Midweek Football Preview

Cups and Leagues continue!

Carabao Cup Round of 16

Burton vs Leicester

Burton beat Bournemouth 2-0 to reach the Round of 16 while Leicester beat Luton 0-4. Burton sit 13th in League One having won 2 of their 6 games since, while Leicester are 3rd in the Premier League having won 3 of their 4 games. Leicester should win this on paper and on the pitch but since Luton are home they will make it a difficult game. 

Everton vs. Watford

An all Premier League fixture as Everton take on Watford. Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday in the last round while Watford beat Swansea. Everton have been inconsistent but Watford are at the bottom of the league although they have drawn their last three games. League form never matters when cup games come along and so this should be an interesting fixture. 

Man City vs. Southampton

City 2nd in the league go up against Southampton who are 18th. City beat Preston in the last round while Southampton beat Portsmouth and both teams face off in the league once again next weekend. Southampton lost to Leicester by 9 goals and so City will be licking their lips at the prospect of causing more damage even though City have not been at their best themselves.

Liverpool vs. Arsenal

Another all Premier League clash as league leaders Liverpool face off against Arsenal who sit 5th. Liverpool beat MK Dons in the last round while Arsenal beat Nottingham Forest. Liverpool have not been their best but unlike previous seasons they are grinding wins out and Arsenal are suffering some turmoil within the club. Arsenal did not have a great weekend and if Liverpool are solid they can easily pile even more misery on the London club.

Aston Villa vs. Wolverhampton

Premier League clash once again Villa who are 15th take on 12th placed Wolves in this round. Villa have been decent since being promoted but have been too inconsistent while Wolves have improved over the last few weeks after a poor start. Villa beat Brighton in the last round while Wolves won on penalties against Reading. This should be a close and interesting game.

La Liga MW 11

Atletico travel to Alaves, Barcelona take on Valladolid, Sevilla travel to Valencia, and Real Madrid welcome Leganes. Barcelona and Real Madrid play catch up to the rest as they return to games after a week off. Granada travel to Getafe looking to keep their lead at the top of the table. 

Serie MW 10

Inter travel to Brescia, Napoli take on Atalanta, Roma travel to Udinese, Juventus take on Genoa, and Milan welcome SPAL. Several draws at the top during the weekend shortened the gap at the top as Juventus and Inter look to return to winning ways. 

DFB Pokal 2nd Round

Bayern travel to VFL Bochum, Leverkusen take on Paderborn, Wolfsburg take on Leipzig, Dortmund welcome Monchengladbach, and Frankfurt travel to St.Pauli. Some tough fixtures in this round of the German League Cup but Bayern should have an easy win.

Coupe De La Ligue Round of 32

Nice travel to Le Mans, Monaco take on Marseille as these teams look to win a domestic trophy rather than the league.

 

 

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