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Weekend Football Preview

Lets refocus ourselves on the football!

Premier League MW 33

Arsenal vs. Everton

9th vs. 8th with 3 points separating the two teams. At the moment these two teams are looking bound for 7th which would get them into the 3rd tier of European football. Everton will want to beat Arsenal because of the Super League fiasco while Arsenal will want to get back to winning ways on the pitch to change the narrative. It’s going to be a tough game but I can see Everton winning. Everton beat Arsenal 2-1 in the reverse fixture.

Liverpool vs. Newcastle

7th placed Liverpool play yet another home game as they take on 15th placed Newcastle who are in a patch of good form at the moment. For all these teams that were not part of the big 6 there is still a narrative to win these games to fly the flag of trust and solidarity. Liverpool similar to Arsenal will want to return to winning ways so they can try to get top four. There could be a surprise result in this game. The reverse fixture was a 0-0 draw.

Sheffield United vs. Brighton

20th placed Sheffield United are relegated and have nothing to lose now as they take on 16th placed Brighton who got a point against Chelsea during the week. Brighton should win this game as they look to stay away from the relegation zone. The reverse fixture was a 1-1 draw. 

Wolverhampton vs. Burnley

12th placed Wolves are in good form as they take on Burnley who sit 6 points above the relegation zone and are under threat. Two defensive teams but Wolves are in better form at the moment. Sean Dyche has to get his Dyche on to save his team. Burnley won the reverse fixture 2-1. 

Leeds vs. Man United

10th placed Leeds are in great form and are unbeaten in their last 5 as they take on United who are also on a 5 game winning run. Leeds beat City, drew with Liverpool and I would actually bank on them to get something out of this game as well. Two historic rivals and United are due a defeat after just about winning each game they play in. United won the reverse fixture 6-2 and Leeds will want to set that record straight. 

Aston Villa vs. West Brom

11th placed Villa are in poor form as they welcome 19th placed West Brom who are actually in better form. West Brom are looking to survive but have to continue winning games to stand any realistic chance. West Brom could cause an upset. Villa beat West Brom 0-3 in the reverse fixture. 

Leicester vs. Crystal Palace

3rd placed Leicester are looking to maintain their course for a top four finish as they take on Palace who sit 13th with 1 win in their last 5. This could be a tricky game for Leicester but they should have enough to beat Palace. The reverse fixture was a 1-1 draw. 

Carabao Cup Final

Man City vs. Tottenham

Carbao Cup holders Man City look to win their customary pre title trophy as they take on Tottenham who are looking to win their first trophy in more than 10 years. Mourinho would have been ideal in this situation but he’s gone and no one really expects Spurs to win with Ryan Mason in charge. This should be a City win but since Spurs have no pressure maybe they could cause an upset. A loss in this would end City’s hopes of a treble. 

La Liga MW 32

Real Madrid take on Real Betis, Barcelona travel to Villarreal, Sevilla take on Granada, and Atletico travel to Bilbao. Atletico are really flying the flag of football in Spain with Real Madrid and Barcelona still involved in their broken Super League. Atletico left that party and will now want to win the title against these two teams. Sevilla are only a point behind Barcelona and have an outside chance at the title. An interesting race for sure. 

Serie MW 33

Inter take on Verona, Juventus travel to Fiorentina, Roma travel to Cagliari, Atalanta welcome Bologna, Napoli travel to Torino, and Milan travel to Lazio. The race for the top four heats up in Italy and there are several tricky games for the teams involved. Some face a possible egg shell while in the case of Milan Lazio are a genuine good team. Inter have a chance to extend their lead at the top of the table. A weekend to keep an eye on in. 

Bundesliga MW 31

Bayern travel to Mainz, Dortmund take on Wolfsburg in a big game, Leverkusen take on Frankfurt in another top game, Leipzig take on Stuttgart, and Monchengladbach take on Arminia. Bayern sit 10 points clear and a win in this game would seal the title for them. Leipzig are looking to seal 2nd while the rest are in a race for the top four. Some big games in Germany this weekend. 

Ligue MW 34

PSG travel to Metz, Monaco travel to Angers, and Lyon take on Lille. With 4 games to go only a point separates Lille from PSG at the top. Only 3 points separate Lille from Lyon in 4th as the title race is well and truly on. This could be a big weekend for Monaco, and PSG while if Lyon lose then that would probably end any realistic title hopes for them. If Lille win this could be a big 3 points for them. All to play for in France. 

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