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Weekend Football Preview

Big weekend of games!

Premier League MW 28

Newcastle vs. Aston Villa

Newcastle sit 16th in the table as they take on Villa who are 9th in the table. Neither team has won their last 2 games and both teams need to start winning. Newcastle are on the verge of being dragged into the relegation zone while Villa are losing ground on the European spots. Villa won the reverse fixture 2-0. Villa should win this game. 

Crystal Palace vs. West Brom

13th placed Palace take on 19th placed West Brom. Palace have not won in 3 while West Brom have won 1 win in 5. Both these teams need to return to winning ways and it should be a close game. Palace won the reverse fixture 1-5. 

Everton vs. Burnley

6th placed Everton take on 15th placed Burnley. Everton lost to Chelsea on Monday and are looking to bounce back as they take on Burnley who haven’t won a game in some time. It should be a tough test because Burnley are solid at the back. The reverse fixture was a 1-1 draw and these are the games that Everton tend to lack in. 

Fulham vs. Man City

18th placed Fulham only in the relegation zone on goal difference as they take on City who returned to winning ways against Southampton. Fulham are in great form and are playing well but City would be a step too far for them. City won the reverse fixture 2-0. 

Southampton vs. Brighton

14th placed Southampton have 1 win in 5 while Brighton have lost their last 3 and are winless in many games. Both teams need to start winning while Brighton could drop into the relegation zone if they lose heavily. A big game at the bottom of the table. Southampton won the reverse fixture 1-2. 

Leicester vs. Sheffield United

Leicester are comfortable in 3rd as they take on bottom of the table Sheffield United. Leicester should win this game but it will be tough as Sheffield are a tough team to break down. Leicester won the reverse fixture 1-2. 

Arsenal vs. Tottenham

North London Derby time as Arsenal welcome Tottenham with the Gunners sitting 10th in the table. Tottenham have won their last 3 and could go up to 5th with a win and are the team in better form. An interesting derby and we all know form get’s thrown out the window in these games. Spurs won the reverse fixture 2-0. 

Man United vs. West Ham

2nd placed United beat City last weekend but drew against Milan with a poor performance. West Ham sit 5th in the table and are in great form as they travel to United. This is a big game in context of the top four and if West Ham can manage to win this game it would really open up the race for the last 3 positions. United won the reverse fixture 1-3. 

Wolverhampton vs. Liverpool

12th placed Wolves have only 1 loss in their last 5 games but have not won any of their last 3 as they take on 8th placed Liverpool who have lost 4 of their last 5. It’s an away game so Liverpool could perform better but Wolves will know that there is no need to be scared of this Liverpool team. Liverpool won the reverse fixture 4-0. 

La Liga MW 27

Real Madrid take on Elche, Atletico travel to Getafe, Sociedad travel to Granada, Villarreal travel to Eibar, Sevilla take on Betis, and Barcelona welcome Huesca. Atletico sit 6 points clear at the top and the race is truly on now. It will be interesting to see which team drops points in these winnable fixtures. 

Serie MW 27

Lazio take on Crotone, Atalanta take on Spezia, Inter travel to Torino, Roma travel to Parma, Juventus travel to Cagliari, and Milan welcome Napoli. Inter sit 6 points clear at the top and Milan have a tough game against Napoli with depleted squad. It is another chance for Conte to extend his lead at the top and Inter could very well do that. Juventus dropped out of the Champions League and they can now focus on getting as high as possible in the league. 

Bundesliga MW 25

Monchengladbach travel to Augsburg, Bayern travel to Werder Bremen, Dortmund take on Hertha Berlin, Leverkusen take on Arminia, Leipzig take on Frankfurt, and Hoffenheim travel to Stuttgart. Bayern sit 2 points clear at the top and at the moment it’s a test between whether they or Leipzig drop points first. An interesting race. 

Ligue MW 29

Lyon take on Reims, Lille travel to Monaco and PSG take on Nantes. Lille sit 2 points clear at the top but they face a tough game against Monaco. Lyon and PSG have a chance to gain an advantage in the title race this weekend. One to keep an eye on. 

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