Saturday, 5 May 2012

The Weekend's EPL Fixture Analysis, FA Cup Final Coverage and EPL News.

There is two more matches this season to play for each team. Who will win the league? Who will get relegated?

The Weekend's EPL Fixture Analysis:


Arsenal vs Norwich City: LIVE from 12:45pm

This match will be played at The Emirates Stadium, as 3rd placed Arsenal host 14th placed Norwich. This is the only match on Saturday. 

Sunday (14:00 unless stated):

Newcastle United vs Manchester City: LIVE from 13:30pm

A tense match for both sides which comes from The Sports Direct Arena on Sunday afternoon. 1st placed City need a win to keep the pressure on rivals United in 2nd place (who are only behind them on goal difference).
A win for Newcastle would do Manchester United a favour, and give them a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season from 4th place.

Aston Villa vs Totttenham Hotspur:

Villa Park is the venue as 15th placed Aston Villa look for a win against Champions League contenders Tottenham, who are currently in 4th place on goal difference.

Bolton vs West Bromwich Albion:

A must-win match for The Trotters at The Reebok Stadium, as they take on 10th placed West Brom. A loss here could seal their fate into the Championship next season.

Fulham vs Sunderland:
9th placed Fulham host 11th placed Sunderland at Craven Cottage on Sunday in an interesting mid-table clash between two decent sides.

FACT: Fulham have only lost 4 matches at home this season.

QPR vs Stoke City:

17th placed QPR face a tough test against 13th placed Stoke. If QPR are to lose at Loftus Road, they will be in even more relegation trouble with one more match to play. They are only ahead of 'the drop' on goal difference and have to be careful if they want to stay in the EPL next season. 
Rangers will be desperate to bounce back from the 6-1 thrashing against Chelsea last weekend.
Stoke though have lost 10 matches away from home.

Wolves vs Everton: 

This is Wolves' last home match before moving back into the Championship. 
They face a tough test against 7th placed Everton who have been playing well this season.
Wolves have to mark striker Nikica Jelavic and playmaker Steven Pienaar if they want any chance of going out of the EPL in style.

Danger man: Nikica Jelavic is a player that needs to be marked if Wolves want to win.

Manchester United vs Swansea City: LIVE at 16:00pm

The FA Cup Final:

Chelsea vs Liverpool: LIVE at 17:15pm

FACT: This is the first time that these two teams have met in the FA Cup Final.

EPL News:

Premier League Player and Manager of the Month Awards:

Player of the Month:

Everton striker Nikica Jelavic.

Barclays Player of The Month: Nikica Jelavic has scored 10 goals for Everton, since moving from Rangers in January.

Manager of the Month:

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.

Amazing: Martinez inspired Wigan to beat Manchester United, Newcastle and Arsenal, but still have work to do to secure a place in the EPL next season.

Manchester United are very interested in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa who has officially refused to extend his current contract. They are reportedly lining up a £10million bid.

Wanted: Shinji Kagawa is wanted by Manchester United, after refusing a contract extension with Dortmund.