Dev­ils and Foxes’ clash could go ei­ther way but I fore­see a draw

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports International - car­oll radull MY PRE­DIC­TIONS

Man United Vs Le­ices­ter, To­day 230pm My Pre­dic­tion: Red Dev­ils......2 Foxes.... 2

This will be such a tricky af­fair given that both these teams are per­form­ing below ex­pec­ta­tions this term. Iron­i­cally, it’s the cham­pi­ons ver­sus the team that looked most likely to win the ti­tle this sea­son but Le­ices­ter have only won two out of five matches this sea­son; while Man United have lost their last two league matches; to Man City and sur­pris­ingly to Wat­ford.

Le­ices­ter, how­ever, did do well last week­end get­ting a 3-0 win over Burn­ley al­though af­ter a good start against Chelsea in the EFL Cup, they gave up that lead to crash out of the tour­na­ment. United though were vic­to­ri­ous over Northamp­ton in the League Cup.

I don’t quite know what’s wrong at United though since they have a squad to die for; while the Foxes are clearly miss­ing N’golo Kante. This is ac­tu­ally go­ing to be a very in­ter­est­ing tie that I’m bet­ting will end all square.

Liver­pool Vs Hull City, To­day 5pm, My Pre­dic­tion: Reds...2 Tigers...1

Liver­pool are be­hind Arse­nal in the stand­ings. I just thought I’d get that very valu­able piece of in­for­ma­tion out there given that ev­ery­one is rav­ing about how bril­liant the Reds are this sea­son. Yes it’s only on goal dif­fer­ence but if the league ended now they would be 6th and Arse­nal—wait for it —would be 4th.

That’s funny yes! Any­way the Reds walked all over Chelsea in the league a week ago and their per­for­mance was very im­pres­sive. Ju­r­gen Klopp seems to have found his win­ning com­bi­na­tion and I like that all play­ers in all po­si­tions are ris­ing to the oc­ca­sion. Yes they were ac­cused of play­ing a some­what de­fen­sive in the sec­ond half but when you’re 2-0 against Chelsea at Stam­ford Bridge at half time; it’s only smart to seal the back.

The Reds looked good mid­week in the EFL Cup but they were only play­ing Derby County. But the goals are com­ing in thick and fast. Hull City started the sea­son well with two wins out of two, but they have gone on to lose two of their last three games. Sad re­ally but I guess that’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween a top side and a mid ta­ble team. Arse­nal thrashed Hull 4-1 last week­end but sadly, I pre­dict that they will lose again this week­end.

Arse­nal Vs Chelsea, To­day 7:30pm, My Pre­dic­tion: Gun­ners..3 Blues...1

I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to this game be­cause I can’t wait to see the im­proved Arse­nal against a top side. The Arse­nal that lost to Liver­pool on the open­ing week­end didn’t have Lu­cas Peres and Granit Xhaka, who only came on late in the game.

We weren’t as tight an out­fit as we are now and as con­fi­dent as Bey­once! The Arse­nal I have watched in ac­tion over the past two weeks or so can beat any team right now, while the Chelsea I have watched has been dodgy.

They needed some bril­liance from former Gun­ner Cesc Fabre­gas to keep their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the EFL Cup alive af­ter fail­ing to see off Le­ices­ter in reg­u­lar time; while they just couldn’t match the vigour of Liver­pool last week­end. An­to­nio Conte has a good team but so does Arsene Wenger.

I just hope our old man starts his best pos­si­ble team as he does have a habit of play­ing around with a win­ning com­bi­na­tion. I have a good feel­ing about this.

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