Preview from England (Week 16)







Crystal Palace Vs Southampton: Our view is: Big Ronald Koeman is seeking a more ruthless streak in front of goal from Southampton when they visit Crystal Palace. Southampton have not won in their past four matches and passed up a series of goalscoring chances in last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Aston Villa. These are the games the Saints will really need to get those penciled in points, as games against quality sides like Palace will be much harder. This week Alan Pardew was quoted as saying “we are looking to play Champions League football” so beating teams like Southampton will take them to those sorts of heights. Look for a battle of the gun attacking midfielders in (Mane and Cabaye). Draw 2-2

Manchester City Vs Swansea City: Our view is: After disgracefully sacking Garry Monk during the week, Swansea go into the game as a broken unit. They have not tasted a win in 8 league outings and that was the straw that broke the camels back. Monk is a quality young manager and we hope he gets another opportunity soon. But hey Swans players, this is your fault!!!! Fingers need to be pulled out and pointed. As for City, manager Manuel Pellegrini says Saturday’s home Barclays Premier League match against Swansea City will come too soon for striker Sergio Aguero to make his comeback from injury. City are coming off a great comeback win in the Champions League and will be full of confidence. Little moneybags Raheem Stirling will be looking to build on a strong European showing and help little Willy (Bony) upfront. City 3-2 Winners.

Sunderland Vs Watford: Our view is: After a poor start to the season, Sunderland’s fortunes have improved following the arrival of Sam Allardyce as manager in October. They have recorded three wins in their last six league outings, including successive victories away to Crystal Palace and at home to Stoke City. This was the little ray of sunshine the black cats needed after the anus the Dick Advocaat produced a the beginning of the year. Watford are some what flying, Deeney and Ighalo are running a great show upfront and they are playing with lot’s of confidence under Flores Sanchez. End to end, balls and all football from Watford and we love it!! Look for a good game here, Defoe Vs Ighalo Draw 3-3!!

West Ham United Vs Stoke City: Our view is: Having beaten Manchester City last weekend, Mark Hughes says Stoke City must deal with a new type of pressure against West Ham United. West Ham are ripe for the picking at the moment, they are out of form, struggling with injury and are lacking a little cutting edge. Stokes band of merry men, Shaqiri, Walters, Bojan and Arnoutovic need to take advantage of West Hams lack of confidence, and bring home the bacon otherwise last weeks win against City will mean nothing. West Ham need to dig deep into Slavan’s bag of tricks, otherwise the season will slip away very quickly. Put the ball on the feet or Cresswell and on the Head of Carroll = Goals!!! Stoke 1-0 winners.

Bournemouth Vs Manchester United: Our view is: Manchester United must “rise above” their critics as they look to end a tough week on a high against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday. Louis van Gaal’s side were held to a 0-0 draw by West Ham United last Saturday, their fifth goalless draw in 10 matches, before being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday after a 3-2 defeat at Wolfsburg. Now they come up against a never say die team like the Cherrys!!! United need goals and Bournemouth need goals, so look for this game to be #notbad. We couldn’t name the Cheerys starting line up if we tried but we love their enthusiasm and never say die attitude. We think United will bounce back, but not without a fight!! United 1-0 winners.

Nowich Vs Everton: Our view is:  Roberto Martinez believes his Everton side can “reach perfection” as they seek to extend a seven-match unbeaten run at Norwich City on Saturday.  Everton have proved one of the most consistent teams in the Barclays Premier League over the past two months, losing just twice in their last 16 matches in all competitions. In contrast to Everton’s form, Alex Neil’s Norwich are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference following a 2-0 reverse at Watford last weekend and they have now won just once in 10 league matches. Most worryingly for Norwich was the lack of goal threat they posed at Vicarage Road, with Neil bemoaning his side’s inability to find a way back into the contest after falling behind. Norwich can take heart from a reasonable record against Everton with five of the last seven meetings between the sides ending all square and each team earning a win apiece. However, Everton’s current unbeaten streak began with a penalty shootout victory over Norwich in the League Cup in late October. Everton 2-1 Winners and Lukaku to score


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