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Midweek Football Preview

Halfway point!

Premier League (Games in hand)

West Ham vs. West Brom

9th placed West Ham take on 19th placed West Brom with both teams having won at the weekend. West Ham are in good form having not lost their last 4 while West Brom are fighting to get out of the relegation zone. It will be a tough test for both teams and it should be a close game. 

Man City vs. Aston Villa

City sit 2nd in the table and can go top with a win as they take on Villa who sit 10th having played 3 games less than anyone else. Villa have had a good rest going into this game having not played a Premier League game for some time but City are in top form and look likely to continue that. It should be an entertaining game with both teams playing some good football this season. The result could go either way. 

Fulham vs. Man United

Fulham’s unbeaten run of draws came to an end during the weekend as they were narrowly beaten by Chelsea. United took on Liverpool and what resulted was a goalless draw in a game that lacked the entertainment it should have delivered. United can remain top with a win albeit having played a game more than City while Fulham can get within a point of safety if they manage to get their first win in quite a while. Fulham have been doing well against the top teams and with RLC back it will be interesting to see whether they can manage a point or more. 

Liverpool vs. Burnley

Liverpool sit 4th winless in their last 4 and not having scored a goal for 3 games as they take on Burnley who sit 17th and are looking to bounce back after a couple of losses. Liverpool’s home record stayed intact against United and it should continue to do so against Burnley. Burnley will favour themselves in this game though with Liverpool’s scoring struggles and would fancy themselves to get a point or more. A close game for sure. 

FA Cup 3rd Round

Southampton vs. Shrewsbury

This game was postponed due to Covid but they can replay it this week. Southampton should be able to beat Shrewsbury without any issues.

La Liga MW 19

Sevilla travel to Alaves, Villarreal take on Granada, Valencia travel to Osasuna, and Atletico take on Eibar. Atletico play one of their games in hand as they look to gain more ground at the top of the table while others will be busy with cup action. 

Copa Del Rey Round of 32

Real Sociedad travel to Cordoba, Real Madrid travel to Alcoyano, and Barcelona travel to Cornella. Barcelona just lost a Supercopa final to Bilbao in which Messi was sent off while these teams play Copa del Rey action against teams that they should be winning against. 

Serie (Games in hand)

Atalanta take on Udinese as they play their game in hand. Udinese are struggling this season but Atalanta are still firing on all fronts albeit not as consistent. 

Coppa Italia Round of 16

Roma take on Spezia, and Lazio take on Parma in the remaining fixtures of this round. Roma and Lazio should go through as they are two teams in good form. The next round already consists of the best teams in Italy and these two would complete the set. 

Bundesliga MW 17

Monchengladbach take on Werder Bremen, Dortmund take on Leverkusen, Bayern travel to Augsburg, and Leipzig take on Union Berlin. Bayern sit 4 points clear at the moment and it looks like they could extend that lead this week with the teams around them playing some tricky fixtures. It’s going to be an interesting week. 

Ligue (Games in hand)

Marseille take on Lens as they play one of their games in hand. A win for Marseille would take them to within a point of 5th places Rennes. 

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