BBC pundits predicts FA Cup and Premier League this weekend
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his predictions for this weekend’s FA Cup matches and Premier League matches.
Up first, his scores for the FA Cup Quarter Finals.
Arsenal 1-1 Everton (Arsenal to win the replay)
“A big factor will be whether Phil Jagielka is fit to play for Everton after missing England’s win over Denmark on Wednesday with a hamstring injury. If he does play, I would be a lot more confident that Everton can get a draw.”
Sheffield United 1-0 Charlton
“United will be thinking they can beat anyone and, having beaten Aston Villa, Fulham and Nottingham Forest, this will be another scalp for them.”
Hull City 1-0 Sunderland
“Hull are without their in-form strikers, Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, who are both cup-tied, but I still think they will win.”
Manchester City 3-0 Wigan Athletic
“Wigan have nothing to lose again this time, but it is asking a lot for lightning to strike twice for them.”
Now time for his Premier League predictions.
West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Manchester United
“Mel has drawn four of his six games but he badly needs a win. I cannot see him getting it against United, though.”
Cardiff City 1-1 Fulham
“I cannot see them getting three points here, either. On the face of it, a point is also not much good to Fulham but it might turn out to be something for Magath to build on.”
Crystal Palace 2-1 Southampton
“But I fancy Crystal Palace to win this one. They came back to get a good point against Swansea last weekend and I think people are really warming to Tony Pulis for the job he has done there.”
Norwich City 1-1 Stoke City
“Mark Hughes’s side are probably only two wins from safety now. I’m not sure they will get one of those at Carrow Road, but they have five home games left and they should be fine.”
Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
“If Christian Eriksen is fit, that might help Tottenham’s cause, but it will not affect the outcome. I can only see a Chelsea win on Saturday.”
What are your thoughts on these predictions then?
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles