Reviews

World Cup

Right said Fred! Brazil’s striker fires at last

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Right said Fred! Brazil's striker fires at last - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Brazilian striker with a name reminiscent of 1960's Britain finally got his World Cup campaign off and running last night when he netted his first goal of the tournament for the Selecao as the hosts defeated Cameroon 4-1 to top the group.

CSY SPORTS Review: World Cup 2014 News & Updates

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CSY SPORTS Review: World Cup 2014 News & Updates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Millions of fans across the country bemoaned England's timid exit from the World Cup, with Luis Suarez's brace compounded by the humiliating wait for the Italy-Costa Rica game and the final deflation as the Central Americans surprised everyone with another win.

World Cup Betting Just Got Smarter!

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World Cup Betting Just Got Smarter! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tired of worrying over the amounts of money you've been frittering away recently betting on the World Cup? Like the look of all the free bet offers with bookmakers, but don't want to stick in your credit card details?

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon: Questionable referee decisions steal the show again

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Mexico 1-0 Cameroon: Questionable referee decisions steal the show again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

From the off

As expected, Oribe Peralta and Giovani dos Santos started as the Mexico strikers, leaving Manchester United ace, Chicharito, on the bench.

Cameroon's main manand captain, Samuel Eto'o, lined up in a starting side that have scored less goals collectively than he has alone.

World Cup predictions: Will England go home before end of June?

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World Cup predictions: Will England go home before end of June? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With World Cup kicking off later today, we take a final look at the tournament favourites, upsets and potential classics.

Germany favourites

At 18%, Germany have the highest probability of winning the World Cup.

Betstatz: Your Secret Weapon for World Cup Predictions

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Betstatz: Your Secret Weapon for World Cup Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Its World Cup time again, and its set to be the most hotly fought tournament in living memory. So many strong, vibrant footballing nations have qualified for the finals in Brazil this summer, and withno clear favourite, those who may fancy a flutter could find themselves bogged down in a mire of uncertainty.

FreeBet.me.uk – Smart World Cup betting

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FreeBet.me.uk Smart World Cup betting - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's set to be a summer to remember, with the FIFA 2014 World Cup set to capture the imagination of the planet, and those partial to a flutter will be rubbing their hands in anticipation, eager to take advantage of some rather tempting free bets now doing the rounds the best of which you can now find at www.

Injury to Lukaku could derail Everton’s season

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Injury to Lukaku could derail Everton's season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just when everything was looking rosy in Roberto Martinez's Everton garden, the capricious fates of football take a hand. As if losing the Merseyside derby wasn't bad enough, an injury to on-loan Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku may mean that the Chelsea player may have kicked his last ball for the Toffees.

General Football News

Ghana 1-2 USA: Sweet revenge for USA after South Africa knockout blow

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Ghana 1-2 USA: Sweet revenge for USA after South Africa knockout blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

USA exploded into this vengeance game, against the team that ended their 2010 World Cup journey, with the fifthfastest goal in World Cup history. Ghana piled on the pressure and even leveled itlate, but a buoyant USA side fought the good fight and drove their way back to victory.

Could Luis Suarez’s Liverpool disappointment drive him to Real Madrid?

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Could Luis Suarez's Liverpool disappointment drive him to Real Madrid? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For many watching one of the iconic moments of the season will be Luis Suarez sobbing uncontrollably, with his shirt pulled over his head, being led from the pitch by Kolo Toure and Steve Gerrard at the end of Liverpool's traumatic 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace.

Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois?

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Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Standing at the opposite end of the pitch, Thibaut Courtois will probably not have had a particularly good view of the injury sustained by Chelsea's Peter Cech early in the Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon stadium last night.

Manchester United player ratings vs Bayern – Carrick poor, Welbeck determined

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Manchester United player ratings vs Bayern Carrick poor, Welbeck determined - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich bore the look of a sleeping bear, waiting to be poked. They had been unusually flat but characteristically superior in possession, but after Evra's stunning effort, beating Manuel Neuer with a flying strike, Bayern immediately upgraded.

Five Observations from Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Stoke City

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Five Observations from Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mourinho claimed Chelsea's title challenge was over following needless defeats at Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, but a performance of speed, purpose and quality reignited fading hopes as the Blues returned to the Premier League summit, crowned with goals from Mohamed Salah, Frank Lampard and a beauty from Willian.

Chelsea: Three dismissals won’t derail title challenge

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Chelsea: Three dismissals won't derail title challenge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Visiting Villa Park has never been one of Jose Mourinho's most productive activities, and on Saturday, the truth of that was illustrated once again.

Not only did the Birmingham club become only the third Premier League team to beat Mourinho's Chelsea more than once, the defeat also saw Keith Foy issue three red cards to the Blues, including one to the Chelsea manager himself.

Liverpool: Did Luis Suarez ever want to go to Arsenal?

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Liverpool: Did Luis Suarez ever want to go to Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Back in the summer, Arsenal were the subject of ridicule following the infamous £40m + £1 offer made for Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Arsenal were clearly under the impression that any bid exceeding the £40m mark would be enough to trigger a release clause in Suarez's contract, and set the transfer wheels in motion.

‘Footbe’: Statistical football betting made easy

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'Footbe': Statistical football betting made easy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The world of footballing betting is wide and expansive; hard work for the seasoned pro, and a daunting abyss for beginners. Wouldn't it be great if all your football betting needs were catered for by one, all-encompassing app?

149 passes, 97% accuracy – How €40m Manchester United target destroyed Arsenal

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149 passes, 97% accuracy How €40m Manchester United target destroyed Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For the second time in a couple of days one of the Premier League's top clubs was humbled at home by a club from Europe's highest echelon. But the similarities don't end there.

Revenge Accomplished – Resilient Arsenal see off Liverpool in Style

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Revenge Accomplished Resilient Arsenal see off Liverpool in Style - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Yesterday's pulsating FA Cup tie between Arsenal and Liverpool saw the Gunners take revenge for their humiliating reverse at Anfield recently. Although the game was certainly not as one-sided as the previous encounter, Arsene Wenger will draw no little satisfaction from it.

Manchester United’s revenue up, but their league position is down. Which is more important to the Glaziers?

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Manchester United's revenue up, but their league position is down. Which is more important to the Glaziers? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have reported an increase in revenues of some 11.6% for the second quarter of the club's financial year. Despite United declaring that its income had been boosted by strong growth in commercial and broadcasting sales however, fans will not be too impressed by the data as the Reds remain in an unimpressive mid table position and in serious danger of missing out on Champions' League football for next season.

After taking a beating at Real Madrid, what now for Atletico?

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After taking a beating at Real Madrid, what now for Atletico? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The midweek Copa del Rey beating that Atletico Madrid suffered at the hands of their city rivals in the Bernabeu was probably the first real jolt that they have had in a season that sees them sitting three points clear at the top of La Liga, ahead of both Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Chelsea’s deficiencies should not be masked by West Ham’s resilience

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Chelsea's deficiencies should not be masked by West Ham's resilience - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The frustrating 0-0 draw against West Ham will surely have cemented in Jose Mourinho's mind, the simple fact that all Blues' fans have been aware of since the season got under way. That is, despite having an immensely creative three midfield players, without a regular goal-scoring striker, any challenge for a major trophy is going to be compromised.

PHOTO: Chelsea – Three Special Moments of 2013

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PHOTO: Chelsea Three Special Moments of 2013 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea football club is an ever changing beast, chock full of some of the most enigmatic, controversial figures in the world game, and in true fashion, the year 2013 heralded an abundance of unique events that served to either elate or devastate the Blues faithful.

Chelsea Player Ratings vs Swansea – Ivanovic impressive

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Chelsea Player Ratings vs Swansea Ivanovic impressive - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea earned three points on Boxing Day with a lackluster 1-0 win over Swansea that served to further highlight the goal-scoring crisis at the club.

Eden Hazard scored the winner for Jose Mourinho's men, who despite putting their opponents under pressure for long periods of the game, couldn't translate their dominance into further goals.

Liverpool vs Cardiff: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Cardiff: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will take on Cardiff City at Anfield on Saturday lunch time in the Premier League where the Reds can go to the top should they earn full three points.

It will be the last match of the year at Anfield and with tough games – away trips to Manchester City and Chelsea – coming on their way during the busy festive period, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping for yet another home victory.

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Prediction

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Tottenham vs Liverpool: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur will take on Liverpool in the Premier League at the White Hart Lane, where both the team will be looking to earn full three points and give their title chance a major boost.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Prediction

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Aston Villa vs Manchester United: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, looking to get their title defence back on track.

The task is easier said than done.

Man Utd Player Ratings vs Shakhtar Donetsk – Phil Jones to the rescue

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Man Utd Player Ratings vs Shakhtar Donetsk Phil Jones to the rescue - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Man Utd qualified for the knockout round of the Champions League on Wednesday, as a Phil Jones thunderbolt gave them a hard-fought 1-0 win over an excellent Shakhtar Donetsk outfit.

The result has duel meanings for Utd manager David Moyes, who avoided a third straight home defeat as well as guiding his side through to the last 16 of Europe's premier competition as group winners.

How Much Pressure Are West Brom Really Under?

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How Much Pressure Are West Brom Really Under? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Since beating Manchester United at Old Trafford, West Bromwich Albion have only picked up one win in nine games, slipping to 15th in the process, two points above the relegation zone. Fans are beginning to worry whether their side will be dragged into another relegation dog fight after so many in the past, but how much danger are The Baggies really in?

Manchester United vs Shakhtar: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction

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Manchester United vs Shakhtar: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After back to back defeats in the Premier League, Manchester United will look to return to winning ways at the expense of Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

The Red Devils have already qualified to the knock out phase of the competition, but David Moyes would be looking for nothing less than a victory tomorrow at the Old Trafford.

Chelsea’s Leaky Defence: Analysing the Last Seven Goals Conceded

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Chelsea's Leaky Defence: Analysing the Last Seven Goals Conceded - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Upon the Portuguese pitching up once more at Stamford Bridge, everyone expected Jose Mourinho's Chelsea to return to the days of impenetrable rearguards, and record-breaking defensive solidarity.

Stoke vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction

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Stoke vs Chelsea: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium, where Blues manager Jose Mourinho would be looking for nothing less than full three points.

Southampton vs Man City: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction

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Southampton vs Man City: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Up & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Southampton suffered their fourth defeat in the midweek, when they lost 2-3 at the hands of Aston Villa. It was incidentally their first defeat at home but most worryingly, it was their third consecutive defeat in the Premier League.

Five Arsenal Players Who Are Leading The Gunners to Glory

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Five Arsenal Players Who Are Leading The Gunners to Glory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Life has not been easy for the Gunners faithful this past decade. Bitter discontent and perennial frustration have been ever-present; with the years since Arsenal won a piece of silverware continuing to increase.

Football betting

Nitrogen Sports Review: Safe Betting With Bitcoin

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Nitrogen Sports Review: Safe Betting With Bitcoin - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When gambling online, one of the first and most important factors in choosing your preferred siteis the degree of anonymity involved. 'Do I have to input my address, my credit card details, my dog's name?

BetExpert: Betting With Guaranteed Results!

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BetExpert: Betting With Guaranteed Results! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite what it says on the tin, BetExpert.me in no way offers betting odds. Instead, this website offers customers the very top betting tips and predictions from onlytheexperts so as to help you makethe right bet, and considering the competitive, confusing and often hostile environment of sports betting, BetExpert.

English Premier League

Admiring managers watch another Terry ‘tour de force’ performance!

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Admiring managers watch another Terry 'tour de force' performance! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Under the guise of at least two – if not three – admiring managers, John terry turned in another performance of organisation, grit and determination last night against Galatasaray. He did of course err to allow the Turkish champions a second-half equaliser, but that to one side, he must have impressed each of those managers.

Is Moyes’s tactical approach to blame for United’s poor performances?

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Is Moyes's tactical approach to blame for United's poor performances? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As if the result against Fulham on Sunday wasn't galling enough for Manchester United supporters, hearing the opposition manager and a novice opponent voicing the same criticism that many of them have been hurling at manager David Moyes for most of the season, really is rubbing salt into very open wounds.

No ‘parking the bus’ at City for Chelsea’s first class coach!

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No 'parking the bus' at City for Chelsea's first class coach! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Manchester City juggernaut was brought to a shuddeing halt last night as Chelsea ripped up the Eastland's club 100% home league record. Many had seen this game as a clash between the maverick goal-getters of City and the pragmatic approach of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

The Rest

Review: A Proper Pillow

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Do you get enough sleep?

According to theAmerican Psychological Association, at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more.

The way you feel while you're awake depends in great part on what happens while you're asleep.

Make money on Spurs using Close Bet

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As we are all well aware, Tottenham games can be extremely volatile. Although we tend to come from behind under Andre Villas Boas, there have also been instances during this campaign when Spurs have thrown a lead away. As a fan, this is frustrating enough, but from a betting perspective, it can also be very costly indeed.