Oct 19

Everton vs Lyon

Team News
Everton
Ronald Koeman is expected to make some changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Brighton at the weekend.
Oumar Niasse is ineligible for the home side, while the Everton manager will be without at least five players because of injury.
Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka may rotate in the starting XI here, with the former coming into the team against Lyon.
Lyon
Memphis Depay has dropped down the pecking order in recent weeks but should be given a chance to impress from the start against Everton on Thursday.
Marcelo missed Friday’s win over Monaco through suspension and will be fresh to return to the team at Goodison Park. Rafael and Kenny Tete may also continue to rotate at right-back.
Clement Grenier and Pape Cheikh are both expected to miss out for the away side.
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Oct 18

Chelsea vs Roma

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Chelsea
Victor Moses and N’Golo Kante are ruled out with hamstring injuries, but Alvaro Morata is in contention to return after missing their 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace with the same injury. Meanwhile, Danny Drinkwater is still sidelined for the home side.
Roma
Kostas Manolas was subbed off just after half-time in Roma’s 1-0 defeat to Napoli on Saturday and has failed to recover in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Kevin Strootman and Stephan El Shaarawy missed out against Napoli at the weekend but have been included in the travelling squad here.
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Oct 15

Inter vs AC Milan

Team News
Inter
Marcelo Brozovic had started to fill the trequartista position well for Luciano Spalletti, but then got injured during the international break.
Therefore, one of João Mario or Eder will play in the role, unless Borja Valero is moved closer to the attack.
Dalbert is favourite to start at left-back despite the availability of both Yuto Nagatomo and João Cancelo.
AC Milan
Vincenzo Montella seems to have found a favourite in Fabio Borini, who he has used in a number of roles on the pitch.
This time the Italian might play on the right flank in a 3-5-2 formation.
Hakan Calhanoglu is suspended and will therefore make room for Suso and Giacomo Bonaventura.
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Oct 14

Liverpool vs Manchester United

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Liverpool
Sadio Mane is out for six weeks with a hamstring injury sustained during the international break, providing Liverpool with a huge blow.
Dejan Lovren continues to struggle with injury and remains a doubt for the home side here, with Ragnar Klavan on standby to step in and partner Joel Matip at the back.
With Adam Lallana, Adam Bogan and Nathaniel Clyne all still injured for the home side, few changes are expected to Jurgen Klopp’s usual starting XI.
Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold are in competition to start at right-back with Clyne still sidelined.
Manchester United
Marouane Fellaini picked up a knee injury during the international break and will be sidelined for three weeks. With Paul Pogba still out with a hamstring injury and Michael Carrick also sidelined, Jose Mourinho is short of options in central midfield.
Romelu Lukaku played through the pain in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace but was declared fit to play during the international break and came off the bench against Cyprus. He will start here.
Injury forced Phil Jones to withdraw from the England squad at the start of the international break and he remains a doubt for the away side this Saturday, while Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are long-term absentees.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford continue to battle for a starting berth on the left, with the latter expected to get the nod.
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Oct 13

VfB Stuttgart vs FC Cologne

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VfB Stuttgart
Manager Hannes Wolf could also drop Marcin Kaminski or Benjamin Pavard to field a more attack-minded team, with Daniel Ginczek possibly partnering Simon Terodde up front.
Chadrac Akolo is suffering with an infection and could could be replaced by Josip Brekalo in attacking midfield.
Otherwise, manager Hannes Wolf is unlikely to make any unforced changes.
FC Cologne
Matthias Lehmann should return from an ankle injury in time to start in central midfield.
Despite only being able to train once with the team after a late arrival from the Japanese national team, Yuya Osako is expected to replace the injured Jhon Córdoba up front, with Simon Zoller filling in behind him.
Recently signed veteran Claudio Pizarro provides a further attacking option from the bench.
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Oct 12

Vaalerenga vs Haugesund

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Vaalerenga
Injury prone attacking duo Daniel Fredheim Holm and Mohammed Abdellaoue are both expected miss out yet again.
Daniel Berntsen is suspended, with the returning Bård Finne expected to come into the team as his replacement.
Striker Fitim Azemi is a doubt due to illness.
Samúel Friðjónsson played 90 minutes for the Iceland U21s on Tuesday, so he is unlikely to start here.
Haugesund
Haugesund have no major injuries, but a few players are rated doubtful. Anthony Izuchukwu is back in training after his lengthy absence but not likely to start due to lack of match fitness.
Goalkeeper Per Kristian Bråtveit had to withdraw from the Norwegian U21 squad with a back problem, but has been training with Haugesund this week and is thought to be ready for the game.
Forward Frederik Gytkjær is a doubt because of illness, while veteran utility man Tor Arne Andreassen missed out on Haugesund’s last match with a back issue and is a doubt here. That said, the club is hopeful that Andreassen will be able to make it.
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Oct 11

Atletico PR vs Atletico GO

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Atletico PR
Esteban Pavez has been with the Chile squad and may not make it back in time.
Nikão, Lucho González and Paulo André are all available after knocks.
That means there are no major injury absentees.
Atletico GO
Atlético-GO welcome back Gilvan and Niltinho here.
The centre-back was suspended for the win over Avaí last time out.
Niltinho has shaken off a knock and should replace the banned Andrigo.

Match Facts
Atletico PR have won their last 5 matches against Atletico GO in all competitions.
Atletico GO have won their last 3 away matches (Brasileirão).
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Atletico PR’s last 6 games (Brasileirão).

Previous Meetings (Last 5 matches)

BSA 17-06-2017 FT Atletico GO 0 : 1 Atletico PR
BSA 06-11-2011 FT Atletico PR 2 : 1 Atletico GO
BSA 05-08-2011 FT Atletico GO 0 : 3 Atletico PR
BSA 18-09-2010 FT Atletico GO 1 : 2 Atletico PR
BSA 28-05-2010 FT Atletico PR 2 : 1 Atletico GO1

Oct 10

Portugal vs Switzerland

Team News
Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to score in Portugal’s 2-0 win away to Andorra at the weekend but will return to the starting XI for Tuesday’s match against Switzerland.
William Carvalho will be pushing for a recall to the starting XI after starting Saturday’s win on the bench.
Other than that, few changes are expected from the European champions.
Switzerland
Ricardo Rodriguez, Breel Embolo and Blerim Dzemaili were all substitutes against Hungary on Saturday and they will be pushing for starts away to Portugal on Tuesday. Other than that, few changes are expected to the side that thumped Hungary 5-2.

Match Facts
Switzerland have won their last 9 matches (FIFA World Cup).
Portugal have won their last 8 matches (FIFA World Cup).
Portugal have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 matches (FIFA World Cup).
Switzerland have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 matches (FIFA World Cup).
Switzerland have scored at least 3 goals in their last 3 matches (FIFA World Cup).
Portugal have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches (FIFA World Cup).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Switzerland’s last 3 games (FIFA World Cup).
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Oct 09

Ukraine-Croatia

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Ukraine
While Ukraine secured the victory they needed in Kosovo it came at a price, with both Ivan Ordets and Artem Kravets picking up yellows that will see them miss Monday’s game.
The latter had led the line under Shevchenko and may now be replaced by 21-year-old Artem Besedin.
Centre-back Yaroslav Rakitskiy and youngsters Zinchenko and Kovalenko are both back available following suspensions.
Croatia
Milan Badelj is back available having served a suspension for the match against Finland on Friday.
Holding an advantage over their hosts on goal difference, Zlatko Dalic may field a more defensive line-up, with the Fiorentina midfielder coming in to replace Andrej Kramaric.
Dejan Lovren is unlikely to feature due to a persistent achilles problem.
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