Friday, 21 November 2014

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The Italian champions have recovered well from the shock of losing their first game of the Serie A season last month but are going up against a side with a fine home record

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This season's surprise package are currently riding high in ninth place in their first season in the Bundesliga, while Jurgen Klopp's men are languishing down in 15th

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The 23-year-old summer signing has thus far failed to justify his €10 million transfer fee but he has been buoyed by his two goals in midweek against Belarus

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Los Blancos are looking to make it nine victories on the bounce in La Liga but will have to make do without Luka Modric, who was injured on international duty with Croatia

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In a major blow for the Bavarians, their captain fractured his ankle in training during the week and is expected to be out of action until February

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Both Spain starlets are determined to consign their parent club to a second consecutive home loss as Ivan Rakitic also prepares to face old team-mates

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The Clarets secured their first win of the season against Hull City last time out and is hoping the expectation on the home side will help his team

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Alan Pardew's side have won five successive matches in all competitions, but the Rs have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes themselves in recent weeks

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The Toffees could be without a host of players including Gareth Barry, Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman as Sam Allardyce's in-form Hammers travel to Merseyside

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The England striker left Old Trafford in September and has since scored 10 goals for club and country, and his former boss is pleased to he has progressed

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The Premier League champions are without Kolarov, David Silva and Dzeko but the Swans boss feels they have the depth to cope with most injury crises

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Jose Mourinho's side sit four points clear at the top of the Premier League season but failed to beat the Baggies in either of their two meetings last season

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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The Marseille forward went off in the second half of his side's defeat to Uganda with a thigh injury and the team doctor says that he will not recover in time for Wednesday's game

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Only a win would guarantee the Super Eagles second place in the group behind the visitors, who have not beaten them for a decade, as they race to reach the Africa Cup of Nations

Monday, 17 November 2014

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The Euro 2016 hosts were held to a draw on Friday by Albania, the goalkeeper putting their failure down inexperience within their ranks but expecting to bounce back

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The Ballon d'Or rivals face off in a friendly international on Tuesday - not quite the intense Clasico ties to which they are used, with the teams merely playing for pride

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With Asia's top two preparing for the Asian Cup in January, the veteran does not expect either to show their strongest hand in Tuesday's friendly

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Since being humiliated in the latter stages of the World Cup, the Dunga-led Selecao have played brilliantly, most notably tightening up their error-prone defence

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The Azzurri will be without some key names as they take on an in-form side who have beaten Portugal and drawn with France in recent matches