Top scorer Michael Moffat (att 26/15) is suspended for the trip to Palmerston Park and Ayr have a growing injury list: John Robertson (df 16/0) joins Kyle McAusland (att 20/3), Martyn Campbell (df 2/0) and Michael McGowan (mf 3/0) on the sidelines following a head knock suffered during Tuesday’s defeat to Brechin City. David Winters (att 27/4) is also doubtful with a calf strain meaning player-manager Mark Roberts may make his first start since the start of December.
Midfielder Ian McShane is Queen of the South’s only absentee.
9.3. Brazil paulista, Corinthians – Ituano
Corinthians will use reserves, will rest Pato, paulo Guerrero, paulinho, Danilo, Gil, Fabio Santos, Renato..
CORINTHIANS: Danilo Fernandes (Julio Cesar), Edenilson (6/0), Chicão (0/0), Felipe (4/0) e Igor 3/0); Willian Arão (3/0), Guilherme (6/0), Douglas (5/0) e Romarinho (9/2); Jorge Henrique (5/1) e Emerson Sheik (6/1). Técnico: Tite.link
ITUANO: Anderson; Leandro Silva, Cleber, Vitor Hugo e Patrick; Marcinho Guerreiro, Cambará, Kleiton Domingues e Fernando Gabriel; Marcão e Adaílton. Técnico: Roberto Fonseca.
Estudiantes – Newell’s OB dnb1; 1x
Newells with reserves: Peratta; Beloso, Ortiz, Lopez, Diaz Orzán, Matej, Cruzado, Muñoz i Isnaldo Urruti.
Romania, CSMS Iaşi – CFR Cluj; ah0 CSMS
true, CSMS is weak club which you cannot belive much..3 players left them but just one worth to said, midfielder 11/0..they bring few new players (cannot say are they stronger or not, but they are definitly not weaker)
CSMS Mitić (0/0), Petrović (mf 8/1), and Mitea (df 12/1) are out from before and now suspended Cretu (df 16/0) and Moutinho (mf 2/0)
CFR Cluj are last year champions but now problems come so much players leave club and resaults showes it. Also for this game suspended are Cadu (captein, df 14/4), Piccolo (df 13/0), Godemeche (mf 12/0) i Valente (mf 14/1). Also injured are Vass (mf 9/0), Sare (mf 4/0) and Ronny (att 5/2). Also this weak sick was Muresan (mf 13/5), Bjelanović (att 9/2) Pedro (att 13/6), Sepsi (df 13/0), Panin (df 2/0), Kapetanos (att 15/6) and Felgueiras (gk 17/0) but just last two has chances with be recovered, according to officials from Cluj. link
..and if we knows 12 players left club where was some very important like Modou Sougou (att 12/5), Rafael Bastos (mff 28/6), Viorel Nicoara (mf 15/0), Luís Alberto (mf 17/3), Matías Aguirregaray (mf 14/3) and knows coach must call some youngsters for this game i must try this bet
Sir Alex would give chance to some youngsters but David de Gea should be recalled on goal after the nightmare Anders Lindegaard had at Reading. Nick Powell, Javier Hernandez, Alexander Butter, Phil Jones, Ryan Giggs and Danny Welbeck are all but certain to start and Ferguson also confirmed that Wayne Rooney will start as he needs a run of games to approach top form
Sporting Braga – Galatasaray
Shakhtar Donetsk – Juventus
With Shakhtar already through and Juventus needing just one point to qualify, there are many of those who believe this match will end in draw.
However, providing the two sides play it fair and square, we should see a highly entertaining encounter a Donbass Arena.
Having been placed in the same group as Champions Leaguewinners and Serie A champions, Shakhtar were not exactly seen as favourites to go through, but Mircea Lucescu’s side have largely impressed against their more illustrious opponents.
With unlucky defeat at Stamford Bridge team’s only under-par result of the campaign, the Miners managed to secure their place in the next stage, with all that’s left is to pip Juventus to the first place in the standings.
Apart from suspended Luiz Adriano, boss Mirceal Lucescu has no other selection problems ahead of the clash with Juventus.
While they eased off to the first place in the Serie A standings, Juventus did experience some problems on their return to Europe’s elite competition.
Opening draws against Chelsea, Shakhtar and Nordsjaelland put their Champions League qualification in danger, but the Bianconeri then impressed to record comfortable victories over Nordjsaelland and Chelsea.
As a result, they are now on the verge of qualifying for the next stage and only need one point from Donetsk to make it through.
Giorgio Chiellini, Arturo Vidal and Kwadwo Asamoah return to the starting line-up, but Claudio Marchisio is suspended.
Fabio Quagliarella and Sebastian Giovinco are vying for a place alongside misfiring Mirko Vucinic in attack.
Romanian side Vaslui did great to hold Fenerbahce to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, but that does not necessarily makes them favourites to go through.
The Turkish champions have invested a lot of money this summer and they desperately need to reach the Champions League group stages in order to justify the heavy spending.
Vaslui have really raised their profile over the last few years and they are becoming regular in top European competitions.
The team reached Europa League group stagelast term, where they proved a worthy opponent to Lazio, Sporting Lisbon and Zurich, while finishing the league campaign just one point behind CFR Cluj.
That, nonetheless, proved enough for a place in the Champions League qualifying stages, where they have been pitted against very good Fenerbahce side.
Despite their squad undergoing major changes in the summer, Valsui played a great game in Turkey, but they had to settle for 1-1 draw after Liviu Antal’s opener was canceled by Bekir Irtegun in the dying moments of the game.
After they were denied a place in the Champions League group stages because of their involvement in the match-fixing scandal last term, Fenerbahce are determined to make things right this season.
Just like their next opponents, Fenerbahce missed out on the league title, but the second-place finish saw them make it to the Champions League qualifying round.
The Turkish giants have heavily reinforced the squad this summer, bringing Dirk Kuyt, Mehmet Topal, Egemen Korkmaz, Milos Krasic and Joseph Yobo, while Issar Dia and Emre Belezoglu were the only notable departures.
With the start of their domestic season still a couple of weeks away, Fenerbahce somewhat struggled in the first leg against Vaslui and they were fortunate to avoid defeat having scored in the closing stages of the game.
New signings Milos Krasic and Joseph Yobo are unavailable, while Korkmaz, Topal and Sow should start despite carrying minor knocks.
Serbian champions may have been the favourites before the first leg, but that is no longer the case after they were completely outclassed andbeaten 1-0 by AEL Limasol.
Partizan Belgrade have long ago established total domination on domestic stage and their run of five successive league titles is pretty impressive, but the fans are hoping for some European success as well.
The Serbian giants have made it to Champions League and Europa League group stages on several occasions over the last decade, but haven’t had a lot of success of late.
The squad have been reinforced over the summer, with Goran Lovre, Branko Pauljevic and Stefan Scepovic all arriving, while several talented youngsters were promoted from Teleoptik, their B side.
As a result, Partizan looked really good against Valletta from Malta, but they were completely outplayed by AEL Limasol in the third qualifying round.
Coach Vladimir Vermezovic is expected to make a couple of changes to the starting line-up, with Lazar Markovic likely to come in for Goran Lovre.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Stojkovic – Aksentijevic, Ostojic, Ivanov, Volkov – S. Markovic, Babovic – Tomic, Ilic, L. Markovic – S. Scepovic.
AEL Limasol shocked everyone by beating APOEL and Omonia to the league title last season, but the Cypriot side didn’t need a lot of time they fully deserve to be playing at this level.
With no major arrivals or departures in the summer, boss Pambos Christodoulou didn’t need extra time to prepare his squad for the Champions League qualifying rounds and his side eased off to a 3-0 aggregate win over Linfield.
AEL were then pitted against very good Partizan side, but the Cypriots largely impressed in the first leg and deserved to win the game by a bigger margin.
The team that conceded just 10 goals in 32 league games last term kept their third successive clean sheet in the Champions League, meaning that Djilli Vouho’s early goal proved enough for a valuable victory.
Israel club had Toto cup game after that but was resting some players
Helsingborgs IF – Slask Wroclaw 3-0
Slask showed their weakneses in defence in first game. Helsingborg didnt played league game after that but they arrange friendly with England premier league team Sunderland, coach was rotating players (while Sunderland played with almost best squad) and they beat them. So players get extra selfconfidence. Slask had cup game with KS Polkowice, also rotate but won minimally. Hosts without Hanstveit, Slask will mis important midfielder Rok Elsner and Socha
Panathinaikos – Motherwell 2-0
PAo won first game in Scottland and now will have support of crazy fans
Fact is that Dinamo not playing good. They played awfull in Razgrad (Bulgaria) and somehow saved game with goal for 1-1 in 93th minute. Than they played home draw (0-0) with poor Inter. After that come 2nd game with Bulgarian champs, they didnt palyed well, they was loosing 1-0 and 2-1 on half time but than Brazilian player from Ludogorec get red card and dinamo was attacking. They scored goal but after that bulgarians was defending good, closed all entrances to their goal. Bulgarians was shame simulating fauls, was lying on field for few minutes, sometimes even two players in same moment..than when was out one player come to throw in and than he throw bal down and than other player (who was not close) come that he would throw..than goalkeeper had goal kick and put ball on 5 meters but than he decide slowly to take ball on other side of ‘5 meter’..there was cards but it’s seems that dinamo will relegate from Champions league while come last corner kick in 97th minute and Vida scored in 98th for 3-2 and dinamo come in nextr round. Yes it was 8 minutes extra time (referee showed 5) but as i spoke what bulgarians was doint, it should be 10+…so i am speaking abouth bad games of dinamo..that’s not everithing. they played after it vs Cibalia home, won 2-1, also wihtout some inmpresive game. Than come this first game of this round in Moldavia (they are from Transnistria, they want own republic, they are on border with Ukraine and there are Ukraine and Russians)..So Dinamo won 1-0 there, didnt played good but was controling game mostly. Sheriff disanpointed me, i thouth they are stronger, i thouth they will try to do something more but seems they have no quality…4 days ago dinamo played one more game, vs Istra in Pula and had two penaltyes but again won tight, 1*0.
Dinamo had problems with Sammir. When manny good clubs was asking abouth him before 2-3 seasons Miminho didnt want sell him for that proce, he was waiting more. After that Sammir start to party and every few months something happened (balotelli). So he was few days ago in night hours on party and club suspend him. Also other midfielder, defensive one – Pokrivac, was driving his car drunk and club suspend him too. Both played first squad in Modova (pokrivac usually reserve played but it was coach’s tactic). Third midfielder Ademi was also suspended (because he was not happy with low minutes playing) but his suspension is over (because now are other two mf banned). Striker Krstanovic is long term injured, two more midfielders are out: most talented ofensive midfielder Kovacic is injured, just like defensive mf Callelo.
So what to said, Dinamo has quality but they are not playing good. Even in domestic league where they always scored few goals with half of strenght they are not convincigly. But, Sheriff is weaker than last season (2010 they eliminated Dinamo) and Dinamo should promote into next round. Odds are very low and i would NO BET on thiS one, no bet on dinamo while they are not playing good..