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  1. Valencia v Sevilla FC: Preview

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    #INSERT type:video END# Valencia striker Jonas believes his side can continue to defy the odds by overturning a first-leg deficit against Sevilla to reach the Europa League final.Last week's 2-0 victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium has put S...

    Preview | Conversation | April 30, 2014
  2. McCall aims to defy the odds

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    Motherwell manager Stuart McCall admits his side will have to defy the odds to qualify for Europe - but he knows his players expect nothing less.McCall's injury-hit squad face Scottish Premiership champions Celtic on Saturday without the likes of Jam...

    Preview | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  3. Croft: Saints can stun Dons

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    St Johnstone midfielder Lee Croft knows what it takes to prove the bookmakers wrong after his FA Cup run with Oldham last season.And now Croft insists he and his Perth team-mates have what it takes to upset the odds at Ibrox against Aberdeen.Sunday's...

    Preview | Conversation | April 12, 2014
  4. Pizzi confident of overcoming odds

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    Valencia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi believes his players can put in the "valiant" effort they need to overturn a three-goal deficit and beat FC Basel on Thursday to reach the Europa League semi-finals.The 2004 UEFA Cup winners were considered favourite...

    Preview | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  5. Manchester United v Bayern Munich: Preview

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    Ryan Giggs is convinced that Manchester United can upset the odds and win the Champions League this season.The latest chapter in one of Europe's most fierce rivalries will be written on Tuesday when Bayern Munich come to Old Trafford for the first le...

    Preview | Conversation | March 31, 2014
  6. Lasley hails McCall

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    Motherwell skipper Keith Lasley insists Fir Park boss Stuart McCall deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Derek McInnes when nominations for the managerial prizes are announced.Aberdeen's McInnes is the odds-on favourite to sweep the board a...

    Preview | Conversation | March 18, 2014
  7. Westley does not know his place

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    Stevenage manager Graham Westley has backed his League One side to upset the odds and cause yet another cup upset against Everton this weekend.Everton and Stevenage are 62 places apart in the league ladder, but Martinez believes Westley's team are fa...

    Preview | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  8. Casilla: Espanyol have no fear

    The odds may be stacked firmly against Espanyol taking anything positive from their derby meeting with Barcelona but goalkeeper Kiko Casilla insists his team-mates arrive at the Nou Camp without fear.Espanyol have taken a single point from their city...

    Preview | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  9. Dale stun Vale

    Right-back Joe Rafferty headed his first goal in senior football as Rochdale upset the odds with a 1-0 victory at Port Vale.Rochdale's young side dominated the first half with some slick pass-and-move football which had Vale chasing shadows.Graham Cu...

    Recap | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  10. McGhee lifts Hearts

    Administration-hit Hearts continued to defy the odds as 17-year-old substitute Jordan McGhee headed a late winner as Gary Locke's side overcame the controversial sending-off of Kevin McHattie to beat Aberdeen 2-1.Hearts were leading through Jamie Wal...

    Recap | Conversation | August 24, 2013
  11. Bayern Munich v Nurnberg: Preview

    Nurnberg are looking forward to facing ''probably the best side in the world" tomorrow.They make the short trip to Bayern Munich aware that the odds are stacked against them, but at the same time, they are looking forward to the 187th Bavarian derby...

    Preview | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  12. Balatoni: Wounded Hearts a threat

    Partick defender Conrad Balatoni is braced for a meeting with a Hearts side who are determined to defy the odds in the same way as the Jags did last season.Balatoni and his team-mates delivered a message to the doubters when they clinched the First D...

    Preview | Conversation | August 15, 2013
  13. Weidenfeller draws on 1997 triumph

    Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has called on his side to go down in history like the 1997 team by upsetting the odds to win the Champions League.Dortmund are the underdogs for Saturday's meeting with Bayern Munich at Wembley, just as...

    Preview | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  14. Wigan out to upset odds

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    #INSERT type:image caption: Roberto Mantinez and Roberto Mancini enjoy a joke during their meeting in April END# For Wigan Athletic, making their first-ever appearance in an FA Cup final, the week leading up to such a momentous occasion should be o...

    Preview | Conversation | May 10, 2013
  15. Pulis ready for battle

    Stoke boss Tony Pulis accepts his side are up against ''overwhelming odds" as they host runaway Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United this weekend.United, 12 points clear at the top of table with seven games to play, are striding towards...

    Preview | Conversation | April 13, 2013
  16. Smith has reasons to be cheerful

    Dundee manager Barry Smith insists last week's endeavours at Hibernian confirmed his view that relegation is far from a foregone conclusion.The Taysiders are well adrift at the bottom of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League table and odds-on to return ...

    Preview | Conversation | January 26, 2013