Superstar duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have made the all-star XI of the players that have been managed by either Pep Guardiola or Jose Mourinho. The list was compiled by renowned British media outlet TalkSports. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will renew their long rivalry this weekend when Spurs entertain Manchester City in a week nine Premier League duel scheduled to take place at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is dated to their time at Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. They both moved from Spain to England with Mourinho managing Manchester United between 2016 and 2018, while Guardiola has been at Manchester City since 2016. The last meeting between the two managers happened last season as Spurs beat Manchester City 2-0 at home despite the fact that it was the Citizens that dominated possession from start to finish. Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-Min got the goals for Spurs.

In the all-star XI, Chelsea legend Petr Cech was selected in the goalkeeping department having played under Mourinho at Chelsea. He was a part of the Blues team during the first and second Jose Mourinho spells at Stamford Bridge. Dani Alves, John Terry, Gerard Pique and David Alaba were the defenders selected.

John Terry was the Chelsea skipper during the two Mourinho managerial spells at the club, while the duo of Dani Alves and Gerard Pique were key members of the Barcelona team that was very successful under Guardiola. Austrian international David Alaba played under Pep Guardiola at German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich.

The formation selected was 4-3-3 with the trio of Claude Makelele, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta making the midfield. Iniesta and Xavi played for Guardiola at Barcelona, while Makelele was at Chelsea during the first Mourinho spell. Portuguese national team skipper Cristiano Ronaldo is joined up front by Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. Ronaldo played for Mourinho at Real Madrid, while Messi and Lewandowski played for Guardiola at Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively.

Choosing the right sport to bet on can be extremely difficult. Even if you have a lot of knowledge about a particular sport, it can still be easy to become arrogant and make a lot of mistakes. It takes a lot more than just having a favorite sport and an account with a New Jersey online sportsbook. You have to carry out research and know where to find value with your bets. That can often be extremely difficult to do; fortunately for you, we know the best ways to find value and which sports offer the best markets in which to carry out research. 

Ice Hockey

One of the most important aspects of betting on sports is that it has areas that can be predicted with a relatively close level of accuracy. This is what sets it apart from other forms of gambling, such as video slots. Ice Hockey is a game that has specific markets that can be usedto find the right value. 

Like all attack vs. defense games, Ice Hockey allows certain aspects of the market to be analyzed. The particular area to focus on with Ice Hockey is the total number of goals scored in the game. For this, you may think that researching how many a team scores in their games on average is the best way forwards; however, that is not the case. For this, you need to look at the average for how many goals are scored in a team’s games. That will allow you to work out how many goals are likely to be scored in matches between teams, and from there, you can find the best value bets. 


Soccer is another attack vs. defense game that offers players a lot of value. While it has a lot of similarities to Ice Hockey in terms of the basic premise of the game, it has a lot more on offer when it comes to finding value. Because soccer is the most popular game in the world, it means that games are being played almost constantly. This allows you to find lots of value for your wagers, due to the sheer volume of games being played. 

The trick to finding the value with soccer betting is to find a niche area and then research it heavily. One area that many people find a lot of success with is red cards and yellow cards. By placing wagers on how many cards will be issued during the game, players can find lots of value. The areas of research to look at here are threefold. Firstly, how many cards a team gets on average. If a team commits a lot of tactical fouls, then it ensures that yellow cards will be awarded regularly regardless of whether a team has a persistent offender. Secondly, if a team has such a player in the roster that will instantly increase the number of cards awarded. Finally, if the game is a rivalry match,that will increase the intensity and increase the number of cards awarded. All of these will allow you to find added value and potentially get much better odds on your bets. 

While none of these methods are guarantees of winning, they will help you to increase your chances of doing so, especially if you put in the right amount of research.