EPL 2012 13: Premier League Game Week 7 Preview

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Published: Friday, October 5, 2012, 17:48 [IST]
 
EPL: Premier League Game Week 7 Preview

London, Oct 5: Carroll set to return for the Hammers against Arsenal, Swans look end their winless run against Reading, bottom placed QPR visit the Hawthorns to end their miserable start to the new campaign. Here's the Preview for Game Week 7:

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Swansea City vs Reading FC - Liberty Stadium

Swansea hope to put an end to their losing streak as they host the Royals at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Struggling in the relegation zone, Reading have not registered a win this season. In five games, Brian McDermott's side have lost three and drawn the rest.

After two wins in two at the start, Swans have picked up just 1 point in their last four games, losing three in a row. Moreover, the Welshside have conceded seven goals in three games also failing to score a single goal.

Trivia:

*Swansea beat Reading 4-2 at Wembley to earn promotion in 2011.

Probable Lineups:

Swansea City (4-3-3): Vorm-Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies-Britton, Ki, Dyer-Hernandez, Michu, Graham

Reading FC (4-4-2): McCarthy-Cummings, Gorkss, Mariappa, Shorey-Kebe, Karacan, Leigertwood, McAnuff-Pogrebnyak, Hunt

West Brom Albion vs Queens Park Rangers - The Hawthorns

Bottom of the table QPR take on sixth place West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday. Rangers have lost four in six games while they have conceded 13 goals this season.

Defensive problems continue for Mark Hughes' side as Anton Ferdinand, Jose Bosingwa, Fabio and Armand Traore miss out due to injuries.

Meanwhile, the Baggies have lost just won 1 in their last six games. Steve Clark's men have not lost at home this season.

Trivia:

*QPR are yet to win a game this season. The Londoners are currently placed 20th in the Premier League table.

Probable Lineups:

West Brom Albion (4-4-2): Foster-Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov-Morrison, Mulumbu, Yacob, Brunt-Gera, Long

QPR (4-4-2): Cesar-Hill, Nelsen, Mbia, Onuoha-Taraabt, Granero, Faurlin, Park-Zamora, Cisse

Wigan Athletic vs Everton - DW Stadium

An in-form Everton side visit DW stadium to face the Latics on Saturday. With three back-to back losses, Roberto Martinez hopes to finally clinch their second win this season.

Placed second in the table, the Toffees have four in a row adn David Moyes will be keen to continue that form against Wigan.

Jordi Gomez returns after being cleared off suspension following his red card against Sunderland. David Moyes has a full strength squad with Nikica Jelavic to continue upfront.

Trivia:

*Steven Pienaar has more assists than any other player this season, 8.

Probable Lineups:

Wigan Athletic (3-4-3): Al Habsi-Ramis, Caldwell, Figueroa-Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour-Kone, Di Santo, Maloney

Everton (4-4-2): Howard-Coleman, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines-Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar-Fellaini, Jelavic

West Ham United vs Arsenal - Upton Park

Andy Carroll is set to return for the Hammers in the London derby against Arsenal. Sam Allardyce's side have not in their last four matches while the Gunners come into this clash following a 2-1 defeat at home to Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger will be confident after beating Olympiakos 3-1 at home in the UEFA Champions League. Suprisingly, West Ham are placed above Arsenal in the league table.

Oliver Giroud is set for another match on the bench as Gervinho continues to score goals for the Gunners. Theo Walcott could also be on the bench as Santi Cazorla, Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlian continue to form Arsenal's attacking trio.

Trivia:

*Gervinho is Arsenal's top-scorer this season with three goals.

Probable Lineups:

West Ham United (4-5-1): Jaaskelainen-Demel, Reid, Collins, O'Brien-Noble, Diame-Vaz Te, Nolan, Jarvis-Carroll

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Mannone-Jenkinson, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs-Ramsey, Arteta-Oxlade Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski-Gervinho

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