Nov 13

Italy vs Sweden

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Italy
Italy have plenty to ponder after their 1-0 defeat in the first leg on Friday.
Marco Verratti will miss the second leg through suspension, while Leonardo Bonucci may have to play with a face mask after breaking his nose in the first leg.
Simone Zaza and Leonardo Spinazzola remain doubts after missing the first leg through first injury.
Giampiero Ventura’s gamble to revert back to a 3-5-2 formation and drop Lorenzo Insigne backfired massively in Sweden. Changes will be needed here.
Sweden
Mikael Lustig missed the 1-0 win on Friday through suspension and should slot back in at right-back here.
No other changes are expected from the away side as they look to protect their slender advantage.
Match Facts
Italy have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches against Sweden in all competitions. Under 2.5 goals 1.53
Italy have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 7 home matches against Sweden in all competitions. Italy win or draw 1.09
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Italy’s last 4 games (FIFA World Cup). Under 2.5 goals 1.53
Italy are undefeated in their last 7 home matches against Sweden in all competitions. Italy win or draw 1.09
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Nov 12

Greece vs Croatia

Team News
Greece
Kostas Manolas missed the first leg through suspension and should return to the defence at the expense of Tzavellas or Papadopoulos.
The back three formation did not pay off on Thursday and Michael Skibbe may look to revert to a back four, potentially looking to get another forward in the starting XI given that they must score at least three times.
After such a disappointing result in the week a number of changes are likely, with the likes of Christodoulopoulos and Gianniotas hoping to add some spark in attack.
Croatia
Zlatko Dalic sprung a couple of surprises in the first leg, leaving Mario Mandzukic on the bench, while Ivan Stinic got the nod at left-back over Josip Pivaric.
Nikola Kalinic led the line and should keep his place having registered on the scoresheet, while Luka Modric played in a more advanced role than usual, with Marcelo Brozovic playing deeper in the absence of the injured Milan Badelj.
After such a convincing first leg victory Dalic may be willing to give a couple of players a chance to impress but he should name an unchanged line-up from the start.
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Nov 12

Key of the day – 12.11.2017

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 15 of AFC Wimbledon’s last 17 games (League 1).
Under 2.5 goals @1.95
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Foggia’s last 9 games (Serie B).
Over 2.5 goals @1.64
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Greece’s last 4 games (FIFA World Cup).
Over 2.5 goals @2.04
Ternana have won their last 4 matches against Novara in all competitions.
Ternana win @2.29
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Cesena’s last 5 games (Serie B).
Over 2.5 goals @1.85
Bari have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 home matches against Pescara in all competitions.
Under 2.5 goals @2.39
Switzerland have won 10 of their last 11 matches (FIFA World Cup).
Switzerland win @1.44
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 13 of Flamengo’s last 15 games (Brasileirão).
Under 2.5 goals @1.75
Bahia have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 10 matches against Atletico MG in all competitions.
Under 2.5 goals @1.95

Nov 11

Denmark vs Ireland

Team News
Denmark
Thomas Delaney may get the nod ahead of Lasse Schone in the middle of the park.
Åge Hareide has ample centre-back options, but could continue with Simon Kjaer and Andreas Christensen, who started the 1-1 draw with Romania.
All in all, Hareide isn’t expected to make wholesale changes to his strongest XI.
Ireland
Martin O’Neill is without David Meyler for the first leg meeting with Denmark, with the Hull City man suspended. Glenn Whelan should anchor the midfield as a result.
Jeff Hendrick is a doubt, which should see Conor Hourihane start in the middle of the park.
James McCarthy, Richard Keogh and Sean Maguire have all pulled out of the squad through injury.
Match Facts
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Ireland’s last 7 games (FIFA World Cup). Under 2.5 goals 1.44
Denmark are undefeated in their last 7 matches (FIFA World Cup). Denmark win or draw 1.12
Ireland are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches (FIFA World Cup). Ireland win or draw 2.20
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Nov 11

Key of the day – 11.11.2017

Bradford have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Plymouth in all competitions.
Under 2.5 goals @2.07
Bristol Rovers have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches (League 1).
Bristol Rovers lose @2.14
Gillingham have won their last 4 matches against Bury in all competitions.
Gillingham win @2.62
Northampton have kept a clean sheet in their last 4 matches against Oxford in all competitions.
Northampton win or draw @1.95
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Empoli’s last 6 away games (Serie B).
Over 2.5 goals @2.02
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Spezia’s last 10 home games (Serie B).
Under 2.5 goals @1.53
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Zaragoza’s last 6 home games (Segunda Division).
Under 2.5 goals @1.72
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 17 of Tenerife’s last 21 home games (Segunda División).
Under 2.5 goals @1.85
Leonesa have drawn 6 of their last 7 matches (Segunda División).
Leonesa draw @3.89
Barcelona B have drawn their last 4 matches (Segunda División).
Barcelona B draw @3.10

Nov 10

England vs Germany

Team News
England
England have lost Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Harry Winks, Harry Kane and Dele Alli to injury leaving their plans for the international break in tatters.
Kane’s absence means Southgate will give Tammy Abraham a full debut alongside the experience of Jamie Vardy. Marcus Rashford may be saved to start until Tuesday.
Gary Cahill missed training on Thursday and is a huge doubt for the reception of Germany, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek will reportedly make his full England debut in midfield.
Jack Butland was set to start against Germany but broke his finger in training on Thursday and has withdrawn from the squad. Jordan Pickford will start instead.
Fit again Danny Rose will be looking to make his first England appearance in just under a year, while Ashley Young is another option at left wing-back.
Germany
With Manuel Neuer still out of the picture, Marc-André ter Stegen will start between the sticks at Wembley.
Germany tend to switch between a three-man and four-man defence, so it remains to be seen how the reigning World Cup champions will line up on Friday.
Joachim Löw has confirmed that RB Leipzig left-back Marcel Halstenberg will make his debut here, while either Sami Khedira or Mats Hummels will captain the side.
Low may also turn to some of his fringe players on Friday with one eye on their friendly against France next week.
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Nov 10

Key of the day – 10.11.2017

Sweden have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Italy in all competitions.
Under 2.5 goals @1.50
Australia are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 matches (FIFA World Cup).
Australia win or draw @1.80
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Osasuna’s last 8 games (Segunda Division).
Under 2.5 goals @1.61

Nov 09

Northern Ireland vs Switzerland

Team News
Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland are very fluid in their set up so it remains to be seen whether they will start with a back five or back four on Thursday.Few changes are expected from Michael O’Neil, who should stick with the players that featured the most during the group phase.
Switzerland
Unlike Northern Ireland, Switzerland do not tend to deviate from their 4-2-3-1 formation, which is expected here.A new partner for Fabian Schar will be needed at the heart of the Switzerland defence as Johan Djourou is not in the squad. Manuel Akanji is favourite to get the nod.
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