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Hindsight's Premier League predictions

REUNION: Palace star Puncheon (right) in action against Cardiff (Ernest Simons)

SPRING IS in the air and Jose Mourinho should be able to smell the sweet scent of title success with his famously keen nose that can detect when goals are about to happen.

Chelsea sit four points clear at the top and could go nine points ahead of Manchester City if they beat Tottenham.

If the Blues do manage to overcome their London rivals then it will all but confirm them as favourites to win the title, while City play catch up.

Voice of Sport editor delves through this weekend's fixtures and picks the winners and losers.

All matches at 3pm on Saturday, March 8, unless otherwise stated

West Brom – Man United 12.45pm

Even under par United cannot lose this fixture, can they? The hosts lie in 17th position with just 25 points and look ripe for relegation. That should make them vulnerable to United’s goal poachers.

However, the way that the Red Devils’ have stuttered this term, anything is possible. The away side will surely be out for revenge as West Brom’s shock 2-1 success at Old Trafford in September was a catalyst to the season-long demise of David Moyes’ team. United take all three points.

Cardiff – Fulham

I would expect both of these sides to be playing Championship football next term. The pair have fallen victim of internal wranglings and a lack of quality where it matters most – on the field. Cardiff sacked the respected Malky Mackay and replaced him with the inexperienced Ole Gunnar Soljskjaer. As for Fulham they’ve had three managers in a crazy campaign, which is sheer madness. Draw.

Crystal Palace – Southampton

Palace winger Jason Puncheon will come up against former employers in this fixture. The south Londoners need the points moreso than the Saints, which should see the Eagles sneak it. They will have to watch out for the away side’s lightning quick raids which have paid dividends for most of the season. Home win.

Norwich – Stoke

Buoyed by their 1-0 win over title-chasing Arsenal last time out, Stoke will fancy their chances in Norfolk. That said, City have to get the 4-1 thumping against Aston Villa out of their systems. Canaries chirpy after this match.

Chelsea – Tottenham 5.30pm

This London derby is not just about bragging rights. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea lead the table and will want to cement their position. Meanwhile Spurs are attempting to land a Champions League berth.

Key men will be Eden Hazard and Emmanuel Adebayor. In a season full of twists, expect another one here. Away win.

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