Bitesize Prediction: Lugo vs Levante – 27/11/22

Competition: Spanish Segunda

Market: Levante win

Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their unbeaten run this weekend, Levante will make the trip to a struggling Lugo on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Lugo might have managed to extend on their Segunda status last season, Hernan Perez’s side find themselves at the heart of a real relegation scrap. Sat three points adrift of safety and knowing that they face a tough task this weekend, the Albivermellos are in the midst of a nightmare run of form. Last seen getting hit with a woeful 4-0 drumming away at Andorra, the one-time Real Madrid coach has seen his downbeat squad pick up just a pair of points from any of their last five second-tier showdowns. Likewise, despite claiming a much-needed 2-0 win against Burgos on October 23rd, that is the only victory that Lugo have claimed from any of

Read more

Hernandez undergoes successful surgery after rupturing ACL in World Cup opener

Lucas Hernandez has successfully undergone surgery after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in France’s 4-1 World Cup opening win against Australia on Tuesday.

Hernandez’s club Bayern Munich confirmed he had the operation in Innsbruck on Thursday, with his rehabilitation to commence in Munich in the coming days.

The defender was ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup due to the injury that saw him replaced after only 13 minutes.

Bayern did not provide a timeframe on Hernandez’s recovery but it is expected he will miss the rest of the 2022-23 season.

Hernandez is the latest injury blow for the world champions, who saw Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku all ruled out before the tournament started.

France head coach Didier Deschamps said after Tuesday’s

Read more

Bitesize Prediction: Uruguay vs South Korea – 24/11/22

Competition: World Cup

Market: Uruguay win

Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport

Looking to open their Group H adventure with an early statement in Al Rayyan, Uruguay will meet South Korea on Thursday afternoon.

Starting with Uruguay, while they might have been struck by a shock 1-0 loss at the hands of Iran back in September, the South American giants have proven that was nothing more than just a minor blip. Last seen signing off their pre-World Cup preparations with an eye-catching 2-0 victory against Canada, Diego Alonso’s men have their sights firmly set on clinching a route out of Group H this year. Booking their ticket to Qatar with break much of a sweat during their qualifying run, Uruguay are enjoying what has been an impressive flurry in 2022. Including a thumping 3-0 win away at Mexico earlier in the year, Alonso’s side have lost just one of their previous nine

Read more

Bitesize Prediction: Worthing vs Tonbridge – 22/11/22

Competition: National League South

Market: Worthing win

Odds: 20/23 @ 888sport

Looking to widen their buffer in the play-off places on Tuesday night, Worthing will welcome Tonbridge to Woodside Road.

Starting with the hosts, extending on their FA Trophy adventure over the weekend thanks to a rampant display on home soil, Worthing are enjoying what has been an eye-catching run of form. Eventually coming past Weymouth thanks to an action-packed 4-2 victory against Weymouth, Adam Hinshelwood’s side have their sights set on claiming a shock play-off place this season. Likewise, last seen on sixth-tier duties claiming a 1-0 victory at home against Oxford City, the Sussex-based outfit are unbeaten in each of their previous six matchups across all formats. Opening the midweek fixtures sat in pole position to claim a top-seven finish, Worthing will also be boosted by an impressive record against Tuesday’s opponents. It should be noted, Hinshelwood’s side

Read more

Stunned Benzema gives first reaction to World Cup injury KO blow

Karim Benzema insisted it was not in his nature to “give up” as he was forced to concede his World Cup dream with France was over.

A quadriceps problem in his left thigh has flared up and left the 34-year-old resigned to packing his bags rather than contributing for Les Bleus in Qatar.

He won the highly prized Ballon d’Or award last month, recognition of his spectacular form last season, but Benzema will be on the outside looking in on football’s biggest show after suffering a setback in France’s training session on Saturday.

It had been his first full on-pitch activity with the France squad during the pre-tournament camp, with Benzema having been determined to prove his fitness before the team’s opening game against Australia on Tuesday.

He had been bothered by muscular fatigue in the left quadriceps while with Real Madrid in recent weeks, missing several games, and this

Read more