27 March 2008

Predictions 3/29 – 3/30

British Summer Time begins before the Sunday games, so kickoffs are back to their usual hour.

Derby v Fulham, 11am, FSC: FSC’s getting all they can out of the Americans as both sides look likely to be relegated. Given their respective seasons so far, and that Derby’s at home, it feels like this will end level. 1-1
Bolton v Arsenal, 11am, Setanta: Arsenal may have struggled of late in the league, and the news that Sagna will be out for the next three weeks doesn’t make things easier, but Bolton’s not helped themselves much recently in their fight to stay in the Prem. Arsenal 1-0
Sunderland v West Ham, 11am, Setanta Xtra: If Sunderland can beat Villa at Villa Park, their first road win of the season, they should be able to do it against West Ham at home, despite West Ham’s well-earned draw at Everton last week. Sunderland 2-1
Birmingham v Manchester City, 11am: Were McFadden fit, I’d think Brum could take this with the way City’s been playing on the road. But even still, the home side should get a draw. 1-1
Portsmouth v Wigan, 11am: I fear Portsmouth will have an eye on next week’s FA Cup semifinal. 1-1
Reading v Blackburn, 11am: After falling amongst the relegation places with an eight-game losing streak, Reading’s responded well and played some good football at the Madjeski. Reading 1-0
Manchester Utd v Aston Villa, 1:15pm, FSC: Villa’s small squad is finally taking its toll, while I wouldn’t bet against United -- no matter the opposition -- with the way they’re playing. United 2-0
Chelsea v Middlesbrough, 8:30am Sunday, Setanta: Chelsea at the Bridge. Chelsea 2-0
Tottenham v Newcastle, 10am Sunday: Hey, Keegan got a win! Tottenham 3-1

The Merseyside derby is on FSC at 11am Sunday.

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