Archive for August, 2014

Sunderland vs Manchester United

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Sunderland vs Manchester United

Match facts

  • No new injuries could mean an unchanged lineup for Sunderland as they welcome Manchester United to the Stadium of Light.
  • Jordi Gómez could be hoping for a starting berth after coming off the bench last time out.
  • Robin van Persie is expected to play a part for Manchester United here as they have no time to waste in waiting for him to regain match fitness and sharpness.
  • Marouane Fellaini is the latest casualty to be added to United’s lengthy injury list, ruled out for an undetermined amount of time while the club await results of a scan on his foot.

Predictions

Whether Van Gaal can mastermind a win for his out-of-sorts Manchester United side remains to be seen, and Gus Poyet could well see an opportunity to heap further misery on United. This one could end in another stalemate as Van Gaal continues to mould his squad and waits for his many injured players to return.

I predict that at the end of the match, the score line could be 2:2 draw.

NaijaBet Odds

At the time of this post, NaijaBet is tipping Man United to win at almost 200% and  Sunderland to win at over 400%. Check the odd below go to their website:

4.61    3.40    1.70

Chelsea vs Leicester City

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Chelsea vs Leicester City

Match facts

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in 27 of their last 28 home matches in the Premier League.
  • Ramires returns from suspension, but is unlikely to start for Chelsea after their dominating display at Burnley.
  • José Mourinho has no pressing injury concerns ahead of the welcome of Leicester.
  • Nigel Pearson will be sweating on the fitness of midfielder Daniel Drinkwater, who limped off in the first half of the 2-2 draw with Everton. Dean Hammond could take his place in midfield.
  • Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton are both doubts, while Matthew Upson is expected to miss out with injury once more.
  • Chris Wood may have to settle for a place on the bench again, despite his late equaliser on Saturday.

Predictions

Chelsea have lost just once at Stamford Bridge in the league under Mourinho, but don’t expect Leicester to come away with a result here. The hosts should come out victorious in this one.

NaijaBet Odds

At the time of this post, NaijaBet is tipping Chelsea to win at slightly over 100% and  Leicester to win at over 900%. Check the odd below:

Current Odd :  1.17    6.22    12.15