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first_imgAdvertisement Liverpool are closing in on the Premier League title (Picture: Getty)I would love to say let’s go for a surprise in this one, but they are so close to winning the title they will be desperate to get the job done, they will want to put pressure on City who play the following day, knowing that if they slip up then Liverpool will have their title. They will want to put their derby draw behind them and win this one, Klopp will prepare them well and he’ll want them to wrap it up as soon as possible, the last thing he will want is any doubt creeping in the players minds. Crystal Palace have had a great season, and they may prove me wrong, but I think Liverpool will get their job done. Prediction: 2-1.Betfair Odds: Liverpool 2/7, Crystal Palace 14/1, Draw 11/2 Burnley vs WatfordWatford are another side in trouble and this could be a big chance for them to create a bit of a gap is Spurs beat West Ham. I know there are a few contract issues for Burnley and that is a massive problem in my opinion, if these things aren’t resolved for when they play next then it’s going to be another struggle with a limited squad of players. Burnley will be happy with where they are in the table and it is a case for them to see out the season now, so I think Watford will get something in their trip up North. Prediction: 0-1.AdvertisementAdvertisementBetfair Odds: Burnley 11/5, Watford 13/8, Draw 9/4 Southampton vs Arsenal Advertisement Dimitar BerbatovTuesday 23 Jun 2020 10:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares David de Gea is back in the spotlight after another high profile error (Picture: Getty)Sheffield Untied had a bad result against Newcastle, but they were down to ten men and that made things very difficult. United need to the points and they have to win this game to keep top four hopes alive. Sheffield will make it really difficult against them, they don’t give a dam who they play and they just play the football they know how to play, I have said it before but they are the surprise of the season for me. Despite that, United will be desperate to get the three points, and I think they will just edge it. Prediction: 2-1.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBetfair Odds: Man Utd 8/15, Sheff Utd- 8/1, Draw- 7/2 Newcastle vs Aston VillaAston Villa are another team in trouble, they do have some good players but sometimes that doesn’t help much. Newcastle surprised me last time out with some good football. Villa are really fighting for their lives and I think they will take the points against Newcastle, who are safe, I can see them underestimating Villa in this one. Prediction: 0-1.Betfair Odds: Newcastle 6/4, Aston Villa 9/4, Draw 5/2 Norwich vs EvertonIt’s not looking good for Norwich and I can’t see them pulling off a miracle. Everton will want to continue proving that they have a good squad and that they should be taken seriously, they have a great manager as well now. I liked the way Everton played against Liverpool and I think they will go one step further in this one and take all three points. Prediction: 1-3.Betfair Odds: Norwich 10/3, Everton- EVS, Draw 11/4 Wolves vs BournemouthWolves are the other team surprising me, they are performing really well, they are going under the radar and they have a great chance to get a top four spot. Everybody’s concentrating on the big names like United, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal, but Wolves haven’t been given the credit for the season they are having. I think they will be pushing and they will believe that they can surprise a lot of people. I like watching them play and I think they will beat Bournemouth. Prediction: 2-0.Betfair Odds: Wolves 8/13, Bournemouth 11/2, Draw 16/5Liverpool vs Crystal Palace It’s going from bad to worse for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)It is the same problem every time for Arsenal, how many mistakes to they have to make before they learn? Serious questions will be asked if they lose three in a row. I liked Arteta as a player and I’d like to see him succeed as a young manager, I want to see him have success, but sometimes the path to get there is a bit difficult. I don’t want to see them lose three in a row, saying that Danny Ings is back from the restart scoring, so this isn’t going to be an easy one for Arsenal, but they really need to finally start showing some balls and I think they just might in this one. Prediction: 1-2.Betfair odds: Southampton 9/5, Arsenal- 7/4, Draw- 5/2Chelsea vs Man CityThis is going to be a good game. Chelsea are pushing and they have a nice cushion of five points in fourth. City will want to deny Liverpool the league title for longer so they will want to do everything to win this game, it will also be a help to United if they win and will give them another opportunity to close the gap. City have looked sharp since the return, I think they can still do better. It’s a blow that Aguero picked up an injury, I love him and the way he scores goals, but I think they have a lot of quality players and they will take their chances against Chelsea. Prediction: 1-3.AdvertisementBetfiar Odds: Chelsea 7/2, Man City 4/5, Draw 10/3MORE: Arsenal decide to sign Cedric Soares on permanent transferMORE: Jorginho’s agent doubts Chelsea exit as nobody can afford himFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The games are coming thick and fast in the Premier League (Pictures: REX/METRO.CO.UK)The games are coming thick and fast in the Premier League and with so much action and controversy it’s like football has never been away.Chelsea host Mancheter City in this week’s box office clash, while Liverpool can take another step closer to the title at home against Manchester City.As always, Betfair ambassador Dimitar Berbatov previews the action for Metro.co.uk…Man United vs Sheffield United Comment Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpoollast_img read more


first_imgNewstalk ZB 20 Feb 2013A New Zealand First MP is unhappy about people not being able to make oral submissions to select committee hearings on the Bill that allows same sex marriage.Lole Asenati Taylor says  more than 200 people have not had the chance to have their say on the Marriage Amendment Bill.She believes the six months set aside for  select committee consideration of the Bill is too short.The committee hearing the Bill has had to limit submission times to five minute due to the number of people who have wanted to be heard.http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbpol/458654533-not-enough-time-for-marriage-bill-submissions–says-mplast_img


first_imgAlthough the No. 10-ranked Badgers won both of their matches at the Field House this weekend, they dropped a game at home for the first time in Big Ten play this year.Wisconsin was pushed to five games against Northwestern Friday night and also lost a game in its win over Illinois Saturday night.”They have to understand that it’s just not a given,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “You don’t just show up on the court, and it’s going to happen like magic every night. There are nights you’re going to have to work a lot harder to make it all work right.”The players were also disappointed with their performance, echoing their coach’s remarks.”We didn’t play that well tonight. Obviously everyone knows that,” junior Taylor Reineke said after the Northwestern victory. “We got the ‘W’ and that’s all that matters. We’re just going to throw this one away and move forward and try not to look back on tonight.”We’ve been playing really well the past three weekends, and we’re still that team, but just tonight was off. Tomorrow night we’ll definitely pick it up.”While the Badgers played considerably better against the Illini, they did not play their best. Communication was the biggest problem for the ailing Badgers, especially in game two where a couple of free balls fell to the floor.”The little things that we weren’t communicating on during this match [were] some overpasses, some balls along the night that we normally really control and are very aggressive with and some free balls that there was some miscommunication between some people,” Waite said.Career Weekend Although the Badgers did not play their best as a team this weekend, a few players were able to boast career-high performances. Friday night, Wisconsin needed a career night from freshman Britney Dolgner in order to beat Northwestern in five games, and she did not disappoint. Dolgner led all players with a career-high 30 kills and was the only Badger to hit over .300.”I think [Dolgner] made some huge plays all over the court tonight,” Waite said. “The strange thing is she bumped her knee a couple of days ago, and we didn’t know if she would play tonight. She came through and was phenomenal. “Whether she was banging off the top of the block, hitting inside the block, roll-shotting it, back row attack, she was in a groove. It was good Jackie (Simpson) got her the ball as many times as she did.”Dolgner’s previous career high was 25 kills, which she had reached twice earlier this season at Ohio State and Iowa.Against Illinois Saturday night, a pair of Badgers was also able to put up career numbers. After only getting seven kills and hitting just .095 against Northwestern, sophomore Audra Jeffers had 13 kills with zero attack errors for a career best .722 hitting percentage against the Illini.”I just stayed aggressive the entire night,” Jeffers said. “I just really wanted to play well. In practice I’ve been giving it my all and waiting for this day to come where I just had a solid game. I’m glad that happened tonight.”Jeffers’ previous career-high hitting percentage was .545 against Weber State last year. Senior middle blocker Amy Bladow also had a career high with nine block assists. Her previous best was eight, which she has done three times in her career including once this year against UW-Milwaukee.last_img read more

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