Manchester City ‘working on new five-year deal for Phil Foden’

Manchester City are reportedly still working on a new five-year contract for Phil Foden.

The 21-year-old has been a key player for the Citizens during the 2021-22 campaign, making 40 appearances in all competitions, contributing 13 goals and nine assists in the process.

Foden’s existing deal at the Etihad Stadium is due to expire in June 2024, but according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League champions are working on a fresh contract until June 2027.

Romano claims that the England international will be offered an increase on his wages due to his importance to the team, and Pep Guardiola‘s side are hopeful that an agreement will be reached ‘as soon as possible’.

Academy product Foden has scored 44 goals and registered 31 assists in 164 appearances for the Citizens since making his first-team debut in 2017.

The Englishman has shown his versatility by operating in a number of different positions this season, playing as a left-sided forward, right-sided forward and centre-forward, in addition to featuring in midfield.

Sergino Dest ‘to remain at Barcelona this summer’

Sergino Dest is reportedly expected to remain at Barcelona this summer despite being strongly linked with a move away from the Catalan giants over the last few months.

The United States international was believed to be the subject of interest from a number of clubs in January, with Barcelona boss Xavi allegedly masking him surplus to requirements.

However, according to ESPN, Xavi has been impressed by Dest’s performances this year and now wants to keep the American at Camp Nou on a long-term basis.

The 21-year-old, who moved to the La Liga side from Ajax in October 2020, has allegedly been informed that he is part of the club’s plans for the 2022-23 campaign.

Dest has struggled with a number of injury problems this season but has still made 31 appearances in all competitions, contributing three assists in the process.

The right-back picked up another hamstring problem in the 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on April 24, though, and is now expected to miss the remainder of the campaign.

Liverpool ‘keen to sign Jude Bellingham this summer’

Liverpool could reportedly move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham during this summer’s transfer window.

The 18-year-old has been in impressive form for BVB during the 2021-22 campaign, making 41 appearances in all competitions, contributing six goals and 13 assists in the process.

Bellingham still has more than three years left to run on his current deal, but there is currently a host of speculation surrounding his future, with many of the world’s biggest clubs thought to be keen to sign him.

According to Goal, Liverpool are planning to bring in a new central midfielder during this summer’s transfer window and view Bellingham as the ideal acquisition.

The report claims that Monaco‘s Aurelien Tchouameni is also ‘admired’, as head coach Jurgen Klopp looks to boost his options for the 2022-23 campaign.

Bellingham is allegedly valued by Dortmund in the region of €100m (£84m), but a recent report claimed that the Bundesliga outfit had no interest in selling him in the upcoming market.

The teenager has scored 10 goals and registered 17 assists in 87 appearances for BVB since arriving from Birmingham City in July 2020.

Arsenal ‘agree £42m deal for Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus’

Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal with Manchester City for the transfer of Gabriel Jesus.

The 25-year-old has again been a regular for the Citizens during the 2021-22 campaign, making 36 appearances in all competitions, contributing 12 goals and 12 assists in the process.

Jesus has struggled for regular starts this term, though, and would be pushed further down the pecking order at the club if Erling Braut Haaland arrives from Borussia Dortmund this summer.

Arsenal have been strongly linked with the Brazil international in recent weeks, as the Gunners prepare to lose both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah on free transfers this summer.

According to TodoFichajes, Mikel Arteta‘s side have already reached an agreement with the Premier League champions for the acquisition of Jesus.

The report claims that the Gunners are set to pay in the region of €50m (£42m) for the South American, with Man City putting that figure towards a deal for Haaland.

Jesus could allegedly be one of two new forwards to arrive at the Emirates Stadium this summer, with the expected exits of Lacazette and Nketiah set to leave the capital outfit short in the final third.

Borussia Dortmund CEO: ‘Manchester United close to signing Erling Braut Haaland in 2020’

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed that Erling Braut Haaland came close to joining Manchester United from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2020.

The Red Devils were strongly linked with Haaland during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s time at the helm, and the 20-time English champions, at one stage, were believed to be in pole position to sign him.

Dortmund ultimately secured the Norway international’s signature, and Watzke has revealed that the German club’s decision to insert a release clause into the agreement meant that they were able to bring him to the club.

“We gave Erling Haaland a release clause… otherwise he would have gone to Manchester United,” the Bundesliga outfit’s chief told 19:09 Talk.

Haaland is expected to leave Dortmund in a £67m deal this summer, with Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona seemingly battling for his signature.

The 21-year-old has scored 25 goals and registered eight assists in 27 appearances for BVB during the 2021-22 campaign despite struggling with some injury problems.

In total, he has netted 82 goals and provided 23 assists in 86 outings for his German club following on from the 29 goals and seven assists that he managed in 27 matches for Salzburg.

Saturday’s Premier League predictions including Newcastle vs. Liverpool


Newcastle vs. Liverpool (Saturday, 12.30pm)

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on April 19, 2022

Two of the Premier League’s in-form sides kick off the next round of fixtures on Saturday lunchtime, as Newcastle United play host to Liverpool at St James’ Park.

The Magpies put three unanswered goals past Norwich City last time out, while Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Villarreal 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

We say: Newcastle United 1-3 Liverpool

An altered Liverpool XI coupled with Newcastle’s stellar run both in recent weeks and at home in 2022 means that a shock result is not beyond the realm of possibility this week, and at the very least, the Magpies should find a way through the Reds’ backline here.

However, Klopp’s side were thoroughly professional in midweek, and the German coach has a wealth of top-quality options to freshen the team up, so we can only picture the Merseysiders temporarily returning to the summit with all three points.

Our tipster partners are predicting an away win.

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> How Liverpool could line up against Newcastle

> Liverpool injury, suspension list vs. Newcastle


Aston Villa vs. Norwich (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Norwich City manager Dean Smith on March 13, 2022

Norwich City could become the first club to be relegated from the Premier League this season when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.

The Canaries lost 3-0 at home to Newcastle United last time out, while Steven Gerrard’s side halted their losing run away to Leicester City.

We say: Aston Villa 2-1 Norwich City

Norwich should be up for the fight this weekend against a Villa side who have not had the winning formula in recent weeks, and it is difficult to back the Lions to post a convincing win amid their struggles at both ends of the pitch.

However, the Canaries are on the brink of conceding a whopping 70 goals in the Premier League this season, and a refreshed set of attacking options from the home side should get the job done and potentially send their former Championship rivals back down.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Southampton vs. Crystal Palace (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrates with his players after the match on April 16, 2022

Two sides still with a bit of work to do to assure themselves of safety in the Premier League prepare for battle at St Mary’s on Saturday lunchtime, as Southampton play host to Crystal Palace.

The Saints rescued a 2-2 draw away to Brighton & Hove Albion last time out, while Patrick Vieira’s side played out a goalless stalemate at home to Leeds United.

We say: Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Winning games on the road has been a sticky point for Palace all season long, and their tag of resident draw specialists could certainly ring true in a fixture where the spoils are often shared.

It is difficult to back Southampton with any real confidence either given their mixed bag of results and devastating injury to Livramento, so we can only predict another stalemate between the two sides here.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Watford vs. Burnley (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Watford manager Roy Hodgson on April 9, 2022

A crucial battle at the foot of the Premier League table takes place at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, as Burnley seek to more or less condemn Watford to the drop.

The Hornets head into this game nine points adrift of safety in 19th spot, while the Clarets are hovering just two points above the dotted line.

We say: Watford 1-2 Burnley

Finding the back of the net at the Etihad should give Watford the belief that they can make the net ripple at least once in a game with so much at stake, but a revitalised Burnley are sure to take advantage of the Hornets’ ongoing defensive woes.

It has been nothing but defeat after defeat for Watford in front of their own fans recently, and while Hodgson will rally his troops as best he can, their fate should be virtually sealed as Burnley boost their own hopes of survival.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Wolves vs. Brighton (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Jonny celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on April 2, 2022

Wolverhampton Wanderers will welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Molineux for their Premier League encounter on Saturday afternoon.

The hosts will be looking to claim back-to-back league victories on home soil for the first time since November, while the visitors will be seeking to secure their third away win in four matches, having already beaten Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on the road this month.

We say: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Both sides will be keen to return to winning ways this weekend, with the hosts still pushing for a top-seven spot, while the visitors remain in the hunt to finish inside the top half.

However, a closely-fought contest is set to be played out at Molineux and with little to separate the two teams, a score draw could be on the cards.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Leeds vs. Man City (Saturday, 5.30pm)

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammates on April 26, 2022

Manchester City will be looking to remain in the driving seat for the Premier League title when they travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United on Saturday evening.

The Citizens came out on top in a seven-goal thriller against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals in midweek, while the Whites played out a goalless draw away at Crystal Palace on Monday.

We say: Leeds United 1-3 Manchester City

Man City should expect a hostile atmosphere from the Elland Road faithful and a tougher test this time around against a resurgent Leeds side, who could play a significant role in both the title race and relegation battle if they were to claim all three points on Saturday.

However, the Citizens still seem too strong for the Whites and should have enough quality in their side to win comfortably, even if one or two star names are rotated.

Our tipster partners are predicting an away win.

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> How Man City could line up against Leeds

> Man City injury, suspension list vs. Leeds

Saturday’s Primeira Liga predictions including Porto vs. Vizela


Arouca vs. Portimonense (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Arouca's Andre Bukia in action with Sporting Lisbon's Matheus Reis on March 5, 2022

Looking to snap their three-game winless run, Arouca lock horns with Portimonense at the Estadio Municipal de Arouca in round 32 of the Primeira Liga on Saturday.

The visitors, on the other hand, are yet to pick up a win on the road this year and will head into the game desperate to end this dry spell and move into the top half of the standings.

We say: Arouca 1-0 Portimonense

Arouca have endured a horrid campaign this season and find themselves just one point above the drop zone with three games to play. However, we are tipping them to grind out a slender victory against a floundering Portimonense side who are yet to taste victory on the road this year.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Maritimo vs. Benfica (Saturday, 5.00pm)

Benfica's Darwin Nunez celebrates scoring their second goal on April 9, 2022

Looking to pick up successive home victories for just the second time this season, Maritimo welcome Benfica to the Estádio dos Barreiros in round 32 of the Primeira Liga on Saturday.

As Aguias, on the other hand, will head into the game seeking to complete a second straight league double over the hosts, having won each of the last three meetings between the sides.

We say: Maritimo 0-2 Benfica

Having struggled against Famalicao last week, Benfica will be backing themselves to come away with the desired results on Saturday as they go up against a Santa Clara side who have managed just one win from their last six outings. We predict a one-sided affair with the visitors coming out victorious once again.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Porto vs. Vizela (Saturday, 7.00pm)

Porto's Mateus Uribe celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on February 24, 2022

Fresh off the back of suffering their first league defeat of the season, Porto play host to Vizela at the Estadio do Dragao in round 32 of the Primeira Liga on Saturday.

Sergio Conceicao’s side could complete a league double over the Vizelenenses after cruising to an emphatic 4-0 victory when the side met back in December’s reverse fixture.

We say: Porto 2-0 Vizela

Fresh off the back of picking up their first defeat of the season, Porto will look to make an immediate response and return to winning ways to avoid a late upset in their title charge. Conceicao’s men take on an inconsistent Vizela side who have managed just three wins on the road this season and we are backing them to come away with all three points.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 2.5 goals.

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Belenenses vs. Braga (Saturday, 9.00pm)

Braga's Andre Horta celebrates scoring their first goal on April 7, 2022

Fresh off the back of an impressive victory over league leaders Porto, Braga take a trip to the Estadio do Restelo to face Belenenses in round 32 of the Primeira Liga on Saturday.

O Belem, on the other hand, will head into the game aiming to pick up a third straight victory on home turf for the first time this season and move out of the drop zone.

We say: Belenenses 1-2 Braga

Fresh off the back of a resilient display at Famalicao, Belenenses will head into Saturday’s game with renewed confidence as they look to steer clear of the relegation zone. However, next up is an opposing side who are unbeaten in 16 of the last 20 meetings between the sides. While we expect O Belem to take a cautious approach to the game, we are tipping Braga to come away with all three points in this one.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Saturday’s Scottish Premiership predictions including Hearts vs. Ross County


Dundee Utd vs. Motherwell (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Dundee United manager Tam Courts applauds fans after the match on March 14, 2022

Having both scraped into the Championship group of the Scottish Premiership table, Dundee United and Motherwell will do battle at Tannadice Park on Saturday.

With the top three already decided, Saturday’s meeting in Dundee will play a major role in the battle for fourth place with the hosts just one point better off than their opponents.

We say: Dundee United 1-1 Motherwell

The league records show these two sides are evenly matched, and we predict a share of the spoils on Saturday.

Both looking to bounce back from defeats, they should cause one another problems but may be somewhat reserved given the stakes in the race for fourth spot.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Hearts vs. Ross County (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Hearts' manager Robbie Neilson on January 26, 2022

Hearts will welcome Ross County to Tynecastle on Saturday, in the second round of fixtures of the second phase of the Scottish domestic season.

A win over Dundee United last time out confirmed a third-placed finish in the Scottish Premiership table for the hosts with four games left to play, while the visitors find themselves in a fight for fourth spot after scraping into the Championship group when the league split.

We say: Hearts 3-1 Ross County

Despite their extensive injury troubles, Hearts come into the game with plenty of momentum, and we see them picking up another win at Tynecastle.

Neilson has plenty of dangerous attackers to pick from, and the Jambos may have too much for their visitors on Saturday.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Aberdeen vs. Dundee (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Aberdeen's Lewis Ferguson celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on February 9, 2022

With four games of the league season left to play, Dundee will aim to keep their slim survival hopes alive on Saturday, when they travel to Pittodrie Stadium to take on Aberdeen.

The visitors currently sit at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table, five points adrift of the relegation playoff place, while their hosts also find themselves in the bottom six after a disappointing campaign.

We say: Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee

Aberdeen look far from their best, while Dundee have at least been able to pick up points in recent games, and we see a draw as the most likely outcome.

Goodwin is yet to get his side playing to their full potential, and they could be held by a team fighting for their lives at the bottom of the league.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Livingston vs. Hibernian (Saturday, 3.00pm)

Livingston manager David Martindale reacts on March 6, 2022

Having both made winning starts to the second phase of the Scottish top-flight season, Livingston and Hibernian will square off at Almondvale on Saturday.

Having both dropped into the bottom half of the league after the split, the two sides find themselves in a battle for seventh place with only goal difference separating them at this stage.

We say: Livingston 1-1 Hibernian

Hibernian boast a strong squad, but one badly hit by injuries, and they may have to settle for a point on their travels against a Livingston side who can be particularly resilient.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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St Johnstone vs. St Mirren (Saturday, 3.00pm)

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson remonstrates on April 9, 2022

A vital clash as the bottom of the Scottish Premiership takes place on Saturday, when St Mirren travel to McDiarmid Park, where they will face St Johnstone, who sit five points behind their visitors in 11th spot.

St Johnstone have four games left to climb out of the relegation playoff position, and they come up against a St Mirren side low in confidence after five consecutive defeats in all competitions.

We say: St Johnstone 0-1 St Mirren

Despite St Mirren entering this clash in poor form, they have been more effective on their travels this season, and will look to extend the gap between themselves and 11th spot this weekend.

With both teams not overly productive in the final third, this may be a low-scoring affair, but nonetheless, it will be a closely-fought encounter due to the position of both sides in the table.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Saturday’s Major League Soccer predictions including Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls


Houston vs. Austin (Saturday, 6.30pm)

Houston Dynamo midfielder Fafa Picault (10) celebrates his goal against the Inter Miami CF during the second half at DRV PNK Stadium on April 3, 2022

The second Copa Tejas encounter of the 2022 Major League Soccer campaign takes place on Saturday as the Houston Dynamo host Austin FC at PNC Stadium.

Orange Crush dropped a 2-1 decision to Dallas a week ago in the first game of that interstate cup competition between the three Texas teams, while Austin extended their unbeaten run to five in a row, defeating the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0.

We say: Houston Dynamo 1-3 Austin FC

Houston have looked a lot more organised in the early stages of the season, but they are missing numerous opportunities to put their matches out of reach.

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Toronto vs. Cincinnati (Saturday, 8.00pm)

Toronto FC forward Jesus Jimenez (9) celebrates with midfielders Luca Petrasso (38, left) and Jacob Shaffelburg (22) after scoring against New York City FC in the first half at BMO Field on April 2, 2022

After a crazy finish on the road at New York City FC a week ago, Toronto return home to BMO Field on Saturday for a date with FC Cincinnati.

Down 5-2 with less than five minutes to play, TFC scored a pair of goals but ultimately lost 5-4 to the reigning champions of Major League Soccer, while Cincy are now winless in four consecutive games after a 2-1 defeat at home to Los Angeles FC.

We say: Toronto 2-1 FC Cincinnati

These teams have played in some crazy back and forth games this month, and while we do not expect as much unpredictability in this encounter, we believe that Toronto will come out on top.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy (Saturday, 8.30pm)

Real Salt Lake head coach Pablo Mastroeni during the second half against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 3, 2022

The Los Angeles Galaxy have a chance to best their longest unbeaten run from a season ago in Major League Soccer when they head to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday for a date with Real Salt Lake.

Heading into the final match of April, Claret and Cobalt are winless in six consecutive games in all competitions, while LA have not lost this month after defeating Nashville SC 1-0 last Saturday.

We say: Real Salt Lake 0-2 Los Angeles Galaxy

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Montreal vs. Atlanta (Saturday, 9.00pm)

CF Montreal head coach Wilfried Nancy during the second half against FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium on April 2, 2022

CF Montreal can match their longest unbeaten run from a year ago when their Major League Soccer campaign resumes on Saturday versus Atlanta United at Saputo Stadium.

Montreal have earned points in five consecutive league contests, beginning with a 3-3 draw versus the Five Stripes, who have only captured one domestic encounter since that result, dropping a 2-1 decision to Inter Miami last weekend.

We say: CF Montreal 2-0 Atlanta United

Historically, Atlanta have never gone goalless in any MLS encounter against their Saturday adversaries, but without Martinez, they are not the same team, and we do not expect them to create a ton of opportunities against a side who have played a much stingier defensive game in recent weeks.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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New England vs. Inter Miami (Sunday, 12.30am)

Inter Miami CF forward Leonardo Campana (9) reacts after scoring a goal against the New England Revolution during the first half at DRV PNK Stadium on April 9, 2022

In search of a fifth straight victory across all competitions, Inter Miami visit the Gillette Stadium on Sunday to lock horns with New England Revolution.

Meanwhile, the home side will be looking to arrest a slump in form which has seen them lose six of their last seven outings.

We say: New England Revolution 1-2 Inter Miami

Judging by recent results, Inter Miami are huge favourites to get the job done, and we are tipping them to live up to expectations by claiming all three points at the end of the 90 minutes.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Columbus Crew vs. DC United (Sunday, 12.30am)

DC United midfielder Russell Canouse (6) celebrates scoring a goal with his teammates during the first half against Toronto FC at BMO Field on March 19, 2022

Two of the teams in the bottom half of the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference will meet on Sunday when Columbus Crew welcome DC United to Lower.com Field.

The hosts are without a victory in their previous six outings in all competitions, while the visitors have won two on the bounce heading into this weekend.

We say: Columbus Crew 1-1 DC United

There is only goal difference to separate these two teams in the league, and it is likely that there will not be much between them when it comes to Sunday’s match.

Each club is enjoying mixed form right now, and therefore could benefit from a victory, but because of that it could lead to a cagey encounter that might produce a draw.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Orlando City vs. Charlotte FC (Sunday, 12.30am)

Orlando City forward Ercan Kara (9) celebrates with Orlando City forward Alexandre Pato (7) after an assists goal in the second half against the Chicago Fire at Orlando City Stadium on April 9, 2022

Orlando City will have the chance to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking this Sunday when they welcome Charlotte FC to the Exploria Stadium.

The visitors are without a win in their previous two Major League Soccer performances, and they head into this match having failed to win three of their most recent away games in the division.

We say: Orlando City 2-0 Charlotte FC

Orlando City shall be pushing to get straight back to winning ways in this match, and they have proven their ability to respond to defeats already this season.

Considering the fact that Charlotte are yet to win an away game in the MLS this season, this should be one for the Lions to take three points.

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Chicago Fire vs. NY Red Bulls (Sunday, 1.00am)

New York Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber during the second half against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on April 3, 2022

New York Red Bulls have the possibility of moving to the top of the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference this weekend when they travel to face Chicago Fire.

The hosts find themselves in the bottom half of the table, and they come into Sunday’s encounter on the back of five games without a win.

We say: Chicago Fire 0-3 New York Red Bulls

Chicago Fire might not be one of the strongest teams in the MLS at the moment, but they will need to put a big effort in to try and get anything out of this game.

However, New York Red Bulls are putting together impressive performances as of late, and their attacking qualities should help them to secure the win.

Our tipster partners are predicting over 1.5 goals.

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Kansas vs. Dallas (Sunday, 1.30am)

FC Dallas forward Paul Arriola (7) and forward Alan Velasco (20) and forward Jesus Ferreira (10) celebrates Ferreira scoring his first of three goals during the first half against the Portland Timbers at Toyota Stadium on March 19, 2022

Two teams at opposite ends of the Major League Soccer Western Conference table are set to face each other on Sunday as Dallas travel to Children’s Mercy Park for an encounter against Sporting Kansas City.

The hosts head into the match after a trio of fixtures without a win, while the visiting team are on a seven-game run without a loss.

We say: Sporting Kansas City 0-3 Dallas

Sporting Kansas City might have the home advantage when it comes to this match on Sunday, but they could struggle against in-form opponents.

Dallas have been one of the strongest teams in the MLS so far, and that should continue this weekend, even though they have struggled away from home this season.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Colorado vs. Portland (Sunday, 2.00am)

Members of the Colorado Rapids celebrate a goal in the second half against Real Salt Lake at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 3, 2022

Colorado Rapids will be looking to end a five-game winless run when they play host to Portland Timbers on Saturday.

The home side, who occupy 10th place in the Western Conference, can leapfrog the visitors with a win, while the Timbers can extend their current unbeaten run to four matches.

We say: Colorado Rapids 1-1 Portland Timbers

Colorado have drawn three of their last five matches, while Portland have accumulated more MLS draws than any other side this season, and we think that pattern will continue on Friday with the two teams cancelling each other out.

Our tipster partners are predicting under 3.5 goals.

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Liverpool ‘planning extensions for Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino’

Liverpool could offer to extend Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane‘s stays at Anfield beyond the end of next season, according to journalist Ian Doyle.

The Reds announced on Thursday that manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a new two-year deal at the club to stay until 2026, while negotiations are also ongoing with Mohamed Salah.

Firmino and Mane are due to become free agents in 2023 alongside Salah, but Liverpool Echo reporter Doyle is expecting the Reds to offer to extend the attackers’ contracts for at least another year.

When asked during a Q&A if there was any update on Mane and Firmino’s contract situations, Doyle responded: “Nothing yet. In fact, I doubt there’ll be much on contracts now until the season has finished. It isn’t a priority right now as the focus is now completely on winning games and winning trophies.

“Mind you, the potential last game is only a month away, so not long to wait. I’d be surprised if Firmino or Mane leave in the summer, although certainly with the latter his stock is extremely high right now. I’d imagine Liverpool will at the very least offer them something to extend their stay.”

Mane has registered 20 goals and provided three assists in 44 matches this term, while the injury-hit Firmino has banked 11 strikes and four assists in 31 games across all tournaments.

The latter is currently dealing with a foot injury, and Klopp revealed on Friday that he will miss out against Newcastle United in the weekend’s Premier League contest.