Premier League match previews March 19th and 20th


Watford vs Stoke City (Overview and Team News)


Watford has capped a great season in the top flight as they have secured their passage into the FA Cup Semi-Finals last weekend after beating Arsenal. Stoke City on the other hand travel to the Vicarage Road after having lost for the first time in five games last weekend against Southampton and they will be looking to get back to winning ways against a staunch Watford defence.

Team News

Watford will be without Joel Ekstrand because of a hamstring injury and both Miguel Britos and Odion Ighalo is a doubt because of lack of match fitness.

Stoke will be without Xherdan Shaqiri, Ryan Shawcross and Mark Wilson because of injury. Whereas Charlie Adam and Phil Bardsley are doubts because of minor knocks.

Swansea vs Aston Villa (Overview and Team News)


Swansea City will try and inflict further damage on basement club Aston Villa when they face each other on Saturday. Villa remains rooted to the bottom of the division with eight games to go, but Swansea, on the other hand, has moved eight points clear of the relegation zone after winning two of their last three games.

Team News

Modou Barrow is expected to shake off a hamstring problem to start for Swansea, but Andre Ayew will remain on the sidelines because of an ankle problem.

Villa, on the other hand, will be without Gabriel Agbonlahor and Libor Kozak because of injury, but Carlos Sanchez is expected to be back after recovering from a hamstring injury.

West Brom vs Norwich (Overview and Team News)


West Brom will look to tackle relegation-threatened Norwich on Saturday, knowing that a win will take them above the 40 point mark. Albion has won the last three of their five games to move clear of relegation danger. Norwich, on the other hand, is fighting against the relegation zone after willing just two out of their last 10 Premier League games, although they earned a hard fought draw against Manchester City last weekend.

Team news

James Morrison is out for West Brom because of a hamstring injury, while Craig Dawson and Jonny Evans have picked up knocks and are doubtful.

Norwich will be without both Nathan Redmond and Alex Tettey because of ankle injuries, but Robbie Brady and Steven Naismith are both available after recovering from calf and hamstring problems respectively.

Sunderland vs Newcastle (Overview and Team news)


New Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has not had it easy in his first few games of his new job, as they lost their first match against league leaders Leicester and now they face bitter rivals Sunderland. They will go head to head at the St James’ Park on Sunday, with both teams needing a point to fight off relegation.

Team News

Newcastle could get a welcome boost with the returns of Fabricio Coloccini and Papiss Cisse after recent spells on with injuries. Chancel Mbemba is also in line for a return after been for six weeks out of action with an ankle injury.

As for Sunderland, both Jermain Defoe and Jeremain Lens are likely to be back after recovering from injuries.


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