Expert football pundit and analyst Andy Gray joins the Paddy Power Blog to give his insight the weekend’s Premier League action as Arsenal face champions Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday while others fight for a top-four spot or try to avoid the drop.
Manchester City v West Ham, Live SS1, Saturday, 12.45
There’s a lot to play for still for Roberto Mancini’s side and I think they’ll want to end the season on a high. West Ham have nothing to lose as they’re safe. Sam Allardyce may use this game as a stepping stone for next season and give one or two fringe players a chance. City should win this comfortably at 2/7.
Wigan Athletic v Tottenham, Saturday, 3pm
Spurs are in a really good place and I fancied them last week against City after their 10-day break. Their biggest players are fresh and ready to go. This will be a difficult game for them but I think they’re going to finish strongly this season and I’ll take them at 21/20 to beat Roberto Martinez’s side.
Newcastle v Liverpool, Live ESPN, Saturday, 5.30pm
I thought Newcastle bounced back well against West Brom last weekend and this should be a good test for them. If Luis Suarez was playing I would have fancied Liverpool to come away with at least and point. But with him missing I’m not so sure who’ll get the goals and stretch the Magpies defence. Alan Pardew’s side to win by a one-goal margin appeals at 7/2 and maybe the 2-1 scoreline at 17/2.
Reading v QPR, Live SS1, Sunday, 1.30pm
Wigan or Villa may collapse but I can’t see both of them falling away. One if not both of these side are going to go down. I think both are gone. Nigel Adkins will want to get a win at home but a score draw looks the play to me. 1-1 at 11/2 looks good to me.
Arsenal v Manchester United, Live SS1, Sunday, 4pm
This should be a very good game and Arsenal will be pleased that United have the title in the bag. Robin Van Persie will be desperate to do well against his old club. Both of these sides like to attack and I think both teams will score. The Gunners are in good form so I don’t think they’ll lose this game. My money is on the draw at 12/5.