Friday, May 15, 2015
George's Premiership Predictions May 16 2015
The Premiership is all but done and dusted. Chelsea are champions and the top four basically settled: Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United.
The latter two square up at Old Trafford with third place possibly at stake.
Elsewhere Europa League hopefuls Southampton take on FA Cup finalists Aston Villa. Two sides near the foot of the table clash as Sunderland play host to Leicester and Liverpool welcome Crystal Palace, who will be hoping to complete an unlikely league double over the Reds.
On Sunday, Man City travel to South Wales looking for a fourth successive victory over Swansea, before Man Utd battle old enemies Arsenal in the pick of the weekend's fixtures.
Proceedings draw to a close on Monday night as West Brom meet Chelsea at the Hawthorns in a basically dead rubber.
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Southampton 0 v Aston Villa 1
Burnley 1 v Stoke 1
QPR 1 v Newcastle 2
Sunderland 2 v Leicester 1
Tottenham 2 v Hull 2
West Ham 2 v Everton 0
Liverpool 1 v Crystal Palace 0
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Swansea 1 v Man City 3
Man United 2 v Arsenal 1
Monday, 18th May 2015
West Brom 0 v Chelsea 2
Stevie Glee In Anfield Wrap?
Steven Gerrard will be bidding an emotional farewell to The Kop on Saturday night and bet365 are betting on his performance against Crystal Palace.
bet365’s Steve Freeth "An iconic player such as Steven Gerrard waving goodbye to The Kop is bound to attract betting attention, and the fact he's scored in the last two games, plus takes free kicks and penalties, can only further punters' case for a perfect Anfield ending."
Gerrard is 8/5 to hit the back of the net, 11/2 to score a penalty and 16/1 to score directly from a free-kick. The inspirational skipper is also priced at 4/1 to outscore Crystal Palace on his own.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace 16th May
Steven Gerrard Specials To Score 8/5 To Score 2+ 9/1 Score Hat-Trick 40/1 Score Own Goal 66/1 Booked 4/1 Sent Off 50/1 Score Free Kick 16/1 Score a Penalty 11/2 (Free kick - pens not included)
90 Minute Goals Match Bet – Who Will Score More Goals (Gerrard must start) Steven Gerrard 4/1 Tie 6/4 Crystal Palace Evs
Soccer - Veteran Friedel opts to call it a day
Brad Friedel has admitted that, at the age of almost 44, it is the right time for him to retire from the game. The former USA international has featured in almost 500 Premier League matches since joining Liverpool in 1997. He was Blackburn's regular first-choice shot-stopper between 2000 and 2008 and went on to start more than 100 league games for Aston Villa before moving to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2011. He was an ever-present for Spurs in the 2011/12 campaign but has been used as a back-up keeper to Hugo Lloris for the last three seasons. "I'm incredibly proud of what I've achieved in my career," said Friedel. "But my 44th birthday is almost here so I think it is a good time to call it a day." Spurs are 13/8 with bet365 to keep a clean sheet on Saturday against a Hull City side that is 2/5 to be relegated this season following their home defeat to Burnley.
Soccer - Baines endures ankle surgery
Everton boss Roberto Martinez believes this week was the perfect time for Leighton Baines to have an ankle operation. The former Wigan Athletic left-back has been struggling with the injury for some time and had to be substituted during Saturday's 2-0 home loss to Sunderland, 4/1 with bet365 to be relegated this season. Baines had the surgery on Wednesday but should have recovered in time for the start of pre-season training. Martinez said: "Leighton had a little bit of instability in his ankle that flared up in the last two weeks and was really painful in the last game, so we got it checked and he needed a little bit of repair work so he had surgery. "He will be out now until the start of pre-season but it is exactly what he needed. He was trying to play through the pain barrier." Everton are 8/5 to beat West Ham in their penultimate game of the season on Saturday.
Last time's predictions