FOOTBALL: Weekend games and Predictions

Had a few issues over the last couple months with the site but finally made some changes and can now start posting on a much regular basis.

There’s a lot of stand-out games this weekend all over the country. The game that stands out of course is the Liverpool/Arsenal game. Always a lot of hype around these games due to the size of the clubs and the rather over-exaggerated ‘fight for top 4’title on the game which would see Liverpool overtake Arsenal if they get the win at Anfield. But come on, the game should be looked at as another opportunity to just keep progressing up the table not just a chance to get in the top 4. Both clubs should be looking much higher and with the title considerably far from their clutches this season, it should really be seen as a poor one due to the gulf in points tally between them and Chelsea with only 12 games remaining.

There are also some good games at the bottom half of the table with two games where wins are needed for both sides if they want to be playing Premier League football next year. Swansea take on Burnley whilst Leicester play Hull. You could say that a couple more results could cement Burnley’s position in the league for a further season and this could be one of them against a Swansea team that have improved since the arrival of Paul Clement winning 4 0f 7 league games with notable victories against Liverpool away and Southampton. Leicester will be coming into the Hull game positive after a big result over Liverpool in the week that in my opinion proved the players were involved with Ranieri’s dismissal. Hull could go level on points if they get the win at the King Power Stadium who have been much improved with the new manager Marco Silva.

In the Championship, Huddersfield have the chance to reduce the gap between the automatic promotion places and themselves in third place as they take on Newcastle. The Championship has been a great advertisement for entertaining football with many twists and turns coming throughout the season especially within the top six but Newcastle and Brighton have had a good lengthy spell in the top two  and at one point both teams looked as if automatic promotion was seeming a formality with a strong gap between them and third place but in the last month or two the chasing pack have caught up steadily and with just a 6 point gap between Huddersfield and Brighton with the 2nd place side going away to Nottingham Forest a win against leaders Newcastle would open the fight for Automatic promotion again.

 

Predictions:

Liverpool Vs Arsenal – Home win, Liverpool will want a strong performance after the poor one against Leicester. Klopp’s side have experience of good results against top 6 sides.

Swansea Vs Burnley – Home win, Burnley have one of/if not the worst away record in the country against an improving Swansea team.

Leicester Vs Hull – Home win, just like two seasons ago with Pearson in charge I think Mondays result was a catalyst for a run of good results for Leicester to move away from the relegation battle.

Huddersfield Vs Newcastle – Draw, I can see Newcastle grinding out a hard fought draw at a tough place to go. Huddersfield made 9 changes in the FA Cup replay against Man City in order to keep squad strong for this game but I can see both sides cancelling each other out.

4 Fold Accumulator – £5 returns £111.60 (Sky Bet)

 

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