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CSKA Moscow vs Inter Milan preview - Sneijder blow for Inter

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 by PA

Inter Milan will be without playmaker Wesley Sneijder for their Champions League Group B clash at CSKA Moscow. The Holland international missed the weekend's 3-1 triumph at Bologna with a thigh injury. "Sneijder has not travelled to Moscow and this is a blow for us," Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri said. "My fear is that we will lose him for some time because his injury seems more serious th...Full Story »

Getafe vs Real Betis preview - Betis deserve lofty position - Mel

Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 by PA

Real Betis coach Pepe Mel has dismissed the idea his side are in a false position in the Primera Division. Betis head to Getafe on Monday ahead of the mighty Barcelona and Real Madrid after winning each of their first four matches. "That we have 12 points isn't deceptive," Mel said. "Nobody handed them to us, we have won them because of our attitude." However, Mel admitted he would have to ma...Full Story »

Norwich vs Sunderland preview - Lambert staying grounded

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2011 by PA

Norwich manager Paul Lambert will not allow his players to believe winning in the Barclays Premier League is easy as they prepare to take on Sunderland. The Canaries recorded a first top-flight victory at Bolton last weekend which saw them bounce back from a disappointing home loss to West Brom. However, despite the jubilation which greeted a first away Premier League win over a spell of 17 ...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Aston Villa preview - McLeish calls for patience

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Alex McLeish insists he is the right man to lead Aston Villa and called for trust in himself and his players ahead of Sunday's trip to QPR. McLeish left the pitch to boos ringing in his ears after Villa were knocked out of the Carling Cup by Bolton in midweek and fans have been critical on message boards. It was McLeish's first defeat since angering a section of Villa fans via his move acros...Full Story »

Sporting Gijon vs Racing de Santander preview - Preciado predicts upturn in fortunes

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Sporting Gijon have endured a nightmare start to the season with four defeats from four matches but manager Manuel Preciado believes his side "can rise from the ashes like they have many times before". Sporting suffered a similarly bad start to the 2008-09 season when after being promoted back into the Primera Division they lost the first five games and Preciado does not believe the situation i...Full Story »

Chievo vs Genoa preview - Malesani: Keep getting better

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Genoa coach Alberto Malesani has called on his team to keep improving as they look to continue their stunning start to the Serie A season at Chievo. The Rossoblu have won two of their opening three games to find themselves level on seven points with Juventus and Udinese at the top of the standings. "Besides being at the top of the standings, we played a great game against Catania in front of o...Full Story »

Cagliari vs Udinese preview - Udinese set for dizzy heights

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Udinese will be bidding to go clear at the top of the Serie A standings when they take on Cagliari in Sardinia. Francesco Guidolin's men have made a convincing start to the season with wins against Lecce and Fiorentina before holding defending champions AC Milan to a 1-1 home draw in midweek. Their positive run has seen Udinese go level on seven points with Juventus and Genoa at the top of Ser...Full Story »

Atalanta vs Novara preview - Atalanta buoyed ahead of Novara clash

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Atalanta head into Sunday`s Serie A clash against Novara with renewed confidence after their midweek triumph at Lecce. The Bergamaschi followed their 1-0 win over Palermo with a 2-1 victory at Lecce on Wednesday to wipe out their six-point deduction. Atalanta, who gained promotion to the top flight last season, were docked six points at the start of the campaign after a match-fixing investigat...Full Story »

Levante vs Espanyol preview - Martinez urges focus

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Levante coach Juan Ignacio Martinez is refusing to get carried away with his side's fine start to the season, which sees them lying sixth after four rounds and having last weekend claimed the prized scalp of Real Madrid. The Valencia-based club followed up that 1-0 triumph over Jose Mourinho's star-studded side with a 2-1 victory at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday and they will hope to make it thre...Full Story »

Grenada vs Osasuna preview - Geijo return welcome for Grenada

Posted Saturday, September 24, 2011 by PA

Grenada were unfortunate not to back up their first win of the season against Villarreal last weekend with at least a point in midweek as they went down 1-0 to Real Sociedad. However, they will be boosted by the return of their top scorer from last season, Alex Geijo, for the visit of Osasuna. Geijo scored 24 goals to help Granada reach the Primera Division for the first time in 35 years but h...Full Story »

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