FOOTBALL – Liverpool defeated Southampton 2-0 in their away match in the Premier League on Sunday. The wave shows a very effective Liverpool (in blue), scoring twice without pressing. Southampton (in red) showed much at the end, but failed to convert. Continue reading
FOOTBALL – Manchester City beat Newcastle United 5-0 to claim their 11th league win in a row against the Magpies. In Europe’s top five leagues Chelsea hold the record for most consecutive wins against a specific club. See table below.
FOOTBALL – We have updated our table showing the odds of progress in a European cup competition given the first leg result. Which odds does your team face for the return leg matches in the Champions League and Europa League?
FOOTBALL – Real Madrid defeated Schalke 04 in the first leg of the 2014/15 Champions League Last 16. The wave below shows Schalke in red and Real Madrid in blue. Schalke failed to score a goal when they had two pressing moments, while Real Madrid were much more effective, scoring twice without pressing much more than the Germans. Continue reading
FOOTBALL – On Tuesday 17 February, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea drew 1-1 in their first leg of the Champions League Last 16. The wave shows a much stronger Paris Saint-Germain (in red). Chelsea (in blue) were only dominating the play at the end of the first half in which they scored their goal.
FOOTBALL – Lionel Messi scored his 31st hat-trick for FC Barcelona in their 5-0 Liga win against Levante to equal Telmo Zarra on a record 31 hat-tricks for Spanish club players. Continue reading
FOOTBALL – Manchester City opened its new £200 million academy in December 2014 but young talents have been given very little opportunity at City in recent seasons. A new piece of research by Infostrada Sports’ Head of Analysis Simon Gleave looks at how the age structures of teams in the Premier League have changed and why Manchester City are probably on the verge of needing a serious change in order to sustain their success of recent years.