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Argentina v Switzerland

World Cup 2014

2014-07-01 17:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-01 09:20:08)

(Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo)

SMALL MARKET MOVES AGAINST ARGENTINA

Argentina missing striker Sergio Aguero (54 caps/21 goals) who has a thigh injury.

Switzerland without striker Mario Gavranovic (11 caps/4 goals) who has a knee injury, while defender Von Bergen (43 caps) is an injury doubt.

Possible Line-ups:
Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Garay, Fernandez, Rojo, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria, Lavezzi, Higuain, Messi.
Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Rodriguez, Djourou, Inler, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Behrami, Mehmedi, Drmic.
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden).

Info: Argentina beat Bosnia & Herz 2-1 in their opening game, then they beat Iran 1-0 and finally they beat Nigeria 3-2 to finish top of group F and avoiding France in the last 16 stage, but Switzerland will definitely not be a push over. Star man Lionel Messi has as expected been key for Argentina as fellow strikers Aguero and Higuain have been very poor. Argentina have not had one easy game in Brazil yet but have done enough to win all 3 games so far. Argentina are unbeaten in their six previous games against Switzerland. Switzerland beat Ecuador 2-1 in their opening game after going behind early on, then they got thrashed 2-5 by France, before beating Honduras 3-0 in their final game to finish 2nd in group E on 6 points. The Swiss showed great potential during the qualifying campaign and were tipped to at least reach the last 16 stage, but things haven't gone as smoothly as expected. They showed a lot of character to overcome Ecuador, but the 2-5 defeat to France suggested they might not yet be ready to match world’s best sides. The jury is still out. Argentina have the better players and squad but are yet to set the World Cup alight and seem happy plodding away at their own pace and getting the results and job done, Switzerland have been inconsistent so far and while they have some exciting players, they are clearly lacking quality is certain areas in the team. I expect the Swiss to sit back, defend and try to frustrate Argentina and hit them on the break, which is all fine and well unless your facing a certain Mr Messi on the other side. I see a tight game as all the last 16 games have been so far, I expect Argentina to have the edge and quality to qualify for the 1/4 finals but are no value in 90 minutes, but the odds on both teams to win in extra-time and on penalties are again tempting.   


Belgium v USA

World Cup 2014

2014-07-01 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-01 10:00:21)

(Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST BELGIUM

Belgium missing midfielder Steven Defour (43 caps/2 goals) who is suspended, also defenders Anthony Vanden Bore (26 caps) and Laurent Ciman (8 caps) are both out injured, while fellow defenders Vincent Kompany (60 caps - captain) and Thomas Vermaelen (48 caps) are both injury doubts.

USA have no injury or suspension worries.

Possible Line-ups:

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Lombaerts, Vertonghen, Witsel, Fellaini, Mertens, Hazard, De Bruyne, Lukaku.
USA: Howard, Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley, Beckerman, Zusi, Bradley, Jones, Dempsey, Altidore.
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria).

Info:  Belgium beat Algeria 2-1 in their opening game, then beat Russia 1-0, before beating South Korea 1-0 in their final group game, to finish top of group H with 9 points and a 100% record but they have failed to impress despite winning all their fixtures and it's still fair to say they left it late in what looked like a favorable group, with each of their 4 goals coming in the final 20 minutes of matches. USA beat Ghana 1-0 in their opening game, then drew 2-2 with Portugal before losing 0-1 to Germany in their final game to finish 2nd in group G with 4 points but qualify on goal difference ahead of Portugal. Unlike Belgium, USA have managed to exceed expectations in the group stage, producing three very good displays against some of world’s top sides. The USA have a poor record against Belgium. Belgium have beaten what's been put in front of them but have not impressed in any of the games and key players such as Hazard, Lukaku and Kompany have been very average to say the least, while the USA have played well against better teams than Belgium have played and should have beaten Portugal and were very unlucky to lose to Germany. I don't expect many goals or end to end stuff this evening, another tight and close game is expected. The odds on Belgium are now 1.95 but I wont be betting them and was tempted by USA at 4.50 at the weekend but I can see this going the full distance tonight and there is better value with betting both teams to win in extra-time and on penalties.


Envigado v Jaguares de Cordoba

Colombia Copa

2014-07-02 21:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-02 09:29:20)

MARKET MOVE ON ENVIGADO

JAGUARES DE CORDOBA MISSING SEVERAL PLAYERS!!

Jaguares de Cordoba are without defenders Parra (13 apps), Mondragon (23 apps) and Lubo (7 apps), midfielders Agudelo (15 apps), Negrete (8 apps) and Valesquez (2 apps), strikers Saenz (2 apps), Sandoval (1 app/1 goal), Preciado (22 apps), Garces (3 apps/1 goal), Ricardo (5 apps/1 goal) and Collazos (14 apps/2 goals).


Independiente Santa Fe v Llaneros

Colombia Copa

2014-07-03 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-03 16:06:02)

MARKET MOVE ON INDEPENDIENTE SANTA FE

LLANEROS MISSING SEVERAL PLAYERS!!

Llaneros are without defenders Martinez (5 apps) and Gomez (2 apps), midfileders Uruena (1 app), G.Gonzalez (4 apps) and Ballen (6 apps), strikers M.Gonzalez (18 apps), Aponzo (5 apps), Mendivil (4 apps) and Perez (19 apps/4 goals).


Junior v Valledupar

Colombia Copa

2014-07-03 23:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-02 09:21:17)

MARKET MOVE ON JUNIOR

VALLEDUPAR MISSING SEVERAL PLAYERS!!!

Valledupar are without defenders Jaimes (7 apps) and Buelvas (4 apps), midfielders Munoz (16 apps/3 goals) and Londono (15 apps), strikers Jimenez (11 apps), Plata (6 apps), Franco (6 apps) and Penaranda (17 apps/13 goals - top scorer).


France v Germany

World Cup 2014

2014-07-04 17:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-03 23:47:44)

(Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST GERMANY

France will give a fitness test to defender Varane, while fellow defender Sakho has recovered from injury.

Germany are missing defender Mustafi who missed rest of the tournament, but defender Hummels and striker Podolski are both back in the squad. While coach Low has said 7 players of his players are suffering from flu symptoms..

Possible Line-ups:

France: Lloris, Debuchy, Varane, Koscielny, Evra, Matuidi, Cabaye, Pogba, Valbuena, Griezman, Benzema.
Germany: Neuer, Lahm, Hummels, Mertesacker, Howedes, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Gotze.
Referee: Nestor Pitana (Argentina).

Info: France booked their place in the last eight by beating Nigeria 2-0 in Brasilia on Monday. France were made to work hard to secure their place against a staunch Nigeria team, but managed to grind down Nigeria with two late goals. All 10 of France's goals in Brazil have come from inside the penalty area, they have hit the woodwork six times at this World Cup, more often than any other team. Germany needed extra time to beat Algeria 2-1 in Porto Alegre on Monday. Germany had plenty of chances but it was goalkeeper Neuer who kept them in the game until goals from Schuerrle and Ozil won the game. Germany are playing in a quarter-final for the ninth straight World Cup and have reached the semi-finals at the last three World Cups. Germany are unbeaten in their last 15 internationals. France have played really well beating Honduras, Switzerland and Nigeria, plus drawing with Ecuador but this will be much tougher. Germany smashed Portugal but struggled against Ghana, USA and Algeria, all teams with pace that the Germans found hard to cope. 5 of the 8 games in the last 16 stage went to extra-time, with 3 of those games ending goalless after 90 mins and 2 going to penalties and I see this 1/4 final going the same way. Conditions will be hot & humid and so players will tire. Germany are favorites to progress but the market moves are for France and the draw. I like prefer the big odds on both teams to win in extra-time and penalties. But who qualifies, I really don't know!!


Brazil v Colombia

World Cup 2014

2014-07-04 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-04 00:33:09)

(Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST BRAZIL

Brazil will be without key midfielder Luiz Gustavo who is suspended, while left-back Marcelo will have a late fitness test

Colombia have no injury or suspension problems.

Possible Line-ups:

Brazil: Cesar, Alves, Thiago Silva, Luiz, Marcelo, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Hulk, Oscar, Neymar, Fred.
Colombia: Ospina, Zuniga, Zapata, Yepes, Armero, Cuadrado, Aguilar, Sanchez, Rodríguez; Gutierrez, Martínez.
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain).

Info: Colombia eased past Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, beating them 2-0 book their place in the last eight, they were better than Uruguay in every department and could have scored more against a Uruguay who struggled without banned Suarez. They are the tournaments 2nd top scorers with 11 goals and in my opinion the form team as beat Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan in the group stages. Brazil needed a penalty shoot out to beat Chile after the game ended 1-1 in 90 mins, it was a great game to watch as it was end to end stuff and the pace of the game was amazing. Brazil have reached the quarter-finals for the 6 consecutive time, despite not really hitting top form, They beat Croatia and Cameroon, before a draw with Mexico. Maybe the pressure of hosts is playing on the players minds. Colombia have played the best football, scored the 2nd highest goals and still have a 100% winning record at this World Cup but yes this will be their toughest match so far. Brazil have not set the World Cup alight yet and seem to rely too much on Neymar and of course have the hopes of the entire country to success and lift the trophy in their own back yard. This should be a fantastic match for the neutrals as both teams only know one way to play and that is too attack. But there is a semi-final place up for grabs and so we may see a different approach and so for that reason I can see a tight game here. I can see both teams scoring, but extra-time and penalties would not surprise me.


Brechin v Montrose

Friendly

2014-07-05 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-05 10:56:22)

MARKET MOVE ON BRECHIN

MONTROSE LOST SEVERAL PLAYERS IN THE SUMMER, MISSING PLAYERS TODAY AND YOUTH SQUAD!

Montrose released quite a few players from their squad that leaves them short on numbers. They are also missing Terry Masson and Bryan Deasley (10 goals - top scorer). Their squad for this game will have youth players from the Under 17 team along with 8 players on trial.


Argentina v Belgium

World Cup 2014

2014-07-05 17:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-05 09:55:01)

UPDATE: MARKET MOVE FOR ARGENTINA IN THE LAST HOUR, ARGENTINA NOW TRADING AT 1.95


(Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Braslia)

SMALL MARKET MOVE ON THE DRAW

Argentina will be without left-back Marcos Rojo (26 caps) who is suspended, while striker Sergio Aguero (54 caps/21 goals) has returned to light training following a thigh problem but is unlikely to start.

Belgium are missing defender Anthony Van Borre (26 caps), while defender Thomas Vermaelen (48 caps) and midfielder Mousa Demmbele (59 caps/5 goals) will have late fitness tests.

Possible Line-ups:

Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Fernandez, Garay, Basanta, Gago, Mascherano, Di Maria, Messi, Lavezzi, Higuaín.
Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witzel, De Bruyne, Fellaini, Mertens, Hazard, Lukaku.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy).

Info: Argentina beat Switzerland 1-0 in the last 16 game in Sao Paolo on Tuesday, but it took a late winner from Di Maria in extra-time to progress. While in the group stages they took maximum points following wins against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria. Argentina have won three of their previous four games against Belgium, while the two World Cup meetings have produced a win apiece. Belgium beat USA 2-1 in Salvador on Tuesday but they also needed extra-time after it being 0-0 after 90 minutes. They also took maximum points in the group stage after wins against Algeria, Russia and South Korea but all tight games and not really convincing. This is only the second time they have reached the World Cup 1/4 finals. All 6 Belgium goals have been scored in 70th minute onwards. Argentina have not really set the tournament alight and without star man Messi and his 4 goals their situation would be a lot worse, they have done just enough to see of each opponent, Belgium are exactly the same in the fact they have also win all 4 games at the tournament but have also just done enough to win every game. Argentina are favorites tonight and currently trading as big as 2.20 and I personally made them shorter, while you can get Belgium at 3.75 in places. This will be an interesting game and I expect Belgium to try and contain Argentina in midfielder and hit them down the wings. I'm edging towards betting Argentina in what will be a very tight game.


Holland v Costa Rica

World Cup 2014

2014-07-05 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-05 10:34:19)

(Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador)

SMALL MARKET MOVE ON HOLLAND

Holland missing midfielder Nigel de Jong (75 caps) who misses the rest of the tournament with a groin injury, while midfielder Wesley Sneijder (103 caps/26 goals) will have a late test after struggling with a back strain.

Costa Rica are without defenders Oscar Duarte (15 caps) who is suspended and defender Roy Miller (49 caps) who has a foot injury, while regular goalkeeper Keylor Navas (57 caps) will have a test after a shoulder injury.

Possible Line-ups:

Holland: Cillesen, Verhaegh, Vlaar, De Vrij, Blind, Kuyt, Clasie, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, Robben, Van Persie.

Costa Rica: Navas, Gamboa, Acosta, Gonzalez, Umana, Díaz, Ruis, Borges, Tejeda, Bolanos, Campbell.

Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan).

Info: Holland came from behind to beat Mexico 2-1 in Fortaleza on Sunday, while in the group stages they beat Spain, Australia and Chile, meaning they are one of just two sides to have won all four of their matches in 90 minutes. Holland are in the 1/4 finals for the fourth time in their last 5 World Cups and are bidding for their 5th semi-final. They are the top scorers in Brazil with a total of 12 goals. Costa Rica were moments away from beating Greece in 90 minutes, but conceded a stoppage time equalizer and eventually had to settle for victory via a penalty shoot-out. They were massive underdogs in Group D but came through as group winners beating Uruguay and Italy and then drawing with England. On a negative side, of the 8 teams remaining, Costa Rica have scored the fewest goals. Holland have been really entertaining so far in Brazil, with an attacking style of play and a feast of goals along the way, while Costa Rica have been the surprise package of the World Cup and have amazed all by reaching the 1/4 finals, even though they have scored just 5 goals all tournament. Holland are hot favorites tonight currently trading at 1.55, while you can get high odds of 8.00 on Costa Rica. Unfortunately I think Costa Rica's dream ride will come to a halt this evening but they certainly wont go out without a fight, but Holland should prove too strong for Costa Rica but you wont get any value or rich backing the Dutch but I think they'll do the job in 90 minutes.


Brazil v Germany

World Cup 2014

2014-07-08 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-08 00:03:45)

(Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST BRAZIL

Brazil are without captain Thiago Silva (51 caps) who is suspended, also striker Neymar (54 caps/35 goals - top scorer) is out for the rest of the tournament with a back injury. Midfielder Gustavo returns to the squad after his suspension.

Germany have no injures or suspensions.

Possible Line-ups:

Brazil: Cesar, Alves, Luiz, Dante, Marcelo, Gustavo, Fernandinho, Willian, Oscar, Hulk, Fred.
Germany: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Mertesacker, Howedes, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Gotze.
Referee: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico).

Summary: Brazil progressed to the semi-final with an impressive 2-1 win over Colombia in Fortaleza on Friday evening, despite many feeling they would struggle against an impressive Colombia, goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz saw them secure victory, although the victory did come at a major price as captain Thiago Silva and star man Neymar are both missing for the Brazilians tomorrow night. Germany secured their place in the semi-final after a 1-0 win over France in Marcana on Friday evening, although haven't lit up the tournament as much as many people would have liked, but they have done enough to win games and progress to the semi-finals. The win over France should have filled the team with confidence and they certainly have the strength in depth to win this World Cup. This will be Brazil's first semi-final since 2002, but they win the World Cup last year by beating Germany in the final. Germany have made the semi-finals for the last four World Cups. Brazil will have all home support but also the pressure to reach the final to go with it. Brazil are unbeaten in 42 successive home matches, with their last defeat coming against Paraguay in August 2002. While Germany are unbeaten in their last 16 internationals, the best run of any side still involved at the World Cup. Both teams are now just 1 game away from a World Cup Final and obviously know what is at stake. Either team have set the tournament on fire but both will hold their own in the final, whoever gets there. There is nothing to split the teams in the betting, with Brazil trading as big as 2.85 and Germany trading at big as 2.80. If Neymar was playing then Brazil would be favorites, as they also have home advantage. Germany must take their big chance but I just cant see it. I think the whole world want Brazil in the final and I feel that Brazil will edge out the Germans to qualify for Sunday's final. Like all the knockout games, this will be tight and tense and extra-time or penalties would be no shock. 


Holland v Argentina

World Cup 2014

2014-07-09 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-09 00:15:56)

(Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST HOLLAND

Holland have concerns with striker Robin van Persie (89 caps/46 goals - top scorer) who missed training today with stomach problems, but midfielder Nigel de Jong (75 caps) who has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup, could make a surprise return to the squad.

Argentina will be missing winger Angel Di Maria (52 caps/10 goals).

Possible Line-ups:

Holland: Cillesen, Kuyt, De Vrij, Vlaar, Indi, Blind, Wijnaldum, De Guzman, Sneijder, Robben, Van Persie.

Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Fernandez, Garay, Rojo, Perez, Mascherano, Gago, Messi, Aguero, Higuaín.

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey).

Summary: Holland needed penalties to beat minnows but surprise team of the 2014 World Cup Costa Rica, as the game finished 0-0 after 90 minutes and extra-time. They have beaten Spain 5-1, Australia 3-2, Chile 2-0 and Mexico 2-1 along the way to reach this semi-final. They were hugely impressive again Spain, gritty against Australia and Chile, while lucky against Mexico with two late goals. Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 in their 1/4 final, with an earlier goal from Gonzalo Higuain for his first goal of the tournament. They have beaten Bosnia-Herz 2-1, Iran 1-0, Nigeria 3-2 and Switzerland 1-0 to reach this semi-final. They battled hard against Bosnia-Herz, need a last minute Messi goal to beat Iran, were gritty and determined to beat Nigeria and needed a goal in extra-time to see off Switzerland. This will be Holland's third semi-final appearance in their last four World Cup finals. 10 of Holland's 12 goals have come after half-time and their last 4 goals have come after the 75th minute. Also they are the only team to concede more than one penalty at the World Cup. Argentina are in a semi-final for the first time since 1990, when they went on to lose to Germany in the final. They have never lost a World Cup semi-final, winning the previous four. Each of Argentina's five wins at this tournament have come by a single goal margin and they are yet to be behind in their 5 matches so far. Holland and Argentina haven't met for 8 years since 0-0 draw at the 2006 World Cup. Holland have scored plenty of goals and been entertaining but have not been at their best in their last two games against Mexico and Costa Rica, maybe they peaked in the group stage. Argentina have done just enough to win every game by the odd goal and still rely to much on Messi. I think Argentina at 1.80 have the edge to make it to the final but it may go all the way to extra-time and penalties.


Cortulua v America de Cali

Colombia Copa

2014-07-10 02:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-10 00:03:45)

MARKET MOVE ON CORTULUA

AMERICA DE CALI MISSING SEVERAL PLAYERS!!!

America de Cali are without regular goalkeeper Viera (22 apps), defenders Balanta (18 apps), J.Gonzalez (13 apps), Y.Gonzalez (12 apps), Palacios (20 apps), Sevillano (12 apps) and Suarez (15 apps), midfielders Charrupi (12 apps), Lucumi (18 apps/5 goals), Tapiero (21 apps) and Sierra (18 apps), striker Penaranda (18 apps/4 goals).


Bayreuth v Burghausen

German Regionalliga

2014-07-10 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-10 12:24:59)

MARKET MOVE ON BAYREUTH

BURGHAUSEN MISSING PLAYERS + POOR AWAY RECORD!

Burghausen who were relegated from Liga 3, lost 16 players in this summer, including 6 regulars players from the 1st team - defender Omodiagbe (17 apps), midfielders Holz (34 apps/5 goals), Muller (14 apps), Eberlein (33 apps/2 goal) and Mokhtari (24 apps/4 goal), striker Kulabas (25 apps/2 goal).

Info:  Bayreuth are very strong at home with 15 wins, while Burghausen have a terrible away record with 7 losses, 


Siroki Brijeg v FK Qabala

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-10 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-10 12:15:29)

BIG MARKET MOVES AGAINST SIROKI BRIJEG

SIROKI BRIJEG MISSING KEY PLAYERS!!!

Siroki Brijeg are without defenders Markovic (14 apps) and Dzidzic (15 apps/3 goals), midfielder Ljubic (19 apps) who are all out injured. Also defenders Jese (10 apps), Blaic (18 apps) and Spikic (24 apps/4 goals), midfielder Plazonic (20 apps), striker Kordic (22 apps/7 goals) have left the club.

Info:  Siroki Brijeg won the 1st leg 2-0. FK Qabala arrived in Bosnia from Azerbaijan on Monday to prepare properly for this must-win game. 


Shinnik v Volga

Russia Football National League

2014-07-12 13:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-12 11:58:01)

MARKET MOVE ON VOLGA

SHINNIK LOST HALF OF THEIR TEAM FROM LAST SEASON AND HAVE ONLY 12 PLAYERS AVAILABLE TODAY!!!

Shinnik lost 9 of their players from last season in the summer and although they have brought in a few new players, they have not been registered in time for this game, meaning Shinnik have a squad of just 12 players for today's game.

Info:  Shinnik also have financial problems. 


Brazil v Holland

World Cup 2014

2014-07-12 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-12 13:18:00)

(Estadio Nacional, Brasilia)

MARKET MOVE ON BRAZIL

Brazil missing star man Neymar (54 caps/35 goals - top scorer) who is out with a back injury, but on a plus captain Thiago Silva returns after his suspension against Germany.

Holland dont have any injury or suspension problems but coach Louis Van Gaal has hinted at resting players for a game that he has said they are not interested in. Players who have not played many games may start this evening.

Possible Line-ups:

Brazil: Cesar, Maicon, Luiz, Silva, Marcelo, Gustavo, Fernandinho, Willian, Oscar, Hulk, Fred.

Holland: Krul, Janmaat, De Vrij, Vlaar, Blind, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, De Jong, Depay, Robben, Huntelaar.

Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria).

Summary:  Brazil come into this 3rd/4th place game after the losing 1-7 to Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte and will want to put on a performance for their fans. The players need to respond after such a humilatung thrashing which was down to poor defending by the Brazlians and amazing attacking from the Germans. Brazil have had more shots (76) than any other country at this World Cup. Holland lost to Argentina on penalties on Wednesday evening in Sao Paulo and missed the chance to compete in a second successive World Cup final. It was not a pretty game and such a let down for a World Cup semi-final. Holland had the better chances but it seemed both teams were happy to play for penalties. Holland scored 11 goals in the group stage but managed just 1 in three knock-out games. Brazil will want to end their tournament with a win and make up for the Germany game, its just what affect the defeat has had on the players and more importantly if they can lift themselves tonight, Holland coach and players have said they just want to go home and are not interested in this match, so will be interesting what team Van Gaal picks and how much the players really want to win. The market move has been on Brazil and their odds have dropped from 2.25 down to as low as 2.05 in places. I really fancy Brazil to put a show on for the fans but missing Neymar is such a blow and its not the best Brazil squad that is on show but they really want to win this game.


Petrolera v Cucuta Deportivo

Colombia Copa

2014-07-12 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-12 13:44:04)

MARKET MOVE ON PETROLERA

CUCUTA MISSING SEVERAL PLAYERS!!!

Cucuta are without first-choice keeper Mosquera, defenders Del Castillo (13 apps), Duarte (16 apps), Castaneda (5 apps) and Arboleda (13 apps), midfielder Lazaro (12 apps/2 goals), strikers Hinestroza (13 apps/3 goals), Uribe (5 apps/2 goals), Largacha (2 apps) and Franco (11 apps/2 goals).

Info:  Petrolera will use a strong line-up: regular keeper Jerez (16 apps), defenders Arboleda (16 apps), Valencia (9 apps), Avila (9 apps), Machado (7 apps), midfielders Ayala (13 apps), Santa (11 apps), Rojas (13 apps), Barahona (16 apps), strikers Del Valle (17 apps/9 goals - top scorer), Herrera (13 apps/2 goals).


Deportivo Pereira v Atletico Huila

Colombia Copa

2014-07-12 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-12 13:50:18)

MARKET MOVE ON ATLETICO HUILA

DEPORTIVO PEREIRA MISSING 12 PLAYERS!!!

Deportivo Pereira are both goalkeepers Marquez and Quiroz, defenders Soto (7 apps), Soraca (7 apps), Romana (14 apps) and Posada (5 apps), midfielders Sinisterra (8 apps), Valencia (2 apps), Navarro (13 apps/3 goals), Castillo (6 apps) and Betancourt (3 apps), strikers Arango (13 apps/3 goals) and Cardales (10 apps).


Red Bull New York v Columbus

USA MLS

2014-07-13 00:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-12 13:29:16)

MARKET MOVE ON RED BULL NEW YORK

COLUMBUS HAVE INJURY PROBLEMS!!!

Columbus are without midfielder Hector Jiminez (15 apps), also fellow midfielder Fifi Baiden and defender Matt Wiet, while key players defender Josh Williams (14 apps), midfielder Agustin Vianna (5 apps), striker Federico Higuain (14 apps/6 goals - top scorer) are doubts.


VPS v Honka

Finland Veikkausliiga

2014-07-13 16:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-13 14:17:01)

BIG MARKET MOVE ON VPS (43.55 OCI)

HONKA MISSING KEY PLAYERS AND CLUB HAVE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS!!!

Honka are without defenders Brister (9 apps), Vaisanen (14 apps) and Rexhepi (11 apps), midfielder Heimonen (7 apps), key striker Porokara (16 apps/5 goals). Also berst midfielder Hetemaj (15 apps) has left the club.

Info:  Honko played in the Europe League on Thursday and qualified for next stage, but the situation within the club is very bad, they have financial problems and players have already left club, and its likely others will follow suit.


MyPa v IFK Mariehamn

Finland Veikkausliiga

2014-07-13 16:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-13 14:25:26)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST MYPA

MYPA RESTING PLAYERS AND TOUGH EUROPA LEAGUE SCHEDULE OF LATE!!!

MyPA coach has said he will rest players ahead of a tough Europe League trip to Belarus this Thursday to play Dinamo Minsk. They are also ready missing both strikers Antilainnen (4 apps) and Stefano (11 apps/4 goals) who are out injured, also Lody (10 apps) is suspended.


Elfsborg v Brommapojkarna

Sweden Superettan

2014-07-13 16:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-13 14:30:00)

MARKET MOVE ON ELFSBORG

BROMMAPOJKARNA TO REST PLAYERS FOR EUROPA LEAGUE GAME!!

Brommapojkarna coach said he will rest some key players ahead of the trip to Ireland on Thursday to play Crusadors in the Europa League. They are already missing defender Jonson, midfileders Albornoz and Tronet, striker Eriksson who are all out injured, also striker Falkenboirn is suspended.


Germany v Argentina

World Cup 2014 Final

2014-07-13 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-13 00:48:03)

SMALL MARKET MOVE ON GERMANY

Germany have no injury or suspension problems, although defender Matt Hummels (35 caps/4 goals) will have a late fitness test, otherwise coach Joachim Low is likely to use the same line-up that thrashed Brazil.

Argentina again have a doubt with winger Angel Di Maria (52 caps/10 goals), while striker Sergio Aguero (55 caps/21 goals) has had extra training sessions and could start after his sub appearance against Holland.

Possible Line-ups:

Germany: Neuer, Lahm, Hummels, Boateng, Howedes, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Klose.

Argentina: Romero, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Garay, Rojo, Biglio, Mascherano, Lavezzi, Aguero, Messi, Higuaín.

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)

Summary:  Germany reached the final by beating Portugal 4-0, drawing 2-2 with Ghana and beating USA 1-0 in the group stages, that was followed by beating Algeria 2-1 in extra-time, a 1-0 win over France and then thrashing Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final on Tuesday night. The performance against Brazil 7-1 was a result that broke a whole manner of records as it was the joint biggest defeat in Brazil’s history and their heaviest in the World Cup, plus the biggest ever winning margin in the semi-finals. It also saw striker Mirolsav Klose score that saw him overtake Ronaldo as the leading goal-scorer in World Cup history. This will be the eight time Germany or West Germany have appeared in a World Cup final - a new record. They have won three and lost four of the previous seven finals. Argentina have reached the final by beating Bosnia-Herz 2-1, Iran 1-0 and a 3-2 win over Nigeria, they then beat Switzerland 1-0 with a late goal in extra-time, then a 1-0 win over Belgium and finally they beat Holland on penalties on Wednesday after the game finished 0-0 at full-time. Argentina have kept four clean sheets at this World Cup and have yet to concede a goal in the knock-out stage and they are the only team who have yet to fall behind at the 2014 World Cup. Argentina were eliminated by Germany at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. No team has ever been eliminated by the same opponents in the knock-out stage of three successive World Cups. Victory in 1986 is Argentina only previous World Cup win in 6 matches against the Germany, thought they beat Germany 3-1 in a friendly in 2012. Germany have been the better team at the tournament with goals, a tight defence and solid performances in every game, the squad is strong in every area of the pitch, while Argentina have labored a times in a lot of their games and have relied on star player Messi to bail them out on a couple of occasions, and although Lionel Messi has created 21 chances at the 2014 World Cup, more than any other player he has failed to score in his last three games. Germany are favorites and rightly so and have a fantastic chance of winning the World Cup but no European team has won it in South America. On form Germany should win but Argentina will be no push-overs in a game where I don't see many goals and possibly after 90 mins.


Rapid Bucharest v Craiova

Romanian League Cup

2014-07-16 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-16 15:11:06)

MARKET MOVE ON CRAIOVA

RAPID BUCHAREST MAJOR PROBLEMS!!!!!

Rapid Bucharest have big financial problems, players and staff have not been paid wages in months and so key players have left the club. Also at the weekend, their coach resigned and they only have a squad of just 11 players and 3 goalkeepers for today's game.


Targu Mures v CSMS Iasi

Romanian League Cup

2014-07-16 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-16 15:01:25)

MARKET MOVE ON CSMS IASI

TARGU MURES WITH YOUTH TEAM SQUAD!!!!

Targu Mures will use a line-up of youngsters for this game as their first team together with their coach are away in England preparing for the new season.on preparations!


Bahia v Sao Paulo

Brazil Serie A

2014-07-17 02:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-16 15:28:39)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST BAHIA

BAHIA SELECTION PROBLEMS!!!

Bahia are without regular goalkeeper Lomba who is suspended, also fellow goalkeeper Omar out injured. They are also missing key midfielder Lincoln who is injured, while best midfielder Talisca has left the club.


Varbergs v Husqvarna

Sweden Superettan

2014-07-19 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-19 13:06:52)

MARKET MOVE FOR VARBERGS

HUSQVARNA MISSING 6 KEY PLAYERS!!!!

Husqvarna are without miss 6 players as Nilsson(mf 15/2) and Hansson(mf 14/0) are both suspended, also Andersson(df 14/0),Karlefjard(mf 13/0),Olate(mf 6/0) and Kapcevic(att 14/3) are out injured. While Ostman(mf 2/0) and Gustafsson(df) are both doubtful. 


Otelul Galati v Ceahlaul

Romanian Cup

2014-07-19 16:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-19 10:41:51)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST OTEULU GALATI

BIG PROBLEMS FOR OTEULU GALATI!!!!!

Oteulu Galati have big financial troubles. Last season coach Lienen (who was very important factor for them avoiding relegation) left the club, his assistant coach Schumacher also left club, while president Narcis Raducan also left club because of financial problems and finally owner Adamescu is in jail so no more money for the club!

While Bocar Djumo(att 1/0), Giuseppe Prestia(df 14/0), Adascalietil(mf 4/0), Sevillano(att 6/0), Cooper(mf 21/3), Simiatis(gk 3/0), Lovin(mf 14/1), Marquinos(mf 26/10 top scorer), Bajenaru(mf 19/0), Henrique(att 20/8, 2nd top scorer), Giurgiu(mf 32/2), Gavrila(mf 8/0), Astafei(att 27/5), Tritz(df 10/0), Ioan Filip(mf 25/1),Milea(mf 22/1) and Mauro Goicoechea(first gk 15/0) have all left the club!!left club also.


Dalian v Shanghai

China CLS

2014-07-20 13:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-19 11:55:04)

MARKET MOVES AGAINT DALIAN

DALIAN HAVE PROBLEMS!!!!!
Dalian have major financial problems, the players are unpaid and demotivated, they will go on strike next weekend if they dont get payments.


Shakhtar Donetsk v Dynamo Kiev

Ukraine Super Cup

2014-07-22 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-22 09:19:11)

MARKET MOVE ON DYNAMO KIEV

SHAKHTAR DONETSK MISSING KEY PLAYERS!!!!

Shakhtar Donetsk are without defender Ismaily (11 goals/2 goals last season), midfielders Douglas Costa (27 apps/4 goals last season), Fred (23 apps/2 goals last season), Dentinho (1 app last season) and Alex Teixiera (27 apps/6 goals last season), striker Facundo Ferreyra (13 apps/6 goals last season) who have all refused to return to Ukraine because of fighting in the home city. Also winger Bernard (18 apps/2 goals last season) is not in the squad has he has been given extra-time off to recover from the World Cup. 

Info:   Also midfielder Ilsinho (13 apps), strikers Adriano (25 apps/20 goals - top scorer last season) and Taison (19 apps last season) are thinking of leaving the country.


Real Santander v Alianza Petrolera

Colombia Copa

2014-07-23 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-23 10:46:26)

EXPECTED MARKET MOVE ON ALIANZA PETROLERA

REAL SANTANDER USING RESERVES!!!!

Real Santander are missing regular goalkeeper Granados (15 apps), defender Carvajal (12 apps), midfielders Lemus (11 apps/2 goals) and Alvarez (17 apps), striker Rojas (18 apps/5 goals - top scorer) who are all being rested and not included in the squad. The coach has said he will use a line-up consisting of reserve and youth players.


Arsenal de Sarandi v Instituto Cordoba

Argentina Copa

2014-07-23 22:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-23 09:40:26)

MARKET MOVE ON ARSENAL DE SARANDI

INSTITUTO CORDOBA HAVE PROBLEMS WITHIN THE CLUB, ALSO USE YOUTH TEAM TONIGHT!!!

Instituto Cordoba have major financial worries, the staff and players have not received any wages, their coach has already confirmed that he will rest his entire senior team and use a line-up of youth squad players.


Deportivo Pasto v Deportivo Cali

Colombia Copa

2014-07-24 02:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-23 09:12:47)

EXPECTED MARKET MOVE ON DEPORTIVO PASTO

DEPORTIVO CALI MISSING PLAYERS AND USE RESERVES TONIGHT!!!

Deportivo Cali are without regular goalkeeper Hurtado (8 apps), defenders Giraldo (12 apps) and Torijano (13 apps), midfielders Lizarazo (10 apps), Candelo (17 apps), Perez (14 apps), Viafara (12 apps) and Bolivar (8 apps), striker Rivas (11 apps/4 goals). So Deportivo Cali will use a line-up of reserves and early indications of the possible team are: Cardona (3rd keeper), Castrillon, Calderon (df 10/0), Payares (df 9/0), Caseirra, Renteria, Cabezas, Mojica, Cardona, Murillo, Ramirez (only two regular players.

Info: Deportivo Pasto will play their best team tonight.


MyPa v Dynamo Minsk

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-24 16:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-24 10:02:14)

MARKET MOVE ON DYNAMO MINSK

MYPA MISSING PLAYERS AND ARE 0-3 FROM 1ST LEG!!!

MyPa are without defender Lindberg (15 apps), midfielders Kassiano (6 apps) and Stefano (1 apps/4 goals), striker Sasha Anttilainen (4 apps), also defender Vesala (8 apps/2 goals) and midfielder Juha Pirinen (19 apps) are both expected to miss out.


Hapoel Tel Aviv v Astana

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-24 18:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-24 10:35:00)

MARKET MOVE ON HAPOEL TEL AVIV

Hapoel Tel Aviv without both central defenders that played in the first leg as Dgani is suspended and Gerzichich has left the club, it means they don't have another central defender besides Colin who also played as right back in the 1st leg, so Uri Cohen a left back last season in 2nd division will play as central defender. Also striker Damari (26 goals last season - top scorer) won't play as he is also about to leave. This week the owner also announced that he is leaving so there are a lot of financial problems and other top players will probably move soon. Furthermore, sad news arrived yesterday as their former coach, 43 years old, Shirazi has died yesterday.

Info: The game will be played at a neutral venue in Cyprus. Astana are 3-0 up from the 1st leg.


Vojvodina v AS Trencin

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-24 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-24 10:09:31)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST VOJVODINA

VOJVODINA MISSING KEY PLAYERS AND ARE 0-4 FROM 1ST LEG!!!

Vojvodina are without defenders Zivkovic (14 apps), Novakovic (6 apps) and Babic (8 apps), midfielder Gacinovic (20 apps), striker Veselinovic (13 apps/4 goals).


Ferencvaros v Rijeka

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-24 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-24 10:19:12)

MARKET MOVE ON RIJEKA

RIJEKA MISSING PLAYERS BUT ARE 1-0 UP FROM 1ST LEG!!

Rijeka are without defenders Maric (19 apps) and Knezevic (26 apps), midfielders Mocinic (29 apps/2 goals), Males (22 apps) and Jugovic (20 apps), also new signings midfielders Moises and Canadija.

Info:  In the 1st leg, Rijeka dominated with 12 shots on target and 12 corners, while Ferencvaros didn't have a shot on target and only 1 corner.


Jagodina v FC Cluj

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-24 19:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-24 10:27:43)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST JAGODINA

CFR CLUJ LOST 25 PLAYERS IN THE SUMMER - THE GAME IS 0-0 FROM 1ST LEG!!!

CFR Cluj lost 25 players in the summer in a massive exodus, they failed to qualify for Europe but got a place because of other licence problems. 


Shelbourne v Finn Harps

Ireland First Division

2014-07-25 20:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-25 07:49:27)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST SHELBOURNE

SHELBOURNE MISSING 6 PLAYERS!!!

Shelbourne are without defenders Gaul (13 apps) and Connor (13 apps), strikers Muragh (15 apps) and Tinnely (13 apps) who are all out injured, also midfielders Quinn (12 apps) and McDonagh (11 apps) are both suspended.


Mainz II v Arminia Bielefeld

Germany Bundesliga 3

2014-07-26 14:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-26 08:54:51)

MARKET MOVE ON ARMINIA BIELEFELD

MAINZ II WEAK SQUAD AND MISSING KEY PLAYERS!!

Mainz II arrive from Regionalliga but lost several players who were either sold or promoted to the first team. They are without both goalkeepers Mathenia (18 apps) who was sold and Zentner (14 apps) who is injured, also striker Lewerenz (7 goals) and midfielder Schmitt (17 apps/6 goals) were sold, while striker Silskovic (23 goals - top scorer) and defender Rossbach (34 apps/12 goals) are missing.


Varbergs v Degerfors

Sweden Superettan

2014-07-26 15:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-26 09:42:59)

MARKET INFORMATION

DEGERFORS MISSING 4 VERY IMPORTANT PLAYERS!!

Degerfors are without regular goalkeeper Stromberg (15 apps), midfielder Jernberg (13 apps/2 goals), striker Andersson (9 apps) and best striker Ayaz (15 apps/6 goals).


Sirius v Syrianska

Sweden Superettan

2014-07-26 17:20:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-26 09:50:36)

MARKET MOVE ON SIRIUS BUT.......

SIRIUS HAVE BIG INJURY PROBLEMS!!!

Sirius are without 10 players - as defender Kack (13 appps), midfielders Benyahia (10 apps), Andersson, Mrabti (13 apps/2 goals), Bjork (7 apps), Thor (15 apps), Sirelius and Bayon, strikers Bjorkebaum and Runnemo (6 apps).


Atletico CP v Aves

Portugal League Cup

2014-07-27 17:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-27 16:34:43)

IN-RUNNING MARKET MOVE ON AVES

ATLETICO CP IN TROUBLE!!!

Atletico CP have major financial problems, the club are in debt, staff and players have not been paid and most of their best players left the club in the summer. They have only 14 players in the squad and in pre-season they played 6 friendly matches (0 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses). Yesterday training was cancelled due to discussions between the players and president regarding the clubs future.

Info:  0-0 after 35 mins.


A.C Milan v Man City

International Champions Cup

2014-07-27 21:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-27 19:42:04)

MARKET MOVE ON MAN CITY

Both teams are missing players but the Man City line-up looks much weaker than the Milan team.

Confirmed Line-ups:

A.C.Milan: Agazzi, De Sciglio, Rami, Constant, Alex, Muntari, Poli, Cristante, Honda, Niang, El Shaarawy.

Man City: Caballero, Clichy, Boyata, Nastasic, Kolarov, Fernando, Zuculini, Sinclair, Navas, Jovetic, Iheanacho.


Bolivar v Oriente Petrolero

Bolivia Copa

2014-07-27 23:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-27 17:35:48)

MARKET MOVE ON BOLIVAR

ORIENTE PETROLERO MISSING SEVERAL KEY PLAYERS!!!!

Oriente Petrolero are without defenders Brau (35 apps) and Hoyos (35 apps/4 goals), midfielders Mojica (20 apps/8 goals - captain) and Bejarano (35 apps), strikers Dyk (35 apps/9 goals) and Martinez (15 apps/2 goals). Also Oriente Petrolero will play with their reserve goalkeeper Arancibia.

Info:  Bolivar have all their best players available and a huge home advantage of 3600 metres high altitude. 


Tigre v All Boys

Argentina Copa

2014-07-28 19:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-27 17:58:30)

EARLY MARKET MOVE ON TIGRE

ALL BOYS HAVE SELECTION PROBLEMS!!!

All Boys will use a mixed line-up tomorrow with reserve and youth players likely to start. A few of the senior players who have just renewed their contracts won't be able to play due to failing to make the registration in the Argentinian soccer federation.


FC Zurich v Hoffenheim

Friendly

2014-07-29 17:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-29 11:41:27)

MARKET MOVE ON HOFFENHEIM

FC ZURICH TO USE RESERVES & FRINGE PLAYERS!!!

FC Zurich have begun their Swiss super league season and have started with 3 wins from 3 games, but they only played on Sunday away at Vaduz and coach Urs Meier said that he will not play his senior players in tonight's friendly as the club have a massive game against Young Boys this weekend.  


Shakhter Karagandy v Hajduk Split

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-31 13:30:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-31 09:06:59)

MARKET MOVE ON SHAKHTER KARAGANDY

HAJDUK SPLIT MONEY PROBLEMS & MISSING KEY PLAYERS!!!

Hajduk Split have financial problems and many of their important players left the club in the summer. The squad now consists of reserves and many youth team players. For this game they are missing Maglica, Jo, Vrsajevic, Nizic, Susic and Abdukholikov who haven't made the trip to Kazakhstan due to injures.


Ruch Chorzow v Esbjerg

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-31 17:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-31 09:48:28)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST RUCH CHORZOW

Ruch Chorzow have money problems and their coach said in an interview this week that the club are not interested in the Europa League, they are more interested in keeping the small squad fresh for their domestic campaign in Poland.

Esbjerg missing defender Knudsen (31 apps last season), midfielders Andreasen (28 apps/5 goals last season) and Bergvold (17 apps last season,  striker Vestergaard (12 apps).


IFK Goteborg v Rio Ave

UEFA Europa League

2014-07-31 18:00:00 (This report was created at 2014-07-31 10:15:15)

MARKET MOVES AGAINST RIO AVE

RIO AVE COACH HINTS AT RESTING PLAYERS!!!

Rio Ave new coach Pedro Martins said that he is more focused with the Portuguese Super Cup against Benfica next week than the Europa League game, which will be the club's first game in the competition. They are also missing defenders Valdelomar (20 apps last season) and Gouano (20 apps last season), midfielder Araujo Braga (29 apps last season), strikers Pinto Chaves (14 apps last season) and Saleiro Santos (10 apps last season). Also coach Nuno left the club in the summer.


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