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Atalanta vs Cagliari preview - Cellino puts faith in Ficcadenti

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Cagliari president Massimo Cellino has handed coach Massimo Ficcadenti a vote of confidence ahead of the game at Atalanta. The Sardinians have won just once in their past seven games and reports in Italy suggest the club are considering potential replacements for under-fire Ficcadenti. However, Cellino rubbished the rumours and insisted Ficcadenti will remain in charge. He said: "I have no in...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Osasuna preview - Ronaldo eyes the power and the glory

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to put aside personal accolades and help his side to "a year of glory". Madrid improved significantly under Jose Mourinho last year but still ended the season with just the Copa del Rey trophy to show for their efforts as Barcelona won La Liga and the Champions League. They have shown signs of pushing Barca even closer this term and currently to...Full Story »

Getafe vs Atletico de Madrid preview - Plaza primed for improvement

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Getafe coach Luis Garcia Plaza is hoping to find Atletico Madrid's soft spot as he looks to guide Getafe off the foot of the Primera Division. Atletico go into Sunday's meeting in the Madrid suburbs having won their last two games, but that was after a run of seven matches without a victory. "We need to win," said Plaza. "There is no other way. It is a weird time, and it will be a long fight. ...Full Story »

Bolton Wanderers vs Stoke City preview - Bolton without suspended Gardner

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Ricardo Gardner joins the list of absentees for Bolton's Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday. Gardner is serving a one-match ban after being sent off in last week's 3-1 defeat at Swansea for collecting two yellow cards, and is likely to be replaced by Paul Robinson, who was benched for the game at the Liberty Stadium. Boss Owen Coyle is still without long-t...Full Story »

Lazio vs Parma preview - Lazio look to end week on high

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Lazio coach Edy Reja hopes his team can end a good week on a high note when they welcome Parma to the Stadio Olimpico. The Biancoceleste followed last weekend's 3-0 win at Cagliari with a 1-0 triumph over FC Zurich in the Europa League on Thursday. Christian Brocchi's goal handed his team their first success in Group D and lifted the Romans to second in the standings. "I am pleased with the o...Full Story »

AC Milan vs Catania preview - Legrottaglie looks for upset on San Siro return

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Catania defender Nicola Legrottaglie is confident his team can make life difficult for AC Milan when the two sides meet at the San Siro on Sunday. Milan have won their last four league games while the Sicilian outfit are unbeaten in six matches and lie just three points behind the Rossoneri, who are fourth. Catania have held Juventus and Lazio to 1-1 draws and have also claimed two big scalps ...Full Story »

Cesena vs Lecce preview - Arrigoni demands hunger from Cesena

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Daniele Arrigoni will take charge of Cesena for the first time in Sunday`s home clash with Lecce. Arrigoni this week replaced Marco Giampaolo, who was sacked in the wake of the 2-0 defeat at Parma last weekend. The result was Cesena's sixth loss and left them at the foot of the standings, still searching for their first win of the campaign after nine games. The 52-year-old Arrigoni, who has p...Full Story »

Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur preview - Murphy doubt for Fulham

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Fulham captain Danny Murphy is a slight doubt for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash against Tottenham. The 34-year-old came off with a slight knee complaint in the second half of Thursday's 4-1 defeat of Wisla Krakow in the Europa League, but is hopeful of featuring against his former club. Bryan Ruiz was ineligible for the tie so will return against Spurs, as will Mousa Dembele who serve...Full Story »

Wolves vs Wigan Athletic preview - Wolves wait on Fletcher

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy will make a late fitness check on striker Steven Fletcher before finalising his plans for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Wigan at Molineux. Three-goal leading scorer Fletcher has missed the last three games with a calf problem but returned to full training on Friday. McCarthy expects playmaker Jamie O'Hara (knee) and Stephen Hunt (back) to be fit aft...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Manchester Cit preview - QPR hit by injuries

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA

QPR are struggling to fill their bench for the Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City. Shaun Derry is out with a groin problem, Akos Buzsaky has an Achilles complaint, Rob Hulse is sidelined with a knee injury and DJ Campbell is missing to foot damage. However, Kieron Dyer could return from his foot injury while Adel Taarabt may play despite suffering from a stomach complaint. B...Full Story »

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