Premier League — 16 March 2013

Can Harry Redknapp help QPR complete the great escape?Everton host champions Manchester City in the early kick off in the Premier League on Saturday.

The home side have won just two of their last seven games and have slipped into seventh place in the Premier League table.

David Moyes side are in desperate need of a victory if they are to have any chance of claiming a European place this season. Meanwhile City are 12 points behind arch-rivals Manchester United in the hunt for the Premier League title.

City know that they have to win all their remaining games if they are to have any hope of retaining their Premier League crown, with United hosting struggling Reading in the days late kick-off.

Liverpool are on a good run of form that has taken them to six place, above rivals Everton on goal difference. The Reds visit relegation threatened Southampton looking to move closer to the top four teams.

The home side are just four points clear of the relegation zone and have claimed just one victory from their last eight Premier League games.

Another game at the bottom of the table sees Aston Villa host QPR in a relegation six-pointer at Villa Park. The visitors have won the last two games and given themselves a chance of survival. The two victories have put the Hoops just four points away from safety.

The home side edged out of the relegation zone last weekend with a 2-1 victory away at fellow strugglers Reading in their last outing. Villa are just three points clear of the drop zone though and need a victory to move further clear of danger.

Arsenal travels to Swansea’s Liberty Stadium looking to make up ground on the top four. The Gunners are five points behind fourth place Chelsea, but could cut that gap to four points.

Swansea are comfortably in midtable, but still have a chance of claiming a place in the top six, as the Swans are just five points behind sixth place Liverpool.

Other Premier League Fixtures:


Stoke vs. West Brom

Manchester United vs. Reading


Sunderland vs. Norwich

Tottenham vs. Fulham

Chelsea vs. West Ham

Wigan vs. Newcastle

Can QPR go within a point of safety with a victory at Aston Villa?


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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