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The five clashes to mull over are: Arsenal v Swansea, Manchester City v Everton, Liverpool v Southampton, Fulham v Tottenham and QPR v Aston Villa.
If you think you know how things are going to go down this weekend then Grab-A-Grand is right up your alley and, if you need it, we’ve thrown our two cents into the ring to help you make your mind up.
Arsenal v Swansea
The Gunners have been tempestuous throughout the first third of the season and find themselves out of the title race, as well as five points off the Champions League spots.
They must beat Swansea at the Emirates but it won’t be an easy task. The Swans have suffered just one reverse since September and recently won at Anfield and St James’ Park.
Michu provides a big goalscoring threat and Arsenal’s back four can never be trusted to remain watertight for 90 minutes. However, their own ability to find the back of the net at home has improved in recent weeks which should see them past the south Wales side.
Man City v Everton
City haven’t been as prolific in the season’s early exchanges as they were last time around and, while Roberto Mancini will be pleased with the fact his team are still unbeaten, five draws from 14 games is a cause for concern.
The Toffees are making their own case to be the division’s draw specialists with six from their last eight and their solidity could prove difficult to break down. They’ve fared well at the Etihad of late, winning four from five, and have the tools at their disposal to avoid defeat again here.
Liverpool v Southampton
The Saints’ expansive approach often leaves the back door open and no one is more adept at causing havoc if not properly marshalled than Luis Suarez.
He’s in the form of his Liverpool career at the minute and will fill his boots when Southampton visit Anfield, despite the recent upturn in fortunes Nigel Adkins’ side have enjoyed.
Fulham v Tottenham
Andre Villas Boas returns to west London with his Spurs side and will be glad to go home with a point given his woeful record in London derbies. His sides’ win over West Ham was the first time he’d picked up three points in an all-capital affair.
Fulham are more than capable at home and have avoided defeat in five of their last seven at the Cottage against this north London adversary, although the two most recent tussles went in favour of the visitors.
QPR v Aston Villa
Relegation six-pointers are coming thick and fast for Harry Redknapp and Paul Lambert, but after Villa scraped by Reading last time out it is the hosts who are undoubtedly more in need of the points.
Having surrendered defeats in all but two of their Premier League away days, you’ve got to fancy the hosts here, despite the fact that they’ve not won in the league at all this term.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date