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Dumbarton vs Raith Rovers preview - Sons bid to get back on course

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Dumbarton will look to end a run of five straight defeats against a visiting Raith Rovers side who are on a similarly poor run. The hosts are without Chris Duggan (knee) and Dylan Easton (hamstring). Lee Mair remains absent after a contract row, while youngster Donald McCallum is included in the squad again after a goalscoring appearance as a substitute last weekend. Sons manager Ian Murray sa...Full Story »

Alloa Athletic vs Cowdenbeath preview - Holmes misses Blue Brazil visit

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Alloa will be without the suspended Graeme Holmes as they look to avoid finishing in bottom spot by climbing over visitors Cowdenbeath. Injuries rule out Stephen Simmons (back) and Jason Marr (hamstring), while Darryl Meggatt is a doubt. Manager Danny Lennon said: "There have been twists and turns over recent weeks and there will be more before the end of this game. Hopefully the final twist w...Full Story »

Lorient vs Bordeaux preview - Planus announces Bordeaux exit

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Bordeaux's quest for a Champions League spot will begin with a heavy heart after long-serving defender Marc Planus announced he will leave the club at the end of the season. Planus, who made his Ligue 1 debut back in 2002, will make his 299th league appearance on Saturday, when Les Girondins visit Lorient. In an emotional press conference held on Thursday, Planus confirmed he will leave Bordea...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich preview - Guardiola wary of complacency

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has admitted his biggest challenge this weekend is to keep his team focused on the task in hand as they head to Bayer Leverkusen. Wednesday's Champions League semi-final tie with Barcelona is Bayern's priority, not least since they clinched the Bundesliga title last weekend, and Guardiola has not hidden the fact that his and his team's thoughts are already wand...Full Story »

Cordoba C.F. vs Barcelona preview - Bartra: Barca in good shape

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Barcelona defender Marc Bartra feels the Primera Division leaders are in the right physical and psychological shape for the title run-in. Barca maintained their two-point advantage over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga in midweek, with the much-vaunted forward trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all on target in the 6-0 thrashing of Getafe at the Nou Camp. Spanish international Bartr...Full Story »

Sampdoria vs Juventus preview - Allegri keeping Real clash in mind

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Juventus need only a single point from their trip to Sampdoria to clinch a fourth straight Serie A title - but the small matter of a Champions League semi-final meeting with Real Madrid offers no small distraction. A hard-fought 3-2 victory over Fiorentina maintained Juve's 14-point lead over Lazio and a point will be enough to secure the Scudetto on Saturday given the Bianconeri have a superio...Full Story »

US Sassuolo Calcio vs Palermo preview - Iachini warns of Sassuolo threat

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Palermo boss Giuseppe Iachini is under no illusions that out-of-form Sassuolo have the potential to hurt his side's bid for a top-eight finish in Serie A. A string of wins over the last five games could propel the Sicilians into the top half and even above the likes of Torino and AC Milan, with the 10th-placed Rossoneri only one point better off. Sassuolo are stumbling towards safety and a hom...Full Story »

Colchester United vs Preston North End preview - Same again for U's

Posted Sunday, May 03, 2015 by PA

Colchester could be unchanged for the fourth straight game as they bid to beat the drop with victory against Preston. Boss Tony Humes has no new selection issues as the U's chase the win that could keep them in Sky Bet League One. Defender Alex Wynter, midfielders Tom Lapslie and Sammie Szmodics, plus strikers Macauley Bonne and Dion Sembie-Ferris have all had to settle for a place on the benc...Full Story »

Portsmouth vs York City preview - Nine could miss out for Pompey

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Portsmouth will be without up to nine players when they bring the curtain down on their season at home to York. Nyron Nosworthy is struggling with a hamstring problem, fellow defender Josh Passley remains a doubt after suffering concussion and striker Ryan Taylor has a groin injury. Centre-halves Jack Whatmough (knee), Ben Chorley (back) and player of the year Paul Robinson (cheekbone) are sti...Full Story »

Carlisle vs Hartlepool United FC preview - Wyke doubt for Carlisle

Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015 by PA

Carlisle striker Charlie Wyke is doubtful for his side's home game against Hartlepool. Wyke was forced out of last week's defeat at Stevenage after only five minutes after sustaining a facial injury and Mark Beck is likely to resume up front if he fails to make it. Winger David Amoo and defender Courtney Meppen-Walter are pushing for recalls after returning to midweek action in the Cumberland ...Full Story »

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