English Premier League Preview Dec 22nd 2012 1

The holiday season is upon us as this weekends games kick off a hectic four games in ten days. This period can make or break teams.

English Premier League Preview Dec 22nd 2012

English Premier League Preview Dec 22nd 2012

Manchester United vs Swansea; Manchester United, the league leaders come into the game in full flow after a devastating display against Sunderland last time out. United will to solidify their lead with all points. Swansea has been indifferent so far, it will depend what Swansea team shows up.
Roderick; 3-1 United
Ali; 3-1 United

Manchester City vs Reading; Reading were mauled 5-2 against Arsenal in their last outing, in a performance that bordered on embarrassing. If they don’t get it right, a Manchester City team who are finally beginning to fire on all cylinders will give them another hiding.
Roderick; 3-0 City
Ali; 4-0 City

Wigan Athletic vs Arsenal; Two teams that are struggling and are looking to find their feet. Arsenal are still in the midst of their worse EPl campaign in the Arsene Wenger era, had a great result of over Reading last week that will certainly boost their confidence, will be looking for a win over a Wigan side that have dropped into the relegation zone on the backs of some poor results.
Roderick; 2-1 Wigan
Ali; 1-0 Wigan

Southampton vs Sunderland;
Two teams in the bottom half of the league that are experiencing different fortunes. Southampton are having a run of decent results and are moving in the right direction, while Sunderland are losing confident and hope and are moving deeper into relegation trouble.
Roderick; 2-0 Southampton
Ali; 2-1 Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Stoke City;
Spurs are back in the top four after picking up a good win over Swansea last week, while Stoke have begun to pick up points to merit their play. It will be a clashing of styles, as Spurs bring their slick passing game, versus the hustle and bustle, high tempo and high physical style of Stoke.
Roderick; 2-0 Spurs
Ali; 2-1 Spurs

West Bromwich Albion vs Norwich City;
Two that are punching weigh above their weight and are having good seasons. Norwich are enjoying a ten game unbeaten streak and find themselves in the top ten. West Brom, Although they have had a tough run as of late, find themselves one place above Norwich and will look upon the game as an opportunity to get back to winning ways.
Roderick; 1-0 Norwich
Ali; 1-0 Norwich

West Ham United vs Everton;
Everton will be looking to continue their quest to finish in the top 4 by picking up all 3 points. There are unbeaten in their last 4 games but only have one win to show. West Ham have come through a tough patch, and have only picked up one win in 6 games. Big Sam Allardyce, will find away for his West Ham boys to succeed.
Roderick; 1 -0 West Ham.
Ali; 0-0

Newcastle United vs Queens Park Rangers;
Newcastle have dropped ten places in the last month and now find themselves on the periphery of the relegation dogfight. They will need to start picking uo some wins if they are to stay clear. QPR, picked the 1st win of the season last week and manager Harry Redknapp will look work his magic and conjure up another win, heaping more pressure on Newcastle and manager Alan Pardew.
Roderick; 2-1 QPR
Ali; 1-1

Liverpool vs Fulham;
Liverpool’s aspirations for a top 4 finish took a hit last week as they went down to Aston Villa. A top seven finish maybe more realistic. Fulham come into the game in the midst of indifferent and inconsistent form , culminating with a loss to bottom dwellers QPR, giving QPR their first win of the season.
Roderick; 2-0 Liverpool
Ali; 1-0 Liverpool

Chelsea vs Aston Villa;
Chelsea are back from the Fifa World Cup and are looking to get the league campaign back on track and the Rafael Benitez era off and running. Aston Villa picked up a great win over Liverpool last week as manager Paul Lambert has his young side showing steady improvement. Chelsea may prove too much, but should be an interesting contest
Roderick; 3-1 Chelsea
Ali; 2-2