Weekend Football Preview

Another amazing week of football!

Premier League MW 7

West Ham vs. Man United

West Ham seemed to have found their mojo in the last few weeks as they drew against Chelsea last week and destroyed Macclesfield Town 8-0 in the League Cup. United have fallen back into a lapse in form as they drew against Wolves last week and were knocked out by Derby on penalties in the League Cup. Pogba and Mourinho seemed to have reached another level of playground antics which will not be helping the squad in any way. The odds are that West Ham could cause an upset and beat United or at least get a point from the game. 

Arsenal vs. Watford

Arsenal have not dropped points since gameweek 2 and have the opportunity of entering the top four with a win against Watford. Arsenal sit 6th and beat Brentford 3-1 in the League Cup midweek. Watford have been top performers this year and sit 4th in the league and win would ensure that they stay in the top four for the week. Watford drew with Fulham last weekend and lost on penalties to Tottenham in the League cup. This should be an interesting game and while Arsenal’s attack is blistering their defence is very weak and Watford could make the game very exciting. The result could go either way. 

Everton vs. Fulham

Everton have not won in three weeks and face a tough test against a Fulham side who beat Millwall 3-1 in the League Cup midweek. The team philosophies are similar as they will both look to attack each others half. This game should be a fun one and the team with the better defence will get the points. 

Huddersfield vs. Tottenham

Huddersfield sit bottom of the table having not won a game this season and they probably will not end that run this weekend as Tottenham visit them. Tottenham have had a mixed few weeks and will hope to build on their League Cup progression by a convincing win at Huddersfield. Huddersfield are a tough defence to break down when they are in good form but a Spurs win is the most likely scenario. 

Man City vs. Brighton

Man city thrashed Cardiff last weekend and beat Oxford United 3-0 midweek going into this weekends game, they sit 2nd in the league on goal difference. Brighton narrowly lost to Tottenham last weekend and while they might make it a close game the most probable outcome is three points for Man City. 

Newcastle vs. Leicester

Newcastle remain one of the three teams who have not won a single game this season, they did manage to draw against Palace last week in what was their second point of the season. Leicester beat Huddersfield last weekend and progressed in the League Cup by beating Wolves on penalties at the weekend. Leicester have been all over the place this season and Newcastle might just get a point or more this weekend. 

Wolverhampton vs. Southampton

Wolves did well to get a point at Old Trafford last weekend and only lost on penalties against Leicester in the League Cup. Southampton were comprehensively beaten by Liverpool last weekend but they have otherwise done well in the league to sit 14th. This should be a close game although Wolves might edge it based on the fact that they are at home. 

Cardiff vs. Burnley

Cardiff were thrashed by Man City last weekend as they face a Burnley side that have been suspect this weekend. Burnley got an emphatic win against Bournemouth last weekend but followed that up with a loss against Burton in the League Cup. Cardiff have played well in some of their games and this could be an interesting fixture for them to get their first win in. 

Bournemouth vs. Crystal Palace

Bournemouth beat Blackburn in the League Cup midweek as Palace beat West Brom. The teams have had decent starts to their seasons and it should be an interesting game between two well-balanced teams. 

La Liga MW 7

MW 6 in La Liga was played out midweek as some shocking results occurred. Leganes beat Barcelona 2-1, and Sevilla beat Real Madrid 3-0, although Atletico beat Huesca 3-0. The losses to both Barcelona, and Real have made the League table interesting once more as this week also brings some top fixtures. Barcelona entertain Bilbao, Sevilla travel to Eibar, while Valencia visit Real Sociedad. The standout fixture is the Madrid derby as Real host Atletico. 

Serie MW 7

MW 6 was played out midweek in Italy as Inter beat Fiorentina 2-1, Juventus beat Bologna 2-0, Napoli beat Parma 3-0, Roma beat Frosinone 4-0, and Milan drew with Empoli. This weekend sees fixtures that could make the table very interesting as Roma take on Lazio, Inter Milan entertain Cagliari, Milan travel to Sassuolo, and in the top fixture Juventus entertain Napoli. 

Bundesliga MW 6

MW 5 was played in Germany midweek as Bayern drew with Augsburg 1-1, Leverkusen beat Dusseldorf, Dortmund thrashed Nurnberg 7-0, Leipzig beat Stuttgart, and Monchengladbach beat Frankfurt. The draw to Bayern has opened up the table once more going into the weekend. Bayern travel to Berlin to play Hertha, Monchengladbach play Wolfsburg, Stuttgart play Werder Bremen, Schalke entertain Mainz, Hoffenheim play Leipzig, Dortmund travel to Leverkusen, while Frankfurt play Hannover 96 in an interesting weekend of German football.

Ligue 1 MW 8

MW 7 was played in France midweek as Angers beat Monaco, Marseille beat Strasbourg, Lyon beat Dijon, and PSG beat Reims. PSG remain unbeaten in the league as they have an 8 point game between them and second placed Lyon. This weekend sees Monaco travel to St-Etienne, PSG travel to Nice, Lyon entertain Nantes, and Marseille travel to Lille. 

 

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