Premier League — 19 April 2013

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez will be looking for his side to move out of the relegation zone this weekendWith three Premier League games on Sunday and Monday we focus on the games that take place on Saturday.

Saturday’s games could have big meaning for teams at the top and the bottom of the table.

In the race for Champions League football Arsenal visit London rivals Fulham looking to move back into the top four.

In fact, Arsenal could move up to third in the Premier League table, above third place Chelsea with a win. Fulham are comfortably in midtable.

The clash at the Stadium of Light sees Sunderland host sixth place Everton. Both teams desperately need maximum points. Sunderland are just three points clear of the relegation zone, but will be buoyed by last weekend’s 3-0 win at bitter-rivals Newcastle.

Everton has won four and drawn two of their last six games in the Premier League. The two draws came against Champions League chasing rivals Tottenham and Arsenal. Anything less than a win in this encounter would all but finish their hopes of a Champions League spot.

There are some other vital clashes at the bottom end of the table too, as Norwich host Reading at Carrow Road. The home side are just four points clear of the drop zone and a win is vital, while Reading are now ten points away from Premier League safety.

Elsewhere second from bottom QPR host struggling Stoke at Loftus Road. The home side know that they have to win to have a chance of getting out of the relegation zone. They too are ten points away from safety.

Stoke are in free-fall and worrying for Potters fans are just three points above the relegation zone. These are nervous times at the Britannia Stadium.

Wigan currently occupies the third relegation spot and visit fellow strugglers West Ham this weekend. The Latics could move out of the drop zone with a win, while the Irons just need one more win to secure their top-flight status this season.

Other Premier League fixtures on Saturday:

Swansea vs. Southampton

West Brom vs. Newcastle

Will Wigan escape the drop zone 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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