Premier League — 27 April 2013

Gareth Bale could be key to Spurs winning Saturday's crucial clash at struggling WiganThe Premier League games this weekend will feature a host of teams trying to avoid the drop and teams looking to qualify for the Champions League next season. 

Southampton could secure their Premier League safety with a win at home to midtable West Brom on Saturday.

The Saints are currently eight points clear of the relegation zone, one more win would ensure Premier League next season, while West Brom sit comfortably in eight place in the Premier League.

Also on Saturday third from bottom Wigan hosts Tottenham at the DW Stadium in a crucial clash at both ends of the table.

Wigan could move out of the relegation zone with a victory over Spurs. Spurs are in need of a victory in the race for places in the top four and could move third with maximum points in Lancashire.

Stoke and Norwich meet at the Britannia Stadium, a win would secure either teams safety, as the Canaries are just a point above the Potters in the league table. Both sides claimed victories last weekend to move away from the relegation zone.

On Sunday Arsenal hosts new English champions Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners are desperately in need of a win in pursuit of Champions League football next season. Arsene Wenger’s men are third, but the race for the top four is tight.

Meanwhile the visitors are looking to win all their remaining games to break Chelsea’s record ever Premier League points tally.

Chelsea also plays on Sunday and are in the hunt for fourth spot, as they host midtable Swansea at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez rotated his team for Thursday’s Europa League victory at Basel, so some of his squad could make a return to the starting line-up, including Juan Mata and Demba Ba.

Other Premier League fixtures:


Manchester City vs. West Ham

Everton vs. Fulham

Newcastle vs. Liverpool


Reading vs. QPR


Aston Villa vs. Sunderland

Who will be third in the Premier League at the end of the weekend?


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