Friday, August 24, 2007

Exciting Weekend - EPL + La Liga + Serie A

This weekend football fans around the world come alive when the long awaited european leagues are all gear up where the La Liga and Serie A both in scheduled and EPL in action again.

The opening season of EPL created much upset for the favourites especially the Champion, Manchester United had been under performed so far after major signing of top players from other major leagues in Europe like the inclusion of Nani, Anderson, Owen Hagreaves and Carlos Tevez didn't really give an impact to the team. United suffered 2 draws and 1 defeat in the opening 3 games, and yet to find the winning form. This weekend features Man United against Tottenham will be a test to the champion again to find the winning ways for the team and I'm sure Man United will grab 3 points in Old Trafford by all means. On the other hand, Premiership's leader Man City will travel to Emirates Stadium to extend the lead and Arsenal without Defender William Galas and Goalkeeper Lehmann on this weekend will receive a tough challenge from the inform City Team lead by Sven Erickson. Last weekend, derby upset against the champion Man United had boost the confident of the Man City team and Arsene Wenger once again has to prove the youth are paying the effort to survive in the Premiership and end the fairy tale run by the City team. Arsenal has to count on Fabregas, Van Persie and Helb to find the net if they want to upset the inform City.

Some wins will be foresee from Aston Villa, Newcastle, Liverpool, West Ham and Birmingham City in the weekend showdown.

Well, from England let's move to Italy. Juventus, Genoa and Napoli promoted back to Serie A certainly will create some upset this season. The curtain raising Italian Super Cup between Inter Milan and AS Roma had once again proved that the excitement of Calcio where AS Roma defeated Inter by one goal to nil. This season no team is on minus point and welcome the previous contender of Serie A, Juventus lead by Claudio Ranieri will once again challenge for the title and looking forward to qualify for Europe by end of the season. Claudio Ranieri helped Parma to avoid relegation last season move to Juventus to give the top flight a challenge.

Some wins will be foresee from promoted teams in Serie A.

The La Liga will kick off this weekend and the curtain raising Spain Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla had see the weakness in defence displayed by Real Madrid once again when they stumbled to Sevilla by 5-3. Real Madrid had removed Fabio Cappelo this season and included a list of players like Arjen Rubben, Gariel Heinze, Javier Saviola, Wesley Sneijder and many more to defend the title. On the other hand, Barcelona had captured the service of Arsenal's star Thiery Henry will once again challenge the title from Real Madrid where they loss on head to head count last term. The new campaign of La Liga will see the improving side from Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia to challenge the title.

Some upset from the promoted teams like Real Valladolid, Real Murcia and Almeria and wins from Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia.

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