Match Preview

Friday, January 16, 2015

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The Magpies were beaten 4-0 on the south coast under Alan Pardew's stewardship and the club's interim manager hopes his side can avenge that defeat this weekend

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The home side have struggled for form this season and are the lowest goalscorers in the division heading into their clash with Brendan Rodgers' men at Villa Park

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The Cote d'Ivoire international completed a €35 million move to Manchester City earlier this week but Garry Monk remains confident that his side can power past the Blues

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Defeats to Australia and South Korea mean the duo cannot progress beyond the group stage - but neither wish to head home with no points

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Harry Redknapp's side have not beaten the visitors since 1992, losing 13 of their past 16 meetings, and will be out to bring a halt to that awful record this weekend

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The Switzerland international could make his debut on Saturday as the Nerazzurri look to build on their 3-1 win over Genoa

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Each side has maximum points from their opening two matches at the Asian Cup but it is the hosts who have looked the more impressive so far

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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The winger hopes his side can put in a proud display for the fans as they look to boost their chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup

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After a 4-1 over Qatar, the United Arab Emirates would be within touching distance of a quarter-final spot if they pick up a second straight victory

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Reports of turmoil behind the scenes have been roundly denied in the past few days and now they will be hoping to set up a Copa del Rey quarter-final with Atletico or Real Madrid

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Carlo Ancelotti's men suffered a 2-0 defeat last week and need to turn the tie on its head if they hope to play Barcelona in the last eight of the tournament later this month

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Despite having gone 20 seasons without winning the trophy, the Bianconeri have form on their side and begin against a side who have not beaten them at home in eight attempts

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Sitting on three points each, victory for either side will severely boost their chances of progressing beyond the group stage when they clash on Wednesday

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Both teams lost their opening match 1-0 and are looking to remain in the competition by picking up all three points when they meet at AAMI Park

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Though the Saints have enjoyed tremendous wins over Arsenal and Manchester United, the centre-back wants focus as they head to Portman Road for an FA Cup third-round replay

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Spurs lost their seven-game unbeaten run at Crystal Palace last time out and hope to get back to winning ways at White Hart Lane in an FA Cup third-round replay

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The German coach was less than impressed with his side's overall play in their Asian Cup opener and wants to see a more complete performance on Tuesday

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The Socceroos skipper has picked up an ankle injury but Ange Postecoglou's side will be eager to secure passage from the group as soon as possible

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The Toffees boss says that the 21-year-old Belgian forward could be the deciding factor in their FA Cup replay against the high-flying Hammers on Tuesday evening

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The former defender says his side became too complacent in their league defeat to Bastia and Christophe Galtier believes his own players can take advantage