Premier League Week 30 Fixtures: EPL TV Schedule and Final Score Predictions

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistMarch 15, 2014

Liverpool's Luis Suarez keeps the ball from Swansea City's Nathan Dyer during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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This weekend's Premier League action throws up some intriguing battles, not least the two huge local derbies on Sunday.

Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford, while Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from two bad losses in a week when they take on Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

Elsewhere, the likes of Fulham, Cardiff, Sunderland and West Brom will all be looking to pick up points as they attempt to escape the clutches of relegation.

Read on for a full TV schedule and predictions as well as a closer look at some of the bigger games in the EPL this weekend.

Premier League Week 30: Schedule and TV Info
DateTimeFixtureTV InfoPrediction
15 March12:45 p.m. GMT, 8:45 a.m. ETHull vs. Man CityBT Sport 11-3
15 March3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ETEverton vs. Cardiffnot available2-1
15 March3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ETFulham vs. Newcastlenot available1-2
15 March3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ETSouthampton vs. Norwichnot available2-0
15 March3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ETStoke vs. West Hamnot available1-1
15 March3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ETSunderland vs. Crystal Palacenot available2-2
15 March3 p.m. GMT, 11 a.m. ETSwansea vs. West Bromnot available2-0
15 March5:30 p.m. GMT, 1:30 p.m. ETAston Villa vs. ChelseaSky Sports 10-3
16 March1:30 p.m. GMT, 9:30 a.m. ETMan Utd vs. LiverpoolSky Sports 12-1
16 March4 p.m. GMT, noon ETTottenham vs. ArsenalSky Sports 11-2
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Manchester United vs. Liverpool

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A huge game for both sides as Liverpool continue their title challenge and United look to finish a poor season strongly.

Liverpool will travel to Old Trafford better placed than the Red Devils in the league for only the second time since 1991.

And deservedly so. Brendan Rodgers' side have been exciting to watch this season, and many will see them as favourites to win this game despite United's home advantage.

As reported by David Maddock in the Daily MirrorRodgers is very focused on his side's title challenge.

The benchmark for this club has always been to be the best - our benchmark has never been Manchester United.

They were Champions and serial winners when I came in, we were eighth. But even then, our benchmark was to aim to be the best, no matter how difficult, because that is what Liverpool must do.

So it's not about United, our focus is only on Liverpool and what we can achieve this season - and we want to compete with the best.

David Moyes' side performed well in their 3-0 win against West Brom last weekend, but they face a much tougher task in second-placed Liverpool.

A loss would underline how far United have fallen this season and end their very slim hopes of achieving a Champions League spot. 

However, the prospect of upsetting the title challenge of their fiercest rivals could bring the best out of the likes of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Prediction: 2-1


Tottenham vs. Arsenal

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It's been a bad week for Tim Sherwood and his side. Last weekend they lost 4-0 to Chelsea and saw their Europa League ambitions all but ended by Benfica on Thursday night.

However, Arsenal have had their setbacks recently as well. They were dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich and lost Mesut Ozil for a month in the process, per BBC Sport

And so the stage is set for a classic north London derby with both sides looking to bounce back from adversity.

The stakes are high for each side. Arsenal are still in with a shout of the title, as they currently sit seven points off leaders Chelsea, and fifth-placed Spurs are still hopeful of a Champions League spot.

The reverse fixture saw Arsenal win 1-0 back in September, and a similar result here would please Arsene Wenger greatly.

Spurs seem to be in a slight downward spiral, and Sherwood will have to pick his side up if they are to get one over on their local rivals.

Prediction: 1-2


Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace

HULL, ENGLAND - MARCH 9:  Oscar Ustari (R) of Sunderland is congratulated by team-mate Lee Cattermole (C) after he saves a penalty during the Budweiser FA Cup Quarter Final match between Hull City and Sunderland at the KC Stadium on March 9, 2014 in Hull,
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A bottom-of-the-table clash, three points would be invaluable to either side at the Stadium of Light this weekend.

Despite Palace's good form since the arrival of Tony Pulis, they are still in danger of the drop as they sit just two points clear of 18th-placed Cardiff.

Equally, Sunderland are in the depths of the relegation battle in 19th, but they do have three games in hand on those around them.

These kind of relegation shootouts often throw up cracking games at this time of the season when each side is so desperate for a win.

Both sides come into the match on the back of a league loss. Sunderland lost to Arsenal last time out, while Palace went down 1-0 to Southampton. 

Prediction: 2-2