Champions League preview

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ARSENAL
BLOW FOR ARSENAL AS BOTH GOALKEEPERS SET TO MISS ANDERLECHT CLASH

out are also Debuchy, Giroud, Koscielny, Ozil, Sanogo. Diaby and Wallcot doubtful
http://www.footballfancast.com/football-news/blow-for-arsenal-as-both-goalkeepers-set-to-miss-anderlecht-clash?

PSG – The French champions go into the game on the back of a Ligue 1 win at Lens but look set to have to make do without the likes of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Captain and centre-back Thiago Silva has not played since getting injured in an August friendly against Napoli, and although Blanc said he would return against Lens, the Brazilian did not feature.

Star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has missed the club’s last five games with a heel problem and Ezequiel Lavezzi is out with a hamstring injury.

Add in muscle injuries to centre-backs David Luiz and Marquinhos and the club’s slow start can be understood.

Blanc has been forced to play Zoumana Camara with Thiago Motta in a makeshift central defensive pair and he must have been frustrated when Blaise Matuidi was taken off with a thigh problem during the Lens win.

Apoel also in problems, out are Carlao, Nuno Morais, Athanassios Papazoglou, John Arne Riise and doubtful Pieros Sotiriou, Efstathios Aloneftis, Gustavo Manduca, Vinicius Franco, Georgios Efrem

CSKA - suspended duo Pontus Wernbloom and Alan Dzagoev. Out are Vitinho and Kirill Panchenko while are Rasmus Elm, Alexsandrs Cauna, Mario Fernandes

Man City without Nasri. Mangala and Lampard are doubtful

Chelsea without topscorer Diego Costa. Ramires, Andre Schurrle doubtful

Roma – Bayern Munchen

Roma out: Federico Balzaretti, Seydou Keita, Kevin Strootman, Leandro Castan, Marco Borriello, Urby Emanuelson, Bogdan Lobont, Antonio Sanabria

Bayern out: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Holger Badstuber, Javier Martinez, Jose Reina, Thiago Alcantara. David Alaba is doubtful

SCHALKE – SPORTING

Schalke without Fabian Giefer, Felipe Santana, Saed Kolasinac, Jefferson Farfan, Leon Goretzka, Sidney Sam

Sporting without Miguel Lopes, Ramy Rabia, Shikabala

Monaco without Borja Lopez

Benfica without Paulo Lopes, Julio Cesar, Ruben Amorim, Ljubomir Fejsa, Miralem Sulejmani, Franco Jara, Jonas Goncalves. Doubtful are Jardel Vieira and Ola John





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23-24.8. INFOS/PICKS

Posted by CaStRoF, August 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

Juventud – Penarol 0-1

Game on Penarol stadium. Quality on their side. They played sudamericana but coach told he wont rest players

Uruguay, Sud America – Club Nacional  0-1

No missing worries and quality on Nacional side. And important factor is tat game will be on Estadio Centenario where Nacional play their international games and derbies and they have high fan support..

Cobresal – San Marcos de Arica   0-0 

​also in Chiile Cobresal told they would rest players. http://www.cdcobresal.cl/articulos_ver.php?id=1498​

Croatia, Zadar – Istra ah0 Istra @ 1,93 BetVictor  1-1

Last week we had bet on Istra and they played with much more serios oponets, much stronger than Zadar (won 3-2). Will put that quote before last game

Istra still without win but had really hard scedule, played with 3 clubs which are ‘live’ in Europe, with 3 of 4 best teams in country (draw in Split with Hajduk and with Split) and lost vs Rijeka totally undeserved (referee mistake, penalty goal in 89 min). Last round draw away with Slaven Belupo. Now they are stronger for their best player and topscorer from last season Dejan Radonjic (Dinamo buy him and now loan to Istra). Bojan Pavlović and Slavko Blagojević had some injury but will be fit while Kruno Ivančić out for this game

So now istra dont have missing woes, new-old striker Radonjic scored twice in his first game after return and they bring one more ex player, Jo which was important attacking option (but must admitt didnt have discipline, left to Hajduk and come back fast to Istra).

Zadar lost 6-0 last game vs Hajduk (with same Hajduk Istra palyed 1-1 in Split). Zadar has 3 quality players in their squad, other are not 1st league quality. They didnt bring new signings and they would fight to avoid relegation.

Quality is on Istra side, they dont have long trip and they definitly have chance here

Osijek – Hajduk  2-0 

http://www.betexplorer.com/soccer/croatia/1-hnl/osijek-hajduk-split/zLiikV0q/

Hajduk didnt wonnin Osijek in last few years. Now they played euro game with Dnipro (2-1) and 4 days later will paly 2nd game at home. Coach tudor told he will rotate squad (but didnt want speak about names)

“Naša su prednost dobar moment i pozitivna atmosfera unutar momčadi. Bit će nekih promjena u sastavu, malo ću osvježiti momčad i šansu će dobiti neki igrači koji su igrali malo manje. No, moći ćemo parirati Osijeku u svim segmentima”, kaže.

Levadiakos – Panathinaikos  0-0 

Game is in Athene so Panathinaikos will have high fan support. And of course quality on their side.

Norway, Valerenga – Brann   3-3 

http://int.soccerway.com/matches/2014/08/23/norway/eliteserien/valerengen-idrettsforeningen/sportsklubben-brann-bergen/1605765/?ICID=HP_MS_278_02

Valerenga has back topscorer Kjartansson (att 19/19 – definitly league topscorer) and Lindkvist (df 17/4)

Peru, Union Comercio – Sp Cristal   2-0 

Sp Cristal told before they will use youngsters. cannot find last news and also about home team not manny

http://www.clubsportingcristal.pe/club/index.php/primer-equipo-sporting-cristal/4708-raza-juvenil

​EMELEC VS. EL NACIONA  5-0

Emelec with slight rotations, no bet for me

Emelec could put reserves: Pedro Quinonez said that with the capital club could play an alternate team. This is due to three straight faced in the next 10 days. Blue practice exercises focused on recovery. http://www.entornointeligente.com/articulo/3181249/Emelec-se-prepara-para-recibir-a-El-Nacional-tras-debut-en-Sudamericana-21082014

​LIBERTAD VS. RUBIO ÑÚ  5-1

Libertat mix team, no bet for me

The mobilization was light, especially for those who took part in the meeting in Potosi. After this activity, the technician Pedro Sarabia told our newspaper that among the immediate plans is to use an alternative team’s game next Sunday against Rubio Nu Tuyucuá. “We finished the game well with National and I think the team acted in good shape after the first fifteen minutes, in which we complicated the height and the siege of the opposing team. However, we plan to put together a team of players who did not play most of the match in Potosi and others who were in Asuncion. ”

http://www.abc.com.py/edicion-impresa/deportes/entreno-en-sucre-y-un-mixto-medira-a-rubio-nu-1278481.html

​Ufa – Spartak Moscow   0-2 

Game in Perm. Quality on Spartak side. They just won CSKA in big derby. They was without key striker Dzyuba (bring them, 28/17 last season in Rostov and it was bingo, he scored 4 goals in first two games (both games 2 goals) and than on last game he injured in 28th minute and they was destroyed 4-0 by Krasnodar. Now he is back in team​

24.8. Ecuador, Depor Quito – Barcelona ah0 SD Quito 1,84 @ pinnacle, Sbo 5/10  1-3 

Here we have altitude factor (Quito on 2800 meters while Barcelona on sea level)

Depor started poor in clasura (1 point in 2 games) but this game will be after 10 days break for them and coach told they have time to see mistakes and to prepre for this game.

Barcelona played yesterday copa sudamericana game with Alianza Lima and no matter of 3-0 win they have tired legs and fresh players will get chance. They will have 3 games in 6 days and there will be mixed team

The mission is led by Carlos Sevilla try to stay in Serie A. Barcelona team played with an alternate after his big win in the Copa Sudamericana against Alianza Lima in Peru.

They will travel tomorrow to the capital for the duel in which they measured at Deportivo Quito at the stadium Olimpico Atahualpa. During a press conference, the coach said that Israel would use that game for a mixed team. He believes his staff can give fight at both tournaments.

23.8. Romania, Steaua Bucuresti – Ceahlaul +1,75 Ceahlaul @ 1,806 pinny 5/10   0-1

 

Steaua big favorite here but in this game will put reserves (seems by local news 10-11 changes from their Euro game with Ludogorets). Most important game is coming so it’s logical.

Ceahlaul last season solid in middle, this season 4 pts after 4 rounds. They will porbably paly on counter attacks, litle defense and they could cover this hendicep. Steaua had wide roster but i belive this are too manny changes

Last season Steaua won both games, 2-0 and 2-1

Play reserves »Costel Gâlcă will spare all holders of the match with Sunderland

http://www.ziuanews.ro/sport/galca-si-a-facut-strategia-pentru-returul-cu-ludogoret-totul-pentru-calificare-130365

http://www.ziuanews.ro/sport/galca-si-a-facut-strategia-pentru-returul-cu-ludogoret-totul-pentru-calificare-130365


​INFO
LOKOMOTIV SOFIA VS. LUDOGORETS 2-2  

 

Due rematch for entry into the Champions League with Steaua Dermendjiev will surely give a big break part of the main players against Lokomotiv. ..

http://www.novsport.com/news1150501_1.html

23.8. Korea, Jeonbuk – Seoul -0,75 ah Jeonbuk @ 2,23 Pinny 5/10  1-2 

http://www.betexplorer.com/soccer/south-korea/k-league-classic/jeonbuk-seoul/Mc7WCtx9/

(it shows higher odds on oddsportal in 12bet but cannot on their site)

Jeonbuk best team in this moment (first on table, strong at home, have 44 pts while Seoul 28, have won 13 times while Seould 7, they are in great form, best league attack, best defence)…

Seoul just two away victories (in 10 away games). They just played Champions league game (qurter finals) with another Korean club Pohang, there was draw 0-0 and they have now big chance to promote into CL semi finals. Coach told main priority is Champions league and they would rest players, rotate squad (also mentioning some injuries)

http://joynews.inews24.com/php/news_view.php?g_serial=843748&g_menu=702210

http://www.sportsseoul.com/?c=v&m=print1&i=98499

24.8. France, Nantes – Monaco -0,25 Monaco @ 1,91 Sbo 5/10   0-1

 

I belive this will be first point(s) for Monaco this season. We know James Rodriguez left to Real (Riviere and Abidal also left club) and they lost first two games of season (suprisley bs Lorient at home and vs Bordeaux away). Still they have title hopes but realistic they are team for top 4.

Nantes (last season 13th) on the other side won poor Lens and draw with another re4legation candidate Metz. For Nantes it will be hard season because they are under transfer embargo so they didnt boost their squad (on the contrary, club left midfielder Adrien Trebel and main striker, topscorer Filip Đorđević).

Monaco without Lacina Traore and Borja Lopez (Ricardo Carvalho is back after ban) while Nantes without Amine Oudrhiri and Abdoulaye Toure. Doubtful are Remi Gomis, Remy Riou and Koffi Djidji


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Copa Argentina
Instituto – CA Estudiantes   0-1

Instituto is in 2nd league and they will use reserves (seems all 11 changes from last game)

CA Estudiantes is in 3rd league and they will play best squad

Instituto: Brian Olivera; Jonathan Gallardo, Raúl Damiani, Julián Illanes, Lucas Trejo; Pablo Soda, Juan Saharrea, Ignacio Antonio, Mateo García; Nicolás Mazzola y Gustavo Gotti. DT: Daniel Jiménez.

Estudiantes (BA): Martín Ríos; Nicolás Álvarez, Sebastián Lamacchia, Leandro Martínez Montagnoli; Guillermo Benítez, Jonatan Soria, Roberto Bochi, Brian Gomez, Diego Torres; Sergio Sosa y Juan Martín. DT: Fabián Anselmo.

http://www.mundoascenso.com.ar/noticia/30740-ya-piensa-en-el-martes

CONCACAF CL, Alpha (Guy) – Portland (Usa)    1-4

The Timbers’ entire roster of players traveled to the game at New England, where Porter — with an eye on Sunday’s home game against archrival Seattle — then made a decision as to which players would continue on to Guyana. Porter said 10 players returned to Portland to prepare for the game against the Sounders.
http://www.oregonlive.com/timbers/index.ssf/2014/08/portland_timbers-alpha_united.html

​Concacaf, Esteli (Nic) – Kansas City (Usa)   1-1

Sporting KC will likely use their back ups, but it isn’t necessarily out of the ordinary, they’ve used 24 starting line ups in 24 games.

​http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article1250668.html

​and two Europa League games 

Apollon Limassol – Lokomotiv Moscow

Apollon has their main striker from last season suspended, Sangoy (28/18)

Trabzonspor – Rostov

Trabzon big changes this summer, they changed 33 players (also some big names come). Now they have long injury list:
Kadir Keles, Kevin Constant, Souleymane Bamba, Musa Nizam, Alexandru Bourceanu, Serdar Gurler, Turgut Dogan Sahin, Mehmet Ekici, Ozer Hurmaci, Gustavo Colman, Ferhat Yazgan, Florent Malouda, Emre Gural

CONCACAF CL; Chorrillo (Pan) – Cruz Azul (Mex)

-1ah Cruz Azul @ 1,79 Sbo 5/10     1-0

Chorrillo not doing well in Panama championship, they lost last two games. Main players from last season left club and this will be hard test for them. Usually big clubs rest main players, rotate squad in this phase against weak oponents but as i can read for Cruz Azul (title holder) traveled on sunday (just after their match with Monterrey, so they mean serious) to Panama and travel with main players and will field strong line up

– Posibles alineaciones:

El Chorrillo: Juan Eliceiry; José Maughn, Algish Dixon, Raúl Fonseca, Josué Flores; Rigoberto Esquivel, Reggie Arosemena, Javier Florez, Jhamal Rodríguez; Jean Carlos Estribí y Víctor Rivas. Entrenador: Julio Medina III.

Cruz Azul: Jesús Corona; Fausto Pinto, Francisco Rodríguez, Julio César Domínguez, Rogelio Chávez; Gerardo Torrado, Marco Fabián, Mariano Pavone, Pablo Barrera; Anibal Zurdo y Mauro Formica. Entrenador: Luis Fernando Tena.

http://noticias.lainformacion.com/deporte/futbol/el-chorrillo-buscara-hacer-valer-su-condicion-de-local-ante-cruz-azul_JENOd8oMEm2l6ASAURsM31/

same squads anounced in Peruan medias http://www.diaadia.com.pa/notas/1759083-el-chorrillo-buscara-manana-hacer-valer-su-condicion-local-cruz-azul

The Mexicans, coached by Luis Fernando Tena, arrived Sunday at the Panamanian capital with several figures that make up the backbone of the team, as goalkeeper Jose Corona, Marco Fabian, Gerardo Torrado and Argentine Mariano Pavone and Mauro Formica.

http://www.prensa.com/uhora/deportes/chorrillo-ventaja-local-cruz-azul-concacaf/377281


infos #2

Posted by CaStRoF, August 18th, 2014 | Comments Off
16.8. Fortuna Sittard vs Jong Ajax  0-2
 
Jong Ajax with some first team players (stats from last season): 
R. van Rhijn (df 32/2),  Veltman (df 25/2) and Riedewald (df 5/2), L. Andersen (mf 9/0) than Dijks (df, 24 caps for Heerenveen ls), Živković (att 33/11 ls for Groningen in first league)
 
look also on   and   site 
Argentina, Racing – San lorenzo  2-0
San Lorenzo won Libertadores tree days ago and there was some chances coach rest players but seems not, he trained with first team yesterday (only tree players doubtfull) so posible sam e squad as in Copa Libertadores finale. so for me now no bet
Racing ambicious this season..
(wanted finish analise if San Lorenzo put reserves but now not needed)..
16.8. Ballymena – Portadown   3-2
 
“Ronnie McFall did well over the summer in terms of strengthening his squad, signing Robbie Garrett, Mark McAllister and Michael Gault from Linfield.
 
Portadown manager Ronnie McFall welcomes back four players for Saturday’s Premiership trip to early-season leaders Ballymena United.
Last season’s top scorer Darren Murray (att 37/23) plus defenders Chris Ramsey (df 33/2), Emmett Friars (df 32/3)  and Garry Breen (df 34/1) are all available after suspensions.
 
They missed the opening win over Linfield and Wednesday’s defeat by champions Cliftonville .
 
Close season signing from Linfield, Michael Gault, is still suspended.
Ballymena duo Tony Kane (df 32/09  and Gary Thompson (att 30/4) are also serving bans.
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This is based on folowing league for some time (transfer window, team quality, pre season and season previews)..there is early season, not some injury problems..so maybe for some combinations on tickets..
16.8. Netherlands, Vitesse – Cambuur  1   2-2
 
Vitesse team for top 8 while Cambuur will try to avoid relegation. 
Vitesse few players back to their parent club Chelsea but als o Chelse send some new perspective players. Cambuur lost 4 imp players and didnt bring adequately signings
 
16.8. Championship, Blackpool –  Blackburn Rovers  2  1-2
 
Blachburn wants promotion fight (but little unrealistic). But games like this, oponents like this they must won to keep their dream no matter it’s away from home
 
We know Blackpool was in huge problems, played only two friendlies, had just  players..now they finaly bring some players (also some injured now) and they will have almost full bench
 
​16.8. B&H, ZrinjskiM-Radnik Bijeljina  1  2-0
 
Zrinjski  again one of main title candidates, always very strong at home (first two rounds played away). Radnik weak team and now even weaker, manny players left
 
Bajic lost half the team 
 
16.8. PSG – Bastia  1  2-0
 
PSG without Thiago Silva, Bastia without two standard defenders Sebastien Squillaci and Drissa Diakite
17.8. 17.8. Portugal, Braga – Boavista  1  3-0
 
Braha with high ambicious this season, Boavista just big name. Boavista promoted but will had hard battle to survive
 
17.8. Liverpool – Southampton 1   2-1
 
Liverpool boost their squad 
Southampton sold their best players ​
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Update for Gefle – Malmo  0-0 
 
Gefle without Mustafa (14/0) 
 
Malmo without some important players (not B team, they are suspended, injured and because of rotation):Ricardinho (df 18/0) and  Markus Rosenberg (att 18/10, topscorer) are suspended, Molins (mf 11/8) and Thern (mf 11/2) are injured while Azinovic (1st gk Olsen is back) and Concha will rotate from last game 
 
Gefle IF
Emil Hedvall – Jesper Florén, David Fällman, Skúli Jón Fridgeirsson, Jens Portin – Anders Bååth, Robin Nilsson, Marcus Hansson – Jonas Lantto, Simon Lundevall – Dioh Williams.
Ersättare: Johan Bertilsson, Erik Olsson, Jonas Olsson, Anders Wikström, Oskar Larsson (mv), Emil Bellander, Olof Mård, Johan Oremo
 
Malmö FF
Robin Olsen – Anton Tinnerholm, Erik Johansson, Filip Helander, Pa Konate – Amin Nazari, Enoch Kofi Adu, Emil Forsberg – Magnus Eriksson, Isaac Kiese Thelin, Agon Mehmeti
 
Ersättare: Johan Hammar, Erdal Rakip, Simon Kroon, Markus Halsti, Piotr Johansson, Pawel Cibicki, Zlatan Azinovic (mv)
look also on   and   site 
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Was thinking about this game as VIP (would be pick on CSKA because of quality, more oponent problems and so on) but last two days was unclear situation with few players from both sides (imortant players – Spartak’s striker still unknows situation one hour before game, he wants play and risk) so decide to skip (maybe usefull info for someone)
 
CSKA -Spartak
 
CSKA without Dzagoev (long term, still without caps) and Doumbia (att 3/2), their main striker, last season 18 goals. Rasmus Elm and  Alexsandrs Cauna and also doubtful. Two important missings (ofensive) but when look roster and both sides missings, Spartak in worse position 
 
Spartak for sure without important midfielders Aras Ozbiliz and Tino Costa and also main striker from last season Yura Movsisyan (27/16). Also out are Romulo and Joao Carlos. They bring Artem Dzyuba (28/17 last season in Rostov) and it was bingo, he scored 4 goals in first two games (both games 2 goals) and than on last game he injured in 28th minute and they was destroyed 4-0 by Krasnodar (waited for last news and seems he is definitly outhttp://www.kp.ru/daily/26269/3147717/ ). Jurado and Ebert also doubts. 
 
Before the game, both teams lost their trump cards in the attack – “Spartacus” in question involved Artem Dziuba. But CSKA will be in the coming weeks to play without their main striker shock – Ivorian Seydou Doumbia.