Friday, 13 March 2015
Action in the Premier League on Saturday the focus is centred around the bottom of the table. First up QPR travel to London rivals Crystal Palace. QPR were getting away with murder at the beginning of the season winning at home but losing away, it couldn't continue it didn't. What happened is QPR got found out at home, won one away game (at Sunderland) then carried on losing away.
They have 10 games left and realistically need to find at least 5 wins to survive, there in a position though where a win wouldn't take them out of the drop zone it's looking bleak but there not cut away completely yet. I predict this one to end in a draw.
Elsewhere on Saturday Leicester City face Hull City, the Foxes are rock bottom and relegation is staring them straight in the face, a win is a must for them. However I think Bruce's boy will win this one and hit one more nail into their coffin.
Sunderland in 16th face Aston Villa who are in 17th. Tim Sherwood is taking 'his' side to the FA Cup Semi Final will it prove a distraction? Both side are still in trouble know 3 points here could be vital come May, but with so much on the line a draw is the likely outcome at the Stadium of Light.
West Brom can make themselves pretty much safe with a home win over Stoke. Tony Pulis looks like he has done wonders again dragging a team who looked like they were in trouble to safety. A WBA win for me.
Burnley take on Manchester City which has banana skin written all over it for the Champions. They drew 2-2 when they last played and City have been very up and down this season. Barcelona await during the week in the Champions League and rumours of a rift between Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho, along with the added pressure on Manuel Pellegrini who knows a trophy-less season could mean the chop for him. I will say City sneak this one 3-2.
Elsewhere on Saturday Arsenal fresh off the back of their win at Old Trafford on Monday night take on a West Ham side who have not won a game since January. An easy win for Arsenal as they zone in again on top 4.
On Sunday Chelsea face Southampton who have been the surprise of the season, after being knocked out of the Champions League to PSG could there be a hangover at the Bridge? The whole of Europe seemed to be happy PSG got past Chelsea after the antics of some of their fans on the train. Jose rarely lets his team suffer back to back blows so I would expect Chelsea to get 3 points here.
Everton who are still looking over their shoulder in the table face Newcastle United. There win in the Europa League should be followed with a win here. Manchester United play Tottenham what will LVG have in store this time as finishing in the top four is a must for United. He has a problem with Falcao who is bang out of form no matter what van Gaal says. A win for Spurs will put them on level points as United and they also have the inform striker Harry Kane. It's hard to predict but I am going for United to win this 2-1.
To end the weekend Swansea face Liverpool who are still chasing a top four place. Liverpool are hitting form at the right time and looking for their 5th win in the league here which I think they will do.