copa italia

Catania – Siena

Catania will change 10 players from last league game

Catania have injured Giuseppe Bellusci (df 6/0), Pablo Alvarez (df 14/0), Sergio Almiron (mf 11/0). Also Alberto Frison (gk 6/0), Nicolas Spolli (df 10/0), Alexis Rolin (df 12/0), Cristiano Biraghi (df 13/0), Mariano Izco (mf 12/0), Lucas Castro (mf 17/3), Gonzalo Bergessio (att 13/2), Pablo Barrientos (mf 13/3), Jaroslav Plasil (mf 14/1) will all get rest

Siena without Fabrizio Grillo (df 10/1), Gaetano D’Agostino (mf 12/4) and Daniele Mannini (mf 4/0)

Napoli – Atalanta

Napoli without Giandomenico Mesto (mf 13/0), Juan Zuniga (mf 4/0) and Valon Behrami (mf 14/0). Doubtful are Jose Reina (gk 15/0) and Paolo Cannavaro (df 4/0)

Atalanta without Giampaolo Bellini (df 5/0), Lionel Scaloni (df 5/0), Andrea Consigli (gk 18/0), Carlos Carmona (mf 17/0), Marco Sportiello (gk 1/0). Also rested will be German Denis(k)(att 18/7), Michele Canini (df 8/0), Cristian Raimondi (mf 14/0)

Juventus – Milan preview

Juventus-Milan probable line-ups

Juventus are expected to start tonight’s Coppa Italia tie against Milan without a host of first team regulars.

Although a place in the semi-final is just 90 minutes away, boss AntonioConte is being tipped to begin without Gigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo, StephanLichtsteiner and Mirko Vucinic.

The champions will also be shy of the injured Giorgio Chiellini and ClaudioMarchisio.

Conte is set to field a 3-5-2, but has yet to decide whether to start with Federico Peluso or Paul Pogba. Emanuele Giaccherini will thus play on the flank or in the middle depending on which of the two get the nod.

Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco should start in attack as FabioQuagliarella is suspended, while Vucinic is not fully fit.

Luca Marrone, fielded as a centre-back this term, will return to his usual midfield role in the absence of Pirlo.

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri is limited by injury problems in defence, while goalkeeper Christian Abbiati has not even been included in the squad.

Kevin Prince Boateng should see off competition from Antonio Nocerino for a place in midfield, while Giampaolo Pazzini will get a chance in attack as he is suspended this weekend.

The winners of tonight’s tie will face Lazio in the semi-finals.

Juventus: Storari; Barzagli, Bonucci, Caceres; Isla, Vidal, Marrone, Giaccherini,Peluso; Matri, Giovinco

Milan: Amelia; Abate, Mexes, Acerbi, De Sciglio; Montolivo, Ambrosini,Boateng; Urby, Pazzini, El Shaarawy.


Basket, Finland, UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki – Nilan Bisons 

pick: Nilan -21,5 link 

– first game was +45 for away team

– worst team vs best (3 teams on bottom)

– UU-Korihat left tree best players, americans and playing with their players

– UU-Korihat have one injured player also

Italy » Serie B » Ternana – Pro Vercelli 1 @ 1,85 bet365


I belive odds will drop. Both are in bad form but hosts have more quality and playing hme. Ternan will be without Fabio Pisacane (df 7/0), Biagio Meccariello (df 6/0), Massimo Gotti (mf 1/0). Also Guido di Deo (mf 10/0). I would said not so important players (wasnt played on last few games, long term injured). Only new blow is striker Angelo Raffaele Nolè (19/4). They are working to bring some famous names (Gianluca Zambrotta, Simone Barone, Daniele Ficagna)

On the other side Pro Vercelli in big problems. Form is awfull, loose last two games agains directly opponents for relegation. They are in bad position, just is Grosseto under them on table. Also coach will have much problems for this game:
suspended are Simone Sini (df 11/0), Alessandro Ranellucci (df 18/0) and Andrea Rosso (mf 8/0; injured are Gabriel Pires (mf 12/1), Massimiliano Scaglia (df 16/2), Alberto Masi (df 13/1), Gianni Fabiano (att 14/2); doubtfull are Alessio Innocenti, Stefano Murante, Matteo Di Piazza (att 10/1)

I pick home win becausee of so much away problems

Napoli investigated in fixing scandal

Napoli face the prospect of heavy sanctions after the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed it is investigating allegations of match-fixing at the Serie A club.

Napoli investigated in fixing scandal

In the spotlight: Paolo Cannavaro (right) accused of failing to report fixing Photo: REUTERS

Former goalkeeper Matteo Gianello, now a free agent, has been accused of attempting to fix the outcome of Napoli’s Serie A match at Sampdoria in 2010, with defenders Gianluca Grava and Paolo Cannavaro standing accused of failing to report the incident having been approached.

A statement on the federation’s official website read: “The FIGC can confirm that, following an investigation by the public prosecutor of Naples, the federal prosecutor will open disciplinary proceedings in relation to the Sampdoria-Napoli match of May 16, 2010.

“Matteo Gianello, Napoli’s former player, and Silvio Giusti, Napoli’s former coach, are accused of violating Article 7 (sections 1, 2 and 5) of the sporting code of justice.

“Between them, they are accused of attempting to alter the outcome of the match to secure a victory for Sampdoria in exchange for money.

“(They are) also accused of having approached colleagues Paolo Cannavaro and Gianluca Grava, from whom they received a refusal.

“But Cannavaro and Grava stand accused of violating Article 7 (section 7), in failing to disclose the approach to the federal prosecutor.”

Napoli have also been deferred as the club involved at the time, and could face a points deduction.

Juventus head coach Antonio Conte was handed a 10-month suspension in August, subsequently reduced to four months on appeal, for his failure to report match-fixing while in charge of Siena.

Conte’s former club subsequently accepted a six-point deduction for their role in the ‘Calcioscommesse’ scandal, with a host of sides from both Serie A, B and the Lega Pro receiving demotions, points penalties and fines across a turbulent summer in Italy.

Former Bari defender Andrea Masiello was given a 22-month suspended prison sentence after admitting scoring an own goal during a relegation decider, with ex-Siena defender Emmanuele Pesoli chaining himself to the headquarters of the FIGC for four days in protest against a three-year ban.