Krylya Sovetov - Anzhi
Krylya was terrible in last 2 matches (Krylya 0-2 Amkar , CSKA 3-0 Krylya) they didnt score a goal,didnt great many chances ... very bad performance..
Anzhi was great in Europe League ,they won 5-0 AZ and finish the job in first match. for me they are big favourite here,they have better team + Krylya today miss Taranov and top scorer Caballero(att 5/2)
Lok.Moscow - Spartak Moscow
Spartak play few days ago very very hard match in Europe vs Fenerbahce and past that stage and qualify in group stage! atmphosfere in club is great! today they will be without Suchy(df 5/0),Gatagov(df 1/0),Parshivlyk(df 0/0),Kallstrom(mf 1/0) and Wellinton(att 5/0),while Pareja(df 5/1) and striker Ari are doubful.
Lokomotiv Moscow is team who have great strikers here are Pavlychenko,Obbina,N Doye and Caicedo!! in all 3 home matches they score 2 goals (loko 2-2 alaniya, loko 2-3 din.moscow,loko 2-0 krylya) ..
Ukraine Premier League
Shakhtar - Dinamo Kiev
big derby match!!
1st and 2nd placed teams - two main candidates for title!
Shakhtar is great in league like always 7w-0d-0l,on home ground 4w-0d-0l (14:1) .. their talent Mikhtiryan(att 7/11) is unbelivible this season ...
Dinamo sign very good players and experts said that Dinamo is now 1st candidate for title,they also start great only 3 points less than Shakhtar 6w-0d-1l .. striker Ideye(att 7/6) is in very good form. today Dinamo miss only Mikhalyk(df 6/0)
Randers - Horsens
new promoted side Randers sign few very quality players,thanks to them and great team playing team is playing very solid football and have 12 points from 7 matches. today with full squad no missing problems
Horsens is bad form,they are 3 matches without a win! today miss 5 players,out are Veselovsky(gk 0/0),Jensen(df 0/0),Agesen(df 7/0),Kryger(mf 6/0) and top scorer Fagerberg(att 6/2),while key midifler Retov isnt 100% ready and probably will be on bench.
England Premier League
Liverpool - Arsenal
Arsenal didnt score in new season they play two matches,both finish 0-0 ... today out are injured Wilshere,Frimpong,Sagna and
Liverpool start very bad new season,still without win .. 0w-1d-1l. today without Joe Cole and Lucas, Carroll left team. Sahin probably today will debut for his new team.
Liverpool line up: Reina; Enrique,Agger,Skrtel,Johnson - Allen,Gerrard,Sahin,Downing - Borini and Suarez
Arsenal line up: Sczecny; Jenkinson,Mertesacker,Vermalen,Gibbs - Arteta,Diaby; Walcott,Cazorla,Gervinho - and Giroud
Newcastle - Aston Villa
i think Newcastle is big favourite here.
in england premier league everyone can beat everyone but today aston villa is too weak..
Aston Villa miss 5 regular first team players, important midifler Albrighton,key striker Agbolnahor,best player Petrov,Gardner and key defender Dunne
Romania 1 Liga
Steaua - Otelul
Otelul's new coach wont be on the bench because he is suspended.
Steaua will have big fan support,no importnat missings,while Otelul have defencive worries out are 3 defenders Rapa,Illie and Sarghi + best striker Didi is long term injured.
Cyprus by Afos21
Omonoia Vs. Agia Napa
OMONOIA: Another usual summer for Omonoia who made a lot of transfers by trying to decrease their budget and another disappointing European elimination this time from Crvena Zvezda. Omonoia has made good transfers at their defense but I***8217;m not sure if their attack can be as effective as they want it to be. Last year they had a lot of problems when they had to break defenses and I***8217;m not sure that the steps taken this year will help them solve this.
AGIA NAPA: For those who follow Cyprus football the last few years they have probably seen Agia Napa in first division in the past. For those who didn***8217;t, yes Agia Napa has a good football apart from night clubs and beaches. They came this year to try to stay in the league for the first time in their history but like almost all small clubs they kept their budget really low. Their coach Nikos Nikolaou who was the coach last year kept most of the squad and tried to bring players who can make the difference but within the financial limits of Agia Napa. The team is virtually unknown to me so is difficult to predict what to expect from them.
Estimation: Omonoia will play the opening game without their fans. On one hand this is always a minus for the big club but on the other hand there is a lot of negative atmosphere from the European elimination in Omonoia so if the game didn***8217;t start well the crowd will probably become anxious and put pressure on the players. Omonoia as I said has built a good defensive line, the coach has been always defensive oriented and I expect Omonoia to start this year with a win. The odds offered do not worth to bet on anything and I will choose as a fun bet correct scores 2-0 and 3-0.
Alki Vs. AEK
ALKI: Alki has made an excellent season last year with their quality players and the good management from their coach. This year, they want to make a step further, that is why they brought excellent players who can rise them up even more. Their board is very ambitious and their coach who has spent all of his football career in Omonoia is a natural born winner, knows how to handle the big names and I expect another season with good football and great results from Alki.
AEK: After the historic last season where AEK participated in group stages of Europa League, this has been a summer of changes for AEK. Technical director Jordi Cryuff who was the man responsible for the miracle of AEK has moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv and since the new technical director Kevin Hoffland was not able to fill in his shoes, the new coach Ran Ben Shimon who has won the Israel league last year with Hapoel Kiryat Shmona was responsible for the last transfers.
Estimation: One of the most interesting games of this round. They both use the same stadium and share a bit of rivalry as Alki is trying to match up AEK. As I said, Alki has made very good transfers and they have a very ambitious squad. If they had more fans I would bet that they could get into top 4. AEK is a mystery with their new coach as they have made changes to their squad. Ben Shimon has a defensive philosophy who has been shown in the friendly games of AEK as they didn***8217;t score or concede a lot. It is a 3way game where I tend to favor under 2.5 but not at odds less than 1.70.
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