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Carabao time!

Carabao Cup Round of 16

Arsenal vs. Leeds

Arsenal beat Wimbledon 3-0 in the last round and have since won 2 and drawn 2 of their games. Leeds beat Fulham on penalties in the last round and have since won 1, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their games. Based on form their really is only one winner and that is Arsenal. The Gunners in recent weeks have begun to pick up points while Leeds and Bielsa are struggling at the moment. Cup games are different but Arsenal should win this. 

Stoke City vs. Brentford

Stoke sit 9th in the Championship and beat Watford 1-3 in the last round. Stoke have since won 2, drawn 1, and lost 3. Brentford beat Oldham 7-0 in the last round and have since won 1, drawn 1 and lost 2. Two teams in mixed form but Brentford are obviously the favourites on paper. Brentford should win this but Stoke will make it tough being the home team.

West Ham vs. Man City

West Ham beat Man United 0-1 in the last round and have since won 5 and lost 1 of their games. City beat Wycombe 6-1 in the last round and have since won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their games. Two teams that are right next to each other in the league and are in similar form going into this game. City are the holders but West Ham have been doing well this season. It will be a test for sure but can West Ham make it a double against Manchester? City will of course be favourites regardless.

Leicester vs. Brighton

Leicester beat Millwall 0-2 in the last round and have since won 3, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their games. Brighton beat Swansea 2-0 in the last round and have since drawn 3 and lost 1 of their games. Leicester are beginning to hit form after a poor start to the season while Brighton have returned to old ways from last season in recent weeks. Two top teams with good managers this should be a fun game to watch.

Preston vs. Liverpool

Preston beat Cheltenham 4-1 in the last round and have since won 1, drawn 3, and lost 2 of their games as they sit 19th in the Championship. Liverpool beat Norwich 0-3 in the last round and have since won 4, and drawn 2 of their games. Liverpool even with weakened lineup should win this game without any issues.

Burnley vs. Tottenham

Burnley beat Rochdale 4-1 in the last round and have since drawn 3 and lost 1 of their games. Tottenham beat Wolves on penalties in the last round and have since won 3, and lost 3 of their games. Tottenham are clearly the team that should win this game on paper but both teams are struggling at the moment and it could be an open contest. 

La Liga MW 11

Barcelona travel to Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla travel to Mallorca, Real Madrid take on Osasuna, Real Sociedad travel to Celta Vigo, and Atletico travel to Levante. The favourites should all win these fixtures but there could also be some slip ups as well. Real Sociedad, and Real Madrid lead the pack while the rest particularly Barcelona play catch up.

Serie MW 10

Milan take on Torino, Atlanta travel to Sampdoria, Juventus take on Sassuolo, Roma travel to Cagliari, Inter travel to Empoli, Lazio take on Fiorentina, and Napoli take on Bologna. Similar to La Liga all the top teams face winnable fixtures in this match week. The question is who will slip up. 

Ligue (Game in hand)

Nice take on Marseille as they play their game in hand. The teams sit 3rd and 4th and it will be interesting to see who can get closer to PSG. 

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