Manchester clubs drawn apart in FA Cup last eight

Manchester rivals United and City have been drawn apart in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. United defeated holders Chelsea in Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie and will face Wolves at the Molineaux. Premier League champions Manchester City are at Championship side Swansea City, with Millwall – another second-tier side – at home to Brighton. Watford host Crystal Palace in the other last-eight tie. The quarter-final games will be played from 15-18 March, with winning clubs receiving £720,000 in prize money. FA Cup quarter-final draw in full Swansea City v Manchester…

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Crystal Palace sign Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea

Crystal Palace have signed Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan until the end of the season. The Belgium international, 25, had been on a season-long loan at La Liga side Valencia. Batshuayi – who had been linked with a loan move to Tottenham or Everton – has scored seven goals in 32 Premier League appearances for the Blues. 🦇 Batsman Returns to London! Welcome to the Palace, @mbatshuayi 👊 #CPFC 🦅👉 https://t.co/GXoBd1Ujhn pic.twitter.com/eVQgrN8uD5 — Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 1, 2019 “This is a fantastic signing for Crystal Palace,” said…

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Arsenal to face Manchester United in FA Cup fourth round

Arsenal have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round. The Gunners have won the competition a record 13 times, while United are 12-time winners. The two sides met in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup in 2015 when Danny Welbeck scored the winner against his former side as Arsenal ran out 2-1 winners at Old Trafford. Non-league Barnet – the lowest-ranked club left in the competition – are at home to Championship side Brentford. League One Gillingham, who knocked out Premier League Cardiff in the third…

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MLS Champions Atlanta United hire Frank de Boer as new head coach

Atlanta United have announced the appointment of Frank de Boer as the club’s new head coach. The former Ajax and Crystal Palace boss was only recently linked to the job vacated by Argentinean coach Tata Martino, and the club have now confirmed the hiring of only the second ever manager in its history. New chapter. Same mission.#ATLUTD name @FdeBoerOfficial as 2nd head coach in club history 📝 https://t.co/H2VX85UytQ pic.twitter.com/AT7rLstHHf — Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 23, 2018 “Frank de Boer has a distinguished background, both as manager and player, and…

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Video assistant referees (VAR) set to be used in Premier League next season

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season after clubs agreed in principle to the move. The Premier League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa. VAR was used at the 2018 World Cup, is in operation in Italy and Germany’s top divisions, and has been utilised in some FA Cup and Carabao Cup games. The Premier League has been carrying out “non-live” trials this season. VAR will also be used in the Champions League from next season. There…

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Premier League clubs asked for £250,000 towards £5m bonus for outgoing Scudamore

All 20 Premier League clubs have been asked for a £250,000 contribution so that the league’s outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift. The clubs were asked for the money before a meeting on Tuesday. It is expected they will agree to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck’s request. Scudamore, 59, who is reportedly paid £2.5m per season, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the organisation. The league’s UK television rights were valued at around £670m when he joined, and the last deal was worth…

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Wilfried Zaha signs new deal to become highest earner at Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha has committed his long-term contract future to Crystal Palace by signing a new contract and in the process becomes the highest paid player in the club’s history. The new contract which contains no release clause will take Zaha until the end of the 2022/23 campaign and is believed to be worth £130,000/week. Zaha’s importance to Palace cannot be overstated with Roy Hodgson’s side failing to secure a single point in his absence last season. The Ivory Coast international scored nine times last term as Palace overcame a difficult…

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Crystal Palace vs West Bromwich Albion – Betting Tips and Predictions

Crystal Palace have completed a remarkable turnaround this season, and they could move into the top-half of the table with a win over West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park on Sunday. The Eagles are undefeated in their last five games, and this run has helped them move away from the struggle at the bottom. As things stand, they are 11th in the table with 41 points. A win on Sunday would most probably see them leapfrog Newcastle United in the tenth spot. Palace looked certain for relegation after losing their…

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Crystal Palace vs Leicester City – Betting Tips and Predictions

Crystal Palace will go for three points against an out-of-form Leicester City at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Following a disastrous start to the season, the Eagles find themselves on the verge of securing their Premier League status. Palace are 14th in the table with 35 points. They have built up a five-point buffer between themselves and the bottom three. Another three points on Saturday would almost secure their safety. The Eagles have been in decent form and are undefeated in their last three games. Last weekend, they played a goalless…

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Watford vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

Watford are in a slump, and they would be eager to put an end to it when they host Crystal Palace on Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Hornets have picked up just one point from their last five games, and last weekend, they lost 1-0 at Huddersfield Town. Watford sit in the 12th spot with 37 points. They are in a rather comfortable position, safe from relegation and with nothing left to play for this season. However, Watford’s ongoing troubles are not good for new manager Javi Garcia, and he…

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Crystal Palace vs Brighton and Hove Albion – Betting Tips and Predictions

Crystal Palace will be aiming to get away from the relegation zone when they host Brighton and Hove Albion at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles sit on the edge of the drop zone, and they could use a win this weekend. Last weekend, Palace claimed a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth, and as things stand, they occupy the 17th-spot with 31 points, only three clear of the bottom three. Coming into this game, Palace have won only one of their last ten games. However, they played against five of top…

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Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

After an underwhelming first half of the season, Bournemouth are looking to end the season on a strong note. The Cherries will continue their league campaign with Crystal Palace’s visit to Vitality Stadium on Saturday. Last Saturday, Bournemouth needed a late goal from Jermaine Defoe to manage a 2-2 draw at Watford. The Cherries have picked up 12 points from their last eight games, and this run has helped them move into the top half. The South Coast side sit in the tenth spot with 37 points. Relegation is not…

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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool – Betting Tips and Predictions

Crystal Palace and Liverpool have very different ambitions at opposite ends of the table as they prepare to face each other at Selhurst Park in an early kick-off on Saturday. After four consecutive defeats in the league, the Eagles claimed an encouraging 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town prior to the international break. The win helped them move out of the bottom three, but the fear of relegation is not over yet. They are currently placed 16th in the table with 30 points, just two points clear of the danger. Palace…

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Huddersfield Town vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

In arguably the most significant Premier League fixture this weekend, Huddersfield Town will host Crystal Palace at the John Smith Stadium. Both sides are candidates for relegation at the moment; however, the Terriers find themselves in a much better situation. Huddersfield currently sit in the 15th spot with 31 points, only four points clear of the drop zone. The Terriers were unlucky to end up with a goalless draw against ten-men Swansea City at home, last weekend. Nevertheless, they have picked up form in the recent weeks and have managed…

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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea are slipping behind in the race for top-four spots, and they must get back to the winning ways when they host Crystal Palace at Samford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues have lost four of their last five games in the league, and they come into this on the back of consecutive defeats to Manchester clubs. In the league, the Blues are placed fifth in the league table with 53 points. The current champions are already five points behind the top-four. However, they can make up some gap on their…

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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham – Betting Tips and Predictions

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Crystal Palace will host London rivals Tottenham in a derby game at Selhurst Park on Sunday. The Eagles have been hit hard by injuries, and they are now without a win in their last four league games. Palace are currently missing 12 first team players through injuries and that has been very evident in their recent performances. In their last league game, they lost 3-1 at Everton. Ahead of Spurs’ visit, Palace are placed 15th in the table with 27 points, just a point clear of the bottom three. One…

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Everton vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

Everton will be looking to bounce back from their embarrassment at Emirates Stadium when they host Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Toffees come into this game following the 5-1 defeat to Arsenal, but they would be encouraged by the fact that they defeated Leicester City 2-1 in their last home game. Theo Walcott scored a brace in that game, and he will be looking to increase his tally against Palace. Ahead of the game, the Merseysiders find themselves tenth in the league table with 31 points. Palace…

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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Crystal Palace have massively improved since the arrival of Roy Hodgson, but the threat of relegation is not over yet. The South London side will face another relegation-candidates Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on Sunday. The Eagles, who managed a 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Tuesday, currently sit in the 13th spot with 26 points, only three points above the drop zone. The Eagles have picked up some decent results at Selhurst Park this season – including a draw with Manchester City and a win over Chelsea. There…

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West Ham United vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

West Ham United will welcome Crystal Place at London Stadium in a battle between two recovering sides on Tuesday. There has been a common theme to the seasons of both sides as they both find themselves in a recovery-mode under new managers following terrible starts to the season. Both sides are separated by a solitary point in the league table, and we expect an exciting London derby this midweek. The Hammers suffered a shock 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Wigan Athletic on Saturday, but they are undefeated in their last…

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Crystal Palace vs Burnley – Betting Tips and Predictions

Crystal Palace have surprised everyone with their turnaround following the arrival of Roy Hodgson in the hot-seat. This weekend, they have another opportunity to increase their point-tally as they host out-of-form Burnley at Selhurst Park. The Eagles managed to pull off a remarkable draw against Manchester City in their last home game, and a repeat of that performance should be enough to land them three points against the Clarets. In their last league game, Palace claimed a 2-1 win at Southampton, but they did suffer a setback during the midweek…

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Leicester City vs Crystal Palace- Betting Tips and Predictions

Leicester City vs Crystal Palace- Betting Tips and Predictions Leicester City welcome relegation-threatened Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium in this early kick-off. The Foxes have won their last four matches and haven’t lost in the last 5 matches. Crystal Palace have not lost any of their last six matches although the Eagles have only won two matches in that period. Palace’s manager Roy Hodgson believes his side has closed in on the teams above and there are chances of surviving relegation this term.  A win here would see…

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Crystal Palace vs AFC Bournemouth – betting tips and predictions

After opening the season with seven defeats without scoring a goal, Crystal Place have displayed much more resilience and fight in the recent weeks. This Saturday, the South London club will host Bournemouth at Selhurst Park. The arrival of Roy Hodgson at the club has certainly had an impact, and the Eagles have lost only two of their last eight fixtures. As things stand, Palace find themselves 18th in the table and only three points behind the safety line. In their last two fixtures, Palace have managed goalless draws against…

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Crystal Palace vs Stoke City – betting tips and predictions

With just one win in their 12 games, Crystal Palace are still languishing at the bottom of the table ahead of Stoke City’s visit to Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles have picked up just five points this season, and they are five points behind the safety line. However, they are undefeated in their last three home games, and they would consider this game as a good opportunity to put some much-needed points on the board. After going goalless for first seven games, the Eagles have scored six in their…

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Crystal Palace vs Everton – betting tips and predictions

Crystal Palace find themselves rooted to the bottom of the league ahead of Everton’s visit to Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles have firmly established themselves as early-season favourites for relegation, and with a point-total of four, they are six points adrift of the safety. Following their shock 2-1 home win over Chelsea, the Eagles have picked up just one point in their last three games. In their last fixture, they lost 1-0 at Tottenham. Everton have been equally terrible this season, but a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Watford in…

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Arsenal close to major signing, also interested in Premier League winger and more

Arsenal linked with Nabil Fekir, once again. In last few days, Arsenal have been strongly linked with Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir, and now Daily Star has claimed that the Gunners are close to finalizing a deal for the player. The report claims that the Gunners are in advanced talks with the Ligue 1 club, and they are hopeful of reaching an agreement for around £60m. Fekir’s arrival in North London could signal January departures for the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Fekir, who has a contract until 2020…

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