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Our reporters envisage some dramatic twists and turns in the race for the top four, and why Wayne Rooney may yet feature for Sir Alex Ferguson's side at Wembley

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly series, where we introduce you to the Goal.com UK reporters who will be travelling the length and breadth of the country to bring you all the action from the grounds.

This weekend sees the return of the FA Cup, and Wembley plays host to the semi-finals, as a Manchester derby descends on the national stadium in Saturday's late kick-off, before Bolton take on Stoke City on Sunday.

But that's not all. A further 12 Premier League sides lock horns as the campaign reaches the final stretch, and with every side feeling there’s something to play for, this weekend will produce another schedule of tantalising, and competitive action.

So with eight matches on offer, here are the predictions of the Goal.com UK team...

 Birmingham
 1-0
   Sunderland

Matt Monaghan says...

Sunderland's appalling run has put manager Steve Bruce's reputation at risk and left question marks about whether he can craft the answer to get them back on track.

Bruce has tentatively been linked with future stints in the Manchester United and England hot seats during a steady managerial career to date. His standing was at an all-time high before Christmas as he watched his charges sweep aside Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and look nailed on for a top-eight finish.

Fast forward a few months and the picture couldn't be more different. A run of one point out of the last 24 available has Sunderland looking backwards instead of forwards.

If Bruce still has ambition to replicate the feats from his playing days he must kick-start the big spending Black Cats' squad. Flop again and he can expect to join the likes of yesterday man Alan Curbishley at the back of the managerial pack when the big jobs become available.


Blackpool
2-2
     Wigan

Alex Fisher says...

I’m off to the seaside this week to watch a game with massive implications at the bottom of the Premier League table as Blackpool take on Wigan.
 
I’m particularly looking forward to seeing who will come out on top in the midfield battle between Charlie Adam and James McCarthy. Both players have had good seasons despite their sides being involved in the relegation fight, and I have a feeling whichever player dominates the play could decide this game.
 
Games involving Blackpool almost guarantee goals this season, as do away games for Wigan, so expect lots of updates from me on Saturday afternoon. As this game means so much to everyone involved I’m struggling to separate the two sides so am predicting a high-scoring draw – which won’t help either side.

 Everton
 3-1
  Blackburn

Jonathan Birchall says...

Everton’s seeming contractual obligation to start terribly and finish strongly has once again been fulfilled this season. The inconsistency of David Moyes’ side, although infuriating for the fans, is a pleasure for neutrals like myself, with Goodison Park proving itself to be a hotbed of nervous energy that brings out the very best and worst of those that play there.

One that has thrived under such irresolute circumstances is Leon Osman. Uncertainty may reign on Merseyside but a bit of magic from the in-form 29-year-old is looking evermore like a guarantee as each week passes.

As is also the case with Junior Hoilett, a 20-year-old who is certainly too good to go down. The form of the Canadian has seen him touted as Blackburn’s potential saviour, with Steve Kean’s side sat only three points above the relegation zone. An afternoon spent watching Hoilett brings a smile to the face and a crowd to its feet, though whether his wizardry alone can ensure a point for Rovers on Saturday appears very unlikely in my eyes.


 West Brom
 1-1
   Chelsea

Nick Price says...

Chelsea are too schizophrenic to call these days, particularly when Fernando Torres, who I'm particularly eager to see perform in the flesh in a blue shirt, figures from the off. The champions have looked inept and directionless on occasion, but have shown glimpses of the steeliness that took them to the title last year over the past month.

One suspects that after a midweek humbling they'll come out firing, though they could equally as likely put on another limp-wristed display. Regardless of what Chelsea side turns up, they will not come away from the Midlands with three points as Roy Hodgson has his West Brom team united, and an unbeaten six-game run has owed as much to tactical discipline as it has to sheer bloody-mindedness.

The Baggies have become difficult to beat and surprisingly clinical in attack, as evidenced by their three goals at the Stadium of Light last weekend. They have the firepower to nab a score draw against Carlo Ancelotti's chaotic brew.


 West Ham
 1-2
   Aston Villa

Andrew Kennedy says...

This should be a determined and feisty affair at Upton Park, with the Hammers aiming to avenge their 3-0 away defeat at the hands of Saturday’s opponents on the opening day of the season.

The signs continue to look ominous for West Ham, who seem to have a knack of pulling themselves above water, before plunging deeper once again into the mire of relegation, as their second-half capitulation against Manchester United and last weekend’s defeat at Bolton showcased.

There has been a similar demise in fortunes for Aston Villa, whose flirtation with the drop zone has become a bit too serious in recent weeks, despite a brief respite coming in last Sunday’s 1-0 home victory over Newcastle United.

The key battle for West Ham should come in midfield, where they will aim to take advantage of their Aston Villa counterparts who have looked lacklustre at times in recent weeks. Yet the east London club’s defensive woes will be the decisive issue here, and something which the pace of Bent, Agbonlahor, Young and Downing should capitalise on.

 Manchester City
 1-2
   Manchester United

Wayne Veysey says...

Can Roberto Mancini's team cope without talisman Carlos Tevez? That is the overriding question - and their chances of ending 35 years of hurt depend upon it.

City were toothless against Liverpool on Monday, devoid of inspiration and, more worryingly, perspiration, too. The failure of Edin Dzeko and Mario Baliotelli to offer a concerted threat puts extra pressure on a midfield which has failed to add up to the sum of its parts this season.

When they are good, City feed off Tevez’s spirit and hunger. That is something that United never lack, however lacking in fluency they may be.

The red machine is looking increasingly like an unstoppable juggernaut. If City can halt their bitter rivals' Treble march and make it to a Wembley final, the celebrations will be something to behold.


 Arsenal
 2-2
   Liverpool

Greg Stobart says...

Liverpool looked very lively against Manchester City and their strike partnership is sure to worry an Arsenal defence that continues to display considerable faults.

I think the key to this game will be how Arsenal's central defenders can handle the trickery of Luis Suarez and the physicality of Andy Carroll, who scored the winner for Newcastle at the Emirates earlier in the season.

Arsenal need a win to keep alive their title hopes while Liverpool are still in with a shout of qualifying for Europe, meaning both teams will be at full throttle on Sunday.

Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere will look to control the game in central midfield for Arsenal so Lucas will have to be at his very best to break up the Gunners' play.

Arsene Wenger's side drew 0-0 at Blackburn in their last home game and it will be interesting to observe the atmosphere among the supporters if the game isn't going their way. They will be extra-determined to win following the death of director Danny Fiszman on Wednesday.


 Bolton
 2-1
   Stoke City

Oliver Yew says...

In recent weeks both Bolton and Stoke have been in good form and it will be interesting to see which side can keep it going the momentum going at Wembley.

While this match is being played at a neutral venue both sides have pretty poor away records this season. Owen Coyle's side have lost nine times on the road in the Premier League while Stoke have lost 12 matches.

It will be fascinating to see how both sides cope with the pressure of playing in a cup semi-final at Wembley. What could decide this tie is who settles the better at a ground neither side has had much experience of.

With so much at stake I fully expect this semi-final to be a tight, cagey affair with neither side wanting to make a mistake. It could go the full distance and I believe we will get to see which side has been practicing penalties in training.


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In a difficult week for our reporters, Matt Monaghan stole the show having foreseen a 2-0 victory for Manchester United over Fulham, while both Greg Stobart and Wayne Veysey predicted the correct outcome, missing out on a direct hit by one goal apiece at Blackpool-Arsenal and Chelsea-Wigan respectively.

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Welcome to the sixth edition of our weekly series, where we introduce you to the <strong>Goal.com UK</strong> reporters who will be travelling the length and breadth of the country  to bring you all the action from the grounds, giving you an insight into  the upcoming matches.<br /><br />This weekend sees the focus return to the Premier League after the FA Cup antics last week, as the league's top sides look to put European heartache or celebrations behind them as we approach the business end of the season.<br /><br />Manchester City, having been eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday by Dynamo Kiev, travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to lock horns with Chelsea in what is the game of the weekend.<br /><br />Avram Grant's resurgent West Ham look to put their FA Cup defeat by Stoke City behind them as they face familiar faces in Harry Redknapp's Tottenham, while Arsenal travel to West Brom in an attempt to avenge the 3-2 at the Emirates from back in September.<br /><br />So with 10 matches on offer, here are the predictions of the <strong>Goal.com UK</strong> team...<br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Tottenham<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>2-2</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">West Ham<br /></span></td>
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<span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><br /></strong></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/117500/117568_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Oliver Yew says...</span></strong></strong><br /><br />After the battle over who would be the next tenants of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, there will be no love lost between Tottenham and West Ham when they meet at White Hart Lane.<br /><br />Spurs will be on a high after their progress into the Champions League quarter-finals and West Ham will be hoping there will be some sort of European hangover amongst Harry Redknapp&rsquo;s men. <br /><br />Tottenham will have to be fully focussed though, because despite the Hammers FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Stoke they have looked rejuvenated in recent weeks. They have scored 15 goals in their past five games so it will be interesting to see how Spurs, who have injury doubts over William Gallas, cope with West Ham&rsquo;s improved forward line.<br /><br />While West Ham were the victors in the Olympic Stadium battle, this contest will be much closer and with both sides better suited to attacking football I predict a entertaining scoring draw.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Aston Villa<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;">3-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Wolves</span></td>
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<strong></strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/119600/119616_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Ian Murphy says...</span></strong></strong><br /><br />It has been a fortnight that Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier will be glad to see the back of. Whether being used to describe the flare-up at the club&rsquo;s team-bonding session last week or to illustrate the lack of defensive options available to the Frenchman, crisis has certainly been the key word at Villa Park in recent weeks.<br />&nbsp;<br />Whereas Villa have the attacking flair to trouble their Midlands rivals Wolves, at the back they have problems. Carlos Cuellar, Kyle Walker and Nathan Baker are the only three fully fit defenders available to Houllier &ndash; who will be praying that Luke Young recovers in time.<br />&nbsp;<br />A brief mention for Michael Kightly &ndash; who is expected to be named on the Wolves&rsquo; bench this Saturday. The former non-league winger has not featured for the first team since November 2009 and after two outings in the reserves the 25-year-old has declared himself ready to make an impact this weekend. Kightly is a fans' favourite at Molineux and will be hoping that his electrifying wing-play can aid Wolves in their battle for survival.<br /><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong>
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><span style="font-size: medium;">Blackburn<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">1-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong> </strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Blackpool<br /></span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/115400/115455_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Mark Fordham says...</span><br /></strong></strong><br />A certain degree of ring rustiness will be expected as neither team has played for over a week, a far cry from three games a week during the hectic Christmas period. Neither team can boast a record to be proud of since the turn of year and both have been dragged into the relegation shake up after looking like reaching mid-table security just a few weeks ago.<br /><br />A win for Rovers seems imperative for Steve Kean with the impatient Venkys breathing down his neck. They are without a win since January 8, a run which stretches to eight games, and the vultures are circling over Ewood Park.<br /><br />A win for either team would give welcome breathing space in a league which is becoming increasingly tight as the weeks go by. Once again Charlie Adam holds the key for Blackpool&rsquo;s hopes as the supporters' second favourite aim to keep their Premier League status intact for another season.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Manchester United<br /></span></td>
<td style="text-align: center;" width="10%"><img src="http://u.goal.com/109100/109197.jpg" alt="" width="25" height="25" /></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">3-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: center;" width="10%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><img src="http://u.goal.com/109100/109191.jpg" alt="" width="25" height="25" /></td>
<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Bolton</span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/126300/126354_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Greg Stobart says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>Sir Alex Ferguson will get to taste the view from higher up in the stands than he is used to at Old Trafford but he will be far more relaxed than he was a week ago, despite having to serve a five-match touchline ban.<br /><br />Victories over Arsenal and Marseille have got Manchester United back on track following a blip that saw them lose twice in a row and prompted questions over their ability to challenge this season.<br /><br />But United remain in the hunt for a memorable treble and Wayne Rooney finally seems to be close to his best in tandem with goal machine Javier Hernandez.<br /><br />There was once a time that Bolton used to come to Old Trafford and take all three points. They have a chance, with the Red Devils missing Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, but Fergie's side have too much to play for and a job to do.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Stoke City<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">1-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Newcastle United<br /></span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/118700/118729_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Nick Price says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>The home side's blistering and controversial 2-1 FA Cup victory over West Ham last weekend was arguably their best display of the calendar year. Full of intent and purpose, the Potters were a different team to the side that has squandered points in the league over the last month.<br /><br />Their opponents on Saturday have enjoyed a two-week break since their home defeat to Everton, but despite their relatively lighter load they will come up against a Stoke side that are determined to make the most of home advantage and get points on the board to stave off the very real threat of relegation. <br /><br />Alan Pardew has, however, kept the unity that his predecessor Chris Hughton fostered within the Newcastle camp and they will be no pushovers, and they should have enough to travel back north with a point.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">West Brom<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">2-3</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Arsenal</span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/124400/124433_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Matt Monaghan says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>After dropping out of three competitions Arsenal are wobbling, but will West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson have the nerve to push them over the edge?<br /><br />Hodgson has earned a reputation at his two most recent posts - Fulham and Liverpool - as being a cautious manager. With his remit to keep the Baggies in the Premier League, he could be forgiven for playing tight &amp; hope to prey on Arsenal's brittle confidence on Saturday.<br /><br />Hodgson took the fight to Birmingham City last time out, however, &amp; took advantage of their League Cup hangover. A similar sense of adventure could help leave the Gunners' final hope of silverware in ruins.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Wigan Atheltic<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">2-1</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Birmingham City<br /></span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/115400/115468_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Alex Fisher says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>The term six-pointer is one often used in the footballing world, sometimes needlessly. However this weekend I am going to be at a definite six-pointer as Wigan take on Birmingham at the DW Stadium.<br />&nbsp;<br />Two teams who are struggling to find form, two teams who cannot stop goals going in and two teams at the wrong end of the table&hellip; surely if the term six-pointer was in the dictionary the definition wouldn&rsquo;t be far from this.<br />&nbsp;<br />I&rsquo;m particularly looking forward to seeing some of the talented youngsters both teams have, names like James McCarthy, Victor Moses and Jordan Mutch (to name a few) spring to mind.<br />&nbsp;<br />It&rsquo;s hard to predict this game, anything could happen, many may go for a 0-0 but I&rsquo;m going to stick my neck on the line and predict a much-needed home win for bottom of the table Wigan.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Everton<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">2-1</span></div>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/52100/52126_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Jon Birchall says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>Predicting the result of a game between two teams plagued by inconsistency this season is never going to be easy. David Moyes&rsquo; side have swung from the sublime to the ridiculous with alarming regularity this term and much will depend on which Everton team shows up on the day.<br /><br />In contrast, the visitors haven&rsquo;t lost a league game since January and Mark Hughes looks to have finally built an outfit with the solidity required to stave off relegation for this season.<br /><br />Fulham have an appalling record at Goodison Park and with Phil Neville returning from injury to give some much-needed drive to the Toffees, I can see them scraping a win.<br /><br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: right;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Sunderland<br /></span></td>
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">3-2</span></div>
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<td style="text-align: left;" width="35%"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Liverpool</span></td>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/125000/125013_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Owen Watson says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>Sunday&rsquo;s early kick off sees Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light to face a Sunderland side who haven&rsquo;t won at home in 11 weeks and have only collected one point from their last five games.<br /><br />One thing Sunderland have in their favour is freshness as this will be only their second game in March and I&rsquo;m looking forward to seeing some big attacking performances from the strikers on show. With the likes of Gyan, Welbeck, Suarez and Carroll all expected to start in front of a sell-out crowd this could well be a cracker.<br /><br />That said, Sunderland have only managed to score 18 goals in 14 home games so far this season and Liverpool&rsquo;s away record is pretty dire &ndash; so we can probably mark this prediction down in the optimistic category &ndash; but I fancy Sunderland to just shade a thrilling contest. Famous last words.<br /><br />
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<div style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: medium;">1-0</span></div>
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<strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><img style="border: 1px solid black; float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://u.goal.com/125200/125279_thumb.jpg" alt="" width="100" height="80" /></strong></span><strong><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Wayne Veysey says...</span><br /><br /></strong></strong>He has been at Chelsea for just shy of seven weeks but his status as a bona fide hero of the Bridge has already been secured. No, I'm not talking about Fernando Torres - his time will come - but the outrageously gifted David Luiz, who is perhaps the most eye-catching centre-half in Europe since Ronald Koeman. <br /><br />It's not just the Sideshow Bob hair, though that helps make him stand out from the crowd. Luiz has shown such a thirst for adventure from his defensive station in his four Premier League games (sadly, he is ineligible in Europe) that his presence on the pitch makes even hardened hacks sit up in their seats. <br /><br />To endear him to the Shed End even more, it was Luiz's unpunished recklessness against Manchester United that was indirectly responsible for Sir Alex Ferguson's five-match ban. Manchester City will surely park the bus on Sunday. Luiz could be the man to put his foot on the accelerator and smash ever-so-elegantly straight through it.<br /><br />
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<td style="text-align: center;" width="20%" bgcolor="#001111"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">LAST WEEK&nbsp; </span></strong><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;"><br /></span></strong></span></td>
<td style="text-align: center;" width="80%" bgcolor="#ff3322"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="color: #ffffff;">2 CORRECT &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0 PERFECT &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 WRONG</span></strong></span><strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></strong></td>
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