Weekend Football Preview

Gameweek 4!

Premier League

Leicester vs. Liverpool

Leicester have won 2 and lost 1 going into this game and will hope to at least add a point to their tally. Liverpool sit top of the table having won all their games and not having conceded a goal till now. Leicester have played some decent football in their games although Liverpool carry the same attacking danger of last season with an added solidity in defence. Liverpool would need to let their guard down for Leicester to get more than a point but if Leicester stay solid in defence a draw could be possible. 

Brighton vs. Fulham

Brighton narrowly lost to Liverpool last weekend while Fulham got their first win of the season in attacking filled performance. Brighton are stronger at home than they are away as has been showcased by their win against Man United. Fulham have shown plenty of attacking threat in their games but lack a solidity in defence. This should be an interesting game and either team could get three points. 

Crystal Palace vs. Southampton

After their opening day victory Palace have lost two successive games in the league while Southampton still seek their first win of the season. Southampton have added a goal threat in Ings but their defence seems to have holes in it. Palace have had decent games but have been unlucky at times this season. This game should be a second win for Palace and Zaha might shine. 

Everton vs. Huddersfield 

Everton have had a decent start to the season not having lost a game a yet while Huddersfield just managed their first point with a draw against Cardiff last weekend. If past matches are to be taken into account then this should be another three points in the bag for Everton although Huddersfield will probably make it difficult by sitting tight in defence. A hard fought victory for Everton. 

West Ham vs. Wolverhampton

West Ham remain the only team without any points this season as they hope to finally manage one or more at home against Wolves. Wolves have not managed to win a game yet but they have been unlucky to lose and fought well to draw against City last weekend. West Ham need to be defensively solid to get any points out of this game as Wolves have plenty of attacking talent in which should be a first win for Santos and his men. 

Man City vs. Newcastle

Man City were perhaps shocked last weekend as they drew against Wolves and dropped points in the table and will hope that they can thrash Newcastle at home. Newcastle defended for 75 points and were perhaps unlucky in their loss against Chelsea although if you do not create any chances you cannot really be lucky. Newcastle defended well for large parts of the game and will probably need to do the same in this one as well. A loss is on the cards for Newcastle and a point or more would be an amazing achievement.

Cardiff vs. Arsenal

Cardiff managed their first point of the season last weekend while Arsenal also managed the same with their win against West Ham. Cardiff have a proper crowd at home and the atmosphere will be exciting once more as Arsenal come to town. Arsenal were a disaster away from home last season and will hope to finally put that to bed this season. An interesting game that on paper should go to Arsenal but Cardiff have nothing to lose. 

Burnley vs. Man United

Burnley started the season with a draw but have lost two on the trot and have also been knocked out of the Europa League this week. United are suffering third season syndrome under Mourinho and were thrashed by Spurs last weekend. It is a must win game for Mourinho as it is the last one before international break and anything other than three points would put even darker clouds over his future at the club. Burnley know the pressure is on United and should feel encouraged at their chance of a point or more. A game to keep an eye on. 

Watford vs. Tottenham

Watford have done extremely well this season winning three of three along with Spurs who have also won three of three. The teams have shown great attacking talent with a solidity in defence and this game should be a very interesting one. Tottenham on paper should get three points but from what we have seen on the pitch if Watford show up for this game then the points could go either way. 

La Liga

Routine wins on the cards for Barcelona and Real Madrid who play at home against Huesca and Leganes respectively, but Atletico face a tricky fixture away at Celta Vigo. Valencia play Levante away. 

Serie A

Some great football on show in Serie A as Milan play Roma in their second game of the season. Parma back in the top flight play league champions Juventus. Inter are away at Bologna and Sampdoria entertain Napoli in a couple of tricky fixtures. 

Bundesliga

Hannover 96 entertain Dortmund, Hoffenheim entertain Freiburg, Frankfurt entertain Bremen, Leverkusen play Wolfsburg at home, Bayern travel to Stuttgart, Leipzig welcome Fortuna Dusseldorf, and Schalke play Hertha Berlin at home. Several tricky fixtures in the Bundesliga this weekend. 

Ligue 1

Top teams face off against each other in France this weekend as Lyon welcome Nice, and Monaco play Marseille at home. PSG travel to Nimes in what should be another comfortable three points for the Parisien side. 

 

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