Friday, September 18, 2015
George's Premiership Predictions September 19 2015
The Premiership moves on after the midweek matches in Europe. Only Chelsea and Spurs out the Premiership teams actually won. Liverpool drew and the others all lost.
Manchester City will have every hope of continuing their 100% record with a home game against West Ham, who have won at both Arsenal and Liverpool.
Manchester United face Southampton in another tricky away fixture. The Reds lost 2-1 to Swansea in their last fixture on the road. United will be without ex-Saint Luke Shaw after the young full back broke his leg in the game against PSV.
The standout fixture over the weekend is Chelsea v Arsenal with Chelsea enjoying a morale-boosting win at home while Arsenal lost dismally at the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb.
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Chelsea 2 v Arsenal 1
Aston Villa 1 v West Brom 1
Bournemouth 2 v Sunderland 1
Newcastle 1 v Watford 0
Stoke 2 v Leicester 0
Swansea 2 v Everton 1
Man City 3 v West Ham 1
Sunday, 20 September 2015
Tottenham 2 v Crystal Palace 1
Liverpool 2 v Norwich 1
Southampton 1 v Man Utd 1
Victor Ibarbo hopes he will be given the opportunity to show what he can do when Watford play Newcastle United this weekend. The 25-year-old Colombia international joined the Hornets on loan from Cagliari on transfer deadline day and was an unused substitute against Swansea City on Saturday. Ibarbo, who featured in three games for his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, said: "I'm always ready and hopefully soon I will play and show everybody what I can do. "I'm going to bring what my team-mates are already doing as I think they have started the season very well. I have a lot of pace and I think that is one of my main strengths as a player." Watford are available at 8/1 with bet365 to beat Newcastle 1-0, with Ibarbo 3/1 to score at any time against Steve McClaren's side.
Soccer - Martinez wary of in-form Ayew
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has been impressed with the signings Saturday's opponents Swansea City made in the summer. Andre Ayew in particular has caught Martinez's eye in the opening weeks of the campaign following his arrival at the Liberty Stadium from Marseille. The 42-year-old Martinez, who had a spell in charge of the Swans between February 2007 and June 2009, said of Ayew: "He has adapted to the physicality of the league. "He is a clever footballer, technically very gifted and he gets in very good goalscoring positions and is calm and composed." Everton have enjoyed a fine start to the season and last weekend beat Chelsea 3-1 at Goodison Park. They can be backed at 21/10 with bet365 to win at Swansea while Steven Naismith, who scored a hat-trick against Jose Mourinho's side, available at 3/1 to score at any time on Saturday.
Last time's predictions