Archive | August, 2013

Arsenal v Tottenham Preview

arsene wengerTwo sides whose activity in the transfer market could not have been more different meet on Sunday (16:00 BST, live on Sky Sports 1) when Arsenal host Tottenham Hotspur in the 176th North London derby.

Arsenal have money available to spend but have endured a frustrating summer, missing out on the likes of Luiz more …

Liverpool v Manchester United

David Moyes is no stranger to grudge matches on Merseyside and will be hopeful of obtaining a positive result when he takes his Manchester United side to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday (13:30 BST, live on Sky Sports 1). more …

Monday Premier League: Man Utd v Chelsea Preview

jose mourinhoDavid Moyes would have liked to face easy opposition in his first home match in charge of Manchester United, but instead it is Jose Mourinho’s (pictured) Chelsea who travel to Old Trafford on Monday (20:00 BST, live on Sky Sports 1) in the clear pick of this weekend’s fixtures.

Moyes’ reign began with an excellent 4-1 win away to Swansea last Saturday, but the victory was not quite as comfortable as the winning more …

Belgian Grand Prix Preview: Kimi Can

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Hamilton for pole, but Kimi for the race

After a month-long summer break the Formula One paddock reconvenes for the Belgian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 13:00 BST, live on BBC / Sky Sports F1 ) at the drivers’ favourite Spa-Franchochamps circuit.

Lewis Hamilton recorded his first win for Mercedes last time out in Hungary, driving superbly from pole position to build up the necessary gaps to stay ahead after each of his pit spots and take victory. more …

Nunthorpe Stakes Preview: Shea Class

The Nunthorpe Stakes (3.40pm, York, Friday) is one of the few races in which two-year-olds have the chance take on their elders. Sadly, there are no juveniles in the field this year but, interestingly, Kingsgate Native, who won the race as a two-year-old back more …

Juddmonte International Preview & Betting Tips

roger charltonThe Juddmonte International Stakes (3.40pm, York, Wednesday) is the last middle-distance race in the Qipco British Champion Series before the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October and has attracted a small but select field of some of the best middle-distance colts in the country.

Trainer Roger Charlton’s (pictured) Al Kazeem (5/4) has proved something of a revelation since returning from more than a year off at more …

Man City v Newcastle Preview

With a new manager on board and in the region of £100 million lavished on new players, Manchester City will be looking to get their season off to a strong start when they host Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium on Monday (20:00 BST, live on Sky Sports). more …

Swansea v Manchester United Preview & Tips

Reigning Premier League champions Man Utd begin their defence with a potentially tricky visit to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday (17:30 BST, live on Sky Sports 1) to face a Swansea side hoping to build on two excellent seasons in the top flight. more …

England v Scotland Preview

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Hodgson: Undefeated in five this year

On the eve of the new Premier League season, England and Scotland lock horns for the first time in 14 years in a friendly at Wembley on Wednesday (19:00 BST, live on ITV1).

The first international match was contested by these two countries in 1872. They have met on a total of 110 occasions, but only three times since the annual match between them was scrapped in 1989.

This fixture represents the centrepiece of the English Football Association’s 150th anniversary celebrations and with the historical rivalry more …