Lawro's prediction: 0-2Joel's prediction: United are just on fire at the moment. They are looking like United again, and that is the first time I have said that in a long while. Bruno Fernandes has made such a difference there and is the sort of signing that Arsenal need in that he is not just an excellent player himself, he seems to be able to make other people play well too. Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.
Udinese’s woes could get worse, as Lazio look to reintroduce Ciro Immobile to the starting line up. Immobile has scored 15 league goals this season: only four Italian players have netted at least 15 goals before the 1st of December in a single Serie A season. The Italian striker has scored six goals in eight league games against Udinese: among the sides he has faced more than five times in Serie A, the Friuliani are, alongside Sassuolo (10), one of the only two sides against whom the Lazio striker has never lost. We expect him to follow up on that form and score here.
We feel we are improving all the time. We know we lack one, two, three players to be considered a title contender and some experience. We know that. We are just going to start talking about going up the table, getting more points,\" said Solskjaer. Chelsea and Leicester are too far ahead for my liking,\" he added of the fourth and third-placed teams who are three and five points respectively in front of United as they battle for the top four and Champions League qualifying spots.
He's already the best chess player in the world. Now Magnus Carlsen is using his mental fortitude to succeed in another game of strategy - fantasy football. Norway's world chess champion moved top of the leaderboard in Fantasy Premier League on Sunday - the Premier League's official fantasy football game played by more than seven million people. Carlsen, 29, has stormed to the top with a squad including Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Leicester striker Jamie Vardy and, of course, everyone's favourite bargain , Sheffield United's John Lundstram - the top scoring defender in the game.
Meanwhile, Gennaro Gattuso’s good Coppa Italia record should be enough to haul Napoli back to winning ways. The former AC Milan boss took the Rossoneri to the 2018 final and then the semis in 2019, so we expect his taste for the cup to continue in Naples. Napoli have won five from six at home in this competition, while Perugia have had some high scoring defeats, losing five of their last seven cup trips and shipping 19 goals in those five losses. We’re tipping the hosts for a 3-2 victory on Tuesday.
Germany's all-time leading scorer Miroslav Klose has been appointed Bayern Munich assistant coach for next season. The 41-year-old has been a youth coach at the club for the past two years after retiring as a player in 2016. He spent four seasons as a player with Bayern from 2007, winning league and cup honours. This is the next step in my career as a coach,\" Klose said. Bayern head coach Hansi Flick, who signed a contract extension last month, was Germany assistant coach when a side featuring Klose won the 2014 World Cup.
Celta Vigo has put itself in a difficult position when only 1 point in the first 2 rounds of La Liga in the post-epidemic period. With the above results, teachers and coach Garcia Junyent have dropped to 17th place in the rankings, the position is right on the group of 3 relegated teams and the score gap is only 2 points.
TALKING POINT - Has the Mourinho effect taken hold at Spurs? To call this match lacklustre would be an understatement. Watford were the brighter team in the end, and though Mourinho certainly has some squad difficulties going against him at the moment, fans may start to question what kind of football they’re likely to see under the so-called Special One”.
BRUSSELS. Jan 29 (Reuters) - Professional footballers have too much to lose if they speak their minds on issues affecting the game, such as being ostracised or 'forgotten' if they say the wrong things, according to former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany. Players face problems such as racism and an overcrowded fixture list but it is relatively rare to hear them speak out.
As things stand, they are in the race for European places, the ban handed to Manchester City by UEFA opening up an additional Champions League place. It would be incredible to see them make it to the top table of European football on the first attempt. On their minds this week, though, is the FA Cup.
The defending European champions go into Tuesday's last-16 first-leg tie at Atletico Madrid in flawless form and Klopp's side will take some stopping from reaching their third consecutive final, as they aim for a Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup treble. So near yet so far for NorwichDaniel Farke's side remain anchored to the foot of the table, seven points from safety and are staring at an immediate return to the Championship.
Orsha will host Smorgon for this fixture of the league. I expect, this will be tense match. Osha is very average team in this league. I think, the hosts will try to capitalize advantage on their pitch. Of course, the hosts will have to invest a great effort in this game. In any case, they will try to make a positive result. Also, it should be said, Orsha is better team in the last mutual matches. On the other hand Smorgon are undefeated in this new campaign. However, this will not be an easy task. Perhaps, the visitors will try to provide a strong resistance. I think, the hosts will closer to victory.
With Kepa Arrizabalaga still proving inadequate between the sticks, and protection in front of the Spanish stopper limited, we expect Chelsea to concede again this week against a Brighton team who carry a decent attacking threat at home.
We knew we had a top talent,\" said Solskjaer. For me, developing talent like this, there's no better place than to be here. On his two goals on Thursday, Solskjaer added: \"That's what he does. He'll do it in training - it is just natural for him and the closer he gets to goal the more dangerous he is. He is a nightmare for defenders. Greenwood's team-mate Juan Mata is not surprised to see the youngster flourishing on the big stage.
La Liga hopes to have some supporters back in stadiums by the end of the season, says president Javier Tebas. Spain's top flight resumes on Thursday, having been suspended on 10 March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tebas says talks will take place with the government in two weeks to discuss the possibility of fans returning when it is safe to do so. Of course it won't be the entire stadium and there will be special precautionary measures,\" said Tebas.
Posted at 67' Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing. Posted at 66' Attempt missed. Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rodrigo. Posted at 64' Attempt missed. Fernandinho (Manchester City) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez with a cross following a corner. Posted at 63' Corner, Manchester City.
Although they would go on to lose the game 2-1, Getafe were revitalised by Angel’s strike and would have pulled off an unlikely comeback were it not for some inspired goalkeeping by Marc Andre ter Stegen in the Barca goal. Nevertheless, the 32-year-old left his mark in the Catalan capital, leading many to call for Barca to make their move and bring him in.
BookingPosted at 58' Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. Posted at 58' Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing. Posted at 58' Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur). Posted at 55' Offside, Chelsea. Marcos Alonso tries a through ball, but Tammy Abraham is caught offside. Posted at 55' Attempt saved. Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Jack, full of confidence after good showings for Scotland, was pulling the strings for Rangers throughout the first half. The midfielder calmly slotted past debutant goalkeeper Luke Southwood after seven minutes and went close with two other shots from outside the box. He also provided a sublime pass for James Tavernier to run on to but the captain took an unnecessary extra touch, allowing Southwood to smother at his feet.
The main thing I like about Dyche is that he is never too up and too down,\" Kightly told Talksport. If you lose a game 3-0 on a Saturday, he is not going mental and having you in on a Sunday, and running you. At the same time, if you win 3-0 and play really well, he is not saying that you're brilliant and we've made it.
Der Streaminganbieter Magenta TV zeigt das EM-Gruppenspiel Wales gegen die Schweiz am Samstag live und exklusiv. Die Übertragung mit den Vorberichten von Moderator Johannes B. Kerner und Experte Michael Ballack beginnt um 14 Uhr.12.06.2021