The home side is winless in five, while Martin Jol has seen his side lose its last four on the trot, with both teams booed off at the final whistle last time out.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Roberto Martinez's men will have to cope without Leighton Baines following his broken toe but are unbeaten at Goodison Park so far this season as they welcome the Potters.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
The news on Wednesday that two people were killed in an incident at the Arena Corinthians site comes as a huge setback just days before the 32 finalists attend the draw in Bahia.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A crane collapsed at the ground which will host the tournament's first game in Sao Paulo.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
International investigator Chris Eaton gives an insight into the extent of criminal activity in the sport, not least the 1-2 billion pounds wagered by just three syndicates
The Turkish side knows that it will more than likely slip out of an automatic qualification spot should it lose in the Spanish capital.
Joe Hart returns to the starting XI for Manuel Pellegrini's side, which has qualified for the knockout stages and romped to a 6-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday.
David Moyes's men will be looking to consolidate their position as group leaders on Wednesday but a win for the Bundesliga side would see it leapfrog United.
Monday, November 25, 2013
VIDEO: Our Champions League show returns for the penultimate round of the group stage, as we preview this week's major games from Europe's premier club competition.
Friday, November 22, 2013
We put our necks on the line with our match predictions for this weekend's Premier League fixtures.
The Wearside outfit has struggled for form on its travels, though won at the Britannia Stadium in 2012, while the Potters are without a victory in their last eight league games.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Following Uruguay's qualification for the World Cup, a new video has been released that is likely to bring back a few unwanted memories for Brazil and its people
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Real Madrid superstar delivered one of the best solo performances in recent memory as the Seleccao qualified for the World Cup
The Real Madrid star produced another stunning match-winning display to ensure that he, rather than his Paris Saint-Germain rival, will feature in Brazil next summer.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A cinematic documentary, detailing the rise to prominence of some of the club's greatest idols, will debut in selected cinemas across the UK in December.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Manuel Pellegrini's men are in a rich vein of form and will be a heavy favorite against the struggling Black Cats but have lost their last three Premier League visits to Wearside.
Arsene Wenger's men aim to cap a fine week, which has seen victories over Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, with victory at the home of the reigning Premier League champions.
Stoke will hope to bounce back from derby defeat to Cardiff last time out against a Potters side which has slipped to just one place above the Premier League drop zone.
Andre Villas-Boas says his goalkeeper will return after last Sunday's controversial concussion incident, though he will have to pick between Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado.