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Nicole Carroll: A one woman mission to make a name in football

Premier League Preview – March 6th/7th

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ARSENAL/BURNLEY

A classic top half vs. bottom half clash. Arsenal fans will fully expect the full three points whereas Burnley fans probably don’t have this in mind as a point earner.

It’s not always that simple though. Burnley are scrapping for their lives at the minute and need to stop the rot after 3 losses on the bounce. Arsenal are pushing Manchester United and Chelsea above them, and with Chelsea involved in FA Cup action this weekend, they may have the chance to go top.

Prediction:

2 – 1


WEST HAM/ BOLTON

This match up is about teams who are currently in similar positions in the limbo league. On 27 and 26 points respectively, they lie a loss away from being pulled back to the bottom of the league. A win for either side could lift them away from the dog fight and allow them to move on to secure safety. West Ham have a good squad and after a loss in their last Premier League fixture, they’ll be looking to get back to winning ways.

3 – 1

WOLVES/MAN UTD

This fixture earlier in the season was controversial for Mick McCarthy’s team selection, where he chose to rest virtually all the regular starting eleven, and as a result was fined £25,000. Mick McCarthy probably won’t be looking to do the same thing this time round, and Manchester United will be sure that Wolves will give them a hard match.

United could go top with a win at Wolves, but with Wolves needing to push away from the dogfight in the bowels of the table, they’ll be scrapping for the points at home.

Controversial, but going with the 2-2

EVERTON/HULL CITY

Whilst Everton are looking at potential Champions League qualification if they end the season well, Hull are staring at least a season in the Championship in the face, being placed 3rd from bottom, but it would only take them one win to give them breathing space.

Everton are on a fantastic run of form, with 12 points from the last 6 games. They’ll be looking to finish the season with a bang, not a whimper.

2 – 0

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Written by Nicole Carroll

March 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

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