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Below were the predicted outcomes for the weekend fixtures Sat 13th to Sun 14th November 2010.
|Sat 12:45||Aston Villa v Man Utd|
|United made it five draws from six Premier League away fixtures with a turgid goalless affair in the Manchester derby. At least United made a token effort at trying to win the game but City were so deep and intent on not losing that there was never going to be much goalmouth action. That fixture also cost Ferguson some key players with Scholes missing this game because of a fifth yellow card and Rafael and Evra both leaving the field injured although the seriousness of those injuries isn't known. However, there was an improvement in terms of performance from Berbatov but can he deliver that game on game. They travel to Villa Park where Villa are undefeated this season including drawing three of the last four. Houllier has had problems with injuries to key players but there are signs of that abating with Agbonlahor coming off the bench for the last 25 minutes in the win over Blackpool. There's also been further good news for the Villa manager with the likes of Albrighton and Bannan coming through the ranks and proving capable of making the grade. On paper, United are the stronger but Villa are difficult to beat on home soil.|
|Sat 3:00||Man City v Birmingham|
|City showed no ambition whatsoever at home to United and can probably count themselves fortunate to get a point considering the visitors dominated the game for long periods. Numerous times Hart would throw the ball out to get City on the counter only for the player to turn back because of lack of support. The fans must've been frustrated with Mancini's tactics and one wonders what's in store for a manager that sets out not to lose games rather than winning them. However, City have lost just the once at Eastlands, a game against Arsenal in which they were reduced to ten men in the fifth minute and paid the consequences. Mancini is likely to employ similarly negative tactics against Birmingham but they should dominate the game unlike against United. Birmingham have taken two points from their last three Premier League fixtures which has seen them slip to 17th in the table and just a point above the drop zone. That said, McLeish's men have proved themselves a feisty outfit and never know when they're beaten. However, they're yet to win on the road and Man City know that they need to win at home against the weaker sides if they're to maintain any sort of title challenge.|
|Home Win 2-0|
|Newcastle v Fulham|
|Newcastle's home form has become a thorn in their side and they look less assured than when playing away from St James Park; the victory at the Emirates a case in point. Defensive slip-ups and missed tackles cost them against Blackburn and visitors sense that if you go for the Newcastle jugular at St James Park, they don't like it. The Magpies have won just two of their six home fixtures and may be without Barton if he's to be punished for his midweek misdemeanour. Carroll scored his seventh goal of the campaign and as a result joins his teammate, Kevin Nolan, as well as Malouda and Tevez at the top of the scoring charts. They host a Fulham side that've failed to win a game away from Craven Cottage whilst the last two (trips to Stamford Bridge and the Hawthorns) have both ended in defeat. Hughes has made moves to address their poor away record and they began the season with four successive draws but the slippery slope beckons and Newcastle will be desperate for a home win.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Tottenham v Blackburn|
|Blackburn proved that they're no soft touch on the road under Sam Allardyce and they've now beaten two of the three newly promoted sides with 2-1 victories at Newcastle and Blackpool. In both cases, Rovers took advantage of defensive errors but the win at St James Park will have given the ex-Newcastle manager the most pleasure. The task should prove a trifle more difficult at White Hart Lane although Spurs have suffered a hangover since the heady European win over Inter Milan. A subsequent defeat at the Reebok followed by a draw at home against Sunderland has left some fans unhappy with recent domestic results but that's the reality of a first season in the Champions League. That said, Spurs have lost just the once at the Lane (against Wigan) and rumour has it that Defoe could make a return to action at some point. This is a game Spurs have to win if they harbour ambitions of finishing in the top four again this season.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|West Ham v Blackpool|
|This promises to be an intriguing games between two sides with very different mindsets. West Ham remain bottom of the table as they struggle with confidence and continually fail to build on strong positions. In three of the last four Premier League games, they've been in front only to let the lead go and drop points whether it just be two points or all three as at Newcastle. Similarly, in the game at the Emirates, the Hammers held out until the 88th minute before finally succumbing to an Alex Song winner. Blackpool's attitude is very different and full of confidence; Holloway would rather go all out for the win than play for the draw and that's reflected in their away performances. With the exception of Chelsea, the Tangerines are the highest scorers on the road although they have also conceded the most. Holloway rested players for the trip to Villa Park and they weren't far off coming away with something so god help the Hammers! The Tangerines have won three of their seven away fixtures whilst West Ham have won just a single Premier League match all season. Something tells me Holloway will be going for maximum points.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Wigan v West Brom|
|West Brom ended back-to-back defeats with a draw at Upton Park but their form on the road isn't great with their only win of the season coming somewhat surprisingly at the Emirates. The Baggies look fairly comfortable in mid-table but so close is the Premier League this season that fifth place is only six points clear of the drop zone. Jara and Mulumbu are still suspended whilst Shorey managed the bench for the Hammers game so will probably be fit to start at the DW Stadium. Their hosts, Wigan, are struggling at the wrong end of the table and have just one Premier League home win to their name, against Wolves back at the beginning of October. Since then they've drawn three and lost two including this week's draw against Liverpool. Given that the Reds were so poor, Hodgson's own admittance, maybe the Latics should've won the game but they're no great shakes themselves. Winning isn't Wigan's strongest point and West Brom aren't the strongest on the road so the draw looks safe.|
|Wolverhampton v Bolton|
|Bolton are up to sixth in the table on the back of some strong performances. Not a hell of a lot has changed with Bolton's playing style except that they mix things up a bit more and don't just play direct. They're very competitive in midfield and will have enough to match Wolves' strength in the centre of the park. The Trotters have lost just the once on the road this season (at Arsenal back at the beginning of September) and have drawn the last four. Wolves are struggling towards the foot of the table but they're only three points short of safety and have been playing well despite results not going their way. Their home form has been very mixed but the win over City at the end of October is still recent enough for them to take some confidence from. In fact, they've only lost twice at Molineux this season. Expect a midfield battle with not too much in the way of goalmouth action.|
|Sat 5:30||Stoke v Liverpool|
|There we were thinking that Liverpool had turned the corner after a sensational win over Chelsea at Anfield. What happens? They go to Wigan and start well but even Hodgson admitted that the final result, a draw, flattered his players more than the home side and they were fortunate to come away with a point. That ended a run of four successive wins in all competitions for the Reds. The only positive was that it was Torres's third goal in two games and proof that the Spaniard is still a striker to be feared. However, it seems that Liverpool don't have the stomach for a scrap on the road and that's what they'll get at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke are a couple of points above the relegation places but they've won three of their last five home fixtures, the others being a narrow defeat to United and a draw against West Ham. Pulis has voiced his anger over dodgy refereeing decisions not going his way and one has to agree with him; several other managers have felt that the Potters haven't necessarily got the rub of the green. Hopefully they won't be unjustly penalised against Liverpool; if so, they're capable of an upset.|
|Home Win 2-1|
|Sun 2:00||Everton v Arsenal|
|David Moyes has been rightly critical of his forward line not getting amongst the goals and as a result up pops Jermaine Beckford with his first Premier League goal to rescue a point for Everton against Bolton in injury time. The Toffees haven't lost since mid-September when Newcastle beat them by a single goal at Goodison Park but they've drawn four of the last seven games and scoring more goals is definitely on the 'to do' list. They host an Arsenal side that've faltered a couple of times in recent weeks but they've lost just the once on the road this season (at Chelsea). The Gunners are still missing Vermaelen and Koscielny at the back but they've plenty of attacking options with van Persie, Walcott, Fabregas, Arshavin and Nasri all available. That's not to forget Chamakh who scored a brace at Molineux to earn them all three points. Arsenal's biggest concern is their centre-half pairing but if they can keep the Toffees relatively quiet, they should be confident of outscoring them.|
|Away Win 1-2|
|Sun 4:00||Chelsea v Sunderland|
|Chelsea once again moved four points clear at the top after they beat Fulham at Stamford Bridge whilst United and City shared the points at Eastlands. Essien returned to strengthen the Chelsea midfield but his straight red in injury time means he'll miss the next three matches unless any appeal lodged by Chelsea is upheld. The Blues' home record is still 100% perfect with all six games won and not a goal conceded. Alex and Anelka should return after missing the win over Fulham because of slight injuries. Sunderland are the visitors looking to break Chelsea's home form after bouncing back from the mauling at St James Park with a win over Stoke and a draw at Spurs. Bent's still out with a hamstring injury but in his absence, Asamoah Gyan made it three goals in two starts. The draw at Spurs was somewhat tarnished by Cattermole's tackle on Modric and if the over-zealous midfielder doesn't learn to stay on his feet then more cards are likely to be shown in his direction. Chelsea are so strong at Stamford Bridge that realistically all Sunderland can expect is defeat.|
|Home Win 2-0|