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Watford vs Manchester City Analysis (16/07/2017)

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In this Premier League game Watford will host Manchester City.

Watford started their season above all expectations and after four games they are one of three undefeated teams. They beat Bournemouth and Southampton, while drawing with Liverpool and Brighton. Interestingly, both their wins came on the road and they kept their net untouched in both of them.

On Saturday they beat Southampton 2:0 in a game which wasn`t very entertaining. It was a controlled victory for Watford since they limited hosts to virtually nothing and kept their third successive clean sheet in the Premier League. They will welcome City in good spirits and with a hope of getting something. However, they will have to do that without Prodl, Kaboul and Cathcart who are injured, as well as without Britos who is suspended.

 

Manchester City recorded 10 points from the first four games and they are sharing first place on the league table with their city rivals. After taking dramatic victory in Bournemouth, on Saturday they welcomed Liverpool and completely destroyed them.

Aguero gave them the lead in 25th minute and when Mane got sent off twelve minutes later it was clear that Liverpool won`t be able to answer them. City managed to score four more goals till the end, recording surprisingly high 5:0 victory.

On Wednesday they recorded another convincing victory when they visited Feyenoord in the Champions League. Jesus, Aguero and Stones twice were the goalscorers in a 4:0 win which successfully kickstarted City`s European season. The only missing for the visitors here will be that of injured Kompany.

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Both teams come here undefeated but it is clear that City are clear favourites. Watford presented good and solid performances, but City should be different kind of task. However, knowing that City struggled in both of their road games, Watford could fancy their chances, despite waiting for the first victory at Vicarage Road. Visitors will probably attack from the first minute, and while it should bring them goals, it should also leave space in the back for Watford to exploit.

Hosts showed they are capable of scoring having already netted seven goals, and I see them getting on a scoresheet again. Watford could take something here, but no matter the outcome I see both teams netting at least one goal here.

Prediction ==>>>BTTS

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Cristiano Ronaldo Earns 3 Times More Than The Entire Team He Will Play Against Today

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Cristiano Ronaldo earns roughly three times more than the entire squad he will play against on Sunday.


The Juventus superstar is thought to pocket a staggering £28million a year.

Frosinone, by comparison, allocate just £9.9m for their first team.

And their highest-paid player is former Arsenal man Joel Campbell, who makes £765,000 a season after signing this summer.

Former Real Madrid man Ronaldo, 33, takes home £538,000 a WEEK.

The next highest-paid player in Serie A is Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain on £8.5m.

Serie A’s top earners

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus – £28m

Gonzalo Higuain, AC Milan – £8.5m

Paulo Dybala, Juventus – £6m

Miralem Pjanic, Juventus – £6m

Douglas Costa, Juventus – £5.5m

Gianluigi Donnarumma, AC Milan – £5.5m

Leonardo Bonucci, Juventus – £5m

Emre Can, Juventus – £4.5m

Lorenzo Insigne, Napoli – £4m

Mauro Icardi, Inter Milan – £4m

Edin Dzeko, Roma – £4m

Juventus will take on Frosinone, who sit second-bottom of Serie A with three defeats and one draw in their first four games, on Sunday night.

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Nigerian Footballers Encounter Robbery Attack While Traveling To Lagos (Photo)

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Players of the Abia Warriors football club of Umuahia, Abia state, have arrived Lagos for their Aiteo Cup round of 16 games against fellow Nigerian Professional Football League NPFL sides, Kano Pillars, Kwara United and Rivers Utd scheduled for the Soccer Temple, the Agege Stadium next week.


According to multiple media reports, the football players encountered an armed robbery attack today at about 2:45 pm, while they were travelling to Lagos for their Aiteo Cup round of 16 games.

The team reportedly ran into a group of armed robbers operating along the Lagos-Ibadan express way but they narrowly escaped .

It was also reported that some players out of fear during the robbery attempted to jump down from the vehicle as they sustained injuries and were treated by the medics.

The players have now arrived Lagos state ahead of the football competition

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‘I Am Unemployed’- This Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper Reveals Shocking Details

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Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has said he is unsure of his next move after acute leukaemia ended his career July last year.

Ikeme was first choice for Nigeria and Wolverhampton Wanderers before being forced to quit and resume chemotherapy instantly.

The 32-year-old received support globally during his recovery.

Although, he was offered a coaching role with Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ikeme says he is a bit confused about what to delve into.

“I am not sure what the future holds. I am unemployed and just taking it day by day,” he told the BBC Sport on Thursday.

“I would love to go and learn from the Nigerian FA. Come to Wolves and learn a little bit from them. Maybe do a bit of media work.

“I am not anxious to jump into something because being with my family is my priority at the minute.

“I wake up every morning happy to be here.”

The illness meant Ikeme was unable to go to the World Cup.

He was named as the team’s 24th squad member despite missing out.

“The World Cup was the hardest thing, football wise, for me to deal with,” he said.

“When we played England at Wembley in June, I felt ‘it should have been me’. It was the same during the first match of the World Cup. It is not a case of life not being fair, more that every kid wants to play at one.

“I watched the matches through multiple angles. Even though I had my own issues, I couldn’t think the games didn’t matter. I had an emotional involvement.

“They were my team-mates. People I class as friends. When Argentina scored in the last minute to knock us out, I was angry in my living room. I felt bad as a fan. I felt sad for my team-mates and sad for Nigeria.

“I can’t explain how joyous playing for Nigeria was for me. To know my whole family was proud. To know I was representing 200 million people who are mad about football. I love it there.”

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