Archive | March, 2015

International Friendly: Italy v England Preview

Roy HodgsonEngland’s perfect record since last year’s World Cup will be put under serious threat when they face Italy in a friendly at the Juventus Stadium on Tuesday (19:45 BST, live on ITV1).

Italy are themselves undefeated since last summer’s tournament, having won five and lost two of their more …

F1: Malaysian Grand Prix Preview & Betting Tips

Nico RosbergLewis Hamilton is short odds to continue his perfect start to the Formula One season with victory at weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 08:00 BST, live on BBC & Sky Sports F1).

Hamilton took both pole position and the race victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix two more …

Euro 2016 Qualifier: England v Lithuania Preview

Wayne RooneyEngland can maintain their perfect start to the Euro 2016 qualifying process with victory at home to Lithuania on Friday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

The Three Lions come into their first international of 2015 on the back of six consecutive wins since their disappointing early exit from last year’s World Cup in Brazil. They top qualification Group E, with more …

Premier League: Hull v Chelsea Preview & Betting Tips

Steve BruceChelsea will expect to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the league table with victory away to Hull City on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Hull come into the match on the back of three wins, three draws and four defeats in their last 10 league fixtures. They are 15th in the Premier League table, just three points clear of more …

Premier League: Liverpool v Man Utd Preview

Brendan RodgersTwo teams in competition for a top-four finish meet on Sunday when Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Brendan Rodgers’ (pictured) side struggled for the first half of their 1-0 win over Swansea on Monday but a half-time change of formation (from 3-4-2-1 to a 3-4-3 diamond) brought about a more …

Champions League: Monaco v Arsenal Preview

Olivier GiroudArsenal have a tough task as they seek to overcome a two-goal deficit in the second leg of their Champions League, round-of-16 tie away to Monaco on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

The Gunners fell to a 3-1 defeat in the first leg at the Emirates, with strikes from Geoffrey Kondogbia, Dimitar Berbatov and more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Spurs Preview

Harry KaneTwo sides embroiled in the race for a top-four finish meet when Manchester United host Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

United come into the match on the back of a disappointing FA Cup exit at home to Arsenal on Monday. They are more …

Premier League: Chelsea v Southampton Preview

Ronald KoemanChelsea will do everything to maintain their five-point lead at the top of the table with victory when they host Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Chelsea come into the match on the back of their highly disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. more …

F1: Australian Grand Prix Preview

Max VerstappenThe Mercedes team of reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will anticipate starting the new season with victory at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 05:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports F1).

Hamilton beat his teammate Nico Rosberg to last season’s championship and pre-season testing times suggest that more …

Cheltenham Festival: Gold Cup Preview & Tip

Jim CullotyThe Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase is the most valuable and prestigious race of the Festival. An unusually large field will line up in the hope of bagging the lion’s share of a £550,000 prize fund (3.20pm, Friday on CH4). It includes the first five home last year but the betting suggests a very different finishing order this time.

The current title-holder Lord Windermere (12/1) succeeded by more …

Cheltenham Festival: World Hurdle Preview & 10/1 Betting Tip

Nicky HendersonThe World Hurdle is the ultimate stamina test for hurdlers over three miles (3.20pm Thursday). Big Buck’s scored four times for his owners, the Stewart family and they have a decent chance of reclaiming the title with Saphir Du Rheu, the 5/1 joint favourite.

This physically imposing six-year-old French-bred looks every inch a more …

Champion Chase Preview & Betting Tip

Paul NichollsThe Queen Mother Champion Chase is one of the greatest spectacles of the Cheltenham Festival as the top two-mile speed merchants go into battle (3.20pm, Wednesday). This is an extraordinary renewal as the two market leaders are both on recovery missions after physical problems, making them vulnerable.

Sprinter Sacre, the 7/2 favourite, was once untouchable but more …

Cheltenham Festival: Champion Hurdle Betting Tip & Preview

Willie MullinsThe Champion Hurdle is the main event of the action-packed first day of the Cheltenham Festival (3.20pm, Tuesday). Is the 11/10 favourite Faugheen really ‘the machine’ that his odds suggest?

The popular seven-year-old son of Germany, Faugheen, has done everything asked of him, usually in more …

Champions League: Chelsea v PSG Preview

Branislav IvanovicChelsea can progress to the last eight of the Champions League when they host Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their round of 16 tie on Wednesday (19:45 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The two sides drew 1-1 in the first leg in Paris, with Branislav Ivanovic (pictured) opening the scoring for more …

FA Cup: Man Utd v Arsenal Preview

Arsene WengerThe two most successful sides in the history of the FA Cup meet when Manchester United host Arsenal on Monday in the sixth round of this year’s competition (19:45 GMT, live on BBC1).

Man Utd come into the match on the back of seven wins, two draws and just one defeat in their more …

FA Cup: Liverpool v Blackburn Preview

Daniel SturridgeLiverpool will fancy their chances of progressing to the last four of the FA Cup with victory at home to Blackburn Rovers on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on BT Sport).

The Reds come into the match on the back of an excellent run of form that has seen them win eight and lose just one of their last 10 matches in all competitions. They are fifth in the more …

Premier League: Newcastle v Man Utd Preview

Wayne RooneyMan Utd will be confident of continuing their strong recent record against Newcastle when the sides meet in the Premier League at St James’ Park on Wednesday (19:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Newcastle come into the match on the back of four defeats and just two victories in their nine matches in more …