Sporting Preview RSS news feed Sporting Preview News RSS Feed en Fulham v Wolves: Big Match Stats And Facts Fulham have won four and drawn two of their last six at home to Wolves. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:58:28 GMT NK Maribor v Celtic: Big Match Stats And Facts This will be Celtic's 37th Champions League qualifying game. So far they have won 22, drawn four and lost 10. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:57:39 GMT Besiktas v Arsenal: Starting Line-Ups Besiktas: Tolga, İsmail, Motta, Ersan, Pedro, Olcay, Veli, Necip, Oğuzhan, Mustafa, Demba Ba Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:58:50 GMT Nani Quits Manchester United Confirmation from Portugal has just arrived in that Manchester United winger Nani has re-joined former club Sporting Lisbon. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:57:37 GMT Besiktas v Arsenal: Gunners Backed For Clean Sheet Michael Lintorn tips Arsenal to boost their Champions League qualifying chances with an away clean sheet... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:14:48 GMT Chelsea Have Exactly What It Takes To Win The Premier League After an opening game victory over Burnley, Andy Brassell is convinced that Chelsea have exactly what is needed to win the Premier League this season given their strong midfield, led by the excellent and versatile Cesc Fabregas... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:10:40 GMT Aston Villa Target Will See Them Safe Everything is suddenly taking a South American flavour at Aston Villa, as fresh on the heels of Colombian Carlos Sanchez's arrival comes reports of interest in Argentine Sebastian Blanco. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:02:08 GMT QPR Closing In On World Cup Pair Harry Redknapp looks set to give Queens Park Rangers hopes of top-flight survival a shot in the arm, following opening day defeat to Hull, with the signings of Eduardo Vargas and Leroy Fer. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:58:48 GMT Five Of Arsenal's Best Champions League Play-Off Performances Arsenal are 4/6 to win their Champions League playoff-round qualifying fixture at Besiktas, and considering they've managed home and away victories at this stage six times over the last decade, these fine odds look sure to land. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:55:17 GMT Southampton Interested In Tottenham Winger Southampton are looking to make use of their vast transfer kitty by making a £10m bid for England international Andros Townsend. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:48:40 GMT Meet The Players Earmarked For Van Gaal's Manchester United Overhaul The clamour for new faces at Manchester United reached a high at the weekend with the Red Devils falling 2-1 to Swansea on the opening day of the season. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:44:58 GMT Everton Want Marseille Ace To Replace Injured Barkley Everton are poised to bid for Marseille outcast Morgan Amalfitano in the wake of Ross Barkley's untimely injury breakdown. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:39:01 GMT Liverpool Must Drop Gerrard To Succeed After his unfortunate slip against Chelsea last season, there is surely no Liverpool player more desperate than Steven Gerrard to help his side win the Premier League title this year. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:35:39 GMT Leeds United And Reading Feature In Ladbrokes' Championship Accumulator The football season is well and truly underway with this week marking the return of midweek action. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:22 GMT Besiktas v Arsenal: The Best Three Bets Many are predicting a tough night at the office in Istanbul for Arsenal when they face Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:24:27 GMT West Ham In Talks To Sign Former Manchester City Striker Sam Allardyce ready to give the Bulgarian striker a second crack at English football... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:20:33 GMT Tottenham The Best Premier League Bet Outside The Top Two Despite a quiet summer Tottenham Hotspur are a value bet to be best of the rest... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:16:55 GMT Besiktas v Arsenal: Gunners Can Keep Up Proud Qualifying Record Arsenal have never lost a Champions League qualifying match. In fact, the Gunners have won all 12 previous matches at this stage of the competition and there's no reason why they shouldn't make it lucky 13 when they travel to the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in İstanbul to face Besiktas. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:10:17 GMT Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough: Team News Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has no fresh injury problems after Saturday's defeat at Leeds. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:09:27 GMT Leeds United v Brighton: Team News Dave Hockaday has no new injury concerns ahead of Leeds United's Championship clash with Brighto at Elland Road this evening. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:08:37 GMT Besiktas v Arsenal: Team News Arsenal are without defender Kieran Gibbs, who has a hamstring injury, for tonight's Champions League play-off first leg in Istanbul against Besiktas. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:59:28 GMT Audio: Michael Owen Says Failure To Buy Early Will Cost Manchester United Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has told talkSPORT that Manchester United's early hesitation in the transfer window could end up costing them dearly. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:43:47 GMT Winter's World Weekend Review: Major Talking Points At Leeds United And Tottenham Games The start of the Premier League season and everybody raring to go including the referees. They want a good start to the season without any controversy. Unfortunately that was not the case. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:42:46 GMT Audio: Former Chelsea Star Says Fabregas Has Added Creative Edge Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has told talkSPORT that his old club's summer signing Cesc Fabregas has given The Blues a creative spark they didn't have last season. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:41:38 GMT Audio: South American Football Expert Not Convinced Rojo Will Be Good For Manchester United talkSPORT's South American football expert Tim Vickery has told the station that he is unsure if new signing Marcos Rojo will be a good signing for Manchester United. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:25:33 GMT Audio: Former Arsenal Star Says Gunners Must Up Their Game Against Besiktas Former Arsenal and England defender Kenny Sansom has tols talkSPORT The Gunners have to up their game if they are going to reach the Champions League group stage. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:15:33 GMT Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough: Big Match Stats And Facts Bolton are unbeaten in 13 home league games against Middlesbrough, winning seven and drawing six. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:09:53 GMT Leeds United v Brighton & Hove Albion: Big Match Stats And Facts Leeds have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven against the Seagulls. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:09:29 GMT Charlton Athletic v Derby County: Big Match Stats And Facts Charlton are without a win in six against the Rams, drawing two and losing four. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:09:09 GMT Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic: Big Match Stats And Facts Cardiff are without a win in 11 meetings with the Latics in all competitions (D5 L6), losing each of the last four. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:08:48 GMT Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest: Big Match Stats And Facts Bournemouth scored a last minute goal in both meetings with the Tricky Trees last term. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:08:29 GMT Birmingham City v Ipswich Town: Big Match Stats And Facts Blues are without a win in five against Ipswich, drawing two and losing three. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:08:02 GMT Besiktas v Arsenal: Big Match Stats And Facts Arsenal have won all 12 of their Champions League qualifying games so far. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:07:42 GMT Chelsea Come From Behind To Beat Burnley With Impressive Display Mike Norman has all the betting highlights as Chelsea come from a goal behind to beat relegation favourites Burnley in the live Monday Night Football fixture... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:07:18 GMT Burnley v Chelsea: Starting Line-Ups Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:02:48 GMT Burnley v Chelsea: The Betfair Trader's View If the pre-season Premier League odds are accurate then this encounter is between the champions-elect and the relegation certainties. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:27:56 GMT Trio Of Top Names In Line For Liverpool Move Uruguayan on at 3/1 to complete Anfield move just ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's Lavezzi... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:17:11 GMT Burnley v Chelsea: Courtois Looks Set To Make Chelsea Debut Thibaut Courtois looks to have seen off Petr Cech for starting honours against Burnley... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:13:20 GMT Five Things We Learned From The Opening Premier League Weekend Featuring Manchester United And Arsenal New handball rules, a lack of pastings, and the same old Manchester United hit the headlines... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:06:50 GMT Burnley v Chelsea: The Big Match Tactical View It's the "ginger Mourinho" against the actual Mourinho in the Premier League season's first Monday night action - Michael Cox and Alan Thompson preview the action... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:58:52 GMT Audio: Meulensteen Blasts Moyes Over Manchester United Claims Former Manchester United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen has accused sacked manager David Moyes of misleading Manchester United fans over his departure from the club. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:52:13 GMT Audio: Liverpool Will Be In Trouble If They Don't Sign Another Striker talkSPORT's Merseyside correspondent Graham Beecroft has told the station that Liverpool desperately need another striker otherwise they will be in trouble this season. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:40:53 GMT Audio: There May Be Trouble Ahead For Pochettino At Tottenham Former Chelsea and Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino has told talkSPORT that he is not convinced Mauricio Pochettino will be a success as Tottenham manager. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:36:58 GMT Crystal Palace Nearly Ready To Appoint Former Tottenham Boss Crystal Palace appear increasingly likely to pick Tim Sherwood from an underwhelming list of next manager options... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:18:39 GMT Burnley v Chelsea: Mourinho Won't Have It All His Own Way Newly-promoted Burnley are favourites to be relegated, while Chelsea are market leaders when it comes to winning the title, but Kevin Hatchard expects a hard-fought encounter at Turf Moor... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:14:15 GMT Video: West Ham Supporter Shows How It's Done Against Tottenham Big Sam faces an early crisis as West Ham failed to clinch a victory despite holding a one-man advantage for the best part of the opening day London derby. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:47:00 GMT Audio: Ed Woodward Under Real Pressure At Manchester United Mirror reporter Darren Lewis has criticised Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward for being a "little naïve" in the summer transfer market. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:31:35 GMT Rangers v Clyde: The Best Three Bets Just like the Scottish Championship, the Challenge Cup is set to enjoy it's most interesting season in years due to three of Scotland's biggest clubs making rare appearances. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:21:27 GMT Burnley v Chelsea: Head To Head - The Facts Burnley have not beaten Chelsea in a top-flight match since a 1-0 victory at Turf Moor on 28th August 1973. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:17:44 GMT QPR In Race To Sign Tottenham Wide Man There have been more stop starts to Lewis Holtby's Tottenham career than a trip from Brixton to Seven Sisters Road on the Victoria Line but finally the German international looks to be heading for the exit door at White Hart Lane. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:13:56 GMT Everyone's Talking About Sturridge The Liverpool Saviour The old cliché of cometh the hour, cometh the man never rang truer than when, with 11 minutes to go, Daniel Sturridge duly arrived with a goal to help Liverpool to a crucial 2-1 win over Southampton at Anfield. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:10:10 GMT Manchester United Job Looking Impossible For Van Gaal The Old Trafford rebuild is beginning to look as impossible as David Moyes insists... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:04:21 GMT Burnley v Chelsea: The Three Best Bets Back Diego Costa to get off the mark as Chelsea edge out their hosts... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:52:43 GMT Newcastle United v Manchester City: Starting Line-Ups Newcastle United: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, Cabella, Gouffran, Riviere Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:12:01 GMT Liverpool v Southampton: Saints Won't Stem The Red Tide It's going to be very difficult for Liverpool to match last season's heroics. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:10:13 GMT Liverpool v Southampton: Starting Line-Ups Just two new boys in the Liverpool team, ex-Saint Dejan Lovren and new left-back Javier Manquillo. Rickie Lambert is on the bench. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:40:32 GMT Newcastle United v Manchester City: Interesting OPTA Stats The Premier League holders Manchester City begin their defence with a trip to Manchester City. Opta have all the stats. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:38:05 GMT Liverpool v Southampton: Interesting OPTA Stats Having signed half their team this summer, Liverpool take on Southampton at Anfield. Opta are on hand with all the vital statistics. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:37:39 GMT Manchester United Could Use Nani As Rojo Makeweight And just like that, with one swish of Gyfli Sigurdsson's boot, the bubble that had been expanding around Manchester United all summer was burst. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:20:15 GMT Newcastle v Manchester City: The Three Best Bets Sunday's second instalment contains all the juiciness of a slightly over-ripe pear on paper, as free-scoring champions Manchester City visit an unpredictable Newcastle side replete with some attractive summer signings. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:14:06 GMT Liverpool v Southampton: The Three Best Bets It's one of the most hotly anticipated fixtures of the opening weekend as a new-look Liverpool side take on a much-changed Southampton line-up under new management and it's the former who are tipped to come out on top. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:13:39 GMT Arsenal Targeting Another Chilean Striker Despite a summer full of positivity, it was a familiar story on opening day at the Emirates as Arsenal put their fans through the wringer in the narrowest of wins over manager-less Crystal Palace. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:06:46 GMT Newcastle United v Manchester City: Champions To Stutter On Tyneside The champions begin their defence of their Premier League title at St James' Park on Sunday and Paul Robinson thinks they have to be taken on at the current prices... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:04:21 GMT Liverpool v Southampton: What A Difference A Summer Makes Southampton head to Anfield for their first game of the season and Luke Moore doesn't fancy their chances much... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:03:59 GMT Michael Owen's Weekend Premier League Picks Featuring Newcastle And Southampton I tipped Chelsea to win the Premier League last season, and if they had a striker who could have given them 20+ goals then I think that they would have won it pretty comfortably. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:48:51 GMT Andy Gray's Premier League Predictions Featuring Liverpool And Chelsea Andy Says: "Chelsea have spent big over the summer. Will it pay off? Burnley will be fired up for their first game back in the top flight. Courtois to replace Cech - it doesn't weaken Chelsea one bit. Chelsea to win the league after a disappointing campaign last season. Diego Costa to open his account and Chelsea to win this one." Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:48:20 GMT Arsenal And Tottenham Kick Off Premier League Season With Victories As reported on earlier, it was a debut to forget for new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal as his injury-ravaged side went down 1-2 against a plucky Swansea at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:47:58 GMT Manchester United Beaten At Home As Leeds Record First Win Of The Season The Louis Van Gaal era got off to the worst possible start as Gary Monk's Swansea City beat Manchester United 2-1 on Saturday lunchtime. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:41:22 GMT Arsenal v Crystal Palace: Starting Line-Ups Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Cazorla, Sanogo Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:34:03 GMT Manchester United v Swansea City: Starting Line-Ups Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Blackett, Lingard, Fletcher, Herrera, Young, Mata, Rooney, Hernandez Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:47:32 GMT Leeds United v Middlesbrough: Starting Line-Ups Middlesbrough: Mejias, Leadbitter, Omeruo, Tomlin, Abella, Reach, Ayala, Kike, Adomah, Friend, Whitehead Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:24:33 GMT Liverpool Still Pursuing World Class Strikers Liverpool fans will be relieved to hear manager Brendan Rodgers has not given up hope of replacing Luis Suarez with another top-quality striker before the summer transfer window closes. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:19:28 GMT Arsenal v Crystal Palace: The Three Best Bets Backing Wenger's men to win to nil looks a solid bet for the late kick-off in the Premier League... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:14:06 GMT Leeds United v Middlesbrough: The Three Best Bets Two of the Championship's traditional big-hitters clash at Elland Road when catastrophic Leeds host on-the-mend Middlesbrough. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:04:10 GMT Manchester United v Swansea City: The Three Best Bets Manchester United are expected to get the Louis van Gaal era off to the best of starts by cruising to victory against Swansea in the season's curtain raiser at Old Trafford. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:56:24 GMT Manchester United v Swansea City: The Three Best Bets Manchester United are expected to get the Louis van Gaal era off to the best of starts by cruising to victory against Swansea in the season's curtain raiser at Old Trafford. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:56:24 GMT Michael Owen's Weekend Premier League Picks Featuring Chelsea And Liverpool I tipped Chelsea to win the Premier League last season, and if they had a striker who could have given them 20+ goals then I think that they would have won it pretty comfortably. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:51:15 GMT Newcastle United v Manchester City: Head To Head - The Facts Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League matches (16 in all competitions) against Newcastle. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:39:56 GMT Liverpool v Southampton: Head To Head - The Facts Southampton's 1-0 win at Liverpool last season means they have won two of their last four games at Anfield (W2, L2). Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:39:37 GMT Leeds United v Middlesbrough: Head To Head - The Facts Middlesbrough have won only one of the last five meetings. Their only win since August 2011 was 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium in February 2013. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:39:15 GMT Arsenal v Crystal Palace: Head To Head - The Facts Palace's only Premier League win over Arsenal in 10 attempts came a decade ago with a 2-1 win at Highbury. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:38:48 GMT West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur: Head To Head - The Facts West Ham recorded three victories against Spurs last season, having only won one of their previous 12 meetings. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:38:26 GMT West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland: Head To Head - The Facts Sunderland's victory at home to West Brom in the penultimate match of last season secured the Black Cats' top-flight survival, which had looked incredibly unlikely a month earlier. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:37:54 GMT Stoke City v Aston Villa: Head To Head - The Facts Stoke beat Aston Villa home and away last season for the first time since the 1965-66 campaign. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:37:24 GMT QPR v Hull City: Head To Head - The Facts This is the first time the two sides have met in the top flight. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:37:04 GMT Leicester City v Everton: Head To Head - The Facts The last four meetings in Leicester have ended in draws. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:36:41 GMT Manchester United v Swansea City: Head To Head - The Facts This is the reverse of last season's opening fixture when Manchester United won 4-1 at the Liberty Stadium - Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck both scoring twice. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:36:18 GMT This Weekend's Craziest Premier League Bets Featuring Liverpool And Manchester United Brace yourself for a good old laugh at some of the more ridiculous bets in our book for the Premier League... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:20:50 GMT Audio: Rodgers Says The Time Was Right For Suarez To Leave Liverpool Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told talkSPORT that the time was right time for Luis Suarez to leave Anfield and that the club can still progress without their former star striker. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:10:44 GMT Audio: Crystal Palace In Turmoil After Pulis' Departure Crystal Palace players are questioning the direction of the club after the shock departure of former manager Tony Pulis, according to caretaker manager Keith Millen. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:10:13 GMT Burnley v Chelsea: Team News Burnley's Sam Vokes will miss Monday night's Premier League clash with Chelsea as he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in March and is still recovering. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:52:44 GMT Newcastle United v Manchester City: Team News Newcastle's summer signing Siem de Jong will not be able to make his competitive debut for The Toon against Manchester City on Sunday due to injury. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:52:11 GMT Liverpool v Southampton: Team News New Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has a knee injury and will miss the visit of former club Southampton for Sunday's Premier League opener. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:51:44 GMT Leeds United v Middlesbrough: Team News Leeds' new signings Billy Sharp, Liam Cooper and Guiseppe Bellusci are all in head coach David Hockaday's squad for Saturday lunchtime's home Championship game against Middlesbrough. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:51:14 GMT Arsenal v Crystal Palace: Team News Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping to have defender Laurent Koscielny fit for the Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening following a minor Achilles problem. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:50:44 GMT West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur: Team News West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will be without at least two of his prized attacking options when The Hammers take on Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:50:15 GMT West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland: Team News West Brom's record signing Brown Ideye could make his competitive debut in this afternoon's Premier League opener against Sunderland. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:49:47 GMT Stoke City v Aston Villa: Team News Stoke boss Mark Hughes has a full squad to choose from for The Potters' Premier League opener against Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:47:39 GMT QPR v Hull City: Team News Unsettled midfielder Adel Taarabt will miss QPR's opening Premier League clash against Hull at Loftus Road as he is two weeks away from match fitness. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:45:05 GMT Leicester City v Everton: Team News Leicester have Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton as injury doubts when they take on Everton in the Premier League opener on Saturday afternoon. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:44:47 GMT