Category Archives: Competitions

Manchester United: Destined for FA Cup glory this season?

With Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal out of this year’s FA Cup, the onus will be on Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United to go on and win England’s oldest club competition. Antonio Conte’s side, Premier League champions less than one year ago, face Leicester City in the quarterfinals whilst Spurs travel to fellow top-flight outfit Swansea City. But it could be United, 12-time winners of this competition, who go on to lift the famous trophy at Wembley Stadium this…
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Liverpool – Champions League chances 2017/18 season

Liverpool look a revitalized team this season with the lethal combination of Salah, Mane and Firmino. They have virtually secured a top four finish in the Premier league as they continue to pick up points. They are currently sitting in third behind the two Manchester clubs with 60 points from their 30 games played.  So what are the chances of Liverpool winning Europe’s premier competition this season? Liverpool are around 9/1 to win the competition behind the likes of Manchester…
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Does Southgate need to be worried about the last few weeks In football?

Gareth Southgate will have a pretty firm idea of the 23 men he’ll be taking to Russia with him this summer. He has a few more friendlies to iron the finer details out but tactics, game plan and players should be virtually in place. He’s been quite firm on his selection process in the past, claiming he won’t pick players that aren’t playing. Which begs the question, who is he going to pick then? It’s been an interesting month or…
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EFL’s relationship with gambling to remain strong

The EFL extended their headline sponsorship deal with Sky Bet until the end of the 2023-24 season in November last year and the relationship between football and gambling continues to blossom. With much talk in the media regarding the problems that some players have had with gambling, it was said that the deal was announced at the worst possible time. Hearts and Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty had urged football bosses to review its relationship with sports betting after confessing…
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World Cup appearances – one record which won’t be broken in Russia

Very few players get to play in the World Cup finals on five occasions. Only three have been named in their National Team's squad five times and only two of those played in all five. However, at this year's World Cup in Russia, one player has missed out on setting a unrivalled record in World Cup appearances. Gianluigi Buffon is that player and the only thing broken this summer is his heart after the Azzurri missed out on qualification after…
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The England players who are in danger of missing out on Russia 2018

It’s getting to that stage of the season now where the summer is on everybody’s mind, not least Gareth Southgate. The likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Daniel Sturridge have all moved clubs to give themselves a chance of boarding the plane. It could be argued a couple more should be pushing harder to find form too. With just a few months of the season left, a number of stars are in danger of missing out. We take a…
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Premier League update – the race for the top four

With 14 to games to go in the Premier League there's a big race to secure a top four spot and a place a next season's Champions League. Manchester City are long odds on to claim the title, while Manchester United show no signs of relinquishing their grip on second place. Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal complete the top six, but only two of that quartet can join the Manchester duo in Europe's top club competition. Bookmakers rate Chelsea…
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