George has predictions for both the Premier League and the FA Cup this weekend.
Manchester City face Wigan Athletic in a repeat of last year’s FA Cup Final in May, a game won by the Latics. Ex-City striker Uwe Rosler returns as manager of Wigan in what is sure to be an emotional occasion, but the same result would be a massive upset.
Saturday 8 March 2014
West Brom 1 v Man United 2
Norwich City 1 v Stoke City 1
Crystal Palace 2 v Southampton 1
Cardiff City 1 v Fulham 0
Chelsea 2 v Tottenham 0
Saturday 8 March
Arsenal 1 v Everton 1
Sunday 9 March
Man City 3 v Wigan 1
Sheff Utd 2 v Charlton 2
Hull 2 v Sunderland 1
Mour Heartache For Spurs? – Chelsea 4/7 To Remain Unbeaten At Bridge
Jose Mourinho is currently 74 league games unbeaten at Stamford Bridge with Spurs, who haven’t won at Chelsea since 1990, the latest side to try and end the impressive run.
bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth “There will be many pre-game references to Gary Lineker’s winning header for Spurs at the Bridge, but Jose already looks well on his way to another unbeaten campaign.”
2013/14 Premier League
Chelsea to remain unbeaten at Stamford Bridge 4/7
Saturday 8th March
Chelsea 4/7 Draw 3/1 Spurs 6/1
Soccer – Downcast Dzeko suffers injury setback
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has vented his frustration at Bosnia coach Safet Susic after aggravating an ankle domino online problem during the friendly defeat to Egypt. The 27-year-old could miss the FA Cup quarter-final against Wigan Athletic because of the injury, which he has been nursing for the last few weeks. Dzeko had originally agreed to play only 45 minutes of the friendly but was forced to labour for the full 90 minutes in Innsbruck. He wrote on his Facebook page: “I came here with a niggling injury and Susic knew that, and he still didn’t substitute me at half time, which was the plan, or after the break when I asked to be replaced. “I don’t know why he left me on the pitch for the full 90 minutes.” City can be backed at 15/2 with bet365 to beat the Latics 2-1 while Uwe Rosler’s side are available at 4/1 to be promoted from the Championship this season.
Soccer – Magath convinced Fulham will stay up
Felix Magath is adamant that his Fulham side will not be relegated this season even though they are four points away from safety with only ten games remaining. Magath, who was installed as the Cottagers’ third manager of the campaign last month, remains optimistic even though he will be without Damien Duff and Scott Parker for the crunch clash with Cardiff City. He said: “I’m convinced that we will avoid relegation because we’ve developed in the last 14 days. “The team is growing together and that is what makes me sure that we can avoid relegation.” Fulham, 2/9 with bet365 to be relegated this season, are available at 10/1 to beat Cardiff City 1-0.