Archive | November, 2014

Premier League: Leicester v Liverpool Preview

Nigel PearsonLeicester City need a positive result to haul themselves off the bottom of the Premier League table when they host Liverpool at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

The Foxes extended their winless league run to eight matches with a 3-2 defeat away to Queen’s Park Rangers on more …

Horse Racing: Hennessy Gold Cup Betting Tips Preview

Willie MullinsThe Hennessy Gold Cup is second only to the Grand National in terms of punter interest in handicap chases and often provides some long-range clues for that Aintree event (3pm, Saturday at Newbury).

The 5/1 clear favourite is the five-year-old French-bred Djakadam, trained by Willie Mullins (pictured). No five-year-old has more …

Premier League: Southampton v Man City Preview

Ronald KoemanTwo of the Premier League’s top three meet when Southampton host Manchester City at St Mary’s on Sunday (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Southampton have made a superb start to the season and find themselves in second place in the Premier League table, with 26 points from eight wins, two draws and two defeats. They extended their unbeaten run to more …

Premier League: Sunderland v Chelsea Preview

Gus PoyetChelsea can maintain their six-point advantage at the top of the Premier League table with victory away to Sunderland on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Sunderland have not enjoyed a particularly inspiring start to the campaign and come into Saturday’s match on the back of a 0-0 draw away to Leicester City. They are 14th in the Premier League table, with more …

Champions League: Man City v Bayern Munich Preview

Pep GuardiolaManchester City’s Champions League campaign could come to a premature end if they are unable to defeat German champions Bayern Munich at the Etihad on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

City have picked up just two points from their first four matches of the competition and will be eliminated if more …

Premier League: Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Neil WarnockLiverpool need to get their league campaign back on track with a positive result away to an out-of-form Crystal Palace on Sunday (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Palace come into the match on the back of a five-match winless streak that has seen them drop to within one point of the relegation zone. They are 17th in the Premier League table, with nine points from more …

Horse Racing: Betfair Chase Preview & Betting Tips

Colin TizzardThe Grade 1 Betfair Chase provides an intriguing rematch of top class staying chasers at Haydock (3pm, Saturday). The first three home last year are the leading trio in the bookies’ Betfair Chase betting – even though two of them have disappointed recently.

It was Colin Tizzard’s (pictured) stable star Cue Card (3/1) who more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Man Utd Preview

Arsene WengerArsenal have a big opportunity to take all the points when they host Manchester United at the Emirates on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Gunners have endured an inconsistent start to the season that has seen them struggle to turn regular domination of the shot count into regular victories. They are sixth in the more …

F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton (pictured) just needs to finish second at this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to be crowned the 2014 Formula One Drivers’ Champion (Race: Sunday, 13:00 GMT, live on BBC & Sky Sports F1).

Nico Rosberg cut Hamilton’s championship advantage to 17 points by leading his teammate home to a more …

International Friendly: Scotland v England Preview

Gordon StrachanScotland and England will resume the oldest rivalry in international football when they square off at Celtic Park in a friendly on Tuesday (20:00 GMT, live on ITV1).

Scotland have made a good start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and come into the match on the back of a 1-0 win at home to the Republic of Ireland on Friday. They are fourth in Group D, with more …

Horse Racing: Paddy Power Gold Cup Preview & Betting Tips

Evan WilliamsThe Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase is the highlight of the Cheltenham Open meeting (2.30pm, Saturday). Only two favourites have won this two-and-a-half mile handicap in the past ten years and this renewal looks particularly open.

Jamie Snowden’s Present View (6/1) has attracted significant support. The six-year-old son of Presenting won at more …

Euro 2016: England v Slovenia Preview

Wayne RooneyEngland can maintain their perfect start to the Euro 2016 qualifiers when they host Slovenia at Wembley on Saturday (17:00 GMT, live on ITV1).

The Three Lions top Group E with nine points from three wins out of three matches. They have scored eight goals and conceded none in victories away to Switzerland and Estonia and at home to more …

Premier League: Swansea v Arsenal Preview

Wilfried BonySwansea have made a good start to the season and will be hopeful of obtaining a positive result when they host Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Swans briefly became embroiled in the relegation battle last season, before recovering to finish 12th. They have begun the more …

Premier League: Liverpool v Chelsea Preview

Diego CostaLiverpool have failed to impress this season and are likely to face further difficulties when they host league leaders Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

The Reds come into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat away to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. They are more …

F1: Brazilian Grand Prix Preview

Daniel RicciardoFollowing his victory in the United States, Lewis Hamilton will hope to inch a step closer to winning the 2014 Formula One Drivers’ Championship at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports F1).

Hamilton extended his championship lead over Nico Rosberg to 24 points by leading his teammate home to a more …

Champions League: Real Madrid v Liverpool Preview

Brendan RodgersLiverpool will hope to avoid a heavy defeat when they travel to Spain to take on in-form Real Madrid in the Champions League at the Bernabeu on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV).

Real Madrid extended their winning run in all competitions to 11 with a comfortable 4-0 thrashing of Granada on Saturday. They top the more …