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Croatia  CROATIA – SCOTLAND  

Modric, Corluka and Lovren suspended

Scotland without 13 players: Brown, Forrest, Fox, Wallace, Caldwell, Bridcutt, Greer, D. Fletcher, S. Fletcher, Commons, Mulgrew, Adam, Miller

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PARAGUAY-CHILE

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Argentina-Colombia

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One definite absence for Argentina is Fernando Gago, who will be unable to resume his partnership with Javier Mascherano in the middle.

Lionel Messi’s presence, meanwhile, is still in doubt. The Barcelona star was included in the squad and reports from training suggest that he will be fit to take the captain’s armband against Colombia. With questions remaining over whether he is ready to play, however, coach Alejandro Sabella has refused to confirm his place in the first XI – Erik Lamela or Ezequiel Lavezzi are prime candidates to step in should he be unavailable.
Jose Pekerman is expected to make several changes from the team that was defeated last time round by Venezuela. In an attacking line-up, Cruz Azul striker Teo Gutierrez will enter for Macnelly Torres to partner Radamel Falcao up front, while Carlos Sanchez could also enter for Edwin Valencia in the middle.

Portugal – Russia

With Pepe suspended for the game at Estadio da Luz, Paulo Bento’s main concern is picking a replacement to partner Bruno Alves in the heart of the Portuguese defense, with Valencia’s Ricardo Costa expected to get the nod.

After an injury-plagued campaign which saw him miss Portugal’s last two Group F matches against Israel and Azerbaijan, winger Nani has re-joined the squad for the upcoming qualifier.

Captain Igor Denisov is expected to make his return to the Russian XI after sitting out the team’s last game against Brazil with illness, with Viktor Faizulin vying with Roman Shirokov for the other central midfield berth in Fabio Capello’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

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Jamaica – USA

Manager Theodore Whitmore’s side boasts four MLS players, including captain and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, midfielder JeVaughn Watson and forwards Ryan Johnson and Darren Mattocks.

he USA, playing without the likes of first-team regulars Landon Donovan, Steve Cherundolo, Timmy Chandler and Carlos Bocanegra, begins a stretch of three World Cup qualifiers in 11 days. The team’s next two matches against Panama and Honduras will be played in Seattle and Salt Lake City, respectively. Forward Herculez Gomez (knee) is an injury doubt to play Friday. Fabian Johnson (hamstring) was subbed off at halftime against Germany as a precautionary measure but is expected to be ready.

Jamaica (4-1-4-1): Ricketts; Powell, Mariappa, Woodbine, Gordon; Austin, Hue, McCleary, Elliott, Watson; Johnson

USA (4-2-3-1): Howard; Evans, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Bradley, Jones; Zusi,Dempsey, F. Johnson; Altidore.

Czech Republic-Italy

Michal Bilek has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the qualifier and could field the same XI which comfortably saw off the challenge of Armenia with a 3-0 away win back in March.

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Cesare Prandelli can welcome back Andrea Barzagli and Stephan El Shaarawy after the pair missed the 4-0 friendly victory over San Marino last week and both are expected to go straight into the starting line-up.

Albania – Norway 

Norway with full squad, Albania without important defenders Cana, Curri, Lila, Vangjeli and midfielder Meha

Line ups

Albania: Berisha, Dalku, Agolli, Mavraj, Osmani, Basha, Bulku, Llullaku, Rama, Gjasula, Cani (Salihi)

Norway: Jarstein, Høgli, Wæhler, Hangeland, Ruud, Braaten, Henriksen, Nordtveit, Jenssen, Elyounoussi, Søderlund

Costa Rica – Honduras

line ups

Costa Rica: Navas, Gamboa, G. González, Acosta, J. Diaz, Barrantes, Bolanos, A. Rodriguez, Campbell, B. Ruiz, V. Nunez/Saborio

Honduras: Valladares, A. Peralta, V. Bernardez, O. Chavez, J. Garcia, B. Garcia, Espinoza, Garrido, Palacios, Costly, Bengtson

Panama – Mexico

Panama with strong home record – didnt loose at home almost 8 years

line ups

Panama: Penedo, Chen, R. Torres, Baloy, L. Henríquez, G. Gómez, A. Henríquez, Godoy, Escobar, Tejada/G. Torres, B. Pérez

Mexico: Corona, Meza, Rodriguez, Reyes, Salcido, Zavala, Guardado, Torrado, Barrera, De Nigris/Dos Santos, J. Hernandez

saturday bet info

Players from Ligue 1 on AFCON

Huddersfield Town vs Birmingham City 

Danns joined Huddersfield on loan from Leicester until the end of the season earlier this week and is expected to feature. But Simon Grayson has doubts about the fitness of defenders Joel Lynch (hamstring) and Calum Woods (groin), who has missed the last three matches, winger Danny Ward (knee), sidelined for the last four, plus strikers Jimmy Spencer (hamstring) and Alan Lee (back).

Birmingham City are ready to welcome back four senior players from injury.
And Nikola Zigic (att 16/5) is free from suspension for tomorrow’s trip to Huddersfield Town.
Paul Caddis (df 7/0), Jonathan Spector (df 21/0), Peter Lovenkrands (att 14/2) and Marlon King (att 21/12 topscorer) have returned to training and are likely to be in the squad, although Lee Clark isn’t counting any chickens.

Championship » Cardiff – Ipswich

Cardiff rest all first team players in fa cup game with conference side Macclesfield so they are all fresh. Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson (24/6) is doubtfull but seems he will be fit. Peter Whittingham (mf 25/7) is fit. They are best team in league, specially strong at home and coach showed how is he focused on Premierleague promotion and Championship title..

On the other side Ipswich played fa with Aston Villa, also rotate squad but not wven close like Cardiff. They loose first goalkeeper Stephen Henderson (16/0). First he get injured and than come back to his club West ham. They bring tree new players, strikers. David McGoldrick can be dabngerous, he is attacker which scored 16 goals in 22 rounds of in league one. But it is questionable how will he adjusted on stronger league and need time to adjust to new club. Other two are not so dangerous in my eyes, Aaron McLean (att but just 8 goals in 3 championship seasons) and Frank Nouble (in 4 seasons he scored 8 goals in all leagues, most of them, five, was in league two)

Middlesbrough vs Watford

Mowbray’s injury woes ease
Middlesbrough have been boosted by the return to training of five key players ahead of the visit of Watford.

Defenders Andre Bikey, Seb Hines and George Friend (all hamstring) and midfielders Faris Haroun (hamstring) and Emmanuel Ledesma (knee) have all joined in with their team-mates again and will be assessed ahead of Saturday.

Champions League

 Lille – FC Copenhagen 

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Lille doubtful: Marko Basa(r)(def), Mathieu Debuchy(k)(def), Salomon Kalou(r)(att)

Fc Copenhagen unavailable: Christian Grindheim(r)(mid)

 Fenerbahce SK – Spartak Moscow 

Fenerbahce unavailable: Serdar Kesimal(sp)(def)
Doubtful: Volkan Demirel(r)(gk), Alex de Souza(k)(mid)

Spartak unavailable: Soslan Gatogov(sp)(def), Serguey Parshivlyuk(sp)(def), Kim Kallstrom(sp)(mid), Vladimir Obukhov(att), Sergei Bryzgalov(def), Nicolas Pareja(r)(def), Welliton(sp)(att)
Doubtful: Aiden McGeady(r)(mid), Romulo B.M.(r)(mid)

 Dynamo Kyiv – Borussia M’gladbach 

Dinamo Kiev unavailable: Olexandr Shovkovskiy(r)(gk)

Borussia unavailable: Peniel Mlapa(sp)(att)

 CFR Cluj – Basel 

Cluj suspended: Vasile Maftei(sp)(def)
Unavailable: Ciprean Deac(r)(mid), Ronny C.S.(sp)(att), Adam Vass(sp)(mid)

Basel suspended: Valentin Stocker(r)(mid)
Unavailable: Arlind Ajeti(sp)(def), Mohamed Salah(r)(mid), Gilles Yapi Yapo(r)(mid)

 Celtic Glasgow – Helsingborgs IF 

Celtic unavailable: Dylan McGeouch(mid), Anthony Stokes(sp)(att), Daryl Murphy(sp)(att), Rabiu Ibrahim(mid), Beram Kayal(r)(mid), Joe Ledley(r)(mid)

Doubtful: Thomas Rogne(sp)(def), Scott Brown(r)(mid), Kris Commons(sp)(mid), Giorgios Samaras(r)(att)

Helsingborg unavailable: Erlend Hanstveit(r)(def)
Doubtful: Mattias Lindstrom(r)(mid), Erik Edman(r)(def), Erik Wahlstedt(sp)(def)

missing/resting players

Union de Santa Fe – Boca Juniors

Boca will rotate squad because of copa Sudamericana game

Thinking Independent rematch, Falcioni will most alternates to visit Santa Fe Union . passes and knows the team.

A tie dying for Independent complicated at first glance, the picture of Boca in Copa Sudamericana . Less than two days for the next confrontation , Falcioni disputed several of the common holders stay in Buenos Aires to rest thinking back next Wednesday.

Alternates who will have their chance to face tatengue, with the requirement that Boca pinned follow the championship fight. But the kids will not be alone: ​​will be accompanied by some references as Rolando Schiavi and Diego Rivero . Meanwhile, Oscar Ustari , having recovered from his strained hamstring, not the game on Saturday, but before the Red.

To emphasize the ownership of Acosta and Albin , who yesterday joined his first minutes, and the First Division debut in juvenile Fernando Evangelista , a left lateral to be followed.

With this background, training for Saturday is: Sebastian D’Angelo; Emiliano Albin, Rolando Schiavi, Christian Cellay, Fernando Evangelista, Diego Rivero, Cristian Erbes, Nicolás Colazo; Leandro Paredes; Lautaro Acosta and Nicolas Blandi.

Sweden, Djurgården – Helsingborg

Djurgarden -0,25 @ 1,93

Djurgarden come into good form (didnt loose on 16 games). Have some missings but nothing new, they are without that players few games
Helsingborg palyed before 3 days Champions elague game with Celtic, loose 2-0 but still hope they can make mirracle and come into CL groups so rotations are important. Also they have some important missings: defenders Hanstveit (15/0), Edman (6/0), Atta (12/2), Wahlstedt (6/0) and probably Sadiku (18/0) + midfielders Bergholtz (5/0) and Lindstrom (14/0) all out.

Lokomotiv Moskva – Dinamo Moskva

Lokomotiv’s chairman Olga come into dressing room after last game. She was angry on palyers after bad resaults. She said that she will double up their winning premiums for this tree next games so players will be extra motivated
Dinamo played Europa league game 2 days ago in Germany, loose vs Stuttgart 2-0, now playing 2nd game for 3 days

Lokomotiv out: Guilherme (gk 0/0), Torbinski (mf 1/0)

Dinamo out: Rykov (df 5/0), Kuranyi (att 5/0)

Fenerbahce – Gaziantepspor

Fener loose first game for groups of Champions League (Spartak Moscow) and now waiting 2nd, most important game at home. Some rotations are expected. Also, they will play without fans, only children and women are possible. H2h is also very suspicious to me, in last tree seasons was in each of them ht/ft 2/1 or 1/2..

pick: Gaziantespor +1,5ah @ 1,63 pinnacle

crazy pick1: 2/1 @ 29 sportingbet

crazy pick2: 1/2 @ 90 tipico

crazy pick3: over 5,5 @ 15 bet3645

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Leuven – Anderlecht

Anderlecht loose very important CL game but they have one more chance, 2nd game and coach decide to rest some players:

Badeend: value on the side of leuven. 1.58 average for Anderlecht is just so wrong. I see OHL +1 already dropped from 2.00, a pitty. Since OHL is in the jupiler league they only lost 5 games at home. The atmosphere is always great, more spectators then clubs like Lokeren, Kortrijk, Zulte … that already play in the JPL for years. Goals is another option, in all those games at home they didnt score in only 2 games and only kept the 0 once. 

Selectie van Anderlecht voor de match tegen OHL:

Bedi, Bruno, Canesin Matos, De Sutter, Deschacht, Hawsawi, Iakovenko, Jovanovic, Juhasz, Kaminski, Kanu, Kljestan, Marecek, Molins, Odoi, Praet, Roef, Safari, Wasilewski

No Biglia, Proto, Kouyaté, Mbokani and Gille

Celje – Maribor

maribor loose 2-1 vs Dinamo and will rest some players (they do that before too). Celje loose their main striker, topscorer (went to Ludogorec)

Palmeiras – Santos  dnb2

Sasntos come into good form. They had bed resaults on beggining of season (traht’s why is that position on table) but they had played lot games with reserves because of copa libertadores and after that main players was with national team on olimpics. There are some long term injuries, not important. Back are Júan, Bernardo and Gerson Magrão (Juan will start from begining).
On the other side Palmeiras in problems. They are oscilating, they was focusing on Copa Sudamericana where they relegate two days ago (Santos played also, they played Recopa Sudamericana) and they have out important standard players: Thiago Heleno, Artur, fernandinho, Marcos Assuncao, Daniel Carvalho, Marcio Araujo, Wesley, Luan and Maikon Leite

SC Braga vs SC Beira-Mar

Braga will play in Italy for few days, most important game with Udinese (1-1) and they will rest some of main players. CVoach will for sure rest Ismaily (regular defender) and  Alan Silva (important mf), even some more expected

Inverness – Celtic

Manager calls on squad for testing trip

NEIL Lennon is missing a string of first-team regulars for Saturday´s clash with Inverness Caledonian Thistle but regardless of what side he fields, he knows it will be a tough test in the Highlands.

Joe Ledley and Beram Kayal have both been ruled out following scans to their groin and ankle respectively, while Scott Brown, Georgios Samaras, Kris Commons and Thomas Rogne are all doubts. Anthony Stokes remains on the sidelines along with Daryl Murphy and Dylan McGeouch.
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