George’s Premiership QQ Predictions
Leicester City lost away at Arsenal last time out and hope to get their improbable (at the start of the season) title charge back on track at home to struggling Norwich.
Arsenal have the tougher game away to Manchester United at Old Trafford. This is a tough game to call as Arsenal have a poor record at Old Trafford but United are wracked by injuries and Thursday night in the Europa League apart, struggling to find the net.
Third placed Spurs face Swansea at White Hart Lane and will be hoping their former QQ player Gylfi Sigurdsson doesn’t come back to haunt them.
On Sunday, Manchester City take on Liverpool in the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley with the Toure brothers Yaya and Kolo on opposite sides.
Saturday, 27 February 2016
West Ham 2 v Sunderland 0
Leicester 2 v Norwich 1
Southampton 1 v Chelsea 3
Stoke 2 v Aston Villa 0
Watford 1 v Bournemouth 0
West Brom 2 v Crystal Palace 1
Sunday, 28 February 2016
Liverpool 1 v Man City 1 (Capital One Cup)
Man Utd 3 v Arsenal 1
Tottenham 2 v Swansea 1
Soccer – Schweinsteiger set for March return
Bastian Schweinsteiger believes he should be back in action for Manchester United by the beginning of March having been sidelined since the start of the year with a knee injury. The German midfielder damaged his medial ligaments in the FA Cup third round win over Sheffield United in January and will once again be absent when the Red Devils face Arsenal on Sunday, a game United are 15/8 to win with bet365. Schweinsteiger is amongst a large number of players currently unavailable to manager Louis van Gaal but he hopes to give his boss a boost at the start of March as he aims to get a run of games under his belt before Euro 2016 this summer. “Unless the European Championships is suddenly brought forward to the start of March, then it looks good,” Schweinsteiger told Bild. “In about five days, I’ll begin to start running again and five days after that I should be training with a ball again. I should be completely back on board in March.”
Well who would have believed it? Leicester City, who have lost just twice in 25 Premier League games, remain clear at the top of the Premiership after humbling Manchester City 1-3 at the Etihad last weekend. On Sunday, Valentine’s Day, they face Arsenal and another win on the road could really get us all believing their name is on the trophy. Arsenal are one of the two clubs who have beaten Leicester, thrashing them at the King Power Stadium.
Also on Sunday, Manchester City will be hoping to reassert themselves when they take on second place Spurs in Manchester. So the top four will be in action against each other this weekend
In the chasing pack, Manchester United, who are still fifth, travel to Sunderland and West Ham are away to Norwich. Rock bottom Villa are at home to Liverpool.
Sunderland 1 v Man Utd 3
Bournemouth 4 v Stoke 1
Crystal Palace 3 v Watford 2
Everton 2 v West Brom 1
Norwich 0 v West Ham 3
Swansea 2 v Southampton 2
Chelsea 2 v Newcastle 1
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Arsenal 3 v Leicester 1
Aston Villa 0 v Liverpool 3
Man City 0 v Tottenham 1
Leicester 33/1 Not To Lose Another Game – Title 7/1 To Be Settled By Goal Difference
Leicester City are 33/1 with bet365 not to lose another Premier League game this season as the Foxes visit Arsenal on Sunday – one of only two teams to have beaten them so far during 2015/6.
The surprise packages are 2/1 joint favourites to win the title, 7/2 to finish second and now 8/1 to finish outside the top four and bet365 are betting on the how far the Premier League will be won by – with goal difference quoted at 7/1.
2015/16 Premier League Outright
Leicester 2/1 Arsenal 2/1
Man City 10/3 Tottenham 5/1
Man Utd 40/1 Others on request
2015/16 Premier League Outright – Winning Margin
0 Pts:* 7/1 1 Pt: 4/1 2 Pts: 9/2
3 Pts: 11/2 4 Pts: 7/1 5 Pts+ 2/1
(*Includes GD, GS & Play Off)
Leicester City Finishing Position
1st 2/1 2nd 7/2 3rd 5/2 4th 6/1
2015/16 Premier League – Total Leicester Losses
Under 2.5 33/1 Over 2.5 1/200
(Currently had 2)
Soccer – Iheanacho ready for Spurs showdown
Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho says his side need to treat their Premier League clash with fellow title chasers Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday like a “cup final”. City, who are 1/1 with bet365 to beat Spurs at the Etihad, find themselves six points off top place following a 3-1 defeat on home soil to table-toppers Leicester City. Iheanacho knows his side will have to be at their best to bounce back against a Spurs side sat in second place in the Premier League table. He told Sky Sports: “We have to treat it like a cup final and give everything we have in the game. “They have quality players and are second in the league so we have to fight them right to the final whistle. “Everyone is sad that we lost last week and we have to put that behind us and move on. History was made that day but it’s not in our mind.”
Soccer – Blanc holds Euro dream
Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc says winning the Champions League is still the primary goal after signing a new deal at the club until 2018. The Ligue 1 champions, who are 14/1 with bet365 to win the Champions League this season, have decided to extend Blanc’s deal at the Parc des Princes as the club continue to dominate domestically. Success in Europe has so far eluded the club under Blanc’s tenure but the manager is adamant success in the Champions League is still the main ambition for the Parisian outfit. He said: “I want to thank the club for the faith they put in me. “There’s still one competition that has eluded us – the Champions League – and it’s very difficult to win. But one day, Paris St-Germain will win it.”