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Marseille v Nantes

France Ligue 1

2013-12-06 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-05 19:37:16)

TEAM NEWS:

Marseille playmaker Mathieu Valbuena (shoulder - 16 games/1 goal) is out up to six weeks, also striker Dimitri Payet (calf - 14 games/4 goals), defender Laurent Abergel (thigh) and striker Andre Ayew Pele (knee - 10 games/2 goals) are still out.

Nantes without defender Gabriel Alejandro Cichero (hamstring - 4 games).

Possible Line-Ups:

Marseille: Mandanda, Morel, Diawara, N`Kolou, Abdallah, Cheyrou, Romao, Imbula, Payet, Thauvin, Gignac.

Nantes: Riou, Alhadhur, Cissokho, Vizcarondo, Djilobodji, Veretout, Bedoya, Deaux, Nicolita, Gakpe, Djordjevic.


FC Cartagena v Barcelona

Spain Copa del Rey

2013-12-06 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-06 10:11:19)

Barcelona with their B team - missing are goalkeeper Victor Valdes (13 app), defenders Daniel Alves (11 apps/2 goals), Gerard Pique (12 apps), playmakers Xavi (12 apps/2 goals) and Iniesta (15 apps), midfelder Tello (9 apps), star man Lionel Messi (11 apps/8 goals - top scorer).


Monaco v Ajaccio

France Ligue 1

2013-12-08 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-08 10:47:36)

TEAM NEWS:

Monaco are missing top-scorer Radamel Falcao (thigh muscle strain, 14 games/9 goals), attacker Nacer Barazite (knee), midfielders Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (sprained ankle,13 games/3 goals) and Nabil Dirar (knee).

Ajaccio is still without midfielders Benoit Pedretti (Calf muscle strain, 9 games/1 goal), Ricardo Faty (Achilles tendonitis) and defenders Stefan Adrian Popescu (shoulder, 6 games), Denis Tonucci (Thigh muscle strain, 3 games) and Ronald Zubar (Thigh muscle strain). Attackers Adrian Mutu (back, 9 games) is also out, while Gadji Celi Carmen Junior Tallo (illnes, 5 games/1 goal) is doubtful. Attacker Aboubakar Demba is back after suspension, but Ajaccio will be without suspended Joshua Nadeau (3 games).

Possible Line-Ups:

Monaco: Subasic, Kuzawa, Abidal, Ricardo Carvalho, Raggi, Toulalan, Oubadi, Joao Moutinho, Rodriguez, Martial, Riviera.

Ajaccio: Ochoa, Bonnart, Dielna, Hengbart, Perozo, Mostefa, Goncalves, Oliech, Cavalli, Demba, Eduardo.


Vitoria Setubal v Academica

Portugal Primeira Liga

2013-12-09 20:15:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 14:02:50)

TEAM NEWS:

Vitoria Setubal missing key midfielders Paulo Tavares (9 apps/3 goals) and Tiago Terroso (9 apps/1 goal).

Academica ok.


Olympiakos v Anderlecht

Champions League

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 20:53:12)

UPDATE:     CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Olympiakos: Roberto, Holebas, Manolas, Salino, Machado, Samaris, Fuster, Siovas, Campbell, Saviola, Olaitan.

Anderlecht: Proto, N'Sakala, Kouyate, Mbemba, Vanden Borre, Milivojevic, Praet, Kljestan, Gillet, Najar, Mitrovic.

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TEAM NEWS:

Olympiakos missing star striker Konstantinos Mitroglou (foot), also defender Giannis Maniatis is suspended.

Anderlecht without striker Matias Suarez (knee), also striker Massimo Bruno is suspended.

Possible Line-ups:

Olympiakos: Gago, Nong, Manolas, Papadopoulos, Weiss, Samaris, Fuster, Holebas, Campbell, Saviola, Olaitan.

Anderlecht: Proto, Gillet, Deschacht, Mbemba, Borre, Nuytinck, Milivojevic, N'Sakala, Praet, Mitrovic, Acheampong.

Info: Olympiakos know that they need only better Benfica's result against PSG to progress to the next stage, while Anderlecht are bottom and nothing to play for.


Galatasaray v Juventus

Champions League

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 21:05:47)

UPDATE:          CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Galatasaray: Muslera, Zan, Chedjou, Semih Kaya, Eboue, Melo, Inan, Sneijder, Riera, Drogba, Yılmaz.

Juventus: Buffon, Chiellini, Barzagli, Bonucci, Lichtsteiner, Pogba, Marchisio, Asamoah, Vidal, Tevez, Llorente. 

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TEAM NEWS:

Galatasaray missing Hamit Altintop (back), but goalkeeper Fernando Muslera has returned to training and playmaker Wesley Sneijder is also avalaible.

Juventus without Andrea Pirlo (knee), while Mirko Vucinic (knee) is doubtful.

Possible Line-ups;

Galatasaray: Muslera, Eboue, Gulselam, Chedjou, Riera, Melo, Inan, Zan, Sneijder, Drogba, Yilmaz.

Juventus: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Vidal, Pogba, Marchisio, Lichtsteiner, Asamoah, Llorente, Tevez.

Info: Galatasaray will reach the next stage if they win, while Juventus know a win or draw is enough to secure a place in the next stage.


FC Copenhagen v Real Madrid

Champions League

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 21:15:47)

UPDATE:    

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

FC Copenhagen:

Wiland, Jacobsen, Bengtsson, Mellberg, Sigurdsson, Claudemir, Delaney, Gíslason, Vetokele, Jorgensen, Toutouh SUBS: Jensen, Stadsgaard, Remmer, Kristensen, Bolanos, Santin, Pourie. Real Madrid: Casillas, Pepe, Marcelo, Arbeloa, Nacho, Alonso, Modric, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema. SUBS: Lopez, Carvajal, Casemiro, Di María, Illarramendi, Jese, Morata. STRONG REAL MADRID LINE-UP!!!!!

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TEAM NEWS:

FC Copenhagen missing Rurik Gislason and Daniel Braaten, also Nicolai Jorgensen is doubtful.

Real Madrid without Sergio Ramos who is suspended, also Sami Khedira, Raphael Varane and Fabio Coentrao are injured. While star man Cristiano Ronaldo remains a doubt and Gareth Bale may not be risked.

Possible Line-ups: 

FC Copenhagen: Wiland, Bengtsson, Sigurdsson, Mellberg, Jacobsen, Toutouh, Delaney, Claudemir, Bolanos, Vetokele, Braaten.

Real Madrid: Casillas, Carvajal, Nacho, Pepe, Marcelo, Alonso, Modric, Casemiro, Isco, Jese, Morata.

Info:  FC Copenhagen can still qualify if they win and Juventus and Galatasaray draw, while Real Madrid have already secured top spot in the group and wont take any chances with players who are carrying knocks or short of fitness.


Man Utd v Shakhtar Donetsk

Champions League

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 21:30:15)

UPDATE:        CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Evans, Buttner, Jones, Giggs, Young, Kagawa, Januzaj, Rooney SUBS: Lindegaard, Anderson, Nani, Cleverley, Valencia, Hernández, Van Persie.

Shakhtar Donetsk:

Pyatov, Kucher, Shevchuk, Rakitskiy, Stepanenko, Fred, Costa, Teixeira, Srna, Adriano, Taison.  SUBS: Kanibolotskiy, Kryvtsov, Hubschman, Bernard, Fernando, Eduardo, Ferreyra.

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TEAM NEWS:

Man Utd missing Michael Carrick (calf), while Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Chris Smalling and Marouane Fellaini all missed training this morning and may not be risked including Robin Van Persie (fitness).

Shakhtar Donetsk ok.

Possible Line-ups:

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Jones, Buttner, Anderson, Cleverley, Valencia, Young, Welbeck, Hernandez.

Shakhtar Donetsk: Pyatov, Srna, Kucher, Shevchuk, Rakitskiy, Hubschman, Costa, Fernando, Bernard, Teixeira, Adriano.

Info: Man Utd has already qualified for the next stage, so manager David Moyes will rest most of his key players, while Shakhtar Donetsk need to better Bayer Leverkusen's result to progress to the next stage.


Sociedad v Bayer Leverkusen

Champions League

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 21:53:20)

UPDATE:   CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Sociedad: Zubikarai, Martinez, Gonzalez, Ansotegi, Angel, Elustondo, Bergara, Pardo, Griezmann, Agirretxe, Vela.

Bayer Leverkusen: Leno, Spahic, Hegeler, Toprak, Donati, Rolfes, Bender, Can, Castro, Son Heung-Min, Kiessling.

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TEAM NEWS:

Sociedad missing Esteban Granero (knee), Inigo Martinez (hip) and Daniel Estrada (foot).

Bayer Leverkusen without Sidney Sam (thigh), Andres Palop (calf) and Roberto Hilbert (knee).

Possible Line-ups:

Sociedad: Bravo, De La Bella, Cadamuro, Gonzalez, Martinez, Bergara, Pardo, Griezmann, Prieto, Castro, Vela.

Bayer Leverkusen: Leno, Toprak, Donati, Spahic, Can, Rolfes, Bender, Hegeler, Castro, Son, Kiessling.

Info:  Sociedad are bottom of group and have nothing to play for, while Bayer Leverkusen need to win and hope Man Utd secure a positive result against Shakhtar if they're to progress to the next stage.


Bayern Munich v Man City

Champions League

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 22:07:52)

UPDATE:

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Alaba, Dante, Boateng, Lahm, Thiago, Kroos, Ribery, Gotze, Muller, Mandzukic.  SUBS: Starke, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Contento, Javi Martínez, Shaqiri, Pizarro.

Man City: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Demichelis, Kolarov, Milner, García, Navas, Silva, Fernandinho, Dzeko.  SUBS: Pantilimon, Kompany, Zabaleta, Boyata, Rodwell, Negredo, Aguero.

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TEAM NEWS:

Bayern Munich missing Bastian Schweinsteiger (ankle) and Arjen Robben (knee).

Man City without Yaya Toure who is suspended, also Gael Clichy (foot), Matija Nastasic (calf) and Stevan Jovetic (calf) are out injured. While captain Vincent Kompany may not be risked after his return on Saturday.

Possible Line-ups:

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Alaba, Dante, Boateng, Rafinha, Lahm, Kroos, Alcantara, Muller, Ribery, Gotze.

Man City: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Demichelis, Kolarov, Garcia, Fernandinho, Milner, Navas, Dzeko, Negredo. 

Info:  Bayern Munich have all but guaranteed top spo, but won't take any risks and should field a strong team, while Man City have already qualified for the next stage, so manager Manuel Pellegrini will rest several first team players ahead of the early kick-off match on Saturday in the vital game with Arsenal.


Viktoria Plzen v CSKA Moscow

Champions League

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 22:20:28)

UPDATE:         CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Viktoria Plzen: Kozacik, Limbersky, Prochazka, Rajtoral, Cisovsky, Horvath, Horava, Petrzela, Kolar, Tecl, Duris.

CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Ignashevich, A.Berezutski, Karavaev, Schennikov, Wernbloom, Dzagoev, Elm, Tosic, Milanov, Musa.

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TEAM NEWS:

Viktoria Plzen ok.

CSKA Moscow missing Seydou Doumbia (thigh), Vasili Berezutski (knee), Mário Fernandes (knee) and Aleksandrs Cauņa (toe).

Possible Line-ups:

Viktoria Plzen: Kozacik, Hubnik, Prochazka, Cisovsky, Rajtoral, Horava, Horvath, Duris, Kolar, Petrzela, Tecl.

CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Nababkin, A.Berezoutski, Schennikov, Honda, Tosic, Wernbloom, Elm, Musa, Vitinho.

Info:  Viktoria Plzen need a two-goal victory for third place and a place in the Europa League, while CSKA Moscow know a draw will secure third place and a spot in the Europa League.


Benfica v PSG

Champions League

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-09 22:24:56)

UPDATE:

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Benfica: Artur, Luisao, Pereira, Garay, Sílvio, Fejsa, Gaitan, Matic, Perez, Lima, Markovic.

PSG: Sirigu, Marquinhos, Camara, Digne, Traore, Menez, Motta, Rabiot, Pastore, Lucas, Cavani    

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TEAM NEWS:

Benfica without Oscar Cardozo (back), Ruben Amorim (knee) and Eduardo Salvio (groin).

PSG missing Gregory van der Wiel and Marco Verratti who are both suspended, while coach Laurent Blanc is expected to field an experimental lineup. 

Possible Line-ups:

Benfica: Moraes, Luisao, Garay, Almeida, Matic, Perez, Fejsa, Gaitan, Lima, Markovic, Rodrigo.

PSG: Douchez, Jallet, Marquinhos, Maxwell, Digne, Motta, Pastore, Rabiot, Menez, Cavani, Lavezzi.

Info: Benfica are level on points with Olympiakos and need to better their result to progress to the next stage, while PSG have already progressed to the next stage, so likely to field a weaker line-up of fringe & reserve players, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic being rested.


Fleetwood Town v Rotherham

England Football League Trophy

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-10 12:51:40)

TEAM NEWS:

Fleetwood attacking options have been boosted as on-loan strikers Nathan Tyson and Daniel Carr have both been given permission by their parent clubs to play tonight. But Jamille Matt (ankle) and David Ball (shoulder) remain long-term absentees.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans is struggling to name a team after his squad has been struck by an illness bug which saw 5 players sent home from the club's training ground on Monday and Evans will run the rule on Tuesday morning. Also Michael O'Connor (thigh), Rob Milson (back) and Pablo Mills (leg) remain out.


Oldham v Chesterfield

England Football League Trophy

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-10 13:12:29)

TEAM NEWS:

Oldham have a major injury doubt with winger James Dayton (ankle), also midfielder James Wesolowski (hamstring) will have a late test.

Chesterfield are missing 6 players as striker Armand Gnanduillet (hamstring), winger Gary Roberts (hamstring), midfielders Jay O'Shea (illness) and Sam Morsy (knee), defender Nathan Smith (ankle) are out injured, also midfielder Callum McFadzean who is on-loan from Sheff Utd is ineligible having already featured in the competition,


Swindon v Stevenage

England Football League Trophy

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-10 14:19:51)

TEAM NEWS:

Swindon without full-back Nathan Byrne who is suspended, otherwise manager Mark Cooper have no other slection problems.

Stevenage missing striker Darius Charles (ankle).


Newport v Peterborough

England Football League Trophy

2013-12-10 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-10 14:24:59)

TEAM NEWS:

Newport boss Justin Edinburgh could rotate his line-up tonight, they are missing striker Chris Zebroski who remains sidelined after suffering a large cartilage tear and a dislocated kneecap.

Peterborough are boosted by the return of four players, midfielders Jack Payne (illness), Kane Ferdinand (cup-tied) and Joe Newell (thigh) and striker Kyle Vassell (cup-tied), but captain Tommy Rowe (knee), defenders Craig Alcock (calf) and Gabriel Zakuani (Achilles) and midfielder Danny Kearns (hip) are missing.


Barcelona v Celtic

Champions League

2013-12-11 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-11 00:04:35)

UPDATE:     CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Barcelona: Pinto, Montoya, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Roberto, Pedro, Sanchez, Neymar.

Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Ambrose, van Dijk, Lustig, Biton, Brown, Ledley, Samaras, Boerrigter, Pukki.

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TEAM NEWS:

Barcelona missing Lionel Messi (hamstring), Víctor Valdes (calf), Daniel Alves (calf) and Jordi Alba (thigh), also Cesc Fabregas is suspended.

Celtic without Beram Kayal (foot), Tom Rogic (knee) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles), also Emilio Izaguirre is suspended.

Barcelona (possible): Pinto, Adriano, Puyol, Pique, Montoya, Iniesta, Busquets, Xavi, Sanchez, Pedro, Neymar.

Celtic (possible): Forster, Lustig, Dijk, Ambrose, Mulgrew, Brown, Kayal, Commons, Pukki, Stokes, Samaras.

Info:  Barcelona need only a draw to guarantee them top spot, while Celtic have nothing to play for.


A.C Milan v Ajax

Champions League

2013-12-11 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-11 00:20:19)

UPDATES:     CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

A.C.Milan: Abbiati, De Sciglio, Zapata, Constant, Bonera, Muntari, Montolivo, De Jong, Kaka, Balotelli, El Shaarawy.

Ajax: Cillessen, Van Rhijn, Moisander, Blind, Denswil, Poulsen, Schone, Serero, Fischer, Krkic, Klaassen 

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TEAM NEWS:

A.C.Milan missing Ignazio Abate (ankle), Robinho (shoulder) and Valter Birsa (thigh).

Ajax without Nicolai Boilesen (hamstring), Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (ankle) and Siem de Jong (hamstring), also Joel Veltman is suspended.

A.C.Milan (possible): Abbiati, Emanuelson, Zapata, Mexes, Sciglio, Poli, de Jong, Montolivo, Kaka, El Shaarawy, Balotelli.

Ajax (possible): Cillessen, Van Rhijn, Moisander, Denswil, Ligeon, Klaassen, Blind, Serero, Schone, Hoesen, Fischer.

Info:  A.C.Milan only need a draw to progress, while Ajax need a win in order to progress to last 16.


Napoli v Arsenal

Champions League

2013-12-11 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-11 00:37:40)

UPDATE:      CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Napoli: Cabral, Maggio, Fernadez, Armero, Albiol, Callejon, Dzemaili, Behrami, Higuaín, Mertens, Pandev. 

Arsenal: Szczesny, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Flamimi, Rosicky, Arteta, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud

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TEAM NEWS:

Napoli missing Marek Hamsik (foot), Camilo Zuniga (knee) and Giandomenico Mesto (knee), goalkeeper Pepe Reina (thigh) is a doubt. Also Anthony Reveillere is not eligible to play in the Champions League.

Arsenal without Bacary Sagna (hamstring), Lukas Podolski (fitness) and Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain (knee).

Napoli (possible): Cabral, Armero, Britos, Albiol, Maggio, Inler, Behrami, Mertens, Pandev, Callejon, Higuain.

Arsenal (possible): Szczesny, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud.


Marseille v B.Dortmund

Champions League

2013-12-11 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-11 00:50:48)

UPDATE:     CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Marseille: Mandanda, Mendes, Diawara, Mendy, Fanni, Cheyrou, Lemina, Payet, Gignac, Thauvin, Khalifa

B.Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Sarr, Papastathopoulos, Durm, Kehl, Reus, Błaszczykowski, Sahin, Grosskreutz, Lewandowski, Mkhitaryan.

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TEAM NEWS:

Marseille without Nicolas N'Koulou and Alaixys Romao who are both suspended, also Mathieu Valbuena (shoulder) and Andre Ayew (knee).

B.Dortmund missing Sven Bender (ankle), Mats Hummels (ankle), Marcel Schmelzer (calf), Neven Subotic (knee) and Ilkay Gundogan (back), also Nuri Sahin (ankle) is doubtful.

Marseille (possible): Mandanda, Morel, Diawara, Mendes, Fanni, Cheyrou, Imbula, Lemina, Payet, Gignac, Thauvin.

B.Dortmund (possible): Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Friedrich, Papastathopoulos, Durm, Grosskreutz, Kehl, Blaszczykowski, Reus, Mkhitaryan, Lewandowski.


Chelsea v Steaua Bucharest

Champions League

2013-12-11 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-11 01:01:38)

UPDATE:    CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Chelsea: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Terry, Lampard, Oscar, Mikel, Hazard, Willian, Ba

Steaua Bucharest: Tatarusanu, Szukała, Gardoş, Latovlevici, Georgievski, Pintilii, Chipciu, Pîrvulescu, Stanciu, Iancu, Kapetanos

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TEAM NEWS:

Chelsea missing David Luiz (knee), Oscar (ankle) and Schurrle (calf). Coach Jose Mourinho said in a press conference this afternoon that he will make 3/4 changes to his team.

Steaua Bucharest without Alexandru Bourceanu who is suspended, also Lucian Filip (broken leg).

Chelsea (possible): Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Hazard, Mata, Demba-Ba.

Steaua Bucharest (possible): Tatarusanu, Latovlevici, Szukala, Gardos, Prepelita, Chipciu, Tanase, Bourceanu, Neagu, Popa, Piovaccari.

Info:  Chelsea have already qualified for last 16, while Steaua Bucharest have nothing to play for.


Schalke v FC Basel

Champions League

2013-12-11 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-11 01:14:29)

UPDATE:    CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Schalke: Fahrmann, Howedes, Santana, Uchida, Matip, Kolasinac, Meyer, Boateng, Draxler, Neustadter, Farfan.

FC Basel: Sommer, Ivanov, Voser, Schar, Serey Die, Stocker, Frei, Salah, Elneny, Xhaka, Streller.

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TEAM NEWS:

Schalke without Jermaine Jones who is suspended, also Marco Hoger (knee), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (knee) and Dennis Aogo (knee) are long-term absentees.

FC Basel missing Marcelo Diaz (broken rib) and Behrang Safari (thigh).

Schalke (possible): Hildebrand, Fuchs, Howedes, Santana, Uchida, Matip, Neustadter, Draxler, Meyer, Farfan, Boateng.

FC Basel (possible): Sommer, Voser, Ivanov, Schar, Xhaka, Stocker, Die, Delgado, Salah, Sio, Streller.

Info:  Schalke must win if they want to progress to last 16 stage, while FC Basel needs only a draw to secure their place in next stage.


Austria Vienna v Zenit St Petersburg

Champions League

2013-12-11 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-11 01:25:45)

TEAM NEWS:

Austria Vienna missing defender Lukas Rotpuller and midfielder Bernhard Luxbacher who have both been ruled out through illness, also Alexander Gorgon (knee) and Alexander Grünwald (knee) remain out.

Zenit St Petersburg without Oleg Shatov, Vyacheslav Malafeev, Aleksandar Lukovic, Danny and Aleksandr Bukharov have who have not travelled to Austria.

Austria Vienna (possible): Lindner, Suttner, Ortlechner, Ramsebner, Koch, Holland, Royer, Murg, Kienast, Stankovic, Hosiner.

Zenit St Petersburg (possible): Lodygin, Smolnikov, Hubocan, Lombaerts, Criscito, Shirokov, Zyryanov, Witsel, Arshavin, Hulk, Kerzhakov.

Info:  Austria Vienna have nothing to play for, while Zenit St Petersburg know a win will guarantee 2nd spot in the group and a place in the last 16.


Atletico Madrid v Porto

Champions League

2013-12-11 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-11 01:33:37)

UPDATE:      CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Atletico Madrid: Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Manquillo, Insua, Miranda, Koke, García, Gabi, Torres, Lopez, Costa

Porto: Helton, Danilo, Maicon, Mangala, Sandro, Lucho Gonzalez, Josue, Fernando, Defour, Martínez, Varela

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TEAM NEWS:

Atletico Madrid without Juanfran who is suspended, also Mario Suarez (knee), while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (thigh) is a doubt, also Cristian Rodríguez, Josuha Guilavogui, Miranda and Diego Godín could be rested.

Porto ok.

Atletico Madrid (possible): Aranzubia, Insua, Gimenez, Alderweireld, Manquillo, Oliver, Gabi, Tiago, Turan, Adrian, Costa.

Porto (possible): Helton, Danilo, Mangala, Otamendi, Sandro, Lucho Gonzales, Defour, Fernando, Varela, Martinez, Josue.

Info: Atletico Madrid have already secured top spot, so Diego Simeone may rest some of his players. Porto need all three points to stand a chance of moving to top 16 phaze and need Austria Vienna not to lose to Zenit St Petersburg.


St Gallen v Swansea

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 00:26:36)

UPDATE:

St.Gallen: Forwards Sikorski and Cavusevic are both out due to their ligament injuries.

Swansea: Goalkeeper Michel Vorm (knee) and Rangel (calf) are out because of their injuries but Michu should be back on the pitch. Latest news are that Wilfred Bony is declared fit for the match.

Swansea neads only one point to secure their progress but can do the same even if thay loose.

St.Gallen (possible): Lopar, Besle, Stocklasa, Demiri, Russo, Mathys, Wuthrich, Lenjani, Rodriguez, Janjatovic, Karanovic.

Swansea (possible): Tremmel, Tiendalli, Williams, Chico, Taylor, Canas, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Routledge, Bony, Michu.

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INFORMATION:

Swansea preparation for their final Europa League group match was disrupted as their departure was severely delayed on Wednesday. They had planned a 10:00 GMT departure from Cardiff Airport but fog meant that was not possible.

A subsequent technical issue with the plane pushed the departure time back even further, and they were not expected to leave until 16:30 GMT at the earliest. The delays meant it was unlikely they would train in St Gallen's stadium on the eve of the match. Also manager Michael Laudrup was not with the squad, having travelled independently to Zurich.


Maccabi Tel Aviv v Bordeaux

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 08:13:43)

TEAM NEWS:

Maccabi Tel Aviv: have no problems with injured or suspended players.

Bordeaux have nothing to play for and have travelled with a fringe/reserve squad, they are missing senior players: goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso (17 apps), defenders Mariano (17 apps), Lamine Sane (16 apps) and Henrique (14 apps), midfielders Ludovic Obranbiak (17 apps/4 goals), Nicolas Maurice-Belay (15 apps), Landry N'Guemo (13 apps) and Gregory Sertic (11 apps/3 goals), strikers Henri Saivet (17 apps/3 goals), Cheick Diabate (14 apps/7 goals) and Jussie (13 apps/3 goals) are all being rested, also defender Julien Faubert (8 apps), midfielders Andre Biyago Poko (6 apps) and Abdou Traore (5 apps) are out injured.

Info:  Maccabi Tel Aviv need a draw to progress to last 32 stage of the competition. That should not be a problem considerig Bordeaux is at the bottom of the group and have no chance to progress.


NK Maribor v Wigan

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 08:21:03)

TEAM NEWS:

Maribor ok.

Wigan missing James McClean who is suspended, also striker Grant Holt has not travelled to Slovenia after being rested, while Shaun Maloney (hip), goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi (knee) and defenders Gary Caldwell (hip) and Juan Carlos Garcia (ankle) miss out and Will Keane and defender Ivan Ramis are ineligible.

Info:In order to progress Wigan must win in Maribor and hope that Waregem won’t take all three points over Rubin who already qualified to last 32.


Zulte Waregem v Rubin Kazan

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 08:26:51)

TEAM NEWS:

Waregem: Jens Naessens is only player who will miss out through a knee injury.

Rubin: Karadeniz and Mubarak are still out through their injuries.

Waregem are in second place in the group with two points over Wigan so they are in better position. If they win they will secure the qualification but on the other hand they just need to match the Wigan’s result. Rubin already secured first place in the group so manager Berdyev could rest some of the players.

Waregem (possible): Bossut, De Fauw, Colpaert,  Duplus,  D'Haene,  Hazard,  Malanda,  N'Diaye, HabibouSyllaCaceres.

 Rubin (possible): Ryzhikov, MavingaMarcanoSharonov, Kulik,  Torbinski,  Kislyak,  Natcho,  M'VilaMukhametshinRondon.


Red Bull Salzburg v Esbjerg

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 08:37:41)

TEAM NEWS:

Salzburg: Christian Schwegler is suspended while Rodnei and Soriano are doubtful.

Esbjerg: Peter Ankersen is only player who will miss out due to a suspension.

Salzburg have won all five games played so far in Europa League and they have already qualified to the top 32 phaze. Guests are currently in second place with 3 points down and have also qualified for the next round. Both coaches will certanly make some changes in their squads for the match.

Salzburg (possible): Gulacsi, Klein, Schiemer, Ulmer, Hinteregger, Ramalho, Ilsanker, Teigl, Nielsen, Reyna, Alan.

Esbjerg (possible): Ronnow, LaursenDrobo-AmpemKnudsenAskouHansenJ. AnkersenVan BurenBakengaNielsenDiouf.


Dinamo Zagreb v Ludogorets 1947

Europa League

2013-12-12 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 08:44:25)

TEAM NEWS:

Dinamo: Dinamo have a full squad available.

Ludogorets: Guest have no injured or suspended players for this match.

Dinamo is stuck at the bottom of the table so their only motive is to make first win in this campain. On the other side guests have already secured first place in the group B.

Dinamo (possible): Zelenika, Pinto, Simunovic, Addy, Lima, Pamic, Leko, Antolic, Halilovic, Rukavina, Beciraj.

Ludogorets (possible): Stoyanov, Caicara, Barthe, Moti, Minev, Zlatinski, Dyakov, Aleksandrov, Marcelinho, Misidjan, Bezjak.


Valencia v Kuban

Europa League

2013-12-12 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 08:49:00)

TEAM NEWS:

Valencia missing defenders Juan Benat (12 apps) and Antonio Barragan (6 apps), midfielders Sergio Canales (15 apps) and Andres Guardado (10 apps), striker Jonas (12 apps/8 goals - top scorer).

Kuban have no injured or suspended players.

Valencia secured top spot in the group, while Kuban’s only chance to progress is to win and hope for St. Gallen’s victory over Swansea.


Standard Liege v Elfsborg

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:24:47)

TEAM NEWS:

Standard: Host will miss Mpoku (thigh) through injury, while Ozturk and Kanu are both suspended.

Elfsborg without midfielder Stefan Ishizaki (27 apps/2 goals) who is suspended, also defender Jon Jonsson (16 apps), midfielder Niklas Hult (17 apps) and striker James Keene (24 apps/5 goals) are out injured. 

Both tems have already been eliminated as they won just one point in five matches. That means that thismatch will be played just for pride and the joy of making a first win in the competition. Take in consideration that Swedish league finnished in November.

Standard (possible): Kawashima, Iandoli, Ben Haim, Arslanagic, Mujangi, Cisse, Buyens, Vainqueur, De Camargo, Biton, Batshuayi.


Lazio v Trabzonspor

Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 08:53:31)

TEAM NEWS:

Lazio missing defender Pereirinha (7 apps) and midfielder Gonzalez (10 apps) who are both out injured, also defenders Cana (14 apps), Konko (5 apps) and Dias (4 apps), midfielder Lulic (10 apps) are rested.

Trabzonspor without Zokora who is suspended.

Info:  Both teams have already qualified for the top 32 phaze of competition but Lazio needs all three points to finish at first place in the Group J.


Tottenham v Anzhi Makhachkala

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 08:58:48)

TEAM NEWS:

Tottenham missing defenders Vlad Chiriches (knee), Younes Kaboul (quad) and Jan Vertonghen (ankle), striker Emmanuel Adebayor (illness).

Anzhi: Ahmedov, Gadzhibekov and Traore are out through injuries.

Both teams have secured their progress to the next phaze of competition but Tottenham are eager to complete group stage with all six wins. Manager Boas will certainly rest some of the players considering they have a Premier league match with Liverpool this weekend.

Tottenham (possible): Friedel, Naughton, Dawson, Fryers, Walker, Lennon, Dembele, Capoue, Sandro, Lamela, Soldado.

Anzhi (possible): Kerzhakov, Angbwa, Gadzhibekov, Ewerton, Grigalava, Eshchenko, Jucilei, Epureanu, Burmistrov, Maksimov, Serderov.


PAOK v AZ Alkmaar

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:14:52)

TEAM NEWS:

PAOK: Host have no injured or suspended players at this time.

AZ Alkmaar have decided to rest a number of key players including: defenders Mattias Johansson (16 apps) and Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (16 apps), midfielders Maarten Martens (16 apps), Markus Henriksen (13 apps) and Celso Oritz (9 apps), striker Roy Beerens (15 apps/4 goals), also midfielder Viktor Elm (15 apps) is injured.

Both teams have already qualified for the next round but this match will decide who is going to win the group and avoid teams coming from Champions league in the naxt phaze. PAOK will have the home advantage and are also in better form so tey are closer to that goal - AZ Alkmaar missing key players!!!


Estoril Praia v Slovan Liberec

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:18:33)

TEAM NEWS:

Estoril: Estoril have no injured or suspended players.

Liberec: Kusnir is the only player who will miss out due to suspension.

Estoril have to win possibly with an highly margin and hope that Freiburg will lose against Sevilla in order to go through. Slovan also need to win and hope that the Freiburg will not win against Sevilla.

Estoril (possible): Vagner, Tavares, Mano, Goncalo, Ruben Fernandes, Babanco, Galvao, Leal, Carlitos, Javier Balboa, Bruno Lopes.

Liberec (possible): Kovar, Kelic, Kovac, Fleisman, Frydek, Pimpara, Pavelka, Rybalka, Sackey, Kalitvintsev, Rabusic.


Vitoria Guimaraes v Lyon

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:26:44)

TEAM NEWS:

Vitoria: Hosts have no injury or suspension problems for this match.

Lyon have already qualified and have a massive league game with Monaco this weekend, therefore coach Remi Garde has left several senior players behind in France - goalkeeper Remy Vercoute (4 apps), defenders Henri Bedimo (16 apps), Samuel Umtiti (10 apps) and Miguel Lopes (9 apps), midfielders Clement Grenier (15 apps/2 goals), Maxime Gonalons (15 apps), Gueida Fofana (15 apps) and Steed Malbranque (13 apps), striker Alexandre Lacazette (15 apps/8 goals - top scorer) are all being rested, also striker Jimmy Briand (9 apps/3 goals) and defender Mouhamadou Dabo (6 apps) are both injured.


Betis v Rijeka

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:29:28)

TEAM NEWS:

Betis missing defender Damien Perquis (5 apps), midfielder Nosa (7 apps), striker Rodriguez (3 apps) who are out injured, also defender Javier Chica (10 apps), midfielders Javier Matilla (12 apps), Alvaro Vadillo (11 apps) and Cedrick (11 apps) are being rested.

Rijeka: Guests have no injury or suspension problems for this match.

Betis will take first place in the group if they win over Rijeka and Lyon fails to win in Portugal. However Spanish team has elready qualified ti the next round. On the other hand Croats are at the bottom of the group with no chance to progress.

Betis (possible): Andersen, Paulao, Juanfran, Jordi, Steinhofer, Verdu, Reyes, Nacho, Xavi Torres, Chuli, Pepelu.

Rijeka (possible): Vargic, Knezevic, Tomecak, Mari, Bertosa, Mocinic, Kvrzic, Males, Brezovec, Sharbini, Krstanovic.


Apollon Limassol v Legia Warsaw

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:35:04)

TEAM NEWS:

Apollon: Hosts have no injury or suspension problems for this match.

Legia missing defender Cichocki (4 apps), midfielders Vrdoljak (15 apps/2 goals), Radovic (13 apps/6 goals), Zyro (11 apps), Kosecki (9 apps) and Lukasik (7 apps), striker Saganowski (5 apps/3 goals)

This match between Apollon and Legia will only be like a friendly match as both teams will play to end up the campaign with pride considering that any of them doesen’t have any chance to progress.

Apollon (possible): Kıvrak, Bosingwa, Bamba, Yumlu, Zokora, Colman, Olcan Adın, Keles, Ozdemir, Alanzinho, Janko.


Serif Traspor v Tromso IL

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:36:50)

TEAM NEWS:

FC Sheriff: Ricardinho is suspended while Fernando  will miss out through injury.

Tromso: Jarosław Fojut is suspended while all other players are available.

Both teams finnish their European campaing with this match. With just 1 point from five matches and domestic league finnished in november, Tromso is the true underdog here.

FC Sheriff (possible): Tomic, Metoua, Paye, Samardzic, Balima, Cadu, Moyal, Luvannor, Stanojevic, Isa, Jhulliam.

Tromso (possible): Lekstrom, Fojut, Сausevic, Frantzen, Drage, Andersen, Johansen, Bendiksen, Kristiansen, Ondrasek, Moldskred.


Maccabi Haifa v Shakhter Karagandy

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 20:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:43:10)

TEAM NEWS:

Maccabi: Hosts have no injury or suspension problems for this match.

Shakhter: Nikola Vasiljevic has a knee injury and will miss out.

Both teams are stuck at the bottom of the table winnig only two points each and with no chances to progress. Only thing both teams are playing for is pride.

Maccabi (possible): Saranov,Twatha, Gabai, Keinan, Abukrat, Rayo, Cocalic, Yadin, Turgeman, Vered, Abuhazira.

Shakhter (possible): Mokin, Tarasov, Dzidic, Maliy, Simcevic, Vicius, Canas, Poryvaev, Finonchenko, Ghazaryan, Khizhnichenko.


Dynamo Kiev v Rapid Vienna

UEFA Europa League

2013-12-12 21:05:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-12 09:45:17)

TEAM NEWS:

Dynamo: Danilo Silva is injured while Mbokani and Sydorchuk are suspended.

Rapid: Guests have no injury or suspension worries with Stephan Palla as only doubtful player for the match.

Dynamo is meeting Rapid Wien knowing a home defeat would send them out of the competition, while Rapid needs all three points to go through.

Dynamo (possible): Koval, Dragovic, Tremoulinas, Khacheridi, Makarenko, Veloso, Yarmolenko, Belhanda, Gusev, Bezus, Ideye.

Rapid (possible): Novota, Schrammel, Sonnleitner, Dibon, Behrendt, Petsos, Schaub, Boyd, Trimmel, Burgstaller, Starkl.


Montpellier v St. Etienne

France Ligue 1

2013-12-13 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 11:10:07)

TEAM NEWS: 

Montpellier missing Daniel Congre who is suspended, also Garry Bocaly, Karim Ait Fana, Yassine Jebbour and Djamel Bakar are out injured.

St Etienne without Kurt Zouma who is suspended, also Idriss Saadi, Jeremy Clement and Ismael Diomande are out injured.

Montpellier (possible): Jourden, Tiene, Kaotari, Hilton, Marveaux, Saihi, Stambouli, Cabella, Sanson, Mounier, Camara.

St Etienne (possible): Ruffier, Clerc, Perrin, Sall, Ghoulam, Cohade, Lemoine, Hamouma, Corgnet, Mollo, Erding.


Leicester v Burnley

England Championship

2013-12-14 12:15:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 14:01:18)

TEAM NEWS:

Leicester: Sean St Ledger (groin) is still injured and will miss out, while Ritchie de Laet is close to return to the team but still a bit doubtful.

Burnley: Team is in pretty much good condition with only Wallace out due to injury. Also Dean Marney is doubtful for the match.

Leicester (possible): Schmeichel, Konchesky, Morgan, Wasilewski, Moore, Dyer, Drinkwater, James, Knockaert, Vardy, Nugent.

Burnley (possible): Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee, Stock, Jones, Kightly, Ings, Arfield, Vokes.


Man City v Arsenal

England Premier League

2013-12-14 12:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:15:55)

UPDATE:CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart is again left out of the starting line-up with Costel Pantilimon starting in goal, while red-hot striker Sergio Aguero who did not play in City's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday, returns to the side and will partner Alvaro Negredo up front.

Man City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Negredo.

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott starts for Arsenal for the first time since September, while right-back Bacary Sagna returns from injury and left-back Nacho Monreal replaces Kieran Gibbs, plus Mathieu Flamini comes in for Mikel Arteta in the midfield.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud.

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TEAM NEWS:

Man City missing Nastasic (calf) and Jovetic (calf). 

Arsenal without Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) and Diaby (knee), while Podolski (fitness) and Sagna (hamstring) will have tests.

Man City (Possible): Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, Nasri, Aguero, Negredo.

Arsenal (Possible): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Arteta, Flamini, Ozil, Carzorla, Giroud.


Bayern Munich v Hamburg

German Bundesliga

2013-12-14 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:42:52)

TEAM NEWS:

Bayern Munich missing Badstuber (knee), Schweinsteiger (ankle) and Robben (knee), also Boateng is suspended.

Hamburg without Diekmeier (broken foot), Rajkovic (ligament), Demirbay (hamstring), Nafiu (hip), Gin Lam (muscle), Westermann (knee) and Adler(ankle), also Beister is suspended.

Bayern Munich (possible): Neuer, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Dante, Alaba, Thiago Alcantara, Ribery, Gotze, Muller, Kroos, Mandzukic

Hamburg (possible): Drobny, Djourou, Jansen, Tah, Rincon, Calhanoglu, Badelj, Arslan, Zoua, Van der Vaart, Lasogga


Hoffenheim v B.Dortmund

FBGER Bundesliga-13

2013-12-14 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:46:24)

TEAM NEWS:

Hoffenheim missing Vukcevic (head), Chris (ankle), Sassi (hamstring) and Thesker (knee ligament).

B.Dortmund without Gundogan (back), Bender (ankle), Subotic (knee), Hummels (foot) and Schmelzer (calf), also Papastathopoulos is suspended, while Friedrich (foot) is a doubt..

Hoffenheim (possible): Grahl, Beck, Sule, Vestergaard, Toljan, Rudy, Polanski, Firmino, Volland, Herdling, Schipplock.

Borussia (possible): Weidenfeller, Groskreutz, Sarr, Gunter, Durm, Kehl, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Blaszczykowski, Aubameyang, Lewandowski. 


Mainz v B.Mon'gladbach

German Bundesliga

2013-12-14 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:54:02)

TEAM NEWS:

Mainz missing Chinedu (flu), Fathi (knee), Schahin (hip), Baumgartlinger (leg) and Sliskovic (ligament).

B.Mon'gladbach without Dominguez (shoulder), Amin Younes (flu), Marx (achilles) and Rupp (knee).

Mainz (possible): Karius, Pospech, Noveski, Bell, Soto, Geis, Zimling, Choupo-Moting, Park Joo-Ho, Muller, Okazaki

B.Mon'gladbach (possible): Ter Stegen, Wendt, Jantschke, Korb, Stranzl, Herrmann, Arango, Kramer, Xhaka, Kruse, Raffael


Augsburg v Eintracht Braunschweig

German Bundesliga

2013-12-14 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:58:01)

TEAM NEWS:

Augsburg without Reinhardt (hand), Moravek(muscle), Ekin (groin), Vlachodimos (illness), Parkhurst (illness) and Manninger (back).

Eintracht Braunschweig missing Kruppke (calf), Reichel (meniscus), Caligiuri (knee), Dogan (hip), Bicakcic (broken nose) and Hochscheidt (muscle), also Perthel is suspended.    

Augsburg (possible): Hitz, Verhaegh, Klavan, Callsen-Bracker, Ostrzolek, Vogt, Altintop, Baier, Werner, Hahn, Bobadilla

Eintracht Braunschweig (possible): Davari, Bicakcic, Dogan, Elabdellaoui, Theuerkauf, Kratz, Boland, Vrancic, Oehrl, Bellarabi, Kumbela


Doncaster v Leeds

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 14:14:29)

TEAM NEWS:

Doncaster: Jones and McCombe will both miss out with their injuries, while Suk-Young is doubtful.

Leeds: Scott Wootton is only doubtful player for guests.

Doncaster (possible): Turnbull, Stephens, McCullough, Khumalo, Quinn, Furman, Wellens, Coppinger, Duffy, Robinson, Macheda.

Leeds (possible): Kenny, Pearce, Peltier, Zaliukas, Byram, Murphy, Austin, Mowatt, Pugh, Smith, McCormack.


Huddersfield v Reading

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:39:28)

TEAM NEWS:

Huddersfield: Jon Stead and Peter Clarke are both doubtful with no other injured or suspended players.

Reading: Jem Karacan and Wayne Bridge are both miss out with injuries while Danny Guthrie is out due to 5 yellow cards suspension. Pavel Pogrebnyak and Royston Drenthe should be both back on the pitch.

Huddersfield (possible): Smithies, Smith, Lynch, Gerrard, Dixon, Norwood, Hogg, Clayton, Hammill, Paterson, Vaughan.

Reading (possible): McCarthy, Gunter, Pearce, Gorkss, Cummings, Williams, Guthrie, Drenthe, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak, McCleary.


Charlton v Derby

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:42:52)

TEAM NEWS:

Charlton: Captain Johnnie Jackson is suspended, while Cort and goalkeeper Hamer are doubtful so Alnwick could be on goal.

Derby: Steve McClaren will only have Paul Coutts out for this game because of his injury.

Charlton (possible): Alnwick, Wiggins, Dervite, Morrison, Wilson, Stewart, Stephens, Hughes, Cousins, Kermorgant, Church.

Derby (possible): Grant, Wisdom, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth, Hughes, Eustace, Bryson, Dawkins, Martin, Ward.


Blackburnv Millwall

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:45:44)

TEAM NEWS:

Blackburn: Goalkeeper Paul Robinson is doubtful so Eastwood could be in goal. Rochina and Leon Best are still out through injuries while DJ Campbell was arrested over the match fixing scandal and wont play.

Millwall: Guests have no injured players exept for defender Paul Connolly with his long term injury.

Blackburn (possible): Eastwood, Spurr, Dann, G. Hanley, A. Henley, King, Williamson, Lowe, Taylor; Cairney, Rhodes.

Millwall (possible): Forde, Dunn, Beevers, Robinson, Malone, Woolford, Abdou, Trotter, Feeney, Waghorn, Morison.


Bournemouth v Birmingham

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:49:17)

TEAM NEWS:

Bournemouth: Elliot Ward is the only one doubtful here.

Birmingham: Neal Eardley and Jonathan Spector will both miss out through injuty, while Hancox is doubtful due to a knee injury.

Bournemouth (possible): Camp, Daniels, Cook, Elphick, Francis, Ritchie, Surman, Arter, Fraser, Rantie, Pitman.

Birmingham (possible): Randolph, Caddis, Burn, Robinson, Bartley, Adeyemi, Reiley, Burke, Novak, Lingard, Zigic.


Barnsley v Yeovil

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:51:12)

TEAM NEWS:

Barnsley: Chris O'Grady and David Fox are only two doubtful players for the match. 

Yeovil: Guest have no injury or suspension concerns.

Barnsley (possible): Butland, Kennedy, Ramage, Crainey, Wiseman, O'Brien, Perkins, Mellis, Cywka, McCourt, Tudgay.

Yeovil (possible): Dunn, Ayling, Webster, Duffy, Davis, Grant, Upson, Lundstram, Edwards, Morgan, Miller.


Middlesbrough v Brighton

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:53:26)

TEAM NEWS:

Middlesbrough: Emmanuel Ledesma is the only player with injury problems for hosts.

Brighton: Craig Mackail-Smith is still out of the squad while Ulla and Greer are having some injury issues and are dpubtful for the match.

Middlesbrough (possible): Given, Ayala, Woodgate, Gibson, Williams, Whitehead, Leadbitter, Adomah, Emnes, Carayol, Kamara.

Brighton (possible): Brezovan, Bruno, Upson, El-Abd, Ward, Bridcutt, Crofts, Lopez, Ince, Conway, Barnes.


Watford v Sheff Weds

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:55:30)

TEAM NEWS:

Watford: Manager Gianfranco Zola will probably have to pick starting 11 without Lloyd Doyley and Josh McEachran who are both doubtful through injuries.

Sheff Weds: On the other side Gardner, Floro and Johnson will all miss the match due to their injuries.

Watford (possible): Bond, Pudil, Ekstrand, Cassetti, Faraoni, Thorne, McGugan, Murray, Battocchio, Bellerin, Deeney.

Sheff Weds (possible): Martinez, Palmer, Zayatte, Johnson, Mattock, Maghoma, Olofinjana, Coke, Helan, Nuhiu, Wickham.


Nottm Forest v Ipswich

England Championship

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:57:49)

TEAM NEWS:

Nottm Forest: Manager Billy Davies still has to do without Wilson, Cohen and Collins who are all out through injuries,  while Vaughan is doubtful.

Ipswich: Guests have no injured or suspended players.

Nottm Forest (possible): Darlow, Harding, Lascelles, Hobbs, Halford, Reid, Jara, Abdoun, Lansbury, Cox, Mackie.

Ipswich (possible): Gerken, Chambers, Berra, Smith, Cresswell, Anderson, Hyam, Skuse, Nouble, Murphy, McGoldrick.


Cardiff v West Brom

England Premier League

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:17:56)

UPDATE:         CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Cardiff: Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Medel, Odemwingie, Mutch, Whittingham, Noone, Campbell

West Brom: Myhill, Billy Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Yacob, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Brunt, Long

Referee: Howard Webb

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TEAM NEWS:

Cardiff will give tests to Bellamy (hamstring) and Taylor (calf).

West Brom without goalkeeper Foster (foot) and Sinclair (hamstring), while Anichebe (illness) is a doubt. 

Cardiff (Possible): Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, John, Cowie, Medel, Whittingham, Kim, Mutch, Campbell.

West Brom (Possible): Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Yacob, Amalfitano, Brunt, Sessegnon, Long.


Chelsea v Crystal Palace

England Premier League

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:19:34)

UPDATE:         CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Essien, Willian, Mata, Hazard, Torres

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Gabbidon, Delaney, Ward, Puncheon, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Bannan, Chamakh, Jerome

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

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TEAM NEWS:

Chelsea missing Van Ginkel (knee), Bertrand (knee) and Cahill (illness).

Crystal Palace without Hunt (ankle), Murray (knee), Thomas (leg), Guedioura (ribs) and McCarthy (fitness).

Chelsea (Possible): Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Mata, Hazard; Torres.

Crystal Palace (Possible): Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Mariappa, Puncheon, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Bannan, Chamakh, Jerome.


Everton v Fulham

England Premier League

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:21:10)

UPDATE:        CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo, Osman, Barry, Deulofeu, Barkley, Pienaar, Lukaku

Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Senderos, Hughes, Riise, Sidwell, Parker, Dejagah, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Berbatov

Referee: Anthony Taylor

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TEAM NEWS:

Everton without McCarthy who is suspended, also Baines (toe), Gibson (knee) and Kone (knee).

Fulham missing Hangeland (leg) and Rodallega (groin).

Everton (Possible): Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo, Osman, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar, Lukaku.

Fulham (Possible): Stekelenburg, Riether, Senderos, Hughes, Riise, Parker, Delagah, Sidwell, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Berbatov.


Newcastle v Southampton

England Premier League

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:22:49)

UPDATE:        CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran, Shola Ameobi, Remy.

Southampton: Gazzaniga, Chambers, Lovren, Hooiveld, Shaw, Ward-Prowse, Cork, Rodriguez, Steven Davis, Osvaldo, Lambert

Referee: Mike Jones

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TEAM NEWS:

Newcastle without Cabaye who is suspended.

Southampton missing goalkeeper Boruc (broken hand), Do Prado (knee), Schneiderlin (groin), Fox (hamstring), Wanyama (leg) and Clyne (pelvis).

Newcastle (Possible): Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Gouffran, Tiote, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Ameobi, Remy.

Southampton (Possible): Gazzaniga, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Davis, Cork, Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Osvaldo, Rodriguez.


West Ham v Sunderland

England Premier League

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:24:28)

UPDATE:          CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, McCartney, Noble, Diame, J.Cole, Morrison, Jarvis, Maiga

Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, O'Shea, Brown, Bardsley, Ki, Cattermole, Larsson, Borini, Giaccherini, Altidore

Referee: Andre Marriner

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TEAM NEWS:

West Ham without Nolan who is suspended, also Reid (ankle), Downing (calf), Carroll (heel), Vaz Te (shoulder), Petric (thigh) and Diarra (knee), while Collins (illness) and Demel (illness) will have late tests.

Sunderland missing goalkeeper Westwood (shoulder) and Cuellar (hip).

West Ham (Possible): Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, McCartney, Taylor, Diame, J.Cole, Noble, Jarvis, Morrison, Maiga.

Sunderland (Possible): Mannone, Celustka, Brown, O'Shea, Bardsley, Giaccherini, Ki, Colback, Johnson, Altidore, Fletcher.


Osasuna v Real Madrid

Spain La Liga

2013-12-14 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 10:57:03)

TEAM NEWS:

Ossasuna are missing injured defenders Marc Bertran (toe/11 games), Alejandro Arribas (thigh/15 games) and midfielders Alvaro Cejudo (hamstring/8 games), Angel De Las Cuevas (elbow/10 games), Gonzalez Sisi (meniscus/9 games) and suspended Paxti Martinez Punal (15 games/1 goal). They will also miss striker Juan Francisco Nino who has not played any matches this season.

Real Madrid will be without injured defenders Raphael Varane (knee/4 games) and Fabio Coentrao (thigh/4 games) and defensive midfielder Sami Khedira (cruciate ligament/11 games/1 goal).

Possible Line-Ups:

Ossasuna: Fernandez, Bertran, Loties, Arribas, Damia, Cejudo, Loe, Silva, Armenteros, Riera.

Real Madrid: Lopez, Marcelo, Pepe, Ramos, Arbeloa, Modric, Alonso, Bale, Di Maria, Ronaldo, Benzema. 


Blackpool v QPR

England Championship

2013-12-14 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 15:59:57)

TEAM NEWS:

Blackpool: Manager Paul Ince will have big problems with Fuller, Angel, Mackenzie and Bishop all being suspended.

QPR: On the other side Harry Redknap will only have Faurlin out while Bobby Zamora is doubtful for the match.

Blackpool (possible): Gilks, Robinson, Broadfoot, Cathcart, Gosling, Grant, Basham, Osbourne, Dobbie, Ince, Davies.

QPR (possible): Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, O'Neil, Carroll, Barton, Hoilett, Johnson, Austin.


Rayo Vallecano v Granada

Spain La Liga

2013-12-14 17:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 10:58:48)

TEAM NEWS:

Rayo Vallecano missing goalkeeper David Cobeno (back). Ze Castro (hamstring/2 games), Sergio Rodri (hamstring) will not be able to help in defensive tasks on this match. Rayo’s midfield will be weakened mostly because of Saul’s (14 games/1 goal) suspension and by the absence of injured Jose Carlos (cruciate ligament/1 game) and Raul Baena (6 games). Strikers Sebastian Fernandez (cruciate ligament/4 games) and Alberto Perea (hamstring/6 games/1 goal) are still injured and will not play.

Granada without goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis (illness) and defender Diego Mainz (abdominal strain/6 games). Their midfield will suffer a lot of changes because unavailable for this match will be injured Dani Benitez (hamstring/6 games), Alvaro Garcia Rivera (back/4 games), Matias Campos (stomach), Hassan Yebda (groin/7 games/1 goal) and suspended Diego Buonanotte (13 games).

Possible Line-Ups:

Rayo Vallecano: Ruben, Galvez, Mojica, Arbilla, Galeano, Adrian, Niguez, Bueno, Lass, Bueno, Castillo. 

Granada: Roberto, Murillo, Diakhate, Nyom, Angulo, Pereira, Iturra, Brahimi, Fran Rico, Piti, Ighalo.


Hull City v Stoke

England Premier League

2013-12-14 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:26:10)

TEAM NEWS:

Hull missing Aluko (Achilles) and Quinn (hamstring).

Stoke without Etherington (fitness) and Huth (knee), while goalkeeper Begovic (thigh) is doubtful.

Hull (Possible): McGregor; Chester, Figueroa, Davies, Brady; Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler; Sagbo, Graham.

Stoke (Possible): Sorensen; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Muniesa; N'Zonzi, Whelan; Assaidi, Adam, Arnautiovic; Crouch.


Wolfsburg v Stuttgart

German Bundesliga

2013-12-14 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 10:01:34)

TEAM NEWS:

Wolfsburg missing Vieirinha (knee), Lopes (ankle), Trasch (foot) and Polak (ankle), also Luiz Gustavo (groin) and Diego (calf ) are fitness doubts.

Stuttgart without Boka (groin), Funk (foot), Rocker (knee), Bah (broken leg), Didavi (knee), Cacau (calf), Vlachodimos (leg), Gentner (knee) and Rojas (groin).

Wolfsburg (possible): Benaglio, Ochs, Naldo, Knoche, Rodriguez, Medojevic, Perisic, Diego, Gustavo, Arnold, Olic.

Stuttgart (possible): Ulreich, Sakai, Schwaab, Rüdiger, Rausch, Harnik, Leitner, Traore, Khedira, Werner, Ibisevic.


Barcelona v Villarreal

Spain La Liga

2013-12-14 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 10:50:18)

TEAM NEWS:

Barcelona without defender Adriano Correira who is suspended, also striker Tello (ankle), goalkeeper Victor Valdes (calf), defender Dani Alves (calf), star man Lionel Messi (hamstring), midfielders Jonathan Dos Santos (knee) and Ibrahim Affelay (hamstring), defender Jordi Alba (leg).

Villareal missing midfielder Francisco Javier Farinos Zapata (ankle), also Bruno Soriano Llido is suspended.

Possible Line-Ups:

Barcelona: Pinto, Song, Pique, Mascherano, Martin Montoya, Busquets, Xavi, Sergi Roberto, Neymar, Pedro, Sachez.

Villareal: Carlos, Jokic, Dorado, Pantic, Musacchio, Perbet, Aquino, Cani, Trigueros, Pina, Dos Santos.


Catania v Verona

Italy Serie A

2013-12-14 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 11:52:51)

TEAM NEWS:

Catania missing Mariano Izco, Cristiano Biraghi, Sergio Almiron, Giuseppe Bellusci and Gonzalo Bergessio who are still on the sidelines and expected to miss this game.

Verona without Ezequiel Cirigliano was injured last weekend and is expected to be out until the new year.

Catania (possible): Frison; Peruzzi, Spolli, Legrottaglie, Capuano; Plasil, Tachtsidis, Guarente; Castro, Leto, Barrientos

Verona (possible): Rafael; Cacciatore, Gonzalez, Maietta, Agostini; Jorginho, Donadel, Hallfredsson; Iturbe, Toni, Martinho


Malaga v Getafe

Spain La Liga

2013-12-14 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 11:01:19)

TEAM NEWS:

Malaga missing top-scorer Roque Santa Cruz (hamstring, 11 games/3 goals) and probably Mounir El Hamdaoui (unknown reasons, 8 games/3 goals). Midfielder Ignacio Camacho (sprained ankle, 11 games), defenders Flavio (back) and Jose Manuel Casado (knee ligament) are also out.

Getafe without midfielder Borja (13 games) and defender Sergio escudero (7 games) are suspended. Defender Lisandro Lopez (thigh muscle strain, 7 games/1 goal) and midfielder Angel Lafita (9 games/2 goals) will also miss this game.

Possible Line-Ups:

Malaga: Caballero, Antunes, Angeleri, Sanchez, Gamez, Eliseu, Portillo, Morales, Tissone, Camacho, Juanmi.

Getafe: Codina, Gavilan, Lopo, Valera, Alexis, Lacen, Sarabia, Lago, Rodriguez, Colunga, Marica.


Almeria v Espanyol

Spain La Liga

2013-12-15 11:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 12:33:05)

TEAM NEWS:

Almeria without their top scorer Rodrigo Rios Lozano Rodri (ankle, 14 games/7 goals). They will also miss experienced midfielder Miguel Angel Perez Corona (tendonitis, 5 games) and defender Hernan Pellerano (knee,12 games).

Espanyol will miss injured defenders Hector Moreno (foot, 13 games), Mattioni Rohde Felipe (hamstring, 2 games) and suspended Javi Lopez (12 games). Espanyol’s top scorer Sergio Garcia (hamstring, 15 games/6 goals), striker Jhon Cordoba (hamstring, 6 games/1 goal) and midfielder Simao Sabrosa (stomach, 13 games) won’t be ready for match against Almeria.

Possible line-ups:

Almeria: Esteban, Dubarbier, Nelson, Trujillo, Torsiglieri, Azeez, Verza, Suso, Soriano, Vidal, Diaz.

Espanyol: Casilla, Fuentes, Colotto, Sidnei, Capdevilla, Alvarez, David Lopez, Rodriguez, Stuani, Pizzi, Torje.


Bordeaux v Valenciennes

France Ligue 1

2013-12-15 13:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:57:57)

TEAM NEWS:

Bordeaux are without suspended defender Maxime Poundje (7 games) and injured Matthieu Chalme (calf muscle strain, 2 games). Midifielder Andre Biyogho Poko (ankle, 6 games) and attacker Younes Kaabouni (groin, 1 games) are also out.

Valenciennes will be without suspended midfielder Maor Melikson (16 games/2 goals), strikers Gregory Pujol (pneumothorax, 9games/3 goals) and Anthony Le Tallec (hamstring, 12 games/1 goal). Defenders Mody Traore (ankle) and Lindsay Rose (knee ligament, 7 games) are also sidelined.

Possible Line-Ups:

Bordeaux: Carraso, Mariano, Brechet, Planus, Chalme, D`Almeida, Savic, Ben Khalfallah, Bellion, Saivet, Diabate.

Valenciennes: Penneteau, Ciss, Kagelmacher, Angoua, Nery, Doumbia, Enza-Yamissi, Masuaku, Melikson, Ducourtioux, Baheback.


Aston Villa v Man Utd

England Premier League

2013-12-15 13:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-13 14:05:02)

TEAM NEWS:

Aston Villa without Delph who is suspended, also Bennett (back) and N'Zogbia (Achilles).

Man Utd missing Van Persie (thigh), Carrick (Achilles) and Fellaini (back).

Aston Villa (possible): Guzan, Bacuna, Herd, Clark, Baker, El AHmadi, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor.

Man Utd (Possible): De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Jones, Giggs, Valencia, Welbeck, Januzaj, Rooney.

EARLY TEAM NEWS:

Man Utd striker Robin Van Persie (10 goals - top goalscorer) will be missing for the next month with a thigh strain injury.


Norwich City v Swansea

England Premier League

2013-12-15 13:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:32:08)

TEAM NEWS:

Norwich missing Snodgrass (knee), Tettey (ankle) and Pilkington (hamstring).

Swansea without Chico who is suspended, also Britton (toe), Monk (knee) and Vazquez (groin).

Norwich (Possible): Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Bassong, Olsson, Redmond, Howson, Johnson, Fer, Elmander, Hooper.

Swansea (Possible): Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Amat, Davies, Dyer, De Guzman, Canas, Hernandez, Shelvey, Michu.


Chievo v Sampdoria

Italy Serie A

2013-12-15 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:18:53)

TEAM NEWS:

Chievo will play without suspended Boukari Drame , also Claiton Dos Santos (hamstring) and Adrian Daniel Calello (shoulder).

Sampdoria missing Paolo Castellini (ankle) and Shkordan Mustafi (hand).

Chievo (possible): Puggioni, Frey, Dainelli, Cesar, Sardo, Radovanovic, Rigoni, Hetemaj, Estigarribia, Thereau, Lazarevic

Sampdoria (possible): Da Costa, De Silvestri, Mustafi, Gastaldello, Costa, Palombo, Obiang, Gabbiadini, Krsticic, Eder, Pozzi.


Fiorentina v Bologna

Italy Serie A

2013-12-15 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:21:42)

TEAM NEWS:

Fiorentina missing Ahmed Hegazy (ligament), Mario Gomez (knee), Matias Vecino (thigh) and Massimo Ambrosini.

Bologna without Diego Perez (muscle), Frederik Sorensen (hip) and Nicolo Cherubin (ankle).

Fiorentina (possible): Neto, Tomovic, Rodríguez, Savic, Pasqual, Aquilani, Pizarro, Borja Valero, Cuadrado, Rossi, Vargas

Bologna (possible): Curci, Garics, Antonsson, Natali, Morleo, Pazienza, Khrin, Kone, Diamanti, Laxalt, Cristaldo


Genoa v Atalanta

Italy Serie A

2013-12-15 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:24:10)

TEAM NEWS:

Genoa missing suspended Thomas Manfredini, also Daniele Portanova (groin), Juraj Kucka (ligament), Mario Sanrtana (tendon) and Ze Eduardo (muscle).

Atalanta without suspended Riccardo Cazzola, also Giakomo Bonaventura (thigh), Cristiano Del Grosso (thigh), Gianpaolo Belini (tendon) and Mario Yepes (tendon).

Genoa (possible): Perin, Antonini, Gamberini, Marchese, Vrsaljko, Biondini, Matuzalem, Bertolacci, Antonelli, Gilardino, Calaio

Atalanta (possible): Consigli, Scaloni, Canini, Lucchini, Brivio, Brienza, Carmona, Cigarini, Kone, Moralez; Denis


Lazio v Livorno

Italy Serie A

2013-12-15 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:27:30)

TEAM NEWS:

Lazio missing Stefano Mauri who is suspended, also Alvaro Gonzales (wrist) and Pereirinha (thigh).

Livorno without Alfonso De Luca, also Cristiano Piccini (ligament) and Ruben Botta (ligament).

Lazio (possible): Marchetti, Konko, Andre Dias, Cana, Radu, Ledesma, Candreva, Onazi, Hernanes, Lulic, Floccari

Livorno (possible): Bardi, Schiattarella, Coda, Emerson, Ceccherini, Mbaye, Luci, Duncan, Greco, Siligardi; Paulinho


Parma v Cagliari

Italy Serie A

2013-12-15 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:30:07)

TEAM NEWS:

Parma missing Marco Parolo who is suspended, also Daniele Galoppa (ligament), Walter Gargano (thigh) and Nicola Pavarini (back).

Cagliari without Daniele Conti who is suspended, also Victro Ibarbo (thigh) .

Parma (possible): Mirante, Gobbi, Lucarelli, Paletta, Cassani, Parolo, Marchionni, Gargano, Cassano, Sansone, Biabiany

Cagliari (possible): Avramov, Danilo Avelar, Astori, Rossettini, Pisano, Dessena, Conti, Nainggolan, Ekdal, Pinilla, Sau


Udinese v Torino

Italy Serie A

2013-12-15 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:32:49)

TEAM NEWS:

Udinese missing suspended Maurizio Domizzi, also Mathias Ranegle (muscle) and Luis Muriel (thigh).

Torino without Jean-Francois Gillet who is suspended, also Cesare Bovo (knee) and Marcelo Larrondo (broken toe).

Udinese (Possible): Brkic, Heaurtaux, Danilo, Naldo, Basta, Allan, Lazzari, Gabriel Silva, Pereyra, Bruno Fernandes; Di Natale

Torino (Possible): Padelli, Darmian, Glik, Moretti, D’Ambrosio, Basha, Femerud, Pasquale’ El Kaddouri, Cerci, Immobile


Schalke v Freiburg

German Bundesliga

2013-12-15 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 10:06:52)

TEAM NEWS:

Schalke missing Obasi (muscle injury), Annan (ankle), Hoger (cruciate ligament), Papadopoulos (knee), best player Draxler (hamstring), Howedes (hamstring), Uchida (leg), Huntelaar (knee), and Aogo (knee).

Freiburg without Terrazzino (tendon), Mujdza (tendon), Hedenstad (back), Coquelin (ankle), Schmid (cruciate ligament) and Schuster (foot).

Schalke (possible): Fahrmann, Santana, Kolasinac, Matip, Uchida, Meyer, Farfan, Neustadter, Jones, Boateng, Szalai

Freiburg (possible): Baumann, Krmas, Sorg, Gunter, Hohn, Fernandes, Darida, Freis, Hofler, Ginter, Mehmedi


Wigan v Bolton

England Championship

2013-12-15 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 09:11:02)

TEAM NEWS:

Wigan missing Gary Caldwell, Shaun Maloney and Ali Al-Habsi.

Bolton without Stuart Holden, Joe Riley, Marc Tierney and Adam Bogdan.

Wigan (possible): Carson, Crainey, Ramis, Barnett, Boyce, Watson, McArthur, Beausejour, McManaman, McClean, Powell.

Bolton (possible): Lonergan, McNaughton, Baptiste, Mills, Ream, Spearing, Medo, Chung-Yong, Moritz, Dans, Mason.

Info:  Wigan have lost their last 4 matches in Championship, while Bolton are undefeated in their last 5 away games against Wigan in all competitions.


Tottenham v Liverpool

England Premier League

2013-12-15 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 09:34:22)

TEAM NEWS:

Tottenham missing defender Vertonghen (ankle), while Chiriches (knee) and Kaboul (leg) will have tests.

Liverpool without captain Gerrard (hamstring), Enrique (knee) and Sturridge (ankle).

Tottenham (possible): Lloris, Walker, Capoue, Dawson, Naughton; Dembele, Paulinho, Lennon, Holtby, Townsend; Soldado.

Liverpool (possible): Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez.


Sociedad v Betis

Spain La Liga

2013-12-15 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 12:35:38)

TEAM NEWS:

Sociedad cannot count on defenders Dani Estrada (ligament/3 games), Liassine Betaiba Cadamuro (hip/4 games), Mikel Gonzalez (thigh/9 games) and Alberto De la Bella (toe/11 games/1 goal). Injured midfielders David Zurutza (knee/12 games), Esteban Granero (knee/3 games) and Gonzalo Chori Castro (hip/10 games/1 goal) will not  be ready for this match. Real Sociedad will also miss injured striker Diego Ifran (knee).

Betis is going to play this match without their first goalkeeper Guillermo Sara (virus/12 games), defenders Damien Perquis (broken jaw/5 games) and suspended Paulao (9 games). Betis will have the most trouble in the middle of pitch because they can’t count on Xavier Torres (Achilles tendon/10 games), Nosa Emanuel Igiebor (groin/7 games/1 goal), Alvaro Vadillo (11 games) and Eder Vilarchao (ankle). Striker Bryan Rodriguez (ankle/3 games) will not play on Sunday.

Possible line-ups: 

Sociedad: Bravo, Jose Angel, Martinez, Ansotegi, Carlos Martinez, Javi Ros, Bergara, Griezmann, Prieto, Vela, Agirretxe.

Betis: Andersen, Nacho, Amaya, Jordi, Juanfran Moreno, Nono, Reyes, Sevilla, Matilla, Ruben Castro, Molina.


Lille v Bastia

France Ligue 1

2013-12-15 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 09:00:06)

TEAM NEWS:

Lille are missing attackers Ryan Mendes (ankle, 4 games) and John Jairo Ruiz (hamstring, 6 games).

Bastia will be in serious trouble without suspended midfielders Yannick Cahuzac (14 games) and Christian offi Romaric (14 games/3 goals) and injured Wahbi Khazri (thigh muscle,16 games/4 goals). Defender Drissa Diakite (ankle, 12 games) and another midfielder Julien Sable (thigh muscle, 8 games) will be also out for this match.

Possible Line-Ups:

Lille: Eneyama, Souare, Basa, Kjaer, Beria, Mavuba, Gueye, Balmont, Martin, Roux, Kalou.

Bastia: Landreau, Harek, Cioni, Modesto, Squillaci, Ba, Palmieri, Maoulida, Krasic, Boudebouz, Raspentino.


Bayer Leverkusen v E.Frankfurt

German Bundesliga

2013-12-15 16:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 10:11:55)

TEAM NEWS:

Bayer Leverkusen missing Leno (thigh), Palop (calf ), Reinartz (foot), Hilbert (ligament) and Sam (thigh), also Spahic is suspended.

E.Frankfurt without Hien (hernia), Celozzi (hamstring), Meier (tendon), Aigner (foot) and Stendera (cruciate ligament).

Bayer Leverkusen (possible): Leno, Wollscheid, Can, Toprak, Donati, Rolfes, Bender, Castro, Heung-Min Son, Kiesling, Kruse

E.Frankfurt (possible): Trapp, Jung, Zambrano, Anderson, Oczipka, Schwegler, Russ, Kadlec, Rode, Barnetta, Joselu 


Juventus v Sassuolo

Italy Serie A

2013-12-15 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:37:28)

TEAM NEWS:

Juventus missing suspended Claudio Marchisio, also key Andrea Pirlo (muscle).

Sasuolo without Domenico Berardi and Francesco Acerbi who are both suspended, also injured Emanuele Terranova.

Juventus (possible): Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Isla, Padoin, Pogba, Vidal, Peluso, Tevez, Quagliarella

Sassuolo (possible): Pegolo, Antei, Bianco, Acerbi, Gazzola, Magnanelli, Marrone, Longhi, Missiroli, Zaza, Floro Flores


Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao

Spain La Liga

2013-12-15 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 14:04:56)

TEAM NEWS:

Sevilla will have problems to compensate the absence of some important midfielders such as Marko Marin (stomach, 7 games), Victor Perez Vitolo (ankle, 11 games/2 goals), Diego Perotti (calf muscle, 9 games/1 goal), Piotr Trochowski (calf muscle, 5 games) and one of their key players Ivan Rakitic (14 games/7 goals) who is suspended. They will also miss defenders Nicolas Pareja (knee, 9 games) and Mendonca dos Santos Cicinho (cruciate ligaments) and striker Denis Cheryshev (hamstring/1 game).

Athletic Bilbao are missing defenders Enric Saborit (ankle/2 games), Aymeric Laporte (thigh, 15 games/1 goal) and Unai Albizua (hamstring, 2 games). Midfielder Andre Iturraspe (knee, 12 games) and striker Kike Sola (calf, 1 game) will not be in the team for this match.

Possible line-ups:

Sevilla: Beto, Navarro, Carrico, Fazio, Figueiras, Iborra, Mbia, Jairo, Cristoforo, Reyes, Bacca.

Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Balenziaga, San Jose, Gurpegui, Iraola, Benat, Mikel Rico, Muniain, Herrera, Susaeta, Torquero.


Napoli v Inter

FBITA Serie A-13

2013-12-15 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 08:40:59)

TEAM NEWS:

Napoli missing Giandomenico Mesto (ligament), Juan Camilo Zuniga (knee) and Marek Hamsik (foot).

Inter Milan without Diego Milito (hamstring), Walter Samuel (thigh), Cristian Chivu (foot), McDonald Mariga (thigh) and Zdravko Kuzmanovic (muscle).

Napoli (possible): Reina, Maggio, Albiol, Britos, Revellieire, Behrami, Inler, Callejon Pandev, Mertens, Higuain

Inter Milan (possible): Handanovic, Campagnaro, Rolando, Jesus, Jonathan, Kovacic, Cambiasso, Alvarez, Nagatomo, Guarin, Palacio


Atletico Madrid v Valencia

Spain La Liga

2013-12-15 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-14 14:06:48)

TEAM NEWS:

Atletico Madrid will try to stay side by side with Barcelona without injured defender Juan Francisco Juanfran (toe, 14 games) and midfielders Mario Suarez (knee, 7 games) and Josuha Guilavogui (hip/1 game). 

Valencia will be playing without help of defenders Ricardo Costa (hamstring, 11 games/3 goals) and Antonio Barragan (back, 6 games). Dani Parejo (illness, 9 games) and Juan Bernat (ankle, 12 games/1 goal) will not be able to help their teammates in the middle.

Possible line-ups:

Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Filipe Luis, Godin, Miranda, Alderweireld, Koke, Gabi, Tiago, Turan, Costa, Villa.

Valencia: Alves, Guardado, Mathieu, Ruiz, Joao Pereira, Romeu, Banega, Fuego, Canales, Feghouli, Jonas.


Lyon v Marseille

France Ligue 1

2013-12-15 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-15 09:02:13)

TEAM NEWS:

Lyon are missing goalkeeper Anthony Lopes (back, 12 games) and defender Mouhamadou Dabo (knee, 6 games). Midifelder Steed Malbranque (calf muscle, 13 games/1 goal) and striker Jimmy Briand (hamstring, 9 games/3 goals) are also out.

Marseille are missing suspended midfielder Alaixus Jacques Romao (17  games) and striker Andrew Ayew Pele (knee, 10 games/2goal) same as Mathieu Valbuena (dislocated shoulder, 17 games/1 goal).

Possible Line-Ups:

Lyon: Vercoutre, Bedimo, Umtiti, Kone, Miguel Lopes, Gonalons, Fofana, Ferri, Grenier, Benzia, Lancazette.

Marseille: Mandanda, Mendy, Diawara, N`Kolou, Fanni, Romao, Lemina, Cheyrou, Payet, Thauvin, Gignac.


Getafe v Girona

Spain Copa del Rey

2013-12-17 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 11:49:56)

MARKET INFORMATION:

Girona missing defenders David Junca and Chus Herrero, midfielders Juanlu Hens, Albert Vivancos and Francisco Gil, striker Gerard Bordas and Chando.


Levante v Recreativo Huelva

Spain Copa del Rey

2013-12-17 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 11:53:00)

TEAM NEWS:

Levante missing defenders Hector Rodas and Christian Lell, striker Baba (3 goals) who are out injured, also defender Loukas Vyntra, midfielder Papakouli Diop, striker Sergio Pinto are being rested.

Red du Huelva without injured defenders Cifu, Fernando Vega and David Corcoles, striker Jonathen Valle.


Guangzhou Evergrande v Bayern Munich

FIFA Club World Cup

2013-12-17 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 10:13:51)

TEAM NEWS:

Bayern Munich coach Pepe Guardiola is still missing Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben and Holger Badstuber.

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcelo Lippi has no injury worries.

Bayern Munich (possible): Neuer, Van Buyten, Rafinha, Boateng, Alaba, Kroos, Thiago, Ribery, Gotze, Muller, Mandzukic.

Guangzhou Evergrande (possible): Cheng, Zhang, Feng, Young-Kwon, Xiang, Zhi, Silva, Conca, Huang, Gao, Cardoso.

Info:     This game is being played in Agadir, Morocco.


Sunderland v Chelsea

England League Cup

2013-12-17 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 10:50:22)

UPDATE:         CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Sunderland make just three changes from the side which drew 0-0 with West Ham at the weekend.

Chelsea make eight changes as Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard get a run out.

Sunderland:  Mannone, Celustka, Dossena, O'Shea, Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Gardner, Johnson, Giaccherini, Altidore.

Chelsea: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, De Bruyne, Willian, Schurrle, Eto'o.

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TEAM NEWS:

Sunderland missing midfielder Jack Colback (illness), goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and defender Carlos Cuellar (hip).

Chelsea without defender Branislav Ivanovic who is suspended, also left-back Ryan Bertrand (knee) and midfielder Marco van Ginkel (knee). While manager Jose Mourinho is likely to make a number of changes.

Possible Line-ups:

Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, O’Shea, Brown, Bardsley, Larsson, Sueng-Yueng, Giaccherini, Johnson, Fletcher, Altidore.

Chelsea: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Schurrle, Willian, Mata, Demba Ba.


Leicester v Man City

England League Cup

2013-12-17 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 10:52:32)

UPDATE:          CONFIRMED LINE-UPS

Leicester make four changes, with Dave Nugent leading the line.

Man City make eight changes but still name a very strong side as Joe Hart and Jack Rodwell start tonight.

Leicester: Schmeichel; Wasilewski, Morgan, Miquel, Konchesky; Knockaert, King, Drinkwater, Dyer; Taylor-Fletcher; Nugent

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Lescott, Kompany, Kolarov, Milner, Garcia, Rodwell, Navas, Silva, Dzeko

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TEAM NEWS:

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has no new injury or suspension concerns but Chris Wood (hamstring), Sean St Ledger (groin) and Tom Hopper (shin) are still out.

Man City missing top goalscorer Sergio Aguero (calf), defenders Matija Nastasic (calf) and Micah Richards (hamstring). While manager Manuel Pellegrini will again rotate his line-up as he did in previous rounds.

Possible Line-ups:

Leicester: Schmeichel, de Laet, Konchesky, Drinkwater, Morgan, Moore, Knockaert, James, Vardy, Nugent, Dyer.

Man City: Hart, Boyata, Lescott, Garcia, Kolarov, Rodwell, Milner, Silva, Navas, Dzeko, Jovetic.


Burton Albion v Fleetwood Town

England FA Cup

2013-12-17 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 12:29:12)

TEAM NEWS:

Burton Albion have a doubts with striker Adam McGurk (concussion) and midfielder Jack Dyer (knee), while Rory Delap is unavailable following his retirement from football.

Fleetwood Town are without loanees Nathan Tyson and Daniel Carr who have not been given permission to play by their respective parent clubs Blackpool and Huddersfield, also Jamille Matt (ankle) and David Ball (shoulder) are out.


Coventry v Hartlepool

England FA Cup

2013-12-17 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 12:31:38)

TEAM NEWS:

Coventry have a doubt with defender Jordan Clarke (ankle), while strikers Chris Dagnall and Chris Maguire are ineligible and defender Jordan Willis (knee) remains sidelined.

Hartlepool have no fresh injury concerns but remain without Jordan Richards (hernia), also Dan Jones (ankel) is struggling.


Mansfield v Oldham

England FA Cup

2013-12-17 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 12:33:34)

TEAM NEWS:

Mansfield have a doubt with midfielder Lee Stevenson (calf), while defender Ritchie Sutton (thigh) is out.

Oldham have a doubt with midfielder David Mellor (illness), also Charlie MacDonald (thigh) and defender Edijs Joksts (back) miss out again.


Barcelona v FC Cartagena

Spain Copa del Rey

2013-12-17 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-17 11:54:50)

MARKET INFORMATION

Barcelona

are still missing star man Messi, goalkeeper Victor Valdes and defender Dani Alves who are all out injured, also defender Gerard Pique, playmaker Xavi and midfielder Sergio Busquets are all being rested.


Betis v Lleida

Spain Copa del Rey

2013-12-18 18:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-18 14:06:17)

MARKET INFORMATION

Betis missing defender Damien Perquis (5 apps), midfielders Juan Carlos (8 apps) and Nosa (7 apps), striker Braian Rodriguez (3 apps) who are all injured, also defenders Javier Chico (11 apps) and Jordi Figeuras (6 apps), midfielders Javier Matilla (13 apps), Cedrick (11 apps) and Xavi Torres (10 apps) are all rested.


Sociedad v Algeciras

Spain Copa del Rey

2013-12-18 18:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-18 14:17:19)

MARKET INFORMATION

Sociedad are missing defenders Alberto de la Bella (11 apps), Mikel Gonzalez (9 apps) and Daniel Estrada (3 apps), midfielders David Zurutuza (12 apps) and Esteban Granero (3 apps) who are all injured, also regular goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (22 apps), defender Carlos Martinez (11 apps), midfielder Markel Bergara (12 apps) are all rested.


Wacker Innsbruck v Red Bull Salzburg

Austria Bundesliga

2013-12-18 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-18 15:13:04)

MARKET INFORMATION

Wacker Innsburck without regular goalkeeper Safar (14 apps), defender Vucu (18 apps), midfielders Piesinger (10) and Kuen (11 apps).

Red Bull Salzburg missing key players: strikers Soriano (13 apps/12 goals - 2nd top goalscorer) and Alan (17 apps/13 goals - top goalscorer), also defender Schwegler (13 apps), midfielder Hierlander (10 apps).


Tottenham v West Ham

England League Cup

2013-12-18 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-16 11:10:15)

CONFIRMED LINE-UPS 

Tottenham make 6 changes as Adebayor and Defoe start up front as caretaker manager Tim Sherwood makes his mark in a new look line-up.

West Ham make 7 changes, with rare starts for keeper Adrian, also Taylor and Carlton Cole.

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Chiriches, Capoue, Rose; Lennon, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Townsend; Adebayor, Defoe

West Ham: Adrian, O'Brien, Rat, Collins, McCartney, Diarra, Taylor, Collison, J.Cole, Jarvis, C.Cole

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TEAM NEWS:

Tottenham without captain Michael Dawson and Paulinho who are both suspended, also Sandro (calf) and Jan Vertonghen (ankle).

West Ham missing captain Kevin Nolan who is suspended, also Andy Carroll (foot), Stewart Downing (calf), Mladen Petric (calf), Winston Reid (ankle) and Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder).

Tottenham (possible): Friedel, Walker, Chiriches, Kaboul, Rose, Capoue, Dembele, Eriksen, Townsend, Lamela, Defoe.

West Ham (possible): Adrian, Demel, Tomkins, Collins, O’Brien, Diame, Diarra, Noble, J.Cole, Taylor, C.Cole.

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MARKET INFORMATION

Tottenham have this morning sacked their manager Andre Villas-Boas.


Stoke v Man Utd

England League Cup

2013-12-18 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-18 11:38:53)

UPDATE:          CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:        

Stoke make 4 changes with Jon Walters and goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen among those returning.

Man Utd are missing Wayne Rooney who is injured, with Van Persie also out it means no out and out striker, there are returns for Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Anderson.

Stoke: Sorensen; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Walters, Palacios, Ireland, Whelan, Assaidi,Crouch

Man Utd: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Jones, Anderson, Young, Welbeck.

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TEAM NEWS:

Stoke manager Mark Hughes said will make changes but still intends to field a strong team, he will be without captain Robert Huth (knee).

Man Utd missing Robin Van Persie (thigh), Michael Carrick (achilles), Marouane Fellaini (back) and Chris Smalling (hamstring), while Shinji Kawaga (illness) and Nemanja Vidic (knock) are doubts.

Stoke (possible): Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Palacios, N’Zonzi, Pennant, Ireland, Jones, Crouch.

Man Utd (possible): Lindegaard, Rafael, Jones, Evans, Buttner, Cleveley, Anderson, Nani, Young, Welbeck, Rooney.


Sheff Weds v Wigan

England Championship

2013-12-18 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-18 11:44:52)

TEAM NEWS:

Sheff Weds without Joe Mattock (thigh), Michail Antonio (knee), Giles Coke (hamstring) and Lewis Buxton (hamstring).

Wigan missing Juan Carlos Garcia (ankle) and Shaun Maloney (hip), while Ali Al Habsi (fitness) and Gary Caldwell (fitness) are unlikley to be risked.

Sheff Weds (possible): Martinez, Johnson, Johnson, Loovens, Palmer, Maghoma, McPhail, Olofinjana, Helan, Lee, Wickham.

Wigan (possible): Carson, Boyce, Barnett, Ramis, Beausejour, Watson, McArthur, McManaman, McCann, McClean, Powell.


Crawley Town v Bristol Rovers

England FA Cup

2013-12-18 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-18 15:27:55)

TEAMS NEWS:

Crawley Town will give a late fitness test to captain Josh Simpson (hamstring).

Bristol Rovers are likely to be without defender Mark McChrystal (knee), while Jim Paterson and Danny Woodards are short of fitness and wont be risked.


Rennes v Bordeaux

France Coupe de la Ligue

2013-12-18 19:55:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-18 13:05:10)

TEAM NEWS:

Rennes missing midfielder Foued Kadir (12 apps/5 goals) who is injured, also goalkeeper Benoit Costil (18 apps), defenders Romain Danze (18 apps) and Cedric Hountondji (10 apps), midfielders Jean Makoun (14 apps) and Jonathan Pitriopa (17 apps) are rested.

Bordeaux without defenders Lucas Orban (11 apps) and Julien Faubert (8 apps), midfielders Gregory Sertic (12 apps/3 goals), Andre Biyago Poko (6 apps) and Abdou Traore (5 apps) are all injured, also strikers Diego Rolan (5 apps) and Hadi Sacko (5 apps) are not in the squad.


St. Pauli v Karlsruhe

German Bundesliga 2

2013-12-20 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 11:17:10)

TEAM NEWS:

St. Pauli welcome back Soren Gonther who has completed a two-match ban, but Fabian Boll (knock), Philipp Ziereis (hip) and Dennis Daube (knee) are missing.

Karlsuher have defender Dennis Kempe is back in defence after his one-match suspension, but now Koen van der Biezen is suspended, also Martin Stoll (foot), Jesper Brechtel (knee) and Gaetan Krebs (hip) are out.


Sandhausen v Erzgebirge Aue

German Bundesliga 2

2013-12-20 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 11:27:22)

TEAM NEWS: 

Sandhausen still missing long-term absentees Radoslav Zabavnik (ankle), Marco Thiede (thigh), Ranisav Jovanovic (leg) and Florian Hubner (ankle).

Aue without midfielder Guido Kocer who is suspended, but striker Solomon Okoronkwo returns from his ban, while Aue still without Schroder (cruciate ligament), Schlitte (thigh) and Rau (disciplinary reasons).


Dynamo Dresden v Bochum

German Bundesliga 2

2013-12-20 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 11:42:49)

TEAM NEWS:

Dynamo Dresden welcome back Robert Koch and Mickael Pote from suspension, but Adnan Mravac (broken nose) is missing.

Bochum without long-term absentees Selim Gunduz (knee), Mounir Chaftar (thigh) and Patrick Fabian (thigh), while Paul Freier (ankle), Richard Sukuta-Pasu (back) and Onur Bulut (illness) are doubts.


RKC Waalwick v FC Twente

Holland Eredivisie

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 10:24:08)

TEAM NEWS:

Waalwijk missing defender Ivens and midfielder Castelen.

FC Twente without key midfielder Promes (8 goals), while defender Koppers is doubtful.


Porto v Olhanense

Portugal Primeira Liga

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 12:16:19)

TEAM NEWS:

Porto without defender Alex Sandro (13 apps).

Olhanense missing defender Sebastian Mladen (7 apps), midfielders Jander (9 apps) and Rui Duarte (8 apps), striker Jakub Vojtus (8 apps) who are out injured.


Niort v Creteil

France Ligue 2

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 12:26:02)

TEAM NEWS:

Niort are at full strength, fringe striker Jerome Lafourcade (thigh) is doubtful.

Creteil are also at full strength.


Nimes v Angers

France Ligue 2

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 12:32:08)

TEAM NEWS:

Nimes have doubts with key playmaker Vincent Gragnic (ankle), Mathieu Michel (finger) and Pierre Bouby (knee), while Jean-Alain Fanchone (ankle) is out.

Angers without midfielder Rayan Frokeche who is suspended, while midfielder Olivier Auriac (ankle), Diego Gomez (knee) and Ibrahima Diallo (knee) are missing.


Caen v Brest

France Ligue 2

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 12:43:36)

TEAM NEWS:

Caen without defender Jean-Jacques Pierre who is suspended.

Brest missing midfielder Diallo Guidileye (thigh), while defender Ousmane Coulibaly (ankle) is a doubt.


Chateauroux v Dijon

France Ligue 2

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 12:48:08)

TEAM NEWS:

Chateauroux have doubts with regulars Christian Kinkela (thigh), Jonathan Millieras (shoulder), Luis Ramos (ankle), Kevin Dupuis (groin) and Jonathan Rivas (knee), while Nasser Chamed (knee) and Emeric Dudouit (knee) are out.

Dijon missing captain Cedric Varrault (ankle) and Gregory Thil (knee).


Clermont Foot v Bastia

France Ligue 2

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 12:52:50)

TEAM NEWS:

Clermont Foot without right-back Anthony Lippini Clermont who is suspended.

Bastia have concerns over several players - Madimoussa Traore (knee), Jean-Francois Grimaldi (knee), Jean-Christophe Lamberti (groin), Remi Arnoux (thigh), Massire Kante (knee), Alassane Ndiaye (ankle) and Adrien Monfray (ankle), also Dominique Agostini (knee) is missing.


Le Havre v Auxerre

France Ligue 2

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 13:01:24)

TEAM NEWS:

Le Havre are at full strength. 

Auxerre have doubts with Eric Marester (leg), Jamel Ait Ben Idir (thigh), Nicolas Gavory (hernia) and Lynel Kitambala (thigh), while Olivier Sorin (leg) and Prince Segbefia (knee) are still out.


Nancy v Laval

France Ligue 2

2013-12-20 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 13:05:23)

TEAM NEWS:

Nancy missing striker Benjamin Moukandjo (leg), also winger Abdou Karim Coulibaly is suspended, while Junior Joachim (leg) and Benjamin Tobias Badila (thigh) are doubts.

Laval ok.


Monaco v Valenciennes

France Ligue 1

2013-12-20 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 09:58:57)

TEAM NEWS:

Monaco star striker Falcao should be back for this game according to latest reports from club. But striker Nacer Barazite (knee) and midfielder Nabil Dirar (knee) are still out, along with midfielder Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (ankle, 13 games/3 goals) and defender Borja Lopez (thigh muscle strain, 1 game).

Valenciennes without strikers Anthony Le Tallec (hamstring, 12 games/1 goal), Gregory Pujol (leg, 9 games/3 goals), defenders Lindsay Rose (knee ligament, 7 games), Mody Traore (ankle), striker Opa N`Guette (hamstring, 9 games) and midfielder Marco Da Silva (calf muscle strain, 8 games/1 goal).

Possible Line-Ups:

Monaco: Subasic, Abidal, Raggi, Carcalho, Kurzawa, Obbadi, Moutinho, Toulalan, Rodriguez, Riviere, Falcao.

Valenciennes: Penneteau, Ciss, Nery, Angoua, Masuaku, Doumbia, Enza Yamissi, Ducurtioux, Kagelmacher, Melikson, Bahebeck.


Elche v Malaga

Spain La Liga

2013-12-20 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 10:19:08)

TEAM NEWS:

Elche probably will be without attacker Alvaro Gimenez (knee ligament, 2 games). The good news is that striker Manuel Del Moral Fernadez Manu (12 games/1 goal) and defender David Lomban (14 games/1 goal) are ready for their comeback.

Malaga missing defender Pereira dos Santos Eliseu (14 games/2 goals) who is suspended, while striker Mounir El Hamdaoui (8 games/3 goals) is doubtful. Midfielder Ignacio Camacho (sprained ankle, 11 games) and defender Jose Manuel Casado (knee ligament) will be out again.

Possible Line-Ups:

Elche: Tono, Albacar, Botia, Pelegrin, Sapunaru, Sanchez, Perez, Fidel, Coro, Gil, Boakye.

Malaga: Caballero, Antunes, Weligton, Sanchez, Gamez, Camacho, Tissone, Duda, Morales, Portillo, Juanmi.


E.Frankfurt v Augsburg

German Bundesliga

2013-12-20 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 10:28:36)

TEAM NEWS:

E.Frankfurt missing Stefano Celozzi, Marc Stendera and Marco Russ.

Augsburg without Jan Moravek.

Possible Line-ups:

E.Frankfurt: Trapp, Djakpa, Anderson, Zambrano, Jung, Rode, Schwegler, Flum, Barnetta, Kadlec, Joselu

Augsburg: Hitz, Verhaegh, Callsen-Bracker, Klaven, Ostrzolek, Baier, Hahn, Vogt, Altintop, Werner, Bobadilla


Tranmere v Gillingham

England League 1

2013-12-20 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 13:23:49)

TEAM NEWS:

Tranmere have a doubt with captain James Wallace (groin), while defender Ian Goodison (groin) is out.

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor is monitoring several players - including mifielders Chris Whelpdale (knock) and Danny Hollands (knee), also Craig Fagan, Charlie Lee and Amine Linganzi will have late tests.


Exeter v Chesterfield

England League 2

2013-12-20 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 13:29:18)

TEAM NEWS:

Exeter missing captain Danny Coles (knee) and midfielder Matt Oakley (ankle).

Chesterfield missing Armand Gnanduillet (shoulder), Marc Richards (foot), defenders Liam Cooper (ankle) and Nathan Smith (ankle), midfielders Jimmy Ryan (shoulder), Ollie Banks (hamstring), Sam Morsy (knee) and Gary Roberts (hamstring).


Southend v Rochdale

England League 2

2013-12-20 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-20 13:43:50)

TEAM NEWS:

Southend have a fully-fit squad apart from long-term absentee Julian Bennett (knee).

Rochdale manager Keith Hill has no new injury or suspension worries, but is still without striker George Donnelly (ankel).


Liverpool v Cardiff

England Premier League

2013-12-21 12:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 11:44:57)

TEAM NEWS:

Liverpool:

Jose Enrique (knee injury, 8 games), striker Daniel Sturridge (Ankle injury, 12 games/9 goals) and captain Steven Gerrard (hamstring injury, 15 games/3 goals) are all out. Cardiff: ok. Liverpool (possible): Mignolet, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Johnson, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sterling. Cardiff (possible): Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor, Medel, Odemwingie, Mutch, Whittingham, Bellamy, Campbell.


B.Dortmund v Hertha Berlin

German Bundesliga

2013-12-21 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:12:03)

TEAM NEWS:

B.Dortmund are missing Gundogan (back, 1 game), Bender (ankle, 15 games), Subotic (cruciate ligament, 10 games), Hummels (foot, 10 games) and Schmelzer (calf, 9 games). 

Hertha Berlin will be without Baumjohann (cruciate ligament, 4 games), Ben Hatira (right ankle, 14 games, 3 goals), Langkamp (hamstring, 13 goals), Holland (flu, 1 game) and Brooks (flu, 8 games)

B.Dortmund (possible): Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Sokratis, Sarr, Durm, Kehl, Sahin, Aubameyang, H. Mkhitaryan, Reus, Lewandowski

Hertha Berlin (possible): Kraft, Pekarik, Lustenberger, Hosogai, N. Schulz, Cigerci, Niemeyer, M. Ndjeng, Ronny, Skjelbred, Ramos


Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen

German Bundesliga

2013-12-21 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:14:32)

TEAM NEWS:

Werder Bremen missing Strebinger (back), Stevanovic (foot), Junuzovic (ankle), Ignjovski (thigh), Schmitz (thigh) Prodl (muscle 9 games), and Aaron Hunt (muscle, 16 games, 3 goals).

Bayer Leverkusen will be without Reinartz (foot, 10 games), Hilbert (ligament), Sam (thigh, 12matches, 7 goals) and Spahic (suspended, 12 games).

Werder Bremen (possible): Wolf, Fritz, Lukimya, Caldirola, Garcia, Bargfrede, Makiadi , Gebre Selassie, Ekici, Elia, Di Santo

Bayer Leverkusen (possible): Leno, Donati, Wollscheid, Toprak, Can, Bender, Rolfes, Castro, Hegeler, Kiesling, Son


Eintracht Braunschweig v Hoffenheim

German Bundesliga

2013-12-21 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:17:15)

TEAM NEWS:

Eintracht Braunschweig without Reichel (meniscus, 11 games), Caligiuri (knee, 10 games), Dogan (hip, 14 games), Ademi (flu, 12 games, 1 goal) and Elabdellaoui (flu, 15 games, 1 goal)

Hoffenheim missing Chris (ankle) and Thesker (ligament). 

Eintracht Braunschweig (possible): Davari, Kessel, Bicakcic, Dogan, Perthel, Kratz, Vrancic, Theuerkauf, Oehrl, Boland, Kumbela

Hoffenheim (possible): Grahl, Beck, Süle, Vestergaard, Toljan, Rudy, Polanski, Firmino, Volland, Herdling, Schipplock


Freiburg v Hannover

German Bundesliga

2013-12-21 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:21:39)

TEAM NEWS:

Freiburg without Terrazzino (tendon), Mujdza (tendon), Coquelin (ankle, 13 games), Schmid (cruciate ligament, 11 games), Höfler (suspension, 12 games, 2 goals), Freis (Achilles, 14 games, 2 goals) and Schuster (foot, 11 games).

Hannover missing Schulz (knee, 10 games, 1 goal), Ya Konan (ankle, 6 games, 1 goal), Kadah (wrist) and Huszti (suspended, 14 games, 6 goals) are out for Hannover.

Freiburg (possible): Baumann, Sorg, Krmas, Höhn, C. Günter, Ginter, Fernandes, Kerk, Pilar, Darida, Mehmedi

Hannover (possible): Zieler, H. Sakai, Marcelo, Hoffmann, Prib, Andreasen, Sane, Stindl, Bittencourt, M. Diouf, A. Sobiech


Hamburg v Mainz

German Bundesliga

2013-12-21 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:24:55)

TEAM NEWS:

Hamburg missing Diekmeier (broken foot), Rajkovic (ligament), Westermann (knee, 14 games), Adler (ankle, 15 games) and Ivo Ilicevic (personal reasons, 6 games). 

Mainz without Schahin (hip), Bungert (fever), Mathenia (thigh), Shahin (hip), Baumgartlinger (meniscus, 6 games), and Sliskovic (suspension)

Hamburg (possible): Drobny, Rincon, Tah, Djourou, Jansen, Badelj, Arslan, Beister, van der Vaart, Calhanoglu, Lasogga

Mainz (possible): Karius, Pospech, Bell, Noveski, Park, Geis, Soto, Malli, Muller, Parker, Okazaki


Crystal Palace v Newcastle

England Premier League

2013-12-21 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 11:47:30)

TEAM NEWS:

Crystal Palace:

Adlene Guedioura (rib, 4 games) and Jerome Thomas (groin, 6 games) are out. Newcastle ok. Crystal Palace (possible): Speroni, Moxey, Delaney, Gabbidon, Ward, Puncheon, Jedinak, O'Keefe, Bannan, Chamakh, Jerome. Newcastle (possible): Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko, Cabaye, Tiote, Gouffran, Cisse, Remy.


Fulham v Man City

England Premier League

2013-12-21 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 11:49:39)

TEAM NEWS:

Fulham:

Hugo Rodallega (groin, 4 games) and Brede Hangeland (leg, 8 games) will both miss out, while Fernando Amorebieta (10 games) is doubtful. Man City: Sergio Aguero (calf, 15 games/13 goals - TOP SCORER), Matija Nastasic (calf, 9 games/1 goal), Micah Richards (hamstring, 2 games) and Pablo Zabaleta (hamstring, 15 games) are all sidelined through injury. Fulham (possible): Stekelenburg, Riise, Hughes, Senderos, Riether, Sidwell, Parker, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Berbatov, Dejagah. Man City (possible): Pantilimon, Boyata, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Negredo.


Man Utd v West Ham

England Premier League

2013-12-21 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 11:53:07)

TEAM NEWS:

Man Utd:

Michael Carrick (achilles, 10 games) and Robin van Persie (thigh, 11 games/7 goals) are both out, while Fellaini (back injury, 10 games) and Nemanja Vidic (knock, 11 games) are doubtful. West Ham: Winston Reid (ankle, 10 games/1 goal), Andy Carroll (foot), Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder, 7 games/ 2 goals), Mladen Petric (calf, 3 games) and Stewart Downing (achilles, 13 games) will all miss out due to injury while Kevin Nolan (15 games/1 goal) is suspended. Man Utd (possible): Gea, Evra, Evans, Jones, Rafael, Giggs, Cleverley, Januzaj, Rooney, Valencia, Welbeck. West Ham (possible): Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Collins, Tomkins, Demel, Diame, Morrison, Collison, Noble, Jarvis, Maiga.


Stoke v Aston Villa

England Premier League

2013-12-21 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 11:54:47)

TEAM NEWS:

Stoke:

Robert Huth (knee, 12 games) is injured, Ryan Shawcross (groin injury, 16 games/a goal) is doubtul, while Stephen Ireland (11 games/2 goals) is ineligible to face his former club. Aston Villa: Agbonlahor (13 games/1 goal) is suspended and Jores Okore (knee, 3 games) will miss out due to injury, while Ron Vlaar (calf, 14 games) is doubtful. Stoke (possible): Begovic, Pieters, Wilson, Muniesa, Cameron, N'Zonzi, Whelan, Arnautovic, Adam, Walters, Crouch. Aston Villa (possible): Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Herd, Luna, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Albrighton, Benteke, Weimann.


Sunderland v Norwich

England Championship

2013-12-21 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 11:56:20)

TEAM NEWS:

Sunderland:

Carlos Cuallar (hip, 3 games ) is out through injury, while goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (10 games)is doubtful. Norwich: Alexander Tettey (ancle, 7 games) and Pilkington (hamstring, 9 games/1 goal) are both out due to injury, while van Wolfswinkel (8 games/1 goal)is doubtful. Sunderland (possible): Mannone, Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Celustka, Cattermole, Gardner, Giaccherini, Larsson, Johnson, Altidore. Norwich (possible): Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Bassong, Olsson, Redmond, Howson, Johnson, Fer, Elmander, Hooper.


West Brom v Hull City

England Premier League

2013-12-21 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 11:57:28)

TEAM NEWS:

West Brom:

manager Steve Clarke is no longer manager. Goalkeeper Ben Foster played for the reserves so he could be fit. Hull: Sone Aluko (achilles, 8 games/1 goal) and Stephen Quinn (hamstring, 6 games) will both miss out. West Brom (possible): Myhill, Ridgewell, Olsson, McAuley, Jones, Yacob, Mulumbu, Brunt, Sessegnon, Amalfitano, Long. Hull (possible): McGregor, Chester, Bruce, Davies, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Sagbo, Graham.


Villarreal v Sevilla

Spain La Liga

2013-12-21 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:14:52)

TEAM NEWS:

Villareal will welcome back midfielder Bruno Soriano Llido. Midfielder Ruben Gracia Calmache Cani (15 games/2 goals) is back in training after the knee injury and Francisco Javier Farinos Zapata (ankle) is still out from team.

Sevilla one of the key players Ivan Rakitic is back after suspension, but there is a new red card trouble for team - midfielder Stephane M`Bia (10 games/1 goal) will miss this game. Another midfielder Marko Marin (stomach, 7 games), defender Mendonca dos Santos Cicinho (cruciate ligaments) and striker Denis Cheryshev (hamstring/1 game) are still on the injury list.

Possible Line-Ups:

Villareal: Asenjo, Costa, Paulista, Musacchio, Mario, Perez, Bruno, Trigueros, Aquino, Uche, Santos.

Sevilla: Beto, Coke, Fazio, Navarro, Figueiras, Caricco, Iborra, Vitolo, Rakitic, Reyes, Bacca.


St Etienne v Nantes

France Ligue 1

2013-12-21 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:55:15)

TEAM NEWS:

St Etienne

without midfielder Jeremy Clement (thigh muscle strain, 14 games) and central midfielder Ismael Tiemoko Diomande (12 games/1 goal). Defender Kurt Zouma (11 games) is still under suspension. Attacker Idriss Saadi (groin, 1 game), defenders Paul Baysse (knee ligament) and Jean Pascal Mignot (thigh muscle, 2 games) are also sidelined. Nantes have doubts with both central defenders El Hadji Papy Mison Djilobodji (17 games/3 goals) and Oswaldo Augusto Vizcarrondo Araujo (17 games). Possible Line-Ups: St Etienne: Ruffier, Clerc, Sall, Ghoulam, Perrin, Corgnet, Tabanou, Cohade, Lemoine, Brandao, Gradel. Nantes: Riou, Alhadhur, Djilobodji, Vizcarrondo, Cichero, Toure, Bedoya, Bessat, Deaux, Gakpe, Djordjevic.


Livorno v Udinese

Italy Serie A

2013-12-21 17:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:45:01)

TEAM NEWS:

Livorno: Ruben Botta (ligament) and Cristiano Piccini ligament) are injured and Alfonso De Luca (1 game) and Alfred Duncan (1 game) are suspended.

Udinese: Mathias Renegie (muscle) and Luis Fernando Muriel (thigh).

Livorno (possible): Bardi; Valentini, Emerson, Ceccherini; Schiattarella, Luci, Biagianti, Greco, Mbaye; Siligardi; Paulinho

Udinese (possible): Brkic; Domizzi, Danilo, Heurtaux; Basta, Allan, Lazzari, Gabriel Silva; Pereyra, Bruno Fernandes; Di Natale


Betis v Almeria

Spain La Liga

2013-12-21 17:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:18:22)

TEAM NEWS:

Betis will be without midfielders Xavier Torres Xavi (Achilles tendon/10 games), Emanuel Igiebor Nosakhare Nosa (7 games/1 goal) and defender Antonio Amaya (12 games/1 goal). Goalkeeper Guillermo Sara (12 games) could miss this game too.

Almeria top scorer Rodrigo Rios Lozano Rodri (ankle, 14 games/7 goals) will be out in this round. Defender Hernan Dario Pellerano (knee,13 games) and midfielder Miguel Angel Perez Corona (5 games) are doubtful.

Possible Line-Ups:

Betis: Andersen, Nacho, Paulao, Perquis, Chica, Verdu, Reyes, Non, Vadillo, Molina, Castro.

Almeria: Esteban, Dubarbier, Fernandez, Trujilo, Oliveira, Azeez, Verza, Vidal, Soriano, Suso, Diaz.


Nurnberg v Schalke

German Bundesliga

2013-12-21 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:27:30)

TEAM NEWS:

Nurnberg without Stark (leg injury, 12 games), Pogatetz (suspension, 16 games) and Gebhart (groin, 1 game).

Schalke missing Höger (cruciate ligament, 7 games, 2 goals), Draxler (hamstring, 14 games, 1 goal), Höwedes (hamstring, 14 games, 1 goal), Huntelaar (knee, 2 games, 2 goals), and Aogo (ligament, 10 games), while Farfan has a flu and is doubtful.

Nurnberg (possible): Schafer, Chandler, Nilsson, Dabanli, Plattenhardt, Frantz, Drmic, Hasebe, Kiyotake, Hlousek, Ginczek

Schalke (possible): Fahrmann, Uchida, Santana, Matip, Kolasinac, Neustädter, Jones, Boateng, Meyer, Farfan, Szalai


Atletico Madrid v Levante

Spain La Liga

2013-12-21 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:20:17)

TEAM NEWS:

Atletico Madrid will be only without midfielder Mario Suarez (knee, 7 games)

Levante is without suspended midfielder Jordi Xumetra (15 games/1 goal). Defenders Hector Rodas (8 games) and Christian Lell (5 games) are doubtful while striker Papa Babacar Diawara (11 games, 3 goals) is back to training after last week injury.

Possible Line-Ups:

Atletico Madrid: Curtois, Luis, Godin, Miranda, Juanfran, Turan, Gabi, Tigao, Koke, Costa, Villa.

Levante: Navas, Karabelas, Juanfran, Vyntra, Lopez, Diop, Simao, Zhar, Pinto, Rios, Diawara.


Bastia v Montpellier

France Ligue 1

2013-12-21 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:59:10)

TEAM NEWS:

Bastia

two key players are out - goalkeeper Mickael Landreau (18 games) and probably midfielder Ryad Boudebouz (14 games/2 goals). Midfielder Christian Koffi Romaric (15 games/3 goals) is under suspension. Wahbi Khazri (thigh muscle, 16 games/4 goals) and Bruno are also out. Montpellier defenders Abdelhamid El Kaoutari and Vitorino Hilton da Silva are back in the squad after suspensions, but defenders Garry Bocaly (Hip labrum tear) and Yassine Jebbour (thigh muscel strain, 9 games) are out just like attacker Djamel Bakar (knee ligaments, 13 games/1 goal). Possible Line-Ups: Bastia: Leco, Diakite, Harek, Modesto, Squillaci, Sable, Palmieri, Genest, Krasic, Ba, Raspentino. Montpellier: Jourdren, Marveaux, Hilton, El Kaoutari, Stambouli, Mounier, Sanson, Tiene, Saihi, Camara, Cabela.


Nice v Evian

France Ligue 1

2013-12-21 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 14:01:21)

TEAM NEWS:

Nice

will be without goalkeeper Mouez Hassen (groin, 1 game) and midfielder Kevin Anin. One of the key players defender Nemanja Pejcinovic (adductor, 12 games/1 goal) is doubtful Evian are without attackers Andres Ramiro Escobar Diaz (ankle, 5 games) and Nicolas Benezet (thigh muscle strain, 12 games/1 goal). Midfielders Cedric Barbosa (broken collarbone, 11 games) and Maxime Blanc (ankle, 1 game) are also out. Possible Line-Ups: Nice: Ospina, Kolodziejczak, Gomis, Genevois, Mendy, Bruls, Bautheac, Digard, Bodmer, Puel, Cvitanich. Evian: Hansen, Dja Dje Dje, Mongongu, Mensah, Sabaly, Sougou, Kone, Sorlin, Tie Bi, Wass, Ruben.


Reims v Ajaccio

France Ligue 1

2013-12-21 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 14:03:31)

TEAM NEWS:

Reims

are missing standard defender Mickael Tacalfred (hamstring, 16 games) and midfielder Georg Krychowiak (groin, 16 games/2 goals). Attackers Diego Rigonato Rodrigues (knee) and Gaetan Courtet (13 games) are also out just like defender Antoine Conte (3 games) Ajaccio will be without defender Ronald Zubar (thihg muscle strain, 12 games/1 goal) and midfielder Benoit Pedretti (calf muscle strain, 9 games/ 1 goal) but midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi will be back after suspension. Possible Line-Ups: Reims: Agassa, Weber, Signorino, Fofana, Mandi, Turan, Fortes, Albaek, Devaux, De Preville, Charbonnier. Ajaccio: Ochoa, Bonnart, Hengbart, Tonucci, Perozo, Andre, Mostefa, Faty, Arrache, Tallo, Eduardo.


Sochaux v Rennes

France Ligue 1

2013-12-21 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 14:05:49)

TEAM NEWS:

Sochaux

missing first goalkeeper Simon Pouplin (dislocated shoulder, 16 games) and midfielder Joseph Lopy (knee, 10 games/1 goal). Midfielder Thomas Guerbert (ankle fracture, 6 games), defender Jerome Roussilon (Metatarsal fracture, 1 game) and Kalilou Traore (knee) are also sidelined. Rennes will welcome back midfielder Vincent Payot but Andres Konradsen (sprained ankle, 10 games) and Fouder Kadir (hamstring, 11 games/5 goals)will be out for this game. Possible Line-Ups: Sochaux: Cros, Faussurier, Kante, Zouma, Corchia, Ilaimaharitra, Doubai, Contout, Nogueira, Bakambu, Mayuka. Rennes: Costil, Danze, Hountondji, Kana-Biyik, Payot, Bakayoko, Makoun, Alessandrini, Nelson Oliveira, Romero.


Toulouse v Guingamp

France Ligue 1

2013-12-21 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 14:07:42)

TEAM NEWS:

Toulouse

are missing suspended defender Jonathan Zebina (7 games) and Pavle Ninkov (Metatarsal fracture, 13 games). Midfielder Mihai Roman (Achilles tendonitis) and attacker Amadou Soukana (Pubalgia) will also be out. Midfielder Clement Chantome (knee, 14 games) is doubtful for this game. Guingamp will be without suspended defender Jonathan Pereira and midfielder Fatih Atik (ankle, 14 games/1 goal). Defender Paul Babiloni (pubalgia) and striker Tiekoro Keita are also out, but striker Mustapha Yatabare (12 games, 5 goals) should be back in squad after tumb injurie. Possible Line-Ups: Toulouse: Ahamada, Spajic, Abdenour, Aurier, Sylla, Didot, Aguilar, Regattin, Akpro, Brathwaite, Yeddet. Guingamp: Assembe, Lemaitre, Sorbon, Kerbrat, Leveque, Giresse, Sankhare, Mathis, Beavue, Douniama, Mandanne.


Cagliari v Napoli

Italy Serie A

2013-12-21 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:51:49)

TEAM NEWS:

Cagliari missing Victor Ibarbo (thigh) and Luca Rossettini (1 game suspension).

Napoli without Juan Zuniga (knee), Giandomenico Mesto (ligament) and Marek Hamsik (foot).

Cagliari (possible): Avramov; Pisano, Oikonomou, Astori, Murru; Dessena, Conti, Ekdal; Nainggolan; Sau, Nene

Napoli (possible): Reina; Maggio, Fernandez, Albiol, Armero; Behrami, Inler; Callejon, Mertens, Insigne; Higuain


Granada v Sociedad

Spain La Liga

2013-12-21 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:22:15)

TEAM NEWS:

Granada defenders Brayan Angulo and Jeison Murillo both miss the training this week. Midfielder Dani Benitez (hamstring, 6 games) will be out just like Alvaro Garcia (4 games) who is doubtful.

Sociedad is still without Esteban Granero (knee ligament, 3 games), attacker Diego Ifran (knee ligament) and defenders Daniel Estrada (ankle, 3 games), Alberto De la Bella (ankle, 11 games/1 goal).

Possible Line-Ups:

Granada: Roberto, Angulo, Diakhate, Murillo, Foulquier, Yebda, Ittura, Rico, Piti, El-Arabi, Brahimi.

Sociedad: Bravo, Angel, Gonzalez, Inigo Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Bergara, Pardo, Griezmann, Prieto, Vela, Agirretxe.


Espanyol v Valladolid

Spain La Liga

2013-12-22 11:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:28:11)

TEAM NEWS:

Espanyol

appealed the suspension of Sergio Garcia and the club waiting for a response. His ban isn`t confirmed yet. Valladolid are missing Oscar Javier Gonzales Marco (5 games). Experienced midfielder could make return but only on the bench for this game. Possible Line-Ups: Espanyol: Casilla, Fuentes, Moreno, Colotto, Javi Lopez, Alvarez, David Lopez, Sanchez, Stuani, Cordoba, Garcia. Valladolid: Marino, Pena, Valiente, Rueda, Rukavina, Rubio, Rossi, Ramos, Larsson, Ebert, Guerra.


Bologna v Genoa

Italy Serie A

2013-12-22 11:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:48:48)

TEAM NEWS:

Bologna missing injured Nicolo Cherubin (ankle), Diego Perez (thigh) and Frederik Sorensen (hip).

Genoa without Ze Eduardo (leg), Daniele Partanova (groin), Sime Vrsaljko (leg) and Juraj Kucka (ligament).

Bologna (possible): Curci; Morleo, Natali, Antonsson, Garics; Krhin, Diamanti, Pazienza, Diamanti; Laxalt, Kone, Cristaldo

Genoa (possible): Perin; Marchese, Gamberini, Antonini; Antonelli, Bertolacci, Matuzalem, Biondini; Fetfatzidis, Gilardino, Konate


Marseille v Bordeaux

France Ligue 1

2013-12-22 13:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 14:09:58)

TEAM NEWS:

Marseille

will miss striker Andrew Ayew (knee ligament, 10 games/2 goals) and midfielder Mathieu Valbuena (dislocated shoulder, 16 games/1 goal). Defenders Rod Fanni (12 games) and Jeremy Morel (7 games) are both doubtfull and probably will be out of team. Bordeaux are missing midfielder Andre Biyogo-Poko (ankle, 6 games) and defender Mathieu Chalme (2 games). Midifelder Abdou Traore (thigh muscle strain, 5 games) and defender Jeremie Brechet (2 games) are also sidelined. Top scorer Cheick Diabate could be ready for return and Gregory Sertic is doubtful but probably will be in team. Possible Line-Ups: Marseille: Mandanda, Mendy, Diawara, N`Kolou, Abdallah, Cheryou, Imbula, Payet, Thauvin, Khalifa, Gignac. Bordeaux: Carrasso, Poundje, Sane, Henrique, Mariano, Sertic, N`Guemo, Maurice-Belay, Jussie, Saivet, Diabate.


Southampton v Tottenham

England Premier League

2013-12-22 13:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:01:21)

TEAM NEWS:

Southampton:

Fox (hamstring), Wanyama (calf), Boruc (hand), Davis (back), Do Prado (knee) missing. Tottenham : Paulinho is suspended, also Townsend (hamstring), Kaboul (hip) and Vertonghen (ankle) out. Southampton (possible): Gazzinga, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Davis, Cork, Schneiderlin, Rodriguez, Lallana, Osvaldo. Tottenham (possible): Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Rose, Dembele, Capoue, Holtby, Lennon, Adebayor, Soldado.


Atalanta v Juventus

Italy Serie A

2013-12-22 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:42:21)

TEAM NEWS:

Atalanta missing Mario Yepes (tendon), Cristian Raimondi (Thigh), Gianpaolo Bellini (tendon) and Riccardo Cazzola (2 matches).

Juventus will play without injured Andrea Pirlo (knee).

Atalanta (possible): Consigli; Scaloni, Canini, Lucchini, Brivio; Brienza, Carmona, Cigarini, Kone; Moralez; Denis

Juventus (possible): Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pogba, Marchisio, Asamoah; Tevez, Llorente


Roma v Catania

Italy Serie A

2013-12-22 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:56:59)

TEAM NEWS:

Roma missing Marco Borriello (ankle), Federico Balzaretti (tendon), Gianluca Caprrari (thigh) and suspended Kevin Strootman (1 game) and Daniele De Rossi (1 game).

Catania without Guiseppe Bellusci (knee), Sergio Almiron (hamstring) and Nicolas Spolli (1 game suspension)

Roma (possible): De Sanctis; Maicon, Benatia, Castan, Dodo; Florenzi, Bradley, Pjanic; Gervinho, Totti; Ljajic

Catania (possible): Frison; Peruzzi, Legrottaglie, Rolin, Biraghi; Izco, Guarente, Plasil; Castro, Bergessio, Barrientos


Sampdoria v Parma

Italy Serie A

2013-12-22 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:00:09)

TEAM NEWS:

Sampdoria missing Lorenzo De Silvestri (ankle), Eder ( ankle) and Manolo Gabbiadini (1 game suspension).

Parma without Daniele Galloppa (ligament), Walter Gargano (thigh), Nicola Pavarini (back), Gabriel Paletta (thigh) and Antonio Cassano (1 game suspesnion).

Sampdoria (possible): Da Costa; Rodriguez, Mustafi, Gastaldello, Costa; Palombo, Obiang; Sansone, Krsticic, Soriano; Pozzi

Parma (possible): Mirante; Cassani, Mendes, Lucarelli, Gobbi; Acquah, Marchionni, Parolo; Biabiany, Amauri, N Sansone


Sassuolo v Fiorentina

Italy Serie A

2013-12-22 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:02:06)

TEAM NEWS:

Sassuolo missing Emanuele Terranova (knee), Alberto Aladje (knee) and suspended Francesco Acerbi (1 game) and Francesco Magnanelli (1 game).

Fiorentina without Mario Gomez (knee), Ahmed Hegazy ( ligament) and Julian Guillermo Cuadrado who has a one match ban.

Sassuolo (possible): Pegolo; Antei, Bianco, Marzorati; Gazzola, Kurtic, Marrone, Longhi; Berardi, Zaza, Floro Flores

Fiorentina (possible): Neto; Tomovic, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Savic, Pasqual; Aquilani, Ambrosini, Borja Valero; Joaquin, Rossi, Vargas


Torino v Chievo

Italy Serie A

2013-12-22 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:04:05)

TEAM NEWS:

Torino missing Marcelo Larrondo (broken toe), Cesare Bovo (knee), Omar El Kaddouri (hamstring), Jean Francois Gillet (thigh) and Alexander Farnerud (1 game suspension)

Chievio without Claiton (hamstring) and Bostjan Cesar (1 game suspension).  

Torino (possible): Padelli; Glik, Darmian, Moretti; Basha, Vives, Brighi, Bellomo, Pasquale; Cerci, Immobile

Chievo (possible): Puggioni; Frey, Dainelli, Papp, Drame; Radovanovic, Rigoni, Hetemaj; Estigarribia, Thereau, Paloschi


Verona v Lazio

Italy Serie A

2013-12-22 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:06:15)

TEAM NEWS:

Verona without Vangelis Moras (ankle).

Lazio missing Bruno Pareirinha (thigh), Alvaro Gonzales (broken wrist), Stafano Mauri (1 game suspension) and Hernanes (1 game suspension).

Verona (possible): Rafael; Cacciatore, Gonzalez, Maietta, Agostini; Romulo, Jorginho, Hallfredsson; Iturbe, Toni, Gomez

Lazio (possible): Marchetti; Konko, Dias, Cana, Radu; Onazi, Biglia, Ederson; Candreva, Klose, Lulic


B.Mon'gladbach v Wolfsburg

German Bundesliga

2013-12-22 14:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:30:58)

TEAM NEWS:

B.Mon'gladbach without Dominguez (dislocated shoulder, 8 games) and Amin Younes (flu, 7 games), while Xhaka (hand injury, 15 games) is doubtful.

Wolfsburg missing Vieirinha (cruciate ligament, 6 games, 1 goal), Träsch (foot, 8 games) and Polak (ankle, 10 games).

B,Mon'gladbach (possible): Ter Stegen, Wendt, Jantschke, Korb, Stranzl, Kramer, Xhaka, Herrmann, Arango, Kruse, Raffael

Wolfsburg (possible): Benaglio, Ochs, Naldo, Knoche, Rodriguez, Luiz Gustavo, Medojevic, Diego, Arnold, D. Caligiuri, Olic


Swansea v Everton

England Premier League

2013-12-22 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:06:32)

TEAM NEWS:

Swansea:

Rangel is suspended), also Dyer (ankle), Vorm (ankle), Monk (knee) and Vazquez (groin), also Michu (ankle) and Briton (toe) are doubts. Everton: Deulofeu (hamstring), Hibbert (knee), Baines (broken toe), Kone (knee) and Gibson (knee). Swansea (possible): Tremmel, Tiendalli, Williams, Chico, Davies, Routledge, De Guzman, Canas, Hernandez, Shelvey, Michu. Everton (possible): Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo, Barkley, McCarthy, Barry, Pienaar, Mirallas, Lukaku.


Getafe v Barcelona

Spain La Liga

2013-12-22 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:32:30)

TEAM NEWS:

Getafe

stronger by the comeback of defender Sergio Escudero and midfielder Borja Fernandez after bans. Barcelona are missing suspended Adriano and Neymar who is banned due to five yellow cards. Lionel Messi (hamstring, 11 games/8 goals), goalkeeper Victor Valdes (calf muscle, 13 games), midfielder Ibrahim Afellay (knee) and attacker Isaac Cuenca are still sidelined. Playmaker Xavi Hernandez (13 games/2 goals) and Gerard Pique (13 games) are doubtful, but Dani Alves should be back. Possible Line-Ups: Getafe: Moya, Lago, Alexis, Rafa, Arroyo, Mosquera, Borja, Castro, Sarabia, Leon, Marica. Barcelona: Pinto, Alba, Bartra, Pique, Alves, Song, Busquets, Iniesta, Pedro, Fabregas, Sanchez.


Lorient v Lyon

France Ligue 1

2013-12-22 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 14:12:33)

TEAM NEWS:

Lorient

midfielder Yann Jouffre (18 games/5 goals) is doubt due to an ankle injury. Attacker Julien Quercia, midfielders Mathieu Coutadeur (Achilles tendonitis, 9 games/1 goal), Alain Traore (5 games), first goalkeeper Fabien Audard (back, 11 games) and attacker Fabien Robert (9 games, groin). Lyon will be without defender Mouhamadou Dabo (6 games) cause he is still have painfull knee and forwards Jimmy Briand (back, 9 games/3 goals) and Rachid Ghezzal (back) are also out of team. Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes should be back in starting 11. Possible Line-Ups: Lorient: Chaigneau, Guerreiro, Kone, Manga, Baca, Barthelme, Bourillon, Doukoure, Monnet-Paquet, Aliadiere, Aboubakar. Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Bedimo, Umtiti, Bisevac, Miguel Lopes, Gonalons, Fofana, Gourcuff, Grenier, Lacazette, Gomis.


Athletic Bilbao v Rayo Vallecano

Spain La Liga

2013-12-22 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:35:00)

TEAM NEWS:

Athletic Bilbao

is without problems before this game. Standard defender Aymeric Laporte (16 games/1 goal) had minor injuriy, but he should be ready to start. Rayo Vallecano are missing suspended defender Jose Ignacio Martinez Garcia Nacho (10 games), but Saul Miguez and Ruben Martinez are back. Attacker Joaquin Larrivey (16 games/2 goals) is still faraway from return with a broken finger. Attacker Sebastian Bruno Fernandez (knee ligament, 4 gaems) and midifielder Jose Carlos Fernandez Vasquez (knee, 1 game) will also be out. Possible Line-Ups: Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Balenziaga, Gurpegi, Laporte, Iraola, Iturraspe, Rico, Muniain, Ander, Susaeta, Toquero. Rayo Vallecano: Cobeno, Arbilla, Niguez, Galvez, Tito, Trashorras, Baena, Castillo, Viera, Lass, Bueno.


Inter v AC Milan

Italy Serie A

2013-12-22 19:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:53:54)

TEAM NEWS:

Inter Milan missing Cristian Chivu (foot), Diego Milito (hamstring), Walter Samuel (thigh), McDonald Mariga (muscle) and Ricardo Alvarez (1 game suspension).

A.C.Milan without Stephan El Shaarawy (foot), Marco Amelia (meniscus), Valter Birsa (thigh), Matias Silvestre (thigh), Robinho (shoulder), Ignazio Abate (ankle), Urby Emanuelsen (shoulder) and suspended Riccardo Montolivo (1 game).

Inter Milan (possible): Handanovic; Campagnaro, Ranocchia, Rolando; Jonathan, Taider, Cambiasso, Kovacic, Nagatomo; Guarin, Palacio

A.C.Milan (possible): Abbiati; De Sciglio, Zapata, Bonera, Constant; Poli, De Jong, Muntari, Kaka; Balotelli, Matri


Valencia v Real Madrid

Spain La Liga

2013-12-22 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:37:25)

TEAM NEWS:

Valencia

without defender Ricardo Costa (hamstring, 11 games/3 goals) for the clash with Real Madrid. Real Madrid are missing suspended Pepe (14 gaems/2 goals) but with Sergio Ramos despite his red card in last round. Playmaker Sami Khedira (knee ligament, 11 games/1 goal), defenders Fabio Coentrao (sprained ankle, 4 games) and Raphael Varane (knee, 4 games) are still sidelined. Possible Line-Ups: Valencia: Alves, Guardado, Ruiz, Mathieu, Barragan, Romeu, Parejo, Bernat, Canales, Fede, Jonas. Real Madrid: Lopez, Marcelo, Ramos, Nacho, Carvajal, Modric, Alonso, Ronaldo, Isco, Bale, Benzema.


Celta Vigo v Osasuna

Spain La Liga

2013-12-22 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 13:39:40)

TEAM NEWS:

Celta Vigo

have two suspended players - defender Hugo Mallo (15 games) and attacker Charles Dias de Oliveira (15 games/5 goals). The club is appealing one of striker yellow card and they still waiting for the final decision. Coach Luis Enrique will also be without defender Samuel Llorca Ripoll (knee ligament) and attacker Mario Bermejo. Osasuna are missing suspended defender Alejandro Arribas (16 games) and midfielder Francisco Silva (14 games). Midfielders Gonzales Martinez Sisinio Sisi (knee ligament, 9 games) and Miguel Angel de las Cuevas (albow, 10 games) are also out while attacker Nino (knee ligament) is doubtful. Possible Line-Ups: Celta Vigo: Yoel, Aurtenetxe, Cabral, Fontas, Jonny, Rafinha, Oubina, Nolito, Lopez, Fernandez, Mina. Osasuna: Andres, Damia, Oier, Loties, Bertran, Lolo, Punal, Cejudo, Armenteros, Torres, Riera.


PSG v Lille

France Ligue 1

2013-12-22 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 14:14:51)

TEAM NEWS:

PSG

striker Edinson Cavanni (17 games/12 goals) is in Uruguay (personal issues) and he may not be back for this game. Lille are still missing two attackers Ryan Mendez (ankle, 6 games) and John Jairo Ruiz (hamstring, 4 games). Possible Line-Ups: PSG: Sirgu, Digne, Silva, Alex, Wiel, Verratti, Motta, Matuidi, Lavezzi, Moura, Ibrahimovic. Lille: Eneyama, Souare, Kjaer, Basa, Beria, Gueye, Mavuba, Balmont, Martin, Roux, Kalou.


Ingolstadt v Kaiserslautern

German Bundesliga 2

2013-12-23 19:15:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-23 09:33:03)

TEAM NEWS:

Ingolstadt missing midfielder Marvin Matip (18 apps) who is suspended, also midfielder Andreas Buchner (knee, 10 apps).

Kaiserslautern without defender Florian Dick (17 apps) who is suspended, also striker Olivier Occean (nose, 16 apps/3 goals), defenders Florian Riedel (shoulder, 2 apps) and Jan Simunek (knee, 14 apps).

Possible Line-Ups:

Inglostadt: Ozcan, Da Costa, Gunesch, Mijatovic, Danilo, Gros, Roger, Morales, Caiuby, Hartmann, Hofmann.

Kaiserslautern: Sippel, Zimmer, Torrejon, Orban, Lowe, Karl, Alushi, Matmour, Gaus, Zoller, Idrissou.


Arsenal v Chelsea

England Premier League

2013-12-23 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-21 12:09:33)

TEAM NEWS / PREVIEW:

Arsenal are without Jack Wilshere who is suspended, also Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), while Laurent Koscielny (knee) is doubtful.

Chelsea are missing Michael Essien who is suspended, also Ashley Cole has been dropped.

Possible Line-ups:

Arsenal: Szeczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Lampard, Hazard, Oscar, Mata, Torres. 

Referee: Mike Dean (15 matches, 3 red cards, 48 yellow cards).

Info:Arsenal are undefeated in their last 7 home matches in the Premier League, Chelsea have won 8 and lost just 2 of the last 11 meetings with Arsenal in all competitions. Arsenal will look to extend their lead over Chelsea but Arsene Wenger has never beaten Jose Mourinho as a manager, losing 5 and drawing 4 of 9 meetings. Chelsea extra-time defeat to Sunderland in midweek will have taken it's toll but they should have recovered in time for Monday night in what is likely to be a very tight game.


Charlton v Brighton

England Championship

2013-12-26 12:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:53:06)

TEAM NEWS:

Charlton: Captain Johnnie Jackson (14 games/2 goals) is suspended, while goalkeeper Ben Hamer (15 games) is doubtful.

Brighton: Kazenga Lua Lua (8 games) is suspended while Gordon Greer (19 games) is doubtful.

Charlton (possible): Alnwick, Wiggins, Dervite, Morrison, Solly, Stewart, Stephens, Cousins, Wilson, Kermorgant, Church.

Brighton (possible): Brezovan, Bruno, Upson, El-Abd, Ward, Ince, Bridcutt, Agustien, David, Lopez, Ulloa.


Hull v Man Utd

England Premier League

2013-12-26 12:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:15:38)

UPDATE:       CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Hull name a unchanged side from the team that drew with West Brom on Saturday as a groin problem means Robbie Brady misses out.

Man Utd midfielder Michael Carrick is back after his injury but Robin van Persie misses out, while Darren Fletcher starts for the first time in also 15 months.

Hull: McGregor, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Graham, Sagbo

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Cleverley, Fletcher, Young, Rooney, Welbeck.

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TEAM NEWS:

Hull missing Aluko (achilles), Dudgeon (knee) and Quinn (hamstring), also Brady (groin) is a doubt.

Man Utd without Carrick (achilles) and Fellaini (wrist), while Van Persie (thigh), Nani (hamsting) and Welbeck (knee) are expected to miss out.

Hull (possible): McGregor, Chester, Bruce, Davies, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Figueroa, Graham, Sagbo. 

Man Utd (possible): De Gea, Rafael, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Jones, Cleverley, Valencia, Young, Januzaj, Rooney.


Watford v Millwall

England Championship

2013-12-26 13:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:55:50)

TEAM NEWS:

Watford: ok.

Millwall: Nicky Bailey (16 games/1 goal) is a doubt.

Watford (possible): Almunia, Angella, Ekstrand, Doyley, Faraoni, Thorne, McGugan, Murray, Cassetti, Fabbrini, Deeney.

Millwall (possible): Forde, Dunne, Robinson, Beevers, Hoyte, Feeney, Trotter, Abdou, Woolford, McDonald, Morison.


Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

England Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:17:29)

TEAM NEWS:

Aston Villa without Westwood who is suspended, also Benteke (knee), Bennett (back), N'Zogbia (leg) and Okore (knee), while Vlaar (calf) will have a late test.

Crystal Palace missing Chamakh who is suspended, also Guedioura (ribs), Hunt (ankle), McCarthy (fitness), Murray (knee), O'Keefe (thigh), Thomas (groin) and Dikgacoi (thigh).

Aston Villa (possible): Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Luna, Albrighton, El Ahmadi, Delph, Weimann, Kozak, Agbonlahor

Crystal Palace (possible): Speroni, Parr, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Bolasie, Kebe, Jedinak, Puncheon, Bannan, Jerome.


Cardiff v Southampton

England Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:19:05)

TEAM NEWS:

Cardiff will give Bellamy (knee) a late test.

Southampton missing Do Prado (knee), goalkeeper Boruc (hand) and Wanyama (shin).

Cardiff (possible): Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Turner, Caulker, Taylor, Noone, Whittingham, Medel, Mutch, Whittingham, Odemwingie, Campbell.

Southampton (possible): Gazzaniga, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Davis, Cork, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Lambert, Rodriguez.


Chelsea v Swansea

England Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:24:54)

TEAM NEWS:

Chelsea ok.

Swansea missing Dyer (ankle), Michu (ankle), goalkeeper Vorm (knee) and Tate (hamstring).

Chelsea (possible): Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Essien, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Eto'o.

Swansea (possible): Tremmel, Tiendalli, Chico, Williams, Davies, Canas, Shelvey, Hernandez, De Guzman, Routledge, Bony.


Newcastle v Stoke

England Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:28:51)

TEAM NEWS:

Newcastle without Tiote who is suspended, while Gutierrez (calf) is a doubt.

Stoke missing Huth (knee).

Newcastle (possible): Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Gouffran, Cabaye, Anita, Sissoko, Sh Ameobi, Remy. 

Stoke (possible): Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Walters, N'Zonzi, Arnautovic, Whelan, Ireland, Crouch. 


Norwich v Fulham

England Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:30:33)

TEAM NEWS:

Norwich missing E.Bennett (knee), Bunn (ankle), Tettey (ankle) and Pilkington (hamstring), also Howson (back) is doubtful.

Fulham without Hangeland (leg) and Senderos (abductor), while Berbatov (groin) will have a late test.

Norwich (possible): Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Johnson, Fer, Redmond, Hooper, Elmander. 

Fulham (possible): Stekelenburg, Riether, Hughes, Amorebieta, Riise, Kacaniklic, Parker, Sidwell, Karagounis, Dejagah, Berbatov.


Tottenham v West Brom

England Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:32:15)

TEAM NEWS:

Tottenham without Paulinho who is suspended, also Kaboul (thigh), Townsend (hamstring), Vertonghen (ankle) and Lennon (leg).

West Brom ok.

Tottenham (possible): Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Rose, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Lamela, Eriksen, Soldado, Adebayor.

West Brom (possible): Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgwell, Brunt, Mulumbu, Sessegnon, Morrison, Sinclair, Long. 


West Ham v Arsenal

England Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:34:08)

TEAM NEWS:

West Ham missing Carroll (foot), Downing (Achilles), Petric (calf), Reid (ankle) and Vaz Te (shoulder), also.

Arsenal without Wilshere who is suspended, also Oxlaide-Chamberlain (knee). 

West Ham (possible): Adrian, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, McCartney, Noble, Taylor, Nolan, Diame, Jarvis, Maiga. 

Arsenal (possible): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Walcott, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud.


Wigan v Birmingham

England Championship

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:57:44)

TEAM NEWS:

Wigan: Shaun Maloney (5 games/3 goals) is still out due to injury, while Goalkeeper Scott Carson (14 games) is doubtful but Al-Habsi is set to start.

Birmingham: Matthew Green (10 games/1 goal) is only injured player.

Wigan (possible): Al-Habsi, Beausejour, Ramis, Barnett, Perch, Watson, McArthur, McManaman, McCann, McClean, Powell.

Birmingham (possible): Randolph, Caddis, Burn, Robinson, Bartley, Adeyemi, Burke, Shinnie, Lee, Lingard, Zigic.


Bournemouth v Yeovil

England Championship

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:59:08)

TEAM NEWS:

Bournemouth: Steve Cook (20 games/1 goal) will miss out through injury.

Yeovil: Luke Ayling (18 games) and Byron Webster (18 games/3 goals) are both injured.

Bournemouth (possible): Camp, Daniels, Ward, Elphick, Francis, Ritchie, Surman, Arter, O'Kane, Fraser, Grabban.

Yeovil (possible): Stech, Upson, Dawson, Duffy, McAllister, Edwards, Ralls, Lundstram, Davis, Grant, Miller.


Huddersfield v Derby

England Championship

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:00:30)

TEAM NEWS:

Huddersfield: Peter Clarke (15 games) and Jon Stead (10 games/1 goal) are both doubtful for the match.

Derby: Captain Richard Keogh (20 games/1 goal) is out for a month with knee injury.

Huddersfield (possible): Smithies, Smith, Lynch, Gerrard, Dixon, Norwood, Ward, Clayton, Hammill, Paterson, Vaughan.

Derby (possible): Grant, Wisdom, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth, Eustace, Hughes, Bryson, Dawkins, Martin, Ward.


Leicester v Reading

England Championship

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:02:05)

TEAM NEWS:

Leicester: Chris Wood (9 games/1 goal) is out due to injury,

Reading: Wayne Bridge (10 games) and Jem Karacan (7 games/2 goals) will both miss out through injury.

Leicester (possible): Schmeichel, Konchesky, Morgan, Moore, Laet, Dyer, Drinkwater, James, Knockaert, Vardy, Nugent.

Reading (possible): McCarthy, Gunter, Gorkss, Pearce, Kelly, McCleary, Guthrie, Obita, Williams, Drenthe, Pogrebnyak.


Middlesbrough v Burnley

England Championship

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:03:25)

TEAM NEWS:

Middlesbrough: Jonathan Woodgate (16 games) and Kei Kamara (14 games/4 goals) are both doubtful.

Burnley: Ross Wallace (3 games) is the only player who will miss out through injury.

Middlesbrough (possible): Given, Varga, Gibson, Ayala, Friend, Adomah, Whitehead, Smallwood, Carayol, Main, Emnes.

Burnley (possible): Heaton, Trippier, Mee, Shackell, Duff, Kightly, Marney, Arfield, Jones, Ings, Vokes.


Blackburn v Sheff Weds

England Championship

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:05:03)

TEAM NEWS:

Blackburn: Leon Best (8 games/2 goals) is doubtful for this match and DJ Campbell will probably be out after being arrested over the match fixing scandal.

Sheff Weds: Anthony Gardner (5 games) will miss out.

Blackburn (possible): Eastwood, Spurr, Dann, Hanley, Henley, Marshall, Dunn, Lowe, Taylor, Cairney, Rhodes.

Sheff Weds (possible): Martinez, Palmer, Roger Johnson, Loovens, Reda Johnson, Jermaine Johnson, Semedo, Lee, Coke, Maghoma, Wickham.


Barnsley v Bolton

England Championship

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:06:32)

TEAM NEWS:

Barnsley: Marcus Tudgay (5 games/1 goal) and Jacob Mellis (17 games/1 goal) are both suspended, while Chris O'Grady (15 games/7 goals) is doubtful.

Bolton: Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan (12 games) and Marc Tierney (8 games)are still out through injury.

Barnsley (possible): Butland, Kennedy, Ramage, Cranie, Wiseman, O'Brien, Perkins, Mellis, Cywka, McCourt, Scotland.

Bolton (possible): Lonergan, McNaughton, Mills, Ream, Baptiste, Spearing, Danns, Moritz, Lee, Eagles, Mason.


Doncaster v Ipswich

England Championship

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:07:58)

TEAM NEWS:

Doncaster: Rob Jones (12 games/1 goal) is still out with knee injury.

Ipswich: ok.

Doncaster (possible): Turnbull, Stevens, McCullough, Khumalo, Quinn, Furman, Wellens, Coppinger, Duffy, Robinson, Macheda.

Ipswich (possible): Gerken, Chambers, Smith, Berra, Cresswell, Hyam, Skuse, Tunnicliffe, Nouble, McGoldrick, Murphy.


Partick v Inverness

Scottish Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:20:44)

TEAM NEWS:

Partick have a doubt with left-back Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (ankle), while Isaac Osbourne (ankle) and Sean Welsh (groin) remain out and Gary Fraser is still suspended.

Inverness missing captain Richie Foran (shoulder) and midfielder James Vincent (broken leg).


St. Johnstone v Celtic

Scottish Premier League

2013-12-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:25:52)

TEAM NEWS:

St Johnstone missing Murray Davidson (abdomen), Chris Millar (groin) and Steven MacLean (knee), also striker Rory Fallon is suspended.

Celtic without Charlie Mulgrew (groin), Dirk Boerrigter (hamstring), Mikael Lustig (hip), Beram Kayal (foot) and Steven Mouyokolo (Achilles).


Everton v Sunderland

England Premier League

2013-12-26 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:26:39)

TEAM NEWS:

Everton missing Deulofeu (hamstring), Gibson (knee) and Kone (knee).

Sunderland without Brown who is suspended, also Cuellar (hip) and goalkeeper Westwood (shoulder), while captain O'Shea (shoulder) is doubtful.

Everton (possible): Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar, Lukaku.

Sunderland (possible): Mannone, Celustka, Dossena, Roberge, Bardsley, Cattermole, Giachherini, Larsson, Ki, Borini, Altidore.


Blackpool v Leeds

England Championship

2013-12-26 17:15:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:09:39)

TEAM NEWS:

Blackpool: Ricardo Fuller (15 games/4 goals), Gary Mackenzie (17 games/1 goal) and Angel ( 14 games)all return from suspension, but first two will miss out due to hamstring injury.

Leeds: Luke Murphy (19 games/1 goal) is suspended.

Blackpool (possible): Gilks, Robinson, Mackenzie, Cathcart, Broadfoot, Gosling, Basham, Osbourne, Dobbie, Ince, Fuller.

Leeds (possible): Kenny, Zaliukas, Pearce, Lees, Byram, Pugh, Tonge, Brown, Austin, McCormack, Smith.


Man City v Liverpool

England Premier League

2013-12-26 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 08:36:03)

TEAM NEWS:

Man City missing Aguero (calf), Nastasic (calf), Richards (hamstring) and Zabaleta (hamstring). 

Liverpool without Gerrard (hamstring), Sturridge (ankle), Enrique, Coates (both knee). 

Man City (possible): Hart, Lescott, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Negredo.

Liverpool (possible): Mignolet, Johnson, Sakho, Skrtel, Flanagan, Allen, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sterling.


Nottm Forest v QPR

England Championship

2013-12-26 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-26 09:11:06)

TEAM NEWS:

Nottm Forest: Darius Henderson (16 games/5 goals) is suspended, while Chris Cohen (16 games/1 goal) is injured.

QPR: Joey Barton (20games/2 goals) is suspended.

Nottm Forest (possible): Darlow, Harding, Lascelles, Hobbs, Halford, Reid, Vaughan, Abdoun, Lansbury, Mackie, Cox.

QPR (possible): Green, Simpson, Hill, Dunne, Assou-Ekotto, Hoilett, Henry, Carroll, Kranjcar, Benayoun, Austin.


West Ham v West Brom

England Premier League

2013-12-28 12:45:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 11:50:56)

TEAM NEWS:

West Ham missing Winston Reid (ankle,10 apps), Stewart Downing (achilles,13 apps) and Vaz Te (shoulder,7 apps), also James Collins (calf,14 apps) and Ravel Morrison (groin,15 games/3 goals) doubts.

West Brom ok.

Possible Line-ups:

West Ham: Adrian, O'Brien, Tomkins, Demel, McCartney, Jarvis, Nolan, J.Cole, Noble, Diame, C.Cole.

West Brom: Foster, Lugano, Olsson, Dawson, Reid, Amalfitano, Yacob, Morrison, Ridgewell, Gera, Long.


Norwich v Man Utd

England Premier League

2013-12-28 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 11:53:25)

TEAM NEWS:

Norwich missing Anthony Pilkington (hamstring,9 apps), also Michael Turner is suspended. While Jonny Howson (back injury,14 apps/2 goals) is doubtful.

Man Utd without Antonio Valencia who is suspended, also Marouane Fellaini (wrist,8 apps) and Nani (hamstring,8 apps), while Rafael (groin,8 apps), Jones (knee,13 apps) and Van Persie (thigh,11 apps/7 goals) are doubtful.

Possible Line-ups:

Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Bennett, Bassong, Olsson, Snodgrass, Fer, Johnson, Redmond, Elmander, Hooper.

Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Evra, Jones, Cleverley, Carrick, Young, Welbeck, Rooney.


Aston Villa v Swansea

England Premier League

2013-12-28 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 11:55:16)

TEAM NEWS:

Aston Villa missing Ron Vlaar (calf, 14 apps) and Christian Benteke (knee,14 apps/4 goals).

Swansea missing Michu (ankle, 12 apps/2 goals), goalkeeper Michel Vorm (knee, 13 apps) and Nathan Dyer (ankle, 14 apps/4 goals).

Possible Line-ups:

Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Luna, Clark, Baker, Albrighton, Bacuna, Delph, Kozak, Helenius, Weimann.

Swansea: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Britton, Canas, Chico, Williams, Hernandez, De Guzman, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Bony.


Hull City v Fulham

England Premier League

2013-12-28 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 11:56:54)

TEAM NEWS:

Hull missing Robbie Brady (groin,13 apps/3 goals) and Sone Aluko (achilles,8 apps), also goalkeeper Allan McGregor (knee,15 apps), Alex Bruce (calf,7 apps) and Maynor Figueroa (knee,17 apps) are doubtful.

Fulham wthout goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (ankle,11 apps), captain Brede Hangeland (leg, 8 apps) and Philippe Senderos (groin,10 apps).

Possible Line-ups:

Hull: Harper, Chester, McShane Davies, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Boyd, Rosenior, Sagbo, Graham.

Fulham: Stockdale, Riether, Hughes, Amorebieta, Riise, Parker, Kasami, Richardson, Karagounis, Dejagah, Berbatov.


Man City v Crystal Palace

England Premier League

2013-12-28 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 11:58:19)

TEAM NEWS:

Man City missing Sergio Aguero (calf,15 apps/13 goals) and Martin Demichelis (hamstring,9 apps).

Crystal Palace without Kagisho Dikgacoi (knock, 13 apps), Adlene Guedioura (ribs,4 apps), Stuart O'Keefe (thigh,8 apps) and Jerome Thomas (groin,6 apps).

Possible Line-ups: 

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko, Negredo.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Ward, Kebe, Bolasie, Bannan, Parr, Jerome.


Cardiff v Sunderland

England Premier League

2013-12-28 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 12:01:33)

TEAM NEWS:

Cardiff missing Craig Bellamy (knee,9 apps).

Sunderland without Wes Brown (8 apps) who is suspended, also goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder, 10 apps) and Carlos Cuellar (hip,3 apps).

Possible Line-ups:

Cardiff: Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Taylor, Medel, Caulker, Mutch, Kim, Gunnarsson, Whittingham, Noone, Campbell.

Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, Roberge, Diakite, Cattermole, Larsson, Johnson, Giaccherini, Ki, Borini, Fletcher.


Newcastle v Arsenal

England Premier League

2013-12-29 13:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 12:03:50)

UPDATE:CONFIRMED LINE-UPS:

Newcastle have midfielder Cheick Tiote abck from suspension, he replace's Hatem Ben Arfa.

Arsenal make four changes as Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere all return. While Thomas Vermaelen is sick and playmaker Mesut Ozil is being rested.

Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Cabaye, Gouffran, Remy.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Rosicky, Giroud.

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TEAM NEWS:

Newcastle ok.

Arsenal missing Aaron Ramsey (thigh,18 apps/8 games), also Laurent Koscielny (knee,15 apps) is a doubt.

Possible Line-ups:

Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Sissoko, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Ben Arfa, Remy.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ozil, Walcott, Cazorla, Giroud.


Everton v Southampton

England Premier League

2013-12-29 13:30:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 12:05:37)

TEAM NEWS:

Everton without goalkeeper Tim Howard (18 apps) and Gareth Barry (14 apps) who are both suspended, also Gerard Deulofeu (hamstring, 12 apps/2 goals).

Southampton missing Morgan Schneiderlin (15 apps) who is suspended, also Victor Wanyama (leg,14 apps) and goalkeeper Artur Boruc (hand,13 apps). While Nathaniel Clyne (knock,12 apps) and Dejan Lovren (illness,16 apps) are both doubtful.

Possible Line-ups:

Everton: Robles, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Oviedo, Mirallas, McCarthy, Osman, Barkley, Pienaar, Lukaku.

Southampton: Gazzaniga, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Word-Prowse, Rodriguez, Cork, Davis, Lallana, Lambert.


Watford v QPR

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 12:39:55)

TEAM NEWS:

Watford: ok.

QPR: Alejandro Faurlin (7 apps) will miss out due to injury, while Joey Barton is back from suspension.

Possible Line-ups:

Watford: Almunia, Angella, Ekstrand, Doyley, Anya, Thorne, McGugan, Murray, Cassetti, Forestieri, Deeney.

QPR: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Asou-Ekotto, Carroll, Barton, Jenas, O’Neil, Phillips, Austin.


Doncaster v Millwall

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 12:42:19)

TEAM NEWS:

Doncaster: Rob Jones (12 apps) is still out through injury.

Millwall: Nicky Bailey (16 apps) will miss out due to injury.

Possible Line-ups: 

Doncaster: Turnbull, Stevens, McCullough, Khumalo, Quinn, Furman, Wellens, Cotterill, Duffy, Robinson, Macheda

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Beevers, Robinson, Malone, Feeney, Trotter, Abdou, Moussi, Woolford, Morison.


Middlesbrough v Reading

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 12:45:14)

TEAM NEWS:

Middlesbrough: Kei Kamara (15 apps/7 goals) is doubtful.

Reading: have doubts with Jordan Obita (illness), Garath McCleary (illness), Hal Robson-Kanu (knee) and Chris Baird (ankle), while Wayne Bridge (knee), Sean Morrison (knee), Jem Karacan (knee), Mikele Leigertwood (ankle) and Jason Roberts (hip) are still missing - leaving manager Nigel Adkins with just 16 players in his squad.

Possible Line-ups:

Middlesbrough: Given, Friend, Ayala, Woodgate, Varga, Whitehead, Leadbitter, Adomah, Ledesma, Emnes, Jutkiewicz.

Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Pearce, Gorkss, Kelly, Drenthe, Williams, Guthrie, McAnuff, Sharp, Pogrebnyak


Charlton v Sheff Weds

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 12:57:03)

TEAM NEWS:

Charlton: Goalkeeper Ben Hamer (15 apps) is still doubtful.

Sheff Weds: Anthony Gardner (5 apps) will miss out on this one due to injury.

Possible Line-ups:

Charlton: Alnwick, Wiggins, Wood, Morrison, Solly, Stewart, Stephens, Cousins, Wilson, Kermorgant, Church.

Sheff Weds: Kirkland, Palmer, Loovens, Roger Johnson, Reda Johnson, Maghoma, McPhail, Semedo Helan, Lee, Nuhiu.


Nottm Forest v Leeds

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 12:59:01)

TEAM NEWS:

Nottm Forest: Chris Cohen (16 apps/1 goal) and Kelvin Wilson (7 apps) are injured, while Darius Henderson (18 apps/5 goals) is suspended.

Leeds: Alex Mowatt (12 apps) is doubtful for the match.

Possible Line-ups: 

Nottm Forest: Darlow, Jara, Lascelles, Hobbs, Lichaj, Vaughan, Lansbury, Reid, Abdoun, Mackie, Halford.

Leeds: Kenny, Lees, Zaliukas, Pearce, Peltier, Tonge, Austin, Brown, Pugh, McCormack, Smith.


Bournemouth v Ipswich

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 13:00:58)

TEAM NEWS:

Bournemouth: ok.

Ipswich: ok.

Possible Line-ups:

Bournemouth: Camp, Francis, Ward, Elphick, Daniels, Fraser, MacDonald, O'Kane, Ritchie, Surman, Grabban.

Ipswich: Gerken, Chambers, Berra, Smith, Cresswell, Hyam, Skuse, Tunnicliffe, Nouble, McGoldrick, Murphy.


Huddersfield v Yeovil

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 13:02:34)

TEAM NEWS:

Huddersfield: Peter Clarke (15 apps), Jon Stead (10 apps) and Anthony Gerrard (19 apps) are all doubtful.

Yeovil: manager Gary Johnson could ring the changes.

Possible Line-ups:

Huddersfield: Smithies, Smith, Lynch, Wallace, Dixon, Norwood, Ward, Clayton, Hammill, Paterson, Vaughan.

Yeovil: Stevh, Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister, Edwards, Lundstram, Upson, Grant, Davis, Miller.


Barnsley v Derby

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 13:04:33)

TEAM NEWS:

Barnsley: Marcus Tudgay (5 apps) is suspended, while David Fox (7 apps) is doubtful.

Derby: Richard Keogh (20 apps) and Paul Coutts (8 apps) both miss out due to injury.

Possible Line-ups:

Barnsley: Steele, Wiseman, Ramage, Cranie, Kennedy, O'Brien, McCourt, Mellis, Perkins, Scotland, O'Grady.

Derby: Grant, Wisdom, Keane, Buxton, Forsyth, Eustace, Bryson, Hughes, Ward, Martin, Dawkins


Blackpool v Brighton

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 13:07:11)

TEAM NEWS:

Blackpool: Kirk Broadfoot (21 apps) is suspended for 4 games.

Brighton: Gordon Greer (19 apps) is doubtful.

Possible Line-ups:

Blackpool: Gilks, Robinson, Mackenzie, Cathcart, Basham, Gosling, Bishop, Ferguson, Dobbie, Ince, Fuller.

Brighton: Brezovan, Bruno, Upson, El-Abd, Ward, Bridcutt, Crofts, Buckley, Ince, Lopez, Ulloa.


Leicester v Bolton

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 13:08:45)

TEAM NEWS:

Leicester: Chris Wood (13 apps) will miss out due to injury.

Bolton: Marc Tierney (8 apps) and goalkeeper Adam Bogdan (12 apps) are both sidelined through injuries.

Possible Line-ups:

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Knockaert, Drinkwater, James, Dyer, Nugent, Vardy.

Bolton: Lonergan, Mills, Knight, Ream, Baptiste, Spearing, Pratley, Eagles, Davies, Moritz, Mason.


Wigan v Burnley

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 13:10:22)

TEAM NEWS:

Wigan: Shaun Maloney (5 apps/3 goals) remains out due to his injury.

Burnley: Ben Mee (17 apps) is doubtful for the match.

Possible Line-ups:

Wigan: Al-Habsi, Beausejour, Ramis, Barnett, Rogne, Watson, McArthur, McManaman, McCann, McClean, Powell.

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Duff, lafferty, Marney, Jones, Kightly, Ings, Arfield, Vokes.


Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham

England Championship

2013-12-29 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-29 13:12:48)

TEAM NEWS:

Blackburn: striker Leon Best (8 apps/2 goals) is doubtful.

Birmingham: key striker Jesse Lingard (13 apps/6 goals) is suspended, also Matthew Green (10 apps) is injured. Defender Jonathan Spector (8 apps) is doubtful.

Possible Line-ups:

Blackburn: Eastwood, Spurr, Dann, Hanley, Henley, Marshall, Dunn, Lowe, Taylor, Cairney, Rhodes.

Birmingham: Randolph, Caddis, Burn, Bartley, Robinson, Lee, Adeyemi, Shinnie, Novak, Burke, Zigic.


Tottenham v Stoke

England Premier League

2013-12-29 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 12:07:13)

TEAM NEWS:

Tottenham without Kyle Walker (18 apps) who is suspended, also Jan Vertonghen (ankle,14 apps), Andros Townsend (hamstring,14 apps) and Sandro (calf,12 apps). While Mousa Dembele (ankle,16 apps) and Aaron Lennon (abdominal injury,9 app) are both doubtful.

Stoke missing Glenn Whelan (13 apps) and Marc Wilson (15 apps) who are both suspended, also goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (hand,17 apps) and Robert Huth (knee,12 apps).

Possible Line-ups:

Tottenham: Lloris, Rose, Chiriches, Dawson, Naughton, Sigurdsson, Eriksen, Paulinho, Lamela, Adebayor, Soldado.

Stoke: Sorensen, Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters, N’Zonzi, Palacios, Assaidi, Ireland, Walters, Crouch.


Chelsea v Liverpool

England Premier League

2013-12-29 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-28 12:08:55)

TEAM NEWS:

Chelsea without Ramires (18 apps) who is suspended.

Liverpool missing Daniel Sturridge (ankle,12 apps/9 goals), captain Steven Gerrard (hamstring,15 apps/3 goals) and Jose Enrique (knee,8 apps), also Victor Moses (ineligible,12 apps).

Possible Line-ups:

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Essien, Oscar, Hazard, Torres.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Cissokho, Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.


Manisaspor v Bucaspor

Turkey Ligue 1

2013-12-30 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2013-12-30 10:56:37)

TEAM NEWS:

Manisaspor without defender Hikmet Balioglu (16 apps), midfielders Barbaros Barut (9 apps) and Bekir Yilmaz (15 apps/5 goals) who are all suspended.

Bucaspor missing midfielder Nsaliwa (8 apps/2 goals) who is injured, also regular goalkeeper Ziya Aydin (10 apps) and midfielder Umut Gundogan (18 apps/4 goals) are both suspended.


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