SoccerLens Archives for January 2012

FA Cup Preview: United to finally beat Liverpool at Anfield

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FA Cup Preview: United to finally beat Liverpool at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Here's a look ahead at the biggest matches in the FA Cup fourth round this weekend, along with top betting tips for each game.

Liverpool v Manchester United

No doubting the big game of this weekend's FA Cup fourth round action as Liverpool play host to arch rivals Manchester united in what promises to be an action packed and explosive encounter.

LeagueSpy.com – A definitive and comprehensive betting guide to world football

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LeagueSpy.com A definitive and comprehensive betting guide to world football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football betting can be a great investment or a waste of money, with an ever-increasing number of people deeming themselves football experts and putting their money where their mouth is on a daily or weekly basis, only to see their hard-earned cash taken from them.

Nutritional Tips to Prepare for a Match

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Nutritional Tips to Prepare for a Match - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

How do professional footballers prepare for a match?

Your muscles produce heat as you exercise. Sweating is your body's way of removing this heat to manage your temperature. If you replace the liquid lost as sweat, you'll get dehydrated.

The African Cup of Nations is underway, but does it feel like we are missing a few people?

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The African Cup of Nations is underway, but does it feel like we are missing a few people? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The 2012 African Cup of Nations kicked off on Saturday, with co-hosts and debutants Equatorial Guinea getting a last-gasp, dramatic 1-0 win over Libya. The likes of Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Demba Ba are chomping at the bit to showcase the quality of football in the African continent, but this year's edition has a number of recognisable absentees.

Why United, City and Liverpool should get three points this weekend

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Why United, City and Liverpool should get three points this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With United traveling to Arsenal and Tottenham going north to Manchester City, there's a lot to look forward to this week.

Here's a look at the top betting tips and the best matches this weekend.

Arsenal relying on van Persie and midfield strength to beat Manchester United

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Arsenal relying on van Persie and midfield strength to beat Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In August Manchester United and Wayne Rooney inflicted a resounding 8-2 defeat on Arsenal, with Rooney netting a hat-trick. However, since then it is Robin van Persie who has lit up the Premier League.

Manchester City Enjoying Home Comforts In Title Race

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Manchester City Enjoying Home Comforts In Title Race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Castrol EDGE analysis shows that Manchester City's strength at the Etihad Stadium has been central to their challenge for the Premier League title.

Roberto Mancini's side have won each of their last 15 home league games, a home winning streak only bettered once in Premier League history, by none other than their Manchester rivals United.

Forward-thinking Richards Can Add Attacking Edge To England

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Forward-thinking Richards Can Add Attacking Edge To England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Castrol EDGE performance analysis shows that Manchester City's muscular full-back, Micah Richards, has rediscovered his best form this season, providing his star-studded City side with a potent and creative attacking threat.

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: An open tournament expected with some big names missing

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African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: An open tournament expected with some big names missing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With the likes of Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa failing to qualify for this year's African Cup of Nations, the stage is set for some of the smaller nations to fight for glory.

Bale living up to the hype for Tottenham

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Bale living up to the hype for Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Castrol EDGE Performance analysis, Gareth Bale has been one of the Premier League's best performers this season, with the Welsh winger both scoring and creating regularly for his high-flying Tottenham side.

Premier League Preview: Upset at the Bridge and a third defeat for United?

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Premier League Preview: Upset at the Bridge and a third defeat for United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Tottenham tied on points with Manchester United and City hitting a bump in form, the title race is becoming more wide open, and in turn it leaves three teams three of the original Big Four, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea fighting it out for the fourth place.

FA Cup Tips: Henry returns to Arsenal and 2012′s first Manchester derby

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FA Cup Tips: Henry returns to Arsenal and 2012′s first Manchester derby - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are 1.12 to beat Oldham tonight and progress into the next round of the FA Cup, and it really should be a case of how many they win by despite their poor home record.

The Reds have won all three previous meetings between the two sides in this competition, and although they have been eliminated at this stage in each of the last two seasons it's 88 years since they went three consecutive seasons without making it past the third round.

Stats: Why Arsenal need to sell Arshavin NOW

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Stats: Why Arsenal need to sell Arshavin NOW - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We preview Arsenal v Aston Villa ahead of their FA Cup fourth round tie this Sunday. The analysis highlights Andrei Arshavin's fall from grace, a comparison between Mikel Arteta and Stilian Petrov as well as looking at Darren Bent's threat for Aston Villa.

Why Liverpool Need Bellamy, and Manchester United Need Evra

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Why Liverpool Need Bellamy, and Manchester United Need Evra - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We preview Liverpool v Manchester United ahead of their match this Saturday in the FA Cup. The analysis highlights Craig Bellamy and his striking rivals, as well as comparing José Enrique and Patrice Evra.