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 …

Premier League: Chelsea v Man Utd Preview

jose mourinhoIn form Chelsea will be eyeing all three points when they host under-performing Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Blues have moved into title contention following a string of strong results over the festive period and are third in the Premier League table, two points off leaders Arsenal with 46 more …

Premier League: Liverpool v Aston Villa Preview

luis suarezLiverpool will be confident of securing all three points when they welcome out of form Aston Villa to Anfield on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Brendan Rodgers’ side have enjoyed a very good season and are fourth in the Premier League table with 42 points from 13 wins, three draws and five defeats. They were involved in a highly entertaining match last weekend, winning 5-3 away to Stoke City.  more …

Premier League: Newcastle v Man City Preview

alan pardewManchester City will hope to build on an excellent run of Christmas period results when they travel to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United on Sunday (14:05 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Newcastle have not been in great form of late, having lost each of their last three matches in all competitions, but still find themselves in a solid eighth position in the Premier League table with 33 points more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Swansea Preview & Tips

wilfried bonyManchester United will be keen to put a stop to their recent run of bad results when they host Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The reigning Premier League champions are seventh in the table with 34 points from 10 wins, four draws and six defeats. They are 11 points short of leaders Arsenal and five points from the top four with just more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Spurs Preview

Tim SherwoodManchester United will be confident of continuing their excellent recent run of form against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on New Year’s Day (Wednesday, 17:30 GMT on BT Sport).

United are sixth in the Premier League with 34 points from 10 wins, four draws and five defeats. They recorded a fifth consecutive league victory with a 1-0 win away to Norwich on Saturday.  more …

Welsh National Preview: 14/1 Point taken

rebecca curtisThe Welsh National has attracted a top class field of staying chasers looking to stake their claims for the £100,000 prizemoney on offer (2.35pm, Saturday, Chepstow).

We haven’t seen Rebecca Curtis’ (pictured) Teaforthree (20/1) since he won a similar amount in the Grand National at Aintree in April. He was third by nine lengths to Sue Smith’s Auroras Encore. He came a close second to Michael Scudamore’s Monbeg Dude in this race last  more …

King George VI Chase Preview & Tips: Count on Conti

paul nichollsThe King George VI Chase on Boxing Day at Kempton (3.10pm) looks to be the most closely contested renewal of this famous horse race for many years.

The 3/1 favourite, Colin Tizzard’s Cue Card appears to be the one to beat.  This seven-year-old son of King’s Theatre silenced his doubters with an emphatic win in the three mile one furlong Betfair Chase at Haydock a month ago. He had been a disappointing favourite on his more …

Premier League: Man City v Liverpool

The Premier League’s two highest scoring teams meet on Boxing Day (17:30 GMT, live on BT Sport) when Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad stadium.

City are the league’s form team, with five wins and one draw in their last six matches. They sit third in the table with 35 points from 11 wins, two draws and four defeats and come more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Chelsea Preview

mezutozilTwo of the Premier League’s top three meet on Monday night when Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates (20:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Gunners have made a strong start to the season and lead the way with 35 points from 11 wins, two draws and three defeats, but received a little dose of realism last weekend, going down 6-3 to a rampant Manchester City.  more …

Premier League: Spurs v Liverpool

luis suarezTottenham Hotspur will be looking for three points when they host fellow top four hopefuls Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Spurs have recovered well from their 6-0 thrashing away to Man City, taking seven points from their last three league matches, including consecutive away wins. They are sixth in the Premier League with 27 points from eight wins, three draws and four defeats.  more …

Premier League: Man City v Arsenal

olivier giroudManchester City are expected to continue their excellent home record when league leaders Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport 1).

City have scored seven more goals than any other side in the league, including an average of 4.14 per home match. They are fourth in the Premier League table, six points off the top, with 29 more …

Champions League: Man Utd v Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

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Moyes: Difficult week

Manchester United are already guaranteed a place in the final 16 of this year’s Champions League but will go through as group winners if they can take at least a point from the visit of Shakhtar Donetsk to Old Trafford on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

United top Group A with 11 points from three wins and two draws. Shakhtar are three points back in second and are competing with Bayer Leverkusen to join United in the knockout stages. Real Sociedad are bottom with just a solitary more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Everton Preview

Arsene WengerLeague leaders Arsenal will face a tough test of their credentials when they host in-form Everton at the Emirates on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Arsenal come into Sunday’s match on the back of three consecutive victories, including Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Hull. They sit atop the Premier League table with 34 points from 11 wins, more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Newcastle

alan pardewFollowing defeat at home to Everton on Wednesday, Manchester United will be desperate to take three points when they entertain Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

United are ninth in the Premier League table with 22 points from six wins, four draws and four defeats. They had gone 12 matches undefeated in all competitions prior to Wednesday’s defeat, albeit without always convincing with the quality of their performances.  more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Everton Preview

wayne rooneyDavid Moyes will face Everton for the first time since taking over as manager of Manchester United when his former employers travel to Old Trafford on Wednesday (19:45 GMT).

United come into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw away to Tottenham on Sunday. Wayne Rooney (pictured) scored more …

Premier League: Chelsea v Southampton

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Mauricio Pochettino

After a disappointing, albeit ultimately inconsequential, loss in midweek, Chelsea will face another stern test when they host high-flying Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (16:10 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Chelsea are third in the Premier League table with 24 points from seven wins, three draws and two defeats, four points shy of leaders Arsenal. They are also through to the more …

Premier League: Spurs v Man Utd Preview

After suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of one Manchester club last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas Boas is in need of a strong result when his side host Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday more …

Hennessy Gold Cup Preview and Tips: 20/1 Duty calls

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McCain: Can land Hennessy Gold Cup

The Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury is one of the most prestigious handicaps in the National Hunt calendar (Saturday, 3pm).

Alan King’s Invictus (11/1) is among the market leaders. We haven’t seen this seven-year-old son of Flemensfirth since he beat Nicky Henderson’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Bobs Worth, in a three mile novice chase in February more …

X Factor Preview: Oppose the odds-on shot

We are down to the final five and have a red hot 1/2 favourite in the X Factor betting in the ample shape of Sam Bailey, the prison officer from the ‘overs’ category.   more …

Champions League: Arsenal v Marseille

olivier giroudArsenal could take a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages with victory at home to Marseille on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

The Gunners top Group F alongside Napoli with nine points from four matches. Borussia Dortmund are third on six, while Marseille prop up the group with not a point to their name.  more …