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Premier League Fixtures: EPL Week 32 Schedule, Tickets and Score Predictions

Liverpool's French defender Mamadou Sakho (L) plays the ball under pressure from Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (R) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February 10, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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James DudkoFeatured ColumnistMarch 28, 2016

Week 32 is sure to be a pivotal one in the Premier League title race with the top two, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, both facing tricky fixtures.

The Foxes host a Southampton team with the know-how to upset fancied opponents, while Spurs travel to Anfield to take on Jurgen Klopp's mercurial Liverpool side.

Here's the schedule, along with score predictions, for each fixture:

Premier League Schedule: Week 32
DateTime (GMT / ET)HomeAwayPick
Saturday, Apr. 212:45 p.m. / 7:45 a.m.Aston VillaChelsea1-2
Saturday, Apr. 23 p.m. / 10 a.m.ArsenalWatford2-0
Saturday, Apr. 23 p.m. / 10 a.m.BournemouthManchester City1-2
Saturday, Apr. 23 p.m. / 10 a.m.Norwich CityNewcastle United0-2
Saturday, Apr. 23 p.m. / 10 a.m.Stoke CitySwansea City1-1
Saturday, Apr. 23 p.m. / 10 a.m.SunderlandWest Bromwich Albion1-1
Saturday, Apr. 23 p.m. / 10 a.m.West Ham UnitedCrystal Palace1-0
Saturday, Apr. 25:30 p.m. / 12:30 p.m.LiverpoolTottenham Hotspur2-2
Sunday, Apr. 31:30 p.m. / 8:30 a.m.Leicester CitySouthampton0-0
Sunday, Apr. 34 p.m. / 11 a.m.Manchester UnitedEverton1-1
BBC Sport

For ticket information on all Premier League games visit the official site or go to the ticket page on the home club's official website (links provided below):

Aston Villa vs. Chelsea

Arsenal vs. Watford

Bournemouth vs. Manchester City

Norwich City vs. Newcastle United

Stoke City vs. Swansea City

Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion

West Ham United vs. Crystal Palace

Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City vs. Southampton

Manchester United vs. Everton

 

Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Usually, a trip to the north-west would be a daunting one for Tottenham. But Spurs are a tougher nut to crack this season, while Klopp's Liverpool are wildly inconsistent.

The key for the Anfield boss is to pick exactly the right starting XI. It's a luxury he wasn't afforded in the recent 3-2 defeat at Southampton, a game where Roberto Firmino and midfield workhorses James Milner and Jordan Henderson were all unable to feature.

Brazilian attacking whizz Firmino was the big miss, as Liverpool struggled without his guile in forward areas. The former Hoffenheim star was nursing a hamstring problem, but he is now nearing a return, according to Klopp, per James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool need Firmino back.
Liverpool need Firmino back.Jon Super/Associated Press

Liverpool need Firmino's link play up front. His subtle movement and clever passing are key to the quick combinations Klopp wants his attackers to produce.

Speed of both thought and movement will be crucial if the Reds are going to trouble an excellent Tottenham defence.

A stout back five is protected by beefy holding midfielder Eric Dier. Truly an uncompromising player, the England international takes no prisoners in front of the back four.

It's brilliant striker Harry Kane who really fires Spurs' title bid, however. If he gets even a hint of a chance at Anfield, Klopp's team will soon be chasing a deficit.

But if Firmino and Daniel Sturridge are available in attack for the Reds, Liverpool will shock Spurs with goals of their own.

 

Leicester City vs. Southampton

The leaders have been winning regularly lately, but by narrow margins. In fact, the Foxes have won four of their last five games 1-0, per the club's official site.

A stingy defence is helping Leicester over the line in the title race.
A stingy defence is helping Leicester over the line in the title race.Tim Ireland/Associated Press

That's a testament to Leicester's stubborn mentality at the back, but the Saints are one of the few teams who can claim to be almost as miserly as City.

Southampton have conceded just 32 times in 30 league games this seasonjust one more than Leicesterper the division's official site. Their stingy form owes a lot to the pragmatic approach of manager Ronald Koeman.

With towering goalkeeper Fraser Forster between the posts, along with plenty of power in the deep-lying areas of midfield, the Saints are a nightmare to break down. It's an approach that has seen the south-coast club claim some high-profile victims this season, including Arsenal and Manchester United.

Those results have improved Koeman's stature as a manger of some repute. B/R Insider Dean Jones recently revealed how Southampton are keen to convince the Dutchman to shun any moves to bigger clubs:

But for Koeman to justify the hype, he has to claim a few more unlikely wins. Frustrating Leicester's table toppers by keeping striker Jamie Vardy and winger Riyad Mahrez quiet would prove that the former Netherlands international merits the buzz.

Elsewhere, the battle for fourth place will take another twist after the recent Manchester derby. This time City will bounce back at Bournemouth, while United will stumble against an Everton side better suited to unleashing its ample attacking talent away from home.

But it's the title race that could really be shook up after this week. Whichever of Leicester or Spurs maintain their momentum will become the clear favourite.

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