English Premier League

George's Premiership Predictions April 30 2016

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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.

George's Premiership Predictions April 16 2016

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Leicester City and Tottenham are the only two teams left with a realistic chance of winning the 2015-2016 Premier Peague title.

Leicester duly beat Sunderland 0-2 away last weekend, while Tottenham overcame Manchester United 3-0 thanks to a three goal blitz midway through the second half.

George's Premiership Predictions April 9 2016

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With half a dozen games to go Leicester City remain firmly in charge of the Premier League and it is increasingly looking like their title to lose.

We correctly predicted the 1-0 scoreline last time out as Leicester beat Southampton at home, this time out they travel to the north east to take on a Sunderland team fighting for their survival.

George's Premiership Predictions April 2 2016

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With seven games to go Leicester City sit atop the Premier League with the title firmly in their sights.

Leicester face Southampton at home, while second placed Tottenham have a tricky fixture away at Anfield, where they have a poor record in recent seasons.

Arsenal, in third, have not given up hope of the title, but they need a win against Watford to go with their victory, last time out at Everton, to maintain their momentum.

George's Premiership Predictions March 19 2016

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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.

George's Premiership Predictions February 27 2016

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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.

George's Premiership Predictions February 13 2016

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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.

Georgie's Premiership Predictions December 26 2015

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Focus this Boxing Day is on Manchester United's game at Stoke City. The Red Devils have lost their last three games and desperately need a win to ease the pressure on under-fire manager Louis van Gaal, who walked out of a press conference at Old Trafford earlier in the week when questioned about his future.

George's Premiership Predictions December 19 2015

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Chelsea's 2-1 loss to league leaders Leicester in the Monday night game meant the end for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, as Chelsea's season went from bad to worse with last season's champions now only one point above the drop zone. Guus Hiddink looks set for his second term in charge as caretaker until the end of the season.

George's premiership Predictions November 28 2015

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The Premiership is about a third of the way in and there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding this season's title race. Things could get a bit clearer after this weekend's round of fixtures.

Second place Manchester United are away at leaders Leicester with Jamie Vardy hoping to beat Ruud van Nistelrooy's Premier League record by scoring in his 11th consecutive game.

George's Premiership Predictions October 17 2015

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The Premiership continues on after the final week of regular Euro 2016 qualification games.

In the Premiership Jurgen Klopp will be in charge of Liverpool in his first match away at Spurs. Brendan Rogers was sacked before the international break which is so often the case for managers on the edge.

George's Premiership Predictions October 3 2015

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The Premiership rolls on after a week of mixed fortunes for English clubs in Europe. The Manchester clubs both had narrow 2-1 wins against German opposition but London's Arsenal and Chelsea both lost.

In the Europa League there were 1-1 draws for both Liverpool and Spurs.

In the Premiership this weekend Manchester United travel to face Arsenal where a defeat for the hosts could heap more pressure on Arsene Wenger.

Premiership 2014-2015 Top 4 Finish & Relegation Odds

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At this stage in the season the 2014-2015 Premiership title race seems to have boiled down to just two clubs: current leaders Chelsea and second place Manchester City. There is little to choose between the two squads and both their games against each other have ended in 1-1 draws. Chelsea are slight favourites as they have the cushion of a five point lead and coach Jose Mourinho has never lost a championship when his team had the lead at the turn of the year.

George's Premiership Predictions March 29 2014

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Arsenal v Manchester City and Liverpool v Spurs are this week's big Premier League games as the season reaches its climax at top and bottom. On Monday Sunderland face the Hammers at the Stadium of Light and we predict a nailed-on nil-nil as Big Sam parks a very big bus. Everton should be too good for Fulham and Chelsea to edge Palace in other games affecting the bottom of the Premiership.

George's Premiership Predictions 22 February 2014

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George is back with a few tasty tips for this weekend's Premiership action. With only around a dozen games to go things in one of the most keenly contested Premier league seasons in years are hotting up at both ends of the table. We tip Pepe Mel's WBA team to record their 4th 1-1 home draw against a Felix Magath-inspired Fulham.

George's Premiership Predictions Boxing Day 2013

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George has some sure-fire tips for the full round of Premiership fixtures on Boxing Day. Manchester City, undefeated at home, take on leaders Liverpool in the tie of the round. George is going for a high-scoring draw with Luis Suarez to get his name on the score sheet.

Thursday 26 December 2013

Hull City 1 v Man United 2
Everton 2 v Sunderland 1
Newcastle 2 v Stoke City 1
Norwich City 1 v Fulham 0
Aston Villa 2 v Crystal Palace 0
Chelsea 2 v Swansea City 0
Tottenham 2 v West Brom 0
West Ham 0 v Arsenal 2
Cardiff City 1 v Southampton 1
Man City 2 v Liverpool 2

Sensational Suarez 2/1 To Break PL Goalscoring Record

bet365 make Luis Suarez 2/1 to surpass Alan Shearer and Andrew Cole's record Premier League goals tally of 34 during 2013/14.

Top five Manchester United vs Chelsea betting tips

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The first big match of the Premier League season takes place tomorrow evening when Manchester United and Chelsea meet (even if United boss David Moyes can't believe the fixture computer dared to throw this one up so early in the new campaign). So, we'll scour the major betting sites looking for the best bets ahead [.

Is Simon Mignolet really the difference between Liverpool qualifying for the Champions League or not?

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Liverpool completed the £9 million signing of Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet earlier this week. A decent signing, we can probably all agree. The Belgian has acquitted himself very well in his time at the Stadium of Light. The 25-year-old has gone from Black Cats benchwarmer to one of the best keepers in the Premier League [.

Will late transfers ruin Arsenal’s Premier League chances?

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The real reason for Arsenal's late deals? by AH

In recent years Arsenal seem to have done the majority of their summer shopping towards the end of the transfer window, most notably two years ago which saw five players sign with the club in a desperate deadline day. In fact it turns out that three out of the five signings that day have actually gone on to become good servants for the club.

Is Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson about to quit?

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Sir Alex Ferguson is odds-on to step down as Manchester United manager before the end of the week. Both bookies and the rumour mill are confident that Fergie will end his 26-year reign at Old Trafford. The rumours seem to have their source with information leaking out of a United players versus coaches golf day [.


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With the Premier League now firmly underway we are starting to see glimmers of what we might expect for the new season.

We should know by now that any early judgements we make are likely to be rubbished by Christmas, but there are signs of alarm for certain clubs.


George's Premiership Predictions February 6 2016

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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.

Man Utd Can Add To Brendan Rodgers Woes With Victory Over Liverpool

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TweetManchester United will travel to Anfield on Sunday afternoon looking to compound Brendan Rodgers miserable start to life at Liverpool, who are without a win in the former Swansea manager's first four games at the helm. Despite a return of just two points from a possible 12, it would appear that bookmakers are finding it [.

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Ipswich Town v Fulham preview and welcome to Konstantinos Stafylidis

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The bookies' odds for Saturday's game against Ipswich are closing in. For a time Ipswich were favourites but we're getting to the point where it's almost too close to call.

I'm not sure what the odds should be. Nobody knows what Fulham 2014/15 will be, but we know that Ipswich, managed by the authoritative Mick McCarthy are a more than decent side.

Ipswich Town v Fulham preview and welcome to Konstantinos Stafylidis

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The bookies' odds for Saturday's game against Ipswich are closing in. For a time Ipswich were favourites but we're getting to the point where it's almost too close to call.

I'm not sure what the odds should be. Nobody knows what Fulham 2014/15 will be, but we know that Ipswich, managed by the authoritative Mick McCarthy are a more than decent side.


Colombia: From Coffee Growers To World Cup Dark Horses

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Colombia: From Coffee Growers To World Cup Dark Horses - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With just over a fortnight until the 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, teams across the globe are putting their final preparations into training camps as the squads are whittled down to the 23 men that will compete when June 12th comes around in Sao Paulo.

Florentino Perez says Real Madrid signed Gareth Bale from Spurs on the cheap

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez reckons he got a bargain when he signed Gareth Bale from Spurs. The deal was drawn out while Perez and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy haggled over the figures. Despite breaking the world transfer record, Perez thinks he paid under the odds for the 24-year-old. He told a Spanish radio station: [.

Spurs star Gareth Bale is too expensive, says Real Madrid legend Raul

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Legendary Real Madrid striker Raul has indicated that he believes his former club is being asked to pay over the odds for Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The 24-year-old is widely expected to move to the Bernabeu this summer, but Raul has expressed his concern about the transfer fees being quotes. He told the official website [.

World Cup qualifiers: Jamaica beat USA for the first time, 2-1

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The USA celebrated a historical win over Mexico beating them for the first time in Mexico about three weeks ago. Today, it was the Reggae Boyz recording their first win ever against the USA in nineteen meetings as they took advantage of a midfield without Michael Bradley and his potential link up with the men on top.


Man Utd hot favourites to get Cesc – while Arsenal will get Ashley Williams

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Those in the know say Cesc is a no go. by NS

Ive just been checking some odds relating to transfers. I don't gamble (and neither should you), but the bookies sometimes are on to something.

Arsenal odds of signing:

Fellaini 16/1 (Utd 4/7 Chelsea 7/2)
Ronaldo 50/1 (Utd/Chelsea 13/8 PSG 7/2)
David Villa 4/1 (Spurs 6/4!

Spurs vs. Arsenal betting preview

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People say that the form book goes out of the window in a local derby, although the last two games between Arsenal and Tottenham have been remarkably similar, with the Spuds taking the lead, getting a man sent off and losing 5-2. There would be a lot of happy Gooners if that was to happen for an amazing third derby in a row.

Arsenal Can Continue Good Start To Season With Victory Over Chelsea At The Emirates

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Arsenal take on London rivals, Chelsea, at the Emirates on Saturday in a game that is already the proverbial "six pointer" at the top of the table. After five games, Chelsea sit top of the Premier League on 13 points, unbeaten, with four wins and a draw to their name. Arsenal are also unbeaten but having only won two and drawn the other three, they are four points behind their opponents.

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Bantertastic Bookmakers Paddy Power Apologise After Offering Odds On Ugo Ehiogu To Take Birmingham City Job

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Bantertastic bookmakers Paddy Power have apologised after offering odds on the late Ugo Ehiogu accidentally, they claim to become the new manager of Birmingham City.

Ehiogu died suddenly back in April after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham's training ground. He was only 44.

However, as a former Aston Villa player, Paddy Power thought it'd be amusing to include him at 66/1 to take over at rivals Birmingham.

5 players Antonio Conte wants to sign, boss at odds with Chelsea over transfer targets

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte and the club's hierarchy are again at odds over transfer policy, according to The Times. The Italian is...

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Odds slashed on Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson becoming new Republic of Ireland manager

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An Irish bookmaker has slashed its odds on Sir Alex Ferguson being appointed as the Republic of Ireland manager after a flurry of bets. Boylesports has cut the former Manchester United boss' odds of replacing Giovanni Trapattoni from 66/1 to 20/1 after a series of bets were placed this afternoon. Martin O'Neill was thought to [.

Roberto Di Matteo and Gus Poyet set to reject Sunderland

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Roberto Di Matteo and Gus Poyet, two of the early favourites to replace Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland manager, are both set to rule themselves out of contention for the post. The Guardian reports that the pair both plan to spurn any approach from the Black Cats, with "Di Matteo, especially, and Poyet apparently lukewarm" [.

Newcastle star Papiss Cisse training alone over Wonga sponsorship row

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Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been forced to train on his own following a row over the club's shirt sponsorship deal with payday loan company Wonga. The Senegal international says the company's business practices are at odds with his Muslim faith and refuses to wear its logo. He only returned from an extended summer break [.

Johnson brace lifts Seattle over Chivas USA

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SEATTLE, Wash. - They play the games for a reason, and for 88 minutes Saturday afternoon swooning Chivas USA (7-12-7) looked like it might defy the odds and earn a draw with the Seattle Sounders (13-6-8).

But this late in the season there are also reasons why some teams are fighting for the Supporters' Shield while others watch their playoff hopes dwindle away.

State of the MLS Run In: 8 Weeks to Go

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Finally! We started publishing the odds over a month ago and since then the same roster of 10 playoff teams have been favored to make the playoffs, and by a pretty good margin. In the first edition I pointed out that the best chance at a shakeup was Columbus displacing Chicago.