Wigan Judi Online Blackpool
When Wigan beat Blackpool 1-0 at the DW Stadium on a warm day back in August this year, it was expected that The Latics would again make a push for promotion back to the Premier League under manager Uwe Rosler, while Blackpool would face a season of toil.
Wigan 1 v Blackpool 0, DW Stadium, Wigan.
442 magazine even had Wigan favorites for automatic promotion. It has come as a surprise then that Wigan are just one place above Blackpool at the wrong end of the table.
Blackpool, who had struggled to even put together a squad over the summer, were expected to find the going hard and indeed they have, presently propping up the Championship with just 13 points from 21 games going into this weekend’s fixtures.
Both Blackpool and Wigan have changed their managers already this season. Blackpool replaced Belgian coach Jose Riga with Lee Clark, himself released by fellow Championship strugglers, Birmingham, just 10 before.
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan pulled the trigger on Uwe Rosler after a poor run of form but opted to replace the popular German coach, who had taken the club to the Championship play-offs and the FA Cup semi-finals last season, with Malky Mackay, a man seemingly in disgrace, after his racially-charged text messages were leaked following his sacking at Premier League Swansea.
Wigan 1 v Blackpool 0.
Whelan added to the club’s woes with a Judi Online series of ill-considered comments in interviews with the press where he sought to defend his new appointment and now finds himself in hot water with the FA.
Wigan laboured to beat a gutsy Blackpool 1-0 back in August with a single goal from Spanish striker Oriol Riera, a summer signing from Osasuna, but now seemingly out of favour with new man Mackay.
Blackpool would appear favourites for the drop with a section of the support opposed to chairman Karl Oyston, though Wigan would appear to have the talent in their squad to escape relegation to League One.
The Latics’ fate may well be decided off the pitch when ongoing inverstigations into chairman Whelan and manager Mackay are finally concluded.
George’s Premiership Predictions 20 December 2014
George had decent week last week correctly predicting 50% of the matches. He can and will do better! This weekend’s fixtures include Liverpool at home to Arsenal and Chelsea away to Stoke in the Monday night fixture.
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Man City 2 v Crystal Palace 0
Aston Villa 1 v Man Utd 2
Hull 1 v Swansea 0
QPR 1 v West Brom 1
Southampton 1 v Everton 2
Tottenham 2 v Burnley 1
West Ham 2 v Leicester 0
Sunday 21 December 2014
Newcastle 0 v Sunderland 2
Liverpool 1 v Arsenal 1
Stoke 1 v Chelsea 1
Chelsea 4/9 To Finish Busy Christmas Period On Top
The busy Christmas period is almost upon us and bet365 rate title leaders Chelsea as 4/9 shots to still be top of the Premier League come January 2nd 2015.
Top Of The Premier League On January 2nd 2015
Chelsea 4/9 Man City 13/8 Man Utd 250/1
Fixtures must be played in order of current schedule:
Chelsea: 22nd Stoke A, 26th West Ham H, 28th Southampton A, 1st Tottenham A
Man City: 20th Palace H, 26th WBA A, 28th Burnley H, 1st Sunderland H
Man Utd: 20th Villa A, 26th Newcastle H, 28th Tottenham A, 1st Stoke A
2014/15 Premier League – Chelsea Winning Margin
Goal Difference 33/1 1 – 3 Points 5/1
4 – 6 Points 11/2 7 – 9 Points 7/1
10+ Points 11/4 Not Win Title 13/8
Soccer – Everton handed Mirallas lift
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Kevin Mirallas’ ankle injury picked up on Monday is not too serious and he could return to face Stoke City on Boxing Day. Martinez admitted to being a worried man when the 27-year-old Belgium international went down under a heavy challenge from Jordon Mutch during the Toffees’ 3-1 Premier League win against Queens Park Rangers and was stretchered off the pitch. However, following scans on the ankle, the Spanish tactician has revealed that Mirallas is in line to return a lot quicker than initially expected. And while he is unlikely to feature against Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday, the midfielder should be involved when Mark Hughes’ Potters arrive on Merseyside for next Friday’s clash. Martinez said: “It’s to the ligament in his ankle but he’s a quick healer and I don’t expect him to be out for too long – the game on Saturday is a bit too early but I wouldn’t rule him out for any of the fixtures in the Christmas period which is fantastic news.” Everton are 21/10 with bet365 to defeat fifth-placed Southampton on Saturday and 9/4 to secure a top-six finish again this season.
Soccer – Rodgers looks forward to Chelsea test
Brendan Rodgers is adamant Liverpool will ‘look forward’ to their two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea having been handed the tough draw on Wednesday night. The Reds boss watched his side remove a difficult obstacle in the shape of Championship leaders Bournemouth at Dean Court as they ran out 3-1 winners. Raheem Sterling scored twice and Lazar Markovic chipped in with his first goal for the Merseysiders. Liverpool were then drawn to face Jose Mourinho’s Premier League leaders immediately following the game, while Tottenham and League One side Sheffield United will contest the second semi-final over two legs at the end of January. Despite being handed the most difficult game in their bid to reach Wembley, Rodgers insisted that he was happy at the prospect of facing the Blues. He told Sky Sports: “It will be a fantastic tie. If you want to win this competition you have to play against the good sides. “We’re into the semi-final, it’s over two legs and it didn’t matter who we got. We needed to get there, it’s Chelsea and we look forward to it.” Liverpool are 4/1 with bet365 to win the Capital One Cup, while Chelsea are 5/6.