Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Milan are struggling with numerous injuries and a tough schedule waiting for Ranieri's team.
Flamini,Aquilani,Merkel,Gattuso,Boateng,Pato and Cassano are still out and Galliani is trying to find a solution with signing a few names before the deadline. The up-coming fixture will be decisive for Milan's the title race.
Milan are 2nd and only one point behind Juventus , Zlatan Ibrahimovic is carrying the team. But Allegri has more conserns than the last weeks due up-coming difficult games.
Many team were waiting for the January transfer window , without a doubt Genoa made the most positive moves.
After Gilardino , Sculli and Biondini ; Genoa have signed with two more new names. Genoa bought half U-21 International Immobile's contract from Juventus and have signed with new Brazilian defender Roger Carvalho (Figueirense)and Argentinean midfielder Fernando Belluschi from Porto.
Genoa's solid transfer moves paid off at the weekend against Napoli. Gilardino and Biondini were brilliant and Genoa have won against Napoli 3-2.
Lecce have sold Ruben Olivera to Fiorentina and signed Valeri Bojinov from Sporting Lisbon.
Also Fiorentina have signed young Argentinean midfielder Guido Pizarro from Lanus.
Lazio have agreed QPR's offer and Cisse expecting to move QPR till tomorrow. Cisse has been struggling in Lazio.
Inter's young midfielder Coutinho has joined to Espanyol on loan till end of the season. Inter already have a deal with Porto's successful midfielder Colombian Freedy Guarin.
Catania have signed Juventus full-back Marco Motta on loan.
Milos Krasic and Elia are likely to leave Juventus. Zenit Petersburg are hoping for a loan but Juventus requiring a permanent sale.
Novara have sacked coach Atillio Tesser and signed Emiliano Mondonico.
Roma have signed attacking midfielder Marquinho from Fluminense on loan.
Milan are preparing a final offer for Tevez before the deadline.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Juventus: Buffon; Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini; Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Giaccherini; Estigarribia; Matri, Quagliarella
Udinese: Handanovic; Ferronetti, Danilo, Domizzi; Basta, Isla, Fernandes, Armero, Pasquale; Abdi, Di Natale
Montenegrin forward Vucinic will miss Saturday's Udinese game due knee injury.
It's a 6 points game for the both teams
Also Marchisio and Pepe carrying fitness doubts.
Juventus are still unbeaten in Serie A.
On the last season Udinese have won against Juventus 1-2 in Turin.
Milan have officially signed Maxi Lopez on loan from Catania with an option to buy at the end of the season.
After Manchester City rejected Milan's offer for Carlos Tevez , Milan have signed Maxi Lopez.
Milan signed with Lopez to replace Cassano.
The Rossoneri are struggling due numerous injuries and trying to keep the squad dept for the Scudetto race.
Juventus , Milan , Napoli and Siena have reached to Semi Finals of Coppa Italia.
Juventus outplayed high-flying Roma and won 3-0.
Napoli showed a great performance and with Cavani's two goals reached to semi finals and put an end to Inter's eight games unbeaten run.
Short-handed Milan have used an alternative squad against Lazio but with young-players' great performances won against Lazio 3-1.
Siena made a suprise and have won against Chievo away from home with a mixed team.
First game of the Semi Finals will be played between Milan and Juventus at 8th of February in San Siro.
On the 2nd game Siena will host Napoli at 9th of February
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Oscar del Calcio winners announced yesterday ;
Best Coach: Massimiliano Allegri
Best Player of the year : Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Best Goalkeeper: Samir Handanovic
Best Defender: Thiago Silva
Best Foreigner: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Best Team : Udinese
Best Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
Best Serie B Player : El Shaarawy
The team of the 2011 ;
Handanovic; Maggio, Thiago Silva, Nesta ( Ranocchia), Armero , Hamsik, Boateng, Motta (Marchisio), Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Di Natale
Monday, January 23, 2012
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Palermo are in a cricis due bad results. Actually Palermo president Zamparini should blame himself for this cricis with his coach decisions and his attitude on the coaches.
Palermo have sacked Mangia and signed with Mutti (which coach has no serious career) and now Zamparini complaining that he's regret of sacking Mangia.
Palermo are having seven games winless streak. Have lost 5 of them and drew two.
In this week Palermo have signed with midfielder Donati and goalkeeper Viviano, signing Viviano is a positive move for Palermo because they didn't have any proper goalkeeper since Sirigu's departure.
Bortolo Mutti is known as an offensive minded coach and he will remain 4-3-1-2 formation against Genoa.
Palermo will miss defender Pisano , striker Hernandez and offensive midfielder Zahavi.
Palermo still have enough and quality offensive fire-power with such players as Miccoli , Ilicic , Pinilla and new comer Argentinean Vasquez.
Mutti's job isn't secure anymore and Palermo are nervous and eager to win a game after having a seven games win-less streak.
Palermo's weakest part is their defense. They still don't have proper defenders , Munoz - Silvestre and Mantovani are Serie B level defenders and Palermo president never cared to buy some new decent defenders after losing Cassani and Bovo.
Palermo (probable) 4-3-1-2 : Viviano; Munoz, Silvestre, Mantovani, Balzaretti; Migliaccio, Donati, Barreto; Ilicic; Miccoli,Pinilla
After following bad results , Genoa rid of coach Malesani and signed Pasquale Marino. On the last weekend Genoa played a ''huge'' 2nd half against Udinese (which team is in the Scudetto race and have one of the best defensive records of Serie A) and managed to win 3-2.
Genoa's new transfers Gilardino and Biondini showed great performances. Genoa were having big scoring problems and they have signed with Sculli (Lazio) and Alberto Gilardino (Fiorentina) and Gilardino's partnership to Palacio brought them a great victory against Udinese.
Genoa played a Cup game against Inter three days ago but Genoa played with the reserve team. Coach Marino's main target is Palermo game and he wants to improve with his new formation and team with getting more positive results and remain same performance which they have showed against Udinese.
Genoa will play with 4-3-3 formation. Up-front finally contains quality after long years. Gilardino , Palacio & Sculli trio will start together up front.
Genoa have important missings on their Sicily trip. Genoa will miss 4 regular defenders , we can say whole defense line. Bovo , Kaladze , Dainelli and Antonelli. Hard-worker midfielder Rossi is suspended. Portuguese international midfielder Veloso isn't fit and another midfielder Kevin Constant are injured.
Seymour - Kucka and Biondini will start on the midfield. Defense is still a problem with numerous absences of the defenders. Marino will give chance to midfielder Mesto as a RB and young defender Samprisi in first eleven.
Genoa were missing same defenders at the last weekend and gave a lot of positions to Udinese , goalkeeper Frey had an excellent game , he had conceded two goals but saved more than five %100 goal chances.
Genoa (probable) : 4-3-3 : Frey; Mesto, Granqvist, Moretti, Sampirisi ; Biondini, Seymour, Kucka; Palacio, Gilardino, Sculli
Palermo will be eager to get all three points to stop their terrible run and will play an offensive game. On the other hand Genoa have focused in Palermo game , even Marino didn't risk his regular players against Inter at Coppa Italia game.
The both teams will play on same purpose ; three points.
Two offensive minded teams and defensive issues. Palermo's weak defense and Genoa's absences on the defence line.
Offensive performances will name a winner here , expectations on a very open game with a lot of goal positions and plenty of goals in Renzo Barbera.
Take Over 2.5 Goals @1.94 Pinnacle.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Atalanta: Consigli; Raimondi, Ferri, Manfredini, Peluso; Schelotto, Cigarini, Padoin, Bonaventura; Moralez, Denis
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, De Ceglie; Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio; Pepe, Matri, Vucinic.
Roma played maybe the best game of the 2011-2012 season against Cesena and won with 5-1.
Roma totally outplayed Cesena and they were just impressive.
Roma's captain Francesco Totti scored opening goal and 2nd goal for Roma.
Francesco Totti has reached to 211 goals with Roma , he broke Gunnar Nordahl's record who played for Milan and scored 210 goals for Milan.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
After losing the Derby and injury cricis on the midfield zone Allegri has decided to use an alternative eleven against Novara at Coppa Italia game.
Gattuso,Boateng,Flamini and Aquilani are injured. Seedorf has flu and fever , he's doubtful. Also goalkeeper Abbiati is out about a week.
Milan probable (4-3-1-2) : Amelia , Bonera , Nesta , Mexes , Antonini , Nocerino , Van Bommel , Merkel (Baldan) , Emanuelson , El Shaarawy , Inzaghi.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
We all expected to watch a great game between Milan and Inter with a lot of goal positions. But we watched one sided game. Milan had %60+ ball position and tried to open Inter's defense whole 90 minute.
Inter defense were brilliant. First time they reminded Mou's Inter. All midfielders worked hard and didn't let Milan to create goal positions and closed all gaps. Lucio & Samuel were just excellent.
Inter did not play a beautiful game , there's nothing beautiful with the ''Catenaccio'' anymore but win is win. They have won 6th consecutive games in Serie A.
Allegri's biggest mistake was to start with Emanuelson. How many times Allegri started with Emanuelson as a trequartista and send Boateng to midfield trio? Did he wait to do that for the Derby ?
Why he didn't start with Boateng - Robinho and Zlatan ?
Anyway , Ranieri did a great job since his arrival and it seems Inter are back to the scudetto race.
At the this round Milan , Juventus , Udinese and Napoli all the title candidates have dropped points.
This round was Inter's round.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
32 Abbiati; 20 Abate, 13 Nesta, 33 Thiago Silva, 19 Zambrotta; 27 Boateng, 4 Van Bommel, 22 Nocerino; 28 Emanuelsson; 7 Pato, 11 Ibrahimovic.
Inter: 1 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 55 Nagatomo; 4 Zanetti, 8 Thiago Motta, 19 Cambiasso, 11 Alvarez; 22 Milito, 7 Pazzini.
The Derby della Madonnina.. Both teams are in great shape and having big runs.
Milan are unbeaten 12 games and have won 10 of them and scored 32 goals.
Inter have won their last 5 Serie A games after losing to Udinese in Giuseppe Meazza.
Milan , the defending champions are the biggest favourite of the title this season and currently leaders (have same points with Juventus).
Actually Milan are above Serie A levels , if Milan didn't have injury cricis at the beginning of the season they would have leaded the table by 4-5 points.
There are some good and bad news for the Rossoneri.
Gattuso and Aquilani are injured and both will miss the Derby. Seedorf and Silva are doubtful but both players expecting to be ready against Inter. Especially Silva is very important for Milan who is the one of the best defenders of the Europe. Nesta and Abate are back from injuries and will play against Inter. Zambrotta or Antonini (one of them) should start as a LB. Zambrotta has more experience and better player than Antonini , probably Allegri will start with him.
Allegri has a lot of options even without Flamini , Gattuso and Aquilani on the midfield zone. He might start with Van Bommel - Nocerino - Boateng and Robinho - Zlatan - Pato trio up-front. But most likely Ambrosini will start with Nocerino and Van Bommel and Boateng will get trequartista role behind Zlatan and Robinho.
Some good news , Antonio Cassano who had suffered a minor heart problem and got operation 5 months ago , has started to train with his team-mates. It's very positive for Milan family and players.
Also Pato rejected PSG's offer and stayed in Milan, if he starts he will be eager to change the Derby's score. Also he had Berlusconi's support behind him on his decision.
Milan (probable) 4-3-1-2: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Zambrotta; Nocerino, Van Bommel, Seedorf (Ambrosini) ; Boateng; Ibrahimovic, Robinho
Since Ranieri took the control Inter changed and started to get positive results.
Sneijder is back from injury but he might start on the bench.
Ranieri has switched to 4-4-2 from 4-3-1-2 and his new system proved well with five consecutive wins.
Inter will be trying to join the Scudetto race and keep their winning streak.
Inter showed a decent performance against Parma and had a great victory with scoring five goals. Diego Milito's performance was brilliant.
Ranieri didn't call Stankovic to Inter's squad.
But Inter have won against which teams and had 5 games winning streak?
Let's take a look.
Fiorentina , which team were struggling with Mijahlovic.
Lecce - Rock bottom and worst team of the Serie A.
Cesena - one of the biggest relegation candidates.
Genoa - which team sacked their manager and were struggling.
and Parma , which team will fight in relegation zone and sacked their manager after Inter game.
What Inter did against the ''big ones''?
Lost at home against Juventus , Napoli and Udinese , drew with ''struggling Roma''.
Well , that give games winning streak shouldn't fool us. Inter played against mediocre sides.
But I still think positive about Inter , they are still much better from the team at the beginning of Serie A.
Inter (probable ) 4-4-2 : Julio Cesar; Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Nagatomo; Zanetti, Thiago Motta, Cambiasso, Alvarez; Milito, Pazzini
if Ranieri wants to start with Sneijder , he will need to change formation back to 4-3-1-2.
Inter have no fast legs on the midfield anymore. Zanetti , Cambiasso are old and aren't same players from Mourinho era. The same for Inter defense. Maicon is not the same World Class RB guy , Lucio - Samuel are not rock solid. LB Nagatomo is the weakest part of the Inter's defense. He's often making cruicial mistakes.
Milan have best offense of the Serie A (37 goals scored) and I can't see Inter defense to stop Milan's offensive fire-power. Especially when Zlatan is in red-hot form who had scored 7 goals at his last 6 games.
He will have support of Boateng and Robinho and even Pato (if he gets his chance , I am expecting Pato to find a goal)
Milito and Pazzini are in good form but they have played against average defenses. Abate - Nesta - Silva - Zambrotta still too solid and in front of them Mark Van Bommel.
If Inter didn't have a five games winning streak offer for -0.5 probably would have been @1.85.
Inter will play to get all 3 points. They've gained a lot of confidence with previous games but that might be dangerous against such team as AC Milan.
Milan are playing with same formation since last season (Actually Milan always played 4-3-1-2 even with Ancelott, Leonardo)
Inter have changed four coaches since last season and always changed formation. Now Ranieri switched to 4-4-2 , that's a disadvantage.
Milan are clear favourites of The Derby della Madonnina and should get all three points with their great offensive power.
Fair line is -0.5 here.
Predicted score : 3-1
AC Milan -0.25 @1.89 Sbobet
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Much changed in Roma , Roma showed positive signs before the winter break with sensational Juventus and Napoli games. Luis Enrique's system finally working and Roma have started to get results. Roma will fight for first 3 but it will be tough because they have dropped a lot of points at the first part of the season and they will need to fight with Napoli,Udinese and maybe Inter.
Roma have continued their streak with Chievo game (2-0) and Fiorentina game (Coppa Italia) 3-0.
Against Fiorentina ,midfielders De Rossi , Pjanic , Simplicio and defender Juan have rested. Luis Enrique chose reserve defenders and Roma gave some positions to Fiorentina but Roma were lucky not to conceed a goal. At the 2nd half Roma played very intelligent and with Lamela's excellent performance executed Fiorentina.
Roma will miss Osvaldo (who got injured two weeks ago but even without him Roma have scored 5 goals in two games) , defender Burdisso (long term) and RB Cassetti.
Roma are the one of the most in-form teams of Serie A according to last 6 games. They're 4th now and Catania 14 according to last 6 games.
It will be an emotional game for Catania boss Montella who worked as a coach last season with Roma.
Catania have a modest squad without any stars.
Catania have some important missings , regular LB Marchese (suspension) and defender Capuano (injury) are out. Midfielder Biagianti is suspended, 2nd choise striker Lanzafame is injured. Montella having problems with Star forward Maxi Lopez and probably Maxi Lopez will join to AC Milan or any other club in Europe in a few days or at the end of the month.
Catania have played awful against Bologna and deservedly lost 2-0. Even Montella has mentioned that was the worst effort of Catania since Serie A started.
Catania will play with 4-3-3 formation which suits to Roma's game plan excellent and Roma should use this advantage. Roma's midfield is just too dominant with De Rossi - Pjanic - Simplicio and even from the bench Gago , Greco.
Luis Enrique will start with Lamela - Totti and Borini trio against Catania. Lamela is a brilliant and each week he's getting much better. Krkic will be dropped to bench due bad form, Borini showed good performance against Fiorentina and he will get his first 11 chance.
Roma likes to keep ball position more than %50+ and they are capable to do that against Catania with a such quality midfield line. That might make Catania nervous and push to make them errors.
Roma are in great form and they should continue to their winning streak for top #3 dreams.
Roma -0.25 AH @2.06 Sbobet
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
High-flying Udinese are out of Italian Cup. Guidolin's team started with a mixed line up against Chievo , well Chievo played with a mixed eleven too. Udinese have lost at home with Thereau's late goal 1-2.
Actually it was an expected result while Udinese are searching success in Serie A and UEFA European League. Coppa Italia would have been just extra effort for the Zebrette.
Roma have passed Delio Rossi's new Fiorentina.
Luis Enrique made some changes on Roma's starting 11. De Rossi was rested. Cicinho started as a RB after such a long time.
Roma were lucky not to concede a goal at the first half , Fiorentina had clear chances but failed to execute.
At the 2nd half Roma played much better and with Eric Lamela's great performance have won 3-0 against Fiorentina.
It was a revenge game for Luis Enrique after losing to Fiorentina in Serie A with 3-0 score and losing three players due suspensions.
Italianpreview had Roma -0.75 AH and Over 2.5 goals bets on Roma game and with some luck both bets won.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Udinese coach Francesco Guidolin haven't called Isla, Armero and Dommizzi to Chievo game's squad to keep them fresh for up-coming Genoa game.
Also Asamoah, Badu and Benatia will miss Chievo game due international duties on African Cup.
Struggling Lazio gained some morale and reached to quarter finals of Coppa Italia with Hernanes' stoppage time goal.
Lazio have dominated the first half against Verona and went to the locker room with 1-0 advantage. At the 2nd half Lazio kept the pressure and found 2nd goal with Tommasi Rocchi.
Lazio were relaxed and Verona fought back. Lazio defense and goalkeeper Bizzarri made crucial mistakes and Verona tied to score.
At the stoppage times Lazio gained a freekick and Brazilian star Hernanes scored an awesome goal.
Lazio will face with Novara or Milan in the quarter finals of Coppa Italia.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
After the winter break Serie A finally started.
At the opening game Siena outplayed Lazio and gave to Lazio biggest defeat of the season. Lazio were desperate without Marchetti , Konko , Dias and Hernanes. Reja doesn't have a deep squad and Lazio couldn't handle with the numerous injuries. Siena showed a good performance and deservedly won the game.
Before the Derby Inter's performance was a question mark , Ranieri's Inter played against Parma in San Siro and showed a great performance. Inter dominated the game from the first minute and had an easy victory against Parma with 5-0 even without Sneijder.
Udinese have added another victory to their great home record , The Zebrette have passed 10 men Cesena easily with four goals. Di Natale netted two goals.
Milan visited Bergamo , to play against Atalanta which team is unbeaten at home at Lombardia Derby , Zlatan Ibrahimovic's performance was the key of winning such a difficult game. Zlatan have scored one goal from penalty kick and made an assist to Prince Boateng.
Roma finally found consitency and started to collect points. Before the winter break Luis Enrique's system has started to work , Roma had great results against Juventus , Bologna and Napoli before the winter break. Roma have beaten Chievo with Totti's two goals.
Genoa kept their bad run and had an unexpected defeat against Cagliari with 3-0 score. Cagliari were having scoring problems , it seems Ballardini found a solution at the winter break.
Genoa's new coach was complaintive about the numerous injuries after his team's defeat.
Bologna won against Catania with 2-0. Montella mentioned that it was the worst performance of the season for Catania and it will not repeat again. Catania had some important missing before Bologna game.
Conte's Juventus have won in Via Del Mare with Matri's goal. Juventus held the score after finding an early goal. Cosmi's Lecce fought well , had some chances to equalise but couldn't pass Buffon.
Delio Rossi's new formation worked excellent against the relegation candidates Novara.
Fiorentina didn't have much problems beating Tesser's Novara. 2012 will be tough for Novara.
Napoli are back to the league , Mazzarri's team have struggled while they played on UEFA Champions League , after qualified from the group Mazzarri's Napoli have finally started to show their real power in Serie A , before the winter break they had a sensational results against Genoa with 6-1 and today Napoli have won against Palermo in Sicily with 1-3.
2012 started good for Italianpreviews , most of the games finished as predicted and it was a nice round for betting.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Roma's Argentinean striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has picked up an injury during training and expecting to be out of the action about two months.
Roma have already loaned Borriello to Juventus.
Krkic likely to replace him against Chievo at Sunday.