Sunday, April 27, 2008
SUNDAY FOOTBALL .....
EVERTON- ASTON VILLA
This match will go a long way to deciding, which of these two will get 5th spot in the Premiership and the UEFA Cup spot which goes with it.Villa will go above their hosts with a win and come here in fantastic form, winning their last 3, scoring an amazing 15 goals. Of course, those wins came against Bolton, Derby and Birmingham , but you can only beat what is put in front of you and it is worth remembering that Everton, have struggled recently against the two last named sides.
Infact, that narrow 1-0 defeat of the Rams, is their only win in six starts and they have really struggled to score, with just 4 goals in seven outings. They have sorely missed their creative influences in midfield and Cahill is out for the season and Arteta faces a late test, having spent all week in Spain having treatment on his stomach injury. Cannot see Villa losing this and we can take them on the handicap, as Everton would probably accept the draw right now, actually,boss David Moyes would probably snatch your arm off !
5 points Villa +1/4 ball 1.82 asian line.
GETAFE- ATLETICO MADRID
Madrid derby. Hosts have had a long season, fighting on three fronts with a smallish squad of players, things have caught up with them now and they are without a win in nine, losing the last two, including a thumping at basement club Levante last time out.
Atletico are just ahead in the race for what now appears to be, the sole remaining Champions League place, one point ahead of Racing and two clear of Seville. They need all the points that they can get and will be looking for a hat-trick of wins at this venue, after winning the last two by big, three goal margins. they are desperate to bounce back from the 3-1 home loss to Betis, where keeper Leo Franco made his return after 4 months out injured, he is sure to be a little fitter today.Given their huge investment in new talent this season, the visitors have to make the top 4.
5.5 points Atletico -1/4 ball 2.23 asian line.