• Chris Sobey


This week’s domestic football action kicks off tonight with the now traditional Friday night Championship game and it’s a mid-table battle between QPR and Aston Villa and on recent form QPR should win this one. Saturday’s Premier League action kicks off with a mid-table clash between two teams who have started the season well by their standards. Brighton welcome promoted Wolves to the Falmer Stadium and the home side will miss influential top-scorer Murray through injury and this might just hand the edge to the visitors but it’s a tough result to call and I see a low scoring win or draw.

Second place Liverpool will get the chance to take the outright lead at least until Monday night when City travel to Wembley to face Spurs and win. Liverpool face fourth from bottom Cardiff and the Reds can’t afford to be complacent today especially after their emphatic midweek Champions League win. Rock bottom Newcastle really need a win but will have to travel to the South Coast and beat fellow relegation battlers Southampton and given the last time they won them was way back in 2004 I don’t fancy the Magpie’s chances much.

There should be goals in the Fulham Bournemouth encounter at Craven Cottage and I would not be surprised if the more experienced Bournemouth who are in decent form and dangerous on the counter attack pick up the three points. The tea-time kick-off is another midtable clash between Leicester City and West Ham at the King Power stadium and on current form this one could easily go wither way and in my view that means West Ham represent better value especially as Leicester only won three of the last eight corresponding league encounters.



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