EPL 2012-13: Premier League Game Week 14 Preview

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London, Nov 28: Arsenal aim to extend winning run against Everton, West Brom eye five consecutive wins, Rafa Benitez eyes first win as Chelsea manager, champions Manchester City try to improve away from home. All the previews of Game Week 14 from the Barclays Premier League.

Southampton vs Norwich City - St Mary's Stadium

Backed by positive results recently, Southampton and Norwich City go head to head at St Mary's Stadium.

The Saints moved out of the relegation zone with back-to-back wins over queens Park Rangers and a surprise win over Newcastle.

Norwich followed up their outstanding victory over Manchester United with a last-ditch draw at Everton.

Nigel Adkins is likely to retain the same squad which beat Newcastle at the weekend while Norwich hope goalkeeper John Ruddy is fit but second-choice Mark Bunn is set to take his place.


*Southampton are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Norwich.

*Norwich City are unbeaten in their last six league matches.

Probable Lineups:

Southampton (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga-Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw-Cork, Schneiderlin-Lallana, Ramirez, Puncheon-Lambert.

Norwich City (4-5-1): Ruddy-Whittaker, Bassong, R Bennett, Garrido-Snodgrass, Tettey, Johnson, Pilkington-Hoolahan-Holt.

Premier League Game Week 14 Preview

Stoke City vs Newcastle United - Britannia Stadium

It cannot get more worse for a side who have lost three in a row when they visit the Britannia Stadium. Alan Pardew admitted that he faces his toughest challenge as Newcastle manager while Stoke look unbeatable at home.

The Magpies are without an away win since May 2 and need a miracle to overpower a side who have not lost at home since February.

Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini is available after his three-match ban but Pardew needs to worry about injuries to key players.

Midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa are ruled out including defender Steven Taylor.


*Stoke City are unbeaten in their last 12 league games at the Britannia.

*Newcastle have not won an away game this season.

Probable Lineups:

Stoke City (4-5-1): Begovic-Cameron, Huth, Shawcross, Shotton-Walters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Etherington, Adam-Crouch.

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Krul-Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon-Gutierrez, Anita, Tiote, Ferguson-Cisse, Ba.

Swansea City vs West Brom Albion - Liberty Stadium

Two impressive teams meet in Wales hoping to continue their unbeaten run this Premier League. Swansea host West Brom at the Liberty Stadium.

Swans, under new boss Michael Laudrup have lost only once at home while the Baggies have won four in a row which took them to third place above Chelsea in the standings.


*This is West Brom's best start to a league season since 1953.

*Swansea have won previous three home matches against West Brom.

Probable Lineups:

Swansea City (4-5-1): Tremmel-Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies-Pablo, Britton, Dyer, Ki, Routledge-Michu.

West Brom Albion (4-2-3-1): Myhill-Jones, Ridgewell, McAuley, Popov-Yacob, Morrison-Odemwingie, Gera, Brunt-Long.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool - White Hart Lane

Liverpool have a terrible record at White Hart Lane, losing all four games since 2008. Spurs, meanwhile, are back to winning ways after a run of three defeats in a row.

Jermain Defoe is on fire scoring 10 goals in all competitions while Luis Suarez is the leading goal-scorer in the league with 10 goals for himself. The last time Reds beat Spurs was in 2008, when Rafa Benitez led Liverpool to a 2-0 win.

Meanwhile, Spurs have won three of their last four meetings against the Reds including a 4-0 thrashing at White Hart Lane after Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtel were sent-off.

Spurs welcome back Moussa Dembele after recovering from a hip injury while Sandro is declared fit to play.

Liverpool could recall Andre Wisdom from an injured knee which could see winger Stewart Downing return to the bench.


*Liverpool are unbeaten in eight league games this season.

*Both sides met on this date two seasons ago at White Hart Lane, Spurs won 2-1.

Probable Lineups:

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

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

Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City - DW Stadium

Still unbeaten in the league, Manchester City visit the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic.

City's record against the Latics, 5 wins in their last five league meetings, shows the favourites in this tie. Only thing worrying for Roberto Mancini is that his side have scored only seven away goals this season.

Injuries to key players means Roberto Martinez's side are up for a tough task against champions. Shaun Maloney and Gary Caldwell face fitness tests while Ivan Ramis is unlikely to feature.


*Manchester City are unbeaten in 19 Premier League games

*Wigan have conceded 13 goals at home, more than any other team this season.

Probable Lineups:

Wigan Athletic (3-4-3): Al Habsi-Boyce, Lopez, Figueroa-Stam, McCarthy, Jones, Beausejour-Gomez, Kone, Maloney.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Hart-Zabaleta, Nastasic, Kompany, Kolarov-Milner, Y Toure, Barry-Silva, Dzeko, Aguero.

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