Friday, March 30, 2012

Manchester City Vs Sunderland premier liga match preview

Predicted Line up:

Manchester City (Probable, 4-4-1-1): Hart; Richards, Kompany, K Touré, Clichy; Barry, Y Touré; Silva, Balotelli, Milner; Dzeko.
Out: Agüero (foot).

Sunderland (Probable, 4-4-2): Mignolet; Bardsley, Kyrgiakos, Turner, Colback; Larsson, Gardner, Vaughan, McClean; Sessegnon, Bendtner.
Out: Angeleri (knee), Bramble (Achilles), Brown (knee), Westwood (hand), Bridge (ineligible), O'Shea (calf).

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Atletico Madrid Vs Hannover 96 football liga match preview

Atletico Madrid won the inaugural Europa League competition in 2010, defeating Fulham 2-1 thanks to a Diego Forlan brace. Los Colchoneros' next European goal will be their 400th overall in Uefa club competitions. Diego Simeone's men are on a run of seven straight continental home victories.

Hannover have never got beyond the quarter-finals of any European competition in their history. Mirko Slomka guided Schalke to the semi-finals of the Uefa Cup in the 2005/06 campaign. Hannover have lost just one out of five Europa League away games this season, against Standard Liege in a 2-0 defeat.

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Smith hails Ledesma impact

Dean Smith praised the contribution of Emmanuel Ledesma before turning his attention to Walsall's impressive 3-1 triumph over Colchester.
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The Saddlers bounced back from the shock of going behind to grab their first win in five matches and move out of the League One relegation zone thanks largely to an inspirational performance from Argentinian midfielder Ledesma, who recently rejoined the club.
Anthony Wordsworth put the U's ahead after 11 minutes with a superb left-footed shot but Ledesma took over, equalising with a superb 25-yard free-kick before Mat Sadler put the hosts in front a minute from half-time. The Saddlers made sure of the points when Ledesma set up substitute George Bowerman to head the third after 74 minutes.
"We all know what he can do and he's a fantastic talent," said Smith. "I think he'll be here next season, which is one of the reasons we brought him back. "But this wasn't about individuals, it was a team performance. We knew it was important to win because it was our game in hand and now we are looking forward to going to Rochdale on Saturday.
"The players we have are hard to beat. No team has really turned us over this season."
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stevenage Borough Vs Bournemouth football match preview

Stevenage's injury problems continue to mount. Don Cowan faces around six months out after undergoing ankle surgery on Friday while fellow striker Chris Beardsley will be absent for four to six weeks with a torn hamstring. Midfielder John Mousinho is still working his way back to full fitness after missing the last four months with a broken bone in his foot.


Meanwhile, Bournemouth are sweating over the fitness of striker Matt Tubbs as they prepare for their first match following the dismissal of manager Lee Bradbury. Bradbury left Dean Court on Sunday with the Cherries lying 13th in npower League One, with Paul Groves taking temporary charge, and the caretaker boss may well have to do without his star forward at Boro. Tubbs has missed Bournemouth's last three matches because of a groin strain, and the same injury could keep the striker out of the trip to Broadhall Way.

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Ipswich Town Vs Middlesbrough football match preview

Ipswich Town are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Tractor Boys have rattled up an impressive 17 goals, and conceded 5. Ipswich Town see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 51 points from their 38 games played so far,

Middlesbrough have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Boro's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against. Middlesbrough's total of 61 points from their 38 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

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Fletcher eyes next term

Manchester United's Darren Fletcher is optimistic he will be able to make his comeback from a chronic bowel condition next season.

The midfielder has not played since November 22 due to a condition known as ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease.

Fletcher, 27, is still to return to training and has instead taken over some of the coaching responsibilities Paul Scholes abandoned when he came out of retirement.There is still no precise date for when Fletcher will step up his recovery programme but he believes he will be ready to make his return ahead of next season.

"I'm still not ready to come back playing or training yet but I'm listening to the medical people and trying to get myself right," Fletcher told BBC Scotland's Sportscene programme. "The challenge and the focus is to be ready for next season."Me and the medical team decided it'd be best if I tried to get myself right and take an extended period out from the game; then come back fully fit and ready to play." -

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Paris SG Vs Bordeaux ligue 1 match previe

Bordeaux are having a blank season. The team has been weakened and weakened in the last couple of seasons and the end result is a lower midtable finish. Without motivation and decreased quality in the players, no positive things should be expected from the home side.

PSG did a good battle against Lille for the cup. The defeat is somewhat disappointing, but the chance to get important advantage for the 3rd spot battle is much more important. PSG should once again rely mainly on Erdinc and Nene in attack and this should bring results.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Villarreal vs Real Madrid match preview

In all likelihood, there's not much Villarreal can do to slow down Madrid's world-class attack, save for knocking Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil out with dirty tackles. Then again, the Yellow Submarine wouldn't be any better off playing six-on-11 as they would with a full squad against Jose Mourinho's maestros.

Realistically, the only difference Villarreal's defense can make is that between a narrow defeat and an embarrassing one.  Villarreal wasted little time making a change after Sunday's loss to Levante, sacking manager Jose Francisco Molina after less than a year on the job. 

Predicted composition of Players

Villarreal : Lopez, Zapata, Musacchio, Oriol, Mario, Senna, Soriano, Castellani, Ruben, Nilmar, Martinuccio.
Absent : Valero, Cani, Catala, G. Rossi (cedera), Marchena (hukuman).

Real Madrid : Casillas, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Khedira, Alonso, Ozil, Kaka, Ronaldo, Benzema.
Absent : Albiol, Di Maria, Altintop (cedera).

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Messi on brink of record

Argentine needs one goal to equal Rodriguez mark

Lionel Messi needs just one more goal to equal the Barcelona scoring record after Cesar Rodriguez's previous mark was lowered by three.

It was thought Rodriguez scored 235 official goals for the Blaugrana but that number has now been revised to 232 following a study.Barca's Documentation and Studies Centre and La Vanguardianewspaper conducted a joint project to verify the number of goals scored by Rodriguez in the 1950s.

Messi's current tally stands at 231 and he will have the opportunity to overhaul Rodriguez's record when Barcelona welcome Granada to Camp Nou on Tuesday night.The Argentine, who is in his eighth season with the club, has scored an incredible 45 goals in 39 games this term, including the second in Saturday's 2-0 win at Sevilla.

"After studying all of Cesar's matches, it has been confirmed that Messi is only one goal behind," Barca said."It's worth noting that Cesar Rodriguez is the club's all-time top goalscorer in official matches, but the absolute record belongs to Paulino Alcantara, who scored 369 goals in 357 official and friendly matches." -

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

David Villa receives 1,000 paper cranes from Barcelona's Japanese supporters

The Catalan club's Japanese fans have put together a gift for the striker as he goes through the final stages of his recovery after suffering a serious injury in December

Barcelona striker David Villa has received 1,000 paper cranes from the club's supporters' group in Japan as a token of support in the player's race for fitness.

The 30-year-old has been out of action since December, when he sustained a fractured tibia in the Club World Cup semi-final against Al Sadd in Japan.

"There are a lot of Villa fans in Japan and the injury affected all of us," Hiroki Nakano, president of the supporters' group, told Barca's website."The day after his injury, the fans wanted to do something for him."

The Japanese fans then put together 1,000 paper cranes, which symbolise good luck and health, each one with messages of support and encouragement for the striker.Villa, who is expected to make a comeback from his injury in April, did not hide his surprise at receiving the gift and noted he has fond memories of his time in Japan.

"All of these things give me strength to keep on going and continue with my recovery," Villa said."I will keep these with a lot of affection. I am sure that they will give me good luck and I will be able to return stronger."Even though I was injured in Japan, I have great memories. We won a very important title for the club and for me, it was the most important title that I had yet to win. "I want to thank them for all the time they spent doing this for me." -

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spurs ready to spend on Hazard

Redknapp confident chairman will match his ambition

Harry Redknapp has indicated that Tottenham are prepared to compete with their big-spending rivals for the signature of coveted playmaker Eden Hazard.

Redknapp has made no secret of his admiration for the 21-year-old Belgian, who has emerged as one of European football's most exciting young talents with a succession of sparkling displays forLille.However, Hazard has also attracted the attention of numerous other clubs and Redknapp has previously admitted it could be difficult to beat off competition from the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City.

Redknapp is nevertheless confident that he will be given the funds by chairman Daniel Levy, who has promised to match his manager's ambition."Hazard is a talented player with great ability. He can do special things. He is on our list," said Redknapp of a player who is thought to be rated at £30million. -

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lorient vS Brest football liga match preview

Lorient coach Christian Gourcuff admits "the moment of truth'' is fast approaching for his side as they bid to lift themselves away from the relegation zone. Having not won since November 27, the club have dropped to 15th in Ligue 1, just a point above the bottom three. However, a win in tomorrow's Brittany derby at home to Brest would take them above their 12th-placed opponents. A draw at Toulouse last weekend ended a run of four successive defeats and Gourcuff knows they have to build on that.

After Brest, they face Ajaccio, Evian and Nice - all teams in close proximity - and Gourcuff accepts it is important to take points off each one. Brest have yet to win away from home this season although eight draws, including four in their last five matches on the road, have just kept them out of trouble. Midfielder Lesoimier Benoit and Jonathan Zebina both return from suspension but defender Omar Daf is suspended.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kapfenberg Vs W Neustadt match preview

AUSTRIA TIPP3 BUNDESLIGA: 12BET odds Kapfenberg Vs W Neustadt 3/15 1:30AM GMT+8

This year each of the two teams played four matches, SV Kapfenberg won with 1-0 result against Austria Wien, draw with 0-0 result with Sturm Graz and lost with 3-0 and 3-1 results with Ried and Admira team while Wiener Neustadt won with 1-0 result with Sturm Graz, draw with the same 0-0 result with Rapid Wien and Wacker Innsbruck and lost with 2-0 result on Admira ground but in all this matches never were scored more than two goals.

Key player of SV Kapfenberg team is forward Dieter Elsneg with four goals scored while the best players from Wiener Neustadt are forwards Thomas Helly with 3 goals scored and Gunter Friesenbichler with 2 goals scored in this season. Wiener Neustadt is without defeat in last four matches with SV Kapfenberg and have 3 wins with 1-0 and 2-0 results and one 1-1 draw but with under 2.5 goals scoredin all this matches.

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