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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 »

Roma vs Brescia preview - Iachini heralds new dawn

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

New Brescia boss Giuseppe Iachini is convinced the club will avoid relegation from the Italian top flight as he prepares for his first test at Roma. Iachini took the reins from Mario Beretta this week after his sacking following the 3-0 defeat to Chievo last weekend. Brescia have won only five of their 22 Serie A games and go into the clash in Rome languishing in 19th position and looking for ...Full Story »

Udinese vs Bologna preview - Guidolin stays grounded

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin insists his players are not getting carried away with their lofty position as they prepare to meet Bologna in Serie A. The Friuli outfit have been one of the surprise packages of this year and currently sit sixth in the table, two points and two places behind Inter Milan. Udinese have won four of their last five matches, including last weekend's 2-1 victory at ...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Chelsea FC preview - Bruce expects Henderson to stay

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has revealed the Premier League's big guns have all made enquiries about Jordan Henderson but remains confident the highly-rated midfielder will still be at the Stadium of Light next season. The 20-year-old has again been linked with a summer move to Manchester United but, although he accepts Henderson will eventually move on, Bruce does not expect that to be for ano...Full Story »

West Bromwich vs Wigan preview - Vela in line for Baggies debut

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Carlos Vela is poised to make his debut for West Brom in Tuesday's Barclays Premier League clash at home to fellow strugglers Wigan. The Mexico striker has joined the Baggies on loan from Arsenal for the remainder of the season. Utility player Steven Reid is available again after recovering from knee surgery, but midfielder Graham Dorrans is still sidelined with an ankle problem. Albion manag...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Aston Villa preview - Ferguson has options

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Sir Alex Ferguson should have significant reinforcements to his defence when Manchester United bid to extend their unbeaten run to 24 games when they tackle Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Patrice Evra will return after a short trip to France following a family bereavement, Edwin van der Sar will reclaim a starting spot off Anders Lindegaard and Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Rafael are all li...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Everton preview - Squillaci and Nasri miss out

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Arsenal will be without centre-half Sebastien Squillaci (suspension) and midfielder Samir Nasri (hamstring) for Tuesday night's Barclays Premier League clash against Everton at Emirates Stadium. Midfielder Denilson (hamstring) and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (shoulder) are also not expected to feature, but full-back Bacary Sagna (head) should return to the side, along with Robin van Persie, T...Full Story »

Livingston vs Brechin preview - Duo missing for Livi

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Leaders Livingston will be without defensive duo Mick O'Bryne and Cameron MacDonald when they face third-placed Brechin. O'Bryne is out due to suspension and MacDonald is sidelined after being injured in Saturday's 4-3 success over East Fife. Young striker Marc McNulty is also out with a knock for a game manager Gary Bollan believes will be a hard fought contest. Bollan explained: "Only ourse...Full Story »

Airdrie vs Dumbarton preview - New-boys set for Airdrie debuts

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

New signings Keiron Stallard and Stephen McKeown are in contention for Airdrie's clash with Dumbarton. Defender Stallard is added to the squad following the completion of his loan move from Falkirk and midfielder McKeown could feature after re-signing three years after leaving the club. The creative Jamie Stevenson and attacker Scott Gemmill will face fitness tests as manager Jimmy Boyle looks...Full Story »

Forfar vs East Fife preview - Duo in Forfar party

Posted Tuesday, February 01, 2011 by PA

Defender Marc McCulloch and winger Dale Hilson are added to Forfar's squad for their home clash with East Fife. Full-back Stephen Tulloch is ruled out after picking up ankle ligament damage in the victory against Dumbarton last Tuesday. Manager Dick Campbell missed the Sons contest because of flu, however he has been well briefed on the performance by his assistant manager and twin brother Ian...Full Story »

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