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Forfar vs Alloa preview - Fotheringham back for Forfar

Posted Monday, February 14, 2011 by PA

Forfar were 3-0 victors against Alloa at the weekend and they add midfielder Martyn Fotheringham to their squad as the sides meet again. Fotheringham is back after suspension, with only defender Marc McCulloch rated as a doubt. A first home win since October 30 would see the Loons deal what would be considered a fatal blow to Alloa`s hopes of a promotion play-off place, but manager Dick Campbe...Full Story »

Brechin vs Ayr preview - Double boost for Brechin

Posted Monday, February 14, 2011 by PA

Brechin are boosted by the return of central defender Gerry McLauchlan and star striker Rory McAllister after suspension for the clash with Ayr at Glebe Park. Full-back Paul McLean will be absent following his red card in the 3-1 win over Peterhead at the weekend, with midfielder Charlie King a long-term absentee. Recent loan signing Danny McKay is in line for a starting place after an impress...Full Story »

Fulham vs Chelsea preview - Hughes backs Torres and Drogba to gel

Posted Monday, February 14, 2011 by PA

Mark Hughes expects Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres to flourish together but has warned Chelsea the partnership will take time to blossom. The Blues' £74million strike force will start together for the second time in Monday night's west London derby at Craven Cottage. Expectations of the duo are high following Torres' £50million transfer from Liverpool and Hughes believes they wi...Full Story »

Malaga vs Getafe Preview: Caballero in for Malaga

Posted Sunday, February 13, 2011 by PA

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini could hand a debut to emergency signing Willy Caballero in his side's Primera Division clash at home to Getafe as the Andalusians' problems continue to mount. Argentinian goalkeeper Caballero signed from Second Division Elche this week as cover for Sergio Asenjo, who ruptured cruciate ligaments in his knee and is likely to be out for the rest of the campaign. Ase...Full Story »

Deportivo La Coruna vs Villarreal Preview: Garrido expects big response

Posted Saturday, February 12, 2011 by PA

Villarreal will be determined to bounce back from their shock defeat to Levante when they take on Deportivo La Coruna, with Valencia breathing down their necks in the race for third spot. Villarreal had claimed 31 from a possible 33 points at El Madrigal heading into their local derby with third-bottom Levante last weekend, but Juan Carlos Garrido's side were left red-faced after slumping to ...Full Story »

Levante vs Almeria Preview: Piatti prays to end suffering

Posted Saturday, February 12, 2011 by PA

Almeria forward Pablo Piatti admits it would be a huge boost for morale if his side can escape the relegation zone this weekend when they take on fellow strugglers Levante. Almeria have been stuck in the bottom three since the middle of November but, after winning two of their last three matches, they could move into safer waters if they can see off Levante. Almeria are currently in 19th spot ...Full Story »

Hercules CF vs Zaragoza Preview: No let-up for Zaragoza

Posted Saturday, February 12, 2011 by PA

Real Zaragoza defender Matteo Contini has urged his side not to become complacent following their recent revival, warning that things can change around quickly. Zaragoza have been rooted to the bottom of the standings for much of the season but they have climbed up to 12th place after winning four of their last seven games whilst losing just once. However, despite that improved form, Javier Ag...Full Story »

Real Sociedad vs Osasuna Preview - Away-day blues don't consume Osasuna

Posted Saturday, February 12, 2011 by PA

Osasuna goalkeeper Ricardo Lopez insists his side are not dwelling on their miserable away form as they prepare to make the short trip to Real Sociedad. Osasuna are the only top-flight team yet to win away this season and their record of two points from a possible 33 on the road is easily the worst return in the division. The Pamplona-based side have not tasted victory on their travels in over...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Espanyol Preview - Ronaldo won't give up on title

Posted Saturday, February 12, 2011 by PA

Cristiano Ronaldo believes Real Madrid can still win the Primera Division title this season, despite trailing Barcelona by seven points after 22 rounds of matches. Madrid have been competitive on all fronts since the arrival of Jose Mourinho as coach in the summer but have found it impossible to stay in touch with a Barca outfit that has dropped just five points all season. Nevertheless, Ronal...Full Story »

Cesena vs Udinese preview - Guidolin urges Udinese to keep cool

Posted Saturday, February 12, 2011 by PA

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin is warning his team not be dazzled by the prospect of European football as they prepare to visit Cesena on Sunday. The Friuli outfit have climbed up to a lofty sixth place in the Serie A standings and have already reached the all-important figure of 40 points - commonly seen as the number needed to avoid relegation. That liberates Udinese to concentrate on othe...Full Story »

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