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As the title race, fight for the top four and battle to avoid the drop heats up, the Magic Man gives us his tips for the weekend’s games. The action gets underway on Saturday lunchtime when relegation-threatened Fulham take on in-form Manchester United at Craven Cottage. The live action keeps on coming on Super Sunday as third-placed Tottenham face Leicester at Wembley, before champions Manchester City and Champions League-chasing Chelsea go head to head at the Etihad. We conclude proceedings with a Monday Night  offering from Molineux as high-flying Wolves host struggling Newcastle.

Fulham Vs Manchester United (Saturday  1:30am)

I can’t see anything other than a United win, they will have too much for Fulham. I think Fulham will score, but it is at the back that they look all over the place. There will be goals in the game, but it will be another three points for United.

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PREDICTION: 1-3

Liverpool Vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 4pm)

Bournemouth are poor away from home and I see Liverpool winning this game, but it is also a dangerous game for them the way the visitors play.

They are a little bit like Crystal Palace, they will hit you on the break and are quick, and Liverpool struggle with that. And with all the nerves that are going on now, the first 20 minutes will be very, very important. So, a big game…

PREDICTION: 2-2

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Crystal Palace Vs West Ham United (Saturday, 4pm)

You never know what you are going to get from West Ham, this is not a massive game. You watched them against Liverpool on MNF and think, ‘How can this team get beaten and concede four to ?’ You really have to ask some serious questions about what is going on there, they were a completely different team.

No disrespect to Wimbledon, but you should not be letting in four goals against a side bottom of League One. And then you play against a team like Liverpool with their front three and they never really looked like scoring.

PREDICTION: 1-0

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Huddersfield Town Vs Arsenal (Saturday, 4pm)

I’m going to go for Arsenal, but I would not be shocked if they did not win because defensively, Arsenal are just not good enough. And sooner or later, something has got to happen at Huddersfield, they have to have an all out go now, it is pointless coming away from this game with a draw.

Before the game, a draw would be a good result…. But actually, it would not be. They now need to win football matches, so they may as well go out and have a go. You may as well go out and if they get beat five…

PREDICTION: 0-2

Southampton Vs Cardiff City (Saturday, 4pm)

Cardiff will make it hard for Southampton, that was a massive result for them last week winning at Bournemouth, and that has now brought Brighton into it. I do not see Southampton going down and I see them edging this one.

PREDICTION: 2-0

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Watford Vs Everton (Saturday, 4pm)

I fancy Watford here, I do not see Everton winning this game, I think there is trouble there at the moment. Everton conceded from a set play against Man City again on Wednesday night and Watford are a big team, so I see them being too strong here.

PREDICTION: 2-1

Brighton & Hove Albion Vs Burley (Saturday, 6.30pm)

This is a big game for Brighton, who rested a lot of players in the FA Cup against West Brom in midweek – 11 changes and then Glenn Murray comes on and scores, so they have another game now.

And you think, ‘why did you not just play your best team from the start then, as you would not have to have played two-and-a-half games to get through?’ Burnley, meanwhile, look back to the old Burnley, hard to beat and play against…

PREDICTION: 0-0

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Tottenham Vs Leicester (Sunday 2:30pm)

This will be a hard game for Spurs as Leicester have been competing and doing well against the big teams – those sides have a go at them and they can counterattack with the pace of Jamie Vardy, while you also have James Maddison and Demarai Gray in support. However, despite this being a tough test, I do still see Spurs falling over the line again… they keep on winning, which is the main thing for them – you do not get any extra points for winning 6-0.

PREDICTION: 2-1

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Manchester City Vs Chelsea (Sunday 5pm)

I think City will win this as I just do not see how Chelsea defensively can keep them quiet on their ground and the way they pass and move it. Marcos Alonso plays as a No 10 and will be bombing forward, while David Luiz will either be a 9/10, or a 3/10! I would be shocked if Chelsea got anything from this game. However, despite being top of the league, City are still vulnerable, they are not like they were last season. You could see that against Arsenal last weekend as when they equalised, they were comfortable and looked the better team, but they just did not have enough.

Chelsea have got more than Arsenal and it will be a hard game for City, but I just think that defensively, Chelsea can’t be relied upon. They let in four at Bournemouth recently and if they behind, I just do not see them coming back, they do not have that in them.

PREDICTSION: 3-1

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Wolves Vs Newcastle (Monday 9pm)

Rafa Benitez is tactically very good, he goes under the radar, but tactically he is probably the best in the Premier League. He gets results against Man City, so they will be hard to beat. Wolves, though, struggle against teams that do not come out against them and they get frustrated – they lost at home at a canter to the bottom club, Huddersfield, so this could be a difficult game for them.

Benitez will have seen that and will not open up against them – if this turned into a ‘you have a shot, we have a shot’ match, I would dread to think what the score would be. They will be five at the back, will not move and they will wait for a set play from Matt Ritchie, who is good at them, a little bit of guile, and I could see them getting something from this game.

PREDICTION: 1-1

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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BRILLIANT! SOLSKJAER REVEALS PLAN AHEAD OF SECOND LEG AGAINST BARCELONA

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his plan to defeat Barcelona in the second leg of his side’s UEFA Champions League tie with the La Liga leaders.

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United were beaten by one goal to nothing in the first leg played on Wednesday.

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A Luke Shaw own goal in the 12th minute was all Ernesto Valverde’s men needed to claim victory at Old Trafford.

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Speaking after the game, Ole Gunnar Solskajer revealed he will be going in to the game with one thing in mind.

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He said: ‘We played a good team. We know you have to defend a lot without the ball and you might be tired when you get the chance yourself.

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‘We go there with one thing in my mind, we have to score.’

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There is no doubt United will have to score to go through to the semi-final, but the game at the Nou Camp won’t be easy by any means.

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It is expected that Barcelona will dominate the second leg, leaving United with the option of playing on the counter.

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Aside playing on the counter, Solskjaer will have to rely on set-pieces in order to get a goal. This is where a player like Lukaku will be useful, given his physical presence.

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It remains to be seen if Lionel Messi will be able to give a better performance after a not too inspiring first leg where he was bullied by Chris Smalling.

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The United defender had prior to the game said that he was ready for the challenge against Messi, urging the little Argentine to ‘bring it on’.

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Smalling showed he was ready for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner by making life very difficult for him.

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MANCHESTER UNITED BOSS NAMES THE PLAYER THAT IS ALWAYS IMPROVING HIS GAME

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on midfielder Scott McTominay after his performance against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, adding that the youngster is improving in every game he plays.

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The Scotsman played the entire game as United slumped to 1-0 defeat at the hands of Spanish La Liga side Barcelona on Wednesday night.

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The 22-year-old won the Man of the Match award after a commanding display against the best team in the La Liga.

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Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said: ‘Scott McTominay was fantastic. Every time he plays for us he is improving.

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‘He’s a great athlete, wins his challenges and quick on his feet. He started settling us to be fair [after United went behind].’

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McTominay has made 17 appearances for United this season, scoring once.

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He is a product of United’s academy and made his Premier League debut when he came on as a substitute against Arsenal on the 7th of May, 2017.

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His first Premier League start for the club was against Crystal Palace on the 21st of May, 2017.

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Solskjaer will be hoping the youngster continues to improve and gives a good account of himself if he is given another chance against Barcelona in the second leg.

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With the future of Ander Herrera in doubt, United may have just found an ideal replacement for the Spaniard.

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If he is consistent, his youthfulness and ability to put in enormous strength will make him the darling of United supporters.

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At this stage, it is important for the youngster to avoid the distractions that come from being the centre of attention and focus on giving his best in training.

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He should learn from previous United youngsters who have broken into the first team and failed to maintain and improve on the work that got them to the top.

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