Barcelona vs AS Roma – Betting Tips and Predictions

Barcelona have bowed out in the quarterfinals of Champions League in last two editions, and they will be desperate to put things right this season. Barca will host AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie at Nou Camp on Wednesday. The Catalans have been handed one of the easier ties at this stage, and they would be expected to progress comfortably. Barcelona are doing spectacularly well in the league, and they are yet to face a defeat this season. They look rather undefeatable at their…

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Chelsea vs Barcelona – Betting Tips and Predictions

It’s not a perfect time for Chelsea to face Barcelona, nevertheless, they will try to put a halt to Barcelona’s impressive season this week. The Blues are set to host the Catalans in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Things have not exactly gone according to the plan for the Blues since the turn of the year. There is constant speculation about Antonio Conte’s future at the club. The Blues have managed just two wins in their last six league games, and…

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Are we witnessing the best January transfer window in the recent years?

It has been quite a busy January transfer window in Premier League this season. More often than not, the winter transfer window remains devoid of big transfers. And big clubs very rarely let go of their key players in January. Most managers hate this window and have publicly talked about abolishing it completely. However, circumstances have conspired in such a way this month that we can expect to see some very different-looking top sides in the league post-January. To start things off, Liverpool made a big statement in the first…

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Griezmann, Dybala, Young – Latest Manchester United transfer updates

The January transfer window is not far away now, and the transfer rumour mill is slowly but surely shifting into the top gear. Premier League aspirants Manchester United spent a lot of money on transfers last summer, and latest reports suggest it would be more of the same for them in the upcoming transfer windows. Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann came close to joining United in the summer but eventually ended up staying at the Madrid club. According to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, the France international is set to leave…

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Arsenal star linked with multiple clubs amid January-exit reports

Mesut Ozil produced one of the best performances of his Arsenal career in the 2-0 win over North London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. The German has divided opinion throughout his time in North London, but last weekend, he silenced most of his critics with a MOTM display in the North London derby. However, according to the latest reports, the Arsenal fans might not get to see their player in the red and white colours of the club for much longer. The North London club have failed…

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Why Barcelona gave up on Philippe Coutinho?

Liverpool can finally breathe a sigh of relief as Barcelona have ended their interest in their Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho. The latest report from Liverpool Echo claims that the Catalans have finally accepted defeat in their pursuit after seeing three bids rejected by the Reds. The Catalan club, despite their best efforts to unbalance the Brazilian at Merseyside, will now have to continue their search for Neymar’s replacement elsewhere. The Catalan club had been interested in Coutinho for quite some time, but they started pursuing him actively only after losing…

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Arsene Wenger: Three decisions I would like to change from my time at Arsenal

Video technology has made a spectacular entry onto the footballing scene in the recent months. The use of Video Assistant Referees at this summer’s Confederations Cup in Russia would be the next big step for the use of video technology in football. Arsene Wenger, whose Arsenal sides have been at the receiving end of some bad refereeing decisions over the course of years, has been an ardent supporter of the use of VARs in the game. The French manager has revealed three key refereeing decisions from his time at the…

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Chelsea lining up a move for ex-Barcelona boss

The Sunday Telegraph has made a sensational claim that Premier League champions Chelsea are lining up a move for ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique. Recent reports had suggested that all is not well between the Blues and manager Antonio Conte, but a report from Sky Sports on Friday claimed that the Italian is happy at Chelsea and they expect him to stay with the club beyond summer. However, the Telegraph are running quite a contrary story on their Sunday’s sports section which claims that the Blues have sounded out Enrique to…

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Arsenal star addresses summer exit rumours

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin was forced to use Twitter to address the speculation regarding his future. The Spanish full-back has been strongly linked with a move back to his boyhood club Barcelona recently with multiple reports in Spain claiming that he has already agreed on personal terms with the Catalan club. However, a report from Evening Standard on Thursday also claimed that the right-back, who signed a six-and-a-half-year deal with the Gunners last summer, is not actively looking for an exit. The Gunners remain confident that Bellerin will stay at…

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Barcelona to shift attention from Hector Bellerin to Chelsea star

Spanish giants Barcelona have identified Chelsea ace Cesar Azpilicueta as an alternative to Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin. The Catalan club are actively looking for a right-back and are expected to sign one in the summer. Barca’s original target was their former youth player and Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin. However, the 22-year-old has signed a long-term contract with the Gunners last year and the North London club have no intention of selling one of their most prized assets. According to Spanish paper Sport, via the Sun, if the Catalan side fail to…

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Barcelona concede ‘difficult to sign Bellerin’

Spanish giants Barcelona have more or less accepted defeat in their pursuit of Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. The Catalans have been interested in their former youth player for quite some time now and unsuccessfully attempted to sign him last summer. They still remain interested in the 22-year-old, but club’s sporting director Robert Fernandez has conceded that it would be very difficult for them to sign Bellerin due to his long-term contract with the Gunners. “Of course Hector is a good player,” ESPN FC quotes Fernandes as telling El Mundo Deportivo.…

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Agent of reported Arsenal target denies any links

The agent of Barcelona star Arda Turn has dismissed recent reports that Premier League side Arsenal have submitted an interest in his client. The Times, in an exclusive report on Thursday, claimed that Gunners had identified the Turkey international as a potential replacement of Mesut Ozil, who has only one year left on his current deal. The report claimed that Turan, who has made only 13 league starts this season, is a £25m summer target for Arsene Wenger’s side. However, his agent, Ahmet Bulut has dismissed the speculation and has…

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Champions League outright odds – Who’s the favourite for glory in May?

We have reached the serious territory in this year’s edition of Champions League. Last week, the draw for the quarter-finals took place, and it resulted in some mouth-watering fixtures. Current holders Real Madrid were drawn against another favourites Bayern Munich, while, in a repeat of 2015 final, Barcelona will play Italian giants Juventus. In another promising tie, Borussia Dortmund will take on high-flying Monaco and Premier League champions Leicester City will face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. In the betting market, Barcelona, who produced a mammoth comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in…

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Five managers most likely to land the Barcelona job

Following Luis Enrique’s decision to step down from his position as Barcelona manager earlier this week, a host of candidates have been lauded as possible replacements for the job that is regarded as one of the most difficult in the world of sports. Here, we take a look at the five most likely managers to hold press conferences at the Camp Nou come June. Want to put a bet on who is going to be the next Barcelona manager? Check out cool betting tips at Football Tipsters. Ernesto Valverde @ 3/1 Probably the…

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Luis Enrique to resign at season’s end

EXCLUSIVA MD: ¡Luis Enrique anuncia al equipo que no renovará! https://t.co/xLZxjX31fy vía @ffpolo pic.twitter.com/ZyczYwzMwK — Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) March 1, 2017 Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has announced his decision to depart from the club at the end of the season. Enrique, 46, switched jobs from Celta Vigo to Barcelona in 2014 and lifted the treble in his first season at the Spanish club. In his second season, however, he found such success hard to replicate, as his side crashed out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarterfinals against local…

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Transfer Roundup January 26- Chelsea chasing Celtic goalie, Xavi signs extension and more

With just five days left in the Winter Transfer Window 2017, let us take a look at the biggest transfer happenings across the footballing fraternity: CELTIC REJECT CHELSEA’S BID FOR GOALKEEPER GORDON Celtic have rejected a bid from Chelsea for goalkeeper Craig Gordon as per Sky Sports. Chelsea are looking to offload second choice keeper Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth and are keen to sign a replacement before his departure. Espanyol’s Diego Lopez and Fernando Muslera of Galatasaray are also being monitored by the London club. XAVI HERNANDEZ SIGN AN EXTENSION WITH AL-SADD…

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Manchester United move ahead of Barca and Madrid to top the Deloitte’s Football Money League

Manchester United might be sitting on a lowly 6th position in the English Premier League but find themselves sitting pretty at the top of the Deloitte’s Money Football League (2015-2016) for the first time since 2003-2004. The Deloitte Football Money League measures clubs’ earnings from matchday revenue, broadcast rights and commercial sources, and ranks them on that basis. Champions League holders Real Madrid were top of this table for last 11 years but slipped to the third position behind United and arch-rivals Barcelona despite crossing the €600-million barrier for the first time.…

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Real Madrid, Liverpool, Newcastle, Burnley? Which European club had the most net profit?

UEFA’s club licensing benchmarking report for 2015 states that Liverpool FC recorded the highest Net-Profit for the financial year of 2015. HIGHEST NET PROFIT Liverpool recorded a Net-Profit of 75 million euros (£65.5 million) in a financial year that saw the Reds parting ways with their star striker Luis ‘El Pistolero’ Suarez for Barcelona making a sum of £75 million in the lucrative deal. Surprisingly enough, Newcastle United came in second with a net profit of 43 million euros, ahead of third placed Spanish giants and 11 times European Champions…

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Barcelona look to kick-start title challenge in El Clasico

Barcelona take on Real Madrid on Saturday in the first El Clásico of the season, and 173rd in the league. It is the 232nd in all competitions. The Catalans will have to make the most of their home advantage if they are to close the gap on their visitors, who top La Liga. Real sit six ahead of Barcelona going into the match, but anything goes when these two sides go head to head – Click here to watch El Clasico live streaming online and enjoy Barcelona vs Real Madrid…

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Atletico Madrid dominate annual La Liga awards

Atletico Madrid dominated the annual LaLiga awards last night. The awards were presented at the LaLiga 2015/16 Gala. The who’s who of the Spanish football was present at the awards ceremony in Valencia on Monday. Most of the major categories were picked up by Atletico while Barcelona and Real Madrid also got their hands on some categories. Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol, won the Best Newcomer of the Year award. Marco Asensio is the ‘Best Newcomer in LaLiga Santander 2015/16’! https://t.co/jb5Up9DZRq#PremiosLaLiga pic.twitter.com/79F7O925fE…

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Has Patrice Evra ended his feud with Luis Suarez?

The feud between Luis Suarez and Patrick Evra was one of the most talked about feuds in Premier League in recent history. The pair clashed with each other in 2011 when the former Manchester United defender accused the former Liverpool striker of using racist language against him during the 1-1 draw between both the clubs. The Uruguayan striker was subsequently banned for eight games and fined £40,000 after he was found guilty of using racist language. The dispute between the players didn’t end there as Suarez refused to shake Evra’s…

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Has Pep Guardiola made a huge blunder already? [Tweets]

Has Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made a huge blunder in letting goalkeeper Joe Hart leave on a loan move to Serie A club Torino? That’s the question on every football fan’s mind following Claudio Bravo’s disastrous performance in the City’s 4-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona tonight. Guardiola signed Bravo from Barcelona in summer to replace Hart in his starting eleven, but the Chilean has been far from convincing during his time in England. After spending two years with the Catalans, Bravo made a return to Nou Camp as…

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Liverpool star subject of interests from European giants

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is attracting a lot of interests in his services, according to the latest reports. The Brazilian has been hugely impressive this season and is a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying team this season. French outlet Le10 Sport claims that Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are very interested in the player and are ready to pay whatever is necessary to acquire his services. The report also claims that PSG made an unsuccessful bid of £22.5million for the 24-year-old last summer. In another report, the People claims…

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Arsenal star might reject new contract offer

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin could reject a new deal from the Gunner to force a summer move to Manchester City, the Times claims. Yesterday, reports emerged that Arsenal are set to offer a new five-year deal to right-back Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard has emerged as one of best full-backs in football in the last couple of years. His current deal expires in 2019 and a new deal would have extended his contract until 2021. The Times have also claimed that the new deal from the Gunners would have doubled Bellerin’s…

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Filipe Luis and Luis Suarez quarrel following La Liga clash

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez exchanged remarks about each other following the 1-1 draw between both sides in La Liga on Wednesday night. The squabble between the two players was the result of a dangerous foul from Suarez on Luis. In the 83rd minute of the game at Nou Camp, Suarez caught Luis with his studs as the Brazilian was attempting to clear the ball. The Uruguayan escaped with a yellow card for his foul. El árbitro amonesta a Luis Suárez con tarjeta amarilla por…

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