Friday, January 15, 2016

George's Premiership Predictions January 16 2016

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In what is turning out to be the most unpredictable season in ages, Arsenal lead Leicester City only on goal difference ahead of Manchester City and Spurs.

In the chasing pack, Manchester United, who are sixth, will be hoping to repeat their win at Anfield last season, in a match that saw Steven Gerrard sent off, just seasons after coming on as a substitute. Arsenal visit bogey team Stoke, who have been impressive against the big clubs at home. Spurs face an improving Sunderland team who surprisingly won at Swansea, while Spurs lost at home to Leicester last time out. Manchester City should beat Palace who are in poor form and Saints are backed to beat West Brom.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Tottenham 2 v Sunderland 1
Bournemouth 1 v Norwich 1
Chelsea 1 v Everton 0
Man City 3 v Crystal Palace 1
Newcastle 1 v West Ham 1
Southampton 2 v West Brom 1
Aston Villa 0 v Leicester 0

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Liverpool 1 v Man Utd 1
Stoke 2 v Arsenal 1

‎ Soccer - Pulis won't risk Morrison

‎ West Brom midfielder James Morrison will definitely miss Saturday's game against Southampton while Jonas Olsson is also an injury doubt for the St Mary's clash. Morrison appeared to suffer a hamstring injury in the early stages of Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Chelsea. Pulis is refusing to take any risks with the midfielder at such a busy time of the season - the Baggies face Bristol City next week in the FA Cup after being held to a 2-2 draw by the Championship strugglers at The Hawthorns in last weekend's third round tie. "James Morrison is injured and won't be fit for Southampton," said Pulis. "We will have to have a look at Jonas Olsson too. "It's a hectic period but we've done well recently in the Premier League. Southampton had a good win against Watford so it will be tough." West Brom are 12/1 with bet365 to beat Southampton 1-0 with Saido Berahino 7/2 to score at any time against Ronald Koeman's side.

Soccer - Allardyce has high hopes for N'Doye

‎ Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce thinks that new signing Dame N'Doye's previous Premier League experience with Hull City will help the striker. The 30-year-old, who moves to the Stadium of Light until the end of this season on loan from Trabzonspor, featured in 15 Premier League games for the Tigers last term before moving to Turkey. Allardyce said of the Senegal international: "Dame will bring something different to our forward options. "Having already played in the Premier League he should have no problems in hitting the ground running, which is very important at this stage of the season." Sunderland can be backed at 8/1 with bet365 to beat Tottenham on Saturday with Jermain Defoe, who grabbed a hat-trick in the crucial 4-2 win at Swansea City on Wednesday, available at 10/3 to score at any time at White Hart Lane.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Fifa World Rankings January 2016

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Fifa's World Rankings for January 2016 were published on Thursday January 7, at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Fifa World Rankings are now published on Thursday and not Wednesday as before.

There is no change in the top 20. Belgium are still top, followed by losing Copa America and 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina, Spain and 2014 world champions Germany.

The full top ten is Belgium, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, England and Austria.

Côte d'Ivoire are the top African team in 19th place.

1 Belgium
2 Argentina
3 Spain
4 Germany Portugal
5 Chile
6 Brazil
7 Portugal
8 Colombia
9 England
10 Austria
11 Uruguay
12 Switzerland
13 Ecuador
14 The Netherlands
15 Italy
16 Romania
17 Wales
18 Croatia
19 Côte d'Ivoire
20 Hungary

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Georgie's Premiership Predictions January 2 2016

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A new year, a new start for clubs in 2016. Arsenal and Leicester City lead the Premiership pack from Manchester City and Spurs.

In the chasing pack, Manchester United will be hoping to score and get back to winning ways after one of the worst month's in the club's history in December. Chelsea are away at Crystal Palace and still searching for a win under new manager Guus Hiddink after two draws since Jose Mourinho departed. At the bottom Sunderland face Villa with both clubs looking almost certain to be playing their football in the Championship next season.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

West Ham 1 v Liverpool 0
Arsenal 3 v Newcastle 1
Leicester 2 v Bournemouth 2
Man Utd 1 v Swansea 0
Norwich 1 v Southampton 1
Sunderland 1 v Aston Villa 1
West Brom 1 v Stoke 2
Watford 1 v Man City 2

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Crystal Palace 0 v Chelsea 0
Everton 2 v Tottenham 2

Soccer - Kompany faces fresh lay-off ‎ Manchester City are set to be without skipper Vincent Kompany for a month after boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that he has suffered a new calf injury. The 29-year-old Belgium international central defender only returned from an eight-game absence as a substitute in City's 4-1 Boxing Day win against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium. However, Kompany only lasted nine minutes before limping off and subsequently missed Tuesday evening's goalless draw at Leicester City. After the draw, which moved City above Tottenham into third position in the Premier League, three points behind leaders Arsenal and second-placed Leicester, Pellegrini revealed that his influential leader is looking at another spell on the sidelines. He said: "Vincent has an injury, a second degree tear of the calf. "We will see how long he will be out, but I don't think it will be less than three to four weeks." City are now 11/8 with bet365 to win the Premier League this season.

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