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

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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

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Bitesize Prediction: Andorra vs Lugo – 20/11/22

Competition: Spanish Segunda

Market: Andorra win

Odds: 4/5 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on what has been a recent purple patch, Andorra will welcome Lugo to the Estadi Nacional on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Andorra might have endured a worrying blip throughout October, they have bounced back in some style. Although Eder Sarabia’s men might have only made their Segunda debut this season, the Tricolours have continued to gain a string of plaudits from across Spain. Last seen picking up a 3-1 victory away at Manacor while on Copa del Rey duties, the former Barcelona coach has now seen his side win four of their last five matchups across all formats. Knowing that another victory on Sunday afternoon could see them move within striking distance of the play-off places, Andorra will be desperate to lay down another marker here. With 36-year-old Carlos Martinez bagging four strikes in

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Bitesize Prediction: Port Vale vs Charlton – 19/11/22

Competition: League One

Market: Charlton double chance

Odds: 8/13 @ 888sport

Hoping to make up some ground in the League One play-off chase on Saturday afternoon, Charlton will make the trip to Port Vale.

Starting with the hosts, while Port Vale might have secured a shock League One promotion last season, Darrell Clarke’s men are enduring a recent wobble. Last seen putting in a nightmare display as they were blown away thanks to a 4-0 drumming away at Oxford, the Stoke-based outfit have come tumbling down the table. With some around Vale Park fearing that their side could be dragged into a relegation scrap, the Valiants have picked up just a single victory from any of their last five outings. Likewise, suffering an action-packed 3-2 loss at home against Exeter earlier in the month, Port Vale have shown some recent issues at the back. In fact, it should be highlighted

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France striker Nkunku ruled out of World Cup after suffering injury in training

Christopher Nkunku has been ruled out of the World Cup after the France striker suffered a knee injury in training on Tuesday.

The RB Leipzig frontman took a knock in a challenge with Eduardo Camavinga as they contested a 50-50 ball and he had to be helped off the field.

It was later confirmed Nkunku will not travel to Qatar after tests revealed he had sprained his left knee.

The French Football Federation sent Nkunku’s medical file to FIFA in order for the defending champions to call up a replacement.

He is expected to be replaced by either Wissam Ben Yedder, Moussa Diaby, Morgan Terrier or Randal Kolo Muani.

Head coach Didier Deschamps and the squad are due to depart for their Doha base on Wednesday.

Les Bleus begin their World Cup Group D campaign against Australia on November 22, before tackling Denmark and Tunisia.

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