‘Angry’ City worth every penny

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Man City vs. Norwich
The Big Six side with the biggest chance of a win this weekend, Man City are expected to rip Norwich to shreds in anger. They should never have lost to Chelsea, and now they find themselves out of the top four with an away record to laugh at. You don’t want to be the one they find themselves having to vent that anger out on, especially when you are struggling Norwich. ‘Over’

The Big Six side with the biggest chance of a win this weekend, Man City are expected to rip Norwich to shreds in anger. They should never have lost to Chelsea, and now they find themselves out of the top four with an away record to laugh at. You don’t want to be the one they find themselves having to vent that anger out on, especially when you are struggling Norwich. ‘Over’

Newcastle vs. Chelsea
They both played tough Capital One Cup games in midweek, but while Chelsea rested several starters and still put out a very strong second string, Newcastle used the same players they use in the league, were stretched beyond 90 minutes and eventually beaten. Chelsea’s best chance to win at a ground where they’ve suffered in the past. Away win

Fulham vs. Man United
With three wins on the trot for the first time in ages, Man United look like they have put the worst behind them, right? Well, not quite I reckon. Fulham have struggled for a consistent run themselves, looking terrible in some and unlucky in others, but I don’t see United winning this one.

Arsenal vs. Liverpool
Suddenly, the big ones are coming one after the other for Arsenal and the Gunners can barely stop to catch their breath. Their customary starters either didn’t play or only got a brief run-out so there will not be any fatigue issues against a well-rested Liverpool. Still however, I don’t see Arsenal winning this either.

West Brom vs. Crystal Palace
Beleaguered Palace are due a break surely, after a string of bad displays and even worse results for the newly promoted. I don’t see West Brom being charitable at all though, needing the result almost as desperately. Home win

Everton vs. Spurs
The fans have expressed their displeasure at Tottenham’s laboured performances in recent weeks, and it will take a little longer before they are in free flow again. Andre-Villa Boas and his men will point to league table and Capital One Cup quarterfinals draw to say they are in the results business, but they will be lucky to get anything at all at Goodison Park. If anything, it will not be all three.

SERIE A

Napoli vs. Catania
Rafael Benitez will have one eye on next week’s Champions League visit of Marseille as he looks to make headway in their group of death, but his outfit should still have enough to take care of Catania in the interim. Home win.

Torino vs. Roma
Twice now I have called for Roma to drop points here and been defied by the Seire A’s surprise streakers, against Lazio in the Rome derby and against Napoli. Could be it third time lucky for me, I wonder? Because I see Roma finally dropping points this time. I really do.

Dortmund vs Stuttgart
Having had a narrow escape at the Emirates against Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp and Dortmund will be wary of the North Londoners’ visit next week. Thankfully for them, a Friday home game gives them some time to recover, so Stuttgart should expect a strong team out there. Home win

Fernando Torres (below) was rested for the Cup victory against Arsenal and should reclaim his place in Chelsea’s starting line-up. Edin Dzeko scored for Man City against Newcastle on Wednesday. AGENCIES PHOTOS

Hoffenheim vs. Bayern
Thankfully for Bayern too, they are not under too much pressure in the Champions League and have plenty of good options now that key players are returning from injury. Otherwise, this would have been a tough ask against free-scoring Hoffenheim. Away win

SPANISH LA LIGA

Barcelona vs. Espanyol
The Catalunya derby should be quite competitive this time as Espanyol are playing some good football. Coming on Friday night, this has the potential of a thriller. ‘Over’

Vallecano vs. Real Madrid
Vallecano are not know for their defensive discipline, but love to pour forward. This too has the makings of an ‘Over’

Sevilla vs. Celta Vigo
Sevilla are coming off a spanking by Real Madrid but are primed for revenge. Home win

Atletico Madrid vs. Bilbao
With one mind on Champions League football in midweek, Atletico are likely to falter and will not win.

Sociedad vs. Osasuna
Man United are coming to town, but for Sociedad La Liga should be the priority. Home win

FRENCH LIGUE ONE

PSG vs. Lorient
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and the star-studded attack of PSG are now truly in the mood. ‘Over’

Lyon vs. Guingamp
Another potentially open-ended contest with the makings of an ‘Over’

SCOTLAND

Celtic vs. Dundee
Their Champions League hopes raised by that victory over Ajax, Celtic could spoil this Over by juggling the squad. Home win

NETHERLANDS

Ajax vs. Vitesse: ‘Over’

Twente vs. NEC Nijmegen: Home win

Alkmaar vs ADO Den Haag: Home win

PSV vs. Zwolle: ‘Over’

PORTUGAL

Academica vs. Benfica: Away win
Belenenses vs. Porto: Away win

Sporting Lisbon vs. Maritimo:
Home win

ARGENTINA

Arsenal vs. All Boys: Home win
Colon vs. Newell’s Old Boys: Away win

BRAZIL
Atletico MG vs. Nautico: Home win

Sao Paolo vs. Portuguesa: Home win
MLS
Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake: Home win

New England vs. Kansas City:
Home win

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