With the EPL 2017/2018 now just underway, we’re already getting a good look at the early form of the teams. Although it may be optimistic to consider Huddersfield up there with the big boys just yet – remember what happened with Leicester just a couple of years ago!
Most footballers go into management after the end of their career, like Zidane has done spectacularly, or end up in the pundit’s chair like Gary Linekar and Alan Shearer, but some others switch sports altogether. There is an increasing trend to see players making a move to horse racing by buying horses.
Indeed with the amount of money they have made during their playing career, it is easy to understand how they can afford to buy quality horses. Here are a few players that have made the switch from football to horse racing. Continue reading “Footballers Jump into Racing”
Portland Timbers had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Houston Dynamo in their previous encounter.
The Timbers made a fantastic start to the game with Diego Valeri opening the scoring in the 13 minute with a brilliant shot off the crossbar. Mauro Manolas equalised for Dynamo in the 37th minute following a goalkeeping error from Jake Gleeson which allowed him a shot on goal. The Timbers made it 2-1 before the break with Valeri setting up Sebastian Blanco who bagged his fourth goal of the campaign. Dynamo looked to be headed for their first home defeat of 2017 but Juan Cabezas popped a brilliant header from a free kick to level scores nine minutes from time. Meanwhile, LA Galaxy settled for a 0-0 draw against high-flying Seattle Sounders, a result which sees them positioned ninth in the Western Conference.
The Timbers are comfortably positioned fourth in the Western Conference, but their recent form has not been promising with just a solitary win in five attempts. Continue reading “Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy Betting Tips”
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. Continue reading “Bristol City Favourites in the Opening Game against Barnsley”
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. Continue reading “Vincenzo Montella wants to return to the UEFA Champions League”
Since arriving at Bayern Munich as the head coach of the German club, Carlo Ancelotti has taken them to a Bundesliga title and a DFL-Supercup which is pretty impressive for a manager who was going through his debut season at the helm of a club – there are plenty of managers who would struggle to match that, even at the perennial Bundesliga winners. It’s a similar story to Jose Mourinho, who won the League Cup and the Europa League in his first season for the Red Devils, with both the experienced coaches now setting their sights firmly on contending for the Champions League title come May 2018.