Premier League battle ensues once again after a week of gruelling internationals. Read Young Academic’s comprehensive preview of an action packed weekend of sport, including the cricket World Cup Final between Sri Lanka and India.
Manchester United kick the action off today as they take on a resurgent West Ham team looking to move away from the relegation zone. In an early kick off Manchester United will be looking to move clear of their own rivals as they bid to win a record breaking league title. Arsenal will host a Blackbun Rovers team this evening that are suffering some of the worst form in the Premier division.
“So, with no games that would really be billed as juicy, the Premier League enters it’s business end period. Points are of the essence for all teams as relegation battles, title races and combat for European places really start to hot up”
The 3 o’clock kick offs include Roy Hodgson’s first clash with former employers Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspurs’ trip to Wigan who are languishing at the foot of the table and Premier League bruisers Stoke will be trying to get one over Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea.
There should be goals galore in the match between Newcastle United and Wolves with both teams more than capable of scoring goals but leaking goals left, right and centre. In the remaining Saturday fixtures Bolton visit Birmingham City and Aston Villa clash with Everton at Goodison Park.
An intriguing Sunday sees Fulham play Blackpool and Manchester City will be attempting to get their unpredictable season back on track as they meet a Sunderland team suffering one of their customary slumps.
So, with no games that would really be billed as juicy, the Premier League enters it’s business end period. Points are of the essence for all teams as relegation battles, title races and combat for European places really start to hot up. You can see Man Utd, Arsenal, Fulham and Man City on Sky Sports in HD.
Finally, the Cricket World Cup finally comes to climax today after over a month of games spanning over three countries. The game is sure to be a sizzler with Sri Lanka doing battle with India in the latter’s back yard. Players such as Tendulkar, Singh, Malinga and Jayawardene will be looking to turn form into silverware in a sub-continent derby match. The last Young Academic heard, Sri Lanka had won the toss and will be wanting to take the initiative on a flat wicket that may favour the batsmen. So, thats it guys – we’re off to the pub to watch all the action and you can see all the big games on Sky.
Enjoy peeps, we’ll be back on Monday with some more fantastic student news and an update on some local DJ’s.
Report by Charles Whitworth