Archive | May, 2014

International Friendly: England v Peru Preview

Adam LallanaEngland’s World Cup preparations begin in earnest when they host Peru at Wembley on Friday (20:00 BST, live on ITV).

England qualified for Brazil 2014 by topping Group H ahead of Ukraine, with 22 points from six wins, four draws and no defeats. They have won one (against Denmark) and lost two (against Chile and Germany) of their three subsequent more …

Champions League Final: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Preview

Gareth BaleExpect fireworks when Atletico Madrid face Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League at the Estadio da Luz on Saturday (19:45 BST, live on ITV).

Real Madrid travel to Lisbon on the back of a 3-1 victory at home to Espanyol on the final day of the Spanish season. They finished the campaign in third, three points behind the champions Atletico, with 87 points from 27 more …

F1 Monaco Grand Prix Preview

Daniel RicciardoMercedes are firm favourites to continue their winning start to the Formula One season at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 13:00 BST, live on Sky Sports F1).

Lewis Hamilton scored his fourth consecutive victory in Spain two weeks ago, leading teammate Nico Rosberg to a one-two finish in more …

FA Cup Final Preview: Arsenal v Hull City

mesut ozilArsenal aim to end their nine-year trophy drought when they face Hull City at Wembley on Saturday in the FA Cup Final (17:00 BST, live on ITV1).

The Gunners come into the match on the back of a 2-0 victory over Norwich in their last fixture of the Premier League season. They finished fourth in the table, three points behind Chelsea in third, with 79 points from 24 wins, seven more …

Europa League Final: Sevilla v Benfica Preview

Rodrigo LimaAn attractive encounter should be expected when Sevilla and Benfica meet in Turin on Wednesday in the final of the Europa League (19:45 BST, live on ITV4).

Sevilla come into the final on the back of a 1-0 defeat away to Getafe from which the majority of the first team were rested. With one round of matches left to play, they are fifth in the Primera Division table with 60 points from more …

Premier League: Man City v West Ham Preview

Manuel PellegriniManchester City come into the final weekend of the season knowing that a draw at home to West Ham on Sunday will be sufficient to see them crowned Premier League champions for the second time in three years (15:00 BST, live on Sky Sports).

Man City’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday saw them ascend to the top of the table, two points clear of Liverpool in second, with 83 points from more …

F1: Spanish Grand Prix Preview

nico hulkenbergMercedes are expected to continue their dominant start to the 2014 Formula One season at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 13:00 BST, live on BBC / Sky Sports F1).

Lewis Hamilton comfortably led home teammate Nico Rosberg to a Mercedes one-two in China three weeks ago. The team have taken a clean more …

Premier League: Everton v Man City Preview

ross barkleyManchester City travel to Everton on Saturday seeking the first of three victories that would almost certainly secure them the Premier League title (17:30 BST, live on Sky Sports).

Everton come into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Southampton that all but ended their hopes of securing Champions League football for more …

2000 Guineas Preview & Betting Tips: 28/1 Strip show

John GosdenThe 2000 Guineas Stakes is the first classic of the flat season and opening leg of the Triple Crown (Saturday 3.50pm Newmarket). It looks an intriguing puzzle with the usual dangerous mix of hyped horses and dubious form lines.

At the top of the market is the unbeaten Kingman (6/4), trained by John Gosden (pictured). He was established as the clear favourite after his more …