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Midweek Football Preview

Some big games!

Premier League MW 22

Sheffield United vs. West Brom

Relegation zone game between 20th and 19th, a win for the Blades would take them within a point of West Brom but West Brom have a game in hand. A win for West Brom would leave Sheffield United with a mountain to climb. Its a massive game for both teams and the game could go either way. The reverse fixture was a 1-0 win for West Brom. 

Wolverhampton vs. Arsenal

Wolves have been horrible as they sit 14th in the table while Arsenal sit 10th and are on an unbeaten streak going into this game. Arsenal should win this based on current form but Wolves have to start winning games. It will be tough for Arsenal to break Wolves down so I think this could be a draw. The reverse fixture was a 1-2 win for Wolves. 

Man United vs. Southampton

11th placed Southampton have lost their last 3 while Manchester United have not won in 2 as the two teams go head to head. This game could go either way with both manager’s capable of a win. The two teams also need to win in their own contexts. The reverse fixture was a 2-3 win for Manchester United. 

Newcastle vs. Crystal Palace

15th placed Newcastle finally managed to win a game in the weekend as they take on 13th placed Palace who also managed to win. A game between two teams that have found respite over the weekend and it will be interesting to see which team will back that up with another win. Newcastle won the reverse fixture 0-2. 

Burnley vs. Man City

16th placed Burnley lost to Chelsea during the weekend and now they take on leaders Man City who are in brilliant form at the moment. City should win this game game but Burnley will make it hard and it would be a big win for them if they mange a point. Man City won the reverse fixture 5-0. 

Fulham vs. Leicester

18th placed Fulham take on 4th placed Leicester and based on current form this should be a draw. Fulham can’t seem to win a game but they really do know how to draw them while Leicester have fallen off the railroad in recent games. Leicester are looking to bounce back but Fulham are decent at the moment. The reverse fixture was a 1-2 win for Fulham. 

Leeds vs. Everton

12th placed Leeds are in good form as they take on 8th placed Everton who are struggling to win games over the last week. Leeds impressively beat Leicester during the weekend and seem to have found their energy again while Everton look like the opposite. Leeds won the reverse fixture 0-1. 

Aston Villa vs. West Ham

9th placed Villa take on 5th placed West Ham with both the teams in good form heading into this game. West Ham will be looking to bounce back after a poor loss to Liverpool while Villa are looking to build a run of form after their win during the weekend. A win for Villa would take them level on points with West Ham further opening up the race for top four. West Ham won the reverse fixture 2-1. 

Liverpool vs. Brighton

Liverpool sit 3rd in the table and are looking to head back to the top as they take on 17th placed Brighton who beat Spurs during the weekend. The reverse fixture was a 1-1 draw but based on what I have seen of Liverpool in recent games this should be a straightforward win for the home team, regardless of how well Brighton play. 

Copa Del Rey Quarter-Finals

Sevilla take on Almeria, Villarreal travel to Levante, Barcelona travel to Granada, and Real Betis take on Bilbao. Sevilla, Villarreal, and Barcelona should get through to the semis with either of Bilbao and Betis joining them. 

Coppa Italia Semi-Finals 1st Leg

Inter take on Juventus while Napoli take on Atalanta in the 1st legs of the Coppa Italia semi-finals. It’s all to play or and no one really knows which team could go through. 1st legs are always cagey affairs but expect the away teams to try to make a mark. 

DFB Pokal 3rd Round

Leverkusen travel to Essen, Dortmund entertain Paderborn, Wolfsburg take on Schalke, Leipzig entertain VFL Bochum, and Monchengladbach travel to Stuttgart among other games. The top teams should progress to the next round with no real hurdles in sight for now. 

Ligue MW 23

Lille travel to Bordeaux, Lyon travel to Dijon, Monaco take on Nice, PSG entertain Nimes, and Lens take on Marseille. PSG are looking to bounce back from their loss at the weekend while the rest are looking to remain in the race. Marseille will hope that they can resume playing games after some turbulent events at the club during the weekend. 

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