Category Archives: Competitions

Can Borussia Dortmund count on often-injured captain Marco Reus?

The last two seasons for Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus have felt like Deja vu. After getting off to a hot start propelling the Yellow and Black into a title fight, Reus experienced injuries curtailing his participation with the team. In 2018-19, Reus played 27 times scoring 17 goals and tallying 11 assists. But injuries prevented him from doing more as Borussia Dortmund missed out on the title to Bayern Munich. Last season, Reus appeared in 19 Bundesliga games before…
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Have Fulham learned from their mistakes?

The Fulham defence was far too welcoming last time they graced the EPL Starting a season in the EPL after a recent promotion should be one of the best times to be a football fan. Very few enter the fray without some scars from previous campaigns, however, and Fulham fans can be forgiven for scrutinising every move made by their board and management after getting it so spectacularly wrong last time. So what were the errors made last time, and…
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Why Liverpool’s full-backs will be central to the reds retaining the League

After ending their 30-year drought for a league title, Liverpool supporters will now be looking forward to the 2020-21 season. Although the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Virgil van Dijk will get the headlines for the Reds’ recent trophy-winning success, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have arguably been more important than any other players over the past few seasons.   With goals not being a metric on which to base their contributions on, few can ignore their chance-creating…
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Can Pep Guardiola Win Manchester City the Champions League?

Despite being the most successful English team of the last decade, Manchester City seem unable to achieve European success. Between 2010 and 2019, the Citizens lifted more domestic silverware than any other club, claiming a total of 16 trophies, as per Manchester City’s official website.   However, under the likes of Manuel Pellegrini, Pep Guardiola, and Roberto Mancini, a Champions League trophy has yet to be added to the collection. So, is the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager the…
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Liverpool sign left back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos for £11.75m

  Liverpool have completed the signing of 24-year-old left-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos for a fee of £11.75m. The Greek has signed a five-year contract with Liverpool and will provide cover for first-choice Andy Robertson. The Reds £10m bid for Norwich's Jamal Lewis was recently rejected - an offer the Canaries considered derisory. Leicester are currently priced at 4/1 with Lecasinoenligne casino to be Jamal Lewis’s club after the Summer transfer window something worth keeping an eye out for. Tsimikas…
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Premier League 2020/21 season: predictions

Premier League clubs across England are set for a hectic spell as they prepare for the 2020/21 season to get underway on September 12. With the previous campaign finishing on the final weekend of July, the close season will be an unusually short affair this year. That factor could lead to surprise results, particularly for any clubs who fail to get their business done early during the summer transfer window. Read on as we preview the upcoming season and offer…
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Champions League: fixtures, preview and predictions

The Champions League returns on August 7 and 8, with the remaining round of 16 ties scheduled to be played to a conclusion. The winners of those four matches will join the four teams who have already booked their places in the quarter-finals. The format of the final phase of the competition has been revised with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final all now set to be staged as one-off ties in Portugal. Favourites in Pole Position to Progress Manchester City…
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Predicting England’s Euro 2021 line-up

With a young group of players, as well as a manager who seems to be adept at getting a sense of cohesion like few of his predecessors, most pundits agree that the sky is the limit for the current England team. Indeed, when we look at the squad of young players, as well as those knocking at the door, it seems there is room for this side to improve. And, make no mistake – England are already one of the…
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Will the MLS merge with Liga MX?

Despite commonly held misconceptions, soccer is a popular sport in the United States. Over 24 million people regularly play the beautiful game, and 15% of whom are registered players. In 2018, the analytics company Gallup reported that soccer was the fourth most-watched team sport in the country, behind American football, baseball, and basketball. Its top-flight league, known as Major League Soccer (MLS) is the fastest growing professional soccer league in the world. Its creation came about as the US held…
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Why Liverpool still need more quality to retain title

Liverpool’s first Premier League title has been confirmed in extravagant fashion following an unbelievable season. But, it’s imperative for title-winning sides not to believe that the same will happen the year after if the squad hasn’t been improved. Bookmakers and online casino sites are already placing Manchester City as the favourites at 11/10 whilst the Reds come in second with quite favourable odds of 9/5. For Liverpool, this upcoming transfer window could be more important than last year’s and head…
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