Archive for September, 2014

Manchester United vs Queens Park Rangers

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers - Premier LeagueAn electrifying and a vastly revamped Manchester United squad is set to unfurl at Old Trafford on Sunday, when the Hoops visit Manchester following a fortnight long hiatus from the Premier League. Following what has been seen upon as the greatest ever transfer saga for the Red Devils, all eyes set upon Louis Van Gaal, who’s been bestowed with the responsibility of rebuilding the biggest club in the world.

Match facts

Manchester United

Having failed to secure a win in his first 4 competitive matches as the Man United boss, Louis Van Gaal’s reputation remains extensively doubted and in incertitude, at the Stretford end. Having brought in the likes of Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind on the deadline day of the summer transfer window, Manchester United are expected to have an improved game-play on Sunday.

Furthermore, Manchester United summer signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera are both fit for the match on Sunday. Marcos Rojo has also finished off all the legal works and successfully obtained a work permit, therefore, giving Louis Van Gaal an opportunity to play all six of his summer signings on Sunday, at Old Trafford.

Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers stay a point and two positions above the 20 times champions after securing their first win of the campaign against Sunderland, with Charlie Austin scoring the only goal of the game just before the end of the first half.

Following 4 straight defeats in all competition, the Super Hoops fans finally had something to cheer about when Redknapp’s side secured their first 3 points in the Premier League season 2014/15.

Prediction

For the home side, the injury list has shortened a bit but the 63-year old Dutch manager will still be without the likes of Chris Smalling(Groin/Pelvis injury), Jesse Lingard (Knee injury), Rafael( Groin/Pelvis injury) and Micheal Carrick(Ankle Ligament injury). On the other hand, QPR have an almost fit squad with only Alejandro Faurlin missing out in the team ascribed to a Knee Ligament injury.

NaijaBet Odds

At the time of this post, NaijaBet odd or Man United to win is 1.23, QPR to win is  5.30 to end in draw is 10.31

Chelsea vs Swansea

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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Premier League giants Chelsea will play host to heavy underdogs Swansea in the 2014-15 English Premier League on Saturday September 13th. Jose Mourinho’s Blues have looked fantastic so far this season, unbeaten in their first three. Swansea put in a solid performance against Machester United in their opening season game, and are also unbeaten thus far.

Match facts

Chelsea

The Blues have looked rampant so far this season, and their 6-3 drumming of Everton at Goodison Park certainly grabbed everyone’s attention. Playing at Stamford Bridge is always a daunting task, but for Swansea it will seem like a giant mountain. The world class talent that play for the Blues are capable of some very crisp and precise attacking play. I think the biggest tip for Chelsea ahead of their match with Swansea would be don’t get complacent.

Swansea

The underdog team that is Swansea is looking fantastic so far. After beating 20-time league winner Man Utd at Old Trafford, the sky is truly the limit for the Welsh side. They will truly be stretched to deal with the rampant Blues in London, but if anyone can do it this season, it is Swansea. They just need to absolutely throw everything in to their attacks, but bare in mind that all it takes is one swift counter attack from Chelsea.

Prediction

The stats would suggest that a draw is more likely than any other result, but I have a Chelsea win in mind. It’s hard playing at Stamford Bridge, even harder when you don’t have a team of superstars to play there. Swansea have had a great season thus far, but I think that Chelsea will be their first stumbling block. I expect that Swansea will put in a gutsy performance, but will come out as the losers after 90 minutes. I’m calling it 3-1 for Chelsea.

NaijaBet Odds

At the time of this post, NaijaBet odd or Chelsea to win is 1.25, Swansea to win is  8.98 to end in draw is 5.21