Premier League — 06 April 2013

Nigel Adkins faces former-club Southampton this weekend for the first timeThe Premier League is starting to hot-up at both ends of the table and this weekend there are some crucial games.

One of the biggest games of the weekend takes place at White Hart Lane on Sunday, where Tottenham host Everton.

Spurs are struggling with a host of injuries. Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe all look set to be out of the clash.

Spurs are six points clear of Everton in the race for the Champions League places, but Everton have a game in-hand.

Everton face the trip to north London without the suspended midfield pair of Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar. A victory for the Toffee’s could put them right back into the race for a place in the top four.

At the other end of the table struggling QPR host relegation rivals Wigan at Loftus Road on Sunday. The Hoops lost 3-2 at 10 men Fulham in their last outing, but a win over the Latics could put Harry Redknapp’s side three points away from safety.

Wigan moved out of the relegation zone last weekend with a 1-0 victory over Norwich at the DW Stadium. Roberto Martinez’s side could drop into the drop if Aston Villa can defeat Stoke on Saturday.

Two other teams involved in the race for survival are Reading and Southampton, who meet at the Madejski Stadium. The home side are rock bottom in the Premier League and seven points away from safety. Former-Southampton boss Nigel Adkins faces his old club for the first time.

The Saints are four points clear of the relegation zone, after last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea. The team from the south coast look to have an easier run-in than a host of their rivals and look set to secure their safety and a win in this clash would help that aim.

Other Premier League fixtures:


Norwich vs. Swansea

Stoke vs. Aston Villa

West Brom vs. Arsenal


Liverpool vs. West Ham

Chelsea vs. Sunderland

Newcastle vs. Fulham

Who will be the big winners at the bottom of the Premier League this weekend?


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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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