Category Archives: Competitions

Stats suggest a high scoring Champions League campaign

The early rounds of the new Champions League campaign have been notable for some high-scoring affairs. In week one, Liverpool needed a late winner to overcome Paris Saint-Germain in a five-goal thriller, while the subsequent round included a 4-2 win for Barcelona against Spurs. PSG overcame that loss to Liverpool by putting six goals past Crvena Zvezda, while there were five goals for Roma as they breezed past Viktoria Plzen. It’s early days, of course, but those numbers suggest that…
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The 5 World Cup games with the most goals

The FIFA World Cup is without question the pinnacle of the game, a tournament steeped in history where legends are made and superstars are born. For the victors go the spoils as they are etched into the record books, while at the same time there are some records that will want to be forgotten. Particularly records that come in the shape of very heavy defeats and with that in mind here are the five World Cup games with the most…
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Have Liverpool already showed us they’re going to win the Premier League? 4 pieces of evidence…

It’s pretty likely that while Liverpool fans will be enjoying life at the moment, they won’t be getting carried away. Meanwhile, the neutral’s all around them are bouncing. After almost 30 years, can the Reds win the Premier League? The answer is quite clearly yes. They were the form team at the end of last season and have continued to show that into this. Yes they can steal the league from Manchester City. In fact, there’s enough to suggest they…
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Summer transfer deals spark excitement across the Premier League

The summer transfer window created plenty of excitement for fans across the Premier League, with clubs splashing out eye-watering amounts of money once again. Top flight clubs spent £1.26 billion this summer, slightly less than £1.4bn that was paid out during the corresponding window in 2017. However, although the total spend wasn't as high as last year there have been some major signings, with the record transfer fee for a goalkeeper being broken twice in the past two months. Read…
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Can Pep’s City be stopped?

Manchester City have begun their Premier League defence in devastating fashion, dispatching Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates and hammering Huddersfield 6-1 at the Etihad. The 1-1 draw at Molineux is the only blemish on their record so far, but they can count themselves incredibly unfortunate not to have beaten Wolves. Many of their star players are still recovering from a summer of tournament football in Russia and yet the champions look even better than they did last season. So who…
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Five teams to watch out for this season

Predictably – and perhaps understandably – the hype for the new football season has centred on the top six in the Premier League. Can Pep Guardiola’s City side continue to dominate? Will Klopp’s Liverpool additions make them genuine title contenders? Can Mourinho snap out of his sulk and conquer his great rival? What will Arsenal be like post-Wenger? Can Sarri breathe new life into Chelsea? Were Spurs smart to avoid spending big in the transfer window? These are all key…
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