The English Premier League kicked off in August Friday night in a tense match opener Leicester City 1-2 Manchester United which saw Paul Pogba becomes the first goal scorer for the 2018/19 campaign finding the back of the net through a penalty kick in the 3rd minute of the first half. For this Premier League special we teamed up with the experts of
So far gone now with several matches have been played and Liverpool is currently topping the table, which is starting to raise some eyebrows hence debate on what club will emerge victor in the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
According to a reports from Talk Sports, a Super Computer had predicted who could win the Premier League this season.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar jr also laid down his prediction for the Premier League leaving out Liverpool in the top four spot.
“Who will in it? Woah, that’s difficult,” he said.
“It’s very hard, it’s very difficult, but Manchester City will win it.
“Second will be United, third is Chelsea. Fourth is Tottenham.”
With all these predictions we will like to add ours too.
Last year we saw what the Jurgen Klopp team is capable of flourishing and fighting their way to reach the Champions League final.
With that being that, the Reds got the best out of the summer transfer window as they Fabinho(from AS Monaco) and Xherdan Shaqiri(from Stoke City).
The ability to reach the Champions League final also means that they are capable of winning the League if they put their mind and heart to it.
Liverpool could see themselves win the English top Flight this season as they were the only weakness the defending champions have.
Second on the list is the defending Champions Manchester City. Two seasons ago Pep Guardiola was being thought how to play in the Premier League.
His second season with the Citizens proved he learnt his lesson as he lifted the English league and EFL Cup at the end of the season.
The Citizens are in contend for the Premier League but might just not be winning the league this season as Guardiola will be having his eyes set on the Champions League this campaign so will have to settle for the second position.
On the third and fourth place will be Manchester United and Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho team is full of talents but are seeming to lack something else in motion to push them forward to go further in the league.
While the Blues teams which is also full of talents but will be taking sometime for the squad to finally adapt to Maurizio Sarri’s style of football.
The Premier League is a competitive league as it is almost unpredictable as to who could finish at the top.
Tokyo 2020: Naomi Osaka Beats China’s Saisai In Straight Sets
Japan’s Naomi Osaka returns a shot to China’s Zheng Saisai, during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women’s singles, first round tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo .
Japan’s Naomi Osaka won in straight sets on her highly-anticipated return to court at the Tokyo Olympics yesterday, while world number one Ashleigh Barty crashed out in the first round.
Osaka, the star of the opening ceremony, defeated China’s Zheng Saisai 6-1, 6-4 in her first match since taking an eight-week break for mental health reasons.
“I feel like more than anything I’m just focused on playing tennis. Playing the Olympics has been a dream of mine since I was a kid,” said Osaka, chosen as the first tennis player to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday.
“I feel like the break that I took was very needed, but I feel definitely a little bit refreshed and happy again.”
The Australian Open champion had not played since May, when she walked out of Roland Garros, saying that media commitments were harming her mental health.
Osaka showed few signs of rust as she reeled off the opening five games on the Ariake Coliseum centre court, which likely would have been packed to capacity if not for a spectator ban because of coronavirus restrictions.
The second seed broke the 52nd-ranked Zheng for a 2-1 lead in the second set and closed out an 87-minute victory on her third match point.
The 23-year-old Osaka is attempting to become Japan’s first Olympic tennis champion. She will play Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic in the last 32.
Insurance FC Records Second NNL Win On Return
Bendel Insurance recorded their second win in a row since returning to the second tier of Nigeria National League with a 1-0 win over Abia Comets on Saturday at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Defender Tanimu Benjamin scored the only goal of the encounter in the 26th minute to hand the hosts the maximum points.
Both results have brightened their chances of qualifying for the Super 8.
According to Tidesports source, the Edo State Government in June withdrew the team from the competition after several of their players were injured by home fans during their game against Remo Stars in Ikenne, Ogun State.
On their return, Insurance pulled off an away win over Holy Arrows in Enugu before the win at the weekend
“I am happy with the goal and the overall performance from the boys. Our aim is to return to the topflight and we are working hard to achieve it,” goal scorer Benjamin, who was injured in the violence at Ikenne, said
Karagumruk To Pay Musa N1bn Annually
Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa was on Thursday unveiled by Turkish Lig 1 side, Fatih Karagumruk, having signed the winger on a two-year deal with an option to extend the deal for another year.
Tidesports source gathered that the financial details of the deal were undisclosed by both club and player, Musa will earn about$2.5million (N1.02billion) annually with a weekly pay of $40,000, with bonuses.
Karagumruk were promoted to the Turkish topflight in the 2019/2020 campaign, ending a 35-year wait for a return to the Super Lig and want to remain there, thus, the acquisition of star players like Musa.
“It’s a good deal no doubt, the club wanted Musa because of his wealth of experience, having played at the World Cup and the UEFA Champions League. Since they were promoted to the topflight two seasons ago, their major aim is to remain in the Turkish topflight and also win games against the big sides like Galatasary, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor and they believe Musa can help them achieve their goals. That’s why they signed him for $2.5million annual salary, besides bonuses and allowances,” a close friend of Musa said.
It was also reliably learnt that there were financial incentives for Musa, if the club qualified for European competitions, and if he ended up as their highest scorer at the end of the season.
Musa, in an interview with newsmen said Karagumruk’s ambition was a major reason he joined them.
“I was very impressed with the team’s philosophy, style of play and it’s clearly an ambitious club.
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