Premier League: Man Utd v Liverpool

Brendan RodgersManchester United will hope to dent the title ambitions of long-time rivals Liverpool when the two sides meet at Old Trafford on Sunday (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

United come into the match on the back of two consecutive away wins that have seen them ascend to sixth in the Premier League table with 48 points from 14 wins, six draws and eight defeats, five points shy of Tottenham Hotspur in fifth but with a game in hand. more …

F1 Australian Grand Prix Preview & Tips

kimi raikkonenWith new regulations, new technology and the possibility of wet weather, everything seems  to be in place for an unpredictable start to the 2014 Formula One season at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 06:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports F1).

This year has seen biggest shake up of the rulebook in some time. The switch from V8 to V6 turbo-charged engines is the most significant more …

Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview & Tips

tom scudamoreThe Cheltenham Gold Cup is not only the pinnacle of the Cheltenham Festival but arguably of the entire jumps season (3.20pm Friday).  We have last year’s winner in the line-up and plenty of new challengers hoping to bag the lion’s share of the £550,000 prize fund.

Nicky Henderson has saddled two of the past three Gold Cup winners and is double-handed this time. He was hoping for drying ground for both his more …

Cheltenham Festival: World Hurdle Preview

ruby walshThe World Hurdle is the most prestigious race for staying hurdlers in the horse racing calendar (3.20pm Thursday). The four-time winner Big Buck’s, who was absent through injury last year, is back and bids to reassert his authority over three miles with another record breaking win.

His trainer, Paul Nicholls, thinks he is his best chance of gaining a win in the entire festival – and he has some useful ammunition to be aimed more …

Cheltenham Festival: Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview

Gary MooreThe Queen Mother Champion Chase is always one of the most exciting spectacles of the Cheltenham Festival (3.20pm, Wednesday). This renewal is made more compelling for punters without the presence of the previously all-conquering Sprinter Sacre.

With Nicky Henderson’s now damaged ‘machine’ staying in his stable, the market is led by the Gary Moore (pictured) trained Sire De Grugy at more …

Champions League: Barcelona v Man City

PellegriniMan City face the daunting task of overcoming a two goal deficit when they travel to take on Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday (19:45 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Barcelona were fairly comfortable victors in the first leg at the Etihad, controlling possession and establishing a two goal advantage courtesy of goals from Lionel Messi and Dani Alves. City’s Martin Demichelis was dismissed more …

Cheltenham Festival: Champion Hurdle Preview

Nicky HendersonThe Champion Hurdle is the highlight of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and looks to be an intriguing contest (3.20pm Tuesday) . Can one of the young pretenders relieve the veteran Hurricane Fly of the Champion Hurdle crown he regained last year?

At five-years-old Dessie Hughes’ Our Conor (4/1) is half Hurricane Fly’s age. The statistics suggest that he might have age issues of a more …

Champions League: Bayern Munich v Arsenal Preview

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Arsenal have a two goal deficit to overcome when they face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV).

Bayern were comfortable victors in the first leg at the Emirates, triumphing by two goals to nil against an Arsenal side who were forced to play for over 50 minutes with a man less following the dismissal of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. more …

Premier League: Chelsea v Spurs Preview

andre schurrleChelsea aim to solidify their position at the top of the Premier League table when they host Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Chelsea come into the match on the back of a run of 13 league matches undefeated that has seen them ascend to the head of the table, four points clear of Liverpool in second, with 63 points from 19 wins, six draws and three defeats. more …

FA Cup: Arsenal v Everton

Arsenal and Everton will both harbour ambitions of progressing to the last four of the FA Cup when they meet in an evenly matched Sixth Round tie at the Emirates on Saturday more …

International Friendly: England v Denmark

roy hodgsonRoy Hodgson (pictured) will hope to get a clearer picture of his squad for this summer’s World Cup when England host Denmark in a friendly match at Wembley on Wednesday (20:00 GMT, live on ITV).

England qualified for Brazil 2014 by topping Group H ahead of Ukraine, but that success was followed by friendly defeats to Chile and Germany last November that went some way to dampening expectations raised by competent more …

League Cup Final: Man City v Sunderland Preview

sergio agueroMan City are clear favourites to win the first trophy of the English season when they square off against Sunderland in the final of the Capital One League Cup at Wembley on Sunday (14:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

City come into the final on the back of a slight stumble in form, which has seen them lose two and draw one of their last five matches, but are generally enjoying a very good season. They are third in the Premier League table with 57 more …

Premier League: Southampton v Liverpool Preview

daniel sturridgeLiverpool aim to extend their excellent recent run of form when they travel to St. Mary’s to face Southampton on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Southampton come into the fixture on the back of a 3-1 defeat away to West Ham last weekend that ended a six-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. They are ninth in the table with 39 points from 10 wins, nine draws and eight defeats. It has generally been a successful first full season at the helm for Mauricio more …

Champions League: Galatasaray v Chelsea Preview

oscarChelsea face a difficult task when they travel to Istanbul to encounter Galatasaray on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie (19:45 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Galatasaray come into the tie on the back of a 1-0 win at home to local rivals Besiktas on Saturday and are second in the Turkish Super Lig, three points shy of leaders Fenerbache, with 44 points from 12 wins, eight draws more …

Champions League: Olympiakos v Man Utd

david moyesManchester United will be confident of securing a good result when they travel to Greece to face Olympiakos in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT, live on ITV).

Olympiakos come into the match on the back of a 19-match unbeaten run in all competitions and have a commanding lead in the Greek Superleague, 20 points clear of their nearest challengers, with 74 points from 24 wins, two more …

Premier League: Chelsea v Everton Preview

jose mourinhoChelsea will aim to consolidate their position at the top of the Premier League table with victory when they host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

The Blues come into the match one point clear of second place Manchester City with 57 points from 17 wins, six draws and three defeats. They are undefeated in their last 11 league matches, but did fall to a 2-0 defeat away to more …

Champions League: Arsenal v Bayern Munich

alexoxladechamberlainArsenal will expect a difficult match when they host Bayern Munich at the Emirates on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie (19:45 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Gunners come into the fixture in fine form on the back of a 2-1 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday. They have generally enjoyed a very good season and are just one point behind Premier League leaders Chelsea with 56 points more …

Champions League: Man City v Barcelona

PellegriniBet on goals when Manchester City host Barcelona at the Etihad on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

City come into the match on the back of a relatively comfortable 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup on Saturday. They have lost just one of their last 23 matches in all competitions and are third in the Premier League more …

FA Cup: Arsenal v Liverpool

Liverpool v Arsenal - Barclays Premier LeagueTwo of the most successful teams in the history of the FA Cup meet when Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates on Sunday in the fifth round of this year’s competition (16:00 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Arsenal come into the match on the back of a slight stumble in form that has seen them win just one of their last four matches. They are, however, still well placed in the Premier League table, more …

FA Cup: Man City v Chelsea Preview

eden hazardArguably the top teams in the country square off when Man City host Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday (17:15 GMT, live on ITV1).

City come into the match on the back of a draw and a defeat in their last two fixtures, but were on a 20-match unbeaten run prior to that and are still very much in the Premier League title more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Man Utd

juanmataFor the sake of their Premier League Title aspirations, Arsenal need to bounce back after a humiliating weekend defeat when they host Man Utd at the Emirates on Wednesday (19:45 GMT on BT Sport).

The Gunners have enjoyed an excellent season and are very much in the title race, sitting in second, one point behind leaders Chelsea, with 55 points from 17 wins, four draws and four defeats. more …

Premier League: Spurs v Everton Preview

tim sherwoodTwo teams with hopes of finishing in the top four square off when Tottenham Hotspur host Everton at White Hart Lane on Sunday (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Spurs come into the match on the back of two disappointing results but are still solidly placed in the battle for a Champions League spot, three points off fourth place Liverpool with 44 points more …

Premier League: Liverpool v Arsenal

arsene wengerTwo of the Premier League’s big guns meet when league leaders Arsenal travel to face Liverpool at Anfield in Saturday’s early kick-off game (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Liverpool have enjoyed an excellent season and are fourth in the Premier League table with 47 points from 14 wins, five draws and five defeats. They do, however, come into this match more …

Premier League: Man City vs Chelsea Preview

OscarTwo of the Premier League’s top three teams meet on Monday night when Chelsea visit Manchester City at the Etihad stadium (20:00 GMT, Monday live on Sky Sports).

City extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 20 matches with a 5-1 thrashing of Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday and lead the Premier League table with 53 points from 17 more …

Premier League: Newcastle United v Sunderland

Gus PoyetNewcastle United aim to end a four-match winless streak in Tyne-Wear derbies when they entertain local rivals Sunderland at St James’ Park on Saturday (12:45 GMT).

The Magpies come into the match on the back of just one win in their last five league matches, but are well placed in the Premier League table in eighth, with 37 points from 11 wins, four more …

Premier League: Spurs v Man City Preview

Plenty of goals should be expected when Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Wednesday (19:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Spurs come into the fixture on the back of six undefeated league matches under the stewardship of Tim Sherwood. They are fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with more …

Merseyside Derby: Liverpool v Everton in Premier League

roberto martinezTwo contenders for a top four finish meet on Tuesday when Liverpool host Everton in the 222nd Merseyside Derby (20:00 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Liverpool have enjoyed a strong season and are fourth in the Premier League table, one point ahead of their local rivals, with 43 points more …

FA Cup Preview: Chelsea v Stoke

In-form Chelsea are clear bookies’ favourites to emerge victorious from the FA Cup Fourth Round at home to Stoke City on Sunday (15:30 GMT on ITV1).  more …

Sky Bet Chase Preview: Frank the form at 20/1

venetia williamsThe Sky Bet Chase is a competitive high-class handicap and we have unearthed an interesting 20/1 each-way betting tip hailing from an in-form yard  (3.15pm, Saturday, Doncaster).

Former champion trainer Paul Nicholls has a good record in this race, winning in 2009 with Big Fella Thanks and in 2005 with Colourful Life. He looks to have a very decent chance again this more …

FA Cup: Bournemouth v Liverpool Preview

Championship side Bournemouth will be hoping to pull off a shock result when they host Liverpool in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on ITV 1).

Bournemouth have enjoyed a solid campaign after gaining promotion to the second tier at the end of last season and are 16th in the table, seven points clear of the relegation places, with 31 points more …