EPL 2012-13: Premier League Game Week 13 Preview

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 13:51 [IST]
 
Premier League Game Week 13 Preview

London, Nov 23: Norwich hope to continue unbeaten run against Everton, Rodgers visits old club for the first time as Liverpool manager, Wigan look to end losing run against Reading while Newcastle hope to extend unbeaten record against Southampton. All the Previews from the Barclays Premier League on Game Week 13.

Sunderland vs West Brom Albion - Stadium of Light

West Brom hope to continue their fine form this season when they visit Sunderland on Saturday. The Black Cats comfortably beat Fulham last time out but host fourth place Baggies who have won three on the run.

Trivia:

*A win would take Steve Clarke's to third place if Chelsea fail to win against Manchester City.

Probable Lineups:

Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Mignolet-O'Shea, Bramble, Cuellar, Rose-Colback, Larsson-Johnson, Sessegnon, McClean-Saha.

West Brom Albion (4-4-2): Myhill-Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell-Morrison, Mulumbu, Yacob, Brunt-Odemwingie, Long.

Everton vs Norwich City - Goodison Park.

Everton hope to get back to winning ways while Norwich aim to continue their unbeaten streak in the Premier League. The Toffees lost away at Reading last time while the Canaries beat Manchester United at home.

Trivia:

*Norwich City managed to beat Arsenal and Manchester United at home and are unbeaten in five games.

Probable Lineups:

Everton (4-4-1-1): Howard-Coleman, Jagielka, Heitenga, Baines-Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Gibson, Pienaar, Osman-Jelavic.

Norwich City (4-4-1-1): Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Bassong, Garrido-Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Pilkington-Hoolahan-Holt.

Stoke City vs Fulham - Britannia Stadium

Stoke City rely on home form as they host Fulham at the Britannia on Saturday. The Londoners slumped to a 3-1 defeat at home last time out against Sunderland while the Potters played out a 1-1 with West Ham.

Trivia:

*Stoke City are unbeaten five home games this season.

Probable Lineups:

Stoke City (4-4-2): Begovic-Cameron, Huth, Shawcross, Shotton-Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam, Etherington-Walters, Crouch.

Fulham (4-4-2): Schwarzer-Riise, Senderos, Hughes, Riether-Sidwell, Karagounis, Duff, Dejagah-Berbatov, Rodallega.

Wigan Athletic vs Reading - DW Stadium

Reading won their first game this season against Everton last week while Wigan have slipped to 16th place after back-to-back defeats. Both sides battle it out on Saturday to avoid the relegation zone.

Trivia:

*Adam Le Fondre scored both the goals in Reading's first win this season.

Probable Lineups:

Wigan Athletic (4-4-2): Al-Habsi-Boyce, Ramis, Caldwell, Figueroa-Watson McCarthy, Maloney, Beausejour-Di Santo, Kone.

Reading (4-4-2): Federici-Gunter, Morrison, Gorkss, Shorey-Robson Kanu, Leigertwood, Tabb, McAnuff-Roberts, Le Fondre.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal - Villa Park

Villa hope to get out of the relegation zone when they host Gunners on Saturday. Paul Lambert's side were pushed towards the drop zone after being thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City last weekend. Arsenal look to climb up the table with three points.

Trivia:

*Aston Villa's home record this season reads W1 D2 L2.

Probable Lineups:

Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Guzan; Stevens, Vlaar, Clark, Lowton-Bannan, Westwood-Agbonlahor, Ireland, Weimann-Benteke.

Arsenal (4-3-3): Szczesny-Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen-Wilshere, Arteta, Cazorla-Walcott, Giroud, Podolski.

Swansea City vs Liverpool - Liberty Stadium

Brendan Rodgers returns to former club Swansea City for the first time after taking over Liverpool. The Welshside beat Liverpool in the Capital One Cup last month but the Swans have only won one home game in their last five matches.

Trivia:

*Luis Suarez is currently the leading goal-scorer with 10 goals, just one short of his overall tally of last season.

Probable Lineups:

Swansea City (4-4-2): Tremmel-Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies-Dyer, De Guzman, Britton, Routledge-Michu-Graham.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Reina-Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique-Sahin, Allen, Gerrard-Sterling, Suarez, Suso.

Southampton vs Newcastle United - St Mary's Stadium

Newcastle are on the verge of suffering three defeats in a row for the first time in four years when they travel to Southampton. However, the Magpies are unbeaten in their eight games against the Saints in all competitions.

Trivia:

*Southampton have conceded 30 goals this season, more than any other side so far.

Probable Lineups:

Southampton (4-5-1): Gazzaniga-Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw-Schneiderlin-Puncheon, Cork, Ramirez, Lallana-Lambert.

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Krul-Simpson, Taylor, Williamson, Santon-Marveaux, Tiote, Gutierrez-Sa.Ameobi, Ba, Ferguson.

Tottenham vs West Ham United - White Hart Lane

Two high-flying teams meet in the London derby at White Hart Lane. With just two points separating Spurs and Hammers, expect an exciting encounter as both teams look to climb higher up the table.

Trivia:

*West Ham have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League games against Spurs.

Probable Lineups:

Tottenham Hotpsur (4-2-3-1): Lloris-Walker, Caulker, Dawson, Vertonghen-Dembele, Sandro-Lennon, Dempsey, Bale-Defoe.

West Ham United (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen-O'Brien, Reid, Tomkins, McCartney-Noble, Nolan, O'Neil, Maiga-Diame-Carroll.

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