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France need not fear Messi

France need to be braver in attack Kazan Arena Kick off 15:00 BST Match odds France 7/5 –  Bet 365 Argentina 5/2 – Paddy Power Draw 2/1 –  Sky Bet If points were awarded at the World Cup for entertainment France would be on their way home. A total of three goals were enough to see France

World Cup: What we’ve learned

The World Cup has thrown up a few surprises The World Cup is really starting to get interesting, the knockout stages are here but what have we learned so far? Uruguay look good value for money Oscar Tabarez's side were at 33/1 to win the competition before a ball was kicked. For those

Is it now or never for Messi?

The weight of expectation on Messi's shoulders is enormous Argentina gets their World Cup campaign underway in Moscow when they take on Iceland. Albiceleste boss Jorge Sampaoli is aiming to guide his side to a first World Cup victory since 1986. Sampaoli has already named his starting XI, 24 hours ahead

Germany are the team to beat in Russia

The World Champions are setting their targets on another masterclass Love them or loathe them, there aren't too many World Cup teams that have been as consistently good as Germany. The World Champions are fancied by the bookies as second favourites. Joachim Löw takes Die Mannschaft to his third consecutive World

Harry Kane can emulate Lineker at the World Cup

Harry Kane is among the favourites to win the World Cup Golden Boot Tottenham Hotspur fans should be grinning from ear-to-ear at this moment in time. The announcement that Harry Kane signed a new deal at Spurs until 2024 not only signals the club's intent but it means that the England

World Cup: Group D Preview

Argentina 11/1 Unibet Captain: Lionel Messi Manager: Jorge Sampaoli Nickname: La Albiceleste FIFA rank: 5 Argentina is somewhat of a mystery. They qualified third in their group to reach the finals and some of their European based stars were absent from the qualifying games, including the brilliant Lionel Messi. Jorge Sampaoli has omitted veteran striker

Supercopa de España Preview: Barcelona v Real Madrid

 There's arguably no better way to get the Spanish football season underway than with another edition of El Clasico Supercopa de España Final, Game 1 Today, 21:00 BST Camp Nou, Barcelona Sky Sports   El Clasico is arguably the biggest game in world football, Barcelona and Real Madrid will go head-to-head in

La Liga 2017/18 Preview Part 1

La Liga is considered a two-horse race, the bookies agree The new Spanish season gets underway in just over two weeks' time with a mouthwatering El Clasico,  Real Madrid and Barcelona contest the Supercopa de España, over two legs. The first game gets kicks off on Sunday 13th August at the

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