Archive | December, 2013

Premier League: Man Utd v Spurs Preview

Tim SherwoodManchester United will be confident of continuing their excellent recent run of form against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on New Year’s Day (Wednesday, 17:30 GMT on BT Sport).

United are sixth in the Premier League with 34 points from 10 wins, four draws and five defeats. They recorded a fifth consecutive league victory with a 1-0 win away to Norwich on Saturday.  more …

Welsh National Preview: 14/1 Point taken

rebecca curtisThe Welsh National has attracted a top class field of staying chasers looking to stake their claims for the £100,000 prizemoney on offer (2.35pm, Saturday, Chepstow).

We haven’t seen Rebecca Curtis’ (pictured) Teaforthree (20/1) since he won a similar amount in the Grand National at Aintree in April. He was third by nine lengths to Sue Smith’s Auroras Encore. He came a close second to Michael Scudamore’s Monbeg Dude in this race last  more …

King George VI Chase Preview & Tips: Count on Conti

paul nichollsThe King George VI Chase on Boxing Day at Kempton (3.10pm) looks to be the most closely contested renewal of this famous horse race for many years.

The 3/1 favourite, Colin Tizzard’s Cue Card appears to be the one to beat.  This seven-year-old son of King’s Theatre silenced his doubters with an emphatic win in the three mile one furlong Betfair Chase at Haydock a month ago. He had been a disappointing favourite on his more …

Premier League: Man City v Liverpool

The Premier League’s two highest scoring teams meet on Boxing Day (17:30 GMT, live on BT Sport) when Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad stadium.

City are the league’s form team, with five wins and one draw in their last six matches. They sit third in the table with 35 points from 11 wins, two draws and four defeats and come more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Chelsea Preview

mezutozilTwo of the Premier League’s top three meet on Monday night when Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates (20:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Gunners have made a strong start to the season and lead the way with 35 points from 11 wins, two draws and three defeats, but received a little dose of realism last weekend, going down 6-3 to a rampant Manchester City.  more …

Premier League: Spurs v Liverpool

luis suarezTottenham Hotspur will be looking for three points when they host fellow top four hopefuls Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Spurs have recovered well from their 6-0 thrashing away to Man City, taking seven points from their last three league matches, including consecutive away wins. They are sixth in the Premier League with 27 points from eight wins, three draws and four defeats.  more …

Premier League: Man City v Arsenal

olivier giroudManchester City are expected to continue their excellent home record when league leaders Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport 1).

City have scored seven more goals than any other side in the league, including an average of 4.14 per home match. They are fourth in the Premier League table, six points off the top, with 29 more …

Champions League: Man Utd v Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

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Moyes: Difficult week

Manchester United are already guaranteed a place in the final 16 of this year’s Champions League but will go through as group winners if they can take at least a point from the visit of Shakhtar Donetsk to Old Trafford on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

United top Group A with 11 points from three wins and two draws. Shakhtar are three points back in second and are competing with Bayer Leverkusen to join United in the knockout stages. Real Sociedad are bottom with just a solitary more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Everton Preview

Arsene WengerLeague leaders Arsenal will face a tough test of their credentials when they host in-form Everton at the Emirates on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Arsenal come into Sunday’s match on the back of three consecutive victories, including Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Hull. They sit atop the Premier League table with 34 points from 11 wins, more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Newcastle

alan pardewFollowing defeat at home to Everton on Wednesday, Manchester United will be desperate to take three points when they entertain Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

United are ninth in the Premier League table with 22 points from six wins, four draws and four defeats. They had gone 12 matches undefeated in all competitions prior to Wednesday’s defeat, albeit without always convincing with the quality of their performances.  more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Everton Preview

wayne rooneyDavid Moyes will face Everton for the first time since taking over as manager of Manchester United when his former employers travel to Old Trafford on Wednesday (19:45 GMT).

United come into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw away to Tottenham on Sunday. Wayne Rooney (pictured) scored more …