Martin Macdonald

 
Martin Macdonald • MartinMac1 Football Expert & Football Transfers Live Blog Editor
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Football Transfers Live Blog Editor with almost 10 years experience in producing up-to-the-minute live action around European football and beyond. Regular FootballCritic contributor.

Articles written by Martin Macdonald

Predicted XI

Pavard rested? How France could line up against Hungary

Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard has been at the centre of a controversial week and could be rested for France's match versus Hungary

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Predicted XIs

Maguire and Tierney to return? - How England and Scotland could line up

Both England and Scotland will welcome talismanic personalities back from injury for the crunch Euro 2020 match on Friday

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Player Ratings

Italy 3-0 Switzerland Player Ratings: Locatelli double downs the Swiss

Manuel Locatelli was in sensational form for Roberto Mancini's Italy side, as they secured qualification to the knockout stage of Euro 2020

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Player Ratings

Turkey 0-2 Wales Player Ratings: Bale and Ramsey the heroes

Wales took a massive step towards qualification to the knockout stage of the European Championship after defeating Turkey in Azerbaijan

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Predicted XI

De Ligt to return? How the Netherlands could line up against Austria

The Juventus defender missed the opening match of the Euros for the Dutch but has returned to full training

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Still no Verratti - How Italy could line up against Switzerland

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is close to full fitness but is unlikely to be risked by Roberto Mancini

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Benzema fit - How France and Germany could line up in Euro 2020 Group F

The biggest fixture of the European Championship so far takes place on Wednesday as two juggernaut nations do battle

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European Assists King

European Assists King 2020/21: Muller wins again as Kane, Depay & Aspas impress

The Bayern forward has claimed another triumph with the Tottenham striker ending up in a share for second place in the standings.

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European Golden Shoe

European Golden Shoe 2020/21: Lewandowski wins with Messi & Ronaldo on podium

The Bayern striker ends up at the top in the final standings of Europe's best goalscorers this season, leaving a star-studded chasing pack well adrift.

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Premier League

Premier League Table: Leicester heartbreak as Spurs and West Ham make Europe

For the second year in a row, Leicester fall agonisingly close to making the top four as Spurs beat Arsenal to European football.

  • 3 weeks
Predicted XI

Back to a back four - How Arsenal could line up against Crystal Palace

Mikel Arteta opted for a three-man central defensive trio against Chelsea, but could revert back to his usual two with full-backs here

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Jota still absent - How Liverpool could line up against Burnley

Jurgen Klopp confirmed at the weekend that the Portuguese will miss the final two matches of the Premier League season

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Predicted XI

Strong XI from Solskjaer? - How Man Utd could line up against Fulham

The Red Devils could secure second place in the Premier League this week if they earn a point or more against the London outfit

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Team of the Week

Premier League Team of the Week: Performance of the season from Ferran Torres

The Spaniard enjoyed his best outing of the Premier League campaign on Friday evening as Man City defeated Newcastle

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Predicted XIs

Solskjaer to bring back the big guns - How Man Utd and Liverpool could line up in the Premier League

The Red Devils' boss rotated his starting XI for the game against Leicester, but just two days later the superstars should return against Liverpool

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Predicted XI

Maguire out - How Man Utd could line up against Leicester

The Manchester United captain was forced off against Aston Villa at the weekend due to an ankle injury and will miss the game versus the Foxes

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Predicted XI

Busquets to make it - How Barcelona could line up against Levante

The Spaniard was forced off with a facial injury against Atletico Madrid but should be fit enough to start on Tuesday evening

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Championship

Championship table: Wayne Rooney's Derby County survive relegation

The play-off places in the English second tier are set but there is still plenty to play for the in the relegation battle.

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Predicted XIs

How Barcelona and Atletico Madrid could line up in La Liga showdown

The title race in Spain is set to go down to the wire, with both Barca and Atleti still in the mix to be crowned champions

  • 1 month
Team of the Week

Premier League Team of the Week: Bale blasts Blades away

The Welshman was in outstanding form for Tottenham as Ryan Mason's side ran out 4-0 winners over Sheffield United

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Predicted XI

No Ramos yet - How Real Madrid could line up against Osasuna

The captain of Los Blancos could be fit enough to feature but will likely be kept for the Champions League semi final

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Manchester Utd

How many penalties has Bruno Fernandes scored for Man Utd?

The Portuguese midfielder has been a revelation since joining the Red Devils, but has been helped with more than a few opportunities from the penalty spot

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Team of the Week

Serie A Team of the Week: Correa keeps Lazio in Champions League hunt

Simone Inzaghi's side put in one of the performances of the weekend as Milan were defeated 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico

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Team of the Week

Premier League Team of the Week: Chris Wood batters Wolves

The Burnley striker was in phenomenal form as the Clarets put Wolves to the sword with a superb away victory

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Predicted XI

Kovacic missing - How Chelsea could line up against Real Madrid in the Champions League

The Croatian is struggling with a hamstring issue and will miss the Champions League clash against his former club

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