Saturday, 6 March 2010

Premier League Round 29 and FA Cup – PMP's Picks

remier League:
Arsenal 3 – Burnley 0
With all the drama surrounding Aaron Ramsay’s horror injury it would be easy to forget the Gunners claimed a valuable three points at the Britannia Stadium to keep themselves in the title race. Even though the Premier League betting odds make them third favourites, Arsenal have the easiest run-in of the three contenders. That includes this weekend’s clash with Burnley. Brian Laws’ side have collected just one point on their travels this season and lost to bottom club Portsmouth last time out. There’s only one winner for me.

West Ham 2 – Bolton 0
Both sides picked up vital wins in recent weeks to aid their survival bids – Bolton defeated Wolves 1-0 last weekend, while the Hammers have beaten Hull and Birmingham in successive home games. However, Owen Coyle’s Trotters don’t travel well and I fancy Gianfranco Zola’s improving team to make it three home wins out of three.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 – Manchester United 2
Man United recovered from the defeat at Everton in fine style, first beating West Ham 3-0 at Old Trafford and then lifting the Carling Cup at Wembley. Wolves are only out of the drop zone on goal difference and have lost their last two since beating Spurs on February 10th. They defeated United on their last trip to Molineux six years ago but I can’t see history repeating itself on this occasion.

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