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Weekend Football Preview

Exciting games ahead!

Premier League MW 11

Bournemouth vs. Man United

Football is fickle, two weeks ago Mourinho was going to get sacked but a string of decent wins and draws in the league has given United a new lifeline. Champions League struggles aside United have been getting points and Martial has created a new attacking threat upfront. Bournemouth have been brilliant this season and sit 6th in the league while United are 8th. This is a tough game for United and the type that usually brings Mourinho back down to earth. A win for United would take them level on points with Bournemouth but a win for Bournemouth could see them move to 4th and create a 6 point gap between them and United. A tough game but one Bournemouth could win.

Cardiff City vs. Leicester

Cardiff sit 17th in the table while Leicester sit 12th and play their first game since the tragic events of last weekend. While it will take a long time for Leicester fans and football as a whole to get over those events Leicester will need to concentrate on the football and getting three points in Wales would be a fitting way to pay tribute to Vichai. Cardiff have been decent over the last few weeks and could make it a tough outing for Leicester. 

Everton vs. Brighton

Everton sit 9th in the table while Brighton are 11th, both teams have had decent season till now and Brighton even managed to beat Wolves last weekend while Everton lost to United. A close and entertaining game is expected, Brighton generally do a bit worse away from home while Everton play better at home. 

Newcastle vs. Watford

Newcastle continue their journey to get their first win in the Premier League this season as Watford come to town. Watford sit 7th in the league and have been good this season, games have been a must win for Benitez for the last few months but in their current form they might need to wait another week for their first three points. 

West Ham vs. Burnley

West Ham sit 13th in the table while Burnley are 15th, West Ham have had a mixed season but after a poor start they have started putting in decent performances. Burnley have been uncharacteristically poor this season and have shipped in plenty of goals. West Ham could get an important win against Burnley but Burnley will make it tough for them. 

Arsenal vs. Liverpool

4th vs. 2nd, Arsenal have been flying high in recent months but their progress was halted by Palace last weekend while Liverpool have not slowed down this season. This perhaps the perfect test for Arsenal’s fans to see where their team is really at. An exciting game and one that I hope ends in a Liverpool defeat or a draw for both sides. The only concern remains Arsenal’s defensive fragility. 

Wolverhampton vs. Tottenham

Wolves have dropped down to 10th in recent weeks as they have stagnated while Tottenham sit 5th in the table but seem to be facing struggles of their own at the moment. Wolves need a win to restore momentum for Santos, and Tottenham have been suspect this season. Wolves could get three points and it would be brilliant if they did while Tottenham need the three points to distract the fans from problems off the pitch. 

Man City vs. Southampton

Man City sit top while Southampton are 16th, nothing more than a win is expected for Pep and his men. 

Huddersfield vs. Fulham

Both sides struggling both sides needing a win, can Huddersfield finally get their first win of the season or will Fulham get their second. 

La Liga MW 11

Atletico travel to Leganes, Real welcome Valladolid, Barcelona travel to Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla travel to Real Sociedad. Focus is on Real this weekend as they try to rebuild after a terrible start to the season and last weekend’s Classico thrashing.

Serie MW 11

Napoli entertain Empoli, Inter welcome Genoa, Juventus are at home against Cagliari, and Milan travel to Udinese. Juventus look to maintain their unbeaten start while the rest seek to keep pace with them. 

Bundesliga MW 10

Bayern welcome Freiburg, Dortmund travel to Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim travel to play Bayer Leverkusen. Bundesliga is far more entertaining this season as several teams fight it out for the top four spot. 

Ligue MW 12

PSG entertain Lille, Lyon welcome Bordeaux, Monaco travel to Reims as Henry searches for his first win, and Marseille go to Montpellier. At the moment PSG are running away with the league and for the rest the objective is to remain in touching distance of them. 

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