Newcastle United – Manchester City

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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

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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

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saturday info

Zeljeznicar – Slavija

Zeljo wanted postponed game at last for day after, for sunday. Reason is some virus, maybe food poisoning. Bekrić, Antolović, Bogičević, Kvesić, Brković, Čolić, Svraka, Pehilj i Zolotić all poisoned. Also poisoned goalkeeper’s ccoach Adnan Gušo and team manader Rusmir Cviko.  Brković wont play for sure, other trained but they feew tired, exgausted

Split – Inter Zaprešic 1
Quality on home side. Inter is one of worst teams imo and Split big favorite here at home. Split is without liong ter injutred Krizanac. New missings are gk Zagorac but Vukovic is good replacement, he is good expirienced gk which was club’s captein. Also out are striker Belle (6/1) and radotic (df 6/0) but midfielder Pehar (4/1) is back. Inter without important Gulic (df 5/0), Celikovic (df 6/0) and Scrbec (mf 2/0). Mlinar (mf 5/0) is back. Home win

Zadar – Istra 1961 istra +0,5 @ 1,75
Istra has much more quality. Zadar won in last few seasong most of their points at home but this season they are one of worst teams, i belive they will relegate. Some missings on both sides but i cannot see Zadar’s win here. Istra is stabile club..

Lokomotiva – Dinamo Zagreb over 2,5
Lokomotiva is 2nd team of Dinamo, B team. Dinamo sold captein Badelj to HSV and they took Brozovic from Lokomotiva. Also club suspend Leko and Pokrivac..

Rijeka – Hajduk Split
derby. I am forsing Rijeka this season, they are now financial stabile club, they bring lot new players, exppirience and good palyers but they didnt showed much (yet). last game they loose 2-0, there was 2 penalties..I expect better resaults from them..
Hajduk as you probably know with wery young squad, most main players leave club in rpe season, now last one captein Vukusic leave to Pescara. He was their main striker. I expect manny oscilations this season for hajduk, i belive young teams can showe their talent but they cannot paly good continuously. i would better bet here on Rijeka but i am tired of forcing them. Maybe when they start showing something i start to bet on them..

Torino – Pescara x2 @ 1,95
Last season both was in serie B, pescara 1st, torino 2nd, both with 83 pts. True, Pescara loose two topscorers and coach Zdenek Zeman (team scored 90 goals) but they bring manny manny players and i dont get thsi odds. True, Torino was good at home but this odds attract me. No missing problems

Olympique Lyon – Valenciennes
Lyon sold their goalkeeper in last day of mercato just like defender Cissokho. Tree important players also out: Gourcuff, Cris and Lisandro Lopez
Valenciennes started veryx good, didnt even recive a goal. They have some long term injuries, just new one missing, striker Samassa (3/1) but two important midfielders comes back, Camara and Sanchez

Vitória Guimarães – Estoril
Estoril without striker Paulo and tree defenders: Thiago Gomes, Pedro and Steven Vitoria. Vitoria scored both goals forclub (df 2/2, last season 7 goals) so maybe this there is some chance for hosts. Maybe finaly they score goal

Anderlecht – Genk
Both played euro games this week but Anderlecht had two days more to rest. Both qualify for groups, Anderlecht in CL, Genk in EL. Anderlecht best team in country and specially good at home but Genk defeted them at home last, in playoffs april. But Genk today without tree standard defenders: Simaeys, Ngongca and Tshimanga + defender Joeneleit and striker Masika. Hosts without important missings

FC Admira – WAC
Admira will mis league topscorer Hosiner (att 6/5)

Al Nasr – Al Hilal
Both are from same city, Riyadh. Al Hilal is much better and richer club. Form is not perfect but they should won this . They won in last 5 meetings.

Lausanne vs Grasshopper Zurich

Lausanne out: Sebastien Meoli(r)(def), Michel Avanzini(sp)(mid), Anthony Favre(r)(gk), Mehmed Begzadic(sp)(att)
Doubtful: Gabri Garcia(mid), Yannis Tafer(sp)(att), Signori Antonio(sp)(gk)

Grasshopper won tree in a row. Out are Shkelzen Gashi(r)(mid), Gianluca Hossmann(sp)(def), Mohamed Coulibaly(sp)(mid)

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  Hamburger (Ger) – Nordsjaelland (Den)   1 @ 2,1

WIll be played in Flensburg, Germany. Denmark coach will use this game (between his elague games) to see on which players he can count (which not played much). last seasont they won league, this season didnt start well..HSV is almost finishing pre season, now last games with best squad. They loose 2-1 vs Barcelona and than played in Liga Total Cup with Borussia D and Bayern. They also played with two lower league clubs (6-0, 8-1)…