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Tottenham Hotspur play Manchester Utd this weekend.

Spurs v Manchester Utd

Spurs v Manchester Utd

Welcome to this week's Premier League Prediction! Every Monday we have a new prediction for you to make. This week, Rich and Jack talk about the match between Spurs and Manchester Utd. Tottenham are still battling for the Premier League title and Manchester Utd are fighting for a top four finish which will mean Champions League qualification. Who will come out on top this time? Will United be distracted by their semi-final matches in the Europa League? This is also a page for you to discuss all the upcoming Premier League matches. This weekend sees some big matches in the Premier League and we want you to discuss all the matches in the comments section below.

Transcript

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Jack: Hi everybody. I’m Jack and we’re here with a little bit of extra football English for you to think about.

Rich: That’s right, Jack. Just a little bit. Hi, everybody. I’m Rich and we’re here with this week’s Premier League Prediction and some football English for you to practise.

Jack: This week there is another big match. The match is between one team fighting for the Premier League title and another fighting for a place in the top four of the Premier League.

Rich: It’s Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester Utd.

Jack: Spurs have to hope that Chelsea start losing soon or the title will surely be going to the West London club.

Rich: In fact, Chelsea might already have own the title before this game is played. We’re talking now on Monday morning and Chelsea play Middlesbrough tonight and then play West Brom away on Friday. If Chelsea win both matches they will win the Premier League with two matches left to play.

Jack: So, will Spurs have anything to play for on Sunday?

Rich: I think Chelsea will only draw against West Brom so Spurs will still have something to play for on Sunday.

Jack: But Spurs will have something to play for. It will be the last ever match at White Hart Lane so the team will want to finish with a win.

Rich: Ahh, yes, that’s right. The club is building a new stadium. They’ve played at White Hart Lane since 1899. Over 100 years!

Jack: They definitely have something to play for then whatever Chelsea do this week. What’s your prediction, Rich?

Rich: I think there will be a fantastic atmosphere at the stadium. Every Spurs fan in the world will want to be at this match. Tottenham will want to finish second even if the title is not possible this season. Second place will be Tottenham's highest ever finish in the Premier League. I think Spurs will have too much in attack for Manchester Utd. Utd will be tired after their Europa LEague semi-finals and maybe they will win that competition? Final score: Tottenham 3-1 Manchester Utd

Jack: Ah, yes. Manchester Utd play the second leg of their Europa League semi-final this week. They are winning 1-0 after the first leg.

Rich: And, remember, If they win the competition they will play in the Champions League next season even if they finish fifth or sixth in the Premier League.

Jack: I want to look at a couple of phrases we used earlier. They are ‘They have nothing to play for’. ‘They have something to play for’ and ‘Will Spurs have anything to play for on Sunday?’

Rich: We use the phrase ‘to play for’ to mean that there is something important that goes to the winner. Teams usually play for three points.

Jack: But, sometimes near the end of the season the three points are less important because nothing will change if the team wins. 

Rich: Sunderland have nothing to play for because they are already relegated. 

Jack: But, you often hear the phrase ‘they’re playing for pride’ and Sunderland won last weekend even though they are already relegated.

Rich: That’s right there is always something to play for. Teams don’t only play for points. They play for pride, and they play for the fans.

Jack: Spurs will have something to play for on Sunday and I think they will win, too. I think it will finish 3-2 to Spurs.

Rich: Right, that’s all from us for now. We’ll be back later in the week with a new podcast. Let us know who you think will win the big match in the vote and in the comments section.

Jack: And remember to discuss the rest of this week’s football fixtures in the comments section. There are some other big matches this weekend, too.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Fixtures

Friday 12 May 2017

Everton 19:45 Watford Goodison Park, Liverpool
West Brom 20:00 Chelsea The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

Saturday 13 May 2017

Man City 12:30 Leicester City The Etihad, Manchester
Bournemouth 15:00 Burnley Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
Middlesbrough 15:00 Southampton Turf Moor, Burnley
Sunderland 15:00 Swansea City The Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Stoke City 17:30 Arsenal bet365 Stadium, Stoke

Sunday 14 May 2017

Crystal Palace 12:00 Hull CIty Selhurst Park, London
West Ham 14:15 Liverpool London Stadium, London
Spurs 16:30 Man Utd White Hart Lane, London

Monday 15 May 2017

Chelsea 20:00 Watford Stamford Bridge, London

The Big Match

Rich's prediction this week is the match between Tottenham and Manchester Utd. Can Spurs still win the Premier League title? Can Man Utd qualify for the Champions League? Who do you think will win? Have a listen to what Rich and Jack think and then make your prediction.

Mauricio Pochetinno and Jose Mourinho go head to head this weekend.

Form

Matchweek 37 - Tottenham v Manchester Utd

Prediction League

Last week's featured match was the match between Arsenal and Manchester Utd. Arsenal won 2-0. Jack and Rich got a point last week but our listeners though it would be a 1-1 draw. You can see in the table below that Rich is still ahead in our prediction league. He's predicted that Spurs will beat Manchester Utd 3-1! What do you think? Remember, it's one point for the correct result and two additional points for the correct score. Can you predict the right score?

  Arsenal v Manchester Utd Total Points Tottenham v Manchester Utd
Rich 1 25 3-1
Podcast Listeners 0 21 ?
Jack 1 19 3-2

Make your prediction now!

Comment

What do you think?

This is the place to discuss all this week's football. Who will win? Tottenham or Manchester Utd?

Which matches are you going to watch this weekend?

What do you think teams and players usually 'play for'?

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assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
12/07/2017
PS
3557
points

I will watch Man United vs Celta Express.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
12/07/2017 20:28
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I will watch Man United vs Celta Express.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
12/07/2017
PS
3557
points

I think Spurs will win 2-0 versus Man United.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
12/07/2017 20:27
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think Spurs will win 2-0 versus Man United.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
13/05/2017
DZ
1535
points

We are saturday 13th in the morning. Cheasea has already won the title and Conte done his monkey mimics.
Man U has qualified to Stockholm final which they are able to gain a Champion League in next season.
Mahrez will play for prestige and Algerian pride in a couple of hours.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
13/05/2017 11:55
Algeria
Arsenal
1535

We are saturday 13th in the morning. Cheasea has already won the title and Conte done his monkey mimics.
Man U has qualified to Stockholm final which they are able to gain a Champion League in next season.
Mahrez will play for prestige and Algerian pride in a couple of hours.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/05/2017
GH
3904
points

Tottenham 1-1 Manchester United


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
10/05/2017 08:23
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

Tottenham 1-1 Manchester United

shobonenok's picture
shobonenok
09/05/2017
RU
962
points

Correct me.
I'm not sure that Spurs will be able to beat even bleeding Utd even in the last match on White Hart Lane. Despite the unsuccessful result against the Gunners, Mourinho's guys had lots of chances to score. However, the Petr Cech was out of this world during that game.
I'm going to shot in the dark and predict the away Chelsea win, so Spurs will be unable to bring the champions down and they will take the field demotivated.
I'm going to watch Palace vs Hull and Spurs vs Utd because the relegation battle is not less spectacular than the matches playing for the first 4 places in the table.
Teams usually play for 3 points, fame, TV payments, titles and avoiding relegation. Players may play for their own and club bragging rights, for the contract extension, probably, with higher salary. They may play for beind noticed in better or even the best clubs in the world.


shobonenok's picture
shobonenok
09/05/2017 15:23
Russia
Manchester City
962

Correct me.
I'm not sure that Spurs will be able to beat even bleeding Utd even in the last match on White Hart Lane. Despite the unsuccessful result against the Gunners, Mourinho's guys had lots of chances to score. However, the Petr Cech was out of this world during that game.
I'm going to shot in the dark and predict the away Chelsea win, so Spurs will be unable to bring the champions down and they will take the field demotivated.
I'm going to watch Palace vs Hull and Spurs vs Utd because the relegation battle is not less spectacular than the matches playing for the first 4 places in the table.
Teams usually play for 3 points, fame, TV payments, titles and avoiding relegation. Players may play for their own and club bragging rights, for the contract extension, probably, with higher salary. They may play for beind noticed in better or even the best clubs in the world.

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1Manchester United70350
2Arsenal51106
3Liverpool48777
4Chelsea41861
5Manchester City15426
6Leicester City7626
7Tottenham Hotspur4512
8West Ham United3694
9Everton1642
10Watford1639

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