Premier League Week 34 Fixtures: Live Stream, Predictions and EPL Expert Picks

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2014

Liverpool and Manchester City go head to head in Week 34 of the Premier League in a game which could be of huge significance come the end of the season.

The table-topping Reds host Manuel Pellegrini's side on Sunday; City currently sit four points behind Liverpool in third but with two games in hand, while Chelsea split the teams in second. 

If either side takes three points at Anfield they will be clear favourites to claim the title, while a draw will leave things wide open.

At the bottom of the table, Norwich will be looking to bag all three points against Fulham ahead of their daunting run-in which sees them play four teams from the top seven.

Read on for a full fixture list, viewing information and predictions, as well as expert opinion on who will prevail this weekend.

Premier League Week 34 Fixtures and Predictions
FixtureDateTimeTV Info/Live StreamPredicition
Crystal Palace vs. Aston VillaApril 123:07 p.m. BST/10:07 a.m. ETNBC Live Extra (U.S.)1-1
Fulham vs. NorwichApril 123:07 p.m. BST/10:07 a.m. ETNBCSN (U.S.)2-1
Southampton vs. CardiffApril 123:07 p.m. BST/10:07 a.m. ETNBC Live Extra (U.S.)2-0
Stoke vs. NewcastleApril 123:07 p.m. BST/10:07 a.m. ETNBC Live Extra (U.S.)3-1
Sunderland vs. EvertonApril 123:07 p.m. BST/10:07 a.m. ETNBC Live Extra (U.S.)0-2
West Brom vs. TottenhamApril 123:07 p.m. BST/10:07 a.m. ETNBC Live Extra (U.S.)2-2
Liverpool vs. Manchester CityApril 131:37 p.m. BST/8:07 a.m. ETSky Sports 1 and Sky Go App (U.K.)/ NBCSN (U.S.)2-3
Swansea vs. ChelseaApril 134:07 p.m. BST/11:07 a.m. ETSky Sports 1 and Sky Go App (U.K.)/ NBCSN (U.S.)0-3
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Liverpool vs. Manchester City

It's ever so tight at the summit of the Premier League with little to choose between the three sides at the top. 

A win for City on Merseyside would make them firm favourites for the title because of their games in hand, at home to Sunderland and Aston Villa, while a Liverpool victory would leave their fate in their own hands.

However, both Paul Merson on Sky Sports and Mark Lawrenson on BBC Sport are predicting a 1-1 draw in this game, a result which would put Chelsea firmly back in the race. 

Both pick out the return of Sergio Aguero, as reported on the Guardian, as a significant factor, a valid point as the Argentinian has bagged 15 goals in 17 league games this season, per Squawka.com.

Liverpool and City are by some distance the highest-scoring sides in the Premier League this season; they have scored 90 and 84 goals respectively, per ESPN FC.

And with Aguero returning and the Premier League's three top scorers in Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Yaya Toure on display, a goal-fest is not unlikely. 

Prediction: 2-3

 

Fulham vs. Norwich

The Cottagers looked dead and buried a couple of weeks ago, sitting bottom of the league at the end of March and five adrift of safety, per the Premier League.

However, things are looking more positive for Felix Magath's side now.

They have moved up to 18th and although they are still five points from safety, their nearest rivals are this weekend's opponents, Norwich, in 17th.

A home win at Craven Cottage and Fulham could be fairly confident of avoiding the drop as the Canaries have to face Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal in their last four games, a run of matches from which they'd be lucky to garner a single point. 

However, EPL Index have tipped Norwich to win this crucial game, with Gary Hooper earmarked as a key man:

Norwich are in desperate need of goals having scored only 26 in 33 games this season, bettering only Crystal Palace's tally of 23, per ESPN FC

It will be the first game in charge for new Norwich manager Neil Adams after Chris Hughton was sacked following a 1-0 loss to West Brom last weekend, per BBC Sport.

Prediction: 2-1

 

Swansea vs. Chelsea

Chelsea will already know the result of Liverpool and City's clash when they take to the field at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

However, their job is simple: They must keep winning to have any hope of Premier League glory.

Sitting two points behind Liverpool and two ahead of City, they are relying on others to take points off their rivals and will need to turn around a run of three away losses on the bounce to overcome Swansea.

A loss to Paris St-Germain and 1-0 losses to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in the league do not constitute a good recent return away from Stamford Bridge for Jose Mourinho's men.

But Ben Welch of FourFourTwo is predicting a return to winning ways for Chelsea:

He picks out Andre Schurrle as a key attacking man for the Blues, especially as top scorer Eden Hazard, who has 14 league goals this season per BBC Sport, is a major doubt for the clash.

Meanwhile, Swansea are looking to mathematically ensure their safety for this season, but they may be looking ahead to more winnable games against the likes of Aston Villa and Sunderland.

Garry Monk's side sit in 15th, six points off the drop, but there are likely enough teams below them for last season's League Cup winners to be safe.

Prediction: 0-3

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