Archive for August 2012

La Liga round 2 goals review

Tuesday, 28th August 2012 9:40am
The La Liga round 2 produced 31 goals with home teams scoring 18 and the away teams scoring 13.

14 goals were scored in the first half whilst 17 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played20
Home wins945.0
Away wins630.0
Drawn525.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals60
Goals/game3.0
First half goals3151.7
Second half goals2948.3
Home team goals 3558.3
Away team goals2541.7

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Serie A round 1 goals review

Monday, 27th August 2012 7:03am
The Serie A round 1 produced 21 goals with home teams scoring 10 and the away teams scoring 11.

6 goals were scored in the first half whilst 15 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins440.0
Away wins440.0
Drawn220.0
Goalless draws110.0
Goals21
Goals/game2.1
First half goals628.6
Second half goals1571.4
Home team goals 1047.6
Away team goals1152.4

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Bundesliga round 1 goals review

Monday, 27th August 2012 6:53am
The Bundesliga round 1 produced 22 goals with home teams scoring 9 and the away teams scoring 13.

5 goals were scored in the first half whilst 17 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played9
Home wins333.3
Away wins444.4
Drawn222.2
Goalless draws00.0
Goals22
Goals/game2.4
First half goals522.7
Second half goals1777.3
Home team goals 940.9
Away team goals1359.1

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EPL round 2 goals review

Monday, 27th August 2012 6:52am
The English Premier League round 2 produced 30 goals with home teams scoring 17 and the away teams scoring 13.

17 goals were scored in the first half whilst 13 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played20
Home wins1050.0
Away wins420.0
Drawn630.0
Goalless draws210.0
Goals57
Goals/game2.9
First half goals2645.6
Second half goals3154.4
Home team goals 3357.9
Away team goals2442.1

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La Liga round 1 goals review

Tuesday, 21st August 2012 9:35am
The La Liga round 1 produced 29 goals with home teams scoring 17 and the away teams scoring 12.

17 goals were scored in the first half whilst 12 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins550.0
Away wins330.0
Drawn220.0
Goalless draws00.0
Goals29
Goals/game2.9
First half goals1758.6
Second half goals1241.4
Home team goals 1758.6
Away team goals1241.4

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EPL round 1 goals review

Tuesday, 21st August 2012 6:54am
The English Premier League round 1 produced 27 goals with home teams scoring 16 and the away teams scoring 11.

9 goals were scored in the first half whilst 18 were scored after half-time.

Here is the league summary so far this season:

Number%
Matches played10
Home wins660.0
Away wins220.0
Drawn220.0
Goalless draws110.0
Goals27
Goals/game2.7
First half goals933.3
Second half goals1866.7
Home team goals 1659.3
Away team goals1140.7

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Celta Vigo kicks off La Liga 2012/13

Wednesday, 15th August 2012 1:22pm
The Spanish Primera Division will kick off this weekend with newly promoted Celta Vigo facing Malaga at home.

The other two matches on the opening day will see Sevilla face Getafe whilst Mallorca will host Espanyol.

La Liga is mostly seen as a two horse race between Real Madrid and Barcelona whilst the rest of the teams have no chance I think there are strong enough teams in the league hence Atletico Madrid won the Europa Cup last season.

The biggest change this season is maybe at Barcelona where Tito Vilanova has taken over from Pep Guardiola.

Vilanovas challenge will be to wrestle the title back from Real and possibly to also reclaim the Champions League.

Real have remained steady with Jose Mourinho still in charge and having got the league last season the next challenge may be the Uefa Champions League.

Of the chasing pack Valencia will still offer a strong challenge. They will kick off the season with a match against defending champions Real and that will be a very big early test for them.

Barcelona are at home to Real Sociedad and they will be trying to avoid the home draws that cost them dearly last season.

Atletico Madrid finished last season strongly after the appointment of Diego Simeone and I expect them to offer a good challenge and possibly finish in the top four.

The other promoted teams will play their matches on Monday night with Deportivo La Coruna meeting Osasuna and Real Valladolid playing the last match of the opening round against Real Zaragoza.


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2012/13 Premier League preview

Tuesday, 14th August 2012 1:01pm
The English Premier League kicks off for the new 2012/13 season this Saturday, 18th August.

It promises to be yet another exciting season with new managers at the helm at Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspurs, Swansea, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion and Norwich.

Of the teams that finished in the top five last season, only Spurs have changed its manager.

Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas takes the reigns at White Hart Lane and its interesting to see if the can improve on the fourth position the team finished in last season under Harry Redknapp.

It looks likely that the top four teams will be Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in some order.

Liverpool could challenge for a top four finish and hence Champions League football in the 2013/14 season, but they will have to be better than Spurs and its debatable whether Newcastle can sustain last season's good run.

The newly promoted teams are Southampton, West Ham and Reading and it would seem like West Ham have made good preparations so far bringing in new players to strengthen their squad.

Reading and Soton will have to do the same or it will be a long season.

Norwich and Swansea did well last season but the managers responsible for that have since left and so it remains to be seen if the new managers can keep the teams well away from relegation.

For the teams that flirted with relegation last season, Aston Villa have done well to bring a good manager who did well in his first season in the top flight.

Wigan will have to start the season the way they finished the last one in order to stay in the division.

QPR will also have to start well and the get the team gelled early enough in the season. Mark Hughes will be there from the start and so that should help them.

The likes of Fulham, Everton, Sunderland and Stoke should be comfortable finishing mid-table.

TipsChallenge will continue with the English Premier League tipping competition and everyone in the competition gets a league table according to their predictions.


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2012/13 Serie A fixtures released

Thursday, 2nd August 2012 1:13pm
The 2012/13 Serie A fixtures were released earlier this week and the defending Champions Juventus will kick off against Parma.

AC Milan will be at home and will face newly promoted Sampdoria.

Pescara will be the only promoted team to kick off the season at home when they meet Inter Milan whilst Torino will be away to Siena.

TipsChallenge will once again be running a tipping competition for Serie A.


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