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[Translation] Which La Liga club fits each Premier League team?
Good morning lads and lassies of soccer. To celebrate that the Bundesliga finally comes back I bring you the transcripton/translation of a pretty interesting video I had watched some time ago, related (and literally titled) "Which La Liga team fits each team of the Premier League?" Now, I know the issue about fans that have simpathy for "second" teams is polarizing and as we all know after last year, it can become something completely vomitive, but this video is indeed trying to give fans of Spanish clubs reasons to like a particular English club, and with that said, tbh I believe at the end of the day most fans, plastic or not, do feel at least some simpathy for some clubs above others excluding their own. From the small town fan who supports their local club but also the "big" team that challenges for the league in the top division, to the Ultra that hates every club of their country that isn't his but do likes a foreign club of which he befriended their respective Ultras in the past, I'm pretty sure that most football fans do feel at least a bit of simpathy for some particular club of a foreign league. But well, that discussion shouldn't be the topic of this. The fact is that these Spaniards of the video do like particular English clubs and to guide other similar Spaniards analyzed the situation and created this "guidebook" about which Premier League club "currently" fits each La Liga club, and that is what will be shown here. With a last emphasis in the "currently", there's nothing else to say as preview. Just remember that these aren't my opinions and I'm only sharing what they decided. submitted by LordVelaryon to soccer [link] [comments]
Newcastle United & Athletic Club
- Both are clubs that come from the northern parts of their countries. The Basque Country literally faces the English Channel, while Newcastle is in North-East England, facing both Scotland and the Northern Sea.
- Both have pretty big stadiums with almost the same capacity (52k and 53k respectively) that also coincidentally are in the center of their respectives cities, something that is laudable in these modern times where stadiums are being designed to be in the outskirts, and not few clubs are forced to traslate them from their original places because of the economical advantages.
- And another thing that united them is that they are one of the few historical rich clubs that doesn't have a derby rival in their city. So, if you're born in Bilbao you better fucking support Athletic and there is no room for debate about it, and something similar happens in Newcastle. And in the same way, the derby that the clubs have actually have (Sunderland and Real Sociedad) goes beyond football and is a derby between the whole cities.
- They faced each other in the 94/95 UEFA Cup Round of 16 and what highlights it was that it was an epic clash that ended in a global 3-3 draw where Athletic won thanks to away goals, and that in the second leg had a pitch invasion from Basque fans that after celebrating with their team, went to laud the away stand, as the English visitors had been great and even cheered for Athletic after the end of the match, thing that a lot of old fans from both clubs would remember forever.
- That match would be so iconic for some that Rob Lee, one of the best Newcastle players of the last decades, would require his farewell match for the Geordie team to be... against Athletic. And such wish was granted.
Crystal Palace & Getafe
- Both are clubs from the south of the metropolitan areas of the capital of their countries. Selhurst for London and Getafe for Madrid respectively.
- Both are managed by tacticians with a similar ethos: Bordalás and Hodgson. The parallels of both teams are easily spotted when you watch both teams: strong rigid defenders, fast strikers, sitting back and counterattacks, the whole 4-4-fucking-2 package, et al.
- Vicente Guaita played for both teams, and in fact was directly tranferred from Madrid to London.
- Both have blue as their main colour,
Liverpool & Real Madrid
- Both are the European royalty of their respective leagues. Real Madrid is just the most successful in history and nobody comes close, while Liverpool has the double of Champions Leagues than the second most succesful English team and only Milan between them and Real.
- Both stand out for their mentality and comebacks. Istanbul and Lisbon, for example, are among the most dramatic Champions League finals in the whole history. One team comeback from a 3-0 in the first half, the other tied and later won a match that they were losing until the 90'+3.
- Xabi Alonso, Steve McManaman, Alvaro Arbeloa, Dudek, Antonio Núñez, Rafa Benitez, Michael Owen, Fernando Morientes and the greatest of all, Nuri Sahin, served in both clubs.
- Both stand out for being the best teams of the 20th century in their countries by far, which nevertheless suffered many years of drought after the golden years until they eventually achieved an epic again, being Mijatovic's goal and the penalty saved by Dudek, the final actions that crowned them for the first time in decades as European champions for the seventh and fifth time, respectively.
Norwich & Valladolid
- Both won the league cup of their countries in the same years (84/85).
- Both highlight for the atypical colour of their kits (violet and yellow/green).
- Both are the biggest teams of relatively isolated counties.
- Mohammed Salisu plays for Valladolid and has been linked to Norwich.
Bournemouth & Eibar
- The two smallest stadiums of each league. Dean Court has a capacity of barely above 11,000 in a league where the average is above 40k, while the Municipal de Ipurua has only... 8164 seats.
- Likewise, both are clubs from pretty small cities that almost nobody would know if it wasn't for their football teams. Lets just say that Eibar isn't exactly in the same tier of the other Basque cities like Bilbao, San Sebastian or Pamplona, while Bournemouth only has 190k inhabitants and was founded as recently as the 19th century, something strange for English standards.
- And finally and ringing the same bells, they are two small teams that were promoted to the top tier for the first time ever in recent years (2014-15) to the first division, and that also coincidentally, have never descended from that time despite their (lack) of historical status.
Burnley & Alaves
- Both are extremely physical and defensive teams that also highlight for their lack of possesion (the lowest and second lowest of their leagues respectively).
- Turf Moor and the Estadio de Mendizorroza have almost exactly the same capacity (20k).
- John Guidetti played for both.
Sheffield United & Mallorca
- Both are clubs with over a century of history, however, both are currently united by their quick promotions of recent years. Few clubs do it each season, but those who climb two divisions practically in-a-row, even less.
- The English club was in the third tier of the English pyramid from 2013 to 2017, after which they won the promotion to the Championship after becoming champions with 100 points. After that, they finished 10th in their first season there, just to assure the promotion in dramatic tones after Leeds implosion in the late stages of the 18/19 season.
- Meanwhile the island club was even more epic in their promotions. After failing to Segunda B (the third tier of Spanish football) for the first time in 40 years, they fired everybody but 4 players, but still were able to win their local group of the division and later compete in the final play-offs that gave the promotion spots, and in that they first assured a promotion spot and later become champions of the division. And then? they arrived to the Second Division with the hopes of not being relegated, but overperformed and in an epic way assured the last position that gave a spot to the play-off for the final promotion spot, and despite losing 2-0 in the first leg of the final, the won 3-0 the second leg and completed their return from the Third Division to La Liga in the fastest possible way.
- Finally but not less important, both have red in their kits.
Brighton & Levante
- Both are small clubs from coastal towns.
- Both won the promotion from the second division in 16/17.
- Brighton logo shows a seagull and they're known as such.
- Levante's coast has a record for having the biggest number of a certain breed of seagulls in the whole world.
Leicester & Villarreal
- Both are clubs that are relatively small when it comes to historical status... and for the same reason both were part of some of the best underdogs stories of the world in recent decades.
- Villarreal, the Yellow Submarine, comes from a small Valencian city of around 50k, and despite having a history of almost a century, they never reached the top division until 1998, just to be relegated in the same year. But they didn't gave up and came back to La Liga as quickly, and this time they stayed, and in what a way! Pellegrini's Villarreal spearheaded by Román Riquelme and Diego Forlán surprised Europa by ending third in La Liga just behind the Galacticos and Ronaldinho's Barca and won the right to play the 2005/06 Champions League, in what would end being their greatest moment in history so far by eventually reaching semifinals and barely losing the chance of playing the final in their first season thanks to some cursed penalties against the Arsene Wenger club. Even in defeat, the history that they made was epic as few others.
- But one that actually was it even more was what Leicester did exactly 10 years later in the Premiership. From barely avoiding being relegated to win the whole league was a FIFA Career-esque story, and for the same it will be remembered forever.
- And finally, what made even more iconic both legendary performances was the charisma of some of their players. Vardy, Forlán, Riquelme more precisely.
Southampton & Leganés
- Southampton are called the Saints and their stadium is named St Mary's.
- Leganes' stadium is called after a religious figure (Virgen de Butarque).
- Guido Carrillo and Mauricio Pellegrino served in both clubs.
Watford & Granada
- The Pozzo family: originally known from being the owners of Udinese in the Serie A, eventually the Italian family diversified their investments, first buying the small Spanish team in 2009, and later the English one in 2012. Because of financial reasons they sold their participation in Granada in the late 2016, aye, however, there was a timelapse that lasted years were both clubs where effectively in the same hands.
- And for the same reasons, a number of players have been "property" of both clubs. Isaac Success and Adalberto Peñaranda the most iconic of them.
Chelsea & Atletico Madrid
- Both are pretty big clubs in the capital but that have lived in the shadow of their historically bigger neighbour for more time than not, a certain Arsenal and Real Madrid respectively.
- An impressive number of illustrious names have passed through both teams, and not few times from one to the other and even in some times back again: Fernando Torres, Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, Thibaut Courtois, Mateja Keman, Tiago Mendes, Maniche, Radamel Falcao, Jesper Grönkjaer, Hasselbaink, Morata, and more.
- Both suffered for tragic defeats in the Champions League final, Chelsea in 2008, Atleti in 2014 (and 2016). One team had their captain slip and missed the crucial penalty, the other ended losing a final that was winning until the 90'+3. Coincidentally, all those finals were between teams from the same country.
Tottenham & Sevilla
- Both have white jerseys.
- Both were managed in recent years by Juande Ramos.
- Both are famous because of their fierce rivalry with a neighbour, that makes them part of one of the most iconic derbies in their country.
- Both are clubs that have a long history and that in recent years have had a pretty great period, but still weren't able to truly displace or replace the historically bigger clubs from their place.
- Diego Armando Maradona.
Manchester United & Valencia
- Both are of the biggest clubs with the biggest fanbases of their country, and both are currently underperforming when you see their historical status, which enrages such fans.
- Both have some of the worse owners that a big club that want sportive instead of just financial success could have, and that are one of the main causes of their decline in recent years: the Glazers and Peter Lim.
- And fanbases of both clubs also hate the right-hand of their owners that is the most direct responsible of the sportive issues of their clubs: Anil Murthy and Ed Woodward.
- Peter Lim is also a big Man United fan and the owner of restaurants and pubs with Mancunian thematics in his Asian domains... and is also a partial owner of the Class of 92's creation, Salford City.
- Gary Neville and Juan Mata are some names that both clubs share.
- And finally but also most important: Valencia played against Valencia in Valencia.
Everton & Real Sociedad
- Both are proud clubs with an illustrious history despite being the smaller club compared to their more famous neightbours, and also are clubs that these days suffer more time than not.
- Both had their peak in the 80's, with Everton two leagues and one cup, exactly the same numbers than la Real. That decade would also be the last one when they had any major success, with Sociedad only being able to say that they ended second in the 02-03 La Liga and the Toffees with that they won a FA Cup in 95'.
- David Moyes.
Manchester City & Barcelona
- Pep Guardiola, of course.
- Also of the first stages of the changes after the arrival of the Sheikh was the creation of a sports city for young players, imitating la Masia, probably the second most famous thing of the Spanish club.
- And another was the bet for a female team, in what now both are powers, unlike their historical rivals that are shamefully far behind them on it despite their historical status.
- Also beyond Pep there are other people that both clubs share: Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, financial director and sports director respectively of both teams in the past and now.
- Claudio Bravo played for both, although with different kind of performances.
- And finally, not a few Barcelona fans today complain that the closest thing to the Barca that touched the sky today is Manchester City.
West Ham & Espanyol
- Both are clubs of a big city where there are bigger teams. West Ham is arguably the 4th biggest London club these days after Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, while Espanyol are the second biggest but loyalist club of Barcelona, where there is a certain secessionist bigger Catalan club.
- Both are clubs that have been almost all their history in the top division and yet have never won it. Likewise, both had their peaks and almost did it in the 80s, where both ended 3rd, in almost the same year (86' and 87').
- Both were clubs that had an old stadium as traditional as loved (Estadi de Sarrià and the Upton Park) that were eventually replaced by stadiums built by the city for the Olympics (Espanyol eventually left his one though).
- Both have never being relegated to the third division of their countries despite being some of the oldest clubs around.
- Both had their bittersweet European moments, sweeter definitely for West Ham though.
Wolves & Real Betis
- Both are the club with most Mexicans of their league, Raul Jimenez vs Diego Lainez plus Andres Guardado respectively, what makes their teams far more popular than what they should in the CONCACAF giant.
- Joey Guðjónsson and Alfred N'Diaye played for both clubs.
- Six Portuguese have played for Betis in this century. Six Portuguese play for Wolves this season.
- They played a friendly last year.
Aston Villa & Celta de Vigo
- Both are related to the sky-blue colour.
- Both clubs are characterized for having a player that is almost a demigod for the fans and club overall: Jack Grealish and Iago Aspas.
- Those demigods are local players who have been fans of their club since they were children, and love them so much that played for them even in the second division.
- Both teams currently have their great derby rivals in the second division (Birmingham and Deportivo La Coruña). -They played in the late 90s in the UEFA Cup.
Arsenal & Osasuna
*and that's it. Hope that you liked it as I did. Do you have any opinions about how to make this even more accurate? feel free to share them.
- Both are related to the colour red.
- Both are known for having local fans closer to the left-wing of politics.
- Nacho Monreal, Carlos Vela and Fran Merida played for both teams.
- Both won their league in 1953.
Soccer Picks fro Saturday November 9th
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Soccer Machine Learning Model Picks (La Liga, Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A)
Record: 11W-14L-0P, 41.36%
profit (with $2 bets)
Note that the model is still in beta - we're tweaking and adjusting as we go, so wouldn't recommend betting too much on it. Last Sunday we had a great day, but today was a bad day where we won only 1/5 bets
. With that in mind, here are the picks! The percentages are the probabilities produced by the model.
Picks for Saturday, November 9th: Bundesliga
- Hertha Berlin vs RB Leipzig: RB Leipzig (46.48%) @1.72
- Mainz vs Union Berlin: Union Berlin (35.06%) @3.26
- Paderborn vs. Augsburg: Paderborn (40.98%) @2.520
- Schalke vs Dusseldorf: draw (37.67%) @4.459
- Bayern Munich vs Dortmund: Dortmund (34.37%) @3.044
- Alaves vs Valladoid: Alaves draw no bet (Alaves 32.15%, draw 37.84%) @1.7
- Valencia vs Granada CF: Double chance Draw/ Granada (Granada 35.47%, draw 39.18%) @2.040
- Eibar vs Real Madrid: Eibar (38.2%) @5.293
- Barcelona vs Celta Vigo: Under 2.5 goals (58.76%) @3.06
Premier League (all bets on home team, apparently)
- Brest vs Paris SG: Brest (46.16%) @8.920
- Lille vs Metz: Lille (60.25%) @1.71
- Monaco vs. Dijon: Draw (40.51%) @4.81
- Reims vs Angers: Reims (50%) @2.260
- Strasbourg vs Nimes: Strasbourg (48.82%) @1.880
- Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Chelsea (42.03%) @1.327
- Burnley vs West Ham: Burnley (40.62%) @2.26
- Newcastle vs Bournemouth: Newcastle (50.44%) @2.56
- Southampton vs Everton: Southampton (46.54%) @2.82
- Tottenham vs Sheffield United: Tottenham (49.05%) @1.56
- Leicester vs Arsenal: Leicester (43.91%) @2.00
- Brescia vs Torino: Brescia (47.90%) @2.71
- Inter vs Verona: Inter (50%) @1.34
- Napoli vs Genoa: Genoa (48.35%) @7.27
Feel free to check our website
for win probabilities for all matches this weekend (will be posting on Reddit as well). Sign up (for free) and click on any soccer match - our prediction is named "Torneo proprietary model". Note that we're currently only displaying probabilities for win/loss.
A preview of the 2018-2019 La Liga Season!
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As the Premier League kicks off today, we are now a week away from the 88th season of la Primera División. Girona will kick off against promoted Real Valladolid to start what will surely be an exciting season of Spanish football. Of course, the Spanish transfer window does not close until the 31st of August, so there still moves to be made. First let's take a look at the 20 teams competing... MAP OF LA LIGA TEAMS
|Autonomous Community ||# Teams ||Teams |
|Community of Madrid ||5 ||Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Leganés, Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid |
|Basque Country ||4 ||Alavés, Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad |
|Catalonia ||3 ||Barcelona, Espanyol, and Girona |
|Valencian Community ||3 ||Levante, Valencia, and Villarreal |
|Andalusia ||2 ||Real Betis and Sevilla |
|Aragon ||1 ||Huesca |
|Castile and Leon ||1 ||Real Valladolid |
|Galicia ||1 ||Celta de Vigo |
|Castilla La Mancha, Canary Islands, Murcia, Extremadura, Balearic Islands, Asturias, Navarre, Cantabria, La Rioja ||0 ||No teams in La Liga |
For the first time ever, there will be five La Liga teams in Madrid (2 less than the 7 London-based Premier League teams, 1 Paris team, 2 Rome teams, 1 Berlin team). La Liga Favorites
Real Madrid 2017-2018 Finish: 3rd
- The defending champions are favored to repeat this season (last done 2014-2015/2015-2016). Barca reinforced their strong squad with Brazilian youngsters Malcolm and Arthur (Rumor €72m combined) as well as the young and talented CB Clément Lenglet, activating his release clause from Sevilla (~€36m). Late in the window, Barcelona also added veteran midfielder Arturo Vidal for €18m to replace Paulinho, who returned to China. Barca did some good business before the PL window closed, shipping out Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes to Everton for a significant sum of €, as well as selling Deulofeu to Watford .
- This is Valverde's second season as manager, and expectations are high after winning their 25th La Liga comfortably after an insane, record 41-game unbeaten run. Barcelona also cruised to a 4th consecutive Copa del Rey title, demolishing Sevilla in Madrid. However, cules were disappointed after losing 3-0 to Roma, missing out on the Champion's League semi-finals for the 3rd year in a row.
- A full season of Coutinho (the new #7), will be exciting to watch, but Barcelona will be a different team without legend Andrés Iniesta.
Atlético Madrid 2017-2018 Finish: 2nd
- After an off-season of hype and huge Supercopa victory over Barcelona, many thought it was the beginning of a new era of Madrid dominance in Spain, however that wasn't the case. The three-time defending Champion's League winners were extremely disappointing in La Liga, finishing 3rd and 17 points behind rivals Barcelona and also falling in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey to Leganés. Madrid started the season slowly, drawing in the second and third weeks of the season to both Valencia teams, and then falling to Real Betis at home in the 5th week. With the title out of reach, Madrid seemed to focus on the CL.
- Madrid's main struggles in the league were directly tied to Cristiano Ronaldo's form, who did not play in La Liga until the loss v. Betis and did not score in the league until the 14th of October. With Cristiano gone (more on this later), will Madrid once again struggle to find goals?
- Additionally, lest we forget that Zidane is also gone as manager, being replaced by Julen Lopetegui. In the press this summer, Lopetegui has stressed a 're-invention' of this Madrid team. So far failing to replace Ronaldo, with just keepers Thibaut Courtois and youngster Andriy Lunin joining, alonside Alvaro Odriozola and the raw Vinicius Junior, Madrid will need to find goals somewhere. The pre-season has been an experiment so far, with Bale impressing, and Asensio also shining as a false nine at times. This will certainly be an interesting season to follow the Madrid giants.
- Unfair to put Atlético as 3rd favorite? Maybe. However, that's where they are in the betting markets (and it's not a bad shout). This is a huge season for Atlético, who finished above rivals Madrid in the league, and despite floundering in the Champion's League, won their 3rd Europa League. It was also a season of change, as Atlético left their beloved home at the Calderon to the refurbished Wanda Metropolitano on the opposite side of town.
- Many have gone as far as to say Atlético may be favorites, after having a huge summer of signings, including bright young players like Thomas Lemar from Monaco and Rodri from Villarreal. Kalinic will also join as back-up striker to Diego Costa, and Colombian international Santiago Arias will replace Sime Vrsaljko at RB. Also joining are Gelson Martins and Antonio Adan as back-up keeper. Club legends Gabi and Fernando Torres depart.
- The biggest (non) event to happen this summer was perhaps Griezmann's decision to stay. Rather than join Barcelona, world-cup winner will hope to compete for La Liga and the Champion's League with Atlético, where the final will be held at their home stadium, the Metropolitano. Also, let's not discount a full pre-season for Diego Costa and Vitolo, who joined last January after Atlético's mini transfer ban. Atlético gained a lot of creative talent, but can they be a creative attacking team? We know how good they are defensively, with the best goalkeeper and perhaps best CB pair in La Liga, but to win the title they will have to score consistently.
Valencia 2017-2018 Finish: 4th
Villarreal 2017-2018 Finish: 5th
- Valencia is back in the Champion's League, and Marcelino begins his second season as manager of the club with high expectations. Their target according to the manager? Concede just 30 goals in La Liga (conceded 38 last year, only Barcelona (29) and Atletico (22) conceded less). This is a big season for the club, as it's their centennial year (founded in 1919).
- Valencia kept Kongdobia (perhaps their MVP) and added Daniel Wass, the impressive Danish midfielder who finished with 9 assists in La Liga last season (tied for 5th). Valencia also added Michy Batshuayi on loan and Mouctar Diakhaby, a CB from Lyon who will help with their depth. Valencia are also confident that young standout Gonçalo Guedes will return, as he's expressed his desire to return to the club permanently.
- The issue with Valencia is depth - can they do it not only in one competition, but two? Champion's League football will be a big (but exciting) burden, and their board has stressed they need players. Atlético disappointment Gameiro may join the club as well.
Real Betis 2017-2018 Finish: 6th
- Back in Europa League for the 5th season in a row, Villarreal are looking to do better than their last two round of 32 exits in the competition.
- El Submarino Amarillo added Espanyol standout forward Gerard Moreno, who will be one to watch, alongside other purchase Karl Toko Ekambi who scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season. Villarreal also added Santiago Cáseres as a Rodri replacement.
- Fan favorite Cazorla is back, earning a contract after recovering from his horrid injury and playing this pre-season. Lovely to see him back on the pitch.
Sevilla 2017-2018 Finish: 7th
- "ALWAYS. WATCH. BETIS!" became the phrase around the Sevillian club last season, as they finished a surprising 6th place in Quique Setien's first season as manager. Setien has said himself that Betis did one one year what they thought they'd do in three (qualify for European competition).
- The club is an exciting one to watch, but will miss the outstanding Fabián, who joined Napoli after the club paid his €30 million buyout clause. However, the club reinforced well this summer, adding Portuguese standout William Carvalho (€20m) and CB Sidnei from Deportivo (~€5m). Additionally, they impressively added Sergio Canales, Inui and Joel Robles and Pau Lopez all on free transfers. Betis needed a keeper better with the ball at his feet than Adan, so both Robles and Pau should do well for them.
- The biggest move for Betis was adding Marc Bartra last January. 13th in the table when he joined, Bartra helped propel Betis to a 6th place finish as they won 10 of their final 17 matches. Players to watch this season include Loren Morón, who impressed down the stretch. And Joaquin of course.
Promoted Sides! (Malaga, Las Palmas, and Deportivo relegated)
- Finishing behind rival Betis was a disaster for Sevilla, who find themselves with an exciting new manager, Pablo Machín from Girona.
- Losing standout CB Lenglet will hurt Sevilla, who look to replace him with youngster Joris Gnagnon from Rennes. Sevilla also added back Aleix Vidal from Barcelona, and are looking to make a few more moves before the deadline closes (Andre Silva).
- Rayo Vallecano - the Madrid club out of Vallecas returns to La Liga after being relegated in 2015-2016. After finishing first in the Segunda, Rayo lost top scorer Raul De Tomas who returned to Real Madrid (signed a new contract, will be loaned out again) and youngster Fran Beltrán to Celta (€8m release clause with a lot of drama)
- Huesca - joins La Liga for the first time (!) after finishing second in the Segunda.
- Real Valladolid - finished fifth in Segunda but were promoted to La Liga after defeating both Sporting Gijón and Numancia (who beat Zaragoza) in the Segunda playoffs. First time in La Liga since 2013-2014.
|Team ||Old Manager ||New Manager |
|Celta Vigo ||Juan Carlos Unzué ||Antonio Mohamed (from C.F. Monterrey) |
|Girona ||Pablo Machin (left to Sevilla) ||Eusebio Sacristán (from Real Sociedad) |
|Real Madrid ||Zinedine Zidane ||Julen Lopetegui (from Spanish NT) |
|Real Sociedad ||Imanol Alguacil ||Asier Garitano (from Leganes) |
|Huesca ||Rubi ||Leo Franco |
|Sevilla ||Joaquín Caparrós ||Pablo Machin (from Girona) |
|Espanyol ||David Gallego ||Rubi (from Huesca) |
|Leganes ||Asier Garitano ||Mauricio Pellegrino (from Southampton) |
|Athletic Bilbao ||José Ángel Ziganda ||Eduardo Berizzo (former Sevilla manager, fired post cancer) |
Teams to watch:
- Athletic Club - new manager Berizzo hopes to lead Athletic back to the top half after a dismal 16th place finish last season. Losing Kepa (and previously Laporte) hurts, but the club hopes to rebound and now has a manager who is ready to handle the pressure and improve the side.
- Girona - the small Catalan club excelled in their first season in La Liga, finishing 10th, but Machin is gone along with other key players such as Pablo Maffeo (who will be missed in La Liga, especially the quotes from his father!)
- Real Sociedad - another disappointing finish for a basque club, La Real finished 12th last season and hope to improve. Club legend Xabi Prieto is gone, but Mikel Oyarzabal is keen to take his place. Adding Theo on loan helps for depth, and Mikel Merino joins the club from Newcastle. Losing Odriozola hurts as well, but La Real are keen to make a move for Sevilla standout Pablo Sarabia.
Young talent to watch out fotalent perhaps not known outside of Spain:
- Hate to say it, but the three promoted sides: Rayo, Huesca and Valladolid.
- Leganes: can't score. The small team of Madrid hasn't reinforced their squad well enough this offseason (yet) and are favorites outside of the recently promted teams to go down.
- Alaves (disaster in the first half), Girona, Levante, Espanyol
- Maxi Gomez - super impressive for Celta last season, and was linked with a possible €40-50m move to the Premier League
- Unai Núñez - impressive CB from Athletic
- Mentioned earlier: Mikel Oyarzabal, Rodri, Gerard Moreno
- Impressive last season: Samu, Pione Sisto, Pablo Fornals
- Others: Aleix García, Iñigo Córdoba, Portu, Gabriel Appelt Pires, Djené Dakonam, Junior Firpo, Gorka Guruzeta
Pre Match Thread: FC Barcelona vs PSG [CL]
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There was a mood of doom of gloom after PSG put four goals past Barça in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie. But the last three weeks have provided plenty of time to digest that hefty setback, and going into the return leg the atmosphere is surprisingly upbeat.
No team has ever managed to turn around a four-goal deficit in UCL knockout history, but after seeing some glorious football in the last two games at the Camp Nou, there is a very strong belief among both players and fans that on Wednesday night from 8.45pm CET, we could be about to see one of the most remarkable comebacks in sporting history.
Barça are on a 14-match winning streak in the Champions League and few would dare bet against an extension of that run. But can they get the goals they need against another of the strongest teams in world football? While also ensuring that they don’t concede any at their own end? Just one PSG goal would leave the Catalans needing a minimum of six…
Nobody is saying it won’t be difficult. Very, very difficult. But as Luis Suárez said in his pre-match conference, “if any team can do this, Barça can.” We can but dare to dream…
Barça boss Luis Enrique knows full well what a difficult task lies ahead, but like his players, knows that if they give it their best shot, anything might happen. “We have to score a lot of goals, which we have done plenty of times before” he told a packed pressroom on Tuesday. “But let’s not get crazy, tomorrow we have nothing to lose and everything to win.”
“I am certain that at some point we will be close to evening up the score. And when get close, you raise morale, and your opponent starts getting discouraged.”
PSG coach Unai Emery knows Barça well from his days in La Liga as coach of Almería, Valencia and Sevilla and despite his team's advantage in the tie, he is taking nothng for granted. "We are playing against a great team and I have great respect for FC Barcelona. We have to try and continue from the first leg, attack and defend and win the individual battles," remarked the Basque boss.
Squad news Barça
Ter Stegen, Cillessen
S.Roberto, Piqué, Mascherano, Umtiti, Alba, Digne
Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Arda, Rafinha, Gomes
Messi, Suárez, Neymar, Alcácer
Masip, D.Suárez not called up
Vidal, Mathieu injured
Jeremy Mathieu and Aleix Vidal are both out with ankle injuries. But otherwise Barça, who trained for the last time on Tuesday morning, go into the game with the full works, with Javier Mascherano and Arda Turan both back to peak fitness.
Areola, Aurier, Ben Arfa, Cavani, Descamps, Di Maria, Draxler, Kimpembe, Krychocwiak, Kurzawa, Lo Celso, Lucas, Marquinhos, Matuidi, Maxwell, Meunier, Nkunku, Pastore, Rabiot, Motta, Silva, Trapp, Verratti
There were question marks over the heads of two of the most influential PSG players at the Parc des Pinces, Adrien Rabiot and Angel di Maria, but both are reportedly good to go and have been included in the squad. Former Barça man Thiago Motta, who missed the first leg though suspension, has also managed to put his calf trouble behind him.
Form guide Barça
WLWWWW | last: 5:0 W vs Celta Vigo
A repeat of any of Barça’s three earlier results in Champions League games at the Camp Nou this season would be enough to at least take the game with PSG into extra time. Celtic were battered 7-0 and both Borussia Mönchengladbach and Manchester City went down 4-0. What’s more, either the 6-1 defeat of Sporting Gijón or 5-0 rout of Celta in the last two Liga games would also suffice. So it’s not as if Barça are being asked to do anything that they haven’t already done before.
WWDWWW | last: 1:0 W vs Nancy
But they are up against a PSG side that’s on an unbeaten run of 14 games in all competitions, including an impressive 5-1 win in the French classico away to Marseille just ten days ago. It still leaves them three points adrift of Ligue 1 leaders Monaco, but finding weak spots in a team on such fine form is not going to be easy.
Last encounter 14.02.2017 - PSG 4:0 Barça [Liga] | Post Match Thread | Highlights | Match Report
Barça are totally outplayed by a brilliant PSG.
Ter Stegen - Sergi, Pique, Umtiti, Alba - Iniesta, Busquets, Gomes - Messi, Suarez, Neymar
Subs: Rafinha (Gomes 58'), Rakitic (Iniesta 73')
1:0 - Di Maria
2:0 - Draxler
3:0 - Di Maria
4:0 - Cavani
NEYMAR, Ter Stegen
Match Analysis Thread
Post match reactions
- imperuvio: Shades of Bayern - Believe me when I say this. Go watch the match in 2013. Either leg, doesn’t matter. Today was a carbon copy, except much worse. - This is why people have been crying Lucho out since last season. Some have been worried and rightly so, because something like this could happen again. And it did. - Do you know why we are outnumbered when we attack? Do you know why we are outnumbered when we defend? Do you know why Neymar has to dribble through everyone? - Because our midfield sucks. - Wait, no. We don’t have a midfield. - That’s right. A Barcelona team without a midfield. We would make Cruyff roll in his grave. I'm not just talking about the midfield three. I'm talking about the whole team functioning as a unit in the middle of the park. Yes that means you Roberto. - Do we even practice rondos anymore? Do we even fitness anymore? With all due reverence to Messi and Iniesta, in over a decade of watching them, both had their worst games on the same day, in the worst occasion possible. - Iniesta uninspired, Messi was the worst player on the pitch tonight. - I can accept a loss. But this is not the way to lose. Absolutely shameful and we deserved to lose by more than four goals. Yes you read that right.
- kostya8: This must be what our opponents' fans usually feel after playing us. Barça has had many bad games, but rarely ones where we get completely dominated for 90 minutes. Always feels weird. - That aside, the team has to be ashamed for this performance, and Emery made Lucho look clueless. The defense easily crumbled under pressure; the midfield was fucking non-existent; Busquets constantly overextending; every single second ball went to PSG; acres of space between the lines... Add to that a complete lack of urgency even when 3-0 down. Just terrible. Hats off to PSG though, unbelievable display. - That being said, if there is a team that can dig themselves out of a deep hole, it's Barcelona. Let's not forget that we still have the best attacking force in the world. I si tots animem, guanyarem.
- decho: As a long time Barca fan, this is one of the worst performances I have ever witnessed. No plan, no strategy, no tactics. Emery and his team seemed like they were on cocaine. Outsmarted and outplayed us, period. The result itself is embarassing, but the pill that is hard to swallow is that we played like utter shit.
- det0xx: This has been Barcelona's season in a nutshell. Play absolutely like shit and hope to be saved by individual brilliance. I've said it few times already but I'll say it again Luis Enrique has been found out. Hes not a tactician. He is stubborn and sometimes his subs don't make sense. Not only that but I truly believe he shares no motivation to the players. Can't blame him fully because at a club like Barca it's stressful and the demand is high.
History, Stats, Facts This is the fourth time that the sides have met in the Champions League since April 2013. Before the fateful meeting three weeks ago, Barça were on a three-match winning streak against the French club, although none of those results (3-1 and 2-0 at home and 3-1 in Paris) would be enough to prevent Barça from missing out on the quarter finals for the first time since going out to Liverpool in 2007.
- FC Barcelona’s 5-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday marked a full round of matches in the league without defeat, since losing to the same side in October.
- This is the first time this season that Barça have strung together six consecutive wins in the league (Athletic Club, Alavés, Leganés, Atlético Madrid, Sporting Gijón and Celta Vigo were the teams in this streak)
- Leo Messi is the first player this season to score in six consecutive league matches, in which time he has netted eight goals.
- Every time Samuel Umtiti has started a league match for Barça, the Catalans have won. That’s 15 out of 15
- Most goals in La Liga: 23 - Messi | 20 - Suárez | 18 - C.Ronaldo
- Most assists in La Liga (whoscored): 9 - Suárez, Kroos | 8 - Neymar, Piatti | 7 - Messi
- Most goals & assists in La Liga: 30 - Messi | 29 - Suárez
- Best rating (whoscored) in La Liga: 8.45 - Neymar | 8.34 - Messi | 7.78 - Suárez
- Best rating (whoscored) in La Liga: 7.18 - Barça | 7.13 - Real Madrid | 6.98 - Atlético Madrid | 6.90 - Sevilla
- Most goals in La Liga: 76 - Barça | 67 - Real Madrid | 49 - Sevilla | 48 - Atlético Madrid
- Least goals conceded in La Liga: 19 - Villarreal | 21 - Barça | 22 - Atlético Madrid | 26 - Real Madrid
- Best GD in La Liga: +55 - Barça | +41 - Real Madrid | +26 - Atlético Madrid | 20 - Sevilla
- Best striker duo in european leagues: 43 - Messi & Suárez
- Undefeated streak in La Liga: 19 games
- Undefeated streak at home: 18 games
Photos and Videos
Where to watch the game
- Vote - 64% were correct against Celta Vigo
Other games 07.3 - 20:45 : Arsenal 1:5 Bayern [CL] 2:10
07.3 - 16:15 : Napoli 1:3 Real Madrid [CL] 2:6
08.3 - 17:00 : Barça vs PSG [CL] 0:4
08.3 - 16:15 : Dortmund vs Benfica [CL] 0:1
09.3 - 21:05 : Celta Vigo vs Krasnodar [EL]
12.3 : Deportivo vs Barça [Liga]
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Leagues are starting soon and I was making a bet that seems really good and factor is 200 and I wonder if this is smart thing to do, i know im playing on obvious games but i was thinking of it for couple hours and couldnt think of 1 thing that can go wrong and winning 2k by trying it out for 10€ doesnt seem wrong. Bet: submitted by michaelcorleone123 to SoccerBetting [link] [comments]
Chievo - Juve 2&2+
Lazio - Napoli BTS
Torino - Roma x2
Atalanta - Frosinone 1
Bayern - Hoffenheim 1&2+
Dortmund - Leipzig BTS
Freiburg - Eintracht Frankfurt x2
PSG - Caen 1-1&3+
Nantes - Monaco x2
Arsenal - City x2
Valencia - Atletico Madrid x2
Celta Vigo - Espanyol - 1x
Barcelona - Alaves 1
Hertha - Nunberg Team 1 to score over 0.5
Wolfsburg - Schalke Team 2 to score over 0.5
Newcastle - Totenham Team 2 over 0.5
Werder Bremen vs Hannover Team 1 to score over 0.5
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Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano odds, preview and predictions
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Sunday 01/02/2016, 20:30, Spain Primera Division, Round 22 Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano Preview One week after denying Valencia victory at home, Rayo Vallecano start and other match in a strong fashion and scored early in the game. By halftime, they were already three games ahead of Celta Vigo and a dedicated the remaining 45 minutes to defending the lead. If they managed to pull off something similar against Deportivo their chances to avoid relegation will improve significantly. Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano Odds At 188bet Deportivo 1.80, Draw 3.40, Rayo Vallecano 5.00 Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano Tips Deportivo achieve something almost incredible by avoiding defeat for two straight months and as a result climbed all the way to the sixth place. Unfortunately for them, 2016 was largely disappointing and the team is still searching for its first victory after six games. Three defeats and just as many draws are hardly the way to start the new year, but there are reasons to expect a better outcome tonight. The home side still misses three players, but they are evenly scattered across all three departments, so it should be easier to replace them. The emphasis is on strengthening the back line, because Deportivo allowed at least one goal in all the games played this year, while scoring few of its own. Rayo Vallecano is ravaged by injuries and it is nothing short of a miracle that they managed to play so well over the last two weeks. Elimination from Copa del Rey is going to help them rest key players, so they will avoid picking up additional injuries. Even so, the fact that the backline Mrs. three players is going to be a huge problem if the home side decided to play offensive football. Rayo Vallecano has the reputation of playing aggressively both at home and on the road, but this is rather a consequence of their inability to defend narrow lead. As long as they got a chance at scoring goals, they will keep chasing it, even if this means that large breaches will appear in their defenses. Key Facts Rayo Vallecano won just once on the road, while Deportivo lost two out of 10 games at home. In 9 head to head games played in La Coruna, the hosts were invincible and six games ended undecided. Deportivo vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction The biggest threat for punters contemplating the possibility of betting on this fixture is for the game to end undecided. This was the outcome of six head to head games, but as long as 18bet offers odds of 1.80, it is worth considering such a bet. The hosts are virtual he at full strength, while the visitors have six players injured and a couple of footballers doubtful, so they are unlikely to play at 100%. Bet: Deportivo @ 1.80 with 188bet
Las Palmas vs Celta Vigo odds, preview and predictions
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Sunday 31/01/2016, 19:00, Spain Primera Division, Round 22 Las Palmas vs Celta Vigo Preview Las Palmas is yet to win a game on the road, which makes it the only team in the Spanish first flight still chasing a victory away from home. In front of their fans however they been slightly better and their opponents dread the long flights to the Canary Islands. Once again they will have home pitch advantage against Celta Vigo, one of the least predictable teams in the division. Las Palmas vs Celta Vigo Odds At Unibet Las Palmas 2.55, Draw 3.30, Celta Vigo 2.70 Las Palmas vs Celta Vigo Tips Celta Vigo started the season extremely well and for a while they were tied for the lead or within striking distance from both Barcelona and Real Madrid. In 2016, they were unable to win back-to-back victories and they are slowly but surely plummeting through the standings. At the time of writing, they are still clinging to their Europa League place, but they need to improve their performance on the road. One of the things that make Celta Vigo such a difficult opponent is that they are never intimidated by top teams and play the same offensive football. On the other hand, they have dropped plenty of points against mediocre opponents and this could be a huge problem on Sunday. Celta Vigo only has Diaz unfit to play, whereas the home side has three players doubtful ahead of this fixture, including two defenders. The busy schedule is taking its toll and with Las Palmas playing in the Copa del Rey, the footballers have little time to rest. The team is still alive and kicking in the competition and just took on Valencia, so fatigue is going to be a problem. Las Palmas starts as the underdog even when it has home pitch advantage and regardless of what opponent comes to the islands. Against Celta Vigo they will use the same proven strategy of defending with all lines, until they got an opportunity to score on the counterattack. Unfortunately for them, recent games have gone out of hand and they found themselves caught in a game of scoring one more goal than the opponent. Key Facts Celta Vigo has no injured players and no reason to arrest footballers, so they will be hoping to claim all three points against Las Palmas. Home pitch advantage will mean little in this fixture, with the host playing defense and the visitors taking the initiative. Las Palmas vs Celta Vigo Prediction Celta Vigo would make for an interesting bet on the road at odds of 2.55, but punters have a safer alternative at decent odds. At Unibet you can bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored and enjoy odds of 2.10, a tempting proposition even the defensive weakness showed by both teams in January. Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.10 with Unibet
Today's Matches [2016-10-16]
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Football League Championship
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|Huddersfield Town ||11 : 00 || Sheffield Wednesday |
Russian Premier League
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|1. FC Union Berlin ||11 : 30 || Hannover 96 |
|Karlsruher SC ||11 : 30 || 1. FC Nürnberg |
|TSV 1860 München ||11 : 30 || Fortuna Düsseldorf |
Swiss Super League
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|Chemnitzer FC ||12 : 00 || 1. FSV Mainz 05 B |
|FSV Frankfurt ||12 : 00 || Fortuna Köln |
Belgian Pro League
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|FC Voluntari ||12 : 30 || Târgu Mureș |
|Steaua Bucureşti ||17 : 30 || Gaz Metan Mediaș |
Super liga Srbije
Super League Greece
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|Sparta Praha ||13 : 00 || Vysočina Jihlava |
AFC U19 Championship
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|Saudi Arabia U19 ||13 : 30 || Thailand U19 |
|South Korea U19 ||16 : 30 || Bahrain U19 |
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|1. FSV Mainz 05 ||13 : 30 || SV Darmstadt 98 |
|VfL Wolfsburg ||15 : 30 || RB Leipzig |
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|Termalica Bruk-Bet ||13 : 30 || Jagiellonia Białystok |
|Lech Poznań ||16 : 00 || Wisła Kraków |
Austrian Football Bundesliga
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|SV Mattersburg ||14 : 30 || Austria Wien |
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|Universidad de Concepción ||18 : 30 || Colo-Colo |
|Universidad de Chile ||21 : 00 || O'Higgins |
Major League Soccer
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|Chicago Fire ||19 : 00 || New England Revolution |
|DC United ||19 : 00 || New York City FC |
|Montreal Impact ||19 : 00 || Toronto FC |
|New York Red Bulls ||19 : 00 || Columbus Crew SC |
|Philadelphia Union ||19 : 00 || Orlando City |
|FC Dallas ||21 : 00 || Seattle Sounders |
|Houston Dynamo ||21 : 00 || LA Galaxy |
|Portland Timbers ||21 : 00 || Colorado Rapids |
|Real Salt Lake ||21 : 00 || Sporting KC |
|San Jose Earthquakes ||21 : 00 || Vancouver Whitecaps |
Brasileiro Série A
North American Soccer League
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Today's Matches [2017-05-07]
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|Sporting Clube de Portugal ||10 : 45 || Belenenses |
|CD Tondela ||15 : 00 || Vitória de Setúbal |
|Vitória de Guimarães ||17 : 00 || Arouca |
|Rio Ave ||19 : 15 || Benfica |
Football League Championship
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|Aston Villa ||11 : 00 || Brighton & Hove Albion |
|Brentford ||11 : 00 || Blackburn Rovers |
|Bristol City ||11 : 00 || Birmingham City |
|Burton Albion ||11 : 00 || Reading |
|Huddersfield Town ||11 : 00 || Cardiff City |
|Newcastle United ||11 : 00 || Barnsley |
|Norwich City ||11 : 00 || Queens Park Rangers |
|Nottingham Forest ||11 : 00 || Ipswich Town |
|Rotherham United ||11 : 00 || Derby County |
|Sheffield Wednesday ||11 : 00 || Fulham |
|Wigan Athletic ||11 : 00 || Leeds United |
|Wolves ||11 : 00 || Preston North End |
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
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|Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk ||11 : 00 || Karpaty Lviv |
|Zirka Kropyvnytskyi ||14 : 00 || Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk |
|Dynamo Kyiv ||16 : 30 || FC Oleksandriya |
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|SpVgg Greuther Fürth ||11 : 30 || Karlsruher SC |
|VfB Stuttgart ||11 : 30 || Erzgebirge Aue |
|VfL Bochum ||11 : 30 || Arminia Bielefeld |
Swiss Super League
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|Chemnitzer FC ||12 : 00 || SC Preußen Münster |
Belgian Pro League
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|Stade Rennais ||13 : 00 || Montpellier |
|Olympique Lyonnais ||15 : 00 || Nantes |
|Olympique de Marseille ||19 : 00 || OGC Nice |
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|IFK Göteborg ||13 : 00 || Kalmar FF |
|Östersunds FK ||13 : 00 || Hammarby IF |
|Jönköpings Södra IF ||15 : 30 || AFC Eskilstuna |
|Örebro SK ||15 : 30 || Djurgårdens IF |
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|Termalica Bruk-Bet ||13 : 30 || Lech Poznań |
|Pogoń Szczecin ||16 : 00 || Legia Warszawa |
Austrian Football Bundesliga
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|Rheindorf Altach ||14 : 30 || Austria Wien |
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|Rudar Velenje ||14 : 55 || Olimpija Ljubljana |
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|Everton ||15 : 00 || Colo-Colo |
|Deportes Iquique ||17 : 45 || Deportes Antofagasta |
|Huachipato ||20 : 15 || Universidad Católica |
Major League Soccer
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|Minnesota United ||17 : 30 || Sporting KC |
|New York City FC ||20 : 00 || Atlanta United FC |
Football League One
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|Fleetwood Town ||17 : 30 Agg 0-1 || Bradford City |
|Scunthorpe United ||17 : 30 Agg 0-0 || Millwall |
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|Flamengo ||19 : 00 Agg 1-0 || Fluminense |
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|Corinthians ||19 : 00 Agg 3-0 || Ponte Preta |
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|Atlético Mineiro ||19 : 00 Agg 0-0 || Cruzeiro |
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|Novo Hamburgo ||19 : 00 Agg 2-2 || Internacional |
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Espnayol: Striking Out (February through May 2015)
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- Torsiglieri 74 (+2) Duarte 53 (+3)
- Sevilla 72 (+2) Carmona 67 (+1)
- Yesil 66 (+3) Tobias F. 70 (+1)
We face 7 games in the shortest month of the year, averaging a game every 4 days as we have to make up for the games missed due to January's cup scheduling. I fear the heavy scheduling could affect our current form.
- News The Moreno cash was put to use in signing two 4* scouts that are scouting Cameroon and Spain, while also adding two more 3* scouts to my GTN.
- A vs Sevilla, L 3-2 (Baston, Oliveira) - Life after Moreno starts poorly as the Colotto-Torsiglieri combo lets up early.
- H vs Celta Vigo, D 1-1 (Baston) - Borja has started brightly, but the defence is still shakey.
- A vs Valencia, L 2-1 (Yesil) - A large portion of the side is rotated for their cup counterparts, and it results in another defeat.
- H vs Eibar, W 2-0 (Canas, Oliveira) - My biggest cheer came when Torsiglieri actually won a header! Seriously though it was an easy win, and a good relief from the months form.
- A vs Malaga, L 4-0 - We are stunned by Malaga as a full cup squad rotation should have at least held their own, instead collapsing.
- H vs Real Madrid, L 5-4 (Oliveira, Gonzalez 3) - Their attack, now boasting Falcao and Aguero, is just something else. Though as you can see the Madrid defence is nothing special.
- A vs Getafe, W 2-1 (Oliveira, Gonzalez) - The performance was solid, and we are happy to have edged it, hopefully we can restore some of the confidence that seems to have been hammered out of us.
A torrid month where nothing would click just the way we needed it to led to us dropping down the table and landing in 8th, at least we have some relief in that we are still only two points off of Europe - but unless things pick up quickly that'll count for nothing.
Neymar is still the top scorer with 14 to his name, the Barca forward impressing.
Villalba has turned provider since his move to the wing, now standing top of the rankings with 9 assists.
Oblak took his clean sheet tally to 9, taking the top place. March 2015
- Oliveira 74 (+3)
- Gonzalez 73 (+1)
- Pol Llonch 57 (+3)
Kameni was injured during training, missing a few weeks of the month, an important month as it turns out, as we try to get our derailed European charge back on track.
- H vs Cordoba, L 1-0 - Surprisingly lacklustre display as we appear to have been hindered by the heavy February a little later than anticipated.
- News Canas was injured for 4 weeks and Sevilla for 4 months as 2/3rds of my midfield was wiped out in a single game.
- A vs Real Sociedad, L 2-1 (Baston) - We fell two behind in the 63rd minute, and ended up controlling the game from there. Baston's 84th minute goals gave us hope, but we just couldn't get in for the equaliser.
- A vs Deportivo, D 1-1 (Abraham) - Frustrating draw as we should have got a win, only to fail in our conversion attempts.
- H vs Atletico Madrid, D 2-2 (Oliveira, Gonzalez) - Good draw as we probably deserved to lose this time out, our little Mexican bailing us out in the last minutes.
Another negative month as as we fail to win in 4 games and only the two wins in the last 11 games we've played which has seen the momentum completely stopped dead. We are now 7 points off of Europe, having to settle for joint 9th.
Neymar had a very good month, firing in 5 more goals taking his leading tally up to 19th.
Villalba continued his good form for us, 10 assists.
Beto caught up Oblak in the clean sheets charts with 12, as the keepers are winning. April 2015
- Colotto 73 (-2) Lanzarotte 70 (-2)
- Villalba 74 (+4)
- Baston 71 (+1)
Month opens with Granada trying to poach me for their managers position, though I can't see how dropping down the league to manage a worse club will help me turn Espanyol's season around - which by the way pretty much hinges on the next 6 games.
- H vs Elche, L 2-1 (Victor Sanchez) - The ref must have had a bet on a Elche win, some terrible decisions including a quite blatant foul on Villalba in the box that wasn't given.
- A vs Villareal, L 2-1 (Oliveira) - Might have got a point, but for another Colotto error, Moreno may have had a problem.
- H vs Athletic Bilbao, L 2-1 (Villalba) - 3rd straight 2-1 defeat is astounding, especially as it was ANOTHER headed defeated.
- A vs Levante, W 3-2 (Gonzalez 2, Oliveira) - We dominated the game and it was far from a competitive game, only more defensive errors making it close.
- H vs Barcelona, L 2-0 - A quite comfortable defeat, frankly I'm just thankful that it was only two.
- A vs Granada, D 1-1 (Gonzalez) - Performances have begun to reflect the exhausted state we are in.
Things since January have been abysmal, though we are still way above expectations. I can't help but feel disappointed with things, however it couldn't be helped as the clustered scheduling in February dominated things. What really got my goat was the fact we have had three spells since than that were two or three weeks without games, and only two international breaks.
Mandzukic leapt above Neymar in the scoring charts, now on 23 as the leading striker.
Vitolo caught Villalba's total of 10, moving to the head of the assists rankings.
Bravo, the Barcelona keeper, moved to the top of the clean sheets rankings with 15. May 2015
Southampton approached me, and I have to admit I was tempted but for a known bug in the game that would have probably seen me sacked by the 13th placed Premier League side, who wanted European football. Instead I decided I owed it to Espanyol to at least try and improve things next season, I will give it until January next year and assess how far things can go here.
- H vs Rayo Vallecano, W 1-0 (Gonzalez) - Winger's individual spark of brilliance led to a wonderful winner.
- A vs Eibar, W 2-0 (Baston, Oliveira) - A clean sheet is a rare occurrence, back to back clean sheets are something extraordinary this season.
- H vs Real Madrid, L 2-1 (Gonzalez) - Mexican's goal gave us a lead for 30 minutes before Torsiglieri saw red and we fell to a defeat.
- A vs Celta Vigo, W 2-1 (Oliveira, Canas) - Sergio's 17th goal made the difference as we end on a win.
And so we finish 10th in a way that showed just how mid table we are, 15 wins with 9 draws was balanced out with 14 defeats as we finished 9 points behind 9th place and a full 8 in front of 11th. We may have impressed going forward scoring 62 in the season, but the defence was awful as we conceded 59. Real Madrid took the title, 4 points ahead of Barcelona, for those that are interested.
Mandzukic finished top scorer for the league, a final tally of 23 goals. Oliveira finished 5th in the charts with 17 strikes from midfield that just impressed me.
Vitollo ended up edging the assists rankings with 11, though our striker turned winger Villalba did well with 10.
Bravo won golden gloves, with 16 clean sheets, Kameni wasn't even close if I'm honest, keeping just 3 clean sheets.
So that ended the season, I am revamping the defence in the summer if I get the budget to do so. We already have Angel coming in on a pre-contract, and I have no qualms about signing 3 more faces if needs be - Of course that's perhaps not the most realistic thing to do, but the investment is needed, which is realistic.
Thanks for reading! Espanyol: European Enforcements
Weekend of 11-13 January Tips
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I know many offline gamblers like to place their bets for the weekend all at once... so here are my picks. I don't have much to write about every game but I checked the tips from 2-3 sources so I'm predicting about 80 % of them will be right. Premier League
- QPR vs Tottenham Hotspur : Both to score @1.70
- Fulham vs Wigan Athletic : Both to score @1.65
- Norwich City vs Newcastle United : Both to score @1.70
- Manchester United vs Liverpool : Both to score @1.60; Over 2.5 @1.55; Longshots: X2 @1.85 ; United to win 2-1 @8.00
- Arsenal vs Manchester City : Both to socre @1.50 ; Over 3.5 @ 2.40
- Athletic Bilbao vs Rayo Vallecano : 1 @1.90 ; 1DNB @1.40
- Valladolid vs Mallorca : Mallorca to score @1.50
- Espanyol vs Celta Vigo : 1 @2.25 ; 1DNB @1.60 ; Celta Vigo to score @1.50 ; Over 2.5 @2.00
- Valencia vs Sevilla: 1 @2.00; Over 2.5 @1.75 *Real Sociedad vs Deportivo: Deportivo to score @1.50
- Atletico Madrid vs Zaragoza : Zaragoza to score @1.75
- Malaga vs Barcelona: Over 3.5 @2.05 ; Malaga to score @1.60; Malaga to score over 1.5 goals ; Messi to score over 1.5 goals
- Getafe vs Granada: Granada to score @1.50
- Saint-Etienne vs Toulouse: X2 @1.70
- Paris SG vs Ajaccio: 1 @1.20 ; H1 @1.57 ; Ajaccio to score @1.90 ; Over 2.5 @1.50
- Nancy vs Lille : 1X @1.75
- Montpellier vs Lorient : 2.5 Over @2.00
- Nice vs Valenciennes : 1 @2.05
- Bologna vs Chievo : Chievo to score @1.50 ; Both to score @1.80
- Inter Milan vs Pescara : Pescara to score @ 1.70
- Torino vs Siena : Draw at half time or full time @1.60
- Lazio vs Atalanta : H(-1)X @3.50 ; H(-1)X2 @1.45
- Udinese vs Fiorentina: both to score @1.60 ; Over 2.5 @1.90
- Cagliari vs Genoa : Cagliari to score @1.22
- Parma vs Juventus : Over 2.5 @1.75 ; Giovinco to score anytime
- Napoli vs Palermo : 1 @1.30
- Catania vs AS Roma : Both to score @1.37
You can watch Valencia vs. Celta Vigo live stream online if you are registered member of U-TV, the leading online betting company that has streaming coverage for more than 140.000 live sports events with live betting during the year. Celta Vigo vs Valencia predictions, match preview and betting tips by DamirJ on Saturday, 24 August 2019 - Spain Primera Liga - Odds: 2.10 In addition, Celta Vigo have not failed to find the back of the net in any of their last six LaLiga outings. As such, expect neither side to keep a clean sheet intact in this one. Valencia vs Celta Vigo Betting tips. Valencia to win @ 1.70 (7/10) Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5). That said we believe there is greater value in betting for each side to score. Celta Vigo vs. Valencia Head to Head. The two sides have played each other 29 times with Celta Vigo banking 8 wins and Valencia winning 11 matches. 10 matches have ended in a draw. Looking at their eight most recent matches, here is how things turned out: Celta Vigo vs Valencia predictions, match preview and betting tips by Florin66 on Saturday, 24 August 2019 - Spain Primera Liga - Odds: 1.92