Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Liverpool vs Watford Predictions Premier League - February 27, 2019

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Liverpool vs Watford - Competition: Premier League
Date: 27 February 2019 - Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

Liverpool team were held to a goalless draw by Man UTD in their last outing on Sunday. They were disappointed, but that point was still enough to put them clear of Manchester City and into first place. The Reds recorded an impressive 3-0 victory against Bournemouth in their most recent home game in the league but recorded another scoreless draw against Bayern in the UCL last week. Anfield is still something of a fortress as Jugen Klopp's men have conceded only one goal in the last 405 minutes of football they have played. Anyway, The Reds have been held to one goal or less in three of their last four matches in the Premier League, so the attack is struggling. As to direct encounters against Watford, Liverpool have won 10 of the previous 11 top flight games between the sides at this ground.
The hosts are expected to be without Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian forward twisted his ankle on Sunday. The likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge are possible candidates to start as well as Naby Keita, who is expected to play in the offensive midfield trio behind Mo Salah. Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren remain sidelined for the Reds, who are expected to welcome Trent Alexander-Arnold back into the starting XI. Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum are strong favourites to feature from the off in the middle of the park.
Watford team have recorded back-to-back wins in the league, including a 5-1 thumping of Cardiff City last time out. They have only lost two of their last 15 fixtures in all competitions, and the only two defeats have come in tight games against Chelsea and Tottenham. As a result, the Hornets currently sit 7th in the Premier League standings and boast a W5 D5 L4 away record. Only the current top five have scored more away goals than Javi Gracia's men (22) this season. Watford have a poor record in recent meetings with the Merseysiders - losing five and winning none of their last six meetings while conceding 20 goals in the process and scoring just five.
The Hornets will still be without Jose Holebas as he serves the second of his two-match ban. Kiko Femenia also remains sidelined but elsewere Javi Gracia may have a fully fit squad to choose from besides. The Watford boss will surely be tempted to name an unchanged team meaning that Gerard Deulofeu and Troy Deeney will spearhead the attack while Adalberto Penaranda, Isaac Success and Andre Gray will likely be tussling for a place on the bench at best. The likes of Will Hughes, Etienne Capoue, Roberto Pereyra and Abdoulaye Doucourè will start in midfield.

Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Keita, Mane; Salah

Watford (4-4-2): Foster; Janmaat, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina; Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra; Deulofeu, Deeney

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Liverpool vs Arsenal Premier League - 29-12-2018

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Liverpool vs Arsenal- Competition: Premier League
Date: 29 December 2018 - Kick-off Time: 17:30 GMT
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

 Liverpool team head into their final game of 2018 with a six-point lead at the top of the table having won 16 and lost none of their opening 19 fixtures. They beat Newcastle 4-0 on Boxing Day while Man City suffered their second straight loss. Salah rediscovered form and Jurgen Klopp's men have netted 14 goals in their last five across competitions. The last time the Reds didn't win in Premier League was when they drew the reverse fixture against City 1-1 last month. The last two meetings between Liverpool and Arsenal have both resulted in draws. Anyway, the Reds have bagged comfortable wins in both of the sides’ last two head-to-head clashes at this ground.
Jurgen Klopp may switch back to a 4-3-3 for the visit of free-scoring Arsenal. James Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum could be joined by Fabinho in the central midfield three while James Milner remains out after missing the Newcastle match last time out. Naby Keita and Adam Lallana provide further options in the engine room. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino having started in all of the meetings against the "big six" sides this season and are expected to form the front trio, altough Xherdan Shaqiri is the in-form man. The back four are set to remain unchanged given the magnitude of the fixture.
Arsenal team ended their disappointing two-match losing streak – 3:2 to Southampton in the top flight and 0-2 against Tottenham (0-2) in the League Cup – with a 3-1 win over Burnley last week. Anyway, they failed to beat Brighton on the road on Boxing Day (1-1) and  dropped out of the top four in the league standings. Anyway, they are only two points shy of Chelsea in fourth and they certainly have enough attacking talent to remain in the race for UCL qualification. The Gunners have only won one of their previous five league matches on the road and their lack of clean sheets (none away from home and just three in total) is a major concern.
Laurent Koscielny is unlikely to feature after being forced off last time out, joining Hector Bellerin, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal, Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Danny Welbeck and Emile Smith-Rowe on the sidelines. Ozil was hauled off at half-time against Brighton and will be benched, with Aaron Ramsey favourite to replace the German ebhind the front duo formed by Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira will anchor the midfield while Granit Xhaka could be required to play at the back.

Probable lineups:
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Fabinho; Salah, Firmino, Manè
Arsenal (3-4-1-2): Leno; Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Xhaka; Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Torreira, Guendouzi; Ramsey; Aubameyang, Lacazette. 


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Thursday, November 29, 2018

PSG vs Liverpool 28-11-2018 Goals 2-1 Champions League

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PSG vs Liverpool - Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 28 November 2018 - Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris

Liverpool lose all three away group stage UCL games for the first time in their history as PSG team beat them 2-1. LFC had only one shot on target in the whole game, and that too a penalty!

Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Liverpool (CHAMPIONS LEAGUE)
13' Juan Bernat 1-0 // 37' Neymar 2-0 // 45' James Milner (pen.) 2-1 

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Champions League: Juventus vs Manchester United - November 7, 2018

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Juventus vs Manchester United - Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 7 November 2018 - Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT - 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Torino

Juventus claimed a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford a fortnight ago, and maintained their 100 per cent winning record in Champions League this season, having already beaten Valencia (0-2 away) and Young Boys (3-0 at home) in the first two fixtures. They are one of only two teams yet to concede in the competition. Furthermore, Juve haven't lost a Champions League group stage match at home since December 2009. The Old Lady also top the Italian Serie A table 6 points clear of SSC Napoli and Inter, having dropped only two points so far after 11 matches when held 1-1 at home by Genoa.
Juventus team are in the middle of an injury crisis. Emre Can, Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Moses Kean are all injured while Joao Cancelo and Giorgio Chiellini are major doubts. Plus, Leonardo Spinazzola is unlikely to be involved due to a lack of match fitness. Manager Massimiliano Allegri is likely to play with a 4-3-3 formation, opting for the "heavy tridente" upfront formed by Mario Mandzukic, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala. The likes of Sami Khedira, Rodrigo Betancur and Miralem Pjanic will anchor the midfield.
Manchester United team extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to four matches with their 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday. Anyway, Jose Mourinho's men were exposed on too many occasions and would have been out of the match by half-time had the Cherries taken their chances. In UCL, the Red Devils are second in the table with four points (two ahead of Valencia) after the Spanish outfit surprisingly only managed a draw with group minnows Young Boys last time out. They were outclassed in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford two weeks ago despite narrowly losing to Juve (0-1).
Josè Mourinho dropped Lukaku from United's squad entirely for the weekend's win at Vitality Stadium but the Belgian is expected to lead the line at the Allianz Stadium, flanked by Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez. The likes of Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford provide further offensive options.   Ander Herrera is expected to join Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic in the middle of the park while Victor Lindelof is favourite over Phil Jones and Eric Bailly for the centre back spot alongside Chris Smalling. Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini and Diogo Dalot remain sidelined.

Probable lineups:
Juventus: Szczesny – Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro – Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi – Cuadrado, Dybala, Ronaldo.
Manchester United: de Gea – Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw – Fred, Matic, Pogba – Rashford, Lukaku, Martial.


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Monday, October 29, 2018

Barcelona vs Real Madrid La Liga 28-10-2018 Highlights

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid - Competition: Spanish Primera Division

A hat trick from Suarez, including one absolute bullet of a header, sees Barcelona team beat arch rivals Real Madrid 5-1 at the Nou camp stadium.

Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid
11' Philippe Coutinho 1-0 // 30' Luis Suarez (pen.) 2-0 // 50' Marcelo 2-1 // 75' Luis Suarez 3-1 // 83' Luis Suarez 4-1 // 87' Arturo Vidal 5-1

Date: 28 October 2018
Kick-off Time: 15:15 BST
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Liverpool vs Manchester City Premier League 07-10-2018

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Liverpool vs Manchester City - Competition: Premier League
Liverpool team are currently runner-up to Manchester City only on goal difference, after both teams accumulated 19 points from a possible 21. Jurgen Klopp's men are winless in their last three outings, having lost at the hands of Chelsea in English FL Cup and SSC Napoli in UCL, and drawn against the Blues in EPL last weekend. The Reds are undefeated in their last 24 home matches in Premier League have kept clean sheets in their last 8 league matches at Anfield. As to direct matches, Liverpool have won their last six home matches against City.
Naby Keita should be available despite a back injury picked up in Naples on Wednesday. Jordan Henderson, who replaced Keita on Wednesday evening, looks a stronger bet to start against City. Up front Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge are fresh options in attack given that Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino could be tired. Klopp could make changes also at the back.  Nathaniel Clyne, Alberto Moreno, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip are the understudies should the German make a change or two in defence.

City have only dropped two points this season, a 1-1 draw against newly-promoted Wolves. They enter this match on the back of a pivotal victory in Champions League - 1:2 against Hoffenheim in midweek - as they were upset by Lyon at the Etihad Stadium in the first round. Domestically, Pep Guardiola's men have won 5 matches in a row, outscoring their opponents 15-1. The Citizens have won 11 of their last 13 away matches in all competitions but have conceded 7 goals in their last two visits to Anfield, including last season's UCL mauling.
Pep Guardiola is hopeful that Benjamin Mendy will return but Kevin De Bruyne remains sidelined. Sergio Aguero has been playing through the pain barrier of late due to a foot problem, but is once again favourite to start ahead of Gabriel Jesus in attack. The Argentine is likely to be flanked by Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sanè, with Riyad Mahrez main alternative. David and Bernardo Silva will start in midfield alongside Fernandinho, despite Ilkay Gundogan is pushing to feature from the off. Fabian Delph, Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala remain sidelined.
Date: 7 October 2018
Kick-off Time: 16:30 BST
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool 
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Liverpool vs Paris Saint-Germain 18-09-2018 Champions League

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Liverpool vs Paris Saint-Germain  - Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 18 September 2018 - Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST - 21:00 CET
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Liverpool team have a 100% winning record in the Premier League after five games this season, having beaten Tottenham 21 at Wembley last weekend. Prior to that, the Reds thrashed at home West Ham (4-0) and managed to beat Crystal Palace (0-2), Brighton (1-0), and Leicester City (1-2). The Merseysiders will now face a difficult period of fixtures with PSG, Chelsea twice, Man City and Napoli SSC all within next six matches.
Captain Henderson should be Jurgen Klopp's only change, with James Milner making room. Roberto Firmino suffered a nasty eye injury last time out but should start up front, forming the usual trio with Mo Salah and Sadio Manè. As alternative, Klopp could give Daniel Sturridge a rare start. Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana remain sidelined for the hosts, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a longer-term absentee. The defense will remain unchanged, with Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold protecting Alisson's goal.

Paris Saint-Germain team also have a 100 per cent record this season having recorded a 4-0 win against St. Etienne at the weekend despite resting Neymar and Mbappe. The French powerhouses have already scored 21 competitive goals this season and also kicked off the new campaign with a thrashing 4-0 Super Cup win over Monaco. Les Parisiens have yet to progress past the quarter-finals since their Ligue 1 dominance began. Last year their UCL journey was ended by Real Madrid in the last 16 round.
Gianluigi Buffon and Marco Verratti are both suspended for the visitors while Dani Alves and Layvin Kurzawa are out through injury. Alphone Areola will start between the posts while Marquinhos may be required in the middle of the park as defensive midfielder. Neymar and Kylian Mbappè returns in the offensive midfield trio alongside Di Maria, behind the lone striker Edinson Cavani. At the back, Juan Bernat and Meunier will start as full backs, Thiago Silva and Presnel Kimpembè will form the central pair.
Probable lineups:
Liverpool: AlissonAlexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson – Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita – Salah, Firmino, Mane.
PSG: Areola – Meunier, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Marquinhos,Rabiot – Mbappe, Neymar, di Maria – Cavani.
Liverpool last 5 matches:
12/08/18 Liverpool 4 – 0 West Ham
20/08/18 Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Liverpool
25/08/18 Liverpool 1 – 0 Brighton
01/09/18 Leicester City 1 – 2 Liverpool
15/09/18 Tottenham 1 – 2 Liverpool

PSG last 5 matches:
12/08/18 PSG 3 – 0 Caen
18/08/18 Guingamp 1 – 3 PSG
25/08/18 PSG 3 – 1 Angers
01/09/18 Nîmes 2 – 4 PSG
14/09/18 PSG 4 – 0 ASSE

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