Archives for April 2021

Tottenham Starting XI Prediction vs Sheffield United

Tottenham return to Premier League action following their defeat in the Carabao Cup final. What kind of changes can we expect from interim boss Ryan Mason when they face-off against Sheffield United on Saturday?

There was a lot riding on the Cup final last week, but Manchester City proved to be too strong for Spurs. Despite having Harry Kane back in the team, the North Londoners could not find a way past the City defence.

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Tottenham vs Sheffield Team News: Doherty, Davies, Berge, Robinson

Tottenham Hotspur welcome relegated Sheffield United to London as they look to make one last, potentially desperate run for the final Champions League slot. Let’s look at what the team news is for this game.

Last week could have been a momentous occasion for Spurs, but they could not overcome Manchester City to win the Carabao Cup. They will have to put that disappointment behind them now and focus on improving their standing in the league. They are just five points behind Chelsea who are in fourth and with five games left, they still have a chance.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Newcastle United

Arsenal will be hoping for a change in fortunes when they travel north to face Newcastle United on Sunday. How many changes will Mikel Arteta be making to his side for this game?

The Gunners had a dysmal outing in midweek, as they lost 2-1 to Villarreal in the Europa League. This result put them in a delicate position ahead of next week’s second leg. To preserve players for that critical match, we can expect to see some changes this weekend.

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Arsenal Team News vs Newcastle United: Lacazette, Tierney

Arsenal will be away once again as they travel to the north of England to face Newcastle United on Sunday. With a few players coming back, what is the squad fitness and availability situation looking like ahead of the game?

The North London club had a forgettable result against Villarreal in the first-leg of the Europa League semifinal, during midweek and now comes a Newcastle side that will further test their resolve. The Magpies are on a great run of form and will make life really difficult for the visitors.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at Manchester United

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After a second-straight frustrating tie, Liverpool heads to arch-rival Manchester United on Sunday. The Reds sit sixth in the table, four points out of fourth, and chances are quickly dwindling for them to qualify for next year’s Champions League.

In Friday’s press conference, manager Jurgen Klopp cited no new injury concerns for the Reds, but there are still some missing pieces.

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Liverpool FC Team News at Manchester United: Phillips, Shaqiri

It’s a must win for Liverpool on Sunday when they travel across northwest England to face Manchester United. After dropping two points in injury time last Saturday, the Reds sit sixth in the table, four points adrift of fourth place and only one ahead of seventh.

Every game is a must-win from here on out if Liverpool are even going to have a chance at playing in the Champions League next year.

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Ronaldo Rape Accuser Kathryn Mayorga Demanding £56M in Damages

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Kathryn Mayorga, the woman accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 has now set a  demands. According to court documents released this week, the former model and schoolteacher from Henderson, Nevada is seeking £56million ($77.4m, 64.5 EUR) in punitive damages.

Ronaldo has strongly and consistently denied the serious allegations against him. The case became public knowledge in October of 2018, when it was reopened at the request of Mayorga’s attorney. In July of 2019, a judge ruled that Ronaldo would not face criminal charges.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Liverpool FC

Manchester United can bring a very relaxed attitude to the run-in right now as they have a top four finish secured. They haven’t completely locked down a runner-up finish, but they’re closing in on it. Sunday brings the second of the two annual Liverpool rivalry clashes and United do have a special motivation here- spite.

They don’t have much left to play for domestically, but they can do their part to see that Liverpool finishes outside the top four, and no doubt that will get them fired up for Sunday.

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Manchester United Team News, Updates vs Liverpool FC

Manchester United have to be feeling really good as they enter the weekend clash against their most hated of rivals, Liverpool FC. Last night they crushed AS Roma 6-2 in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal tie. Yes, they were down 1-2 at the break, but the way they responded after halftime was indeed inspiring.

United got a brace from both Bruno Fernandes and Edinson Cavani while long time Red Chris Smalling played for the other side in a manner that very much benefitted his former club. His dreadful performance led to a lot of funny jokes on social media. Below are a couple:

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What the Four Clubs Learned from the Champions League Semifinal First Legs

It was a fascinating two days of European football as the Champions League served up a pair of wonderful games in midweek. As we wait for the second legs to kick-off next week, let’s take a look at what lessons each of the four participating clubs learned from the first leg.

Despite not being filled with goals, the semi-finals brought up some interesting tactical battles that showcased the best that Europe’s top clubs have to offer. From the meticulousness of Pep Guardiola to the relentlessness of Thomas Tuchel and much more, there was plenty to talk about.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace

Manchester City will make the trip to Selhurst Park stadium on Saturday to take on Crystal Palace. Given what we know of the team news, what changes will Pep Guardiola make to his team?

A win on Saturday means that City will then be just one win away from clinching the Premier League title. The Manchester side are 10 points ahead of their nearest rivals with only five games remaining.
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Manchester City Team News vs Crystal Palace: John Stones Update

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Manchester City are back in Premier League action on Saturday as they make the trip to Crystal Palace. With the league title almost in the bag, let’s take a look at the team news for City. (For the City starting XI prediction go here)

After it looked like they were heading towards a defeat, Pep Guardiola’s men came storming back to beat PSG 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal tie. That win put them in an ideal position versus Palace, so that they can  maintain a relaxed attitude in this clash.

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