missing/resting players

Union de Santa Fe – Boca Juniors

Boca will rotate squad because of copa Sudamericana game

Thinking Independent rematch, Falcioni will most alternates to visit Santa Fe Union . passes and knows the team.

A tie dying for Independent complicated at first glance, the picture of Boca in Copa Sudamericana . Less than two days for the next confrontation , Falcioni disputed several of the common holders stay in Buenos Aires to rest thinking back next Wednesday.

Alternates who will have their chance to face tatengue, with the requirement that Boca pinned follow the championship fight. But the kids will not be alone: ​​will be accompanied by some references as Rolando Schiavi and Diego Rivero . Meanwhile, Oscar Ustari , having recovered from his strained hamstring, not the game on Saturday, but before the Red.

To emphasize the ownership of Acosta and Albin , who yesterday joined his first minutes, and the First Division debut in juvenile Fernando Evangelista , a left lateral to be followed.

With this background, training for Saturday is: Sebastian D’Angelo; Emiliano Albin, Rolando Schiavi, Christian Cellay, Fernando Evangelista, Diego Rivero, Cristian Erbes, Nicolás Colazo; Leandro Paredes; Lautaro Acosta and Nicolas Blandi.

Sweden, Djurgården – Helsingborg

Djurgarden -0,25 @ 1,93

Djurgarden come into good form (didnt loose on 16 games). Have some missings but nothing new, they are without that players few games
Helsingborg palyed before 3 days Champions elague game with Celtic, loose 2-0 but still hope they can make mirracle and come into CL groups so rotations are important. Also they have some important missings: defenders Hanstveit (15/0), Edman (6/0), Atta (12/2), Wahlstedt (6/0) and probably Sadiku (18/0) + midfielders Bergholtz (5/0) and Lindstrom (14/0) all out.

Lokomotiv Moskva – Dinamo Moskva

Lokomotiv’s chairman Olga come into dressing room after last game. She was angry on palyers after bad resaults. She said that she will double up their winning premiums for this tree next games so players will be extra motivated
Dinamo played Europa league game 2 days ago in Germany, loose vs Stuttgart 2-0, now playing 2nd game for 3 days

Lokomotiv out: Guilherme (gk 0/0), Torbinski (mf 1/0)

Dinamo out: Rykov (df 5/0), Kuranyi (att 5/0)

Fenerbahce – Gaziantepspor

Fener loose first game for groups of Champions League (Spartak Moscow) and now waiting 2nd, most important game at home. Some rotations are expected. Also, they will play without fans, only children and women are possible. H2h is also very suspicious to me, in last tree seasons was in each of them ht/ft 2/1 or 1/2..

pick: Gaziantespor +1,5ah @ 1,63 pinnacle

crazy pick1: 2/1 @ 29 sportingbet

crazy pick2: 1/2 @ 90 tipico

crazy pick3: over 5,5 @ 15 bet3645

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Leuven – Anderlecht

Anderlecht loose very important CL game but they have one more chance, 2nd game and coach decide to rest some players:

Badeend: value on the side of leuven. 1.58 average for Anderlecht is just so wrong. I see OHL +1 already dropped from 2.00, a pitty. Since OHL is in the jupiler league they only lost 5 games at home. The atmosphere is always great, more spectators then clubs like Lokeren, Kortrijk, Zulte … that already play in the JPL for years. Goals is another option, in all those games at home they didnt score in only 2 games and only kept the 0 once. 

Selectie van Anderlecht voor de match tegen OHL:

Bedi, Bruno, Canesin Matos, De Sutter, Deschacht, Hawsawi, Iakovenko, Jovanovic, Juhasz, Kaminski, Kanu, Kljestan, Marecek, Molins, Odoi, Praet, Roef, Safari, Wasilewski

No Biglia, Proto, Kouyaté, Mbokani and Gille

Celje – Maribor

maribor loose 2-1 vs Dinamo and will rest some players (they do that before too). Celje loose their main striker, topscorer (went to Ludogorec)

Palmeiras – Santos  dnb2

Sasntos come into good form. They had bed resaults on beggining of season (traht’s why is that position on table) but they had played lot games with reserves because of copa libertadores and after that main players was with national team on olimpics. There are some long term injuries, not important. Back are Júan, Bernardo and Gerson Magrão (Juan will start from begining).
On the other side Palmeiras in problems. They are oscilating, they was focusing on Copa Sudamericana where they relegate two days ago (Santos played also, they played Recopa Sudamericana) and they have out important standard players: Thiago Heleno, Artur, fernandinho, Marcos Assuncao, Daniel Carvalho, Marcio Araujo, Wesley, Luan and Maikon Leite

SC Braga vs SC Beira-Mar

Braga will play in Italy for few days, most important game with Udinese (1-1) and they will rest some of main players. CVoach will for sure rest Ismaily (regular defender) and  Alan Silva (important mf), even some more expected

Inverness – Celtic

Manager calls on squad for testing trip

NEIL Lennon is missing a string of first-team regulars for Saturday´s clash with Inverness Caledonian Thistle but regardless of what side he fields, he knows it will be a tough test in the Highlands.

Joe Ledley and Beram Kayal have both been ruled out following scans to their groin and ankle respectively, while Scott Brown, Georgios Samaras, Kris Commons and Thomas Rogne are all doubts. Anthony Stokes remains on the sidelines along with Daryl Murphy and Dylan McGeouch.
Continue reading missing/resting players


Borussia Dortmund – Werder Bremen


Nordsjaelland – SonderjyskE


Hertha BSC vs Jahn Regensburg

Levan Kobiashvili(r)(def), Thomas Kraft(k)(gk), Sascha Burchert(sp)(gk), Pierre-Michel Lasogga(k)(att), Shervin Radjabali-Fardi(r)(def), Christoph Janker(sp)(def), Alfredo Morales(sp)(def), Daniel Beichler(sp)(mid), Marcel Ndjeng(r)(mid)

Marco Djuricin(sp)(att)
Unavailable Thomas Kurz(r)(mid), Benedikt Schmid(att)

SV Sandhausen vs Union Berlin

Alexander Riemann(sp)(att), Tim Danneberg(k)(mid), Michael Heigl(gk), David Ulm(k)(mid), Regis Dorn(r)(att)
Doubtful: Marcel Kandziora(r)(mid), Frank Löning(k)(att), Fabio Morena(k)(def)

Björn Kopplin(r)(def), Fabian Schönheim(r)(def), Roberto Puncec(r)(def)

FC Eindhoven vs Cambuur Leeuwarden

Joep van Vroenhoven(sp)(mid), Josemar Makiavala(r)(att)

Erik Bakker(r)(mid), Martijn van der Laan(r)(def), Vincent Weijl(sp)(att), Leonard Nienhuis(sp)(gk), Mohamed El Makrini(r)(mid), Tim Bakens(sp)(def)
Doubtful: Marco van der Heide(sp)(mid)

International friendly

 Germany – Argentina 

pick: over 2,5 @ 1,8



Stegen (1 game; Mönchengladbach), Zieler (1, Hannover);

Badstuber (25/1goal; Bayern), Boateng (25; Bayern), Höwedes (8; Schalke), Hummels (19/1; Dortmund), Schmelzer (6; Dortmund);

L.Bender (9/1; Leverkusen), Draxler (1; Schalke), Götze (15/2; Dortmund), Gündogan (2; Dortmund), Khedira (32/2; Real), Kroos (30/2; Bayern), Özil (38/9; Real), Reus (8/2; Dortmund), Schürrle (16/7; Leverkusen)

Klose (121/64; Lazio), Müller (32/10; Bayern)


Sergio Romero (Sampdoria),Mariano Andújar (Catania)

Federico Fernández , Hugo Campagnaro (Napoli, Italia) , Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) , Ezequiel Garay (Benfica), Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisboa),Clemente Rodríguez (Boca)

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona), Fernando Gago (Valencia),Angel Di María (Real Madrid), José Sosa (Metalist Harkov) Pablo Guiñazú (Internacional Porto Alegre), Enzo Perez (Benfica)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Gonzalo Higuaín (Real Madrid), Ezequiel Lavezzi (París Saint Germain), Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) , Eduardo Salvio (Benfica)

 Sweden – Brazil 


 Slovenia – Romania  

Romania squad:

Lobont (AS Roma), Ciprian Tatarusanu (Steaua), Silviu Lung Jr. (Astra)

Papp (Chievo), Luchin, Grigore (Dinamo), Chiriches, Gardos, Latovlevici (Steaua), Tamas (WBA), Gaman (Astra), Rat (Shakhtar)
Torje (Granada), Roman (Rapid), Bourceanu, Tanase (Steaua), Lazar (PAOK), Cocis (FC Rostov)

Niculae (FC Vaslui), Grozav (Petrolul), Marica (Schalke), Stancu (Orduspor)


Slovenia squad:

S. Handanovic; (Inter, ITA), Belec (Inter, ITA), J. Handanovic; (NK Maribor);

Balazic (Karpaty Lviv, UKR), Brecko (Koln, GER), Cesar (Chievo, ITA), Jokic(Chievo, ITA), Kelhar (Qabala FK, AZE), Maroh (Koln, GER), Struna (Cracovia, POL), Suler (Legia W., POL)

Bacinovic(Hellas Verona, ITA), Ilicic (Palermo, ITA), Kirm (Wisla Krakow, POL), Kurtic (Palermo), Matic (Kryvbas Kryvy Rih, UKR), Mertelj (NK Maribor), Radosavljevic (ADO Den Haag, NED), Sisic (OFI Crete, GRE), Vrsic (Austria Wien, AUT);

Birsa (Genoa, ITA), DediC(Bochum, GER), Matavz (PSV Eindhoven, NED, Velikonja (Cardiff City, ENG)

 Estonia – Poland 


Parejko – Stěpanov,Piiroja,Klavan,Jääger – Kruglov,Dmitrijev,Vunk,Vassilijev – Ahjupera,Voskobojnikov.


Szczęsny – Piszczek,Perquis,Wasilewski,Boenisch – Dudka,Polanski – Błaszczykowski,Obraniak,Rybus – Lewandowski.

 Croatia – Switzerland 

Igor Stimac will debut tomorow as coach. It’s FIFA date for friendlyes and you cannot change all 11 players but he will send request to make 2 teams. Game will be in Split after long time and it’s questionabe will they have support of fans (because association was always put Zagreb for National Team and they alsno dont like Stimac, no matter he is from Split). Also, key player, Luka Modric is not ready, he wasnt on pre season, he was waiting (and still wait) transfer to Real and he was training by own. He will play but his form is questionable
Otmar Hitzfeld will not change lot on ht (probably 3)

Pletikosa, Srna, Ćorluk, Schildenfeld, Strinić, Mandžukić, Vukojević, Bdelj, Perišić, Modrić, Jelavić

Benaglio, Lichenteiner, Von Bergen, Djourou, Ziegler, Xhaka, Inler, Barnett, Shaqiri, Stocker, Mehmedi

 Puerto Rico – Spain 


 Denmark – Slovakia 


 England – Italy 

Hodgson makes huge changes to England squad – read

Italy called up numerous young players for the friendly against England, so Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia had to readjust his squad for Holland.
Cesare Prandelli is focusing on the next generation for Wednesday’s high-profile game with Roy Hodgson’s side in Berne.
This includes many Azzurrini starlets such as Stephan El Shaarawy, Manolo Gabbiadini and Mattia De Sciglio.


 Mexico – USA 

Mexico (4-2-3-1): Ochoa; Torres Nilo, Rodriguez, Moreno, Meza; Viniegra, Lugo; Guardado, Zavala, Barrera; Hernandez


GOALKEEPERS : Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).

DEFENDERS: Francisco Rodriguez (Stuttgart), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Enrique Perez (Morelia)

MIDFIELDERS: Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Manuel Viniegra (Tigres), Edgar Lugo (Santos), Adrian Aldrete (América), Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul), Elias Hernandez (Tigres), Andres Guardado (Valencia)

FORWARDS: Angel Reyna (Monterrey), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)

USA (4-2-3-1)Howard; Johnson, Edu, Cameron, Orozco Fiscal; Beckerman, Jones; Beasley, Torres, Donovan; Boyd


GOALKEEPERS: Tim Howard (Everton), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim)

MIDFIELDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Brek Shea (FC Dallas), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS: Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

 Portugal – Panama 


Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), Eduardo (Istanbul BB), Beto (Braga).

Joao Pereira (Valencia), Miguel Lopes (FC Porto), Bruno Alves (Zenit St. Petersburg), Pepe (Real Madrid), Rolando (FC Porto), Ricardo Costa (Valencia), Fabio Coentrao (Real Madrid).

Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kiev), Carlos Custodio (Braga), Raul Meireles (Chelsea), Joao Moutinho (FC Porto), Carlos Martins (Benfica), Hugo Viana (Braga), Ruben Micael (Braga).

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Nani (Manchester United), Silvestre Varela (FC Porto), Helder Postiga (Real Zaragoza), Hugo Almeida (Besiktas), Nelson Oliveira (Deportivo Coruna).


Jugador – Club (País)

Jaime Penedo – Municipal (GUA)

Luis Henríquez – Lech Poznan (POL)
Carlos Rodríguez – FC Dallas (USA)
Román Torres – Millonarios (COL)
Felipe Baloy – Santos FC (MEX)

Nelson Barahona – Atlético Huila (COL)
Gabriel Gómez – Philadelphia Union (USA)
Amílcar Henríquez – Deportivo Independiente Medellín (COL)
Ricardo Buitrago – Elche Ilicitano (ESP)

Rolando Blackburn – FK Senica (SVK)
Luis Tejada – Juan Aurich (PER)

Días atrás habían sido convocados los locales Alex Rodríguez (Sporting San Miguelito), Jean C. Cedeño (Alianza), Harold Cummings (Árabe Unido), Alberto Quintero (Chorrillo), Marcos Sánchez (Tauro), Juan de Dios Pérez (Tauro) y Edwin Aguilar (Tauro).

 Costa Rica – Peru 

Peru will miss Pizarro and Farfan

Costa Rica

Keylor Navas; Johnny Acosta, Roy Miller, Bryan Oviedo, José Salvatierra; Michael Barrantes, Yeltsin Tejeda, Óscar Rojas, Bryan Ruiz; Joel Campbell, Álvaro Saborío


Raúl Fernández; John Galliquio, Carlos Zambrano, Renzo Revoredo, Yoshimar Yotún; Edwin Retamozo, Rinaldo Cruzado, André Carrillo, Luis Ramírez, Juan Vargas; Paolo Guerrero

saturday 4/8

Barcelona v PSG

Probable starting lineups:

Barcelona: Pinto; Alves, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Febregas, Xavi, Inestia; Sanchez, Messi, Pedro

PSG: Douchez; Bisevac, Alex, Sakho, Armand; Chantome, Verratti; Nene, Pastore, Lavezzi; Ibrahimovic

2. Bundesliga » Bochum – Dresden

Bochum improved the squad a great deal during the transfer window… Looking to become a stable team. Fabian, Aydin, Delura, Esser and Toski injured. Acquistapace also out

Dynamo Dresden was a pleasant surprise last season but than all of the key players go during the transfer window. Scholz(gk) and Jungnickel injured, Fiel(r)(mid) has flu..

Sweden » Superettan » Ljungskile – Jonkopings

Jonkopings loose best palyer Hrgota (M’gladbach, att 14/10), other striker Cederqvist (14/4) wasis injured (but probably will play today), third striker Tegström (11/3) is suspended. Suspended are also Joakim Karlsson (mf 16/0), and Fredric Fendrich (mf 17/0). K Svensson (df 13/1), Djup, Snarberg and Justinussen also have problems with injuries. Thalin (17/7) is scoring but he cannot alone. They are weak away (2 points on last 6 games)..Ljungskile also without some players: Silva (df 10/0), Vroom (att 9/0), pavey (13/6) and Cakic (mf 13/0) but i think they can won this

FC Sion vs FC Basel

Priority for basel is Champions league (but they also cannot allow Sion to go far with points on table)

Lythuania, Banga – Atlantas

pick: Atlantas (+1.5) @ 2,1 bet365

It might be strange that I am betting on bottom team, but things changed dramatically in recent weeks. Atlantas have signed 14 different players during last month and team is totally different now. And last round they already recorded a victory against Dainava. It was their first home victory of the season. New signings N.Smith, T.Lagator and J.Rullier were one of the best in the team. Best thing that they are very skillful comparing to domestic players. Banga are an average team with no extraordinary personalities and I think they won’t win today

Paraguay Superclásico: Olimpia vs Cerro Porteño preview

 Olimpia vs Cerro Porteño
Estadio Defensores del Chaco
04/08/2012, 16.00 (21.00 BST)
Prediction: 1-1

A strange feeling about this game that takes place less than a month after the previous clásico (which Cerro Porteño won to take the league title) and it comes at a difficult time for both sides who have a Copa Sudamericana 2nd leg tie to contend with next week. Surprisingly the match won’t be played on neutral ground as Olimpia have opted to play in their stadium in an effort to try and make the home advantage pay.

Castorino is the form player for Olimpia – Photo: D10.com.py

Olimpia had a good opening win to the season, they are yet to concede in 180 minutes of competitive football which is a nod to Gregorio Perez the organised Uruguayan coach. He is likely to go for the 4-3-1-2 he used in the first game with three defensive-minded midfielders in Amado, Paredes and Ortiz. Juan Manuel Salgueiro will operate just behind the new-look partnership of in-form Arnaldo Castorino (3 goals in 4 games) and Nestor Bareiro which functioned well in the game against Rubio Ñu. As always with Olimpia their goalkeeper will be an inspirational figure and the defence must perform, a possible weak link is Salustiano Candia who will be out of position if picked at right back.

Previous superclásico from the skies – Photo: abc.com.py

Cerro Porteño are looking to make changes after the defeat to Guaraní and with Luis Cardozo out the Uruguayan Gonzalo Viera could make his debut in central defence. The eleven in the most recent training session (see below) seems very unbalanced with the possibility that Fabbro plays off the lone striker and Dos Santos in his preferred role as enganche. It seems that Jorge Fossati, suspended for this game following his red card against Guaraní, is looking to get as much attacking talent on the field of play. In the previous game it was his desire to take the game to a defensive Olimpia team that won the day, could this be a repeat?

Olimpia XI (probable): M.Silva;  S.Candia, J.C.Cáceres, E.Meza, R.Salinas; M.Amado, C.Paredes, R.Ortiz; A.Castorino, J.M.Salgueiro, N.Bareiro

Cerro Porteño XI (probable): D. Barreto; G.Viera, P.Benítez, C.Benítez; C. Bonet, J.Rojas, F.Oviedo, D.Salcedo; J.Dos Santos; J.Fabbro, R. Lopez


Selected Odds: Check on Saturday

Best Bet: Always a tough one to call, on paper Cerro have a stronger side but Olimpia have the home advantage – draw?

Club presidents Zapag and Recanate



Olimpia vs Cerro Porteño last five

The old rivals go head to head – Photo: Ultima Hora Archive

Pld 5 –  Olimpia W 2 – Cerro W 1 – Draws 2

Superclásico head-to-head (League Games)

Pld 273 – Cerro W 97 – Olimpia W 93 – Draws 83

Enrique Cáceres refs only his second clásico, he has been in charge of 21 Olimpia games

No team has won more than five clásico’s in a row, Cerro have achieved the quintuple twice (1986-88 & 2007-08)

By Ralph Hannah (look whole round preview)

Sligo – Drogheda Utd

Sligo without North (att 16/14)

Joinville – Criciuma

Criciuma without goal machine Ze Carlos (12/16) + Lucca (11/4)

Germany » LIGA total! Cup

Hamburger – Dortmund

Bayern Munich – Werder Bremen

2 x 30 minutes

Malaysia XI vs Manchester City Preview

Friendly Preview: Malaysia XI vs Manchester City

Rajagobal’s charges are eager to spring an upset over a Balotelli-less Manchester City in what’s still widely considered to be a battle between David and Goliath

National coach Datuk K. Rajagobal is looking forward to using the positives from his team’s highly commendable display against the Gunners as he schemes to get the better of his more fancied counterparts.

“The Arsenal game has boosted our confidence. We hold City in high regard but won’t give them too much respect. If we play like how we did against Arsenal, I dare say that we could even snatch a win over City,” said a buoyant Rajagobal in Saturday’s press conference.

Rajagobal can draw inspiration from the performances of combative midfielder Gary Robbat and goalkeeper Farizal Marlias, which impressed even the legendary Frenchman Arsene Wenger. However, he has got himself a headache in the scoring department as Malaysia’s strike force will be up against Kolo Toure and Vincent Kompany at the heart of the City defence.

Roberto Mancini on the other hand, will not be short of options as he has the likes of Argentine twin terrors Kun Aguero and Carlos Tevez to spearhead the attack. They will be ably assisted by the powerful midfielder Yaya Toure and England winger Adam Johnson. Toure stole the show in the recent 2-0 win over Arsenal in Beijing with a commanding performance from the midfield. Robbat will certainly have a busy time marking the Ivorian.

With so many stars on show, tomorrow’s battle will surely be a world class exhibition.