Friday, February 5, 2016
George's Premiership Predictions February 6 2016
Leicester City are clear at the top of the Premiership and beginning to dream of an improbable title. The favorites remain Manchester City in second place who The Foxes face at the Etihad in the big game this weekend with Spurs and Arsenal also still in the race.
In the chasing pack, Manchester United, who are now fifth, take on Guus Hiddink's Chelsea in a Sunday game at Stamford Bridge, in a match they must win to have any chance of reigniting any fading hopes of challenging for the title themselves for which they are now placed at 33/1 with the bookies.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Man City 3 v Leicester 1
Aston Villa 1 v Norwich 0
Liverpool 2 v Sunderland 1
Newcastle 1 v West Brom 1
Stoke 1 v Everton 2
Swansea 2 v Crystal Palace 0
Tottenham 2 v Watford 1
Soton 2 v West Ham 0
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Bournemouth 1 v Arsenal 2
Chelsea 2 v Man Utd 0
Leicester 28/1 To Claim Scalps Of Man City & Arsenal
Leicester City remain at the top of the Premier League after dispatching Liverpool with the minimum of fuss and bet365 are 28/1 about the Foxes winning their next two games - away at title rivals Manchester City and Arsenal.
Claudio Ranieri’s over-achievers are now into 9/2 to claim the Premier League crown and Jamie Vardy, who bagged a brace in front of Roy Hodgson, is 6/4 to start the Euro 2016 opener against Russia and 11/2 to finish as top scorer for his country.
Danny Drinkwater, who has been outstanding this season for the Foxes, is 4/1 to make the England squad in France this summer.
Tottenham haven't finished above Arsenal since 1995 but Spurs are now in front of their North London rivals on goal difference and Pochettino’s charges are 6/4 to end the campaign with bragging rights.
Combined Leicester City Points v Man City (06/02) & Arsenal (14/02)
0: 13/8 1: 5/2 2: 16/1 3: 3/1
4: 9/1 6: 28/1
2015/16 Premier League – Leicester City Finishing Position
1st 9/2 2nd 7/2 3rd 3/1 4th 10/3
2015/16 Premier League Outright E/W ¼ 1,2 Man City 6/5 Arsenal 3/1
Leicester 9/2 Tottenham 11/2
Man Utd 33/1
2015/16 Premier League Match Bet Arsenal 1/2 Tottenham 6/4
Soccer - Hazard handled with care
Head coach Guus Hiddink says he will remain cautious about the usage of fit-again Chelsea forward Eden Hazard. The Belgium international came on as a second-half substitute in the goalless draw at Watford on Wednesday evening, having lasted 64 minutes of the 5-1 weekend FA Cup victory at MK Dons. And Hiddink has vowed not to rush Hazard into playing too big a part for his side, with the talented winger having endured a number of injury problems this season. Speaking after the Premier League stalemate with the Hornets at Vicarage Road, Hiddink told his club's official website: "He is coming back from a difficult time with two injuries and we are being careful with him, as we have a lot of games coming up now. "I am happy with the way he played when he came on. The judgement is when to bring him on. "For himself it is good to go step-by-step and we have a lot of games coming up when we need all the players." The Blues are back in action on Sunday when they bet365 welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues 21/20 with bet365 to secure a victory.
Soccer - Martinez suffers injury losses
Everton are almost certain to be without both Romelu Lukaku and John Stones for the Premier League trip to Stoke City on Saturday. Leading scorer Lukaku had to be replaced at half-time of the 3-0 victory over Newcastle United at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening, having taken a knock to his back. Meanwhile, central defender Stones was forced to miss the game due to a hamstring problem and both he and Lukaku are highly unlikely to be ready to face the Potters at the Britannia Stadium. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez said after a much-needed victory: "Lukaku couldn't walk. He had a knee in his back. We are playing on Saturday and it will be difficult to see him make it, but it is not a major problem. "Stones had a bit of a niggle in his hamstring. I think it was a fatigue reaction. I expect him to be back in the next week or ten days." A draw in the meeting of Stoke and Everton on Saturday is priced at 11/5 by bet365.
Last time's predictions