Category Archives: Competitions

FA Cup final: Mental preparation the key to success

A leading sports psychologist says the team that has the best mental preparation with be the one who wins the FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday. Manchester City and Watford meet at the national stadium in a game many pundits are predicting will result in a comfortable victory for the North West side. City are chasing the treble after claiming the Premier League title and Carabao Cup this season, while Watford are aiming to win the first major trophy…
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What will 2019-20 hold for Sheffield United and Norwich City?

It’s official. Sheffield United and Norwich City will be making their way back to the Premier League for the 2019-2020 season. The Canaries beat Blackburn 2-1 at Carrow Road on the 27thof April to confirm a top two place in the Championship. They went on to prove their worth after beating Aston Villa by the same scoreline the following weekend. Just one day after the Canaries victory over Blackburn, Sheffield United also secured a place in the top flight after…
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Manchester City – Premier League Champions 2019

Man City wrapped up the Premier League title by sweeping Brighton aside in a 4-1 victory at The Amex on Sunday afternoon. It made them the first team to secure back-to-back Premier League titles since Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd side a decade ago. Pep Guardiola’s men will now go down as one of the greatest teams in the history of English football after prevailing in an absolutely gripping title battle with Liverpool. They rattled off 14 consecutive victories at…
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Can Watford upset Manchester City in the FA Cup Final?

Although Watford are vying to be the best of the rest in this season’s Premier League, it would nonetheless be regarded as a major shock if they can prevail against quadruple contenders Manchester City in the 138th FA Cup Final. It would be even more surprising as it’s not too long ago that City were on the wrong end of a massive Cup Final shock. Watford are currently 4/1 to lift the trophy for those looking for an outside bet…
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Manchester United hoping to keep top four hopes alive against Chelsea

Manchester United host Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday aiming to keep their hopes of securing a top four finish alive. United head into the weekend sixth in the standings, two points behind Arsenal and a further point adrift of the Blues with three games to play. Anything less than a victory at Old Trafford this weekend would leave the Red Devils with an almost impossible task to secure Champions League football next term. United are priced at odds…
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The race for promotion. Will Leeds be promoted this season?

After 15 years outside of the Premier League, including a three-year stint in EFL League One, Leeds United finally looked poised to return to the top flight of English football as Marcelo Bielsa’s side occupied 2nd place in The Championship with just four games to go. But as Leeds fans who have experienced the past decade and a half will know, having promotion in their own hands shouldn't necessarily produce boundless optimism. The more pragmatic Leeds fan was proven right…
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How will the race for the top four play out?

While Liverpool and Manchester City contest the most exciting title race for a number of years, there is an equally enthralling battle for the remaining spots in the Premier league top four, as Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United battle for Champions League qualification. With just five games to go (four for Chelsea) only three points separate 3rd place Spurs from United in 6th. At this point they look like they could finish in any order, but four into two…
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The Premier League relegation battle

As the Premier League season draws to a close, it's becoming clearer which teams will be plying their trade in the Championship next campaign. With Huddersfield's relegation confirmed over the weekend, there are now only two remaining spots left in the bottom three - the clubs hovering dangerously above the dotted line will be doing all they can to make sure they avoid becoming embroiled in the relegation dogfight. With this in mind, we've cast our eye over the bottom…
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Liverpool face tricky trip to Southampton as title race rumbles on

The Premier League season heads into the final few weeks with plenty of issues still to be decided at both ends of the table. Liverpool kick things off on Friday evening as they travel south to face struggling Southampton. The Reds head into the game second in the standings, one point behind reigning champions Manchester City with six games to play. Virgil van Dijk is expected to start the game after recovering from the ankle injury he suffered during last…
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What next for Real Madrid after humiliating Champions League exit?

The morning of March 6th should have been a glorious daybreak for all involved with Real Madrid. The date on the calendar last Wednesday marked the club’s 117th anniversary and came following the second leg of Los Blancos’ Champions League last-16 tie with Ajax, where they welcomed an unfancied Dutch side who needed to score at least twice in the Bernabeu and led the visitors 2-1 on aggregate. After a testing week that had seen Real lose two home El…
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