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After a bye week, the EPL returns with some promising action in store this weekend. While Manchester City is currently on top of the league standings with 60 points, one slip-up could see the wealthy club slide down to the second spot.
Their nemeses are, of course, the Red Devils, who'll be playing a weaker--but still, competitive--Norwich squad at Carrow Road on Sunday. Alex Ferguson will be hoping to make easy work of the Canaries despite doubts over striker Wayne Rooney's inclusion in the game.
Based on their recent record, Man United has the upper hand--they defeated Norwich 2-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the season. Incidentally, the last four games between the two clubs at Carrow Road have also had the same scoreline. And we feel that things are not going to be too different even this time around.
Even current form favors Man United, given that the club has only lost one out of its last 13 away games in the Premiership. The Norwich squad will have to play out of its skin to cause any kind of upset in the current order!
Meanwhile, in what promises to be the match of the week, the third-placed Tottemham Hotspurs travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on the Gunners. With longtime manager Arsene Wenger under a lot of pressure, many experts have dubbed this as the most important derby of his Arsenal career!
A win here would go a long way in restoring the club's and skipper Robin van Persie's morale. While he continues to be linked to clubs like Real Madrid, the Dutch striker would like nothing more than to deny the Spurs a rare derby double.
Needless to say, this game boils down to Arsenal's ability to bounce back from the drubbing they received at the hands of AC Milan and Sunderland last week. We believe there still is some fight left in the Gunners and they might just set the record straight on Sunday!
Here's a complete list of the Premier League clashes today and tomorrow, along with our predictions:
Chelsea (2) vs Bolton (0)
Saturday, Stamford Bridge, 20:30 IST
Newcastle (1) vs Wolves (0)
Saturday, Sports Direct Arena, 20:30 IST
QPR (1) vs Fulham (1)
Saturday, Loftus Park Stadium, 20:30 IST
West Brom (1) vs Sunderland (1)
Saturday, The Hawthorns, 20:30 IST
Wigan (1) vs Aston Villa (1)
Saturday, The DW Stadium, 20:30 IST
Man City (3) vs Blackburn (0)
Saturday, Etihad Stadium, 20:30 IST
Arsenal (2) vs Tottenham (1)
Sunday, Emirates Stadium, 18:00 IST
Norwich (0) vs Man Utd (2)
Sunday, Carrow Road, 18:00 IST
Stoke (1) vs Swansea (0)
Sunday, Britannia Stadium, 20:30 IST
-Picture courtesy Reuters-
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