Malta Expected to Lose against England in Qualifiers

Malta take on England in a game at the Ta’ Qali National Stadium looking to cause a major upset.


England come into the game keen to extend the lead in the World Cup qualification group. Minnows Malta are not capable of causing a major upset, but if they even get a draw it would be a mammoth result for the team. Regarded as the whipping boys in the International qualifiers, Malta have once again found the bottom of the group and have not been able to pick up any points. Even after six matches in the qualification group, Malta are bottom of the table.

England come into the game after having achieved a relatively good opening to the World Cup qualification group, but results have turned sour in recent games after the appointment of Gareth Southgate. The former Middlesbrough manager has also had a numerous disappointments to deal with ahead of the game with the likes of Wayne Rooney announcing international retirement just after being on the verge of a recall. Read more »

Bristol City Favourites in the Opening Game against Barnsley

Bristol City will be hoping to avoid another campaign down near the bottom of the table, as the team only finished three points above the relegation zone.


In order to improve on the last campaign, manager Lee Johnson has spent heavily on FamaraDiédhiou from French football. He has cost the club €6 million. Bristol will be happy to open the campaign with a home game, as it means that the club can hope for a victory from the first weekend. Last season, Bristol city suffered a very badly when it comes to away matches.

Barnsley have brought in plenty of players over the summer with among the top names like Liam Lindsay and Stevie Mallon expected to make a major impact on the team. The club will be hoping to close down the gap on the play-off places even further. Last season, they only managed a 14th place finish with 58 points on the board. Surprisingly, Barnsley had a decent away record after picking up 29 points from the 23 games. Read more »

Vincenzo Montella wants to return to the UEFA Champions League

Ac.Milan´s latest UEFA Champions League title was back during the season of 2006-17, from there on out they have struggled trying to even qualify for the prestigious European competition but VincenoMontella is optimistic that the future of Ac.Milan is starting to light up and that they have a realistic chance to start qualifying as well as competing at a high level against their potential opponents that the Italian club gets the chance to face off with in the near future.


¨I’m full of enthusiasm. The team is growing and becoming complete with new players arriving all from different leagues so I think our aim is to qualify for the Champions League. We are going to have to fight with teams like Roma, Inter, Lazio, Atalanta and Napoli and it’s going to be hard work, but I expect my side to show the same spirit from last year and I can see a lot of enthusiasm among the fans. Our objectives are realistic¨ Ac.Milan´sVincenoMontella said. Read more »

Betting odds have been placed on the next Barcelona manager

Luis Enrique’s time in Camp Nou as the head coach of Barcelona is ticking down as the Spanish manager has already confirmed his decision to step away from the coaching position of the club and now rumors are spreading around as to who is going to become his successor.


Barcelona was recently knocked out of the 2016-17 edition of the UEFA Champions League after losing to Juventus in the quarter-finals with an aggregate scoreboard of 3-0 in favor of the Italian club.

This was a surprising result as Barcelona were one of the favorites of clinching the European title for the fact that world class players such as: Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, it just wasn’t enough for them to score a single goal against the defensive wall that was established by Juventus.

Even with this defeat, any manager would be more than pleased to be selected as the next manager of Barcelona as they have a plethora of talent from all over the pitch and a list of candidates emerged.

According the website oddschecker.com, this is the list of potential managers of Barcelona along with how likely it is to actually happen. Read more »

SADIO MANE FIT FOR LEICESTER CLASH

Senegal international Sadio Mane has allayed fear regarding his fitness in time for the clash against Leicester City.


The Liverpool summer transfer addition was on international duty, and there were concerns that he picked up a slight knock. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp enquired about his fitness after the game. He received a report that he was substituted during the game against Namibia, adding that he was “fit and well.”

Mane is poised to make a return to England on Monday to start training ahead of the clash with defending champions of the Premier League – Leicester City. Mane has been in good form since his £34 million switch from Southampton this summer. He has surely given the Reds an edge this campaign. His start is similar to that of Luis Suarez, causing anxiety among the fans about what might happen in the title challenge as the season wears on.

Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana are cover for Mane, while options like Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge are available. His versatility and work rate has definitely impacted on his teammates in such a short time.
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Manchester City are taking on Manchester United this weekend

Manchester City are taking on Manchester United this weekend and it will provide a great picture of the team that is likely to finish in the top four this season.

City are the favourites to qualify for the Champions League next season with odds of 3/10. United, who have been in terrible form over the last few months, at backed at a distant 4/1. Even though City themselves have been in a poor run of form as far as the Premier League is concerned, they can be comfortable knowing that they have the home advantage in this game.

United have already missed out on the top four in recent times, but City cannot afford to do the same at this stage. The club will be bringing in Pep Guardiola – one of the renowned managers in the world – next season and the former Barcelona manager will struggle to attract players if the club finds itself in the Europa league next season. Pellegrini is on his way out, but he is determined to do a great job in the remainder of the campaign. He has already led the club to Capital One Cup success, which is the second of his City regime, and the club has qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Aguero is rated at 6/5 to score at any time in the game. These are great odds given that the strikerhas been in fine form over the last 10 games. Aguero, however, has not scored since his two goals against Aston Villa in the 4-0 win a few weeks ago. Even though City win this game, it is unlikely to improve chances of winning the title. After only nine points behind table leaders Leicester City, the important objective for the club will now be to finish in the top four.