Zenit vs. Juventus Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Serie A giants Juventus head to Russia to play Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night. It’s a key clash in Group H, with both teams in a great position if they can get the win.  Where and when: Saint Petersburg Stadium – 20 October, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Zenit vs. Juventus: BT Sport Last time: The teams shared a goalless draw in Saint Petersburg the last time they met, which was in the Champions League group stage back in 2008.  Zenit v Juventus Predictions…

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Susy Campanale’s Serie A column: Inzaghi back at Lazio and Mourinho vs. Allegri

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The first Serie A match after the break for international duty is always a tricky one to predict, as so much can depend on who is available and what condition they are in. That becomes even more difficult when we are faced with some huge fixtures, as Simone Inzaghi and Inter visit his old hunting ground Lazio, while Roma boss Jose Mourinho renews his eternal battle with Max Allegri and Juventus.  Rotten luck for Rossoneri Milan really do take the biscuit when it comes to bad luck, managing to lose…

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Porto vs. Milan Tips, Preview and Predictions

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The bottom two teams in Champions League Group B come together as Porto welcome AC Milan to the Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday night. It’s a huge game for both teams if they’re to stand any chance of progressing to the knockout rounds.  Where and when: Estadio do Dragao – 19 October, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Porto vs. Milan: BT Sport Last time: These clubs haven’t crossed paths since contesting the 2003 UEFA Super Cup, which Milan won 1-0 thanks to an early goal from Andriy Shevchenko.  Porto…

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Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Real Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Shakhtar Donetsk go in search of a hat-trick of Champions League victories over La Liga giants Real Madrid on Tuesday. The Ukrainian side are in real need of a result here, but beating Los Blancos again won’t be easy.  Where and when: Olympic National Sports Complex Stadium – 19 October, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Real Madrid: BT Sport Last time: Dentinho and Manor Solomon both scored in the second half as Shakhtar beat Real 2-0 in last season’s Champions League group stage.  Shakhtar Donetsk v…

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Barcelona vs. Valencia Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Barcelona are in need of some positivity as they welcome Valencia to the Nou Camp on Sunday. The Catalan giants have only lost once in La Liga so far this season, but they’re miles off the pace and have been playing some turgid football.  Where and when: Nou Camp – 17 October, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Barcelona vs. Valencia: La Liga TV Last time: Lionel Messi (2) and Antoine Griezmann go the goals for Barcelona in a 3-2 victory at the Mestalla in May, with Gabriel Paulista and…

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Juventus vs. Roma Tips, Preview and Predictions

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A huge Serie A clash this weekend sees Juventus host Roma at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Sunday’s night’s fixture promises to tell us much about the progress of Max Allegri and Jose Mourinho in their new roles this season.  Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 17 October, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Juventus vs. Roma: BT Sport Last time: Cristiano Ronaldo put Juventus into an early lead, before a Roger Ibanez own goal in the second half secured a 2-0 victory for the Old Lady in last season’s…

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Milan vs. Verona Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Milan return to Serie A action in the wake of the international window when they welcome Hellas Verona to San Siro on Saturday night. The hosts will be expected to add three points to their impressive early-season tally.  Where and when: San Siro – 17 October, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Milan vs. Verona: BT Sport Last time: Rade Krunic and Diogo Dalot scored either side of half-time, as Milan beat Verona 2-0 at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in March.  Milan v Verona Predictions and Preview With Milan hoping…

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Lazio vs. Inter Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Serie A returns from the international break with a bang, as Lazio host Inter Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday evening. The Biancocelesti have made an okay start to the season, but find themselves six points behind their visitors this weekend at this early stage of the campaign.  Where and when: Stadio Olimpico – 16 October, kick-off 17:00 Where you can see Lazio vs. Inter: BT Sport Last time: Romelu Lukaku’s first-half brace set up Inter for a 3-1 victory at San Siro on Valentine’s Day, with Lautaro Martinez…

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England vs. Hungary Tips, Preview and Predictions

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England host Hungary at Wembley in a World Cup qualification fixture the Three Lions are heavy favourites to win. Gareth Southgate’s side were on a different level to the Nemzeti Tizenegy when these teams met last month, and will be expected to deliver a comfortable victory again here in front of their own fans.  Where and when: Wembley Stadium – 12 October, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see England vs. Hungary: ITV Last time: Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice were all on target as England thrashed…

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Portugal vs. Luxembourg Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Luxembourg go in search of an unlikely first victory over Portugal in almost exactly 60 years when they visit the Estadio Algarve in World Cup qualification. Beating the recently deposed European and Nations League champions away from home appears a fanciful tale for Les Lions Rouges, however.  Where and when: Estadio Algarve – 12 October, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Portugal vs. Luxembourg: Sky Sports Last time: Luxembourg took a shock lead through Gerson Rodrigues in the reverse fixture back in March, but Portugal stormed back to win 3-1…

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