Manchester City v Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Manchester City v Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Manchester City will be looking to maintain their position in the top four with three points this weekend but will have to do so against a resurgent Aston Villa side. City have fallen away from their title challenge and are now hoping to avoid the likes of Liverpool and Southampton overtaking them in the race for the Champions League places. They managed to defeat West Ham United 2-0 in their last match at the Etihad but will face an entirely …
Stoke City v Southampton Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City v Southampton Match Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City will hope to move above West Ham United with a win over Southampton at the Britannia on Saturday afternoon. Stoke’s draw away to West Ham last weekend means that Mark Hughes’ side still remain below them in the league table on goal difference. If they are to leapfrog them, then they will have to overcome the difficult challenge of beating a Southampton side who seem to be returning to the same level of form they displayed earlier in …
Iran v Nigeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group F

Iran v Nigeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group F

In the second game of group F, Iran mark their return to the World Cup with a game against Nigeria in Curitiba on Monday night. Carlos Queiroz has a wealth of managerial experience both at club and international level, taking charge of Real Madrid, South Africa and Portugal in the past, and he will undoubtedly use this experience in an attempt to defy the odds and take this Iranian side as far as they can go in the tournament. Their …
Aston Villa V Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Aston Villa V Swansea City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Both Aston Villa and Swansea City lost their respective matches on Boxing Day and will be hoping that they can get back to winning ways when they play each other at Villa Park this weekend. Paul Lambert’s side have now lost all of their last four league games and will feel particularly hard done by with the late loss at home to Crystal Palace yesterday. Villa are in desperate need of a win to prevent themselves falling further down the …
Manchester City v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

In what is probably the biggest fixture of Boxing Day, Manchester City welcome high flying Liverpool to the Etihad stadium. Both teams have been flying recently with huge wins over their rivals in the league. After defeating Tottenham 6-0 at home, City followed this up with a 6-3 win against Arsenal a few weeks later at home as well. Liverpool have also enjoyed big results, most notably their 5-0 victory over Spurs at White Hart Lane last week which resulted …
Southampton v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Southampton v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Interim Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood will be hoping to get his club’s season back on track this weekend when they travel south to play Southampton. Both teams haven’t been in the best of form recently, although Southampton aren’t coming into this game on the back of a 5-0 defeat at home like their opponents. That defeat against Liverpool was the last straw for the Tottenham chairman and Andre Villas Boas was subsequently sacked as manager on Monday. Saints manager Mauricio …
Arsenal Vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Arsenal Vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

League leaders Arsenal welcome Hull City on Wednesday night hoping to continue their blistering start to the season which has seen them accumulate 31 points from 13 games and sit four points clear at the top of the table. Hull will be incredibly pleased with their position so far, sitting 10th in the league and having picked up 17 points, they are 7 points clear of the bottom three places. With their main priority to stave off relegation, they will …
West Brom Vs Crystal Palace | Team News, Stats & Key Players

West Brom Vs Crystal Palace | Team News, Stats & Key Players

On November 2nd, West Brom welcome bottom club Crystal Palace to The Hawthorns.  This will be a match up of two teams who have not been in good form.  Neither team won a game in the month of September and will need to improve if they want to achieve their respective goals for the season. Team News Both teams have injuries to deal with, but West Brom have injuries to some of their key starters that could really hurt them …