MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool v Man City – Form, Stats and Key Players

On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City will cross over to Merseyside and visit Anfield. Many are calling this the biggest game of the season and its difficult to argue! Here is a preview of the game that shows the history, stats, and key players that will define the game. Form Both sides head into the game in pretty impressive form. Liverpool are still unbeaten in the Premier League this season, having won all but one of their games after the hard-fought…

Continue Reading

Wayne Rooney – the Birthday Boy in numbers

Wayne Rooney celebrates his 34th birthday today, so let’s look at some of the numbers the defined the career of a Premier League legend 16 - Rooney was just 16 years old when he made his debut for Everton back in 2002. 67 appearances later and 15 goals, the youngster moved Manchester United, a transfer that would see him stay there for 13 years 5 - Incidentally, Rooney won 16 trophies at Manchester United, and included in that is 5…

Continue Reading

MATCH PREVIEW: Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid – Preview and Predicted Line Ups

The first Madrid Derby is upon us, and what a cracker it is looking to be! Just one point separates the teams and tonight's result will affect the top of the table, bringing Atletico back to the top, or extending Real's lead. Madrid Derby - Form Despite being unbeaten this season, many believed that Real Madrid would be in trouble at the start. 5 points from a possible 9 left them slightly adrift of the top of the table. Then…

Continue Reading

Victor Osimhen – A young Eagle flying in France

Stepping out to the roar of an unfamiliar crowd can put many players off. Bright lights, big defenders giving you the stare, and the feeling of all eyes on you. Young or old, the pressure to perform for the new faithful, the people who have placed all their hope on you, can be overwhelming. Victor Osimhen, however, lived up to the expectations and burst onto the Lille scene by scoring the 2 goals needed to beat Nantes in their opener…

Continue Reading

Gian-Luca Waldschmidt – Germany’s young Euro hero

The Under-21 European Championships is in full flow, with teams being knocked out ready for the finals of the competition. One team that looks particularly strong is Germany. After their senior team withered out of the World Cup last year, all eyes will be on the next crop of talent. While Kai Havertz and Leroy Sane are leading the way, players like Luca Waldschmidt are coming up close behind. This is why the young forward is One to Watch! Waldschmidt…

Continue Reading

Breakout Team of the Season – 2018/19

Here at FootballOwl, we love looking at young stars that are looking to be the next big things in world football. New players come along every year looking to impress and this season has been no different. The players in this list have all had extraordinary seasons that have really pushed them into the limelight. This is FootballOwl's breakout Team of the Season! GK: Alex Meret (Napoli) Alex Meret will be one of the lesser known names in our Team…

Continue Reading

Arsenal Finances – How the money comes and goes

Football clubs bring joy and pain to millions of people around the world. In their most basic form, however, they are a company just like any other. With many employees on different wages, day to day running costs and rent, there is not much difference in a financial statement. In January, Arsenal FC released their financial statements and there are some interesting things to note when looking through them. So here is our analysis of Arsenal's finances The end of…

Continue Reading

Jean-Philippe Mateta – Mainz’s Main Man

This time of the season can be a stressful one for many clubs. Going for the title, qualification to the European cups, or fighting for survival. For others, they got their business wrapped up already. Thanks to Jean-Phillippe Mateta, Mainz fans can rest easy in their beds. The young striker has scored 12 goals this season, and at just under 1/3 of Mainz's total goals, Mateta has definitely played a big part in the clubs survival this season. Just like…

Continue Reading

Atalanta Tactical Analysis – The Italian Entertainers

Think of the top teams in Italy and some names stand above the rest. Teams such as Juventus, Roma, and the Milan teams have a rich history, once being the conquerors of Europe. One side that has flown significantly under the radar in past seasons, though, is Atalanta. Currently sitting in 8th, the team are not necessarily over performing, but their record of 54 goals (just one less than Juventus) is impressive. In this article we will explore what Atalanta…

Continue Reading

Ibrahima Konate stats – Leipzig’s One to Watch

In the last 10 years, there has been only two real stars of world football. Two of the greatest players to ever grace the game in Messi and Ronaldo have been battling it out and have really had the spotlight on them. It has now been 13 years since Fabio Cannavaro won the Balon D'Or. It may just be a coincidence, but in the recent times, top quality centre backs have been in short supply. Aymeric Laporte and Virgil van…

Continue Reading
  • 1
  • 2
Close Menu