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Napoli a cracking bet at 4-1 in the Serie A outright betting without AC Milan and Inter

Published on 30/08/2011 09:29

The strikes in Spain amongst players seeking income protection should their clubs fold spread to Italy, and the start of the Serie A season has been postponed until September 10. One would have to be very hopeful that ongoing talks between the league’s officials and the Italian Players’ Union will yield a satisfactory outcome – the vibes are positive that a resolution will soon be reached. It’s shaping up to be an exciting 2011/12 race for the Scudetto…

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Diego Forlan joins Inter Milan; Zlatan Ibrahimovic favourite to be top Serie A goalscorer

Published on 29/08/2011 22:02

Inter Milan’s search for a replacement for Samuel Eto’o is over as Diego Forlan today (Sunday, August 29) confirmed that he will be joining Inter Milan from Atletico Madrid. Speaking at a press conference in Madrid, the 32-year-old Uruguay international said: ‘I am going to a great club and there is a big challenge ahead of me. I want to thank Massimo Moratti for this chance. ‘I have already spoken with Esteban Cambiasso and Diego Milito, they are my…

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Bayern Munich can regain Bundesliga supremacy this season – Mario Gomez to be leading scorer?

Published on 29/08/2011 16:56

It was a topsy-turvy 2010/11 campaign for Bayern Munich; they threw away their chances to atone for their sluggish start to the season and their failure to automatically qualify for the Champions League was nothing short of disastrous for a club of the Bavarian’s stature. However, though it’s early days, life under new coach Jupp Heynckes has started brightly, and the injury problems that plagued die Roten in the first half of last term are not present this time…

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Can Real Madrid topple Barcelona in La Liga this time around? Cristiano Ronaldo to retain the Pichichi Trophy?

Published on 29/08/2011 16:25

In the first time since the 1960s the La Liga season was delayed this year owing to a players’ strike over the protection of their income should a club fold. Thankfully, the curtain was finally raised on Saturday (August 27), and REAL MADRID made a real statement of intent when thrashing Zaragoza in their opening match. At the time of writing, reigning champions Barcelona have yet to play their first game of the domestic season, and it’s a match they should win…

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Barcelona entertain Villarreal as the curtain is finally raised on the La Liga season

Published on 29/08/2011 13:27

Finally, the La Liga season is underway and Barcelona will be keen to impose themselves on Villarreal in their opening domestic match of the 2011/12 campaign, particularly after seeing Real Madrid thump Zaragoza on Sunday. The reigning Spanish and European champions will be without first-choice centre-backs Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol, both of whom are injured, but Javier Mascherano and Eric Abidal have already proven themselves adept at filling in at the heart of defence,…

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Could Kaka be heading back to AC Milan – Real Madrid playmaker linked with switch back to the San Siro

Published on 29/08/2011 13:21

Only a couple of years back the name Kaka was synonymous with footballing artistry, but since Real Madird forked out a mind-boggling £59million to lure the Brazilian from AC Milan in 2009, the metaphorical star hasn’t shined so brightly. Indeed, during the 2006/7 season Kaka was arguably the finest player in Europe, leading the Rossoneri to a seventh Champions League victory. His departure from the San Siro was emotional but since arriving at the Bernabeu the…

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Nottingham Forest don't lose at home. Allardyce will be Hammering at the door though!

Published on 28/08/2011 11:29

Nottingham Forest don't lose at home. That's the rule when betting on games taking place at the City Ground. Ok Ok, they lost a couple late on last season when under pressure, but save that, the rule is pretty much fail proof Sam Allardyce will bring his West Ham United side up to Nottingham looking to continue the good work they have done on the road so far this season with wins against both Doncaster and Watford. A quick look at the Championship table and the…

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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich will be without Arjen Robben against Kaiserslautern

Published on 27/08/2011 14:19

Bayern Munich are habitually slow off the blocks, but die Roten have looked very sharp in the early stages of the 2011/12 campaign, and will be bidding for their fifth consecutive victory when they lock horns with Kaiserslautern in the Fritz-Walter Stadion this afternoon. Indeed, subsequent to a surprise defeat at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach on August 7, the Bavarian giants have been irresistible, following-up last weekend’s demolition of Hamburg in the…

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Man Utd Should Be Confident About Beating Arsenal

Published on 26/08/2011 16:36

This has to be the game of the weekend and probably the game of the season so far but it will have lost most of its sparkle as in previous seasons it has been a game to decide the title but now it might only decide whether or not Arsenal even finish in the top four. The bookies now make Liverpool more favoured than Arsenal in the title odds and unless Arsene Wenger strengthens before the transfer deadline closes they could be in for a very tough season without Cesc Fabregas…

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Tottenham Can Prove A Point Against Man City Without Adebayor

Published on 26/08/2011 16:36

These sides have been duelling for Champions League places in recent season, Spurs getting the better of Man City two seasons ago before Man City grabbed third place late last season. It is expected the gap will increase between the two sides after another extravagant summer for Roberto Mancini's men, the fact that they have been able to loan out Emmanuel Adebayor says it all about their strength in depth. Emmanuel Adebayor will be unable to make his Spurs debut…

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Liverpool Can Use Home Record To Beat Bolton

Published on 26/08/2011 16:36

Both Liverpool and Bolton have made decent starts to the season, Liverpool put the disappointment of drawing with Sunderland behind them when beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium whilst Bolton were top after beating QPR 4-0, they didn't fare so well against Man City in their next match but a 3-2 loss is a more than respectable result considering their expenditure once again over the summer. Luis Suarez is likely to return to the starting line up, he scored…

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Swansea And Sunderland Could Remain Winless This Weekend

Published on 26/08/2011 16:35

Both Swansea and Sunderland have gained one point from their opening two fixtures, Swansea will have been a little disappointed to only get a point at home to Wigan in their last fixture, homes fixtures like that are the ones they need to be winning if they are to survive. Sunderland's new signings are clearly taking a little time to gel and Steve Bruce's main concerns at the moment seem to centre around their lack of goals. Swansea will once again be without…

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Little Between Newcastle And Fulham This Weekend

Published on 26/08/2011 16:34

Newcastle have done well to pick up four points so far this season, they were some pundits' outside bets for relegation this season but their ability to pick up slightly unexpected wins here and there should see them safe, as well as the fact that they are definitely not in the worst three teams in the league despite needing strengthening in certain areas. They sit three points above Fulham who have made a slow start for Martin Jol, they have traditionally struggled away …

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West Brom Can Make The Most Of Easier Fixture Than Of Late

Published on 26/08/2011 16:34

Two of the less fashionable managers meet here as Tony Pulis' Stoke welcome Roy Hodgson's West Brom to the Britannia Stadium and both managers will be expected to get their team to a safe mid table position this season. These are the winnable games for both teams and Tony Pulis will be hoping his side can cope with challenging on duel fronts, the Europa League will mean Stoke have to get used to playing the majority of their games on Sunday in thei first half of the…

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UEFA Super Cup betting preview: Porto likely to be port in a storm against Barcelona in Monaco

Published on 26/08/2011 11:37

Last season’s La Liga and Champions Legaue winners Barcelona will be contesting their eighth UEFA Super Cup this evening, more than any other club in history. Should the Catalans outpoint the 2010/11 Europa League heroes Porto in Monaco – and they’re expected to, with 1.40 the best price currently on offer about La Blaugrana in the full time result market – it will be their fifth Super Cup victory. Porto are no mugs. Indeed, they were unbeaten in the…

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Ipswich Town could be in trouble, Leeds United will come looking for some

Published on 25/08/2011 22:22

Ipswich Town find themselves in quite a different place to what was expected with Paul Jewel coming into the club to bring his promotional experience to the table. It has to be said though, it is hard to consider their season getting any worse than the mauling they received from promoted Peterborough Untied last week. Quite simply a freak result. It would be worse however if Leeds united were to come and take all three points, Ipswich could actually fall into the bottom three! …

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It's all Square between Portsmouth and Cardiff City

Published on 25/08/2011 22:08

Things may be considered almost even between the 2008 Fa Cup finalists. Portsmouth broke the Bluebirds hearts that day, but revenge has been sweet since with Cardiff winning both meetings between the sides last year after Portsmouth were relegated. A 0-2 win for Cardiff here at Fratton Park was superseded with a 3-0 win at the Cardiff City stadium in April. Things may once again be different in Portsmouth on Saturday though. Cardiff are not the same side they were under Dave…

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Southamptons Perfect record under Threat at leicester City on Saturday

Published on 25/08/2011 21:56

Few would have predicted Southampton to be top of the Championship after 4 matches with a 100% record and 12 points, many would have forecast that Leicester would have had more than the four points they have managed to accumulate thus far. The Championship has been strange to say the least so far, many results going against expectations, so which way will it go on Saturday when Southampton travel to the King Power Stadium in Leicester to take on Sven Goran Eriksson expensively …

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Juan Mata Could Make Chelsea Debut Against Norwich On Saturday

Published on 25/08/2011 16:30

Norwich face their toughest task of the season yet on Saturday when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. This game sees the third favouirtes to win the title face off against the second favourites to finish bottom and the class between the two sides is there for all to see and whilst Norwich have so far managed to remain unbeaten in the Premiership, it would be a huge shock if they can go three games without losing. It has been a bit of a slow start for Chelsea…

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Blackburn And Everton Still Searching For First Points Of The Season

Published on 25/08/2011 15:47

Neither of these two sides are yet registered a point this season in Premiership despite neither facing the better teams in the division so far, Everton at least have the excuse that they have only played one match following the postponement of their opening day fixture against Spurs. Blackburn have been well touted for relegation so far this season and on the evidence of the opening games they will be right down there whilst Everton are traditionally slow starters each season…

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