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Bayern Munich vs Arsenal : Match Preview

Arsenal face a daunting trip to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. The Gunners have not gone beyond the last 16 for the last six years and when this draw was made, that streak was envisaged to continue.Bayern edge the 10 previous matches between the two sides with 5 victories while Arsenal have come on top three times. In that time, 28 goals have been scored with Bayern scoring 17 of those. Their current league form paints a similar picture with Bayern having won 4 of their last 5 matches with 1 draw while Arsenal have lost twice and won thrice in the same period. If recent history prevails, Arsenal will have a tough task ahead in Germany.Bayern will be without Franck Ribery and Jerome Boateng who are both expected to miss out due to injury. There are also injury c...

PSG v Barcelona Match Preview

Paris Saint-Germain host Barcelona at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday as they bid to overcome the Catalan giants and progress to the next round. Luis Enrique rested the likes of Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets at the weekend but Barca still romped to a 6-0 win over Alaves. Barcelona have won their last 3 matches against PSG in all competitions and have won 4 of their last six matches with 18 goals in their last six. This fixture has seen at least four goals scored in each of the last four and there should be plenty of goals in this fixture with Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez both in devastating form coming into this fixture. Aleix Vidal dislocated his ankle at the weekend and is out for the weekend while Javier Mascherano out until the end of the month. To think that Barca...

Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview

It’s a battle of the nearly men as Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s late kickoff. In many ways this is a must-win game for both clubs as Tottenham chase Chelsea and Liverpool struggle to keep in touch with the top four.Liverpool are yet to win a Premier League game in 2017 and Jurgen Klopp is facing his biggest test since taking over at Liverpool. In fact, Klopp and his predecessor Brendan Rodgers have the exact same record of Klopp and Rodgers share a run of 26 wins, 16 draws and 12 defeats in their first 54 league matches in charge at Anfield. His stars who brought him success in the early stages his tenure have found it hard to get going after the turn of the new year. One such player is Adam Lallana who is said to have been earmarked for a spot on the bench this weekend a...

Match Preview : Liverpool vs Chelsea

By all accounts, Liverpool have had a horrible start to the year 2017and Chelsea will be looking to make sure their month ends on an even more miserable note. In their last six matches in all competitions, Liverpool have won just once. That sole victory was a 1-0 victory against Plymouth Argyle who they were trying to beat at the second attempt. With three losses on the bounce and being knocked out of two cup competitions in the last in the last four days, Liverpool will be desperate for a win. Liverpool lie in 4th position with 45 points, 10 points below their visitors Chelsea and are in real danger of being knocked out of the title race at this rate. Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the mood on Merseyside has suffered after losses to Swansea, Southampton and Wolves. “This is still a very g...

Manchester City v Tottenham : Match Preview

Manchester City’s problems could get a whole lot worse come the weekend as they gear up to host Tottenham who are currently the on-form team in the Premier League. Man City are currently sitting 5th on the league table after an unconvincing run of poor form that has seen them pick up just half of the available points from their last 8 games. Spurs, on the other hand, have won all 6 of their recent league games and will be hopping to make it 7 from 7 come Saturday night. Spurs have been the better side in the last few meetings between the 2 teams having won 3 out of 3 with Man City not managing to pick up any points from the fixture since 2015. The top 6, however, is rather close and 5th placed City are sitting just 3 points behind 2nd placed Spurs. Tottenham are now just 7 points adrift of...

Man United v Spurs Match Preview

Man United host Spurs in the biggest clash of the Premier League weekend with both teams looking to make up ground in the battle for top 4 places. Man United v Spurs betting odds suggest that United will win but the facts suggest it could be another draw at Old trafford. Placed 5th and 6th on the log with six points between them, both clubs will be desperate for a win. The home side have been boosted by the return of Eric Bailly who played a full 90 minutes in their 2-0 Europa League victory over Zorya Luhansk. He is expected to start in the heart of defense alongside Phil Jones. Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick and Anthony Martial should also return to the starting line-up while Mourinho will have a selection headache in midfield with Henrikh Mkhitaryan forcing Mourinho to play him with ...

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Match Preview

Real Madrid look to extend their 33 game unbeaten run when they host Borussia Dortmund in tonight’s Champions’ League Group F fixture.Borussia Dortmund have a number of injury concerns with Mario Gotze, Shinji Kagawa and Nuri Sahin all sidelined. Marco Reus was a doubt after having fallen ill but is expected to play while Marcel Schmelzer and Eric Durm are also doubtful. Confounding their worries is their poor form away from home which sees them having won just two of their last five away games in the Champions League. Thomas Tuchel will be hoping that his star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues his sparkling form which has seen him score 18 goals in 18 competitive games. Statistically the odds are against Dortmund. Madrid have scored at least two goals in their last four home mat...

Arsenal v PSG : Match Preview And Key Facts

Arsenal host PSG in the Champions League in what is a Group A decider at the Emirates with the teams currently tied on 10 points.With their place in the knockout stages confirmed, Arsene Wenger hopes his players can go all the way and finish top. “I believe that the two teams have done the job until now,” he said. “We have done what was expected and we have done it away from home, now we can finish the job at home.” Arsenal have often lost their round of 16 fixtures due to not winning their group and it will be imperative that they get it right this time round. The draw against United was Arsenals 11th game without defeat in all competitions and they’ll be hoping to continue that run. Olivier Giroud who scored in the United draw will be hoping for more of a st...

Chelsea v Leicester : Our Pre Match Preview

Struggling Premier League champions Leicester City are away to Chelsea on Saturday as the competition resumes after a one week break. Leicester made history last season by being crowned the EPL champions for the first time. However, this season has not been promising with just two wins from seven matches. The team has had a particularly bad away record having lost their opening three matches on the road. Apart from a bad away record, the Foxes have also shipped a lot more goals than this time last year with their stalwarts Wes Morgan and Robert Huth showing uncharacteristic lapses in concentration. Ranieri’s men have already conceded ten goals away from home this term while the only conceded 18 in the whole of last season. Betting odds have Chelsea as heavy favorites to win this matc...

United v Leicester Preview : Rooney To Be Dropped?

It’s a rare thing to have Man United cast as the underdog in a football game but they just might be against Leicester. The troubled Red Devils host the Foxes in the early kick off on Saturday. United who started the season on a high after winning their first three matches, look to be stumbling after going down to City and Watford in recent weeks. Should United lose on Saturday, it will just be the second time in his entire career that Jose Mourinho has suffered three consecutive league defeats. United will take comfort in the fact that they remain unbeaten in seven home league matches against the league champions. There may be changes to United’s line up with rumors that skipper Wayne Rooney is set to be dropped following some woeful performances this season. Drafted in his place cou...

Premier League Preview : Who Can Catch The Leaders?

Arsenal will be out to register their second win of the season when they host Southampton on Saturday. The Gunners have had a bad start and only boast of one win since the season started and it was away to Watford. Prior to that, Arsenal had lost 4-3 to Liverpool in their opening match of the season continuing a bad home record in the season opener. The loss to Liverpool means that Arsenal have won just one of their last six Premier League opening fixtures. The Gunners are currently five points adrift of the leaders Manchester City, Chelsea and United. While it may be early days, Arsenal are desperate to win in order to keep up with the early leaders. Arsenal had one of the best home records last season, picking up 12 wins at the Emirates and they will look back to this for inspiration aga...

Manchester Derby Preview : Pep and Jose Face Off

All eyes will be on Old Trafford as Man United and City battle it out in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will also renew their intense rivalry in what is set to a fiery Manchester derby. Guardiola has to make do without Sergio Aguero who begins a three match ban for violent conduct after he was found to have elbowed Winston Reid. Aguero has scored three goals this season and Pep will have to find someone to fill his boots with Kelechi Iheanacho being the obvious choice. The young Nigerian is yet to register a goal this season but scored on international duty and will be hoping to translate that form to the derby. Jose Mourinho on the other hand has a virtually fully fit squad to pick from with the exception of Mkhitaryan who picked up an injury while representing Armeni...

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