Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News at Standard Liege

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Arsenal FC head to Standard Liege tomorrow night for what will be their UEFA Europa League group stage finale. With qualification already all but assured, interim boss Freddie Ljungberg might rotate his starting XI.

The Gunners have been playing their reserves and kids all along in this tournament, but right now their focus has to be on getting above mid-table in the league. Actually, the main focus needs to be on finding a long term replacement for Unai Emery, but that’s another narrative for another time.

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Man United Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs AZ Alkmaar

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Having already secured qualification to the knockout round, Manchester United are now seeking to claim the top spot in their UEFA Europa League group when they host AZ Alkmaar tomorrow night. Just a draw will suffice to see United earn a place among the seeds when the draw for the round of 32 takes place on Monday.

Of course, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will play to win, and if they do so, it’ll be three wins in three home European matches this season. You might remember the reverse fixture, which ended in a goalless draw and zero shots on goal for the Red Devils as the match where Solskjaer came off as extremely tone deaf. He labeled the outcome, in which AZ were forced to play in a different stadium due to a natural disaster, as a good result.

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Christian Pulisic Gets High Praise from Matthew McConaughey

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Chelsea FC are through to the UEFA Champions League knockout round, having secured round of 16 passage in their very last group stage match, a 2-1 win over Lille. There were heroes aplenty, but one in particular, American Christian Pulisic, is getting a lot of attention today.

One of those playing close attention to the Hershey, Pennsylvania native is Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey. (“Alright, alright, alright!”) The 21-year-old winger is really coming into his own now, with a recent scorching hot scoring streak, but also changing the game when he doesn’t score or assist.

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Bayern Munich vs Tottenham Hotspur: UCL Match Preview

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By Matt Gorka

On Wednesday night, the Allianz Arena will host the final game of Group B play in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League competition. The match-up sees Bayern Munich versus Tottenham Hotspur, a clash of two teams that have already qualified for the knockout rounds. Bayern will finish top of the group as they have 15 points currently and Tottenham are guaranteed second as they currently have 10 points.

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#14 Notre Dame Deserved Better Bowl, but System Retains Flaws

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It’s a familiar refrain from Notre Dame haters everywhere: “the Fighting Irish get preferential treatment in the bowl selection process!” Well, that’s not true to begin with, and this year, the polar opposite is true. Having completed a 10-2 regular season, and ranked #15 in the college football playoff and #14 in the Associated Press, Notre Dame is headed to the Camping World Bowl, i.e. the Citrus Bowl’s junior varsity game.

In 2015, ND went 10-2 and got a Fiesta Bowl bid; where they lost 44-28 to Ohio State. In 1994, Notre Dame got to the Fiesta Bowl despite going only 6-4-1 that regular season. They lost to 11-1 and #4 Colorado by a score of 41-24 in that contest. The bowl system has changed a lot over the years, but the flaws remain.  

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Offshore Guide to Betting on the College Football Playoff

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The College Football postseason is here once again and as expected, there is a lot that fans looking forward to it. One of the obvious highlights will be the College Football Playoff (CFP) which was first introduced to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) prior to the 2014-2015 season. Needless to say, ever since it was launched, it has become a favorite among football fans and punters from all over the globe. The upcoming postseason will certainly be no different – as a matter of fact, people are anticipating an even better experience this time.

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Kentucky Guard Tyrese Maxey Has High NBA Draft Lottery Stock

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Like any freshman, Tyrese Maxey is going to have his ups and downs. As the leader in minutes played and second leading scorer on #9 Kentucky, the Wildcats will sometimes see their fortunes rise and fall along with Maxey. In his very first collegiate game, Maxey put himself on the national map in the Champions Classic in New York, scoring 26 points the day after his 19th birthday on then #1 Michigan State.

Averaging 13.1 points per game (just behind Nick Richards’ team leading 14) through the first eight games of the 2019-20 season, the combo guard was recently named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy (national player of the year) preseason watch list.

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Arsenal FC Issue Update on Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin Injuries

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Ahead of Thursday’s trip to Standard Liege, for the UEFA Europa League group stage finale at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne, Arsenal issued an injury update. Defenders Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney both got hurt last night in the 3-1 win at West Ham United.

The victory was sorely needed for the Gunners as it ended a winless in nine across all competitions stretch. But it obviously came with a cost. Tierney suffered a shoulder injury during the match that could see him sidelined for some time. Bellerin hurt his hamstring before the match and was replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles; who definitely needed the playing time. Bellerin’s issue doesn’t appear to be too serious.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Bayern Munich (UCL)

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You can expect a very different final score line when Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur play the reverse fixture of their notorious, record-setting October meeting. That result, in London, was a 7-2 trouncing by the visitors and it marked the low point of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure at Spurs.

The next month the Argentine was sacked, but his side still qualified for the UCL round of 16. With knockout round passage secured, look for new manager Jose Mourinho to rest most of his starters, and for Troy Parrott to make his first European start, in place of Harry Kane, who will be given the night off. Bayern will sit a lot of their stars as well, but we think the Bavarians will get the victory here.

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Tradition keeps the Premier League alive at Christmas

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Christmas time is crunch time in the Premier League with the opportunity to pick up points that can make-or-break seasons. The fixture list becomes congested with vital matches for clubs up-and-down and division. It can be a nightmare for managers due to the huge burden on their players that is caused by playing so many games in such a short period of time, but as far as for spectators it’s perhaps the most exciting time of the campaign with round the clock action.

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Tottenham vs Bayern Team News: Kane, Winks, Ndombele, Boateng, Cuisance

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A whole lot has changed since back in October when Tottenham Hotspur got obliterated 7-2 at the hands of Bayern Munich in a UEFA Champions League group stage contest. Both teams have since sacked their managers, and qualified for the knockout round.

Tottenham brought in living legend Jose Mourinho to replace Mauricio Pochettino while Niko Kovac was relieved of duties in the Bayern dugout; Hans-Dieter Flick is in charge on a temporary basis. With both teams already through to the round of 16, you can expect a lot of regulars to get rested in this one. Mourinho has already confirmed that, stating Harry Kane will sit this one out. Given that Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele are both doubts due to ankle issues, one should not expect either midfielder to be risked here.

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Jurgen Klopp Hyperbolizes Liverpool’s UCL Match at RB Salzburg

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As late night host, comedian and hard core life long Liverpool supporter John Oliver once joked of Jurgen Klopp: “he does not understand the concept of not going at full pace all the time.” And that’s what we love about him! The German, ahead of Liverpool’s final UEFA Champions League group stage match tomorrow night at RB Salzburg, took the hyperbole to the fastest pace he could.

A loss would see the reigning European champions bounced from the tournament without even having advanced to the round of 16. And thus Klopp literally referred to this Tuesday night affair as “the most important game of our life.” That is hype and hoopla that the network with the broadcasting rights will absolutely LOVE!

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