ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Sports and Recreation»
  • Team Sports

Premier League Predictions 21-22 April 2012

Updated on April 22, 2012

The Premier League season is drawing to a close with just 4 games remaining for most teams.

Here are my predictions for what could be a crucial weekend in deciding the title, the Champions League spots and the relegation battle.

Actual Score
Arsenal vs Chelsea
Aston Villa vs Sunderland
Blackburn vs Norwich
Bolton vs Swansea
Fulham vs Wigan
Liverpool vs West Brom
Man Utd vs Everton
Newcastle vs Stoke
QPR vs Tottenham
Wolves vs Man City

Arsenal vs Chelsea



Arsenal are looking sure favourites to claim the 3rd Champions League spot, while Chelsea are in a 3-way fight with Tottenham and Newcastle for the final place.

  • Chelsea have the 3rd best defensive away record, with only the two Manchester clubs having better.
  • Chelsea have only won 2 of their last 5 League games.
  • Arsenal were on a 5 game home winning streak before their shock defeat to Wigan on Monday.
  • Arsenal are missing Arteta and Benayoun
  • Chelsea are missing Drogba, Ivanovic

Chelsea are missing their goalscorer of the last two games, Drogba, are Di Matteo will have one eye on Tuesday's Champions League Semi-Final.

Arsenal have nothing on their minds other than securing a top four spot as soon as possible, and have had 2 more days to prepare than Chelsea, so for that reason I can see Arsenal winning this one 2-1.

Aston Villa vs Sunderland



Aston Villa are in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle, while Sunderland have almost nothing to play for, with mid-table a certainty.

  • Neither side is in good form: Sunderland haven't scored in their last 3 games, and Villa haven't won since March 10th.
  • Sunderland had an excellent first 10 games under Martin O'Neill, taking 23 points, but have taken just 10 from the last 10.
  • Villa have won just 1 of their last 4 home League games against Sunderland.

Neither team is playing well, Sunderland are the better side but Villa have more to play for, so I can only see a tight draw, so I'll go for 1-1.

Blackburn vs Norwich



Blackburn are right in the middle of the relegation fight, whereas Norwich are in mid-table with no chance of relegation or Europe.

  • The two teams are the highest scorers outside the top 6; Blackburn have 45, and Norwich 47.
  • Neither team is in good form, Blackburn are on a 5 game win streak while Norwich have just 1 win in 4.

Similar to Aston Villa vs Sunderland, one team is at risk of relegation and one is stuck in mid-table, so I predict a similar result, 1-1.

Bolton vs Swansea



Once again this is a relegation battler vs mid-table game.

  • Swansea were on a 4 game streak of defeats before beating Blackburn 3-0.
  • Bolton were on a 3 game win streak before losing their last 2.

Another tight game, I'm going for Swansea to edge it 2-1.

Fulham vs Wigan



Fulham are in mid-table while Wigan's amazing recent run has seen them climb out of the relegation zone.

  • Wigan have 4 wins in the last 5, including wins against Arsenal and Manchester United.
  • Fulham have lost just 1 of their last 8 home League games.

Both teams are in brilliant form, in particular Wigan, and I can see an exciting attacking game, 2-2 draw.

Newcastle vs Stoke



Newcastle are chasing what would be an astonishing 4th place finish, while Stoke are clear of relegation and going to finish in mid-table.

  • Stoke are without a win in their last 7 away league games.
  • Newcastle are on a 5 game winning streak.

Newcastle are in top form and desperately want the 4th position, whereas Stoke aren't in form and don't have much to play for, so I can only see Newcastle continuing the winning streak comfortably. 2-0.

QPR vs Tottenham



Tottenham are clinging on to their 4th place in front of Newcastle while QPR are just about keeping above the relegation zone, so both have a lot to play for.

  • QPR have alternated between an away loss and a home win for their last 7 games.
  • Tottenham have won just 1 of their last 8.

Tottenham's 5-1 FA Cup defeat against Chelsea was extremely harsh on them and should never have happened, so they will be looking to bounce back, and I think they'll do just that against an inconsistent QPR team, despite their poor form. 2-1 Tottenham.

Man Utd vs Everton



Man Utd are looking to claim their 20th Premier League crown, while Everton are hoping to finish above rivals Liverpool, with Europe out of sight.

  • United have won 9 of the last 10, and have won every home league game in 2012.
  • Everton have taken 10 points of the last possible 12.

United are looking like a team ready to win the title recently, and I can't see Everton stopping them on their charge, 3-0.

Liverpool vs West Brom



8th vs 13th, neither team has a lot to play for other than pride.

  • Liverpool have taken just 7 points from the last 9 games.
  • West Brom have taken just 1 point from the last 4 away games.

Liverpool haven't had a good season in the league, but their cup runs will give them encouragement to finish the season well, as well as the return of keeper Reina.

Their confidence will be high after getting to their second cup final of the season, so I can only see a comfortable Liverpool win, 2-0.

Wolves vs Man City



Man City are chasing United at the top, while Wolves are all but relegated.

  • Wolves have 1 point from 8 games.
  • Man City have 12 points from their last 11 away matches.

Man City have stumbled recently, but were right back in form with their 6-1 win over Norwich. They will be looking to keep the pressure up on United, and Wolves will provide no opposition to them. Easy win for City, 4-0

Do you agree with my choices?

See results

What are your predictions for the weekend?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jamiew12310 profile image

      jamiew12310 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the comments :)

    • profile image

      anssh 6 years ago

      you rock dood .your the best.

      best of luck for your next competetion

    • JKenny profile image

      James Kenny 6 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Seem like pretty sound predictions. Although I can see West Brom beating Liverpool, I know its at Anfield, but Liverpool have been terrible this season. I can also see the Villa losing at home, it would be a nice taste of revenge for Martin O'Neill.

    • charmike4 profile image

      Michael Kromwyk 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Great analysis - will help me in the tipping competition & sports betting jamiew12310!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)