Archive | February, 2015

Capital One Cup Final: Chelsea v Spurs Preview

Mauricio PochettinoThe first proper silverware of the English season is up for grabs when Chelsea square off against Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the Capital One Cup at Wembley on Sunday (17:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Chelsea come into the final following a week of rest on the back of their fractious 1-1 draw at home to more …

Premier League: Liverpool v Man City Preview

Sergio AgueroExpect an entertaining match when in-form Liverpool host Man City at Anfield on Sunday (12:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Liverpool come into the game after suffering just their third defeat in their last 25 matches in all competitions on Thursday. Brendan Rodgers’ side travelled to Istanbul with a one-goal advantage over more …

Champions League: Man City v Barcelona Preview

Lionel MessiMan City will face a familiar foe when they host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 encounter on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

City come into the match having righted a five-match winless streak in all competitions with two high-scoring victories over the last couple of weeks. They are second in the Premier League table, with more …

Premier League: Southampton v Liverpool Preview

Mario BalotelliSouthampton’s top four aspirations will receive a stern test when they host in-form Liverpool at St Mary’s on Sunday (16:15 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Saints come into the match having been involved in a number of tight and low-scoring matches over the last seven weeks. They are fourth in the Premier League, one point clear of Arsenal in more …

Premier League: Man City v Newcastle Preview

Wilfried BonyOn the back of some shaky recent form, Manchester City will be determined to secure all three points when they host Newcastle at the Etihad on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

City come into the match on the back of just one victory in their last five league matches, and just four in their more …

Champions League: PSG v Chelsea Preview

Zlatan IbrahimovicChelsea’s first priority will be to avoid defeat when they travel to France to tackle Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

Paris Saint-Germain come into the match on the back of throwing away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at more …

FA Cup: Arsenal v Middlesbrough Preview & Betting Tips

Aitor KarankaFA Cup holders Arsenal will be prepared for a difficult match when they host Championship leaders Middlesbrough at the Emirates in the fifth round of this year’s competition (16:00 GMT, Sunday, live on BT Sport).

Arsenal come into the match on the back of a good run of form that has seen them win eight and lose just more …

FA Cup: Crystal Palace v Liverpool Preview

Alan PardewCrystal Palace will ride a wave of enthusiasm into their FA Cup fifth round tie at home to in-form Liverpool on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Palace come into the match with five wins, one draw and just one defeat in the seven matches following the appointment of Alan Pardew (pictured) at the turn of the year. They are 13th in the Premier more …

Premier League: Liverpool v Spurs Preview & Tips

Harry KaneTwo teams who have steadily established themselves as possible contenders for a top-four finish meet when Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Tuesday (20:00 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Liverpool come into the match on the back of eight-match unbeaten league run and just two defeats in their more …

Betfair Hurdle Preview & Betting Tip

Paul NichollsThe two mile Betfair Hurdle is the most valuable handicap hurdle race of the season with a prize fund of £155,000 (3.35pm, Saturday, Newbury).

Favourites have won two of the past three renewals but we haven’t seen Paul Nicholls’ (pictured) 6/1 market leader Calipto since his seasonal debut at Cheltenham in October when more …

Premier League: Everton v Liverpool Preview

Daniel SturridgeEverton have a hard task ahead of them when they host in-form Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday in the 224th Merseyside Derby (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Everton come into the match on the back of just two wins in their last 10 league matches, and just three in more …

Premier League: Tottenham v Arsenal Preview

Mauricio PochettinoTwo in-form teams meet when Tottenham Hotspur host Arsenal on Saturday in the 180th North London derby (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Spurs come into the match on the back of six wins in their last eight league matches and having last week progressed to the final of the Capital One Cup. They are sixth in the Premier League table, with more …