Archive for March 1st, 2017

Match Preview : Manchester City vs Huddersfield

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Neither side wanted this replay but Manchester City will again be favourites to advance when they host Championship promotion hopefuls Huddersfield on Wednesday.

City didn’t play at the weekend due to the EFL Cup final and Pep Guardiola’s side will be well rested for this match even if changes are made to their usual starting XI.

Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in their last seven matches and have only lost one game at home all season. They should really win this match comfortably.

Team News

Manchester City – Ilkay Gündogan and Gabriel Jesus are the only players sidelined for Manchester City, who will be well rested having not featured at the weekend.

Vincent Kompany was meant to play in the first fixture involving these two before pulling out due to injury and the replay may come too soon as he enters the final stage of his rehab. (more…)

Match Preview : Real Madrid vs Las Palmas

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Real Madrid battled back from two goals down against Villarreal to win 3-2 at the weekend, with Zinedine Zidane’s men cutting it very fine in recent La Liga fixtures.

Los Blancos have kept a clean sheet in just one of their last five competitive games, and will be feeling the effects of playing consecutive Wednesdays and weekends.

Las Palmas have lost their last four consecutive La Liga matches, and a trip to Santiago Bernabeu doesn’t look set to rectify their poor form.

Team News

Real Madrid – Raphael Varane is still an absentee with a muscle injury, which could see Nacho or Pepe figure at centre-back for the home side.

Isco is expected to get a start for the home side, after doing well off the bench against Villarreal, but Karim Benzema should be preferred to Alvaro Morata up top.

Gareth Bale picked up a knock on Sunday night, but the Welshman is expected to be given another chance to get back to match fitness.

Las Palmas – Mauricio Lemos and Aythami will battle it out to start at centre-back, depending on whether Quique Setien wants to be more conservative or not.

Jese should be deployed on the right-hand side, with Kevin-Prince Boateng continuing as the main focal points of the Las Palmas attack.

Tana and Hernan could partner Vicente Gomez in midfield, with Roque Mesa set to play a vital role at the base of the visiting midfield.

Match Facts

Real Madrid have won their last 8 home matches La Liga.

Real Madrid have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 home La Liga matches.

Real Madrid have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 home matches (La Liga).

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Real Madrid’s last 9 La Liga games.

Real Madrid have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Las Palmas in all competitions.

Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 home matches against Las Palmas in all competitions.

Las Palmas have been losing at both half time and full time in their last 3 away matches (La Liga).

Las Palmas have lost 6 of their last 7 away matches (La Liga).

Real Madrid have won their last 3 home matches against Las Palmas in all competitions.

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Las Palmas have lost with a 1 goal margin in their last 4matches (La Liga).

As at this post Real Madrid has 1.13 odd to win the match on NaijaBet, Pamas UD has 21.00 odd to win the match also,while the odd to draw the match is 12.00.

How will this Match end?