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Aidan Perkins

Aidan is another person with a wealth of journalistic experience behind him, both written and broadcasting. He has played football to a good level and that gives him an extra insight into the reason for selections at both domestic and European matches.

Chelsea eye second ahead of Foxes visit

There are seven Premier League games on Saturday with Chelsea, who are hoping to move second in the table, hosting 2016 champions Leicester City among the highlights. Chelsea have stuttered with two goalless draws in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup in their last two games but they should get back to winning ways when […]

Can City live up to Champions League hype?

Manchester City‘s relentless winning form and a favourable last-16 draw against Basel means they have been installed as 11/4 favourites to win the Champions League this season, but are Pep Guardiola’s side good enough to conquer Europe? City have never won the continent’s top competition but this could represent their best chance after they were […]

Italy stand out among Euro play-off contenders

The eight European countries in the play-offs for next year’s World Cup are now known – but who are the most likely to make it through to Russia? Italy (20/1 – World Cup 2018 Outright) have the best big-game pedigree among the teams assembling for the two-legged matches – with the draw set for Tuesday […]

Wales face tricky Georgia test

Friday’s international football action includes Wales’ trip to Georgia for a World Cup qualifier that could be crucial for Chris Coleman’s side. The Dragons are aiming to qualify for Russia next summer to build on their fantastic run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 but they face a nervy finish to their Group D campaign […]

Reds out to avoid another King Power setback

Liverpool and Leicester City go head-to-head at the King Power Stadium for the second time this week on Saturday with Liverpool keen to put an end to their disappointing run of form. The Reds are without a win in four games in all competitions and were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by the Foxes […]

Everton’s top-four aspirations face Spurs test

Everton will be aiming to prove they can muscle in on the top four by seeing off Tottenham at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Toffees, who are 27/10 to win, were among the most active clubs in the summer transfer window, with boss Ronald Koeman making plenty of eye-catching signings. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Michael Keane, Jordan […]

Gordon Passes Over Shergar Cup to Ride For Palmer

With Josephine Gordon opting to ride elsewhere this weekend, Hayley Turner gets the call up to ride in this year’s renewal of the Shergar Cup. International jockeys Emma-Jane Wilson and Melbourne Cup-winning Michelle Payne were set to be joined by Josephine Gordon for this weekend’s Shergar Cup at Ascot but due to her commitments to […]

Premier League top goalscorer 2017-18 contenders

Harry Kane will be bidding to claim a third-successive Premier League golden boot in the 2017-18 season, but who are the other likely contenders to be the top goalscorer next season? Kane is unsurprisingly the 13/5 favourite to be top of the goal charts again come next May after two outstanding seasons for Spurs. The […]

Chelsea chase Double glory

Chelsea will hope to be celebrating the Double come Saturday evening, but they will not be underestimating Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley. The two London rivals go head-to-head in the traditional domestic end-of-season showpiece with the Blues favourites at 10/13 in the 90 minute match market to edge out the Gunners, who […]

Foxes hope to mark progress with Spurs scalp

Leicester’s reign as Premier League champions has come to an end but they will hope to underline their progress under Craig Shakespeare by seeing off second-place Tottenham in their final home game on Thursday. The Foxes, who can be backed at 16/5 to win, have had to hand over the Premier League trophy to Chelsea […]