Manchester City Starting XI Prediction at Dinamo Zagreb (UEFA Champions League)

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Tuesday night will see Manchester City’s pre-match media conference with both manager Pep Guardiola and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The session, ahead of City’s trip to Dinamo Zagreb, will complete the UEFA Champions League group stage competition.

Perhaps this session, held at Stadion Maksimir at 7.30pm local, will give us an insight into what kind of team Guardiola will select for this match. Given how City have already won group C and qualified for the round of 16, Pep won’t have to field his strongest side possible. With that mind, we made a first team projection that incorporates a few of the reserves.

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Man City at Dinamo Zagreb Team News: Stones, Aguero, Zinchenko, Kulenovic

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Manchester City heads to Dinamo Zagreb for their final UEFA Champions League group stage match on Tuesday 10 December at Stadion Maksimir. Already through to the knockout round, as winners of Group C, this will be a low stress affair for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Out of the running now for defending their back-to-back Premier league titles, City can now turn their focus towards trying to win Europe’s greatest tournament this season. They can worry about that later, as this match won’t have too much consequence on that. In looking to the team news for this one, their opponents have just one injury issue, Sandro Kulenovic, who is out until the new year with a broken foot.

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2019 Illini Football: What it Was and What it Was Not

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Bill Parcells was completely right: “you are your record.” When you’re 6-6, it means you’re mediocre. However, the epitome of mediocrity that is/was 2019 Illini football feels a little different because being average is a major improvement from where the program has been lately.

Going from really bad to rather pedestrian is real, legitimate progress, but it’s certainly not a magical season by any means and to suggest that it is is laughably and incoherently wrong. Illini football had one amazing upset, against all odds, over a New Year’s Six bowl team. They also achieved a thrilling, record-setting comeback against a fellow mediocre side. The rest was 4-6 with four wins over some pretty bad teams.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Lille (Champions League)

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Chelsea FC host Lille tomorrow night needing a W, and some help, in order to go ahead to the knockout stages, but at least they have a very favorable match-up for doing so. Chelsea won the away fixture 2-1, getting goals from Willian and Tammy Abraham, and they’re heavily tipped to win this one too.

It could be a bit tricky, given the defensive struggles we’ve seen from Chelsea lately, but perhaps the return of Antonio Rudiger will provide a major boost. In looking at the lineup prediction for Tuesday night, expect manager Frank Lampard to make a couple changes.

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Chelsea FC Team News vs Lille (UCL): Rudiger, Giroud, Tomori

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Chelsea FC begins the final evening of UEFA Champions League play still in need of booking passage through to the knockout round. They currently sit in third place in Group H behind table toppers Ajax and Valencia. Level on points with the La Liga side, they’ll need to secure all three points, do so in very convincing fashion and hope that one of the two teams ahead of them drop points.

The good news is their final UCL group stage match is against the bottom side, Lille, at home. In other words, they have the easiest match, at least on paper, for winning and racking up the goal differential. In terms of team updates, manager Frank Lampard provided some mixed news today.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at RB Salzburg

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Heading into UCL group stage match day six of six, Liverpool still have some work to do. They haven’t booked a place in the knockout round yet, but the odds are definitely in their favor to do so. What an astounding disappointment and upset it would be if the European trophy holders didn’t go through, huh?

You know that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp simply won’t let that happen, and thus you can expect him to field a very strong side on Tuesday night when his team travels to RB Salzburg.

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Liverpool FC Team News vs RB Salzburg: Lovren, Lallana, Wijnaldum

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As we head into the final match day of the UEFA Champions League group stage, the reigning holders have yet to book passage to through to the knockout round. They’ll travel to RB Salzburg Tuesday night, needing at least a draw to secure a place in the round of 16. They can also move on if Napoli lose at home to Genk.

Going up against Erling Braut Haaland, one of the hottest young commodities in world football today, due to his prolific goal scoring abilities, the Reds will need their defense to be at their best. Central defender Joel Matip remains out for a couple weeks yet still, with another centre back, Dejan Lovren, having been forced early in the 3-0 win at AFC Bournemouth.

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Heung-Min Son Scores Potentially Goal of the Year (Video)

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Yesterday saw Tottenham Hotspur crush Burnley FC 5-0, with one of those goals being scored by South Korean forward Heung-Min Son. It was more than just a scoring strike in the 32′, it was quite possibly the goal of the year; certainly, a nominee at the very least.

If you haven’t seen it yet, this sublime play by Son, take a look at watch below:

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Fred Speaks Out About Racism, Lighter Incident in Manchester Derby

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Yesterday’s Manchester Derby at the Etihad, won by United 2-1, was marred by an ugly racist incident. Manchester United midfielder Fred was subjected to racial abuse by a City supporter, and hit by a cigarette lighter that was hurled on the pitch.

The supporter has been publicly identified and Manchester City Football Club released a statement indicating that they are investigating the incident. Fred has spoken out about what transpired, saying that he didn’t realize what was happening at the time, but learned the details upon seeing the video in the locker room.

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Suspension of Cardinals DB Josh Shaw Prompts a Bigger Discussion

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The NFL suspension of Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw prompts a really big discussion because sports gambling is mainstream now! Talk of spreads, money lines, over-unders, bad beats, and more is ubiquitous. If you want free expert NFL picks for each and every Sunday, you can place a bet legally now in 13 states. 42 of the 50 United States either have legal sports betting, or are currently in the process of working towards it.

Ever since May 14, 2018, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that had rendered sports wagering unconstitutional, it’s been a brave new world. 

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For the New York Knicks, Problems Go Well Above Coaching

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The New York Knicks are a never-ending punchline. The names change, but the losing persists and the NBA franchise continues presenting themselves as fodder for comedians and late night talk show hosts. When you have a storied, high profile franchise, in the media capital of the world, it’s inevitable.

David Fizdale is the latest casualty in the James Dolan reign of terror, as he got canned like a tuna yesterday.

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Arsenal FC starting XI Prediction at West Ham United

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For Arsenal and their supporters, life is beyond nightmarish right now. Sacking Unai Emery and replacing him, on a caretaker basis, with Freddie Ljungberg, did absolutely nothing to stop the bleeding. Of all the teams in the Premier League, yes including the newly promoted sides, they are the only team in the league not to have won a match in their last six.

They’re last league win came way back on October 6.  They’re number one priority right now needs to be finding that permanent replacement for Emery, because it’s definitely not Ljungberg. While Arsene Wenger certainly overstayed his welcome, life after him has been so much rougher.

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