Match Preview : Manchester City vs Huddersfield

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. Continue reading Match Preview : Manchester City vs Huddersfield

I feels pity for Iheanacho over lack of games – Guardiola

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The Citizens’ boss admitted that the hierarchy of forwards in his squad has limited the playing time of the Nigeria international.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reacted to Kelechi Iheanacho lack of playing time since the arrival of Brazilian Gabriel Jesus.

The tactician confessed his preference for just one forward, which makes it quite difficult for the Nigeria internatonal in the pecking order which has Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Nolito. NaijaBet

Guardiola expressed his sympathy for the 20-year-old forward who last played a league game for the Citizens in January.

He praised the Nigerian quality and dedication in training sessions while highlighting some of his flaws. Continue reading I feels pity for Iheanacho over lack of games – Guardiola

Match Preview : Real Madrid vs Las Palmas

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. NaijaBet.com

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. Continue reading Match Preview : Real Madrid vs Las Palmas

Victor Moses to stay with Chelsea until 2021

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The Super Eagles star has committed his future to the Blues until 2021 and underlined his faith in Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.

Victor Moses is looking to play a bigger part in Chelsea’s expansion project after signing a new two-year deal with the club.

The 26-year-old has extended his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2021 – having established himself as a regular in Antonio Conte’s squad this season. Naija and Bet

”I feel very excited. I’m delighted to be here for another few years now and to sign a new deal,” Moses told club website.

”Now it’s time to concentrate on the team and keep working hard to make sure we win games and try to win the Premier League this season. Continue reading Victor Moses to stay with Chelsea until 2021

Mascherano set to make Barcelona returns

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The defender has been missing for almost a month with an Achilles problem but is in line to face Sporting Gijon.

Javier Mascherano is set to make his Barcelona comeback in Wednesday’s LaLiga encounter with Sporting Gijon after a three-week spell on the sidelines due to injury.

The Argentine last featured in the 1-1 Copa del Rey draw with Atletico Madrid on February 7 and has been out of action since then with an Achilles problem. Predict today’s matches on NaijaBet.com

Mascherano has now been given the green light to return and has been included in Luis Enrique’s 18-man squad for the game against Sporting Gijon.

Arda Turan, meanwhile, has also received the medical all-clear after a spell on the sidelines due to injury, but has not made the squad. Continue reading Mascherano set to make Barcelona returns

Match Preview : Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon

Barcelona required a late Lionel Messi goal to earn them three points in their last two La Liga games, scraping 2-1 victories over both Leganes and Atletico in the process.

Luis Enrique still remains under pressure in the Camp Nou dug-out, but after temporarily going top last weekend, albeit having played two games more than Real Madrid, there is still title hope for Blaugrana.

The visitors will have one eye on their weekend match against Deportivo, after taking four points from their last available nine in La Liga as they try to battle the drop. Place bet and Win big on NaijaBet.com

Team News

Barcelona – Lucas Digne and Jordi Alba will battle it out to start at left-back, as Jeremy Mathieu is now out injured with ligament damage.

Luis Enrique should opt for a back four, rather than his different tactical plan for the Atletico Madrid game, with Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Pique remaining at centre-back. Continue reading Match Preview : Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon

Man City offer gave me power at Chelsea – Terry

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The skipper has revealed a previous offer from the Blues’ Premier League rivals and refused to rule out a move to China at the end of the season.

Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed he had the option to join Premier League rivals Manchester City, and that it gave him “bargaining power” in regards to a new contract at the club.

The former England skipper was told he could leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, only to be offered a one-year extension on the back of Antonio Conte’s appointment as Blues boss. NaijaBet.com

There was a time where City seemingly made an approach, however, with Terry having been strongly linked with a switch to the Etihad Stadium back in 2009.

“I spoke to Roman [Abramovich] at the time and told him I want to stay. Manchester City made an offer,” the Blues captain said. Continue reading Man City offer gave me power at Chelsea – Terry

Sturridge to know future at season’s end

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge’s future at the Merseyside club will be assessed at the end of the season, manager Klopp has said.

The 27-year-old player, who has not scored in his last seven appearances for the club, has struggled with injuries and, according to media reports, could headline a list of potential departures from Anfield.

“I have no idea what happens in the summer. It is not only Daniel but a lot of players,” Klopp said.

“We will make decisions and speak about Daniel and any other players about what will happen at the end of the season. A lot of things will influence this and we can speak about it when it is time. Naija and Bet

“We have to bring him back to the best shape possible and then bring this season to an end as successfully as possible. Daniel was not in training for eight or nine days because of a virus infection.” Continue reading Sturridge to know future at season’s end