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Real Madrid out to regain position at La Liga summit against Sevilla tonight

Published on 17/12/2011 16:27

Real Madrid will be out to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at the hands of bitter enemies Barcelona when travelling to the Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla, and the nervionenses won’t be happy to see Los Blancos arriving, Cristiano Ronaldo in toe, as the Portuguese star struck four times as the capital-based club prevailed, winning 6-2. While an eight-goal thriller may not be on the cards this time, expect the net to rattle a fair few times. Indeed, Sevilla…

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Ibracadabra can serve up some goalscoring magic at the San Siro this evening

Published on 17/12/2011 12:29

Reigning Serie A champions AC Milan could leapfrog Juventus and Udinese, albeit potentially only temporarily, by beating Siena on Saturday evening, and it will be something of a shock should Massimiliano Allegri’s side fail to do so. The Rossoneri have yet to be beaten in the league at the San Siro this season, and they’re currently on a run of nine unbeaten Scudetto matches overall, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking sharp – he’s currently the third…

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Cologne's record at the Allianz Arena suggests they can hold Bayern at bay tonight

Published on 16/12/2011 18:33

Bayern Munich are unsurprisingly long odds-on to beat Cologne at the Allianz Arena this evening, but those thinking of lumping on at such a prohibitive price – the home win is no bigger than 1.18 at the time of writing – should note that Stale Solbakken’s men have not been beaten in all four previous visits to the stadium since its gates were opened in 2005. Though generally formidable on home soil, the Bavarians have already been beaten twice in their own…

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Man City v Arsenal - Expect Goals Galore At Eastlands

Published on 16/12/2011 16:58

Man City's unbeaten start to the season may have come to an end on Monday but they remain top of the Premiership by two points and having won every home game so far this season in the league they will remain confident of beating anyone at Eastlands. Arsenal are on the heels of the top four after yet another win last weekend, that makes it eight wins and a draw from their last ten games which is as good a record as Man City or Spurs in the same period. Gael Clichy is…

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Goals Expected To Be At A Premium When Liverpool Visit Aston Villa

Published on 16/12/2011 16:58

Both of these sides come into this match off the back of narrow wins, Aston Villa ended a three game winless streak when they didn't even score when they beat Bolton 2-1 last week whilst Liverpool gained their first home win against a newly promoted side this season, they beat QPR 1-0 having previously drawn with both Norwich and Swansea at Anfield. Aston Villa will be without joint top scorer Gabby Agbonlahor who serves a one match ban after picking up his fifth yellow…

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Comfortable Victory Predicted For Chelsea At Wigan

Published on 16/12/2011 16:57

Wigan moved to within two points of safety with a win against West Brom last week and Roberto Martinez will have been delighted that his side could fight back from a goal down for just their third win of the season. It still looks as though it will be a long hard season for Wigan with goalscoring their particular problem, no side has scored less in the Premiership so far this campaign. Chelsea are looking more like their old selves and eight goals in their last three games means …

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QPR's Poor Form To Continue Against Man Utd

Published on 16/12/2011 16:57

QPR started this season well but a recent loss of form has seen them begin to tumble down the table. Neil Warnock will be wary of how difficult the second half of the season can be for newly promoted sides and he will surely be looking to dip into the transfer market next month. Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson may also be looking to bring some players in, he has seen some key players succumb to injury this season and the recent long term loss of Darren Fletcher has only added to…

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Spurs To Inflict First Sunderland Defeat For O'Neill

Published on 16/12/2011 16:57

Spurs returned to winning ways against Shamrock Rovers on Thursday after their unlucky loss at Stoke last week but that 4-0 win in Ireland wans't enough for Harry Redknapp's to progress in the Europa League, a fact that won't upset too many Spurs fans as they can now concentrate on the league. Sunderland needed a last minute goal to make it a fairytale opening game win for Martin O'Neill but that was a home game against Blackburn, away at Spurs things will be…

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Wolves Fancied To Take Advantage Of Tired Stoke Legs

Published on 16/12/2011 16:55

Wolves were comprehensively beaten by Man Utd last week and that loss leaves Wolves just two points and one place above the relagation zone currently. The pressure very much remains on Mick McCarthy, who a section of the Wolves support want to be sacked, but as long as it looks like he is keeping Wolves in the Premiership he is unlikely to lose his job anytime soon. Stoke have struggled after playing in the Europa League this season, their win over Everton recently was the first …

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Back First Ewood Park Draw This Season When West Brom Visit Blackburn

Published on 15/12/2011 16:58

Blackburn's last minute defeat at Sunderland last week will have really hurt the confidence of Blackburn and certainly won't have helped the chance's of Steve Kean keeping his job at Ewood Park much longer, it gives the fans more ammunition to fire at their under pressure manager. There doesn't seem to be too much pressure on West brom boss Roy Hodgson despite the fact that his West Brom side are just four places and five points above the struggling Blackburn but …

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Everton Can Return To Winning Ways At Norwich's Expense

Published on 15/12/2011 16:57

Just as it looked as though Everton's season was really beginning to pick up they go and lose two matches on the trot and David Moyes will be looking to pull away from the bottom three over the busy festive period, his side aren't exactly relegation candidates but still find themselves just four points above the drop zone with almost half a season played. The good news for Everton fans though is that Everton are usually much better in the second half of the season, last…

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Fulham To Pile More Misery On Owen Coyle And Bolton

Published on 15/12/2011 16:57

Fulham were harshly knocked out of the Europa League during the week after a last minute equaliser from Odense and whilst his side will be gutted about that result it should mean Fulham's league results improve in the second half of the season when the team can concentrate on Premiership football for the first time since their Europa League campaign began as early as June. With Fulham just three points above the relegation zone fans might not be too downbeat about…

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Demba Ba Can Add To Newcastle's Goal Tally Against Swansea

Published on 15/12/2011 16:56

Newcastle's great start to the season was based around not conceding many goals and although it was inevitable the results wouldn't come so easily as the season progressed Newcastle have undoubtedly been unlucky with some injuries to their defence, Steven Taylor being one of their biggest losses. Newcastle are still capable of scoring goals thanks to Demba Ba but as seen last week, he can't win them the game on his own if they are going to concede four goals at the…

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Birmingham Capable Of Signing Off Europa League Group Campaign With Easy Win

Published on 15/12/2011 12:40

Birmingham's Europa League future is out of their hands ahead of this match, to progress Chris Hughton's side need to beat Maribor whilst Birmingham will need Braga to do them a favour by winning at Club Brugges. Birmingham have done extremely well in a tough group, especially when you consider they have had to balance Championship football with the demands of the Europa League which is a rare requirement. Chris Hughton may make changes to his midfield for this match,…

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Spurs Set For Narrow Win Over Shamrock Rovers

Published on 15/12/2011 12:05

Tottenham's progression in the Europa League is out of their hands and it looks highly likely that a won't be enough to send Harry Redknapp's side through to the knockout stages which probably won't upset too many Spurs fans or staff. Elimination from this competition would leave Spurs in just the Premiership and FA Cup this season and there certainly won't be any excuses about tired players in the second half of the season. Shamrock took the lead at White…

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Reading a Real Threat for Leeds United at Elland Road. Bet on the second half for Goals

Published on 14/12/2011 18:09

Leeds have been relying on away form this season so the visit of Reading to Elland Road this Saturday will a real test for the home side. Reading destroyed West Ham at the Madejski last weekend beating the second side in the Championship by a 3-0 scoreline. Leeds had to rely on a last minute spot kick to force a draw against Lowly Watford. It’s Leeds who sit in the play off places at present though as Reading chase their as spot by looking to nick three important away…

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Hull City back on a roll as Millwall continue to struggle

Published on 14/12/2011 17:46

Millwall are flirting with the relegation spots in 19th place just three points ahead of Nottingham Forest who fill the final drop spot. Kenny Jackett faces a tough trip north to Hull City who are on the crest of three consecutive wins as they return to form and sit in the play offs. Hull have recorded wins against Leicester and Birmingham here in recent weeks and topped that off with a third consecutive win with a visit to Coventry last weekend. Their home record now reads…

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3rd v 4th at the Cardiff City Stadium. Goals may be few and far between

Published on 14/12/2011 17:19

Third place Cardiff play host to fourth placed Middlesbrough on Saturday at the Cardiff City Stadium. Both sit on 38 points, just 2 behind second placed West Ham who take on Barnsley at Upton Park looking to end a run of two consecutive defeats. Cardiff are in fine form coming into the game bringing with them an unbeaten run of 11 matches in which they have conceded in just three games, and then only once in each game. Boro have been tight away from home too conceding just…

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Important Three Points for West Ham as The Hammers Try to Bounce Back.

Published on 14/12/2011 16:59

Sam Allardyce will be willing his side to gain three points on Saturday at home to Barnsley as they try to bounce back from defeat against Reading last weekend. As a result of the result at the Madejski last weekend, they are three points adrift of Southampton at the top of the Npower Championship. They can make up those point on Saturday as Barnsley visit Upton Park although will have to win by a clear 6 goals should they want to go top. (150/1 if you fancy 6-0). Southampton …

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Arjen Robben could start for Bayern Munich against Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena

Published on 11/12/2011 13:19

With the first five in the Bundesliga table separated by just two points, it’s shaping up to be a cracking title battle in the German top-flight, and Bayern Munich will be desperately seeking three points from their visit to the Mercedes-Benz Arena to face Stuttgart this afternoon, which they will need in order to remain at the summit of the table. Jupp Heynckes’ men have been red-hot this season, but their defeat at the hands of last season’s title winners…

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