Saturday, March 19, 2016
George's Premiership Predictions March 19 2016
Leicester City still lead the Premier League in what is looking more and more like a two-horse race with them and Tottenham.
Leicester have a tricky away game at Crystal Palace while Spurs are at home to another premiership surprise package, Bournemouth.
Fourth place Manchester City will be hoping to hold off the challenge of sixth placed Manchester United at the Etihad.
Third placed Arsenal have a tough game away to Everton at Goodison Park.
Liverpool, who beat Manchester United in the Europa League in midweek, face in form Southampton at St. Mary's.
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Everton 2 v Arsenal 1
Chelsea 1 v West Ham 1
Crystal Palace 1 v Leicester 1
Watford 2 v Stoke 0
West Brom 1 v Norwich 1
Swansea 2 v Aston Villa 0
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Newcastle 1 v Sunderland 0
Southampton 2 v Liverpool 1
Man City 2 v Man Utd 2
Tottenham 2 v Bournemouth 0
Soccer - Wenger wary of Everton upset
Arsene Wenger has suggested another setback for Arsenal on Saturday against Everton at Goodison Park could spell the end for his side's Premier League title hopes. The capital club have only won one of their last eight matches in all competitions and make the trip to Merseyside having been knocked out of the FA Cup and Champions League in the space of three days. The Gunners have gone three games without a win in the Premier League and Wenger accepts his players are running out of fixtures to try and reel in surprise leaders Leicester City. The north Londoners trail Claudio Ranieri's table-toppers by 11 points and long-serving manager Wenger knows time is against his side in the race to win a first Premier League title since 2004. "We know the huge importance this game has to us," he said at his news conference. "We do not have to over think what we have to do. We just know the big significance the game has. "Recently we have lost at home to Swansea and we want to make up the points. "A negative result would be very bad for us. Now is the time for us to produce the result we need." Arsenal are currently priced 13/2 by bet365 in the Premier League outright winner betting.
Soccer - Allardyce calls for clear heads
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says he believes key to victory in Sunday's huge Tyne-Wear derby against his old club Newcastle United at St James' Park will be keeping his players' emotions in check. Allardyce says his players fully understand the significance of the Premier League basement battle but hopes they can keep a lid on their emotions because the points mean more than any individual agenda. "We're playing well, we're playing consistently well and we need to make sure we continue that," he said at his pre-match news conference. "To control the players' emotions is one of the most important things I need to do." New manager Rafael Benitez will take charge of Newcastle United in his first game at St James' Park but Allardyce wants his players to take the gloss off the Spaniard's home bow by securing local bragging rights. The Black Cats have only lost one of their last five games in the Premier League and are out of the relegation places - one point ahead of Newcastle - on goal difference. "All players, wherever they come from, are well aware of derbies. This one is as big as any in the country," said Allardyce. "We need to make sure out of possession we are resilient to stop Newcastle scoring. "The only way you can enjoy a derby is if you win it." Newcastle United are quoted 4/7 by bet365 to be relegated at the end of the season and Sunderland are priced 8/15.
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