Ligue 1 team of 2021-22 so far

With UEFA countries not involved in the current international window, a large number of Ligue 1 players are enjoying a mini winter break this weekend. As such, it’s a chance for us to reflect on the season to this point, as we name our best coach and Ligue 1 team of 2021-22 so far. Spoiler alert – after only managing a single goal in 12 appearances in his debut season for Paris Saint-Germain, there’s no place for Lionel Messi here.  Goalkeeper – Anthony Lopes Lyon haven’t been having the best…

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Bundesliga team of 2021-22 so far

We may only have had three matchdays since the Bundesliga returned from its winter break, but most of the German top flight will enjoy another rest this weekend. UEFA countries aren’t involved in the upcoming international window, providing us with a nice opportunity to reflect on our Bundesliga team of 2021-22 so far, along with the division’s most impressive coach to this point.  Goalkeeper – Mark Flekken Manuel Neuer may be running the tightest ship in terms of goals against for league leaders Bayern Munich, but Freiburg have only conceded…

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Premier League team of 2021-22 so far

As the Premier League looks forward to a mini winter break this weekend with UEFA countries not involved in any international fixtures, there’s time to pause for thought. With more than half of the campaign gone for every club bar Burnley, here we name our Premier League team of 2021-22 so far, and tip our proverbial cap to the division’s outstanding manager who’s impressed in the dugout.  Goalkeeper – Jose Sa Replacing the vastly experienced Rui Patricio at Wolves was a tough ask for Jose Sa in the summer. The…

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La Liga team of 2021-22 so far

As most of La Liga looks forward to a second winter break during the upcoming international window, it’s a great chance for us to take stock of the current situation in Spain’s top flight. Although Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are struggling to keep pace with league leaders Real Madrid, Sevilla are keeping Los Blancos honest and a raft of players have been turning in excellent performances throughout the season. This is our La Liga team of 2021-22 so far, along with the league’s top-performing coach.  Goalkeeper – Yassine Bounou Although…

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Serie A team of 2021-22 so far

With UEFA countries not involved in the coming weekend’s international break, Serie A takes a well-earned rest after a hectic return to action in January. Every team in the Italian top flight has played either 22 or 23 fixtures at this point in the season, and the brief hiatus provides an opportunity for us to name our Serie A team of 2021-22 so far, as well as the league’s best coach up to now. Goalkeeper – Mike Maignan It’s a little controversial given his lengthy injury absence, but the way…

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Ukraine vs. France Tips, Preview and Predictions

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France continue their World Cup qualification campaign on Saturday, when Didier Deschamps’ men visit Ukraine. Les Bleus have two wins and a draw after their first three games, while Ukraine started off with three draws. Oleksandr Petrakov just took over from Andriy Shevchenko in August and needs to start winning games, as Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan are also part of this group. Where and when: NSC Olimpiyskiy – 4 September, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Ukraine vs. France: Sky Sports Last time: The last meeting between these…

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What are the best early Champions League winner odds for 2021-22?

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With qualifying for the new season’s competition already well underway, here we take a look at the best early Champions League winner odds for 2021-22. Can Chelsea defy the odds to become only the second team after Real Madrid to retain their crown in the Champions League era, or will another club taste the ultimate in European club football glory come next May?  Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium will host next season’s final, and reigning champions Chelsea are 10/1 to make it back-to-back victories. Thomas Tuchel has done a fantastic job…

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What are the best odds on Paul Pogba to join a new club in the transfer window?

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Reigning world champions France were arguably the biggest disappointment at Euro 2020, but this has little impact on the best odds on Paul Pogba market. The 28-year-old midfielder was the standout player for his country and although France were eliminated by Switzerland in the round of 16, this had little to do with Pogba’s performance. We already reviewed the best odds on the futures of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. However, it’s now time to check what are the best odds…

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What are the best odds on Romelu Lukaku’s club after the transfer window?

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Although he is under contract with Inter Milan until 2024, the best odds on Romelu Lukaku are heating up. Belgium might’ve failed to go past the quarter-finals, but despite that the 28-year-old cemented his spot as one of the top centre-forwards in the world by finding a place in Euro 2020’s Best XI. So, what does the future hold for him? Financial problems forced the Nerazzurri to part ways with another star player in Achraf Hakimi and although Inter will receive up to €70m from Paris Saint-Germain for the Moroccan,…

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What are the best odds on Gareth Bale’s club after the transfer window?

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Euro 2020’s end means that it’s once again time to focus on the transfer market, so here we take a look at the best odds on Gareth Bale and his next club. Despite failing to find the back of the net this summer, Bale played a key role for Wales, as the Dragons reached the knockout stage of the competition for a second consecutive time. The 4-0 defeat against Denmark in the round of 16 was a tough pill to swallow and although the Real Madrid man didn’t shine, he…

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