Weekend Football Preview

The fixtures keep rolling on.

Premier League MW 25

Tottenham vs. Newcastle

3rd placed Tottenham go up against 14th placed Newcastle in an interesting clash. A win could take Tottenham up to 2nd while Newcastle will be hoping to build on their win against City with a win in London. Newcastle have the potential to cause an upset with Kane and Alli still out. Tottenham won the reverse fixture 1-2.

Brighton vs. Watford

13th placed Brighton face off against 9th placed Watford. Brighton are strong at home while Watford have been doing well on all fronts although they did lose to Spurs in the final ten minutes at Wembley. Another tight clash which could go either way although with Brighton at home there is a high chance the Seagulls might get at least a point. Watford won the reverse fixture 2-0.

Burnley vs. Southampton

17th vs 16th as Burnley entertain Southampton. Burnley have had a resurgence in recent weeks and were perhaps unlucky to not win their game against United while Southampton have been great under Hassenhutl. A top clash and whoever wins the game could really boost their chances at survival. The reverse fixture was a 0-0 draw.

Crystal Palace vs. Fulham

London derby as 15th placed Palace entertain 19th placed Fulham. Fulham need to win this game to continue their hope of survival while a win for Palace would take them further away from the relegation zone. Palace signed Michy on loan from Chelsea on Thursday but whether or not he features in this game remains to be seen. A fiery London Derby is expected. Crystal Palace won the reverse fixture 0-2. 

Everton vs. Wolverhampton

8th vs. 7th in a crucial clash for the Europa League position or a best of the rest place. Wolves could go 5 clear of Everton while Everton could make it interesting for the race for 7th. A top clash that could go either way although Wolves have been the team in slightly better form. Wolves and Everton shared the spoils 2-2 in the reverse fixture.

Cardiff City vs. Bournemouth

18th vs. 10th Cardiff need a win to boost their chances at survival while Bournemouth go into this game having thrashed Chelsea 4-0 in the second half of the last game. Bournemouth have been given a massive boost but Cardiff are team in decent form, an away trip to Wales is always tricky and so this game could be close. Bournemouth should just manage to win the game. Bournemouth beat Cardiff 2-0 in the reverse fixture.

Leicester vs. Man United

11th placed Leicester go up against 6th placed United. United could go into the top 4 with a win while Leicester could move up to 7th if the three points went to them. Leicester have already taken points off of City, Chelsea, and most recently Liverpool and after United’s shaky performance against Burnley, Leicester will be feeling good about their chances. Leicester like facing the top 6 and so I expect there to be a fun result at the King Power. United won the reverse fixture 2-1.

Man City vs. Arsenal

2nd vs 4th as City face the potential of falling down into 3rd while Arsenal need to win to keep up their place in the race for top four. City have not been themselves this season while Arsenal are still in the early stages of Emery’s reign. City should win this game though considering Arsenal’s defence. City won the reverse fixture 0-2.

West Ham vs. Liverpool

Liverpool travel to London to play West Ham as they look to recover from their draw against Leicester. West Ham are 12th but a surprising win could take them up to 8th. West Ham have been poor in recent weeks though and Liverpool should return to winning ways. Liverpool won the reverse fixture 4-0.

Everton vs. Man City

A double fixture for Everton and City as they face off on Wednesday. Depending on their previous results either team could be going into this game on a high and tired squads. Squad depth will be crucial for this game. City won the reverse fixture 3-1.

La Liga MW 22

Barcelona play Valencia, Sevilla travel to Celta Vigo, Atletico travel to Real Betis, and Real Madrid play Alaves. A tough weekend of fixtures in La Liga as everyone hopes that Barcelona drop points. 

Serie MW 22

Napoli play Sampdoria, Juventus play Parma, Inter play Bologna, and Roma play Milan. It is basically a fight for 2nd at the moment in Serie A. 

Bundesliga MW 20

Leipzig travel to play Hannover, Bayern travel to Leverkusen, Dortmund travel to Frankfurt, and Monchengladbach go to Schalke. It is still very interesting in the Bundesliga but Dortmund are in the driving seat. 

Ligue MW 23

Lille play Nice, Monaco play Toulouse, Marseille travel to play Stade Reims, and PSG travel to play Lyon. A race for 2nd in Ligue 1. 

 

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