Sporting Preview RSS news feed Sporting Preview News RSS Feed en Lille v Everton: Toffees To Keep Unbeaten Record Everton have made an unbeaten start to the Europa League, and Kevin Hatchard expects that record to continue in France against struggling Lille. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:01:39 GMT Celtic v Astra Giurgiu: So Far, So Good For Bhoys While their Scottish title defence continues to have the odd misstep here and there (Accies, take a bow), it's a case of so far, so good for Celtic in the Europa League. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:01:06 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Asteras Tripolis: Spurs To Get Back On Track Kevin Hatchard successfully recommended laying Tottenham against Besiktas on Matchday Two, but he thinks the North London side will get back on track against Greek visitors Asteras Tripolis... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:00:36 GMT Anderlecht v Arsenal: Starting Line-Ups Arsenal: Martinez, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Sanchez, Wilshere, Ramsey, Cazorla, Welbeck Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:53:42 GMT Liverpool v Real Madrid: Starting Line-Ups Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Lovren, Skrtel, Moreno, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:31:19 GMT Liverpool Loanee Making Case For Anfield Recall As Liverpool prepare for the daunting task of hosting Real Madrid in the Champions League, we check in on the progress of a player shipped out on loan, but potentially vital to future defensive stability. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:03:00 GMT Tottenham Face Problems In Signing Soldado Replacement After Roberto Soldado flunked his latest audition to lead Tottenham's line on a permanent basis against Manchester City, the transfer rumours linking the Lilywhites with goal-scoring cavalry this January have ramped up a notch. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:02:26 GMT Everton Join Race To Sign Ipswich Star Everton have thrown their hat into the ring in the race to sign highly-rated Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:01:56 GMT Audio: Rodney Marsh Says Van Gaal Doesn't Know What He's Doing At Manchester United Former Manchester City and England striker Rodney Marsh thinks Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal doesn't know what he's doing. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:50:03 GMT Chelsea Have The Squad Capable Of Winning The Champions League The opponents may only have been Maribor and other usual suspects will certainly have something to say as the competition unfolds, but the latest Chelsea side Jose Mourinho has assembled must be worth a bet on Champions League glory. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:49:13 GMT Liverpool And Arsenal Feature In Ladbrokes Champions League Goalscorers Acca There may be no Gareth Bale for Real Madrid this week as they make the trip to Liverpool, but that only strengthens the case for a certain Portuguese front-man to lead the way with the goals. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:37:09 GMT Arsenal And Chelsea Handed Blow In Chase For La Liga Star Arsenal and Chelsea have reportedly suffered a blow in the race to prise Barcelona's highly-rated forward Munir El Haddadi away from the Nou Camp. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:55:34 GMT Anderlecht v Arsenal: The Best Three Bets A comprehensive victory over Galatasaray will have put any doubts about Arsenal's chances of progression to the back of the mind for most, but lose to Anderlecht and Arsene Wenger will be in trouble. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:24:56 GMT Liverpool v Real Madrid: The Best Three Bets The first two games of Liverpool's return to the Champions League were far from the plush rides they were supposed to be, so it's fair to say that strapping themselves in for some serious turbulence against rampaging Real Madrid would be a wise Reds move. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:24:31 GMT Manchester City And Arsenal Fighting Over Foxes Defender Manchester City and Arsenal are set for a transfer tug-of-war over highly-rated Leicester defender Liam Moore. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:58:37 GMT Audio: Former Liverpool Defender Says Rodgers Should Have Signed Manchester United Striker Former Liverpool defender Dominic Matteo has told talkSPORT that his old club should have replaced Luis Suarez with a striker like Radamel Falcao. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:02:36 GMT Anderlecht v Arsenal: Team News Arsenal's Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is all set to make his Champions League debut for The Gunners in tonight's Group D clash away to Anderlecht in Belgium. Martinez has played just two League Cup games for the club since joining as a youth in 2010. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:06:40 GMT Liverpool v Real Madrid: Team News Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers must make a decision over whether to play striker Mario Balotelli for the visit of Real Madrid the Champions League tonight. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:06:16 GMT Anderlecht v Arsenal: Big Match Stats And Facts Anderlecht and Arsenal have faced each off only twice in European competition - that was in the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1969-70. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:51:24 GMT Liverpool v Real Madrid: Big Match Stats And Facts These two sides have met three times: in the final of the European Cup 1980-81 and in the last 16 of the Champions League 2008-09. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:50:25 GMT Manchester City Blow Two Goal Lead In Moscow As Chelsea Rack Up Record Champions League Win Manchester City's Champions League hopes hang by a thread after letting slip a two-goal lead in Moscow, but Chelsea record a comfortable win at Stamford Bridge. Mike Norman details all Tuesday night's In-Play odds action... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:42:05 GMT Chelsea v NK Maribor: Starting Line-Ups Chelsea: Čech, Ivanović, Filipe, Zouma, Terry, Fabregas, Oscar, Hazard, Matić, Willian, Rém Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:34:23 GMT Winter's World Weekend Review: Major Talking Points At Southampton And Tottenham Games After the international break football certainly was back with a bang in the Premier League. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:54:41 GMT Arsenal Interested In Hull City Defender Arsenal will attempt to boost their defensive ranks with a bid for Hull City's highly-rated defender Andy Robertson, according to The Sun. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:34:56 GMT Tottenham Must Take Soldado Hit To Land West Brom Striker If Tottenham are to have any hope of landing their latest transfer target, then they must be prepared to flog one of their biggest flops. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:34:27 GMT Liverpool Plotting Move For Marseille Wideman Shock runaway Ligue 1 leaders Marseille made it eight wins on the spin with a 2-1 triumph at home to Toulouse, but Marcelo Bielsa's side's majestic start to 2014/15 has already seen one of Europe's big-name brands sniffing around, according to recent rumours. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:31:20 GMT Manchester United Linked With Three La Liga Defenders Red Devils are set to swoop on Barca and Real Madrid to beef up hapless defence... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:30:55 GMT West Ham Join The Race To Sign Celtic Centre-Back West Ham have been the latest Premier League club to be linked with Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk, with the Dutchman a possible replacement for Winston Reid, who looks to be on his way out of the club. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:30:27 GMT Newcastle Are Playing For Pardew While Leicester Face Real Test It was a goal-packed weekend in the Premier League with incidents aplenty but what can punters learn from it all? Dan Thomas looks at the betting pointers... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:27:54 GMT There Could Be Far Worst In Store For Sunderland Sunderland's spectacular collapse at Southampton leaves the Black Cats back in the relegation fight they faced last season. Ralph Ellis says it shouldn't be a surprise. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:27:29 GMT Chelsea v NK Maribor: The Best Three Bets Home side set for an easy night with captain John Terry tipped to get on the scoresheet... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:16:56 GMT Five Reasons Why Tottenham Will Finish In The Top Four Tottenham received yet another heavy defeat at the hands of a top side on Saturday but, in his debut article for Betting, Stephen Tudor believes there are plenty of reasons for optimism at White Hart Lane... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:12:14 GMT Former Manchester United Coach Among New Birmingham Manager Favourites It could be a straight shootout between Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett and Sir Alex Ferguson's former Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan as to who is named the next manager of Birmingham City. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:38:02 GMT Chelsea v NK Maribor: Blues To Be Denied A Clean Sheet Michael Lintorn expects Chelsea to vindicate heavy favouritism against NK Maribor, but suspects that they will concede... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:32:41 GMT Derby And Watford Feature In Ladbrokes' Championship Accumulator Rams and Hornets to pick up maximum points alongside Bournemouth and Blackburn... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:15:17 GMT CSKA Moscow v Manchester City: Starting Line-Ups Manchester City: Hart, Kolarov, Mangala, Kompany, Zabaleta, Toure, Fernando, Milner, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:52:41 GMT Wolves v Middlesbrough: Team News Wolves manager Kenny Jackett could make changes to his side for tonight's Championship clash with Middlesbrough. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:48:44 GMT Norwich City v Leeds United: Team News Norwich City will be missing playmaker Wes Hoolahan for tonight's Championship clash with Leeds United at Carrow Road. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:48:17 GMT Chelsea v Maribor: Team News Andre Schurrle and Ramires both trained with Chelsea on Monday but are again expected to be absent for tonight's Champions League clash with NK Maribor at Stamford Bridge. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:47:46 GMT CSKA Moscow v Manchester City: Team News Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala could return from a thigh injury for tonight's Champions League Group E clash at CSKA Moscow. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:47:16 GMT Wolves v Middlesbrough: Big Match Stats And Facts Wolves have won their last three games against Middlesbrough at Molineux, after losing the three prior to that. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:54 GMT Norwich City v Leeds United: Big Match Stats And Facts Norwich have won seven, drawn two and lost one of their last 10 home league encounters with Leeds United. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:35 GMT Chelsea v Maribor: Big Match Stats And Facts Chelsea and Maribor have never met in a competitive game before. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:25:17 GMT CSKA Moscow v Manchester City: Big Match Stats And Facts These two sides have met only twice so far - that was last season in the group stage of the Champions League with the Citizens winning both games. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:24:59 GMT Aguero Pulls Level With Costa But Opportunists Exploit Chelsea Striker's Injury Sergio Aguero pulled level with Diego Costa in the Premier League scoring charts and several other contenders closed the gap... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:16:26 GMT Chelsea v Arsenal: Starting Line-Ups Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:11:22 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: Starting Line-Ups We're hearing that Ronald Koeman has named an unchanged Southampton side but this is not definitely confirmed yet. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:07:37 GMT Manchester United v Everton: Starting Line-Ups Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, McNair, Rojo, Shaw; Blind; Valencia, Di Maria; Mata; Falcao, van Persie Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:04:53 GMT West Ham United v QPR: Interesting OPTA Stats With QPR currently stuck in the relegation zone, they can't afford to lose this London derby against West Ham. Does Opta have any good news for Harry Redknapp's side? Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:42:37 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: Interesting OPTA Stats Stuttering Spurs are struggling at home. Can Southampton add to their woes? Opta reveals all. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:42:16 GMT Chelsea v Arsenal: Interesting OPTA Stats Top of the table Chelsea face a tough test in the form of a London derby with Arsenal. Opta rates their chances. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:41:56 GMT Manchester United v Everton: Interesting OPTA Stats Two points and eight Premier League places separate Manchester United and Everton. Opta shines their statistical light upon proceedings. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:41:37 GMT West Ham United v QPR: The Three Best Bets With just one win to their name, and languishing in the relegation zone, QPR will be hoping 'Super Sunday' will be just that, but a tricky trip across London may not be the solution. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:01:57 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: The Three Best Bets Tottenham made a habit of getting beat after Europa League games last season, and fresh from a testing midweek assignment hosting Benfica, the Lilywhites may well struggle against a bang-in-form Southampton side. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:01:35 GMT Chelsea v Arsenal: The Three Best Bets It's a heavyweight showdown in the Premier League this Sunday with league leaders Chelsea facing London rivals Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:01:14 GMT Manchester United v Everton: The Three Best Bets Colombian has done everything but score for United and can change that against the Toffees... Sun, 05 Oct 2014 11:00:54 GMT The Stupid Punt: This Weekend's Craziest Bets Featuring Chelsea And Manchester United It's been another tough week for the bean-counters in Power Tower. After five of the 3pm favourites in the Premier League won last week, Paddy was already on the back foot, only for one inspired punter to click a £5 correct score treble on the Champions League and empty the pockets of the boss to the tune of more than £40k. Seriously. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 16:20:10 GMT Andy Gray's Weekend Premier League Picks Featruing Liverpool And Arsenal A linesman's dodgy flag at Old Trafford, a Chelsea stroll and Man City finally finding their shooting boots gave you a decent 8/5 treble last weekend - but Andy stretched his lead after a 10-point weekend including all three predictions in Stoke v Newcastle on Monday night. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:43:01 GMT Michael Owen's Weekend Premier League Picks Featuring Liverpool And Manchester United I correctly called the results of nine Premier League matches last week - Arsenal only drawing at home to Tottenham let me down for the full house, as well as a share of the Colossus consolation prize - so let's hope that run of form continues, as this week's main £10 million market contains solely top-flight domestic action. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:42:30 GMT West Ham United v QPR: Team News Guy Demel is a fresh injury concern for Sam Allardyce when West Ham clash with QPR in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:54:15 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: Team News Tottenham will recall a number of players for Sunday afternoon's Premier League home clash with Southampton. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:53:45 GMT Chelsea v Arsenal: Team News Chelsea striker Diego Costa will start Sunday's Premier League clash with Arsenal despite his hamstring problems. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:51:02 GMT Manchester United v Everton: Team News Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will miss Sunday afternoon's home Premier League clash with his former club Everton as he begins his suspension for the red card he received in last weekend's match against West Ham. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:50:40 GMT Middlesbrough v Fulham: Team News Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka will welcome back midfielders Albert Adomah and Dean Whitehead from suspension after recent sendings off for Saturday's Championship home clash with Fulham. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:46:11 GMT Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday: Team News Leeds head coach Darko Milanic will include Adryan in his squad for Saturday lunchtime's Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday and the Brazilian midfielder could be handed his debut. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:45:52 GMT Aston Villa v Manchester City: Team News Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak will miss Saturday evening's Premier League clash with champions Manchester City as he has suffered a setback upon his return from a broken leg and is expected to be missing for a number of weeks after an operation. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:45:22 GMT Swansea City v Newcastle United: Team News Jazz Richards could make his first Premier League start for nearly three years when Swansea take on Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday as Swansea have problems at right-back. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:44:58 GMT Sunderland v Stoke City: Team News Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has defender Wes Brown back in the squad for Saturday's Premier League home clash with Stoke City. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:44:33 GMT Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion: Team News Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is still waiting to see whether Daniel Sturridge will be fit enough to be involved against West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:44:08 GMT Leicester City v Burnley: Team News Leicester have Esteban Cambiasso and Ritchie De Laet fit again for Saturday's Premier League clash with Burnley after the pair came off the bench in the Foxes 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last weekend. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:43:41 GMT Hull City v Crystal Palace: Team News Veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper returns to the Hull side for Saturday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace. Allan McGregor is out for up to six weeks with a shoulder injury. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:43:09 GMT West Ham United v QPR: Big Match Stats And Facts There have been red cards in three of the last five Barclays Premier League meetings between West Ham and QPR. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:01:15 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: Big Match Stats And Facts Two Spurs players scored braces in 3-2 wins over Southampton in last season's Barclays Premier League games (Adebayor & Eriksen). Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:00:50 GMT Chelsea v Arsenal: Big Match Stats And Facts Didier Drogba has scored 15 goals in 15 appearances against Arsenal in all competitions (including Emirates Cup). Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:00:23 GMT Manchester United v Everton: Big Match Stats And Facts Only four players have ever scored a hat-trick in the Barclays Premier League against Manchester United and two of them could play for Everton in this match: Samuel Eto'o and Romelu Lukaku. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:59:59 GMT Middlesbrough v Fulham: Big Match Stats And Facts Middlesbrough have failed to score in their last two versus Fulham; they've never gone three without a goal. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:59:30 GMT Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday: Big Match Stats And Facts Leeds have won four of their last six home fixtures against Sheffield Wednesday (D1 L1). Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:58:49 GMT Aston Villa v Manchester City: Big Match Stats And Facts Manchester City have won five and lost one of their last six Barclays Premier League meetings with Aston Villa. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:58:23 GMT Swansea City v Newcastle United: Big Match Stats And Facts Swansea City have won the last four Barclays Premier League games against Newcastle United. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:57:59 GMT Sunderland v Stoke City: Big Match Stats And Facts Peter Odemwingie has scored four goals in seven Barclays Premier League appearances against Sunderland. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:57:35 GMT Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion: Big Match Stats And Facts Daniel Sturridge has scored in three of his five Barclays Premier League appearances against West Brom including both games for Liverpool. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:57:12 GMT Leicester City v Burnley: Big Match Stats And Facts Leicester have won five and lost none of the last seven league meetings with Burnley. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:56:47 GMT Hull City v Crystal Palace: Big Match Stats And Facts The away side had a player sent off in both Barclays Premier League meetings between these two sides last season which were both won 1-0 by Crystal Palace. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:56:23 GMT FK Krasnodar v Everton: Fight Fire With Fire Everton made a flying start to the Europa League group stage by putting four goals past Wolfsburg, and Kevin Hatchard expects more excitement when they travel to face Krasnodar... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:39:39 GMT Celtic v Dinamo Zagreb: Goals On The Cards In Glasgow Kevin Hatchard has been casting his eye over the second round of Europa League group games, and he's predicting goals in Glasgow... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:39:21 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Besiktas: Bilic's Men To Give Spurs A Tough Night After a promising start to the season, Spurs have suffered a dip in form, and Kevin Hatchard doesn't think life will get any easier against Besiktas at White Hart Lane... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:39:07 GMT Welbeck Hat-Trick Gives Arsenal Convincing Win While Liverpool Are Beaten In Switzerland A disappointing night for Liverpool in Switzerland but a good night for Arsenal and their new striker means some big odds matched. Mike Norman has the details... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:38:42 GMT Leeds United v Reading: Team News Leeds United midfielders Casper Sloth and Luke Murphy are pushing for recalls to the starting line-ups for new boss Darko Milanic's first home game in charge against Reading in the Championship tonight. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:17:30 GMT Arsenal v Galatasaray: Team News Arsenal will be missing Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey for tonight's Champions League Group D clash with Galatasaray at The Emirates but Jack Wilshere should be fit after suffering with an ankle problem. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:17:09 GMT FC Basel v Liverpool: Team News Marcelo Diaz will miss tonight's Champions League home clash with Liverpool. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:16:05 GMT Matic Seals Chelsea Away Win While Manchester City Are Held At Home Mike Norman rounds up Tuesday night's betting highlights involving the two English clubs in action in the Champions League... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:43:27 GMT Leeds United v Reading: Big Match Stats And Facts Reading won the last meeting 4-2 at Elland Road in March. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:19:42 GMT Arsenal v Galatasaray: Big Match Stats And Facts This will be only the second occasion that these two sides have met in a European game - the first being the 2000 UEFA Cup final that ended 0-0 before Galatasaray won 4-1 on penalties. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:19:25 GMT FC Basel v Liverpool: Big Match Stats And Facts FC Basel have lost last two European matches, conceding five goals in both matches. They have not lost three European games in a row since October 2008. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:19:02 GMT Sporting Lisbon v Chelsea: Starting Line-Ups Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis, Matic, Fabregas, Schürrle, Oscar, Hazard, Costa Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:44:23 GMT Manchester City v Roma: Starting Line-Ups Manchester City make three changes from the side which won at Hull at the weekend. Joe Hart is back in goal, Jesus Navas is in on the wing and Martin Demichelis replaces Eli Mangala at the back. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:35:30 GMT Arsenal And United Still Keen On Carvalho Arsenal and Manchester United target William Carvalho is set to sign a new contract at Sporting Lisbon but the Premier League duo remain interested in bringing the Portuguese international to England. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:10:37 GMT Alan Pardew Sack Odds Cut Again Despite Vote Of Confidence Alan Pardew's odds of seeing in Christmas as Newcastle boss have been cut according to Ladbrokes. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:28:12 GMT Three Potential Replacements For Mignolet At Liverpool Playing for a team which is underperforming in all areas of the pitch, Simon Mignolet's conspicuousness should be more of a concern to the cocksure Liverpool goalkeeper. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:27:42 GMT Sporting Lisbon v Chelsea: The Three Best Bets Following match-week one in Chelsea's Champions League Group G, all four teams are still on a level playing field after both games ended in one-all draws. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:18:09 GMT