Premier League: Liverpool v Man City Preview

luis suarezThe two bookies’ favourites for the Premier League title meet when Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday (13:37 BST, live on Sky Sports).

Liverpool come into the match on the back of nine consecutive league victories that have seen them move to the head of the Premier League table, with 74 points from 23 wins, five draws and five defeats. They are four points ahead of Man City, but have played two matches more.more…

FA Cup Semi-Final: Wigan v Arsenal Preview

uwe roslerChampionship side Wigan Athletic will be hopeful of pulling off another shock result when they face Arsenal in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday (17:07 BST, live on ITV1).

Wigan come into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat at home to Millwall last weekend, but are still strongly positioned to secure a place inmore…

Champions League: Bayern Munich v Man Utd Preview

darren fletcherManchester United enter the return leg of their Champions League quarter final against Bayern Munich on Wednesday as underdogs, despite a credible draw at Old Trafford in last week’s first leg (19:45 BST, live on Sky Sports).

Bayern dominated the ball, but struggled to create a huge number of clear cut opportunities against a United defence who kept their shape and worked hard to cut off potential passing lanes. Nemanja Vidic’s header wasmore…

Champions League: Chelsea v PSG Preview

edinson cavaniChelsea have a two-goal deficit to overcome when they host Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League quarter final at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (19:45 BST, live on ITV).

Chelsea were the architects of their own downfall in Paris, with defensive errors leading to each of PSG’s goals. The first half was fairly even but the home side had the better of the second, pulling two goals clear. An away goalmore…

Premier League: Everton v Arsenal

roberto martinezIn-form Everton could move to within a point of Arsenal with victory when the sides meet at Goodison Park on Sunday (13:30 BST, live on Sky Sports).

Everton come into the match on the back of five consecutive victories that have put them firmly in contention for a top four finish. They are fifth in the table, with 60 points from 17 wins, nine draws and five defeats and that means they are four points behind Arsenal but with a game in hand.more…

F1: Bahrain Grand Prix Preview

lewis hamiltonMercedes will be confident of continuing their dominant start to the Formula One season at this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 16:00 BST, live on Sky Sports F1).

Lewis Hamilton (pictured) was the winner in Malaysia last weekend, leading home teammate Nico Rosberg for Mercedes’ first one-two finish since the 1950s. Sebastian Vettel was third for Red Bull, ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrarimore…

Grand National Tips & Preview

paul nichollsThe Grand National is the biggest betting race of the year and there is a record breaking £1 million prize fund on offer for Aintree’s marathon this year (4.15pm, Saturday). We assess some the contenders in search of likely Grand National tips.

The betting market is led by Teaforthree (8/1). He finished nine lengths third in the National last year when carrying  11st 3lb. His trainer, Rebecca Curtis, thought that it was the weight that stopped him. He has a slightly lesser load tomore…

Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea

jose mourinhoAfter being beaten by Crystal Palace in the league, Chelsea will hope to stop the rot when they travel to France to face Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final on Wednesday (19:45 BST, live on Sky Sports).

PSG come into the match on the back of nine consecutive victories in all competitions, including Friday’s 1-0 win away to Nice. They are clear favourites for the Ligue 1 title, seven points clear of Monaco with 76 points frommore…

Champions League: Man Utd v Bayern Munich Preview

shinji kagawaManchester United face a difficult challenge when they host holders Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final on Tuesday (19:45 BST, live on ITV).

United come into the match on the back of a morale-boosting 4-1 win at home to Aston Villa, but it has generally been a difficult season for the Premier League holders. They are seventh in the table with 54 points from 16 wins, six draws andmore…

Premier League: Liverpool v Spurs Preview

daniel sturridgeIn-form Liverpool will be expecting to keep their title challenge on track by taking all three points when they host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday (16:00 BST, live on Sky Sports).

Liverpool come into the match on the back of seven consecutive league victories that have seen them established as genuine title contenders. They are second in the Premier League table, a point behind leaders Chelsea, with 68more…

Premier League: Arsenal v Man City Preview

edin dzekoManchester City should be confident of scoring a second consecutive victory away to top seven opposition when they travel to the Emirates to face out-of-form Arsenal on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Arsenal come into the match on the back of a disappointing 2-2 draw at home to Swansea on Tuesday. They are fourth in the Premier League, with 63 points from 19 wins, six draws and six defeats, six points adrift of leaders Chelsea.more…

F1 Malaysian Grand Prix Preview & Tips

nico rosbergFollowing victory in Australia two weeks ago, Mercedes will again be considered favourites for this weekend’s Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 09:00 BST, live on BBC / Sky Sports F1).

Nico Rosberg (pictured) took the honours in the season-opening race at Albert Park, nipping past teammate Lewis Hamilton at the start andmore…

Premier League: Man Utd v Man City Preview

wayne rooneyManchester City aim to apply further pressure to league leaders Chelsea by winning their local derby away to Manchester United on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

United come into the match on the back of two consecutive victories, the most recent of which was a Wayne Rooney-inspired 2-0 win away to West Ham on Saturday. They are seventh in the Premier League table, withmore…

Premier League: Chelsea v Arsenal Preview & Tips

fernando torresTwo of the Premier League’s title contenders meet when Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Chelsea come into the match on the back of a comfortable 2-0 victory over Galatasaray on Tuesday that saw them progress to the last eight of the Champions League. They head the Premier League table with 66 points from 20 wins, six draws and four defeats and are vying for title favouritism inmore…

Champions League: Man Utd v Olympiakos

robin van persieMan Utd have a two-goal deficit to overcome when they host Olympiakos on Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie (19:45 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Olympiakos made the most of their first leg home advantage, taking the game to United, out-shooting them 12-to-7 and establishing a two goal lead thanks to well-taken strikes from Alejandro Dominguez and Joel Campbell.more…

Champions League: Chelsea v Galatasaray

eden hazardWith an away goal to their credit, Chelsea are firm favourites to go through when they host Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie (19:45 GMT, live on ITV).

Chelsea started on the front foot in Istanbul, going ahead inside the opening 10 minutes, but Galatasaray rallied after the break, equalised just past the hour mark and created a couple of other good opportunities thereafter.more…

Premier League: Spurs v Arsenal Preview

alex oxlade-chamberlainTwo teams in shaky form meet when Tottenham Hotspur host Arsenal on Sunday in the 178th North London derby (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Spurs come into the match on the back of four defeats in their last six matches in all competitions. They are fifth in the Premier League table, six points behind Arsenal, with 53 points from 16 wins, five draws and eight defeats.more…

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 significantmore…

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 hismore…

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 aimedmore…

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 atmore…

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 dismissedmore…

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 amore…

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 Saturdaymore…

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 competentmore…

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 57more…

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 Mauriciomore…