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American Football’s other Leagues

American’s love their football. It’s just that what they call football, and what most other nations call football are very different things. To an American, football is played with an egg shaped ball, by teams of armour clad men, who often run with the ball under their arm to the other side of the field.  What we call football, Americans refer to as soccer. Contrary to popular belief, soccer is actually popular in the United States. It’s top flight competition,…
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The three teams who could steal France’s World Cup crown

The next FIFA World Cup is less than two years away and, though much of the attention has been on Qatar’s preparations for staging the tournament, including the rapid construction of stadiums and more controversial issues like working conditions, there is also the small matter of the action on the pitch. Defending champions are France, who overcame an energetic Croatian effort in the 2018 Final thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and an own goal from…
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FA Cup fifth round thrills, spills and upsets

Think English football, the first thing you think of is the FA Cup. First played during the 1871-72 First Division season, the FA Cup is one of the most talked-about and excitable competitions in the world and is England’s most prestigious trophy. There have been some fantastic FA Cup fifth round games from over the years, and, even at this early stage, Manchester City are once more favourites to retain the trophy with odds of 15/8 whilst lagging behind are…
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The new Invincibles? How Klopp has changed the game for Liverpool

The Premier League crown has always been just out of reach for Liverpool, but after a flawless run this season, that all looks set to change. Peter Watton, from matched betting experts OddsMonkey, shares his take on why the Mighty Reds have proven just about unbeatable this season. We'll give you a hint: it has something to do with a certain man from Dortmund with a dazzling grin… It’s only February, but to judge from the way things are going,…
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The Premier League’s American heroes

The UK and USA are close allies off the field, but even on it, a number of American and English footballers have crossed the Atlantic in a bid to further their careers. And, despite that number being quite small, those Americans that have graced the Premier League have left a mark on the game. Christian Pulisic and DeAndre Yedlin are the only two Americans left in the top flight at present, but both are firing on all cylinders for their…
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How many goals will Bayern score this weekend?

Rampant Bayern Munich could end the weekend back on top of the German Bundesliga. The defending champions made a slow start to their 2019-20 campaign, which included defeats at home to 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and a 5-1 thrashing at Eintracht Frankfurt. It was the former at the start of November that saw Niko Kovac relieved of his duties and Hans-Dieter Flick installed as head coach. The former Hoffenheim head coach was initially in temporary charge before the…
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Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 at home

Liverpool have gone more than an entire year undefeated in the Premier League. This includes this current season, during which they have won all their games except that one with a solitary draw at the beginning of the year.  Manchester United Manchester United were that team, when they took on Liverpool at Old Trafford in October. This gave pundits and United fans some hope that their struggles in the Premier League would be over this year. However, this has not been…
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Manchester City could hand further misery on Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham

Inconsistent Tottenham Hotspur could fall as many as nine points outside of the Champions League places this weekend as they place host to in-form Manchester City in their new stadium on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side ended a four-game winless streak with a late victory over Norwich City in their last Premier League game, leaving them six points behind Chelsea, who sit in fourth. Their West London rivals face a tough game themselves this weekend when they visit Leicester City in…
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Burnley vs Arsenal preview, team news, key stats and prediction

Burnley vs Arsenal Premier League 2019/20 2nd February, 14:00pm BST Turf Moor, Burnley Burnley vs Arsenal preview Arsenal will be looking to build on their FA Cup win at Bournemouth on Monday night when they travel to Burnley this weekend. The Clarets ended a four-game losing streak in the Premier League when they beat Leicester City 2-1 before winning 2-0 at Manchester United. But they were then eliminated in the FA Cup by Norwich City last weekend. Meanwhile, Arsenal have…
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Man Utd vs Wolves preview, team news, key stats and prediction

Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 2019/20 1st February, 17:30pm BST Old Trafford, Manchester Manchester United vs Wolves preview Only goal difference separates Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers heading into Saturday evening’s Premier League matchup at Old Trafford. The Red Devils sit in fifth, six points behind Chelsea, whilst Wolves are in seventh, also behind Tottenham Hotspur with the inferior goal difference. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side enjoyed a 6-0 thrashing of Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup last weekend,…
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