Friday, April 29, 2016
George's Premiership Predictions April 30 2016
Leicester City are just a win away from lifting their first ever Premier League title and they could do it in style when they visit Manchester United on Sunday.
Tottenham's home draw with WBA on Monday night after the Tigers had thrashed Swansea at the weekend means that Leicester are now in poll position.
United are hardly easy prey as they are still in the chase for a top four finish as they strive to overtake Manchester City or Arsenal to confirm Champions League football next season.
Liverpool face Southampton away in an intriguing fixture while at the bottom there are crunch games for Newcastle at home to FA Cup finalists Crystal Palace (surely a home win with the Eagles' eyes on Wembley) and Sunderland at Stoke. Norwich play Arsenal away and will be hoping that some of the home support's disillusion with Arsene Wenger's management affects the home team - a factor Wenger says has cost his time the title.
Saturday, 30 April 2016
Everton 2 v Bournemouth 1
Newcastle 2 v Crystal Palace 0
Stoke 1 v Sunderland 2
Watford 2 v Aston Villa 0
West Brom 1 v West Ham 0
Arsenal 2 v Norwich 0
Sunday, 1 May 2016
Swansea 0 v Liverpool 1
Man Utd 2 v Leicester 0
Southampton 1 v Man City 1
Monday, 2 May 2016
Chelsea 2 v Tottenham 2
Arsenal 1/4 Not To Win Premier League Until At Least 2020
Arsenal fans may vent their frustration at the weekend as another year goes by without a Premier League challenge, worsened season by the prospect of Spurs finishing above them for the first time since 1995.
It doesn’t look like getting any better any time soon for Gunners fans with bet365 quoting 1/4 about them not winning the league until at least 2020.
Arsene Wenger’s side are 1/14 for their usual Top 4 finish and 11/4 to finish the latest round of fixtures as the highest scorers in the Premier League.
When Will Arsenal Next Win The Premier League
2016/17 6/1 2017/8 10/1 2018/19 14/1
No Title In This Time 1/4
2015/16 Premier League – Top 4
Arsenal 1/14 Man City 1/6
Man Utd 10/3 West Ham 33/1
Weekend Premier League Totals 30th April – 2nd May
Highest Scoring Team E/W ¼ 1,2,3
Arsenal 11/4 Watford 9/1
Everton 10/1 West Ham 12/1
Newcastle 12/1 Liverpool 14/1
Man Utd 14/1 Tottenham 14/1
Man City 16/1 Chelsea 20/1
Southampton 20/1 Sunderland 25/1
Swansea 25/1 Stoke 25/1
Leicester 33/1 Bournemouth 40/1
Crystal Palace 50/1 West Brom 50/1
Aston Villa 66/1 Norwich 80/1
Soccer - Mahrez refuses to get carried away
Riyad Mahrez has revealed that the Leicester City players did not think they had any chance of winning this season's Premier League title until January. The 25-year-old Algeria international has scored 17 Premier League goals this season, including the opener in last weekend's 4-0 victory against Swansea City. Leicester are seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham and can clinch the title at Manchester United on Sunday. Mahrez said: "We do not have the best players, nor the biggest budget, but we have great solidarity. We have had a bit of luck too. It was this year or never. "Until January, we did not think of the title. It has become possible, but we will not let it go to our heads." Leicester can be backed at 10/1 with bet365 to win 1-0 at Old Trafford, while Mahrez is 3/1 to score at any time in the match.
Soccer - Fabregas knows Chelsea must do better
Cesc Fabregas thinks Antonio Conte can revive Chelsea and help them challenge for the Premier League title next season. The Blues, who parted company with Jose Mourinho midway through the season, are currently ninth in the table with four games left to play and will almost certainly not be playing in Europe next term. It was announced earlier this month that the current Italy and former Juventus manager Conte will take charge of the Blues after this summer's Euro 2016 tournament. "We must come back stronger. I hope that we can compete for the title in England next year," said former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Fabregas. "Antonio Conte has proven that he can work successfully, especially at Juventus, where he had a strong time." Chelsea are available at 14/1 with bet365 to beat Tottenham 2-0 on Monday and are 5/1 to win the 2016/17 Premier League title outright.
Soccer - Klopp insists all is not lost
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is adamant that his Liverpool side can still reach the Europa League final despite Villarreal's late winner in Thursday's semi-final first leg. Yellow Submarine substitute Adrian Lopez scored a 92nd-minute winner as the home side triumphed 1-0 but Klopp is convinced that the Reds will be playing in the final in Basel on 18th May. The former Borussia Dortmund coach said afterwards: "My first thought as everyone around me was celebrating was: 'Sorry, but it is not over, you have to come to Anfield too and we will be ready'. "We have to score at home but I am expecting a completely different game. I am looking forward to Anfield." Liverpool are available at 6/1 with bet365 to triumph 2-0 in next week's second leg and at 13/5 to win the Europa League final outright.
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