Racing Genk vs FC Luzern
Genk out: Jeroen Simaeys(r)(def), Elianiv Barda(r)(mid), Ayub Masika(sp)(att), Torben Joneleit(sp)(def), David Hubert(r)(mid), Christian Benteke(r)(att), Fabien Camus(sp)(mid), Derik Tshimanga(r)(def)
Luzern out: Dejan Sorgic(att), Michel Renggli(r)(mid), Kayode Olarenwaju(att)
Videoton vs Trabzonspor
Trabzon out: Tayfun Cora(sp)(def), Marek Cech(r)(def), Baris Atas(sp)(mid), Emre Gural(sp)(att), Remzi Giray Kacar(r)(def), Gustavo Colman(r)(mid), Olcan Adin(r)(mid), Marek Sapara(r)(mid)
Internazionale vs Vaslui
Inter out: Cristian Chivu(sp)(def), Gaby Mudingayi(r)(mid), Samir Handanovic(k)(gk), Dejan Stankovic(sp)(mid), Joel Chukwuma Obi(sp)(mid), Ricardo Gabriel Álvarez(sp)(att), McDonald Mariga(sp)(mid), Alvaro Pereira(r)(def), Walter Gargano(r)(mid), Douglas Maicon(k)(def)
Vaslui out: Richard Annang(sp)(mid)
Levante vs Motherwell
Levante out: Nikolaos Karabelas(r)(def), Pedro Rios(r)(mid)
Motherwell out: Shaun Hutchinson(r)(def), Steven Saunders(sp)(def), Simon Ramsden(r)(def), Nicky Law(r)(mid), Tom Hately(r)(def)
Doubtful: Omar Daley(sp)(mid), Steven Hammell(r)(def), Michael Higdon(r)(att)
Lazio vs ND Mura
Lazio out: Ederson(r)(mid), Cristian Brocchi(r)(mid), Marius Stankevicius(sp)(def), Modibo Diakite(sp)(def), Michael Ciani(sp)(def)
Doubtful: Stefan Radu(r)(def), Lorik Cana(sp)(mid)
Mura out: Fabijan Cipot(r)(def), Dragan Jelic(r)(att)
Sporting CP vs AC Horsens
Sporting out: Oguchi Onyewu(sp)(def), Danijel Pranjic(sp)(mid), Valentin Viola(sp)(att)
Doubtful: Stijn Schaars(r)(mid)
Horsens out: Alexander Juel Andersen(r)(def), Mads Agesen(r)(def), Soren Jensen(sp)(def), Lasse Jorgensen(r)(mid), Jeppe Mehl(sp)(mid)
Doubtful: Martin Spelmann(r)(att)
Altamira – Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul will play with their u20 players
Altamira will rest some main players:
El grupo que convocó el profesor Guillermo Vázquez para este enfrentamiento es con: Guillermo Allison, Alejandro Castro, Fausto Pinto, Héctor Gutiérrez, Julio César Domínguez, Francinilson Santos, Francisco Flores, Martín Galván, Juan Carlos García, Raúl Vidal, Gibrán Lajud, Javier Orozco, Marco Angulo, Adrián Cortés, Alan Vidal, Jesús Lara, Iñaki Domínguez, Rogelio Chávez y Héctor Acevedo.
Olympiakos Piraeus (Gre) – Malaga (Esp)
Malaga come into financial problems, they sold Cazorla to Arsenal, Rondon and Apono leave before, Toulalan is leaving, coach Manuel Pellegrini too..
Both ha same president, Claudio Lotito
Debreceni – BATE Borisov
First round of new season in Scotland higher league; could be a risk bet on an opening match, but Hearts seems – more or less – in same situation of Stabaek in Norway, that decided to play with young players.
The same happens here: in summer market hosts sold more then 15 player and made no acquisitions.
They are in the hands of many promising youngsters that should try to give to the team another year in Premier League
At least 14 of their players have less then 25 years, many are 21 years old or less and only two- three of them had some role as regulars in last season.
More, for this match Hearts has also two defenders unavailable, Hamill ( 28+1 2g) injuried since April, and banned Grainger ( 27). This further reduce the choices and the experience of the team- the sector in which the are more experienced players remain just the defence).
Also St. Johnstone suffered the departure of two keyplayers, Jody Morris (midf. 28+1) and topscorer Sandaza ( striker 29+1 14g), and trainer hopes that will not suffer an injury crisis during teh season, because the team has a very slim bench, but their team seems have a more competitive team and in this match will debut new striker Vine, for many years involved in English Championship,while there aren’t missings for this round.
Another thing that plays in favour of the guests is the fact that St. Johnstone already played two competitive matches in EL, where was put out from Turkish Eskisherispor with a loss in Turkey and a drawon his own field.
In my opinion guests can gain at least a draw here
|Betting option: Draw No Bet
Pick: St. Johnstone dnb
Odds: 2.9 (by mrgol)
Spain Ol. – Morocco Ol.
Spain loose all chances to promote in next round coach will rest some players (like Mata for example) and some players which didnt play will get chance
Santa Clara – Trofense
Manny important players: Reguila(27/9 top scorer to Santa Clara), Edu (26/7 2nd scorer), Andre Carvalhas (26/1), Pedro Santos (24/2),
Aderllan Leandro Santos (28/6), Elvis (22/0), Feliz (27/2), Dinis (12/1), David Bruno (23/1), Gilmar (7/0) , Rafael Crivellaro (23/1)
Also suspended Gabriel Viana
OLYMPIC FOOTBALL: GREAT BRITAIN VS URUGUAY PREVIEW
Wednesday evening’s game at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff sees Great Britain face Uruguay in the last of the final round of group games.
Stuart Pearce’s side will guarantee qualification for the quarter finals if they avoid defeat, whilst only victory will do for the South Americans unless United Arab Emirates record victory against Senegal, in which case a point will be good enough.
With Spain already out of the tournament, Great Britain are now second favourites to win gold, with most bookmakers offering a price of 9.0 (8/1).
After being denied all three points in their opening match following a late equaliser by Senegal, Great Britain were impressive in their 3-1 victory over UAE on Sunday.
Captain Ryan Giggs opened the scoring to give Team GB a first half lead before Rasheed Elisa drew UAE level on the hour mark.
Substitute Scott Sinclair scored with his first touch before Daniel Sturridge made sure of the three points with a superb chip with fifteen minutes left on the clock.
Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Butland – Bertrand, Richards, Caulker, Taylor – Allen, Ramsey, Giggs, Cleverly – Bellamy, Sturridge.
Uruguay did enough to get all three points in Group A’s opening game against UAE last Thursday, before their shock defeat to Senegal three days later left them with a mountain to climb.
Uruguay had the majority of the chances on Sunday, and even had a man advantage for the majority of the game following Abdoulaye Ba’s red card. However, two more goals for forward Moussa Kanate gave the African side the points.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Campana –Aguirregaray, Rolin, Coates, Albin – Rodriguez, Arevalo, Lodeiro – Ramirez, Cavani, Suarez.
MOLDE VS BASEL PREVIEW
Norwegian champions Molde face a tricky tie in the third qualifying round given they are up against a team that reached Champions League last 16 stage last season.
Basel, too, had an easy job in the previous round, but it is the Swiss side that are considered favourites to go through.
Molde have been closing the gap behind leading sides in Norwegian Eliteserien over the last few years, but it wasn’t until last season that they finally managed to win the first ever league title.
The success came at a perfect time, exactly 100 years after the club had been founded, and it was achieved with Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm.
The team were somewhat reinforced in the winter and they currently sit in second place in the league standings, six points behind surprise leaders Stromsgodset.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested several starters in the league game against Lillestrom, but Joshua Gatt, Magne Hoseth and Jo Inge Berget remain injury doubts.
Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Pettersen – Linnes, Hovland, Vatshaug, Rindaroy – Mostrom, Eikrem, Berg Hestad, Stamnestro – Angan, Chima.
FC Basel have become regular in Champions League group stages and they enjoyed a lot of success in Europe last season.
The Swiss side managed to beat mighty Manchester United to the second place in the group, although they were later trashed by Bayern Munich in the Last 16 stage.
FC Basel entered the new season without two key players as both Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka made a switch to Bundesliga, while defender David Abraham joined Getafe.
In came defenders Gaston Sauro and Marcelo Diaz, but the club failed to find proper replacements for the departed midfielders.
As a result, Basel have been struggling at the start of the season, winning just one of first three league games, although they did record a double victory over Estonian side Flora in the previous qualifying round.
Apart from Fabian Frei, who is away on international duty, boss Heiko Vogel will have full squad to choose from.
Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Sommer – Steinhofer, Sauro, Dragovic, Park – David Degen, Cabral, Yapi Yapo, Zoua – Streller, Frei.
FC COPENHAGEN VS CLUB BRUGGE PREVIEW
Danish giants FC Copenhagen square off with Belgian side Club Brugge in the Champions League 3rd qualifying stage, with a tight game expected at Parken Stadium.
One of the most decorated clubs in Scandinavia missed out on their fourth successive league title to Nordsjaelland and were, therefore, forced to take part in the Champions League qualifying stages.
The club have seen two very important players leave this summer, with best ever top scorer Dame N’Doye joining Lokomotiv Moscow and key defender Zanka Jorgensen leaving for PSV Eindhoven.
Bayer Leverkusen youngster Nicolai Jorgensen was the only notable signing, while former Anderlecht boss Ariel Jacobs took over the reigns from Carsten Jensen.
Boss Ariel Jacobs has no fresh injury worries, but he is expected to make some changes to the side that beat Aab at the weekend.
Probable starting line-up (4-4-2): Wiland – Jacobsen, Standsgaard, Sigurdsson, Oviedo – Bolanos, Grindheim, Kristensen, Vingaard – Santin, Abdellaoue.
The Belgian giants have once again failed to lift the league title, but at least they managed to win the second place that allowed them to take part in Champions League qualifying stages.
After selling key midfielder Nabil Dirar in January, Club Brugge decided to seriously reinforce the squad over the summer, bringing no less than five new players.
Proven goalscorer Mohamed Tchite was probably the biggest signing of the transfer window in Belgium, but Buysse, Jorgensen, Larsen and Trickovski should also improve the quality of the squad.
Fredrik Stenman, Jesper Jorgensen, Bjorn Vlemincx and Ivan Trickovski are all sidelined through injury and have stayed in Belgium.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Kujovic – Hogli, Donk, Larsen, Figueras – Odjidja-Ofoe, Zimling, Victor Vazquez – Meunier, Akpala, Refaelov.
Celtic – HJK
Injury worries hit Celtic ahead of Euro tie
NEIL Lennon will learn this morning whether Kris Commons and Anthony Stokes will be fit enough to feature in Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against HJK Helsinki on Wednesday after the pair picked up hefty ankle knocks in Saturday’s encouraging 1-1 draw with Inter Milan at Parkhead.
Champions L: Injuries & suspensions: 01/08/2012
FK Ekranas: Ribokas, Velička, FofanaFC København v Club Brugge
FC København: Bergvold
Club Brugge: Stenman, Vlemincx, Jørgensen, Trickovski
CFR Cluj v Slovan Liberec
CFR Cluj: Panin, Piccolo, Maftei, Hora, Celestino, Rui Pedro, Godemeche, Ganea
Slovan Liberec: Rabušic, Delarge, Nezmar