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Bolton Wander vs Wolves preview - Sturridge set for Bolton bow

Posted Wednesday, February 02, 2011 by PA

Daniel Sturridge is set to make his Bolton debut in the Barclays Premier League clash with Wolves after signing on loan from Chelsea. The striker will provide competition for Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander, while fellow January signing David Wheater could make his Premier League bow for the club after playing in the FA Cup draw with Wigan at the weekend. Lee Chung-yong also comes into contgen...Full Story »

Liverpool vs Stoke preview - Carroll weeks away from fitness

Posted Wednesday, February 02, 2011 by PA

Liverpool's club-record signing Andy Carroll is still recovering from a thigh injury and is not in contention to face Stoke at Anfield. Liverpool are still awaiting international clearance and a work permit for their other big signing Luis Suarez, who completed a #22.8million deal from Ajax. If that comes through in time, the Uruguay international could possibly play a part. With Fernando Tor...Full Story »

Birmingham vs Manchester City preview - Duo could face Blues

Posted Wednesday, February 02, 2011 by PA

New Birmingham signings Obafemi Martins and Curtis Davies could be in the squad to face Manchester City. Both players should be eligible to play, and while Davies is likely to be on the bench, manager Alex McLeish will take a decision on Martins' fitness nearer the match. Blues have no other new injury worries, other than long-term absentees James McFadden (knee) and Scott Dann (hamstring). M...Full Story »

Blackpool vs West Ham preview - Adam set to captain Seasiders

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Blackpool captain Charlie Adam will lead the side out at home to West Ham after failing to secure a move in the January transfer window. Manager Ian Holloway strengthened his squad by bringing in four players on deadline day and must decide which, if any, to involve against the Hammers. That quartet are strikers James Beattie and Sergei Kornilenko plus midfielders Andy Reid and Jason Puncheo...Full Story »

Palermo vs Juventus preview - Matri can give Del Neri lift

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Juventus boss Luigi Del Neri is glad to see the back of January after his side suffered a miserable first month of the year. Juve won just one of their five Serie A games last month, drawing one and losing the rest, including a 4-1 thrashing at home to Parma and a 3-0 loss at Napoli. Their last game of January also ended in defeat at home to Udinese, leaving the club seventh in the table, just...Full Story »

Chievo vs Napoli preview - Ruiz talks up new boy Cavani

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

New Napoli signing Victor Ruiz has compared in-form striker Edinson Cavani to Serie A superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the world's best player, Lionel Messi. Cavani scored his second hat-trick of the season against Sampdoria on Sunday, with that win meaning Napoli head to Chievo in second place in the table. The modest Cavani has played down his exploits, insisting the team must come first, bu...Full Story »

Fiorentina vs Genoa preview - Mihajlovic hopes to halt slide

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic has admitted the Viola are feeling the heat ahead of their match with Genoa. Mihajlovic's side have slipped down to 13th place and find themselves five points clear of the drop zone, having won just one of their last six games. "We are in an ugly situation," Mihajlovic said. "But we have to be the ones to come out of it. "I am someone that never gives up, I ...Full Story »

Parma vs Lecce preview - De Canio urges players to focus

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Lecce coach Luigi De Canio has blamed poor concentration for his team's draw against Cesena at the weekend but he expects his players to bounce back at Parma. The side from Puglia missed a chance to go four points clear of third-bottom Cesena when they allowed their opponents to score an injury-time equaliser for a 1-1 draw. The outcome marked Lecce's third straight draw and left them jus...Full Story »

Sampdoria vs Cagliari prebiew - No respite for Donadoni boys

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Cagliari coach Roberto Donadoni has warned his side must not be lured into a false sense of security when they travel to Genoa to take on underachieving Sampdoria. The hosts are aiming to end a three-match winless run in Serie A and welcome a Cagliari side that have won three of their last four games, including last weekend's 2-1 triumph over Bari. "Sampdoria have some problems but, with a tea...Full Story »

Cesena vs Catania preview - Simeone's side daren't look down

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Catania visit fellow strugglers Cesena with the added pressure of knowing that defeat could see them drop into the relegation zone. The Sicilians are two places and two points clear of third-bottom Cesena after last weekend's 2-0 loss to AC Milan. Diego Simeone's Catania have managed to collect just 22 points from 22 games thus far and remain winless since December 19. "We are in a difficult ...Full Story »

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