Friday, November 27, 2015

George's Premiership Predictions November 28 2015

George's Premiership Predictions November 28 2015

George's Premiership Predictions.

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. The league's meanest defence with Chris "Mike" Smalling is excellent form will be out to stop him. Elsewhere Spurs face Chelsea in an important London derby as Tottenham push for a top four spot and Chelsea hope to get their season back on track.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Aston Villa 1 v Watford 0
Bournemouth 1 v Everton 3
Crystal Palace 2 v Newcastle 1
Man City 2 v Southampton 1
Sunderland 1 v Stoke 1
Leicester 0 v Man Utd 2

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Tottenham 2 v Chelsea 0
West Ham 1 v West Brom 1
Liverpool 2 v Swansea 1
Norwich 1 v Arsenal 2

Brummie Deeney 11/2 To Give The Holte End The Blues

Birmingham City fan Troy Deeney is 11/2 to score in front of the Holte End on Saturday as Watford visit bottom of the table Aston Villa.

The striker is also 13/2 to outscore Villa by himself, 100/1 to bag a hat-trick, 40/1 to score another own goal and 33/1 to see red at Villa Park this weekend.

The Lions, who currently sit bottom of the Premier League with 5 points, are 2/7 favourites to be relegated with Watford quoted at 10/1.

Aston Villa v Watford 28th Nov

90 Minutes Betting

Aston Villa 17/10 Draw 21/10 Watford 9/5

Troy Deeney Specials v Aston Villa

Score 13/5
Score in front of Holte End 11/2
Score 2+ 18/1
Hat-Trick 100/1
Score an Own Goal 40/1
Booked 3/1
Sent Off 33/1

90 Minute Goals Match Bet – Who Will Score More Goals
Aston Villa 8/15 Tie 9/4 Troy Deeney 13/2
(Deeney must start)

Troy Deeney To Make England Euro 2016 Squad 16/1

2015/16 Premier League - To Be Relegated

Yes No
Aston Villa 2/7 5/2
Sunderland 2/5 7/4
Bournemouth 8/11 Evs
Newcastle 5/4 4/7
Norwich 2/1 4/11
Swansea 8/1 1/14
Watford 10/1 1/20

Soccer - Baines return on Martinez's mind

‎Manager Roberto Martinez is considering handing fit-again England left-back Leighton Baines a first Everton appearance of the season at Bournemouth. Baines has been sidelined by an ankle injury sustained on the eve of the new campaign, but he is back to the sort of fitness needed to feature for the Toffees, who travel to the South Coast on Saturday. However, Martinez remains cautious about the reintroduction of Baines, fearing that another setback could see his player's season ended prematurely. He told reporters: "Physically he is fine from a medical point of view. Now it's about giving him the right sort of introduction. "It's about giving him exactly what he needs, not rushing him back and losing him for the rest of the campaign." Everton currently lie in seventh place in the Premier League table, having taken seven points from a possible nine in their last three games, with striker Romelu Lukaku netting four goals in those three matches. The Belgium international can be backed at 13/10 to score at any time against the Cherries on Saturday.

Soccer - City duo unlikely to feature

‎Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini expects to be without both Vincent Kompany and David Silva for the visit of Southampton this weekend. The pair missed the 1-0 midweek Champions League defeat at Juventus and Pellegrini believes that the clash with the Saints at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday will come too soon for both players. He said after the loss to Juve: "Vincent doesn't have any chance to play this week because he's not started running already, so he has two weeks more. "David improved a little bit more the last two days. He's working with the physio in Manchester. "We will see. We don't have many days until Saturday, but when we arrive in Manchester we will have a look." Pellegrini also has Pablo Zabaleta, Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri and Eliaquim Mangala out of action, while goalkeeper Joe Hart suffered a hamstring problem during the loss in Turin, leaving the Citizens 5/4 to keep a clean sheet on Saturday.

Soccer - United boss expects to progress

‎Louis van Gaal remains confident that Manchester United will qualify for the Champions League knockout stages, with the Red Devils 8/11 to progress from Group B. A goalless draw at home to PSV Eindhoven left United in second place in their group with one round of fixtures left to play, with United heading to Germany to take on leaders Wolfsburg. PSV, who are just a point behind the men from Manchester, host CSKA Moscow, meaning that United must win in Germany to ensure they progress. However, a typically bullish Van Gaal has backed his players to get the job done, referencing the 2-1 home win over Wolfsburg earlier on in the group stage. He told reporters: "Going out to Germany is always tough, but we have to believe in ourselves and have the confidence in ourselves to do that. "It's not the way we wanted it to be, but that's the way it is and we believe we're good enough to go out there and get the three points. We won our home game against them, so why can we not win away?"

Last time's predictions


Friday, November 20, 2015

George's Premiership Predictions November 21 2015

George's Premiership Predictions November 21 2015


The Premiership resumes after the break for Euro 2016 play-off matches, World Cup 2018 qualifying matches and international friendlies.

The French national anthem will be played before all Premier League games this weekend in remembrance of the events in Paris on Friday 13th, when over a 120 people were killed in an Islamist terrorist attack.

Manchester United are away at Watford without strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial, while Manchester City face Liverpool at the Etihad in the weekend's big game. Chelsea will be desperate for a win at home to Norwich and should get it. Arsenal are away at West Brom, while Newcastle are at home to this season's surprise package Leicester City. The cold weather is here in earnest this weekend and the strong winds and rain in some parts of the country could hamper the goal scoring.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Watford 0 v Man Utd 2
Chelsea 1 v Norwich 0
Everton 1 v Aston Villa 1
Newcastle 1 v Leicester 0
Southampton 2 v Stoke 1
Swansea 2 v Bournemouth 0
West Brom 1 v Arsenal 1
Manchester City 1 v Liverpool 1

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Tottenham 2 v West Ham 0

Monday, 23 November 2015

Crystal Palace 2 v Sunderland 1

Real Madrid v Barcelona - Primera Liga match

Various markets are open on this match.

Alli 100/1 To Be The Greatest At Euro 2016

Dele Alli was 10/1 to make the England Euro 2016 squad after making his first Premier League start for Spurs against Sunderland two months ago, but after a whirlwind few weeks the midfielder is now odds-on to remain in Roy Hodgson’s thoughts until next summer.

So impressive was his midweek performance at Wembley that bookmakers are 5/2 for him to start England’s group opener in France and 100/1 about him being the player of the tournament.

Bookmakers are also betting on how many of the starting eleven against France kick-off England’s Euro 2016 campaign next summer with the firm quoting Evens about 7 or more and 100/1 for Hodgson to go with exactly the same team.

Euro 2016 – England Specials
Number Of England Starting 11 v France To Start 1st Euro 2016 Group Game
7 or more Evs 6 or less 8/11
Starting 11 v France To All Start 1st Euro 2016 Group Game 100/1
(Hart, Clyne, Stones, Cahill, Gibbs, Alli, Dier, Sterling, Barkley, Rooney, Kane)

Dele Alli Euro 2016 Specials

Dele Alli to Start England's 1st Euro 2016 game

Yes 5/2 No 2/7

Dele Alli to make England Euro 2016 squad 8/15
Dele Alli to be UEFA Player of the Tournament 100/1
England Euro 2016 Squad – Selected Prices

Jamie Vardy 2/5 Jack Wilshere 4/6
Kieran Gibbs 8/11 Fabian Delph 5/6
Jonjo Shelvey 11/8 Kyle Walker 6/4
Eric Dier 6/4 Jesse Lingard 5/1
Saido Berahino 7/1 Ryan Mason 8/1

Last time's predictions


Euro 2016 Qualifying Playoff Results

Euro 2016 Qualifying Playoff Results

Euro 2016 Qualifying Playoff Results.

In a week overshadowed by the tragic events in Paris, the final four teams to take part in Euro 2016 in France next summer were confirmed after the two legged play-off matches.

Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Ukraine will join hosts France and Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and Wales in the competition.

Sweden, who finished third in Group G came through against Scandinavian rivals Denmark, who were third in Group I. The Swedes were grateful yet again to PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored three goals over the two legs.

Hungary, who finished third in Group F came through against Norway, third in Group H, behind Italy and Croatia.

The Republic of Ireland, third in Group D behind Germany and Poland, beat Bosnia & Herzegovina, third in Group B.

Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine, third in Group C,  advanced against Slovenia, who finished third in Group E.

Friday, November 13

Norway 0 v Hungary 1

Saturday, November 14

Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 v Ireland 1

Sunday, November 15

Ukraine 2 v Slovenia 0
Sweden 2 v Denmark 1

Monday, November 16

Hungary 2 v Norway 1

Tuesday, November 16

Ireland 2 v Bosnia & Herzegovina 0

Wednesday, November 17

Denmark 2 v Sweden 2
Slovenia 1 v Ukraine 1

The draw for the final groups will be made in December.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

George's Premiership Predictions November 7 2015

George's Premiership Predictions November 7 2015

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is banned from the stadium as his side, buoyed by a midweek Champions League win against Kiev, take on Stoke City.

Leaders Manchester City are away against strugglers Aston Villa who play their first game under new manager Remi (or is that Remy?) Garde. It's difficult to see any other result than an away win.

Manchester United are at home to West Brom and will be hoping to placate their increasingly restless supporters with a few goals to celebrate.

Elsewhere Newcastle visit Bournemouth, Norwich host Swansea and on Sunday, the North London Derby.

George's Premiership Predictions November 7 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Leicester 2 v Watford 1
Man Utd 2 v West Brom 0
Norwich 1 v Swansea 1
Sunderland 0 v Southampton 2
West Ham 2 v Everton 2
Stoke 1 v Chelsea 1

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Aston Villa 1 v Man City 3
Arsenal 1 v Tottenham 1
Liverpool 2 v Crystal Palace 0

Arsenal 1/3 To Be Playing Europa League – 12/1 To Win It

Arsenal are 7/2 to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League and 1/3 to be competing in the Europa League after their heavy defeat against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Steve Freeth “A 5-1 humbling in Munich had Arsenal fans searching for their calculators as well as their diaries with Thursday night football now looking a real possibility.”

2015/16 Champions League – Group F

Arsenal Finishing Position

2nd 7/2 3rd 1/3 4th 7/1

To Qualify

Olympiakos 1/5 Arsenal 7/2
Dinamo Zagreb 80/1
Arsenal to win 2015/16 Europa League 12/1
(All in – qualify or not)
2015/16 Champions League Outright E/W ½ 1,2

Bayern Munich 11/4 Barcelona 3/1
Real Madrid 9/2 PSG 12/1
Man City 12/1 Atletico Madrid 20/1
Chelsea 20/1 Man Utd 25/1
Juventus 25/1 Arsenal 50/1
Others on request
Nationality Of Winner

Spain 10/11 Germany 11/4
England 5/1 France 12/1
Italy 25/1 Any Other Nation 25/1

Soccer - Mourinho praises Chelsea efforts

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea will take plenty of confidence from a hard-fought 2-1 Champions League win at home to Dynamo Kiev. The Blues looked like being held to a draw when they conceded an equaliser 13 minutes from time at Stamford Bridge, but a superb Willian free-kick six minutes later was enough to secure a valuable three points. And Mourinho was delighted with the final outcome, which moved his side closer to ensuring a place in the knockout stages of the competition, with the Blues now 1/8 with bookies to progress. He told reporters: "We didn't need to win to qualify, so it was not a drama at 1-1. "We knew that with a draw we would finish second in the group if we won our next two matches, but from a mental point of view it was important to react to a negative moment. "This was perfect because we conceded a goal with 15 minutes or so left and the team emerged. They knew 1-1 would be acceptable, but they wanted to win and it will give them confidence."

Soccer - Minimum chance warns Wenger

Arsene Wenger accepts Arsenal have only a 'minimum' chance of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League following a 5-1 mauling at Bayern Munich. The thrashing in the Allianz Arena leaves the Gunners needing to beat Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos to have any hope of qualifying for the last-16, with Wenger and co. also needing Bayern to do them a favour by seeing off Olympiakos. And, while Wenger retains a little hope of progressing, he accepts that the odds are now firmly against his side, with Arsenal 7/2 with bookies to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition. The Frenchman admitted: "There is still a chance to qualify, Olympiakos have to lose here, we have to beat Zagreb and then beat Olympiakos - there is a small chance but it is a real one. "We have to realise with the kind of performance we had that our chance is at a minimum."

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FIFA Puskás Award: Ten best goals of the year

FIFA Puskás Award: Ten best goals of the year announced

FIFA Puskás Award: Ten best goals of the year

The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Puskás Award for the "best goal of the year" has started on and Fans from across the world will decide which of the ten goals chosen by FIFA and selected Football Committee members will be the winner of this award.

The ten goals are (in alphabetical order of the scorer’s names):

David Ball - 29.03.2015, Fleetwood Town - Preston North End, League 1 (England)
Gonzalo Castro – 12.04.2015, Real Sociedad - Deportivo de la Coruña, Primera Division (Spain)
Alessandro Florenzi – 16.09.2015, AS Roma – FC Barcelona, UEFA Champions League
Wendell Lira – 11.03.2015, Atletico-GO – Goianesia, Campeonato Goiano (Brazil)
Carli Lloyd – 05.07.2015, USA – Japan, FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™
Lionel Messi – 30.05.2015, Athletic Bilbao - FC Barcelona, Copa del Rey (Spain)
Philippe Mexes – 25.07.2015, AC Milan – Inter Milan, Friendly Match
Marcel Ndjeng – 13.07.2015, SC Paderborn – Bolton Wanderers, Friendly Match
Esteban Ramirez – 02.11.2014, Herediano - Deportivo Saprissa, Primera Division (Costa Rica)
Carlos Tevez – 09.11.2014, Juventus – Parma Calcio, Serie A (Italy)

Videos of the ten goals, as well as the list of scorers and the voting tool, can be found here: and on FIFA on Youtube Users of and will be able to choose from the ten goals until 30 November, when the three goals with the most votes will be disclosed.

Immediately after the announcement on 30 November, and users will be able to vote again for their favorite from the three remaining goals. The winner will be revealed on the day of the FIFA Ballon d'Or on 11 January 2016. Voting will close during the show.

The FIFA Puskás Award, created in honor and in memory of Ferenc Puskás, the captain and star of the Hungarian national team during the 1950's, will be presented for the seventh year in a row at the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015, which will be held at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.

During a televised show, the winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the best player of 2015 as well as the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2015 will also be revealed. Meanwhile, the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Men’s Football award and the FIFA World Coach of the Year for Women’s Football award will be presented for the sixth time. For more information on the FIFA Ballon d’Or, please visit:


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fifa World Rankings November 2015

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Fifa World Rankings November 2015

Fifa's World Rankings for November 2015 were published on Thursday at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland.

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

Belgium are now top followed by 2014 world champions Germany and losing Copa America and 2014 World Cup finalists Argentina. 2010 World Cup winners Spain remain in 6th place.

The full top ten is Belgium, Germany, Argentina, Portugal, 2015 Copa America winners Chile, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, England, unbeaten in Euro 2016 qualifying, and Austria.

Ivory Coast are the top African team in 22nd place.

Asian Cup winners Australia are in 58th place; beaten quarter-finalists Japan are in 50th. Near neighbors South Korea are in 48th place after making the final of the Asian Cup, where they lost narrowly to the hosts, Australia.

The USA are in 33rd. Wales are 15th. Scotland are in 44th position. The Republic of Ireland are in 54th place, Northern Ireland are in 42nd position.

1 Belgium
2 Germany
3 Argentina
4 Portugal
5 Chile
6 Spain
7 Colombia
8 Brazil
9 England
10 Austria
11 Switzerland
12 Uruguay
13 Italy
14 Romania
15 Wales
16 The Netherlands
17 Czech Republic
18 Turkey
19 Croatia
20 Bosnia-Herzegovina

Full world rankings

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