Mark Lawrenson Premier League prediction
BBC pundit believes Arsenal will oversee Wigan in FA Cup Semi-Final. This week, BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson, has given his predictions for both the Premier League and also the FA Cup Semi-Finals.
The big game of the weekend comes from Anfield as Liverpool host Manchester City, but the FA Cup will all have eyes on Arsenal taking on last-years winners Wigan Athletic.
Here are Lawrenson’s predictions.
Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa
“Palace are 14th now – all the teams below them have changed their managers at least once this season, and all of them have gone for new men with absolutely no Premier League managerial experience.”
Fulham 2-0 Norwich City
“The Cottagers are at home, and also had a really good victory at Aston Villa last week. I am backing them to win again on Saturday, and really they have to – because their best chance of staying up would be at the expense of the Canaries.”
Southampton 2-0 Cardiff City
“Jay Rodriguez’s injury is a blow, but Saints have a lot of quality in their squad and I see them winning this game quite easily.”
Stoke City 2-0 Newcastle United
“Stoke will go within three points of Newcastle if they win this and they will definitely fancy their chances of doing it, especially because they are at home.”
Sunderland 0-2 Everton
“Sunderland need goals to get them points, but I cannot see them getting either against Everton.”
West Brom 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
“Sherwood has to pick enough players that care and ensure the season does not just fizzle out.”
Wigan Athletic 0-2 Arsenal ( FA Cup )
“In terms of motivation and preparation, Arsenal should not fall short this time.”
Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City
“I have a sneaky feeling it might end up being a draw. That will suit City, because I can see them winning every game after this one – including when they go to Everton.”
Swansea City 1-1 Chelsea
“Swansea will not make it easy for them either, and a point will inch the Welsh side a bit closer to safety at the bottom of the table.”
Hull City 2-1 Sheffield United ( FA Cup )
“I do wonder where United’s goals will come from against the Tigers but they will push Steve Bruce’s side all the way.”
So what are your thoughts on these predictions?
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles