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Featuring profiles of every team, analysis of every group, this informative and accessible stats guide charts the fortunes of every team in the tournament since South Africa 2010.
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Key Stat: Chelsea have conceded just nine goals in 17 home league games
Expert Verdict: Sunderland have caused problems at Liverpool and Manchester City in the past month but have garnered only point from their last six games and are unlikely to give title contenders Chelsea a major headache. The Blues have comfortably the best defence in the league and a routine Chelsea win looks the most likely outcome.
Recommendation: Chelsea 2-0
REFEREE: Mike Dean STADIUM: Stamford Bridge
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Key Stat: Hamburg are unbeaten in their last five home fixtures
Expert Verdict: Hamburg's home form is keeping their survival hopes alive and they can move out of the bottom three by beating Wolfsburg. Relegation rivals Nuremberg and Stuttgart are in action after this fixture and Hamburg can put them under pressure by defeating a Wolves side suffering from Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup semi-finals.
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Key Stat: Juventus are unbeaten in their last 26 home matches
Expert Verdict: Bologna may need a couple more wins to secure Serie A status for next season but are unlikely to take anything from this week's trip to Turin. Davide Ballardini’s strugglers have won one of their last ten games and are up against a Juventus side seeking to maintain a 100 per cent Serie A home record.
Recommendation: Juventus 3-0
REFEREE: STADIUM: Delle Alpi
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Key Stat: Eight of Sociedad's last nine home games against Espanyol have featured under 2.5 goals
Expert Verdict: Sociedad have slipped out of the race for fourth spot after failing to win any of their last three matches and may have to settle for a draw against mid-table Espanyol. Ten of Sociedad's 14 league wins this season have come at home but Espanyol have lost on just one of their last six trips to San Sebastian.
REFEREE: STADIUM: Anoeta
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Key Stat: Lyon have won five of their six cup games against PSG
Expert Verdict: PSG should bounce back from their Ligue 1 defeat to Lyon with victory over the same team in the League Cup final but the prices that they do so look no more than fair against an opposing side full of confidence. The favourites should come good eventually but are likely to focus on keeping things tight.
Recommendation: Draw-PSG double result
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Key Stat: Fiorentina’s 16 league home games have produced 53 goals
Expert Verdict: Second-placed Roma keep winning in the hope of catching leaders Juventus but this is no foregone conclusion against a talented Fiorentina team. Roma have conceded in six of their last eight games and the injury to Mehdi Benatia makes them far less secure which points to a goalfest in Florence.
Recommendation: Both teams to score
REFEREE: STADIUM: Artemio Franchi
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