipped to within a point of the drop zone. Defeat today, combined with a Wigan win at QPR, and Sunderland will find themselves in the bottom three ahead of next weeke...

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Chelsea v Sunderland: Can Paolo Di Canio stun the champions of Europe?

Paolo Di Canio begins his toughest assignment yet this afternoon. With Aston Villa beating Stoke City yesterday, the Black Cats have slipped to within a point of the drop zone. Defeat today, combined with a Wigan win at QPR, and Sunderland will find themselves in the bottom three ahead of next weeke...

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Spurs v Everton: Can the Toffees take advantage of Bale's absence

Arsenals win over West Brom yesterday has put the Gunners to within a point of Spurs in the battle for fourth place. The pressure is all on AVB and Spurs and today they host an Everton side thats also looking to secure a late place in the Champions League places, but how will Spurs cope without the ...

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Liverpool v West Ham: Can the Hammers end 50 years of hurt at Anfield?

Anfield has been a bit of a bogey ground for West Ham United. The Hammers havent won on the red half of Merseyside side since 1963 and have only managed to score just 28 times there during that period. Given that Big Sams men still havent registered double figures on the road this season, I think it...

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Saturday, 06 April 2013

Norwich City v Swansea City: Can the Canaries keep the edge over Swansea?

Norwich City and Swansea City came up to the Premier League together in 2011, but while the Swans may have gone on to cup glory and taken all the plaudits for their brand of football, Norwich City remain unbeaten against their Welsh rivals. In their previous three meetings, Norwich have emerged vic...

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Stoke City v Aston Villa: Can the Villans drag Stoke into the relegation dogfight?

Aston Villa slipped back into the bottom three last weekend. Wigans late win against Norwich alongside Villas inability to beat Liverpool at home saw the two relegation battlers swap places down at the bottom. This afternoon Paul Lamberts men head to the Britannia Stadium. The home of the Potters u...

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West Brom v Arsenal: Gunners target fourth win on the bounce?

The Gods appear to be smiling on Arsenal. Both Chelsea and Tottenham have dropped points in recent weeks and Spurs look like missing their main man Gareth Bale for a few weeks through injury. Victory today will see the Gunners climb above Chelsea and move to within a point of Spurs, who face a trick...

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Reading v Southampton: Will Adkins get revenge on the Saints?

Nigel Adkins hosts his former side Southampton this afternoon in a game which the Royals will see as winnable, but can he get revenge on the Saints who have been in tremendous form in recent weeks. Reading currently prop up the Premier League but a win today could breathe new life into their faint ...

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Monday, 01 April 2013

Fulham v QPR: Time for QPR to hit form

Time is running out on QPR. They have eight games left to play to save their Premier League bacon and are seven points adrift of safety. However, a win tonight would see that deficit reduced to four points and put Aston Villa, Wigan and Sunderland under severe pressure. The Rs celebrated their firs...

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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Aston Villa v Liverpool: Villa target rare Liverpool double

Wigans late win over Norwich City yesterday has put Aston Villa back into the drop zone once again. Kones 81st minute strike lifted the Latics above Villa on goal difference, but can Villa complete a rare double over Liverpool to ease their relegation fears or will the Reds bounce back in style foll...

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Saturday, 30 March 2013

Everton v Stoke City: Can the Blues dispose of the Potters?

Everton bounced back from their FA Cup embarrassment to effectively end Manchester Citys title hopes and restore some pride back to the club. This evening they host Tony Puliss Stoke City who have won only once on their travels this season and scored just nine goals on the road. Surely this is anoth...

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Wigan v Norwich City: Latics target first league win over Norwich

Wigan get back to action following their controversial meeting with Newcastle United a fortnight ago and Roberto Martinez will be hoping his players can build on that fortunate victory. Wigan have to move on from the McManaman incident now and concentrate on survival. They are three points adrift o...

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West Ham v West Brom: Can the Irons outsmart the Baggies?

There may be 11 points separating West Ham and West Brom in the table but on the pitch there is nothing between them. Their last four meetings have all ended in draws and both managers would probably take a point if offered to them right now. Sam Allardyce, who is waiting to be offered a new deal a...

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Swansea City v Spurs: Can AVB copy Arsenal's formula at the Liberty?

A fortnight ago Tottenhams north London rivals Arsenal went to the Liberty Stadium and left Wales with all three points and a clean sheet. That was a huge result for the Gunners as it kept them in touch with Spurs and Chelsea. Tottenhams shock defeat at home against Fulham the following day made it ...

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Southampton v Chelsea: Can the Saints see off Chelsea?

Southampton tore strips off Liverpool last time out in the Premier League. This afternoon they host the Champions of Europe Chelsea, but can they inflict more pain on Rafa Benitez? Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League, following their win over West Ham and Tottenhams shock defeat at ho...

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Man City v Newcastle United: Can Pardew break City hearts?

Man City boss Roberto Mancini conceded the title this week but the fiery Italian will not accept any further drop in form from his players as Chelsea and Spurs breathe down their neck in the race for second place. Newcastle Unied arrive at the Etihad a fortnight after their controversial game with ...

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Sunderland v Manchester United: Sir Alex targets revenge

The one thing that hurt Manchester United players, staff and fans more than City winning the league in the dying seconds of last season was the reaction of the Sunderland fans. They revelled in Uniteds failure more than City toasted their title success and that bad taste in the mouth has remained wi...

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Arsenal v Reading: Will Arsenal give Reading another Royal beating?

New Reading boss Nigel Adkins has the chance to become an instant hero this afternoon and write his name in the Royals folklore, as the men from the Madejski Stadium have never taken anything from Arsenal apart from a good hiding. In five previous league meetings, all in the top flight, Arsenal hav...

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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Predict the Premier League - Experts: Good times for Portsmouth

First let me apologise for the lateness of this update - its been over a month - but theres only so many hours in a day and this guy has only just discovered the wonders of Homeland and Claire Danes! So without further ado, lets get cracking. Liverpool 5 Swansea City 0 Liverpool gave Swansea Cit...

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Predict the Premier League - Experts: Blackburn, Portsmouth and Wolves in battle for second

Manchester United have blown away the rest of the Premier League to all but wrap up the title in March and so has Squarefootball editor Antony Melvin in our Predict the Premier League competition. Our leader is a whopping 33 points clear of his nearest challengers, Portsmouths Peter Rendle and Wolv...

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Wigan v Newcastle United: The Mags aim to avenge 4-0 drubbing

Wins for Aston Villa and Southampton yesterday has put extra pressure on Wigan Athletic to beat Newcastle United this afternoon. The Latics start the day six points adrift of safety, although they do have two games in hand, but are Roberto Martinezs men, who blew Everton away last weekend in the FA...

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Chelsea v West Ham United: Can the Hammers do the double over Rafa?

West Ham United inflicted Rafa Benitez to his first defeat as Chelsea manager following a remarkable second half performance at Upton Park in December, but the chances of Sam Allardyces men recording a similar result today look slimmer than Kate Moss. The Hammers arrive at the Bridge this afternoon...

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Spurs v Fulham: AVB tipped to get back to winning ways

Spurs were given a real fright in the San Siro on Thursday night on the back of last Sundays defeat at Liverpool, but surely theyll get back to winning ways today wont they? AVBs men have been on an excellent run recently but Liverpool and Inter Milan have shown that they still have a lot to do in ...

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Sunderland v Norwich City: Can the Canaries outfox the Black Cats?

Did you know the home side in this fixture has emerged victorious in the past eight meetings? That will be music to the sound of Martin ONeills ears who could climb above rivals Newcastle United this afternoonand their opponents. The last time the away side ran out winners in this fixture was 16 ye...

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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Stoke City v West Brom: Can the Baggies overcome their bogey side?

Stoke City couldnt have picked a better opponent to play at this particular moment in time. The Potters are struggling with only one win in 10 but they have a great record against West Bromwich Albion, losing only one of their past 12 fixtures. West Brom thought they had broken their curse last sea...

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Manchester United v Reading: Day of pain awaits the Royals

Sir Alex Ferguson has had a week or two to forget at Old Trafford. Dumped out of the Champions League, thanks largely to an outrageous red card, and then almost sent packing in the FA Cup by Chelsea, after racing into a two-goal lead, Uniteds Treble hopes have gone up in smoke. Fortunately there sho...

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Swansea City v Arsenal: Defeat is not an option for the Gunners

Arsenal restored some pride in midweek with a couraegous victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but it wasnt enough to stop the Gunners from bowing out of the competition on away goals. Today they take on League Cup winners Swansea City knowing that defeat is simply not an option. Arse...

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Southampton v Liverpool: Can the Saints stop the Reds?

Did you know Liverpool have only won at Southampton four times in the past 25 years? Thats great news for Mr Pochettino as his Saints try to record their first win in four. Last weekend the Saints were denied all three points by a dogged Norwich City side at Carrow Road. That point kept them four p...

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Aston Villa v QPR: Can Redknapp drag Lambert back into trouble?

Both Aston Villa and QPR won at the weekend to give their survival hopes a boost, but who will be the happier set of fans come the full-time whistle on Saturday? QPR are statistically the dominant force in this fixture, particularly in the league. They have recorded 20 victories against Villa to th...

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Everton v Man City: Can the champions push Everton fans over the edge?

Everton fans were left feeling blue last weekend following their embarrassing FA Cup exit at home to Wigan Athletic. This weekend they have the chance to restore some pride by beating the champions Manchester City, but can David Moyes lift his players for this huge game or will they suffer another b...

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Newcastle United v Stoke City: Can the Geordies go level on points with the Potters?

Both Newcastle United and Stoke City lost 1-0 in the league last weekend but Alan Pardew will be hoping home advantage will help get his Mags back to winning ways this afternoon when the two sides meet at St James Park. The Geordies lost to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium while Stoke City went ...

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Liverpool v Spurs: AVB has his sights on Man City

Spurs saw off their old enemy Arsenal last weekend. Victory today at Anfield will see them close the gap on second placed Man City to just two points. But Liverpool have their own aims and goals to achieve. If they can beat Spurs they will go above Everton in sixth place on goal difference, and they...

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Saturday, 09 March 2013

West Brom v Swansea City: Can the Baggies get the better of the Swans at long last?

What a few weeks it has been for Swansea City fans. First they celebrated their centenary in style with a record win over Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final, now their manager Michael Laudrup has signed an extension to his contract at the Liberty Stadium - keeping him there until 2015. But c...

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