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Genoa vs Novara Calcio preview - Frey ready for Novara test

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by PA

Goalkeeper Sebastien Frey expects Genoa to maintain their unbeaten home record when they host Novara on Sunday. The Grifoni have had plenty of time to prepare for the encounter after their game against Inter Milan on November 6 was called off due to flash floods in Liguria. They had previously lost 1-0 at Fiorentina - their third defeat of the season - but are a different side in Genoa and wil...Full Story »

Siena vs Atalanta preview - Calaio missing for Siena

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by PA

Siena will have to overcome the absence of striker Emanuele Calaio for Sunday's home game against Atalanta. Calaio, who is the Tuscan outfit's top scorer with five goals this season, is sidelined with a calf injury. His inability to play is a blow for Giuseppe Sannino's side, with the Italian striker having found the back of the net in three of his team's last four games. However, Siena defen...Full Story »

Catania vs Chievo preview - Chievo look to continue winning feeling

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by PA

Chievo coach Domenico Di Carlo hopes his side can build on their victory over Fiorentina last time out by recording their first away win of the Serie A season against Catania on Sunday. The men from Verona beat Fiorentina 1-0 before the international break to end a three-match losing streak. The outcome was Chievo's third triumph of the campaign and lifted the Flying Donkeys to 14th in the sta...Full Story »

Bologna vs Cesena preview - Pioli fires warning to Cesena

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by PA

Bologna coach Stefano Pioli has warned bottom side Cesena to expect a battle when the two sides meet on Sunday in Serie A. The Rossoblu lost 3-1 at Palermo in the last round which was Pioli's first after two straight wins and only his second since he took charge of Bologna last month. "The last two weeks have allowed us to prepare fully for Cesena and I see my players have a big desire to win,...Full Story »

AS Roma vs Lecce preview - No room for sentiment for Di Francesco

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2011 by PA

Lecce coach Eusebio Di Francesco has called for his side to play without fear at his former club Roma on Sunday night. The Salentini, currently in 18th place in Serie A, will be hoping to climb out of the relegation zone this weekend. They are level on eight points with Inter Milan, who hold the last position of safety. "Sunday's game will be a tough match," said Di Francesco, who played five...Full Story »

Osasuna vs Rayo Vallecano preview - Raitala looking forward

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011 by PA

Osasuna defender Jukka Raitala believes his side must move on from their thrashings by Real Madrid and Barcelona and concentrate on games like Sunday's clash with Rayo Vallecano. The Finland international watched on two weeks ago as Osasuna were torn apart in a 7-1 defeat at the Bernabeu, following a similarly embarrassing 8-0 loss to Barcelona earlier in the season. However, Osasuna are still...Full Story »

Sporting de Gijon vs Getafe preview - Preciado acknowledges Getafe threat

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011 by PA

Sporting Gijon have recovered from an awful start to the season and are currently on a four-game unbeaten run, but manager Manuel Preciado is wary that Sunday's opponents Getafe are also approaching their best form. Both sides are perched just above the relegation zone, but Preciado does not believe the match can be described as a relegation six-pointer so early in the season. He told the club...Full Story »

Real Sociedad vs Espanyol preview - McDonald not loving it

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011 by PA

Real Sociedad midfielder McDonald Mariga insists he and his team-mates must improve - and quickly - to arrest the slump which has left them bottom of La Liga. The San Sebastian side have taken just one point out of the last 21 available, picking up just eight in total from their 11 games so far. They host Espanyol at the Estadio Anoeta in a match kicking off at noon local time on Sunday, with ...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Liverpool preview - Liverpool are still contenders - Villas-Boas

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011 by PA

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has refused to rule Liverpool out of the Barclays Premier League title race, despite them having slipped 12 points behind leaders Manchester City. Three draws in their last three home games have seen the Reds lose touch at the top of the table, and they could be 15 points behind by the time they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday should City win again on ...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid vs Levante preview - Perea wants Atleti improvement

Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011 by PA

Atletico Madrid defender Luis Perea insists the team have lacked intensity so far this season as they struggle to put a consistent run of results together. Perea and co host surprise high-flyers Levante op night, having started the weekend in 11th place with only one win in seven Primera Division matches. Atletico's home form is good, having won three and drawn three in their six games at the ...Full Story »

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