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Pundit backing Brentford to inflict more misery on Leeds United with 17/2 wager

Pundit backing Brentford to inflict more misery on Leeds United with 17/2 wager

Sports
Pundit backing Brentford to inflict more misery on Leeds United with 17/2 wager - originally posted on Sportslens.com Leeds United have been backed to suffer another setback when they host Brentford in the Championship on Saturday. United led twice at Derby County during the week, but they were pegged back each time to dent their hopes of closing the eight point gap to the play-off places. Brentford head into the game four points ahead of Leeds and ex-Whites midfielder David Prutton has tipped them to extend their advantage with a 1-0 victory this weekend (17/2 with Sky Bet). “Paul Heckingbottom has experienced a full range of emotions in just three games in charge of Leeds, but he’s yet to have that winning feeling and that late equaliser against Derby was a real blow for him...
Sky Sports pundit predicts the outcome of Liverpool vs West Ham

Sky Sports pundit predicts the outcome of Liverpool vs West Ham

Sports
Sky Sports pundit predicts the outcome of Liverpool vs West Ham - originally posted on Sportslens.com Liverpool will take on West Ham in the Premier League clash on Saturday at Anfield. The Reds are heading into this match on the back of an impressive 5-0 victory away to Porto in the Champions League. The focus now shifts back to the Premier League where Liverpool can overtake Manchester United into the second spot should they win against the Hammers and other results go in their favour. Liverpool are 24 points and nine places ahead of West Ham. However, the Hammers have picked up 20 points in their last 12 games, and are progressing well under David Moyes. They are also high on confidence having won 2-0 against Watford in their previous Premier League fixture. Merson says that West ...
Sky Sports pundit predicts the outcome of Crystal Palace vs Tottenham

Sky Sports pundit predicts the outcome of Crystal Palace vs Tottenham

Sports
Sky Sports pundit predicts the outcome of Crystal Palace vs Tottenham - originally posted on Sportslens.com Tottenham Hotspur will face London rivals Crystal Palace in the Premier League clash on Sunday at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace have done remarkably well under Roy Hodgson, but they haven’t won their last four games in the Premier League. The Eagles find themselves 15th in the Premier League table, but they are just one point above the drop zone. Popular Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson says that it will be difficult for Palace to get a positive result without their star player, Wilfried Zaha, who misses out through injury. Merson says that Palace have lost a bit of focus and that he is not sure where the next win will come from. Tottenham are on a great run of form at the moment...
Sky Sports pundit shares his 'biggest worry' for Tottenham; raves about Spurs key figure

Sky Sports pundit shares his 'biggest worry' for Tottenham; raves about Spurs key figure

Sports
Sky Sports pundit shares his 'biggest worry' for Tottenham; raves about Spurs key figure - originally posted on Sportslens.com Popular Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has showered praise on Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino saying the Argentine is doing a phenomenal work. Pochettino indeed has sculpted the Spurs squad to his own taste and has made them a formidable opponent in the Premier League. Merson says that the former Southampton manager works on a moderate budget, and although he hasn’t won any trophies yet, he is building a strong foundation at the north London club. Pochettino’s incredible work at Spurs hasn’t gone unnoticed and he is being frequently linked with a managerial role at Real Madrid. Merson says that his biggest worry is that if Real Madrid fail to w...
Concerns over Jose Mourinho and Alexis Sanchez raised by Sky Sports pundit

Concerns over Jose Mourinho and Alexis Sanchez raised by Sky Sports pundit

Sports
Position Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn has cast doubt on Alexis Sanchez’s role at Manchester United, and said that while the player is obviously one of undeniable talent, he’s being used wrongly at Old Trafford – and that eventually to get the best out of him, Jose Mourinho may need to consider playing him in a different position. He said on Sky Sports:  “I actually believe personally that this season Sanchez has not been at the same high level that he was at last season. He has just had a slight dip in form.   “He has now moved to a new club. How will Manchester United use Sanchez best within the dynamics of their set-up? “I just wonder eventually whether Sanchez will come in and play off the central striker in [Romelu] Lukaku. “I could see that working v
Pundit targets 5/1 bookie-basher as Aston Villa visit Sheffield Wednesday

Pundit targets 5/1 bookie-basher as Aston Villa visit Sheffield Wednesday

Sports
Pundit targets 5/1 bookie-basher as Aston Villa visit Sheffield Wednesday - originally posted on Sportslens.com Aston Villa have been tipped to get their promotion bid back on track by winning at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. Villa have picked up just one point from their last two games to drop to third in the Championship, but they face a Wednesday side currently languishing 16th in the table. Pundit David Prutton believes Villa can return to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at Hillsborough this weekend (5/1 with Sky Bet). “It shows how quickly things can change in the Championship that Aston Villa have gone from favourites for second place to four points off Cardiff in the space of a few days,” he told Sky Sports. “Sheffield Wednesday got a fantastic win at Villa Par...
Abbreviated pundit roundup: Arming teachers is a stupid and dangerous idea

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Arming teachers is a stupid and dangerous idea

Politics
 We begin today’s editorial with The New York Times editorial board and its piece rebutting the idea that armed teachers will make our school safer: Let’s ask someone who’s in the trenches every day what he thinks of arming teachers. “It’s hard to begin to count the number of ways this is a bad idea,” said Chris Magnus, police chief of Tucson. For starters, the number of gunslinging educators would be huge. In the United States, there are about 3.5 million elementary and secondary school teachers in public and private institutions. Arming 20 percent of them, as Mr. Trump suggested, would mean 700,000 or so teachers with Glocks and the like on their hips — an armed force half as large as America’s real armed forces on active duty. One can envision parents with the means to do so swiftly
Pundit eyeing 66/1 cracker as Fulham host Wolverhampton Wanderers

Pundit eyeing 66/1 cracker as Fulham host Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sports
Pundit eyeing 66/1 cracker as Fulham host Wolverhampton Wanderers - originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Leeds midfielder David Prutton has warned Wolverhampton Wanderers not to get complacent in their quest for promotion from the Championship. Wolves have drawn their last two matches but are still nine points clear of second-placed Cardiff City with 13 games to play. They face a difficult looking trip to Fulham on Saturday and Prutton has tipped Aleksandar Mitrovic to score first for the home side, but he thinks Wolves will fight back to secure a 2-2 draw (66/1 with Sky Bet). “Wolves are still a good amount clear at the top of the league, but that gap can close quickly if they keep letting results slip like they did against Norwich in midweek – the job’s not done ...
Pundit calls on this Man Utd star to accept defensive responsibilities

Pundit calls on this Man Utd star to accept defensive responsibilities

Sports
Former Chelsea player Frank Lampard has called on Manchester United’s Paul Pogba to acknowledge his defensive responsibilities for the club. The Frenchman has been under some scrutiny by the media after his so called ‘feud’ with Jose Mourinho was plastered on all the newspapers front pages. The ‘problems’ initially started when Pogba was substituted during the club’s loss to Tottenham before subsequently being dropped to the bench for the win over Huddersfield in the Premier League. He returned for the match vs Newcastle but was once more substituted before missing the win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup and then starting from the bench in the draw with Sevilla. Lampard though believes that Mourinho’s ‘issues’ with Paul stem from the p...
Pundit insists Mourinho criticism will help this Man Utd star

Pundit insists Mourinho criticism will help this Man Utd star

Sports
Former Chelsea man William Gallas has insisted that Jose Mourinho’s criticism of Manchester United’s Paul Pogba will only help him in the long run. The media has hyped up a so called feud between the two as the story continues, possibly providing the club with a distraction that may have caused their poor form. In their past five matches United have won twice, lost twice and drawn once across all competitions from the moment Pogba and Mourinho’s relationship apparently deteriorated. The Portuguese manager substituted the Frenchman during the losses to Tottenham and Newcastle while dropping him to the bench for the rest of the matches. Gallas though has supported his former boss’ methods, believing it will only help to bring out the best from Paul in the future. Acc...