Winter break but with games!
Premier League MW 26
Everton vs. Crystal Palace
Everton sit 9th and in good form and a win can take them up to 7th while Palace are 14th and on a winless run for several games and need 3 points to not get dragged into a relegation scrap. A tough game to call but with Everton at home the feeling is that Ancelotti should get three points.
Brighton vs. Watford
15th placed Brighton take on 19th placed Watford in another relegation battle. A win for Watford would take them level on points with Brighton while Brighton are winless in several games as well and need a win to drop into the relegation zone. Both teams winless but Watford in slightly better form but this could be a tough game and a must win for both teams.
Sheffield United vs. Bournemouth
6th placed Sheffield take on 16th placed Bournemouth. Sheffield can go within 2 points of 4th and into 5th if if they beat Bournemouth. Bournemouth are in decent form having won 2 games in a row but this is a way tougher side and Wilder should get three points.
Man City vs. West Ham
Man City sit 2nd but lost to Spurs last weekend as Pep struggles this season while West Ham are 18th and in the relegation zone and Moyes needs a win. City usually bounce back after a defeat and since 2-0 against Mourinho was a pretty big one I have a feeling that West Ham are in for a thrashing.
La Liga MW 23
Atletico take on Granada, Real travel to Osasuna, Sevilla travel to Celta Vigo, and Barcelona travel to Real Betis. Tough games for most teams with Real having a decent chance to bounce back while Barcelona face a really tough trip to Betis with the club not functioning properly. Real are 3 points clear and could go 6 points clear of Barcelona. An interesting weekend ahead in Spain.
Serie A MW 23
Bologna beat Roma on Friday, Atalanta travel to Fiorentina, Juventus travel to Verona, Napoli take on Lecce, Lazio travel to Parma and the main fixture comes in Milan as Inter take on AC. A big weekend for Conte as dropped points would give Juventus a boost while the rest can also take advantage if Inter drop points.
Bundesliga MW 21
Schalke take on Paderborn, Dortmund travel to Leverkusen, Monchengladbach take on Koln, and Bayern take on Leipzig in a big big game. Dortmund and Monchengladbach will want to win their games to take advantage of either Bayern or Leipzig dropping points. The final game though is a big one with Bayern improving and Leipzig struggling slightly. A big weekend in German football.
Ligue 1 MW 24
Lille beat Angers on Friday, Marseille take on Toulouse, Monaco take on Amiens, and PSG take on Lyon. PSG have a big chance to extend their lead at the top this weekend as the league is all but done. Monaco continue to struggle and Europa League looks like a far off dream at the moment.