Premier League Week 16 Fixtures: TV Schedule, Live Stream Info and Predictions

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistDecember 9, 2013

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:   Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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After a double billing week of Premier League action, it almost seems ungrateful to have to wait a whole week until the next schedule comes back around next weekend.

However, it's a card worth waiting for in Week 16, which features a number of blockbuster fixtures between top-half contenders.

The top of the table is likely to get shaken up somewhat with the matchups to come, a number of which promise to go down as having a considerable impact on how the standings shape up come season's end.

With many six-pointers on the line, read on for a full prediction of this coming week's fixtures and a preview of the biggest meeting.

Premier League Week 16 Schedule
Manchester City vs. ArsenalSaturday, Dec. 1412:45 p.m. GMT/7:45 a.m. ETBT Sport App3-2
Cardiff City vs. West BromSaturday, Dec. 143 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ETNBC Sport Live Extra1-1
Chelsea vs. Crystal PalaceSaturday, Dec. 143 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ETNBC Sport Live Extra3-1
Everton vs. FulhamSaturday, Dec. 143 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ETNBC Sport Live Extra3-0
Newcastle United vs. SouthamptonSaturday, Dec. 143 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ETNBC Sport Live Extra2-2
West Ham vs. SunderlandSaturday, Dec. 143 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. ETNBC Sport Live Extra2-1
Hull City vs. Stoke CitySaturday, Dec. 145:30 p.m. GMT/12:30 p.m. ETSkyGo App2-1
Aston Villa vs. Manchester UnitedSunday, Dec. 151:30 p.m. GMT/8:30 a.m. ETSkyGo App1-3
Norwich City vs. Swansea CitySunday, Dec. 151:30 p.m. GMT/8:30 a.m. ETNBC Sport Live Extra0-2
Tottenham vs. LiverpoolSunday, Dec. 154 p.m. GMT/11 a.m. ETSkyGo App1-2



Weekend's Biggest Matchups

Manchester City vs. Arsenal

Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City will seek to claw back some of the deficit that currently separates them from league leaders Arsenal this coming weekend, Saturday's early fixture getting the Premier League ball rolling in the most explosive fashion.

City's 1-1 draw at Southampton this weekend may not have been a terrible result in context of the Saints' record against big opposition this term, but the 2011/12 champions must be more decisive against fellow title contenders and have been able to do so on home turf in 2013/14.

The Citizens are currently averaging more than four goals per game at the Etihad Stadium this season and are bound to give the Gunners the same problems that Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham have already experienced first-hand when travelling to the Etihad, and not for their benefit.

Prediction: Manchester City 3-2 Arsenal


Newcastle United vs. Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Dejan Lovren of Southampton is helped with an injury during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Bryn Len
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Newcastle and Southampton are two surprise names in the running to make a European finish this term, but have had different fortune of late, the Magpies winning five in their last six while the Saints haven't won a match since early November.

Mauricio Pochettino has shown that his side are learned in the ways of travelling on the road to daunting opposition, soaking up pressure and giving it back in kind, as they'll have to do against the in-form Newcastle.

With not much to pick between the two outfits, a draw looks the most likely result with Alan Pardew's men showing of late that they're an offensively proficient weapon on their day, Southampton being the immovable object to their unstoppable force.

Prediction: Newcastle United 2-2 Southampton


Tottenham vs. Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers will be pleased with the way in which his Liverpool side have responded to the news that Daniel Sturridge could be out until 2014 with injury, scoring nine goals in their last two Premier League outings.

A great deal of that offensive threat has come courtesy of Luis Suarez, who should prove troublesome for Spurs this weekend, bringing an end to Andre Villas-Boas' two-game winning streak.

With just three points between the two sides, it's vital that the Reds make the most of this good scoring pattern with what would be a critical win against a Tottenham side still threatening to push into the top four.

Spurs' lack of steadiness in the starting XI is a problem that Liverpool have come upon themselves for periods of this campaign, but it's the Merseysiders who are dealing far better with that issue, coping well with injury and showing their reserves run deep.

Prediction: Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool