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Aidan Perkins

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.

Palace could be big winners as relegation scrap hots up

There are six Premier League games at 3pm on Saturday, with the focus very much on the relegation scrap as Stoke, Crystal Palace, Swansea and Huddersfield are all in action and desperate for points. Palace go to Bournemouth and Roy Hodgson’s are side in need of a victory after a run of just one win […]

Spurs’ search for Stamford Bridge win to go on

There are two games in the Premier League on Sunday, with the main event being a London derby between top-four rivals Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted his side cannot afford to slip up against Spurs if they are to force their way back into the top four this […]

Strong Germany will take some stopping in Russia

The international break has brought the upcoming World Cup sharply into focus. Will favourites Germany defend their crown in Russia or will there be a surprise winner this summer? International breaks can often be frustrating for fans used to the thrills and spills of club football but when a major tournament is on the horizon […]

London duo tipped to make final

The final four teams left in this season’s FA Cup are now known so who out of Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Southampton are best placed to go on and make the final at Wembley in May? A quick glance at the outright FA Cup odds shows Chelsea as narrow 29/20 favourites to triumph overall, […]

Fulham out to halt Villa’s charge

There are seven Championship games on Saturday, all kicking off at 3pm, with promotion hopefuls Fulham and Aston Villa’s clash at Craven Cottage among the stand-out games. Villa’s impressive recent form has seen them move ahead of Derby into the second automatic promotion place and Steve Bruce’s side are building nicely for the business end […]

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 […]