Weekend Football Preview

I don’t want the International break. 

Premier League MW 8

Brighton vs. West Ham

Brighton are 15th and only have one win this season as they entertain West Ham who have hit a bright patch of form as they sit 14th. Brighton always pose a threat at home but West Ham are flying high and having got four points against Chelsea and United they should win this game as well. 

Burnley vs. Huddersfield

Burnley beat Cardiff last weekend as they sit 12th in the table and entertain a winless bottom of the table Huddersfield side. Huddersfield have no confidence at the moment and an away game is not a great opportunity to gain any. Burnley should get their third win of the season. 

Crystal Palace vs. Wolverhampton

Palace have stagnated in recent weeks as they sit 13th in the league while Wolves have been flying high as they moved up to 9th. Palace and Wolves both play good football on their day but Wolves are the team in better form and could make it a fourth win of the season. Palace have the home advantage and if they do not sit back and defend they could make a difference. 

Leicester vs. Everton

Leicester and Everton both got good wins last weekend as they sit 8th and 11th respectively. They both play good football and this could be a fiery match up with both teams wanting to climb up the table. An exciting game to watch. 

Tottenham vs. Cardiff

Tottenham lost midweek to Barcelona after a Messi masterclass and they sit 4th in league going into this game. Cardiff are still without a win this season as they sit 19th and playing Tottenham at Wembley is not the easiest of tests. Tottenham will want to go into the International break with a good result and while Cardiff play decent football Spurs should add another three points. 

Watford vs. Bournemouth

6th and 7th face off against each other as Bournemouth visit London to play Watford. Watford started the season brilliantly but have stagnated of late while Bournemouth have kept up a decent run of results. This should be a game to watch as both teams will want to create a gap between each other. 

Man United vs. Newcastle

United lost to West Ham last weekend and sit 10th in the league they also only managed to draw against Valencia. Newcastle are winless this season as they sit 18th in the league. United are not great at the moment but Old Trafford is still a good place to end any poor start to the season. If Newcastle were to win their first game of the season then it would be great way to head into the International Break. United need the win as anything less than that would mean that Mourinho and United endure a tough 14 days until their next game. 

Fulham vs. Arsenal

Fulham are 17th as they seek to end their poor run of form against an Arsenal side that is flying high at the moment. Arsenal have climbed up to 5th in the table but have looked shaky during their games although they always seem to end the game with three points. Fulham need to be strong at the back and if they can score a goal or two they could force Arsenal to drop points. 

Liverpool vs. Man City 

Liverpool not won in three and were clearly second best against Napoli in the Champions League. Man City have been brilliant in the league as they sit top of the table but their form in Europe has been suspect. Liverpool dominated City in three games played at the latter stages of last season and while City must have learned from those fixtures Liverpool will hope to inflict a similar result. Either way one of these teams will most likely end their unbeaten start to the season. 

La Liga MW 8 

Real Madrid travel to Alaves seeking a win after three goalless results, Atletico play Real Betis in Madrid while Barcelona travel to Valencia for the standout fixture. Barca did well to end their poor run against Tottenham but Real lost to CSKA and need a win while Atletico will hope that the rest do not gain points. 

Serie MW 8

Some tough fixtures in Italy as unbeaten Juventus travel to Udinese, Roma travel to Empoli, Milan entertain Chievo, Napoli welcome Sassuolo, and Inter play SPAL away. All eyes are on Juventus who have started the season brilliantly and have already opened an 6 point gap in the table. 

Bundesliga MW 7 

Schalke travel to Dusseldorf, high flying Dortmund entertain Augsburg, struggling Bayern welcome Monchengladbach, Hoffenheim play Frankfurt, and Leipzig welcome Nurnberg. The Bundesliga is going through an uncharacteristically interesting season as Bayern struggle and Dortmund dominate. 

Ligue MW 9 

Marseille welcome Caen, struggling Monaco entertain Rennes and the standout fixture of the French weekend consists of Lyon who travel to Paris to play PSG. PSG have an 8 point gap at the top of the table and Lyon need to beat them to give the rest of the teams any hope of usurping the Parisien team. 

 

 

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