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Chiasso (Sui) – AC Milan (Ita)

Milan without International players but strong squad against poor club from 2nd swiss league so bets are

-0,75 ah first half Milan
2/2 ht/ft 
-1,5ah Milan

Probabili formazioni Chiasso-Milan

CHIASSO (4-4-1-1): Capelletti; Djuric, Adailton, Zambrotta, Quaresima; Berisha, Facchinetti, Adao, Mihajlovic; Magnetti; Ciarrocchi. (Martinazzo, Tarchini, Felitti, D. Riva, R. Riva, Becchio, Varvelli). All. Komornicki.

MILAN (4-3-1-2): Amelia; Zaccardo, Silvestre, Mexes, Emanuelson; Poli, De Jong, Nocerino; Kakà; Matri, Robinho. (Gabriel, Vergara, Pedone, Pinato, Rondanini, Muntari, Claveria, Moric, Niang). All. Allegri.

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  Sweden – Argentina 

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Azerbaijan – Liechtenstein 
two week teams where is Azerbaijan bog favorite but i thing we can see some suprise here. Liechtenstein will be without Büchel brothers (goalkeeper and midfielder), other are available. They are 154th ranked team.
Azerbaijan is 118th ranked but in this game some players which was standard long time in National Team will not be include: goalkeeper Kamran Ağayev (38 caps), captein Sadygov (df 80/5), Malikov (df 40/0), Abishov (df 30/3), Allahverdiyev (df 27/0), Budak (df 10/0), Şükürov (mf 62/3), Chertoganov (mf 54/0), Ismayilov (mf 13/1) and Subašić (att 38/7). One of called up players is playing in Kaiserslautern II (Germany regional league), one in Moldavian  side Milsami, third in Adana Demirspor (Turkey 1. lig which is 2nd class) and other 20 players from local league
Romania – Australia  under 2,5
lot of offensive power miss for this game
Romania without strikers Mutu (75/34), Marica (60/18) and M. Niculae (43/15) and D. Niculae (39/9)
For Australia there is no Brett Emerton (95/20), Tim Cahill (60/26), Harry Kewečč (58/17), Archie Thompson (46/28), Joshua Kennedy (29/15), Carney (46/6)..
  

 England – Brazil 

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Spain – Uruguay over 2,5

both attacking oriented teams, Spain very strong always (no matter there is no Soldado, Torres) while Uruguay attack Suarez-Forlan-Cavani

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Netherlands – Italy

New-look Netherlands could be in for a difficult task when they take on Italy at Amsterdam ArenA, with the Azzurri arriving at full strength.

Following the he disappointment that was the Euro2012, Louis van Gaal take over the reigns and immediately introduced a plethora of talented, but pretty inexperienced players.

Such an approach produced instant results as Oranje won their first four2014 World Cup qualifiers, although they were pretty fortunate to win their only high-profile encounter, at home against Turkey.

Having rode their luck for much of the friendly draw against Germany, Netherlands will attempt to show some improvement in their next warm-up match, although that might prove to be a problem with some star players against missing.

Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Rafael van der Vaart and Maarten Stekelenburg have all been overlooked, whereas Michel Vorm was forced to withdraw because of injury.

Daley Blind, Ola John and Jonathan De Guzman are hoping to make their international debuts against one of world’s top sides.

In spite of the important missings

Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Krul – Van Rhijn, Martins Indi, Mathijsen, Blind – Strootman, Clasie – Kuyt, De Guzman, Lens – Van Persie.

Italy needed just one major tournament to return to old glory days, with team’s showings at the Euro 2012 doing their country proud.

While the Azzurri defied all odds to reach the final, it was their outstanding attacking displays that earned them praise from pundits all over the world.

Italy have since continued where they left off, picking up ten points from first four 2014 World Cup qualifiers, although they did lose their last friendly game to France.

Juventus duo Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchsio miss out through injury, whereas their teammate Leonardo Bonucci has been dropped due to the lack of discipline.

Sebastian Giovinco has withdrawn because of a thigh problem, leaving Mario Balotelli and Stephan El Shaarawy as the most likely attacking pairing.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-1-2): Buffon – Abate, Barzagli, Ranocchia, Santon – De Rossi, Pirlo, Florenzi – Montolivo – Balotelli, El Shaarawy.

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France – Germany

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singapore v pakistan

Singapore    Pakistan

SINGAPORE, 18 NOVEMBER 2012: The pre-match press conference for the upcoming International friendly match between Singapore and Pakistan was held today at Amara Hotel, with both teams’ head coaches and captains in attendance.

Returning from a training tour in Japan and an international friendly match in Cebu, Philippines, the Singapore National team move into the final stages of their preparation for the region’s premier football tournament, the AFF Suzuki Cup.

Speaking to the members of the media at the press conference, Singapore coach Radojko Avramovic said, “We have improved over the matches we have played during our preparation period in terms of team shape, passing and movement. We need to be more clinical in our finishing as we managed to have 19 shots on goal in the match against Philippines. And we have players like Khairul Amri who has so much potential and the stage is right for him to show his potential after recovering from long-term injury. He can help the team by scoring goals in the AFF Suzuki Cup campaign.”

The Lions’ captain, Shahril Ishak also echoed coach Raddy’s thoughts when he mentioned, “Yes, we are looking to win this match as it will motivate the team and also set the right tone for us as we move closer to our opening match against Malaysia in the AFF Suzuki Cup.”

Pakistan’s coach, Zaviša Milosavljević was at his charming best when asked of his thoughts on the upcoming match as he said, “We have a few players joining us after their international club duties and together with them, we have players from our local league, so we will have a good squad for tomorrow’s match. It is also good exposure for my players. And I am sure Singapore will give us a good match too.”

Good news for Pakistan is that their key foreign-based players Zeeshan Rehman and Shabir Khan have joined the team after missing the game against the Singapore Olympic side on Friday which the hosts won by 1-0 after a tough fight.

Zesh, a former Fulham defender and now playing for Hong Kong’s Kitchee FC, has been playing for Pakistan for the last few years, while left-back Shabir Khan, who plays for Worcester City FC, has come back after remaining out for three years due to a ligament injury. He last played for Pakistan in the 2009 Dhaka SAFF Championship.

Both Zesh and Shabbir underwent a practice session on Sunday.

However, England-based midfielder Adnan Ahmed, who pulled his left-leg muscles, is doubtful for today’s meeting. “Yes, Adnan has muscles problem in his left leg which he developed during our first game against Singapore Olympic side the other day and he will be tested tomorrow during the warm-up before the match and then his fate will be decided,” Pakistan coach Zavisa Milosavljevic told ‘The News’ from Singapore on Sunday.

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 Benfica v Betis  x2 @ 2,05 betvictor  

value odds on Betis if we look there are all important players available (just defender Javier Chica is out). Game is friendly and they can make at last draw. This are called up players:
Casto, Mario, Dorado, Álex, Ángel, Rubén Pérez, Pereira, Beñat, Pozuelo, Paulao, Adrián, Salva Sevilla, Juan Carlos, Agra, Molina, Nosa, Cañas, Nelson, Nacho, Rubén Castro y Nono.

Benfica will miss Paulo Lopes: and Carlos Martins

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Japan – United Arab Emirates

Japan -1,5ah @ 1,8

Friendly international between 23th team japan and 120th team.

Japan was on olympics but this is much better team (as you know on olympics are youngsters u23 + 3 senior). Now they have main players awailable like Shinji Kagawa fro Man Utd, Shinji Okazaki fro Stuttgart, Yuto Nagatomo fro Inter, captein hasebe, Yasuhito Endō, Keisuke Honda..It’s good, strong and perspective squad. Alberto Zaccheroni is coach, football there is much more quality than before, they are investing a lot and they can be just better and better..

UAE team was also on Olympics but didnt won there. This team is not the same but also have some missings:
the UAE football ace Ismail Matar (att 89/27, main National Team player) will miss out due to injury which has been sustained during the recent 2012 London Games. The brilliant striker has left for Munich, Germany to carry out some medical tests and treatment.
Al Ain duo Ali Al Weihibi (mf 46/4) and Ismail Ahmed (was good in club, should debut but injury stooped him) will also skip the match. Both players are recovering from different injuries according to the medical report which has been prepared by the team’s doctor Jalal Al Ghali who have examined them. Al Ahli’s defender Saad Suroor (df 7/0) was also removed from the shortlist for the same reason. Al Ain’s defender Fares Jumaa (df 21/1) who was called to reunite with the squad didn’t report due to health setback. Therefore, the UAE head coach will rely on the current players in his first test with the senior national team against Japan.

Squad:
Abdul Aziz Haikal, Abdul Aziz Sanqoor, Ismail Al Hammadi, Ahmed Khalil(Al Ahli), Yousuf Jaber, Mohammed Fawzi, Amer Abdul Rahman (Bani Yas), Ali Khusaif, Khaled Essa, Khamis Ismail, Ali Mabkhout (Al Jazira), Waleed Abbas (AlShabab), Mohammed Ahmed, Dawood Sulieman, Ismail Ahmed, Omer Abdul Rahman, AliAl Weihibi (Al Ain), Habib Fardan (Al Nasr), Hamdan Al Kamali, Saeed Al Kathiri (Al Wahda), Rashid Essa and Ahmed Mahmoud (Al Wasl)

Also they will not have some players like before:: Mohamed Al-Shehhi (att 57/12), Bashir Saeed (df 57/5)

This is ‘just friendly game’ for UAE, they are preparing for the 21st Gulf Cup scheduled in Manama, Bahrain during the month of January while Japan has important WC Qualification games (where they started very good).

Preview: Lebanon v Australia

Holger Osieck will be looking for a better performance when the Qantas Socceroos take on Lebanon to justify his decision to stick with Australia’s veteran players.

After Australia slumped to a 3-1 defeat to Scotland in August, Osieck forecast plenty of changes for the friendly in Lebanon and the Qantas Socceroos’ upcoming World Cup qualifier away to Jordan.

But the 64-year-old German has seemingly mellowed in the weeks following that loss to Scotland and when he announced his squad last week, there were very few fresh faces.

Mark Schwarzer is set to play his 100th match for the Qantas Socceroos when Australia takes on Lebanon on Thursday (Friday morning AEST) and the 39-year-old goalkeeper will most likely be joined in the starting line-up by fellow veterans Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill, Mark Bresciano and Luke Wilkshire.

The Qantas Socceroos head into their friendly match with Lebanon without a victory in four games, their worst record since 2000.

There has been plenty of criticism thrown Osieck’s way for not bringing through the next generation of Qantas Socceroos, something that Football Federation of Australia named as part of his job description when he was named as head coach in August 2010.

Although Osieck has regularly selected the likes of Robbie Kruse, Matthew Spiranovic and Mitchell Langerak in his squads, there has been limited game time for the younger Socceroos.

Having registered two draws to begin the second stage of World Cup qualifying in the Asian Football Confederation, Australia desperately need a win against Jordan on Tuesday (Wednesday morning AEST) and the Lebanon friendly will provide crucial preparation in the Middle Eastern heat.

Australia sit third in Group B behind Japan and Iraq with two points, although the Socceroos only trail the Iraqis on goals scored, while Jordan are bottom.

The Qantas Socceroos must finish in the top two positions in Group B to automatically qualify for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

Lebanon, who are ranked 127th in the world, are bottom of Group A.

Osieck has already explained he will pick close to his best 11 players against Lebanon as he looks to get the Qantas Socceroos back on track prior to their qualifier away to Jordan and that means a likely line-up will see Schwarzer in goals and a back four of Neill, Sasa Ognenovski, Jade North and David Carney.

Bresciano will be expected to provide creativity in midfield, while Mile Jedinak should be given the holding role, plus Brett Holman, Luke Wilkshire and Cahill will most likely support Alex Brosque up front.

Osieck will hope his regulars get the job done against Lebanon to give themselves confidence before the Jordan game.