Archive for September 30th, 2010

Manchester City V Juventus

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


Ah how opinions swing on Manchester City. Beat one of the more established Premier League clubs at home and they are on their way – see the Chelsea and Liverpool games. Get a not too inspiring away draw somewhere and everything is back to the usual panic. Injured tonight are Shaun Wright-Phillips, Wayne Bridge, and Aleksandar Kolarov, but Roberto Mancini is making confident noises and insisting the Premiership now has greater quality than Serie A. Juve in fact, were Mancini’s boyhood team.

Juventus, managed by Luigi Del Neri, have made an indifferent start to the Serie A season and are 9th. Add that to an uninspiring draw with Poznan in the opening group game, and City must fancy their chances. The win would also put them in a dominant position in the group and allow them the luxury of some rotation of that impressive squad.

Manchester City to win is value at 1.6 at NaijaBet

Chelsea v Arsenal-Tips

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

All the key facts and stats ahead of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba has scored 12 goals in his last 10 appearances in all competitions against Arsenal.

The Gunners have only been able to win two of their last 17 matches against Chelsea.

Arsenal have won more times away at Chelsea (6) than any other team in the Premier League era.

Nicolas Anelka has scored seven goals in his last 11 Premier League starts against Arsenal.

Arsenal’s recent record against Chelsea and Manchester United since their win at Stamford Bridge in November 2008: P9 W0 D1 L8 F5 A20.

Chelsea have fired in more shots on target than any other team (47), ahead of Arsenal with the second-highest tally of 41.

Both goals Chelsea have conceded have been from shots from outside the box.

Mike Dean has awarded five penalties in the last seven games that he has taken charge of a Chelsea match in the Premier League.

Andrey Arshavin has created 3.33 goalscoring chances per game in the Premier League this season, more than any other player in the league.

Michael Essien has averaged 95 touches per game this season, more than any other top-flight player.

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