George had five correct Premier League predictions last week but no perfect scores.
This weekend's standout tie is Manchester City, last year's Premier League champions against this year's current leaders with a 100% record. Manchester United have a tricky visit to Leicester to face another newly promoted side after thumping QPR last weekend. Will the "Gaalaticos" prevail?
Saturday 20 September 2014
QPR 1 v
Stoke City 0
Burnley 1 v
Swansea City 2
Hull City 1
Aston Villa 2
Sunday 21 September 2014
Leicester 0 v Man Utd 2
Tottenham 2 v West Brom 0
Everton 2 v Crystal Palace 1
Man City 2 v Chelsea 1
Punters Back Mour To Be Merrier In Champions League
Chelsea are 11/8 to be the furthest progressing English team in this season’s Champions League and Jose Mourinho’s side are the one that bet365 fear most in the outright market.
bet365's Steve Freeth "The way Chelsea have started the season coupled with their straight forward looking group has had punters fancying Mourinho to get his hands on the Champions League trophy once again."
Diego Costa is 16/1 to end the Ronaldo/Messi monopoly of the Champions League top scorer crown, 5/6 to outscore Sergio Aguero in the competition and bet365 have now raised his top flight goals quote to 23.5 for this season.
2014/15 Champions League
Outright E/W ½ 1,2
Real Madrid 7/2 Bayern Munich 4/1
Barcelona 11/2 Chelsea 6/1
Man City 14/1 PSG 16/1
Arsenal 20/1 Atletico Madrid 20/1
Liverpool 25/1 Borussia Dortmund 25/1
Juventus 25/1 Bayer Leverkusen 66/1
Furthest Progressing PL Team (win only)
Chelsea 11/8 Man City 2/1
Arsenal 4/1 Liverpool 5/1
Top Goalscorer E/W ¼ 1,2,3,4
Cristiano Ronaldo 11/4 Lionel Messi 4/1
Robert Lewandowski 8/1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic 14/1
Sergio Aguero 16/1 Diego Costa 16/1
Thomas Muller 20/1 Luis Suarez 20/1
Gareth Bale 33/1 Daniel Sturridge 40/1
2014/15 Champions League Goals Matchbet
Sergio Aguero 5/6 Diego Costa 5/6
2014/15 Premier League - Total Diego Costa Goals
Over 23.5 5/6 Under 23.5 5/6
(Currently has 7)
Soccer - Wenger stands by new boy Welbeck
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remains confident that recent signing Danny Welbeck will get among the goals sooner rather than later. The £16million striker, signed from Manchester United, marked his Gunners debut by hitting the woodwork against Manchester City, before spurning several opportunities in the 2-0 Champions League loss at Borussia Dortmund. However, Wenger is certain that England international Welbeck, who is 33/1 with bet365 to be top goalscorer in the Premier League this season, will come good in the very near future. He commented: "Danny will improve, I don't think we have to make a problem of that. "He had a very lively first half. He had two or three good chances but couldn't finish them. There was one obvious one. We have to be patient with him." The next challenge for Arsenal and Welbeck is a visit to Aston Villa on Saturday, with the hosts having taken ten points from a possible 12 from their opening four league games of the campaign.
Soccer - Rodgers: Reds still adapting
Manager Brendan Rodgers believes that victories are key to allow his Liverpool side to move from being a work in progress to becoming the finished article. Rodgers was speaking after seeing his side edge a 2-1 victory at home to Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Champions League Group B fixture, with the Reds needing a last-gasp Steven Gerrard penalty to take the spoils. And, with his side 7/2 with bet365 to top Group B, Rodgers said: "There is a lot of adaptation going on as we have a lot of players who have come in and are still adapting. We are a work in progress and while we do that it is important we win games. "It was very important to get back in the competition, but it was always going to be a tricky tie for us because they are the champions of their country and there are not too many bad teams in the competition. "Maybe in the first six months we would have drawn and maybe even lost it, but we showed the resilience and character in the group."
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