Newcastle United – Manchester City


Vukovar – Rijeka 2 @ 2,1 bwin 1-3

vukovar was with just 6 players before few days in osijek, not have roster, 52-old men playing..

St Johnstone – Hearts

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas will ask David McCracken if he is ready to return early from his fractured cheekbone against Hearts as Saints face an injury crisis in defence.

Defenders Steven Anderson, Frazer Wright and skipper Dave Mackay are out suspended while midfielder Chris Millar is also banned after being red carded in the 1-1 draw against St Mirren last week.

McCracken had to have surgery after picking up the injury when he clashed heads with Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama during the 1-1 draw at Parkhead on November 11. Craig Beattie, Jamie Adams and David Robertson are all injured.

Hearts midfielder Scott Robinson is unlikely to travel St Johnstone and faces a meeting over his future on Monday after his refusal to participate against Aberdeen.

Medhi Taouil (groin) is out of the trip to Perth, joining Danny Grainger (knee), Jason Holt (ankle) and Jamie Hamill (knee) in being absent.

Arvydas Novikovas (ankle) could return after missing the Dons win, Dylan McGowan is available again following a hip problem, while Ryan Stevenson is fit after coming off at half-time against Aberdeen following a head knock.

Lazio – Inter


Chernomorets Burgas – Lok. Sofia

SOFIA (Reuters) – Police arrested six players from Bulgarian first division club Chernomorets Burgas and five from their city rivals Neftochimik on Thursday for questioning in an investigation into alleged match-fixing.

“I can confirm that 11 players were arrested for match-fixing,” a spokeswoman for the interior ministry said. “All of them are Bulgarians.”

She said that the initial investigation was triggered two months ago by signals of illegal betting but refused to reveal more details.

Local media reported that Chernomorets’s Rumen Trifonov and his team mate Preslav Yordanov were taken in handcuffs from the police station in Burgas and driven to an undisclosed destination.

Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said that four of the footballers would probably be charged.

“Our coach Dimitar Dimitrov told me that a few players had been arrested,” Chernomorets owner Mitko Sabev said. “We’re sure that they didn’t manipulate Chernomorets games.”

Neftochimik coach Dimcho Nenov said he was not aware that any players had been questioned and confirmed that all players took part in Thursday’s training session.

Chernomorets are sixth in the Bulgarian league with 27 points from 15 games. Neftochimik are top in the second division with 28 points from 13 matches.

Media reports of widespread match-fixing and corruption have been rife in the Balkan county for years but no one has been brought to trial and the European Commission has criticised the authorities for doing little to fight the problem.

In September, Bulgaria’s prosecutor opened an investigation into claims of match-fixing in four domestic games this season.

The first documented manipulated game in Bulgaria took place in 1949, when Levski Sofia and city neighbours Akademik drew 1-1 in order that CSKA, Levski’s bitter rivals, would be relegated to the second division.

Bayer Leverkusen – Hamburger SV


amatuers stronger for some professionalls

Division 4 – Group B, Strasbourg – Nancy II  2 @ 2,35

Two similar teams but Nancy will have help from first team. 10 professional palyers will come to strenhgt squad:

For his trip to Strasbourg on Saturday at 6:00 p.m., the reserve team can count on the reinforcement of ten professional players: Gregorini, Muratori, January, Dampha, Ayasse, Hammar, Mollo, Joachim, Bassilekin, Zenke. Jean Fernandez will even travel to Alsace in particular observe the provision of Vincent Muratori in the hallway right of defense. “This is a second solution with Sami in the axis to compensate for the suspension of Andre Luiz against Marseille,” said the coach

Valenciennes II – Metz II  1 @  2,0

We could said ‘relegation derby’ when are both teams in very bad position but hosts will have big help from first team – 7 professional palyers will come to save them. They are not playing league game this week so coach decide for that move.

Metz first team have game yesterday (in National league).

Jérôme Foulon can count on the support of seven professional players, to face the subject of Metz, tomorrow Quesnoy.
Jérôme Foulon: “This is the perfect match to revive and put one of our direct rivals to maintain three points. But this is not because the team is reinforced by professional players that the game is won in advance. If the pros play the game, we should win this game. There’s team on paper and field team. Hoping that logic be respected. ‘

The group Valenciennes: Leca, Grossetie – Bong, Traore, Hula, Kerjean, Lala – Da Silva, Camara Masuaku, Sacko, Gakpa, M’vulubundu – Dia Nguette.

Hannover (Am) – SC Victoria Hamburg -1eh Hannover @ 2,0

Hannover has very good youngsters, amatuers. After 5 rounds they are 2nd and playing better and better. Last tree games they won all tree after starting two draws. They scored incedible 17 goals in 5 round. Some players are in serious thouths of first team coach Mirko Slomka. That are striker Kadah (att 4/7), defender Löhden and midfielder Willi Evseev.

“We are on this game well prepared, the team is totally focused,” says to report Ismael. disabled the careful preparation for the meeting was not the fact that trained with Jannik Löhden, Willi Evseev and Deniz Kadah three players with the Bundesliga team have. Ismael: “We had three on Thursday with us again, and they know what they have to pay attention to Hamburg.” Confidence in their expected trip to the pros especially striker Deniz Kadah and central defender Jannik Löhden have tanked. Both came in 8-2 friendly win the pros against TuS Celle used and they met several times. found the balance Kadah, who in the Northern Regional leads the scorers (7 goals in four games), cross-linked, three times, Löhden for the the use of “was a great experience,” get two hits. Evseev showed a half long, which he can. Ishmael is player that seamlessly pasted, documents the high quality, on the U23 has become. This potential needs to be called up again on Saturday for a profit on the site of the stadium Beeke, because the coach expects “a compact, low-lying opponents, who will probably try on the counterattack, to hurt us.” His boys will occur as recently shown great determination and dominance and buy with their offensive play the opponent the variable cutting.
Victoria Hamburg is new promoted team from Oberliga Hamburg. They started very bad, loose all of their first 4 games. Lasst game they finaly won. It was vs Weiche Flensburg, another new promoted club – they scored in 90+ from penalty.


Nyiregyhaza – Ujpest II

– About the same line-up Nyíregyháza and play like last week’s game against DVSC. I hope that not only the line-up, but the game is also shown to be similar. The first team to be only the second weekend of this time frame players will enter orbit on Saturday. So far, our performance “sporadically” I feel inadequate, but there is still room for improvement, I expect to continue development. As a coach, I expect to win, of course, also Nyírség, each and everyone would love to see a production that is worthy of a new spirit and style of Metro Manila!

Rosice – Sigma Olomouc B 2 @ 2,1 bwin

Sigma has solid reserves. Today will miss Filip Metcalf, George Bernard i Thomas Zahradníček but seems there will play some first team players (because of International break)

Slovan Rosice last season need to relegate but didnt (i will not looking to find reasons now, probably some lower division club didnt want or couldnt promote). They have very hard game before 3 days, they sensacional won Zbrojovka Brno. resault is impresive but i belive they are tiired and empty for this game (Sigma reserves was resting).

Sigma with few expirience and good players (probably, not 100 % but..) while Rosice tired and weaker team

Yzeure – Sochaux II  

On this occasion, Fabrice Vandeputte can count on the contribution of four professional players. Simon Pouplin, Petrus Boumal King Osanga and Ishmael Yartey have indeed been available See you coach the reserve of FCSM.

Kaposvar II – Gyirmot SE

– Actually, it was important that those players who have played less than I was in NB, we can show themselves and to re-enter careers in ranked matches, as well as the weekend of the NB II. The result is always important, but this time, unfortunately, we were not able to defeat your opponent – Rated Laszlo Barna coach. .