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Premier League MW 9 

Bournemouth vs. Southampton

Bournemouth thrashed Watford two weeks ago while Southampton were beaten by Chelsea. Bournemouth are flying high and sit 6th and so they should seal another win that could move them up to the top four. Southampton have not been great and could drop down to the relegation zone if they suffer a loss.

Cardiff City vs. Fulham

Cardiff narrowly lost to Tottenham last week and still seek their first win as Fulham visit who were thrashed by Arsenal two weeks ago and sit 17th. The teams are not in great phases of form but Fulham should win this game on paper. On the field it is a great chance for Cardiff to finally seal their first win of the Premier League season. 

Man City vs. Burnley

Man City lead the table though only on goal difference while Burnely sit 12th. These teams drew two weeks ago against Liverpool, and Huddersfield respectively. Man City should easily win this game and it is a good chance for De Bruyne to have a run after his return from injury. Burnley have a decent defensive record and a point or more would be a brilliant visit to Manchester. 

Newcastle vs. Brighton

Newcastle still seek their first win of the season as Brighton visit who sit 13th in the league. Benitez has shockingly not won a single game although his recent run of fixtures has seen Newcastle face many of the top 6 sides. Newcastle finally have a chance to seal three points and Brighton are a shaky side away from home. An interesting game but an important one for Benitez and his men. 

West Ham vs. Tottenham

West Ham beat United but were halted in their tracks by Brighton two weeks ago while Tottenham sit 5th behind Arsenal on goal difference. West Ham seem to finally be clicking as a team as they begin to climb the table and Spurs have been shaky of late with only narrow wins against their opponents. An interesting London Derby that could see Spurs drop point and West Ham gain some.

Wolverhampton vs. Watford

Wolves have climbed up to 7th in the table after finding their feet in the Premier League while Watford seem to have lost their early season pace by dropping down to 9th. It is a top clash between two attacking teams and Wolves are definitely contenders for the Europa League spot if not more. Watford were thrashed by Bournemouth and a win would be great to re launch their momentum but Wolves are strong at the Molineux and it might be another win for them. 

Huddersfield vs. Liverpool

Huddersfield still seek their first win of the season as Liverpool visit who have several injuries to contend with. Salah, Mane, and Van Dijk are some of the players that might not feature in the game but on paper Liverpool should still have enough to beat Huddersfield. Huddersfield have been poor and they will have channel into their defensive performances from last season to even manage a point. 

Everton vs. Crystal Palace

11th vs 14th as Palace visit Liverpool to face Everton. Everton have had a mixed start to the season but have still managed to play some exciting football while Palace have been decent but have dropped off in recent weeks. Palace have an attack full of pace and a solidity in defence that on their day can lead to three points for the Eagles but Everton are in decent form and this should be a close game.

Arsenal vs. Leicester

Arsenal sit fourth and are flying high with Lacazette and Aubameyang scoring for fun in the league while Leicester sit 10th having had a mixed start to the season. Arsenal have had great attacking performances but their defence is still shaky and Leicester will have to be clinical to cause the gunners some damage otherwise it could be another three points for Emery and his men.

La Liga MW 9

Big time ahead for Real Madrid and Barcelona as they look to recover from poor form prior to the international break. Real play Levante at home as Valverde sit’s on the line on the brink of getting sacked. Barca are third and have a tricky home fixture against Sevilla. Atletico travel to play against Villarreal. 

Serie MW 9

Roma entertain SPAL, Juventus welcome Genoa, Napoli travel to Udinese, and Inter play Milan in the Milan derby. A tricky set of fixtures but Juventus should make it 9 out of 9 wins. 

Bundesliga MW 8 

Struggling Bayern travel to Wolfsburg, high flying Dortmund travel to Stuttgart, Schalke play Werder Bremen, and Frankfurt entertain Fortuna Dusseldorf. All eyes are on Bayern and whether they can end their poor run of form which also seems to be impacting the German national team. 

Ligue MW 10

Lyon play Nimes, PSG play Amiens, Marseille travel to Nice, and Thierry Henry’s Monaco take on Strasbourg for his first game in charge. 

 

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