Archive for December 2nd, 2016

El Classico Match Preview : Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Barcelona have drawn their last two La Liga games, stuttering to a 0-0 draw with nine-man Malaga, before going on to snatch an equaliser to earn a point against Real Sociedad.

The hosts have been unbeaten in their last four matches at Camp Nou, but only one of their wins was in any way convincing, meaning that this is the perfect opportunity for Real Madrid to try their luck.

Real Madrid are unbeaten away from home in La Liga in 2016, and last tasted defeat on the road in a 1-0 loss against Villarreal in mid-December of last year. Naija and Bet

Team News

Barcelona – Andres Iniesta should be back in contention to feature for the home side, after a month on the sidelines.

Jordi Alba is carrying both an ankle and a knee problem, but the Spaniard is expected to still be selected ahead of Lucas Digne.


PL Match Preview : West Ham vs Arsenal

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

West Ham’s season went from bad to worse during the week. They were not only dumped out of the EFL Cup but injuries picked up to Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell has heaped further misery on Slaven Bilic ahead of the reception of Arsenal.

The Hammers have failed to win any of their last five in all competitions and are only above the bottom three on goal difference. Despite what has been a turbulent transition into the London Stadium, West Ham are unbeaten in their last four home matches across all competitions.

Arsenal also come into this match off the back of a disappointing cup exit in midweek, but they will field an almost entirely different team this weekend. The Gunners have only managed one win in their last five competitive matches but they are still unbeaten away from home this season.

West Ham are unbeaten in their last two matches against Arsenal, which should give Bilic’s side some confidence ahead of this fixture. Andy Carroll scored a hat-trick in this corresponding 3-3 draw last season and could make a return to the starting XI here after a three-month absence through injury.

His availability could change the outcome of this London derby, although Arsenal should still come away with three points to keep pace with their title rivals.