Sporting Preview RSS news feed Sporting Preview News RSS Feed en Arsenal Now In Pole Position To Sign Manchester United Target Arsenal have been left in pole position to sign Germany international Mats Hummels after reports from Germany suggested Manchester United have pulled out of the race for the defender's services. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:40:50 GMT Tottenham Target Looking To Make London Home Anyone within earshot of White Hart Lane at the moment will hear a lot of grumbling, both from fans around the ground's periphery as well as the bellows coming out of the manager's office. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:30:15 GMT Sevilla Unlikely To Let Krychowiak Leave For Arsenal Louis Walsh has strung together a 10-year X Factor career surviving on little other than his love of novelty acts and repeated choice phrases like "you remind me of a young {insert music act from the 80s}" or "there's a real gap in the market for you". Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:02:39 GMT Manchester United Could Turn To Former Chelsea Ace Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal could turn to a former Chelsea and Arsenal star in order to add experience to his side's ailing defence. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:34:57 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton: Team News Tottenham defenders Federico Fazio and Kyle Naughton are back in Mauricio Pochettino's squad for tonight's Capital One Cup fourth-round visit of Brighton at White Hart Lane. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:20:15 GMT Stoke City v Southampton: Team News Stoke will almost certainly be without Robert Huth for tonight's Capital One Cup fourth-round clash with Southampton at The Britannia Stadium. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:19:50 GMT Manchester City v Newcastle United: Team News Manchester City could have playmaker Samir Nasri back in action for tonight's Capital One Cup fourth-round clash with Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:19:23 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton: Head To Head - The Facts Spurs have won four and lost just one of their last six against the Seagulls (D1). Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:13 GMT Stoke City v Southampton: Head To Head - The Facts Four of the last five meetings have ended in a draw - the exception was last Saturday, when Southampton won 1-0. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:42:56 GMT Manchester City v Newcastle United: Head To Head - The Facts These teams met in the fourth round last year, with City winning 2-0 at St James' Park after extra time. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:42:38 GMT Shrewsbury v Chelsea: The Three Best Bets Chelsea may have dropped two points in Manchester for the second time at the weekend but they can bounce back in style with relative ease against Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:36:02 GMT Gattuso Great Price For Rangers Return In much the same way he was deemed a nutcase on the pitch during his playing career, Gennaro Gattuso has wasted no time in carving out a niche as one of the craziest managers currently plying his trade in European football. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:26:02 GMT Nottingham Forest Closing In On Ince Loan Deal Nottingham Forest are hoping to give their promotion bid a lift by completing the signing of Hull City winger Tom Ince. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:15:09 GMT Southampton Lining Up Bid For Tottenham Striker As the two most prominent young strikers in the country, Harry Kane and Saido Berahino could be partnering each other up front in various stems of the national team for a fair chunk of their careers. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:09:23 GMT Manchester United In For PSV Youngster And Ghana Star Manchester United are often linked with some for the biggest names in word football, but increasingly so are also being attached to players at the other end of the market. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:03:12 GMT Tuesday's Capital One Cup Matches Previewed Featuring Liverpool And Chelsea Michael Lintorn sees an end to 139 minutes of goalless football at Anfield as one of his four Tuesday non-televised tips... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:53:58 GMT Liverpool v Swansea City: Team News Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to make several changes for tonight's Capital One Cup fourth round clash with Swansea at Anfield. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:45:31 GMT Fulham v Derby County: Team News Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega could miss tonight's Capital One Cup fifth round clash with Derby at Craven Cottage after he limped off shortly after scoring his second goal in Friday night's 3-0 win over Charlton. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:44:51 GMT Shrewsbury v Chelsea: Team News Shrewsbury captain Liam Lawrence should be fit and available for tonight's Capital One Cup fourth round clash with Premier League leaders Chelsea after he came off the bench in the weekend win over Portsmouth. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:44:17 GMT Bournemouth v West Brom: Team News Bournemouth will be without Harry Arter and Steve Cook through suspension for tonight's Capital One Cup fourth round home clash with Premier League West Brom. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:43:24 GMT Liverpool v Swansea City: Head To Head - The Facts Swansea have only won two of their 19 trips to Anfield in all competitions (D3 L14), but the most recent win was at this stage of the League Cup in October 2012 (the year they went on to win the competition). Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:50:59 GMT Fulham v Derby County: Head To Head - The Facts Fulham have scored eight goals in their two previous League Cup games against Derby, which came in successive seasons in 2000-01 and 2001-02. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:50:31 GMT Shrewsbury v Chelsea: Head To Head - The Facts Chelsea and Shrewsbury have not met in any competition since January 2003, when the Blues won 4-0 in an FA Cup fourth round tie. John Terry played in that game. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:50:05 GMT Bournemouth v West Brom: Head To Head - The Facts West Brom have won both previous League Cup encounters with Bournemouth. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:49:47 GMT QPR v Aston Villa: Hoops To Grab Crucial Win An intruiging clash between two of the Premier League's most out-of-form and lowest scoring clubs is the Monday Night Football offering this week, and our man Mike Norman believes the home side will record a morale-boosting win... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:09:06 GMT Manchester United Could Opt For Feyenoord Defender Manchester United could opt to take the bargain buy route with a view to strengthening the weakened Old Trafford defence, reports suggest. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:02:11 GMT Tottenham In The Hunt For World Cup-Winning Midfielder Most of those who have witnessed Tottenham Hotspur's poor start to the season would not have immediately thought that another midfielder was what was needed at White Hart Lane. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:37:38 GMT Former Tottenham Striker Lined Up For Aston Villa Loan Move The sight of Christian Benteke filling an Aston Villa shirt again after an injury layoff is sure to settle the nerves around the goal-shy midlands club, but with a league-low four goals to their name this season, it's clear that the Belgian alone can't return the club to regular celebrations. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:26:23 GMT Three Reasons Why Neil Redfearn Can Save Leeds United's Season It's not even Christmas yet but while we have yet to see a manager sacked in the Premier League, down in the Championship Leeds United are now on their third following the dismissal of Darko Milanic. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:00:12 GMT QPR v Aston Villa: The Three Best Bets Harry Redknapp appears to be walking a similar tightrope to the one which saw previous QPR boss Mark Hughes tumble around November time two years ago, and it is defensive ineptitude at the heart of his side's woes. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:42:12 GMT Arsenal Planning January Raid On Barcelona Arsenal are planning another raid on the Nou Camp with various media outlets reporting the Gunners are closing in on a deal to sign Barcelona forward Pedro. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:38:34 GMT Tottenham One Of Three Clubs Glen Johnson Could Join After Leaving Liverpool It is fair to say there will not be too many tears shed at Liverpool when Glen Johnson's contract expires this summer. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:27:33 GMT This Week's Best Bets Featuring Manchester City v Manchester United 10:00 Sky Sports 3 - Andy Murray continues his pursuit of a spot at the World Tour Finals as 7/1 third favourite for the BNP Paribas Masters. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:16:20 GMT Manchester United Snatch Dramatic Late Equaliser Against League Leaders As Tottenham Are Beaten At Home Again Mike Norman brings us Sunday's In-Play odds highlights in the Premier League as Manchester United snatch a dramatic equaliser against Chelsea, and Newcastle win for the second weekend running... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:48:02 GMT QPR v Aston Villa: Interesting OPTA Stats Can QPR climb off the bottom of the Premier League when they face Aston Villa? Opta rates their chances. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:22:47 GMT Manchester United v Chelsea: Starting Line-Ups Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal makes two changes to the side that drew 2-2 at West Brom on Monday. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:29:40 GMT Manchester United v Chelsea: Stiff Test In Store For Both Sides The odds suggest the title favourites are in for a stiff test at Old Trafford but Joe Dyer likes the price on a Chelsea win and is backing the Blues to pick up another three points... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:17:12 GMT Manchester United Target Argentine Defender Manchester United's quest to find some steel to shore up a flimsy-looking backline has led Louis van Gaal to target a January swoop for Argentina and Zenit St Petersburg centre-back Ezequiel Garay. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:48:13 GMT Burnley v Everton: Starting Line-Ups Burnley v Everton: Starting Line-Ups Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:35:39 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United: Starting Line-Ups Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose, Capoue, Mason, Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela, Adebayor Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:33:20 GMT Manchester United v Chelsea: Interesting OPTA Stats It may no longer be a fixture that decides the destiny of the Premier League title, but Manchester United v Chelsea is still a game to get excited about. Opta supplies the stark analysis. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:21:41 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle: Interesting OPTA Stats Having conceded and scored plenty of goals in the past week, will there be more attacking action when Spurs take on Newcastle? Opta reveals all. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:21:10 GMT Burnley v Everton: Interesting OPTA Stats Burnley have not won a game this season and now face a tough test against Everton. Opta crunches the numbers. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:20:07 GMT Time To Take West Ham Seriously After Manchester City Scalp These are heady days to be a Hammer. A few short weeks after dismantling the reigning Premier League silver medallists, Sam Allardyce was able to mount the stuffed head of the champions to his wall of hunting trophies. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 13:13:59 GMT Chris Kamara: Balotelli Not Right For Liverpool, Manchester United Nothing To Lose I mentioned before in this column that at this moment in time Mario Balotelli isn't the right fit for Liverpool. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:51:43 GMT Manchester United v Chelsea:: The Three Best Bets Chelsea could be without Diego Costa when they head to Old Trafford this weekend or may start the striker despite is illness concerns but with or without their star man the Blues are fancied for the win. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:27:43 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle: The Three Best Bets An easy measure on how uninspiring Tottenham and Newcastle have been this season lies in the fact their early Sunday afternoon match has been overlooked by the Sky Sports schedulers for Burnley, yes Sean Dyche's four-goal dullards Burnley, against Everton. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:27:13 GMT Burnley v Everton: The Three Best Bets Burnley have the calamitous mistakes from Richard Dunne and Stephen Caulker to thank for keeping them off the Premier League's bottom spot, as they continue to strive for that elusive first win. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:26:52 GMT West Ham Beat The Champions As Liverpool Falter Again Mike Norman brings us the In-Play odds highlights from Saturday's Premier League action as Manchester Ctiy lose at West Ham, Liverpool slip-up at home, and Southampton move to second in the table... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:32:35 GMT The Stupid Punt: This Weekend's Craziest Bets Featuring Manchester United v Chelsea Not even The Special One could go to Old Trafford and beat United 5-0? Surely? One punter thinks he just might... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:55:45 GMT Michael Owen's Weekend Premier League Picks Featuring Arsenal And Manchester United I don't think anyone saw Sunderland's 8-0 defeat at Southampton coming, and the problem for Colossus players now is deciding how Gus Poyet's team will react to that humiliation when they face Arsenal on Saturday. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:43:55 GMT Liverpool v Hull: The Three Best Bets Hull and Liverpool have only kept one clean sheet apiece in their last ten games... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:28:49 GMT Sunderland v Arsenal: The Three Best Bets Arsene Wenger's men set to win the battle of the leaky defences at the Stadium of Light... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:25:57 GMT Liverpool Could Move For Chelsea Keeper Victor Valdes has kicked Liverpool while they are down by opting to train at Manchester United, giving a clear signal of intent the former Barcelona goalkeeper prefers to join up with Louis van Gaal over a long-mooted switch to Anfield. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:21:22 GMT Manchester United Linked With Move For Gareth Bale Reports emerge linking Red Devils with audacious £90m bid for Real Madrid's Welsh winger... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:15:55 GMT Manchester United v Chelsea: Team News Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will miss Sunday's Premier League clash with Chelsea as he serves the final game of a three-match suspension. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:01:44 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United: Team News Tottenham's Federico Fazio will miss Sunday's Premier League clash with Newcastle through suspension. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:57:49 GMT Burnley v Everton: Team News Burnley midfielder Dean Marney remains a doubt for Sunday afternoon's Premier League clash with Everton at Turf Moor. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:57:29 GMT Middlesbrough v Watford: Team News Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter will miss Saturday's Championship clash with Watford after he picked up his fifth booking of the season in Tuesday night's 2-0 defeat at Wolves. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:56:19 GMT Leeds United v Wolves: Team News Leeds striker Souleymane Doukara will miss Saturday's Championship clash Wolves through suspension. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:56:00 GMT Swansea City v Leicester City: Team News Swansea have Jonjo Shelvey back from suspension for Saturday evening's Premier League home clash with Leicester City. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:55:22 GMT West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace: Team News Goalkeeper Ben Foster is set to return to West Brom's starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:55:05 GMT Sunderland v Arsenal: Team News Sunderland manager Gus Poyet will include full-back Anthony Reveillere when Arsenal visit The Stadium Of Light on Saturday, provided the club receives his international clearance. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:54:46 GMT Southampton v Stoke City: Team News Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has selected the same squad that thrashed Sunderland 8-0 last weekend for Saturday's Premier League home clash with Stoke City. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:51:43 GMT Liverpool v Hull City: Team News Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has limited options up front so misfiring striker Mario Balotelli is likely to keep his place when Hull City visit Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:51:20 GMT West Ham United v Manchester City: Team News West Ham have James Tomkins and Cheikhou Kouyate back for their Premier League clash with Manchester City at Upton Park on Saturday lunchtime. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:51:00 GMT QPR v Aston Villa: Big Match Stats And Facts In the meeting between QPR & Villa in September 2011, Richard Dunne scored an own goal - last weekend he became the first player in Premier League history to reach a tally of 10 own goals. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:17:31 GMT Manchester United v Chelsea: Big Match Stats And Facts Manchester United have won only six of their last 22 Barclays Premier League games against Chelsea. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:17:01 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United: Big Match Stats And Facts Tottenham have scored at least once in 18 of their last 19 Premier League games against Newcastle. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:16:34 GMT Burnley v Everton: Big Match Stats And Facts Burnley lost only one of their opening 10 home games in the Barclays Premier League but have won only two of the 13 since then. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:16:10 GMT Middlesbrough v Watford: Big Match Stats And Facts Middlesbrough have scored in 15 of their 16 home league games against Watford. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:15:44 GMT Leeds United v Wolves: Big Match Stats And Facts Leeds have lost only once in their last nine at home to Wolves, winning six. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:15:23 GMT Swansea City v Leicester City: Big Match Stats And Facts The last six meetings between Swansea and Leicester have been home wins. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:15:00 GMT West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace: Big Match Stats And Facts The previous two Barclays Premier League games between these sides at the Hawthorns have seen four goals in the last 10 minutes, including two in the 90th. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:14:40 GMT Sunderland v Arsenal: Big Match Stats And Facts Sunderland have scored 16 own goals since the start of the 2010-11 season, more than any other Barclays Premier League side. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:14:18 GMT Southampton v Stoke City: Big Match Stats And Facts Each of the last four meetings between Southampton and Stoke have ended as a draw. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:13:54 GMT Liverpool v Hull City: Big Match Stats And Facts Liverpool have scored 10 goals in three Barclays Premier League home games against Hull City. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:13:34 GMT West Ham United v Manchester City: Big Match Stats And Facts West Ham have taken just one point from their last six Barclays Premier League encounters with Manchester City (L5 D1). Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:12:59 GMT 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