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Wednesday 22/10/14 Free Tips

Wednesday 22/10/14 Free Tips

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Wednesday 22/10/14 Free Tips

Wednesday 22/10/14 Free Tips

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Champions League previews, 22/10/14

Champions League previews, 22/10/14

Anderlecht v Arsenal, 19:45 Anderlecht are a team with a grand history and tradition at this level, but recent years have turned the Belgian league into a finishing school for the stars of the top European leagues and Arsenal arrive today with the expectation of winning this game and advancing a touch closer to qualification for the knockout stages. After getting turned over by Borussia Dortmund there is some pressure on the Gunners to perform here though, and if Anderlecht play their best and keep up the tempo there is a chance we could see a shock, and a win for the home team that few expect. Arsenal have an extensive injury list as usual, with big names like Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny joining the likes of Theo Walcott, Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya Sanogo and Nacho Monreal, but it seems as though Mikel Arteta might make the squad at least. Liverpool v Real Madrid, 19:45 Before the season started there was a lot of talk about Liverpool being ‘back where they belonged’ and[...] Read More

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Wednesday 22/10/14 Premium Tips

Wednesday 22/10/14 Premium Tips

Yesterday’s Premium Tip was: Multi Accumulator Win/Draw/Win Treble Champions League – 19:45 – Barcelona v Ajax – Home Win – 1/8 Champions League – 19:45 – Chelsea v NK Maribor – Home Win – 1/6 Champions League – 19:45 – APOEL Nicosia v PSG – Away Win – 8/15 1.02 PT PROFIT Now Add (6-Fold) Champions League – 17:00 – CSKA Moscow v Man City – Away Win – 4/7 England – 19:45 – Northampton v Oxford Utd – Home Win – 7/5 England – 19:45 – Blackburn v Birmingham – Home Win – 4/5 1 PT LOSS ________________________________________________________________ Both Teams To Score Treble England – 19:45 – Wolves v M’Boro – BTTS – Yes – 8/13 Champions League – 19:45 – Porto v A. Bilbao – BTTS – No – 8/11 England – 19:45 – Colchester v Chesterfield – BTTS – Yes – 8/13 1 PT LOSS Now Add (6-Fold) Champions League – 19:45 – Roma v Bayern – BTTS – Yes – 4/6 England – 19:45 – Watford v Nottm Forest – BTTS[...] Read More

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OCT 22: MR FIXIT’S TOP TIPS
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OCT 22: MR FIXIT’S TOP TIPS

IT was all about goals on Tuesday with a record haul in the Champions League and only the PSG game failing to go over 2.5. Thirty-nine goals were netted in eight ties and the first of the night brought up my Super Single of Sergio Aguero to score and I also tipped him to net […]

OCT 22: MR FIXIT’S TOP TIPS
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OCT 22: MR FIXIT’S TOP TIPS

IT was all about goals on Tuesday with a record haul in the Champions League and only the PSG game failing to go over 2.5. Forty goals were netted in eight ties and the first of the night brought up my Super Single of Sergio Aguero to score and I also tipped him to net […]

GOLF: McGLADREY CLASSIC/PERTH INTERNATIONAL TIPS
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GOLF: McGLADREY CLASSIC/PERTH INTERNATIONAL TIPS

IT wasn’t a bad weekend with good finishes by Webb Simpson and Brooks Koepka giving me two places. As it’s nearing the end of the year I’ve been looking at my performance over the year. Since the beginning of January I’ve picked 12 winners, from 5-1 to 50-1, at an average of 17-1 and one […]

GOLF: McGLADREY CLASSIC/PERTH INTERNATIONAL TIPS
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GOLF: McGLADREY CLASSIC/PERTH INTERNATIONAL TIPS

IT wasn’t a bad weekend with good finishes by Webb Simpson and Brooks Koepka giving me two places. As it’s nearing the end of the year I’ve been looking at my performance over the year. Since the beginning of January I’ve picked 12 winners, from 5-1 to 50-1, at an average of 17-1 and one […]

OCT 22: JOHNB’S RACING TIPS AND CHAT
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OCT 22: JOHNB’S RACING TIPS AND CHAT

IT was one out of two for Johnb for the second day running as Lyfka won at 3-1 but the nap lost. For the third day running our man is advising the double (each way) on his nap and NB. Johnb’s Wednesdays Tips Newmarket 2.35 Steal the Scene 10-1 NAP Paddy Power Kempton 8.55 The […]

OCT 22: JOHNB’S RACING TIPS AND CHAT
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OCT 22: JOHNB’S RACING TIPS AND CHAT

IT was one out of two for Johnb for the second day running as Lyfka won at 3-1 but the nap lost. For the third day running our man is advising the double (each way) on his nap and NB. Johnb’s Wednesdays Tips Newmarket 2.35 Steal the Scene 10-1 NAP Paddy Power Kempton 8.55 The […]

Tuesday 21/10/14 Free Tips

Tuesday 21/10/14 Free Tips

Today’s Premium & Free Tip’s can be found here with 9 x Bets that has a potential Returns of £1410+ @ 9 x £10.00 Stakes _________________________________ We have our other Free Tip’s listed Below. _________________________________ Mixed Multi Accumulator Treble England – 19:45 – Tranmere v Mansfield – Under 2.5 Goals – 13/20 England – 19:45 – Luton v Dag and Red – Home Win – 17/20 England – 19:45 – Swindon v Rochdale – Home Win – 1/1 Odds = 6.10 http://bit.ly/ZDVTNG Now Add (5-Fold) England – 19:45 – Carlisle v Burton Albion – Under 2.5 Goals – 8/11 England – 19:45 – Oldham v Coventry – Home 1st goal – 8/13 Odds = 17.03 http://bit.ly/1FuCnEx Now Add (7-Fold) England – 19:45 – Huddersfield v Brighton – Under 2.5 Goals – 3/4 England – 19:45 – AFC Wimbledon v Plymouth – Under 2.5 Goals – 3/4 Odds = 52.17 http://bit.ly/1Dv4nG2 

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Champions League previews, 21/10/14

Champions League previews, 21/10/14

CSKA Moscow v Man City, 17:00 The wonder of time zones means Chelsea will kick off almost three hours after the reigning English champions this evening meaning you at home get to enjoy back-to-back games in the Champions League, which is nice. How entertaining this match turns out to be is another matter, as playing in Russia presents multiple challenges, but the manager prepared for this game by leaving out a couple of key men on the weekend, and we can only hope the headlines are focussed on the result at the end rather than further racial abuse by a Russian football crowd. Too often recent games in this region have been marred by ugly chanting from the home support and CSKA are far from exempt in that area, having already been accused of racially abusing Yaya Toure last year. Frank Lampard is likely to miss this game, with Yaya Toure his replacement after the Ivorian started on the bench on the weekend, replacing Lampard when the veteran was injured in the victory over Spurs.[...] Read More

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Tuesday 21/10/14 Premium Tips

Tuesday 21/10/14 Premium Tips

Yesterday’s Premium Tip was: Treble Bet 1 England – 19:45 – Hendon v Billericay – Home Win – 2/5 England – 19:45 – Curzon v Witton Albion – Home Win – 2/5 England – 19:45 – Hitchin Town v Banbury Unit. – Home Win – 2/7 1 PT LOSS _____________________________________________ Treble Bet 2 Greece – 17:30 – Panionios v Giannina – Home Win – 11/10 Israel – 18:50 – M. Tel Aviv v Maccabi Haifa – Home Win – 8/11 Sweden – 18:00 – Varnamo v Syrianska FC – Home Win – 1/1 1 PT LOSS _____________________________________________ Treble Bet 3 Sweden – 18:00 – Jonkopings v Degerfors IF – Home Win – 8/11 Sweden – 18:20 – GIF Sundsvall v Varberg – Home Win – 2/7 Spain – 19:45 – Real Sociedad v Getafe – Home Win – 8/15 1 PT LOSS TOTAL PREMIUM FOR THE DAY =  3 PT LOSS TOTAL FREE TIPS FOR THE DAY = 0 PT LOSS TOTAL COMBINED TIPS = 3 PT LOSS Today’s Premium & Free Tip’s are 9 x Bets with Potential Returns of £1410+[...] Read More

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OCT 21: MR FIXIT’S TOP TIPS
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OCT 21: MR FIXIT’S TOP TIPS

IT’S a big night at home and in Europe with the return of the Champions League and loads of games in the English lower leagues. There are simply too many matches to consider but I’ve been scouring team news, stats and form guides to help make my selections. I’ll be keeping strictly to my betting […]

OCT 21: US AND OTHER SPORTS TIPS
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OCT 21: US AND OTHER SPORTS TIPS

NOT sure if there was a problem with the old sports thread but here’s a shiny new one in any case. It was another good weekend for Ace Venturer who had two places thanks to Webb Simpson and Brooks Koepka in the Shriners Hospital Open in the States. This week’s tips will be posted on […]

OCT 21: JOHNB’S RACING TIPS AND CHAT
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OCT 21: JOHNB’S RACING TIPS AND CHAT

IT was one out of two for Johnb as NB Ty Gwr on at 5-2. He’s advising another double on Tuesday – at Wolverhampton – and two wins would be super for the monthly stats. Johnb’s Tuesday tips Wolverhampton 2.50 Lyfka 3-1 NB Bet365, Paddy Power 4.50 Thunder Pass 9-4 NAP Bet365, Paddy Power Also […]

Champions League Opta Facts – 21-22 October
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Champions League Opta Facts – 21-22 October

CSKA Moscow v Manchester City

 

  • These two sides have met only twice so far – that was last season in the group stage of the Champions League with the Citizens winning both games.
  • CSKA have faced English opposition 11 times so far in Europe, winning only twice (D3 L6).
  • The Russians are on a streak of six consecutive losses in European competition but they have failed to score only once in this run (vs Bayern).
  • Man City are winless in their last four games in Europe (D3 L1): their last win coming against Bayern Munich in December 2013.
  • The Citizens have conceded goals in each of their last nine matches in Europe, shipping 16 (an average of 1.8 goals per game).
  • CSKA Moscow were the last Russian team to beat an English side in the Champions League (Arsenal in October 2006).
  • Five of the six goals conceded by CSKA Moscow in this Champions League campaign have come in the first 31 minutes of play.
  • Only four of Man City’s 17 total shots in this season’s Champions League have been on target.
  • CSKA have already hit the woodwork three times in two games in this competition – more than any other side.
  • Man City’s last eight Champions League goals have been scored by eight different players.
  • Sergio Agüero found the net four times in the two Champions League fixtures against CSKA Moscow last season.
  • Seydou Doumbia has scored three braces in Champions League so far – one of them came against the Citizens in November 2013.

 

Schalke 04 v Sporting Lisbon

 

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.
  • Schalke have lost only once in eight games against Portuguese opposition so far, winning five (D2).
  • Sporting have won just one of their last eight European fixtures (D3, L4).
  • Sporting have won just one of their 14 previous meetings against Germans clubs in all competitions, and managed to score more than a single goal in those games only once (D4 L9).
  • Schalke 04 have drawn their last two games in Champions League. The Germans have never shared the points for three matches in a row in this competition.
  • Schalke have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four clashes in Europe.
  • Only one of the last 11 Schalke’s goals in Champions League has come in the first half.
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored three of Schalke’s last four goals in Champions League – including the two they’ve scored in this campaign.
  • Three out of Nani’s six Champions League goals have come right against German sides.
  • Nani has created eight chances in this Champions League so far this season, fewer only than Lionel Messi and David Silva (9).

 

 

BATE Borisov v Shakhtar Donetsk

 

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides.
  • Shakhtar have won only one of their last nine European fixtures, drawing the first two of this Champions League campaign (D5 L3).
  • BATE Borisov’s 2-1 win against Athletic Club in the last round ended a run of eight consecutive winless games in Europe, and a run of three without scoring (excl. qualifiers).
  • BATE Borisov have faced a Ukrainian side only twice so far: one draw and one defeat against Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League group stage in 2010/11.
  • On the other hand, Shakhtar Donetsk’s only clash with a Belarussian team dates back to 1996 (Intertoto Cup) – the Ukrainians lost against Ataka Minsk on home soil.
  • BATE have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 14 Champions League games (excluding qualifiers). In fact they’ve managed to shut out the opposition only once in their previous 20 matches in the Champions League.
  • The Belarus side have the lowest passing accuracy (69%) after the first two matchdays of the current Champions League.
  • Only three out of 16 BATE’s goals in Champions League history have been scored by a striker.
  • Alex Teixeira has been involved in five of the last nine Shakhtar’s goals in Champions League (four goals, one assist).
  • Both Denis Polyakov and Aleksandr Karnitski found their very first Champions League goal against Athletic Club in the last round.

 

 

Roma v Bayern Munich

 

  • These two sides met twice in the Group Stage of the Champions League 2010/11, when they shared a home win each.
  • Roma have shared only one draw in their last 16 meetings against German opponents, winning seven times (L8).
  • Bayern have won their last three Champions League games against Italian teams, keeping a clean sheet in the last two.
  • Bayern Munich recorded 919 passes in their last Champions League match against CSKA Moscow, 143 more than any other side has managed in a CL match this season.
  • In fact, Pep Guardiola’s side have made the most passes so far in this season’s Champions League (1582).
  • The Germans also had the most touches in the opposition box over the first two rounds (76).
  • Juan Iturbe is one of only two players to have made two assists in a single game of this season’s Champions League.
  • Five Bayern’s players have already completed more than 100 passes in a game of this Champions League: Xabi Alonso, Philipp Lahm, Dante, Medhi Benatia and David Alaba.
  • In the last round against Manchester City, Francesco Totti became the oldest goalscorer in the history of the Champions League (38 years, 3 days old).

 

Chelsea v Maribor

 

  • Chelsea and Maribor have never met in a competitive game before.
  • Maribor won their last game against an English side, 2-1 against Wigan Athletic in the Europa League in December 2013. However, this is their only win over an English team (D1 L4).
  • The Blues have never met a Slovenian side in Europe before.
  • Chelsea won their last Champions League game against Sporting Lisbon – the Blues have not won back-to-back games in the Champions League since November 2013 (a run of three games).
  • Chelsea haven’t scored more than once in each of their last four Champions League games.
  • However, they scored in each of their last 20 European games at Stamford Bridge, keeping a clean sheet eight times.
  • Maribor are unbeaten after the first two games of this Champions League campaign – this is the first time they avoided defeat in consecutive games in this competition.
  • It was also the first time they found the net in two consecutive Champions League games.
  • Maribor’s last defeat in a European game came last February against Sevilla in the Europa League. Since then, they’ve put together five draws and three wins (incl. qualifiers).
  • Only Galatasaray (56) and Bayer Leverkusen (61) have made more tackles than Chelsea (54) in this season’s Champions League.

 

 

Porto v Athletic Bilbao

 

  • The only two previous meetings between Porto and Athletic came in September 1956 – both were won by Athletic in what was the first European Cup tie for both teams.
  • Porto have won just one of their last seven Champions League fixtures (D3 L3).
  • Porto have lost their last three games against Spanish sides in the Champions League, after they had won the previous three.
  • The last four meetings between Athletic and a Portuguese opponent have seen both sides find the net.
  • Porto have the best attack of this Champions League, scoring eight goals so far.
  • Porto have won their last four home games in European competitions (incl. qualifiers) and are unbeaten in the last six (W4 D2).
  • On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao have lost four of their last five away matches in Europe (exc. qualifiers).
  • Colombian striker Jackson Martinez is the only player to have already scored with his left foot, right foot and a headed goal in this season’s Champions League.
  • Only Lionel Messi (16) has completed more dribbles than Yacine Brahimi (14) over the first two matchdays of the current Champions League.
  • Brahimi’s seven shots in this season’s Champions League have been all on target.
  • Aritz Aduriz has found the net (vs BATE Borisov) with his only shot on target in the current Champions League.
  • Aduriz has scored three of Athletic’s five goals in Europe this season (incl. Champions League qualifiers).

 

 

Barcelona v Ajax

 

  • Barcelona and Ajax have won eight Champions Leagues/European Cups combined (four apiece), however they have only met twice so far in the competition, sharing a win each in 2013/14.
  • The Catalan team have won only one of their last four European games between this and last season (D1 L2).
  • Barcelona have conceded more than one goal only once in their last 11 home fixtures in the Champions League (v Bayern in May 2013).
  • Ajax have drawn their last three Champions League games.
  • The Dutch team are winless in their last eight Champions League clashes away from home (D4 L4).
  • Ajax’s last game against a Spanish club in European competition was against Barcelona in November 2013. That win ended a run of nine losses in a row against Spanish opponents.
  • Barcelona have recorded the best passing accuracy of this Champions League (91.1%), as well as having the most touches in the opposition half (1274).
  • The Catalans have completed the most passes in this CL season (1351).
  • Ajax are the only side yet to be caught offside in this Champions League.
  • Gerard Piqué has a 100% passing accuracy – a record amongst players with more than 25 passes.
  • Lasse Schöne has scored three of the last six Ajax’s goals in Champions League.

 

APOEL v PSG

 

  • These two sides have met only twice in Europe before: that was the first round of the Cup Winners’ Cup 1993-94 with PSG winning both games (1-0 and 2-0).
  • Those were PSG’s only two games against a Cypriot opponent.
  • APOEL Nicosia have faced a French opponent six times so far in Europe: they have never drawn (W2 L4).
  • One of APOEL’s three wins in 18 Champions League matches came right against French opposition (vs Lyon, in March 2012).
  • APOEL have won only three of their last 18 games in European competition (D9 L6).
  • The Cypriots are unbeaten in their last five home European games (W3 D2).
  • PSG have conceded at least a goal in eight of their last nine games in Champions League – they have scored in 19 of their last 20.
  • PSG have won only one of their last four away games in Champions League (D1 L2).
  • APOEL have attempted only three shots on target so far in this competition – a joint-low.
  • APOEL’s last two Champions League goals have come from the penalty spot.
  • Gustavo Manduca has scored four of the last five APOEL’s goals in Champions League.
  • Only one of the last six PSG’s goals has been courtesy of a striker: Edinson Cavani against Ajax.

 

 

Atletico Madrid v Malmö

 

  • These two sides have already met twice: that was in the first round of the European Cup 1966-67.
  • Atlético de Madrid won both games, 2-0 in Sweden and 3-1 in Spain.
  • Those are the only two times Malmö has faced Spanish opposition in Europe.
  • Likewise, it is the only time Atlético de Madrid have faced Swedish opposition in Europe.
  • Spanish sides have won 20 times against a Swedish team (L3 D4), including each of the last 11.
  • Atlético have scored in 15 of their last 16 European games, conceding a goal in eight matches.
  • They have conceded only one goal in the last six European home games, against Milan on March 2014.
  • Malmö have lost their last three away games in Europe: they conceded 2.6 goals per match.
  • Markus Rosenberg has scored four of the last five Malmö’s European goals between Champions League qualifying and the group stage.
  • 50% (three out of six) of Malmö’s goals in the Champions League this season (incl. qualifying) have come in the last 15 minutes of play.
  • On the other hand, two of the three Atletico’s goals so far have been scored in the last 30 minutes.
  • Diego Simeone’s side have made 65 crosses from open play – more than any other side in this competition.
  • Cristian Ansaldi has made 17 open crosses this term, a record amongst Champions League players.

 

Bayer Leverkusen v Zenit

 

  • These two teams have met twice – that was in 2007-08 in the quarter final of the UEFA Cup. Bayer Leverkusen were eliminated, losing 4-1 at home despite winning 1-0 on the road.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have faced Russian opposition five times so far in Europe – they have never scored more than one goal in any of those matches.
  • Zenit St. Petersburg have met 12 times a German opposition in Europe (W5 D3 L4) – they have scored two goals in each of the last four games.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won three of their last four European games including qualifying, scoring 10 goals and conceding four.
  • Bayer Leverkusen’s last five home games in Europe have seen 4.2 goals scored per game on average.
  • Zenit have lost only one of their last seven games in Europe including qualifying (W5 D1) – they haven’t conceded in the last five matches.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have made 61 tackles in this Champions League 2014-15, more than any other side.
  • Zenit St. Petersburg have received only one yellow card in this season’s Champions League – no team has picked up fewer.
  • Bayer Leverkusen have committed the most fouls (37) in this Champions League.
  • The Germans have allowed their opponents only two shots on target over their first two games of this campaign.
  • Heung-Min Son attempted seven shots in his last game against Benfica – a record for a player in a single game of this season’s Champions League.

 

Galatasaray v Borussia Dortmund

 

  • Galatasaray have faced Borussia Dortmund four times so far, winning only one game (L2 D1).
  • Gala haven’t scored a goal against Borussia in Turkey, conceding one.
  • Galatasaray have faced German opposition 21 times in Europe, winning only five games (L7 D9).
  • Borussia Dortmund have played six games against a Turkish side – they have won four times (L1 D1).
  • Galatasaray’s last win in Europe came back in December 2013 – since then, there have been two draws and two losses for the Turkish side.
  • They have found the net in 20 of their last 21 home games played in Europe – they’ve also conceded at least one goal in 11 of their last 13 home games.
  • The Black and Yellows haven’t drawn a Champions League game since April 2013 (W10 L6).
  • Dortmund have won their last three Champions League games, without conceding any goal.
  • Borussia Dortmund have had the most shots (37) in the Champions League this term, but only 16 have been on target.
  • BVB scored three of their five goals in this Champions League during the second half of play.
  • Moreover, Galatasaray have scored each of their two goals in the second 45 minutes of play.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has attempted the most shots in the competition so far (12).

 

Anderlecht v Arsenal

 

  • Anderlecht and Arsenal have faced each off only twice in European competition – that was in the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1969-70.
  • These two matches ended with one win for each team, but Arsenal lifted the trophy, by winning 4-3 on aggregate.
  • There have been 12 previous meetings between Arsenal and Belgian sides: the Gunners have lost only three times (W7 D2). The Gunners have won each of their last five against teams from Belgium.
  • Anderlecht suffered their worst loss in Europe against an English side: 10-0 against Manchester United in the European Cup preliminary round in 1956/57
  • The Gunners’ joint-biggest win in Europe came against a Belgian team, beating Standard Liège 7-0 in the Cup Winners Cup in 1993/94.
  • Arsenal have found the net only once in their last four away games in European competition, including qualifying.
  • Anderlecht’s last win in Europe came November 2012 (1-0 against Zenit St. Petersburg), with seven losses and three draws since.
  • The Belgians have conceded in each of these 10 matches, 2.6 per game on average.
  • Only one of the last six Anderlecht’s Champions League goals has been netted by a striker.

 

Olympiakos v Juventus

 

  • Juventus have met Olympiakos eight times in Europe, with five wins for the Bianconeri and one win for Olympiakos.
  • Juventus have met Greek oppositions 22 times so far in Europe, losing only four times (14W, 4D).
  • Olympiakos have met Italian sides 20 times, winning five, drawing five and losing 10.
  • Juventus have found the back of the net in each of their last seven matches against Olympiakos. Indeed, there has been only a goalless draw between these two sides: in Greece back in September 1967.
  • The Bianconeri last met the Τhrylos in December 2003, in the group stage of the Champions League, when they won 7-0.
  • Olympiakos have scored more than a single goal against Juventus only once, in December 1999 when the Greeks won 2-1.
  • The Bianconeri have won only one of their last four European games (D1 L2).
  • Olympiakos have won each of their last four home games in Europe, keeping two clean sheets in the process.
  • Juventus’ last win in an away game in the Champions League came back in February 2013: 3-0 against Celtic in the last 16.
  • Four of Juventus’ last seven goals in Europe have come from dead-ball situations (three penalties, one direct free-kick).

 

Liverpool v Real Madrid

 

  • These two sides have met three times: in the final of the European Cup 1980-81 and in the last 16 of the Champions League 2008-09.
  • Liverpool have won all three meetings against Los Blancos, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
  • The Reds are the only team with a 100% win rate against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
  • Real Madrid have failed to find the net against just two sides in the Champions League: Arsenal and Liverpool.
  • In the only game between these two sides played in Liverpool, the Reds won 4-0: that was also the last clash between these two European giants.
  • Los Merengues have faced English opposition 30 times so far in Europe (W11, D9, L10).
  • Liverpool have met Spanish sides 32 times in Europe, winning 14 of those games (D10, L8).
  • Liverpool’s last home defeat in European competition came in October 2012 (2-3 v Udinese); Since then, they have registered three wins and a draw at Anfield.
  • Los Blancos have won each of their last six games in Europe scoring 18 goals and conceding only three.
  • Real Madrid have found the net in 40 of their last 41 European games (112 goals in total, 2.73 per game on average).
  • Real have lost only one of their last seven away games in Europe (W5 D1).
  • If Cristiano Ronaldo scores two goals against Liverpool, he will join Raul as the Champions League joint top-scorer on 71 goals.
  • Ronaldo has scored more goals away from home than at home in the Champions League so far (35 away, 32 home, two neutral).
  • Ronaldo failed to score in five visits to Anfield as a Manchester United player, but did score in his final two appearances against Liverpool (both at Old Trafford).
  • Mario Balotelli has been the victim of the most fouls won in this season’s Champions League, 12.

 

Monaco v Benfica

 

  • Monaco and Benfica have never met in a competitive European match.
  • Benfica have faced French opposition 26 times so far in Europe, winning 13 (D6, L7).
  • The last time Monaco had met a Portuguese side was in May 2004, when they lost the Champions League final 3-0 against Porto.
  • Monaco have played five times against Portuguese opposition (W2, D1, L2).
  • Monaco have now gone 10 European games without conceding more than a single goal in any of those fixtures.
  • Benfica have scored only one goal in total in their last four games in Europe.
  • Monaco have found the back of the net in 18 of their last 19 home games in Europe.
  • Monaco directed only three shots on target in the first two games of this season’s Champions League, a joint-competition-low so far.
  • The Ligue 1 side have scored only one goal in the competition so far, a joint-low total so far.

 

Ludogorets v Basel

 

  • Ludogorets and Basel have met only twice – in the 2013/14 Champions League qualifying phase, wihen Basel won both games.
  • Those are the only occasions that Ludogorets have met ever Swiss opposition.
  • FC Basel have faced Bulgarian opposition four times, winning all these matches and scoring 11 goals (2.75 per game on average).
  • There have been 22 games between Bulgarian and Swiss sides in Europe, with the Alpine sides winning 12 games and the eastern Europeans six (D4).
  • Ludogorets have won only one of their last seven European games (D3, L3).
  • FC Basel have conceded 10 goals in total in their last two away games in Europe.
  • None of Ludogorets Razgard’s last 11 home European games have seen the same result repeated (WLWDWDLWDWL).
  • Ludogorets have picked up the most yellow cards in the Champions League group stages this season (nine).

 

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Championship Opta Facts – 21 October
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Championship Opta Facts – 21 October

Blackburn v Birmingham

  • Jordan Rhodes scored a brace in this exact fixture last term, though Rovers succumbed to a 3-2 defeat.
  • Birmingham have never kept a clean away to Blackburn Rovers in league competition (55 games).
  • Since August 2013, Tom Cairney has created 122 goalscoring chances for Blackburn Rovers, 34 more than any other player for the club.
  • The Blues have dropped more points from leading positions this season than any other side (11).
  • Birmingham City have gone 10 games without keeping a clean sheet, the current longest run in the division.

 

Blackpool v Derby

  • Blackpool have lost five of their last six games against Derby, winning the other.
  • Chris Martin scored four goals in two appearances against Blackpool last term as Derby ran out winners on each occasion.
  • Blackpool have won just four points at home so far this term, a league-low.
  • Derby have kept four consecutive clean sheets in the league for the first time since February 2007. They’ve not kept five in a row since December 1994.
  • Chris Martin has bagged three braces so far this season, one more than his total in 2013/14 (incl. play-offs).

 

Bournemouth v Reading

  • Bournemouth are unbeaten in five against Reading, winning three and drawing two.
  • Reading have won just two of their last 10 trips to Bournemouth in the Football League, losing seven (D1).
  • Matt Ritchie scored three times against the Royals last season as the Cherries did the double over them.
  • After going five games without a goal, Callum Wilson has netted three in his last two for Bournemouth.
  • No side has conceded more headed goals this season than Reading (6).
  • Forward Jamie Mackie has gone 1080 minutes without scoring in all competitions.

Brentford v Sheff Wed

  • Brentford have lost only one of their seven against Sheffield Wednesday in the league (excl. play-offs) (W3 D3), although that defeat did come in their most recent clash in April 2012.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have scored two or more goals in seven of their last eight games away to Brentford in all competitions, failing to score in the other fixture.
  • Brentford have won all five games in which they’ve gone ahead this season.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have conceded four penalties this term, a league-high. Indeed, in 2013/14 the Owls only conceded three.
  • No side has netted more goals in the 15 minutes before half time this season than the Bees (5).

 

Cardiff v Ipswich

  • Cardiff have won only one of their last nine games against Ipswich Town, losing six (D2).
  • The Tractor Boys are unbeaten on their last five trips to Cardiff, winning three and drawing two.
  • Federico Macheda’s decisive goal against Nottm Forest last weekend ended a run of 301 minutes (all comps) without finding the back of the net for the former Manchester United striker.
  • Only Derby (9) are currently enjoying a longer unbeaten run in the Championship than Ipswich Town (W4 D4).
  • Peter Whittingham scored his third league goal of the season last weekend, matching his total from last season.

Charlton v Bolton

  • Last Season, this exact fixture finished goalless for the first time in league competition since November 1949.
  • Bolton have lost three of their last four games at the Valley in all competitions, drawing the other.
  • The Addicks have gone seven games without a defeat on home soil, drawing the last three, having won the previous four.
  • Bolton have allowed their opponents 72 shots on target so far this season, 11 more than any other team.
  • Charlton have scored a league-high five times in the opening 15 minutes this season.

Huddersfield v Brighton

  • Huddersfield have gone eight games without keeping a clean sheet at home to Brighton.
  • Brighton are unbeaten in four against the Terriers, winning two.
  • Both teams have scored in the last six meetings between the sides in Yorkshire (23 goals scored).
  • The Seagulls have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 trips to Huddersfield in the league.
  • Huddersfield’s 7-1 thrashing of Brighton in August 2009 remains their biggest win over the Seagulls.
  • Brighton’s 4-1 win against the Terriers in March 2013 remains their biggest margin of victory against the Yorkshire outfit.

 

Norwich v Leeds

  • Norwich have won seven, drawn two and lost one of their last 10 home league encounters with Leeds United.
  • Leeds have failed to score more than a single goal on each of their last six trips to Carrow Road.
  • The Canaries have recovered a league-high 11 points from losing positions in 2014/15.
  • Leeds United are the only Championship side yet to score a headed goal in this campaign.
  • Nathan Redmond (40) has created more goalscoring chances so far this season than any other player in the division.

 

Rotherham v Fulham

  • Rotherham are winless in three against the Whites, losing two and drawing the other.
  • The two sides last met in the second tier back in January 1983 when away side Fulham ran out 1-0 winners.
  • This will be the first league meeting between these two sides since April 1994.
  • The Millers have already claimed 15 points so far this season – 52% of their previous total from last time out in the second tier (29).
  • After going 12 without a win in league competition, Fulham have won three of their last four (L1).
  • Only opponents Fulham (7) have conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes this season than Rotherham (6).

 

 

Watford v Nottingham Forest

  • The Hornets have won only two of their last 10 home league games against Forest, drawing five (L3).
  • Nottm Forest won the most recent clash with Watford in January 2014, 4-2. However, none of the scorers from that game still play for the Reds (Jamie Mackie is currently on loan with Reading).
  • Daniel Tözsér has created more goalscoring chances (28) and has provided more assists (3) than any other Watford player in 2014/15.
  • Michail Antonio has been involved in more goals than any other player this season with 11 (5 goals, 6 assists).
  • Matej Vydra has scored more league goals (4) against Nottm Forest than any other team in the top four tiers of English Football.

Wigan v Millwall

  • After winning back to back games against Millwall, the Latics have now lost their last two against the Lions.
  • Millwall have never won three consecutive league games against Wigan.
  • Wigan have failed to score in four of their last six matches, scoring just three in total.
  • Ricardo Fuller’s brace at the weekend was his first in league competition since January 2010 (v Arsenal in the Premier League).
  • Millwall are without a win since August 30th, losing four and drawing three since then.

 

Wolves v Middlesborough

  • Wolves have won their last three games against Middlesbrough at Molineux, after losing the three prior to that.
  • Boro have failed to find the back of the net on eight of their previous 12 trips to Wolves.
  • Bakary Sako has scored three goals in as many games for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • Albert Adomah has scored three goals in his last four Championship games. Indeed, the winger has scored in consecutive games for the first time since March 2014.
  • Wolves have conceded 11 goals in their past four games compared to just two in their previous six.

 

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League 1 Opta Facts – 21 October
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League 1 Opta Facts – 21 October

Barnsley v Notts County

  • The Tykes have won just one of their last nine league encounters with Notts County (D5 L3).
  • The Magpies haven’t lost at Oakwell since April 1991, drawing four of the five league meetings since then (W1).
  • Barnsley have won just two of their last 11 home league games, losing eight (D1).
  • Notts County have won their last three league games. They last won four on the trot in August 2012.
  • Stephen McLaughlin assisted three goals in the Magpies’ 5-3 win on Saturday. No player has recorded more assists than the Nottingham Forest loanee this term in League One (5).

 

Bristol City v Bradford City

  • Bristol City are winless in their last 10 league games against Bradford (D4 L6).
  • Three of the last five meetings at Ashton Gate have gone the way of the Bantams with two draws.
  • The Robins are yet to taste defeat this season in the league, one of two sides in the top four tiers to manage this (along with Chelsea).
  • The Bantams have lost their last two league games. They haven’t lost three on the spin since March 2012.
  • Bristol City haven’t lost at Ashton Gate in the league since February, a run of 13 games (W8 D5).

 

Colchester United v Chesterfield

  • Colchester have lost their last two home matches against Chesterfield by a 2-1 scoreline, having won three in a row before that.
  • The Spireites have scored exactly two goals in four of their last six matches against the U’s.
  • Freddie Sears has had the most efforts on goal in League One (44).
  • Eoin Doyle has scored 14 times from just 22 shots on target this season.
  • Chesterfield have converted five penalties this season, while Colchester have yet to score one.

 

Crawley Town v Walsall

  • Crawley Town are yet to taste defeat against Walsall in the Football League (W1 D3).
  • However, Walsall have taken a point in each of their two trips to Crawley so far.
  • The Red Devils have had the fewest shots on target in League One (38).
  • The Saddlers are one of three League One sides yet to win away from home (D3 L3).
  • Both of these sides have managed just three first-half goals this campaign, a joint-league low.

 

Crewe Alexandra v Peterborough United

  • Crewe haven’t won any of their last eight against the Posh in the league (D5 L3).
  • Peterborough have lost just one of their last ten visits to Crewe (W4 D5).
  • Crewe have conceded the most goals in League One this season (30).
  • Marcus Maddison has scored in each of his last three for Peterborough United.
  • Conor Washington has found the net four times in his last four for the Posh.

 

Doncaster Rovers v Leyton Orient

  • Doncaster are unbeaten in eight league games against Orient (W5 D3).
  • Leyton Orient’s last victory over Doncaster came in December 1997, an 8-0 win at home which is their joint-biggest in the Football League. They’ve scored five times against Doncaster since.
  • Nathan Tyson now has four league goals for Doncaster Rovers this season, more than he has managed in the past three seasons combined.
  • 10 of Leyton Orient’s 12 points so far this season have come in away games.
  • Doncaster have scored just five times at home this season. Only Leyton Orient themselves have managed fewer at home (4).

 

Gillingham v Preston North End

  • The Gills have won just once in their last eight against PNE (D3 L4).
  • Preston won both meetings against Gillingham last season, with five different players scoring across the two matches.
  • Gillingham haven’t won any of their last five league games, drawing two and losing three.
  • Preston have won their last four league games, their best run of form since September 2013 when they last won five consecutively.
  • The Gills haven’t scored in their last two home matches. They last failed to net in three in February 2010.
  • Preston North End are the only League One side to score in every league game so far this season.

 

MK Dons v Fleetwood Town

  • This is the first time MK Dons and Fleetwood have met competitively.
  • The Cod Army have lost their last four away games in League One, having won their first two.
  • Both of these sides have kept a league-high five clean sheets this season.
  • Liam McAlinden has played a part in three of Fleetwood’s last four goals (scoring two and assisting once).
  • The Cod Army haven’t conceded in the opening 15 minutes yet this season.

 

Oldham Athletic v Coventry City

  • Oldham haven’t beaten the Sky Blues in the league since September 1991, drawing five and losing four since then.
  • Coventry City have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four trips to Oldham.
  • The Latics have been defeated just once in their last 11 home league games (W4 D6).
  • The Sky Blues have yet to record an away win in League One this season, losing four (D2).
  • Oldham are yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of either half this season at home.
  • All four of Coventry’s away defeats this season have been by a single goal.

 

Port Vale v Scunthorpe United

  • Port Vale have failed to find the net in three of their last four in the league against Scunthorpe.
  • The Iron have been beaten just once in their previous 12 league games against Vale (W5 D6).
  • Vale have conceded seven times from outside the area this season, more than anyone else in the division.
  • Rory Fallon has scored three goals in his last four appearances for Scunthorpe United.
  • Scunthorpe are one of two sides yet to score in the opening 15 minutes this season (along with Sheffield United).

 

Sheffield United v Yeovil Town

  • Sheffield United have won four of their previous six games against the Glovers, with each win coming with a clean sheet (including playoffs).
  • However, Yeovil beat the Blades in their last trip to Bramall Lane in a regular league game, 2-0 in January 2013.
  • Mark McNulty has scored in four of his last five league games for the Blades.
  • Yeovil have lost their last three away matches; having previously won successive league games on the road.
  • All 12 of Yeovil’s goals this season have come from inside the area.

 

Swindon Town v Rochdale

  • Only once in 14 league encounters have the Robins failed to score against Rochdale.
  • Rochdale have never beaten Swindon home or away in the Football League (D6 L8).
  • Swindon have gone nine games unbeaten in League One (W6 D3). Only Bristol are on a longer run currently (13).
  • Rochdale’s away games this season have seen 20 goals, four on average per game.
  • The Robins have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven in League One.

 

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League 2 Opta Facts – 21 October
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League 2 Opta Facts – 21 October

Accrington Stanley v Hartlepool

  • Accrington have won just one of their last nine league games against Hartlepool (D2 L6).
  • Pools have won three of their last four against Accrington, drawing the other. Each of those wins has been by a single goal.
  • 67% of Stanley’s goals this campaign have come in the first half, a joint-high share in the division.
  • By contrast, just 25% of Hartlepool’s strikes this season have come in the first half.
  • Only five different players have scored for Hartlepool this season, fewer than any other League Two club.

 

AFC Wimbledon v Plymouth Argyle

  • The Dons are yet to record a home win over Plymouth in three attempts (D2 L1). They’ve scored once in each of those matches.
  • Plymouth’s only win in six previous meetings with AFC Wimbledon came in March 2012 (W1 D2 L3).
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has netted five in his last three home games for the Dons.
  • The Pilgrims have won three successive league games. The last time they managed to win four consecutively was in February 2008.
  • Indeed, Plymouth have gone 347 minutes without conceding in League Two.

 

Cambridge United v Cheltenham Town

  • Cambridge United have won three of the previous four clashes with Cheltenham in the Football League (L1).
  • Cheltenham have been defeated by a single goal in both of their visits to Cambridge (2-1 in March 2004, 1-0 in February 2005).
  • Ryan Donaldson has recorded six assists this season, more than anybody else in League Two.
  • Terry Gornell has scored three goals in as many games after failing to score in his previous 37 games for Cheltenham Town (all comps).
  • Cheltenham have lost their last three away games in League Two. No side is on a worse run currently than them.

 

Carlisle United v Burton Albion

  • This will be the first meeting between the two sides in the Football League.
  • Burton failed to score in their only previous encounters with Carlisle in the Conference, losing 1-0 at home and drawing 0-0 away in 2004/05.
  • Carlisle’s defeat to Plymouth at the weekend halted a run of three successive wins.
  • The Brewers are the only League Two side yet to concede in the opening 15 minutes.
  • The Cumbrians have kept clean sheets in their last two home games, having gone six prior without a shutout.

 

Exeter City v Wycombe Wanderers

  • The Grecians have failed to score in their last two home games against Wycombe (all comps), having scored in the four prior to that.
  • Wycombe were unbeaten in all competitions against Exeter last season, winning away in the league and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and drawing at home.
  • Exeter City have now failed to keep a clean sheet in every one of their 13 League Two games this season.
  • The Chairboys are the only League Two side without an away defeat this season (W4 D2).
  • Only Southampton (5) have conceded fewer goals than Wycombe in the top four tiers this season (8).

 

Luton Town v Dag & Red

  • Luton were 2-1 victors in this exact fixture in November 2008, the last time the two met. The Daggers won the reverse fixture by the same scoreline
  • Former boss John Still led Dagenham and Redbridge into the Football League in 2007. He oversaw 264 games in the Football League, winning 89 (D60 L115).
  • The Hatters have won five consecutive games in League Two. It is their best run in the Football League since winning six on the spin in April 2005.
  • The Daggers have dropped a league-high 13 points from leading positions this season. Luton haven’t dropped any.
  • Dagenham have shipped nine goals in the final 15 minutes this season, as many as Luton have in total.

 

Morecambe v York City

  • Morecambe failed to score in either game against York City in League Two last season.
  • The Minstermen’s 1-0 win over Morecambe in January 2014 was their first in four Football League meetings (D2 L1).
  • Morecambe have scored three times directly from a free-kick, more than any other side.
  • York City have received red cards in consecutive games (Russ Penn against Newport County and Ryan Jarvis against Shrewsbury Town).
  • York’s winless run now stands at seven games, drawing two and losing five.

 

Newport County v Southend United

  • Newport have lost only one of their previous 12 home league games against the Shrimpers (W9 D2).
  • Southend’s clean sheet against the Exiles in January was their first in 15 games against them.
  • The Exiles are yet to keep a clean sheet in their six league games at home this season.
  • Southend have gone three games without a win (D1 L2), having won four games in a row prior to this.
  • Chris Zebroski has scored in back-to-back games for Newport, for the first time since April.

 

Northampton Town v Oxford United

  • Northampton have won their last seven league games against the U’s at home.
  • In fact, Oxford have only beaten Northampton once in 10 league games at Sixfields, in March 2001 (D1 L8).
  • The injured Marc Richards has scored eight league goals for Northampton this season. No other player at the club has more than three.
  • Oxford are the only League Two side yet to win away from home (D2 L4).
  • Indeed, only two of Oxford’s 13 points so far have come on the road.

 

Portsmouth v Stevenage

  • Portsmouth’s only competitive win over Stevenage came in the League Cup in August 2010.
  • Since then, Stevenage are unbeaten against Pompey, winning twice at home and drawing once at Fratton Park.
  • Portsmouth have failed to score in three of their last four in League Two.
  • All five of Chris Whelpdale’s goals for Stevenage this season have come at home.
  • Pompey are one of two sides yet to score in the opening 15 minutes.

 

Shrewsbury v Bury

  • Shrewsbury have failed to score in four of their last five league games against the Shakers.
  • Bury are unbeaten in seven clashes with the Shrews (W4 D3).
  • The Shrews are the only unbeaten side at home in League Two (W5 D1). Only Bury (18) have collected more points at home than them this season (16).
  • Ryan Lowe has scored in his last three games for the Shakers in all competitions.
  • Bury have scored 16 second half goals this season, as many as Shrewsbury have managed in total.

 

Tranmere Rovers v Mansfield Town

  • Tranmere have won three of their last four league encounters with the Stags, though this is their first meeting since 2003 (L1).
  • Mansfield have put six goals past Tranmere on four separate occasions in the Football League. In fact, they last time they scored six in the Football League was against Rovers (October 2002).
  • Tranmere have lost their last five games in League Two without a win. They last lost six in a row in September 2009.
  • Mansfield are the only League Two side yet to claim a point from behind this season.
  • Rovers have failed to score in six of their last seven league games, including each of the last four.

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