European football tips: Five strong fancies for Saturday
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Squad depth: How Europe’s top teams are managing players
As we enter the business end of the season, Europe’s leading clubs are once again having to balance continental competition with their busy domestic schedule. Is it possible to compete for honours with a small group of players or do managers need quality back-up in every position?
Top strike partnerships: Goalscoring bromances 2023
With Valentine’s Day approaching, we’ve taken our annual look at which pairs of footballers form the best strike partnerships on the pitch. We’ve measured this across a range of leagues by calculating the combined goalscoring rate of every pairing per 90 minutes spent together.
What to expect in the 2023 January transfer window
As the domestic seasons around Europe resume following the World Cup, it won’t be long before the 2023 January transfer window opens. We’ve analysed the squads and performances of every club in the big five European leagues to work out who needs what.
Return of European club football
With the World Cup over, many players have already returned to European club football ahead of the resumption of their domestic seasons. We’ve analysed the impact of international exertions on each squad and who has the toughest reintroduction to their league schedule.
Early season analysis: Can top teams recover from a bad start?
There are several big clubs across the ‘big five’ European leagues that are enduring a difficult start to the season, but how much trouble are they in? We’ve looked back at the previous 10 seasons to understand what counts as a bad start.
Who were the 2022 summer transfer window winners and losers?
With the 2022 summer transfer window now closed, we’ve taken stock of the wheeling and dealing to determine which clubs handled it best. The Premier League’s financial dominance was plain for all to see, with England’s 20 top-flight clubs spending over €2.2bn.
Transfer analysis: Which club has ruined the most footballers?
We’ve looked back at 10 years’ worth of moves to reveal which club’s signings have lost the most value. Our transfer analysis covers players bought and sold by the same club since 2013, with fees converted from euros to pound sterling. We exclude sales where the fee was unknown.
Cristiano Ronaldo transfer odds: Atletico rumours grow
We’re tracking the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer odds to gauge the likelihood off a move for the Manchester United forward this summer. The 37-year-old has asked to leave Old Trafford if an acceptable offer arrives following a disappointing first season back at the club.
Benchwarmers: Which players spend most time on the sidelines?
We have looked back at the last three seasons and totted up the number of minutes spent on the bench by outfield players across Europe’s top five leagues, MLS and Belgium’s First Division A. Our infographic reveals the most prominent substitutes in each division.
Football’s top goalscoring bromances
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we have taken our annual look at which pairs of footballers form the best goalscoring partnerships on the pitch. We have measured this across a range of competitions by calculating the combined goalscoring rate of every pairing per 90 minutes spent together on the pitch since the start of last season.
Which clubs will suffer most during the Africa Cup of Nations?
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on January 9 in Cameroon, with the final almost a month later on February 6. With African players fulfilling key roles at many top European clubs, whose domestic seasons will continue during the tournament, some absences will be keenly felt.
What does it take to manage a top football club?
We’ve assessed the top football managers to see what it takes to be successful at one of Europe’s major clubs. Our great infographic looks at age, experience, past playing ability and local knowledge of major leagues and their current employers.
Lionel Messi transfer odds: PSG favourites to swoop
We’re tracking the latest Lionel Messi transfer news, rumours and odds for clues on where Lionel Messi could move to this summer. Barcelona sent shock waves across the football world when announcing the 34-year-old Argentina superstar was heading for the exit door.