Should Pep Guardiola Be Considered a World-Class Manager?

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has been one of the most talked-about figures in recent football history ever since he first started out his coaching career with Barcelona in 2008. The Spaniard had instant success with the Catalans, spending four fruitful years at Nou Camp and winning multiple coveted trophies. That is why it was no surprise that Bayern Munich fans were elated when they heard the news that Guardiola is going to coach the team and despite his stay in Germany proved to be a bit controversial at the end, the same…

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Can PSG Finally Get Their Hands on the Champions League Trophy or Will Bayern Munich End The Drought?

PSG Bayern Munich Champions League

Estadio da Luz will be the arena for the 2020 Champions League final which will see Paris Saint-Germain clash with Bayern Munch this Sunday for the most prestigious prize in European club football. Anyone familiar with the history of these two teams will agree that the Germans are favorites to come away with another trophy. They have won the tournament on five occasions in the past, while their French opponents made it to the final game for the first time ever. However, nothing is impossible when it comes to these…

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Can an English Team Win the Champions League Again This Year?

English Teams in Champions League

The 2019/2020 football season across Europe has mostly been concluded but we still have the advanced stages of this year’s Champions League tournament to look forward to. Some juicy clashes are coming up and today I will be focusing on the two remaining Premier League clubs. Manchester City and Chelsea are the only English clubs left in the competition after holders Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur were booted out in the last round by Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig respectively. The first legs of the upcoming quarter-finals have already been played…

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Should Liverpool Fans Be Excited About a Potential Thiago Alcantara Transfer?

Liverpool Thiago Alcantara

For a few days now, rumours of midfielder Thiago Alcantara joining Liverpool have been picking up speed. The Spaniard was one of the brightest prospects in the Barcelona academy some years ago before his move to Bayern Munich where he has established himself as a key piece in a team that has dominated the Bundesliga in recent seasons. On paper, a cut-price deal for such a great talent is a no-brainer but there are a few roadblocks ahead of the move. In this piece, I share my thoughts on what…

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Can Anyone Stop Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga Hegemony?

Bayern Munich Bundesliga

Bayern Munich are on top of the Bundesliga once again! The Bavarian club wrapped up their latest title in unfamiliar circumstances as there are still no fans allowed inside the stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the uncertain times, the Munich squad has been flawless since the restart of the competition, and their 1-0 win against Werder Bremen at the weekend ensured that there is no catching them once again. The difference-maker was once again top striker Robert Lewandowski who made use of a Jerome Boateng pass to notch…

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Bundesliga Betting Picks for Selected Round 31 Games

Bundesliga Round 31 Games

Round 31 of the Bundesliga starts today but there are several crunch games on Saturday and three of them are the focus of my Bundesliga betting tips post. Bayern Munich looks almost certain to scoop another title but the fight is not over and Borussia Dortmund has the chance to delay the celebrations tomorrow. Here are my top Bundesliga predictions for June 13th. Hertha Berlin vs. Eintracht Frankfurt Draw Both of these teams have strung together some positive results since the restart of the league. Hertha has entered the Top…

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Bundesliga Betting Tips for Selected Round 30 Games

Bundesliga Round 30

We’re into the fifth round since the Bundesliga restarted and the battles at both ends of the table are heating up. There is a big derby coming up this Saturday and a few other games that can have major repercussions to the teams involved. I kick off my Bundesliga betting picks for June 6th with the main event and provide my predictions for two additional games that are on the schedule. Bayern Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich Draw The Bavarian machine has been absolutely dominant since the restart of the league…

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Which Clubs Are After Timo Werner and How Would He Fit In?

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is definitely among the hottest properties on the European football market and it seems that a couple of clubs are working hard to persuade the player to join their ranks. Werner’s release clause of £49m expires in about two weeks so it’s no surprise that the elite organizations are after him even in these uncertain times. In this post, I go over the clubs that are rumored to be the frontrunners for his signature and how he would fit in with each one. Bayern Munich…

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Bundesliga Betting Tips for May 23rd, 2020

Bundesliga Free Betting Picks, Round 27

The Bundesliga got underway last weekend and the way things panned out gave us a good idea of where exactly are the teams standing right now. There were a couple of surprises in there and some dominant performances from the elite teams but it’s time to look ahead and see what betting options can Saturday’sgames bring us. This Bundesliga betting tips post focuses on the three most highly-anticipated matchups on May 23rd and provides a prediction for all of them based on stats and current form. Bayern Munich to Beat…

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The Key Battles in the 2019/2020 Bundesliga

Key Battles 2019/2020 Bundesliga

Football fans and bettors around the world rejoice! The Bundesliga is set to re-boot this coming weekend. The German league’s governing body confirmed the news last week and we will finally be treated to some high-quality games from one of the most entertaining domestic competitions on the continent. Things were getting very tense both at the top and the bottom of the table when the coronavirus pandemic hit and shut everything down. So, now is the perfect time to revisit what has happened so far and analyze what the future…

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Five Things We Learned from the First Leg of the Champions League Knockouts

Bayern Munich Manchester City Champions League Knockouts

The first leg of the UEFA Champions League is behind us and that brings us closer to the trophy. I believe we learned a lot from the games, so it’s time for analysis before the return legs. Here are my five things we learned so far. The Teams Are Closer Than We Thought Most teams are still in it after the first leg. Only Atalanta and Bayern Munich seem certain for the next round, while all the other clubs will be hoping to progress. Sure, RB Leipzig looked good and…

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Who Will Win the German Bundesliga Title?

Bundesliga Title Predictions

This season has brought a breath of fresh air in the German Bundesliga. Bayern Munich has been far from invisible and we have a genuine title fight on our hands. Sure, the reigning champions are once again leading the race, but at least three teams are close enough at this point of the season. Bayern has 43 points, RB Leipzig sits second with 42, Borussia Dortmund is with 39. Borussia Monchengladbach also has 39 and a game in hand after this Sunday’s clash against Koln was postponed. As you can…

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A Look at the Top Contenders for the Champions League after the January Transfer Window

Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and FC Barcelona Logos

The January transfer window is now over and there are only two weeks left until the return of the UEFA Champions League. I believe now is the perfect time to assess the favorites for the most prestigious European tournaments. I’ve picked only teams that have a genuine chance to lift the trophy, in my opinion. Also, the order I used is determined by the odds of the leading bookmakers on the market. Liverpool If there’s a team that didn’t need recruitment in January, that’s Liverpool. The Reds have been the…

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Latest Champions League and Europa League Odds After the Draws

UEFA Champions League Trophy and Logo

We now know the draw for the first round of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League eliminations. That means the online bookmakers have released updated odds on each team winning the respective competition. Let’s first take a look at the draws and then assess the odds for a few of the leading teams. UEFA Champions League Last 16 Draw Borussia Dortmund (GER) vs. Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Real Madrid (ESP) vs. Manchester City (ENG) Atalanta (ITA) vs. Valencia (ESP) Atlético Madrid (ESP) vs. Liverpool (ENG) Chelsea (ENG) vs. Bayern Munich…

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Four clubs that could sign Neymar this summer

The football world is buzzing with the news that Neymar could be allowed to leave his summer. According to Bilel Ghazi of L’Equipe, the Parisian club are open to sell their €222 signing this summer if they receive a suitable offer. Coming up with a suitable offer for a player who has already been sold for €222m is a huge risk for any club, but it is not everyday that a player of Neymar’s quality becomes available in the market. Hence, we look at four clubs who could possibly sign…

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Have Real Madrid found a solution for Gareth Bale?

Gareth Bale has become a problematic figure at Real Madrid this summer. Following a turbulent season, the Welshman has fallen out of favour with fans, and he also doesn’t figure in the plans of head-coach Zinedine Zidane. It is apparent that the La Liga giants want to offload the 29-year-old, who is currently on £350,000 wages after tax. However, Los Blancos might find it difficult to sell Bale on a permanent deal this summer. Premier League sides like Manchester United and Tottenham have refrained from registering their interest in the…

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Reports: Manchester City to once again break the bank in the summer

Manchester City spent an astronomical amount of money on signings last summer. The impact of a fruitful summer was obvious for everyone as the Citizens comfortably lifted the Premier League title this week. Under the current ownership, City have won three league titles, but European success has eluded them. Pep Guardiola was signed to fix that, but the Spaniard too has failed in first two attempts. However, City’s ownership hasn’t given up on the Spaniard, and they are prepared to bankroll another busy summer for their manager. According to the…

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Sevilla vs Manchester United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Sevilla are definitely the least-fancied team at this stage of their tournament. However, they fully deserve their spot against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich following their heroic performance against Manchester United in the last round. Both sides will play the first leg of their quarterfinal tie at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday. Sevilla have been underwhelming in La Liga, and they sit in the sixth spot. However, they have lived up to their reputation in Europe once again and find themselves amongst eight best sides in Europe. On Saturday, Los Rojiblancos came…

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Bayern Munich vs Besiktas – Betting Tips and Predictions

Bayern Munich will resume their European challenge with a home tie against Besiktas in the first leg of the last-16 tie on Tuesday. The Bundesliga giants will be favourites to win their tie against the Turkish side, who are making their debut in the knockout stages of the competition. Bayern were drawn together with Paris Saint-Germain and both clubs ended the group stage with 15 points. Bayern could only manage the second spot due to an inferior head-to-head record. However, the German club are currently on an 11-game winning run…

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Jose Mourinho prefers Bayern star over Ronaldo

ronaldo real madrid

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, Spanish publication Marca has claimed. The Portuguese star is reportedly unhappy in Spain and wants to leave Real this summer. Various reports have suggested that United could launch a serious bid for their former player. However, Mourinho is reluctant to sign Ronaldo due to his fractured relationship with the player from his days at Bernabeu. The United manager also thinks that a world-record move for the 32-year-old won’t make financial sense for the Red Devils. United…

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Chelsea eye a shocking move for Bayern Munich star

lewandowski

Chelsea are eyeing a shocking move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to the latest reports. Maciej Iwanski, a leading journalist and broadcaster working for Poland’s biggest television network TVP, earlier today reported that Chelsea and Manchester United have enquired about the availability of Poland international. To make things clear: Chelsea AND ManUtd are checking on R.Lewandowski. Bayern calm, has the player contract until 2021. RL would choose CFC — Maciej Iwanski (@IwanskiMaciej) June 20, 2017 Now, Daily Mirror has followed up on that story and has claimed that…

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Juventus join Manchester United in pursuit of Bundesliga star

Juventus have joined Manchester United in the pursuit of Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches. United were interested in signing the Portugal international last summer but he eventually joined the German champions for an initial £30m transfer fee. However, the 19-year-old has failed to make an impression in his debut season in Germany and managed just six league starts for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. German publication Kicker has claimed that Bayern are aiming to recoup their investment by selling Sanches this summer. According to the recent reports, United’s interest in the player…

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Manchester clubs compete for German star

Manchester United and Manchester City are battling it out for Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich, according to German publication Kicker. The report claims that both Manchester clubs and two La Liga clubs have made solid enquiries for the 22-year-old in the recent past. The Germany international has emerged as a top talent since joining Pep Guardiola-led Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig in 2015. Guardiola’s close ties with him might give City an edge in the pursuit, but Bayern would be reluctant to part with a talent such as Kimmich. However,…

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Bayern Munich lead race for top Manchester United target

Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are currently leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann. The often-reliable journalist claims that Atletico have identified Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as their number one target as they remain susceptible to lose Griezmann in the coming window. The France international has a lot of clubs interested in services including Premier League side Manchester United. However, Di Marzio claims that Bayern currently favourites to sign him in the summer. The latest development will surely be…

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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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