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Arsenal v Manchester Utd

Arsenal 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 Arsenal and Manchester Utd. Both teams are fighting for a top four finish which will mean Champions League qualification. Matches between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are often interesting to watch. Who will come out on top this time? Will United be distracted by their semi-final matches in the Europa League? We also take a look at the first conditional e.g. 'If Utd win the Europa League, the Premier League will have five teams in next season's Champions 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 between the teams fighting for a place in the top four of the Premier League.

Rich: The top four guarantees Champions League football next season and there are six teams battling for four places.

Jack: And the big match this weekend is Arsenal in sixth against Manchester Utd in fifth.

Rich: These two teams are just outside the top four so need to win to keep their chances of a top four finish alive.

Jack: I’m a bit worried about Arsenal. It could be the first time in 20 years that the Gunners don’t qualify for the Champions League.

RIch: It will also be a big deal if Manchester Utd miss out but at least they have two chances to qualify for the Champions League.

Jack: What do you mean?

Rich: The winners of the Europa League, Europe’s junior competition, also go into the Champions League.

Jack: Of course, and United are in the semi-finals this week against Celta Vigo from Spain.

Rich:  ‘If United win the Europa League, the Premier League will have five teams in the Champions League next season.’

Jack: So what about this weekend’s match. I think Arsenal will win. They need to bounce back after losing the North London Derby to Spurs! I think they will win 1-0.

Rich: I actually agree with you, Jack. I think Man Utd will have their eye on the Europa League semi-finals. This match comes in the middle of the two legs of those matches against the Spanish team. United have also suffered lots of injuries lately, especially in defence. Arsenal only have the Premier League now and I think they will get the three points. Final score: Arsenal 2-1 Manchester Utd

Jack: I’m not sure it will be enough to get Arsenal into the top four but you never know…

Rich: Before we go, let’s take a look at one of the sentences we used earlier. It is ‘If United win the Europa League, the Premier League will have five teams in the Champions League next season.’

Jack: This is an example of a conditional sentence. It is often called the first conditional which is used to describe real and possible situations. It is possible that Utd will win the Europa League and the result of this happening would be five Premier League teams in the Champions League next season.

Rich: We create the first conditional by using if plus the present simple and then will in the second part of the sentence.

Jack: Some examples might be: If Swansea finish in 18th place they will be relegated or if Arsenal beat Manchester United at the weekend I’ll be very happy.

Rich: Can you think of some first conditional sentences? Try writing them in the comments section below.

Jack: 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.

Rich: 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.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Fixtures

Friday 5 May 2017

West Ham 20:00 Tottenham London Stadium, London

Saturday 6 May 2017

Man City 12:30 Crystal Palace The Etihad, Manchester
Bournemouth 15:00 Stoke City Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
Burnley 15:00 West Brom Turf Moor, Burnley
Hull 15:00 Sunderland KC Stadium, Hull
Leicester City 15:00 Watford King Power Stadium, Leicester
Swansea 17:30 Everton The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Sunday 7 May 2017

Liverpool 13:30 Southampton Anfield, Liverpool
Arsenal 16:00 Man Utd Emirates Stadium, London

Monday 8 May 2017

Chelsea 20:00 Middlesbrough Stamford Bridge, London

The Big Match

Rich's prediction this week is the match between Arsenal and Manchester Utd. This means that old rivals - Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will go head to head once again! Who do you think will win? Have a listen to what Rich and Jack think and then make your prediction.

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger will go head to head again.

Form

Matchweek 36 - Arsenal v Manchester Utd

Prediction League

Last week's featured match was the the North London Derby between Spurs and Arsenal. Spurs won 2-0. Only our listeners got a point last week. They went with a 2-1 win for Spurs which closes the gap at the top of the table to just three points. A special congratulations to RafaelRC from Brazil and Buchiy from Japan who predicted a 2-0 win for Tottenham. It's the second week in a row that Buchiy has predicted the exact score! You can see in the table below that Rich is still ahead in our prediction league. He's predicted that Arsenal will beat Manchester Utd 2-1! 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?

  Spurs v Arsenal Total Points Arsenal v Manchester Utd
Rich 0 24 2-1
Podcast Listeners 1 21 ?
Jack 0 18 1-0

Make your prediction now!

Comment

What do you think?

This is the place to discuss all this week's football. Who will win? Arsenal or Manchester Utd? Which matches are you going to watch this weekend?

How many teams should each country have in the Champions League? Do youthink United will win the Europa League?

Can you write a sentence about football using the first conditional?

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assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
12/07/2017
PS
3705
points

I am because there will be five teams in the UCL, but i hope of Liverpool can qualify to the group stage.


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assemjuve
12/07/2017 20:18
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I am because there will be five teams in the UCL, but i hope of Liverpool can qualify to the group stage.

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assemjuve
12/07/2017
PS
3705
points

I think it will be a draw.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
12/07/2017 20:17
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think it will be a draw.

shobonenok's picture
shobonenok
05/05/2017
RU
989
points

Correct me.
Utd has lost lots of players due to the injuries and has had difficult fixtures both in April and in May, so the draw against Arsenal can be considered as a success. I'm sure it's more important for the club and Mourinho himself to win the Europa League. That's why he won't jeopardise the core players who will stand for Utd in their home match against Celta Vigo.
It's a chance for Arsenal to take 3 points but I'm not sure that they'll be able to do it.
I'm going to watch only the mentioned match because I'm busy on Saturday. However, if I have to miss any interesting the match on TV, I'll watch "Match of the day" which also helps me to increase the level of listening skills.

There is the UEFA ratings which defines the number of teams each country have in the UCL every year. Russia has 2 teams now, but after the international club matches this year we have more points than Portugal. This means that we'll have 3 teams in the UCL in the 2018/2019 season.


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shobonenok
05/05/2017 09:26
Russia
Manchester City
989

Correct me.
Utd has lost lots of players due to the injuries and has had difficult fixtures both in April and in May, so the draw against Arsenal can be considered as a success. I'm sure it's more important for the club and Mourinho himself to win the Europa League. That's why he won't jeopardise the core players who will stand for Utd in their home match against Celta Vigo.
It's a chance for Arsenal to take 3 points but I'm not sure that they'll be able to do it.
I'm going to watch only the mentioned match because I'm busy on Saturday. However, if I have to miss any interesting the match on TV, I'll watch "Match of the day" which also helps me to increase the level of listening skills.

There is the UEFA ratings which defines the number of teams each country have in the UCL every year. Russia has 2 teams now, but after the international club matches this year we have more points than Portugal. This means that we'll have 3 teams in the UCL in the 2018/2019 season.

Rich's picture
Rich
08/05/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Shobonenok

I've re-written your comment below. Take a look at the differences between your comment and mine and have a think why I might have written things differently.

Utd have lost lots of players to injuries recently and have had some difficult fixtures both in April and in May, so a draw against Arsenal would be seen as a success. I'm sure it's more important for the club and Mourinho himself to win the Europa League. That's why he won't jeopardise key players who will play in their home match against Celta Vigo.
It's a chance for Arsenal to take 3 points but I'm not sure that they'll be able to do it.
I'm only going to watch this match this weekend because I'm busy on Saturday. However, if I ever have to miss an interesting match on TV, I watch "Match of the day" which also helps me with my listening skills.

The UEFA ratings set the number of teams each country has in the UCL every year. Russia has 2 teams now, but after the international club matches this year we have more points than Portugal. This means that we'll have 3 teams in the UCL in the 2018/2019 season.


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Rich
08/05/2017 14:56
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Shobonenok

I've re-written your comment below. Take a look at the differences between your comment and mine and have a think why I might have written things differently.

Utd have lost lots of players to injuries recently and have had some difficult fixtures both in April and in May, so a draw against Arsenal would be seen as a success. I'm sure it's more important for the club and Mourinho himself to win the Europa League. That's why he won't jeopardise key players who will play in their home match against Celta Vigo.
It's a chance for Arsenal to take 3 points but I'm not sure that they'll be able to do it.
I'm only going to watch this match this weekend because I'm busy on Saturday. However, if I ever have to miss an interesting match on TV, I watch "Match of the day" which also helps me with my listening skills.

The UEFA ratings set the number of teams each country has in the UCL every year. Russia has 2 teams now, but after the international club matches this year we have more points than Portugal. This means that we'll have 3 teams in the UCL in the 2018/2019 season.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
03/05/2017
DZ
3988
points

A draw between Arsenal and Man U would satisfying for both teams. I am going to watch Leicester against Watford if I can during my travel to Algiers. The terrible run of Algerian team has bad effect on popularity of both Mahrez and Slimani and this crisis is still occuring although there is a new manager. Algiers people prefer Real and Barca to low profil teams.

The number of teams depends also on who will win this year European Trophy. Spain will have the greatest number in theory but the prequalifying of 2017 will decide on end.

If I were Englishman I shall prefer to see Man U winning the European Cup.


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elghoul
03/05/2017 16:49
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

A draw between Arsenal and Man U would satisfying for both teams. I am going to watch Leicester against Watford if I can during my travel to Algiers. The terrible run of Algerian team has bad effect on popularity of both Mahrez and Slimani and this crisis is still occuring although there is a new manager. Algiers people prefer Real and Barca to low profil teams.

The number of teams depends also on who will win this year European Trophy. Spain will have the greatest number in theory but the prequalifying of 2017 will decide on end.

If I were Englishman I shall prefer to see Man U winning the European Cup.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/05/2017
GH
4768
points

Thanks Jack. A good luck in advance to Arsenal because they are definitely going to play in the Europa league next season


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kwesimanifest
02/05/2017 11:58
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Thanks Jack. A good luck in advance to Arsenal because they are definitely going to play in the Europa league next season

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/05/2017
GH
4768
points

ArsenaI 1-2 United


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kwesimanifest
02/05/2017 07:45
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

ArsenaI 1-2 United

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/05/2017
GH
4768
points

Correct me: I would like to find out what happens to Arsenal if they win the FA cup? Could they be palying in the champions league? If yes, then we are likely to have 6 teams in the champions league. Great season it will be next year if all the above are right i must say.


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kwesimanifest
02/05/2017 07:44
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Correct me: I would like to find out what happens to Arsenal if they win the FA cup? Could they be palying in the champions league? If yes, then we are likely to have 6 teams in the champions league. Great season it will be next year if all the above are right i must say.

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admin
02/05/2017
GB
560
points

Hi Kwesimanifest

Your writing is very accurate so these are not big problems, nevertheless, here are a couple of corrections:

I would like to find out what happens to Arsenal if they win the FA cup? Could they be playing in the champions league? If yes, then we are likely to have 6 teams in the champions league. Great season it will be next year if all the above are right i must say.

1. What you have written is not completely wrong. Because you are talking about a rule, the zero conditional (if + present simple + then + present simple) is OK. However, I would have used a first conditional because it feels more like a speculation. What will happen to Arsenal if they win the FA Cup? 

2. I'm not sure about this. It really is fine. I think that it could be better if the form matched the previous sentence and so I would have used will rather than could, but it's fine.

3. This final sentence sounds a lot like Yoda from Star Wars.  It will be a great season next year if that's right. 

Unfortunately, the winner of the FA Cup qualifies for the Europa League not the Champions League.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

 


admin's picture
admin
02/05/2017 08:15
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Hi Kwesimanifest

Your writing is very accurate so these are not big problems, nevertheless, here are a couple of corrections:

I would like to find out what happens to Arsenal if they win the FA cup? Could they be playing in the champions league? If yes, then we are likely to have 6 teams in the champions league. Great season it will be next year if all the above are right i must say.

1. What you have written is not completely wrong. Because you are talking about a rule, the zero conditional (if + present simple + then + present simple) is OK. However, I would have used a first conditional because it feels more like a speculation. What will happen to Arsenal if they win the FA Cup? 

2. I'm not sure about this. It really is fine. I think that it could be better if the form matched the previous sentence and so I would have used will rather than could, but it's fine.

3. This final sentence sounds a lot like Yoda from Star Wars.  It will be a great season next year if that's right. 

Unfortunately, the winner of the FA Cup qualifies for the Europa League not the Champions League.

Thanks

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

 

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
01/05/2017
GH
4768
points

If Chelsea take off their legs form the pedal, Spurs are sure to the take top spot.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
01/05/2017 23:42
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

If Chelsea take off their legs form the pedal, Spurs are sure to the take top spot.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham6510
2Alex_from_Ukraine6278
3hsn5521
4wsanta5086
5kwesimanifest4768
6Liubomyr4408
7elghoul3988
8assemjuve3705
9aragorn19863557
10Gergő Nagy3396
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71393
2Ukraine33261
3Spain27946
4Serbia27289
5Brazil23648
6Albania20578
7Vietnam19906
8Turkey19746
9Macedonia19074
10Bosnia and Herzegovina16333
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United141262
2Liverpool109858
3Chelsea88310
4Arsenal85481
5Manchester City56370
6Tottenham Hotspur19088
7Newcastle United10456
8West Ham United7435
9Crystal Palace4224
10AFC Bournemouth4080

Level

2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

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