Saturday, April 19, 2014

George's Premiership Predictions April 19 2014

bet365Of the three teams with a realistic chance of winning the Premier League, Manchester City play an in-form Southampton at home, Liverpool travel to east London to face West Ham, Chelsea play Stoke at Stamford Bridge hoping to put their poor display away to PSG in the Champions League.

Saturday 19 April 2014

Tottenham 1 v Fulham 1
Cardiff City 1 v Stoke City 0
West Ham 2 v Crystal Palace 1
Newcastle 0 v Swansea City 0
Aston Villa 1 v Southampton 3

Sunday 20 April 2014

Chelsea 3 v Sunderland 1
Norwich City 1 v Liverpool 1
Hull City 2 v Arsenal 2

Monday April 21 2014

Everton 1 v Man Utd 2

Tuesday April 22 2014

Man City 2 v West Brom 0

Man City 11/8 For A Trophy-Less 2014/15

One point from two games means that Manchester City will do well to add to their Capital One Cup success this season with bet365 now betting on their trophy haul for 2014/15.

bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth "It wasn’t so long ago that we were quoting 40/1 about Manchester City landing an unprecedented quadruple, but League Cup win aside, Pellegrini's first season has petered out over the last couple of months.”

"The owners may be looking for an upgrade on the Capital One Cup next season."

Total 2014/15 Man City Major Trophies

None 11/8 One 11/10 Two 5/1 Three 25/1 Four 300/1

Soccer - Ronaldo ready to greet Bayern Munich

Cristiano Ronaldo could give Real Madrid a timely boost by returning for Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first-leg showdown against Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old has not played for the capital club since first picking up a knee injury and then a thigh complaint in the Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund on 2nd April. The Portugal talisman had to watch from the stands on Wednesday as his team-mates secured coach Carlo Ancelotti his first trophy in charge of Los Blancos in a 2-1 win against fierce rivals Barcelona in the final of the Copa del Rey at Valencia's Mestalla. The former Manchester United favourite said he was hoping to be back for the crunch visit of Pep Guardiola's Bundesliga giants to the Santiago Bernabeu. "I'm really happy. I wanted to play and help the team but my team-mates did a great job. I'm getting better, now I don't feel any pain," Ronaldo told the club's official website. He added: "I might be back in time for next Wednesday or perhaps the second leg of our Champions League tie. "Bit by bit I'm feeling better and what I want more than anything is to be able to help the team out as soon as possible." Real Madrid are three points behind leaders and city rivals Atletico Madrid in La Liga and are quoted 7/5 by bet365 in the outright betting. Ancelotti's Treble-chasers can also be backed at 11/4 to win this season's Champions League.

Soccer - Wenger hints at Ozil return

Club-record signing Mesut Ozil is expected to make his Arsenal return in Sunday's FA Cup final dress rehearsal against Hull City, manager Arsene Wenger has suggested. The £42.5million deadline-day capture from Real Madrid has not played since 11th March after picking up a hamstring injury against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Wenger revealed the Germany international "should be available" for the trip to East Yorkshire to take on Steve Bruce's men at the KC Stadium. The Frenchman also revealed long-term injury-victim Abou Diaby is expected to make his long-awaited return to first-team training on Thursday. The luckless 27-year-old has not played for an entire year because of a serious injury but Wenger played down suggestions he could make his comeback between now and the end of the season. "Abou is back in full training on Thursday," Wenger added. "It's very difficult to say [if he will play this season] because he has not played for over a year now, and it's very difficult for me [to decide]. He looks physically fine, but he has to play one or two games before I consider bringing him back." Hull have only lost six of 17 home games so far this season in the Premier League and are quoted 7/2 by bet365 in the 90 minutes market, while the draw is available to back at 11/4. Arsenal are currently priced at 3/4 for the away win.

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