Gremio x Nautico

Gremio has suspended striker Lima (16/5) and expirienced midfielder Ze Roberto (17/0). Also injured Vilson (df 13/1) but beck are topscorer Moreno (17/7) and Anderson Pico (df 6/0). They are good time, specially strong at home..

On the other side weak Nautico, specially weak away and today without two topscorers Kieza (10/7) and Araujo (22/7)  + 3 more players. Only good news for coach Gallo is that Martinez (mf 17/2) is back

Gremio should won this easy and it’s good pick if you have some other pick for double, if not try hendicp win for medium stake

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friendly, Hungaria Budapest – Kecskemeti Te

Home team starting with reserves. Kecskemeti ah 0 @ 2,15 bet365

Colombia, Deportes Tolima – Dep. Cali

Depor Tolima: Julián Hurtado (df 17/2) and Jhon Hurtado (mf 17/0) injured, goalkeeper Antony Silva (gk 18/0) and Arrechea (df 19/1) get red card (coach too). Also, captein Vallejo (df 16/0) and Pascual Guerrero get 5th yellow and suspended for this game. But there are more problems, on training injured Bolívar (mf 20/2) and Preciado (att 12/1)

Fútbol paraguayo, Apertura 2012: Week 20 Preview

Penultimate weekend of the Apertura (with a round of games scheduled for midweek) and a win for Olimpia on Saturday against Sol de América will mean they can secure the title before the superclásico. Carapeguá and Cerro de Franco will be desperate to try and earn more points to help stave of relegation while Luque and Tacuary have also found themselves dragged into the mire.

Nacional vs Independiente
Estadio Arsenio Erico
Prediction: 2-1

Nacional will be smarting from the 5-0 thumping handed out to them by Cerro de Franco on Tuesday, they also face an in form Independiente side who are now unbeaten in seven games following their 1-0 win over Rubio Ñu. However Nacional have usually prevailed against ‘smaller’ sides at home just like they did last weekend against Carapeguá. I think they can overcome Independiente but it will be close.

BEST BET: With the home win by no means a certainty you might want to look into Over 2.5 goals  (1,67) – games involving these sides have averaged 3.05 so far this season only Sol de América (3.2) have seen more goals on average in their matches.

Rubio Ñu vs Luque
Estadio La Arboleda
30/06/2012, 15:00
Prediction: 2-0

Luque preparing to visit Rubio Ñu 

Rubio Ñu are playing so badly they couldn’t even give their new manager, Blas Cristaldo, a win last week. Luque too are in disarray, increased fan violence (a knife was thrown onto the pitch) has seen them banned from their home stadium for the two fixtures after this game and the hooligan element sent a death threat to the head of referee’s this week. On the field Luque just aren’t scoring, only hapless Tacuary have less goals, and with defenders Ronald Huth and Claudio Vargas suspended it tips the scales in favour of the albiverde.

Sol de América vs Olimpia

Estadio Defensores del Chaco
30/06/2012, 17:30
Prediction: 1-2

L-R José Ortigoza, Enzo Prono, Lorenzo Frutos – the league’s highest scorers Sol de América 

Sol de América are the form side in the league and have the division’s most profitable partnership in José Ortigoza and Enzo Prono (21 goals between them) and they always give Olimpia a good game. However, they usually give them a good game then lose as has been the case in the previous five meetings. El Decano on the other hand can smell the title, their front three are playing very well and will be hugely motivated by the possibility to wrap up the title this weekend (if they win and Cerro lose). I can only see the nominal away side (game being played in national stadium in front of Olimpia fans) winning this.

Look whole league preview at The Paraguay Football Blog / Fútbol paraguayo with a different accent

euro semi finals

PORTUGAL VS SPAIN PREVIEW

  
Spain need just two more victories to achieve a historic success and lift their third consecutive title at major tournaments, but their neighbours and bitter rivals Portugal will try to spoil the party for their opponents.

After needing the play-offs to reach the final tournament, Paulo Bento’s side were utterly disappointing in their final two warm-up games, hinting they would not be able to match some of the best sides in Europe.

However, the team managed to show a lot of potential in their first group game against Germany and they weren’t too downhearted by the narrow defeat.

Portugal then further raised their game to beat Denmark and Netherlands, before easing off to a victory over Czech Republic in the quarter-finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo once again proved the match winner, and you should know he is now 3.00 (2/1) with Sportingbet to score against Spain as well.

Helder Postiga is set to miss out with a thigh injury, meaning Hugo Almeida is likely to start at the tip of the attack.

Spain arrived to the European Championship as main candidates for the trophy and they have so far justified the favourites’ tag.

La Furia Roja had a somewhat slow start to the tournament finals with their showings in group stage leaving a lot to be desired, but they then showed a lot of improvement to record a comfortable victory over France.

For the third time in four games, Vincent del Bosque fielded a side without the recognized forward, although Fernando Torres did come on midway through the second half.

It was Xabi Alonso who scored both goals against France, thus celebrating his 100th cap for the national team, and the Real Madrid midfielder is 7.50 (13/2) with Paddy Power to score against Portugal. Spain are 1.98 (39/40) with 188BET to win this game.

With no fresh injuries to report, Vincent del Bosque is set to field an unchanged line-up, meaning Cesc Fabregas will again act as a false nine. Check out top 5 betting tips for Portugal vs Spain game.

Yemen – Palestine

Yemen – Palestine

Difficulties

The Palestinian Football Federation faces problems in organising even training sessions for the entire team because of travel restrictions placed by Israel upon people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and the difficulty in obtaining an exit visa from Israel. Many players in the team are drawn from the Palestinian diaspora, from as far away as Chile and the United States.

Recently, Israel’s refusal to issue exit visas has resulted in players, or in some case the entire team, being unable to represent the country. In November 2006 (the last match of 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualificationgroup stage is scheduled), all players based inside the West Bank and Gaza Strip were denied exit visas. The AFC cancelled the match since both teams had been eliminated from the competition by virtue of their previous results against China and Iraq.  In October 2007, the second leg of a crucial 2010 World Cup qualifier between Palestine and Singapore was not played due to Palestine’s inability to obtain exit visas. The AFC and FIFA decided not to reschedule the match despite protests from the PFA, and Singapore was awarded a 3–0 win in a walkover match. In May 2008, the team was not allowed to travel to the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. After a 2011 World Cup qualifier against Thailand, two starters, Mohammed Samara and Majed Abusidu, were refused entry to the West Bank and therefore could not travel back with the team from Thailand. 

Some of the athletes have been directly affected by the Arab–Israeli conflict. Tariq al Quto was killed by the Israel Defense Force, and striker Ziyad Al-Kord was banned from travelling and had his house destroyed. During the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict three Palestinian footballers, Ayman Alkurd, Shadi Sbakhe and Wajeh Moshtahe, were among the Palestinian casualties.

In 2012, Olympic Team goalkeeper, Omar Abu Ruways was arrested by Israel for allegedly being a member of a terrorist cell.

A film, Goal Dreams, was made about the team attempting to overcome obstacles in the qualification for the 2006 World Cup, who were also featured on the BBC documentary series Frontline Football.

 

Uruguay primera (last round)

–  NACIONAL VS. LIVERPOOL –

For Nacional Porta score 12 in 9 games

For Liverpool Vera scored 13 in 14 games

Maybe over? Nacional 3,64 per game in Clasura, ‘pool 3,21

 – RIVER PLATE VS. DEFENSOR SPORTING –

..later international games..