Gameweek 32 Fantasy Preview

Posted by John Culea

Wayne RooneyPA PhotosWayne Rooney should start in the Manchester derby

There are ten matches in round 32, with half to be played on Sunday. However, the biggie will be on Monday when Manchester City travel to Old Trafford. The two teams have a combined record of 43-10-7. While there is no suspense in the Premier League title race, the game is one of the season's marquee events.

There is only one game to check announced lineups - the early encounter between Reading and Southampton.

Saturday, April 6
Reading (5-8-16) – Southampton (8-10-13)
Reading has conceded a league-leading 61 goals. The Saints come off a big home result against Chelsea. Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez are clicking with 19 goals between them and figure to add to Dreading's woes.

Norwich (7-13-11) – Swansea (10-10-11)
The Canaries have only scored 28 goals in 31 matches and will face Michu who has 16 by himself and broke a four-game drought against Spurs.

Stoke (7-13-11) – Aston Villa (7-9-15)
Stoke is the lowest scoring team in the PL (27) and will face Christian Benteke who has nine goals in 11 matches. Andreas Weimann is out injured; Gabriel Agonlahor has a mini resurgence in his career.

WBA (13-5-13) – Arsenal (15-8-7)
Romelu Lukaku with 13 goals has gone two games without scoring. Arsenal hopes to have Theo Walcott back from injury, although his last goal was January 30. Santi Cazorla is the heart and soul of the Gunners, his 12 goals and 7 assists placing him third among fantasy midfielders. Olivier Giroud broke a five-game goalless drought. Look for Gervinho to start. He has two goals and two assists his last two games after nothing since last year.

Sunday, April 7
Liverpool (13-9-9) – West Ham (10-6-14)
Luis Suarez has not had a goal for two straight matches after getting five in three games. He is one yellow card away from a two-game suspension. Philippe Coutinho has two goals and three assists in his last five matches. Steven Gerrard is fantasy money in the bank. Andy Carroll had a brace last time out but will be unable to face the club that still owns him. Kevin Nolan has only one goal in his last 19 games played.

Tottenham (17-6-8) – Everton (13-12-5)
Gareth Bale has 8 goals and 2 assists in his last eight matches and will likely add to those numbers against Everton. Jermain Defoe, in a prolonged scoring slump, is out injured. Emmanuel Adebayor last scored on New Year's Day. Brad Friedel is in goal.
Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar are suspended. Kevin Mirallas has two goals in his last three games but is out injured. Tim Howard had a clean sheet last time out. Spurs are at home on Thursday in the Europa League.

Chelsea (16-7-7) – Sunderland (7-10-14)
The Rafa player shuffle continues with this being Chelsea's fourth game in nine days. Chelsea looked tough against Manchester United on Monday with Demba Ba scoring a glorious goal off a brilliant Juan Mata pass. Ashley Cole is out for two weeks with a hammy problem.

Newcastle (9-6—16) – Fulham (10-9-11)
Moussa Sissoko has had four straight games with treys and Papiss Cisse has gone two without a goal. The Magpies are on the road in Thursday's Europa League play and are slowly sinking to the PL stink zone. They face a Fulham team with red hot Dimitar Berbatov who has scored five goals in four games. Bryan Ruiz is out injured.

QPR (4-11-16) – Wigan (8-6-16)
Harry Redknapp's hoops have the relegation noose tightening around their necks. Only 28 goals scored and 51 surrendered are a one-way ticket to the Championship. Loic Remy has three goals in four games but missed a PK against Fulham. Adel Taarabt got his first goal of 2013.
Inspired Wigan has Arouna Kone with four goals in five-games. Joel Robles, the new stopper for the Latics had a clean sheet last time out.

Monday, April 8
Manchester United (25-2-3) – Manchester City (18-8-4)
Wayne Rooney should start. He had two goals and two assists in two games before an injury.
Manchester City has conceded the fewest goals in the PL (26) but Matija Nastasic is out injured. Sergio Aguero's last goal was February 3. Carlos Tevez has three in his last four matches. Joe Hart has three clean sheets in his last four PL games, while David De Gea has six straight PL shutouts. Robin van Persie's funk continues. No goals in his last four PL games and two big misses in the FA Cup loss at Chelsea.

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