RB Leipzig welcomes Borussia Dortmund in a game from the 18th round of the Bundesliga. Let’s take a look at this clash on Saturday night in Leipzig.
RB Leipzig continue the fight for a Top 4 finish and another qualification for the Champions League. Right now they are 4th in the standings with 31 points, having 3 points advantage in front of the 5th Wolfsburg. Most surely they’d want to keep this gap, because it gives them some calmness at the moment. Since the beginning of the season, RB Leipzig have a record of 9 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses.
In their last game Ralph Rangnick’s team enjoyed a 3-2 win over Werder Bremen at the Red Bull Arena. Lukas Klostermann, Timo Werner and Bruma scored for the winning team, while Kruse and Sargent’s goals for Werder were not enough for the visiting team.
RB Leipzig really needed this win, because in the previous game they have suffered a defeat from the hands of the champion Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund are once again fighting for the title in the Bundesliga. At this moment Dortmund are leading the standings, having 42 points and 6 points advantage in front of Bayern Munich. The team’s record at the moment shows 13 wins, 3 draws and only one defeat.
In their last game Dortmund enjoyed their 13th win for the season, beating Borussia M’gladbach with 2-1 at home. Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus scored the winners for the home side, while Cristoph Kramer scored M’gladbach’s only goal in the match.
This is a great game at the Red Bull Arena. Borussia Dortmund are leaders in the league and they are fighting for the title, but it won’t be easy for them against RB Leipzig. The home side is one of the strongest teams in the country right now, so Dortmund shall expect a fight here.
Levante welcomes Girona in a game from the 18th round of the Spanish La Liga. Here are our thoughts about this clash at the Estadio Cuidad de Valencia on Friday night.
At this moment Levante are 10th in La Liga with 22 points won and a record of 6 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses. In terms of current form, they are not doing really well lately, winning only one of their last five games – against Athletic Bilbao. In the other four matches they made two draws and suffered two losses.
In their last fixture Levante suffered a second consecutive defeat, losing against Rayo Vallecano away from home. Ruben Rochina scored Levante’s only goal in the game, but Rayo managed to win with an own goal from Tono and Raul de Tomas.
Before this unsuccessful visit to Rayo, Levante suffered another loss against the champion Barcelona, conceding a heavy 0-5 defeat at home against the Catalans.
As for Girona, the Catalan club is 9th in the standings with 22 points, being on par with their next opponent. At this moment Girona’s record in the league shows 5 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses. In their last five games the Catalans won only once – against Espanyol, also doing two draws and suffering two defeats against Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla.
In their last game Girona made a 1-1 draw against Getafe at home. Angel opened the score for the visitors, but Girona managed to win a point thanks to an equalizing goal from Bernardo Espinosa just 5 minutes before the end of the game.
That’s our thoughts about the La Liga fixture between Levante and Girona from the 18th round of the Spanish league. These two teams are very close to each other in the standings, so it’s difficult to pick a favourite here. Good luck.
In a match from Group A of the Champions League, Club Brugge hosts Atletico Madrid at the Jan Breydelstadion in Brugge. Let’s take a look.
For Club Brugge everything in this group is already pretty clear. The Belgians will finish at 3rd place, which will allow them to continue their European campaign in Europa League. Right now they have 5 points won in the group, being 5 points behind the 2nd Borussia Dortmund and 4 points ahead of the 4th Monaco.
The Belgians started their Champions League campaign with two consecutive losses, but after this Brugge managed to win 5 points in their next three games. In their last match they made a prestigious 0-0 draw during the visit to Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park.
Before the start of the competition, most people thought that Club Brugge are the weakest team in this group. But the Belgians showed everyone that they can play good football and achieve good results.
For Atletico Madrid this game is important, because the Spanish club could guarantee itself the first place in the group. Right now Los Colchoneros are leaders in the group with 12 points, being 2 points ahead of the 2nd Borussia Dortmund. If Atletico win at Brugge, they will finish as winners in the group. You can be sure that this is exactly what they want right now.
In October Atletico suffered a shocking 0-4 loss during the visit to Borussia Dortmund, but Cholo Simeone’s boys reacted pretty well to this, winning their next two games – against Dortmund and Monaco. In the last few years Atletico reached twice the Champions League final and now they will try to do it again. Their goal is winning the competition for a first time.
That’s what we had to say about the Champions League clash between Club Brugge and Atletico Madrid.
It’s time once again for the big Catalan derby of the Spanish La Liga. Espanyol hosts Barcelona in a match from the 15th round of the league. The game is going to be played on Saturday night in the Catalan capital.
Espanyol are having a decent season so far. Los Pericos are 7th in the league standings with 21 points, having a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats. In a certain moment of the season Espanyol even had a place in the Top 4, but their three consecutive losses in the last three games made them lose some positions.
Since their win against Athletic Bilbao, something really messed up for Espanyol. They conceded three consecutive defeats, losing against Sevilla, Girona and Getafe.
In their last game Espanyol visited Getafe, but conceded a crushing 0-3 defeat. Jorge Molina, Jaime Mata and Antunes scored for Getafe, dominating the game.
Barcelona on the other hand are leading the standings with 28 points won so far. The Catalans have a record of 8 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. In their last game Los Cules enjoyed a 2-0 win over Villarreal at the Camp Nou, thanks to goals from Gerard Pique and Carles Alena.
Barca had some difficult moments since the beginning of the season, but now Ernesto Valverde’s team is once again leading the standings. Of course, Barcelona could lose the first place really qucik, because their lead in front of the 2nd Sevilla is just one point. As it goes right now, the title race in Spain is going to be really intense.
This was our look at the Catalan derby between Espanyol and Barcelona in La Liga. Barca are the usual favourite here, but traditionally these games are very unpredictable. Everything can happen, we can say. Be careful.
Lokomotiv Moscow hosts Galatasaray in a match from Group D of the UEFA Champions League. Let’s see what we can tell you about these two teams before their clash at the Russian capital on Wednesday night.
Lokomotiv Moscow are the clear underdog in this group with 0 points won so far and a record of four defeats. Lokomotiv started their participation in the group with high hopes, but their performance so far is pretty awful. They have scored just 2 goals so far and conceded 11.
But they still have a chance to finish 3rd in the group and at least qualify for Europa League. Lokomotiv are 4 points behind Galatasaray at the moment, so a win against the Turkish side will ressurect their chances of finishing 3rd. If this happen, everything will be decided in the last round of the group stage.
These two sides already met once in Istanbul, where Galatasaray enjoyed a stellar 3-0 win.
In their previous game Lokomotiv Moscow suffered a heavy 1-4 loss against Porto at the Estadio Do Dragao. The Peruvian veteran Jefferson Farfan scored for Lokomotiv in Iker Casillas’ net, but Porto were just much better than them on this day.
Galatasaray are 3rd in the group with 4 points won so far. The Turkish champion needs to win this match at any cost, if they want to keep their chances of progression in the competition. Right now Galatasaray are 4 points behind the 2nd Schalke 04.
In their last game the Turkish side suffered a 0-2 defeat during the visit to Schalke at the Veltins-Arena. Since their win against Lokomotiv Moscow in the first round, Galatasaray are unable to win again.
These are our thoughts about the Champions League clash between Lokomotiv Moscow and Galatasaray. Who do you got?
It’s time once again for one of the big football derbies of London. We are heading to the Wembley Stadium in the English capital, because Tottenham Hotspur hosts Chelsea in a match from the 13th round of the Premier League.
Both teams are currently in the Top 4 of the league, being separated by just one point in favour of Chelsea. Right now Tottenham are 4th in the standings with 27 points and a record of 9 wins and 3 losses. Spurs are currently on 5 points behind the leader Manchester City, so they can’t allow themselves any mistakes, if they want to stay in the title race.
In their last five games Tottenham won four of their matches, but suffered a home defeat against Manchester City at the Wembley. Now Mauricio Pochettino’s boys must prove that they can do better in these big derbies. Since their loss against the Cityzens, Spurs won two matches – against Wolves and Crystal Palace.
Tottenham visited Crystal Palace in the previous round and enjoyed a 1-0 win at the Selhurst Park. The only goal in the game was scored by Juan Foyth in the middle of the second half.
Meanwhile Chelsea are third in the Premier League standings with 28 points won so far and a record of 8 wins and 4 defeats. The Blues are still unbeaten since the beginning of the campaign. In their last five games they won three times, but also made two draws – against Manchester United and Everton. Now Maurizio Sarri’s team do not have any other option, but to return on the winning road.
In their last game Sarri’s boys made a dissapointing 0-0 draw duing the home game against Everton.
That’s our thoughts about the Premier League clash between Tottenham and Chelsea at the Wembley. Good luck!
Gibraltar hosts Armenia in a match from Group 4 of League D of the UEFA Nations League. Let’s take a look at this match.
For most people it’s an absolute shocker that Gibraltar are currently 2nd in the group with 6 points won so far. This team was regarded as one of the weakest in Europe, but right now they are enjoying 2 wins from 4 games played. Gibraltar started their participation in the competition with two losses agianst Macedonia and Liechtenstein, but in the last two games Julio Ribas’ boys surprised everyone with two wins over Armenia and Liechtenstein.
In Gibraltar’s last match the team managed to beat Liechtenstein with 2-1 at home. Dennis Salanovic opened the score for the visiting team, but Gibraltar managed to turn the game around with goals George Cabrera and Joseph Chipolina. For this small county it’s an amazing feeling to win two consecutive official games.
Here’s the moment to compliment Gibraltar’s Uruguayan head coach Julio Ribas, who is doing a terrific work with this team. Nobody imagined that Gibraltar could win twice in this group, but they managed to do it.
Armenia on the other hand are 3rd in the group with the same amount of points as Gibraltar – 6, but having worse stats in the head to head. For Armenia this is a chance to continue fighting for the first place in the group and promotion to League C. But this can happen only if they win in Gibraltar.
Armenia started their campaign with a win over Liechtenstein at home, but this game was followed by two consecutive and very dissapointing losses against Macedonia and especially against Gibraltar. In the last fixture the Armenians managed to bounce back on their feet, beating Macedonia with 4-0 at home. Can they replicate this performance in their next match as well?
Valencia welcomes Young Boys at the Estadio Mestalla in a match from Group H of the Champions League.
Valencia still have some chances to progress to the 1/8-finals of the competition, but the Spanish side really needs to win this match. Right now Los Che are 3rd in the group standings with 2 points, being just 2 points behind the 2nd Manchester United. Depending on the result between Juventus and United in the other game, Valencia could be 2nd in the group after Wednesday.
Young Boys on the other hand are 4th in the group with just one point won so far. Theoretically they have a chance to progress, too, but the Swiss champions is clearly the underdog here.
Being an underdog didn’t stop Young Boys from winning a point against Valencia two weeks ago. The match in Bern ended with a 1-1 draw. Michy Batshuayi opened the score for Los Che after an assist from Carlos Soler, but Hoarau equalized for Young Boys after a well executed penalty kick soon after the start of the second half.
This was really disapointing for Valencia, because the Spanish side hoped to record a first win in the competition for this season. If they had won, right now Valencia would have been with the same amount as points as Manchester United.
As for Young Boys, they probably understand very well their role of an underdog in this group. For the Swiss team every point in this competition is prestigious. On the other hand, Young Boys are probably still hoping to finish at least 3rd in the group and continue in Europa League. But in order to do this, they need to start winning games.
These are our thoughts about the Champions League clash between Valencia and Young Boys at the Estadio Mestalla.
AFC Bournemouth hosts Manchester United in a game from the 11th round of the English Premier League. Let’s take a look at this clash at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth.
Bournemouth are doing very well since the start of the season. Eddie Howe’s team is 6th in the league standings with 20 points and a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats. They are currently in a very good form, being unbeaten in their last four games and winning three of them.
In their last match Bournemouth enjoyed a 3-0 win during the visit to Fulham in London. Callum Wilson opened the score after a penalty kick. David Brooks doubled the score for Howe’s team, while Calum Wilson once again made it 3-0 for the visiting team. Before this, Bournemouth made a draw against Southampton and enjoyed wins over Watford and Crystal Palace.
Manchester United are behind their next opponent in the Premier League standings. The Red Devils are 8th in the league with 17 points won and a record of 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats. United are not doing in the way the fans hoped, which is the reason why the manager Jose Mourinho is being heavily criticized.
In their last game Manchester United celebrated a win. Mourinho’s boys recorded a 2-1 win at home against Everton. The French duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial scored for United. Gylfi Sigurdsson scored once for the Toffees, but his goal was not enough for something more.
It’s hard to pick a favourite here. Manchester United are the bigger club with the better players, but this does not guarantee them the win. Bournemouth are doing even better than them so far and they have the advantage to play at home. Do you trust United to pull this out?
Burnley welcomes Chelsea in a game from the 10th round of the English Premier League. Stay with us, because we are about to take a look at this clash at the Turf Moor.
Burnley are currently 13th in the league standings with 8 points won. Their record shows 2 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats. In their last five games Sean Dyche’s boys won twice, suffered two defeats and made one draw.
Burnley’s last fixture was unsuccessful. The team suffered a heavy 0-5 defeat during the visit to the champion Manchester City. The visiting team was totally outplayed by Pep Guardiola’s team, which was not a big surprise, of course. City are a far bigger club. But Sean Dyche probably hoped that his players would do a little bit better against the Cityzens.
Before losing to City, Burnley were in a run of three consecutive games without a defeat – two wins over Bournemouth and Cardiff City, and a draw against Huddersfield Town.
Chelsea are a title contender once again, after performing in a dissapointing way last season. Right now the Blues are 3rd in the Premier League standings, but trailing on just 2 points behind the leader Manchester City. Chelsea have 21 points and a record of 6 wins and 3 draws. But it’s kind of worrying that Maurizio Sarri’s side made three draws in its last four matches.
In their last game Chelsea made a 2-2 draw at home against Manchester United. Antonio Rudiger and Ross Barkley saved the point for Chelsea. It was 1-2 for United just seconds before the end of the game, but Barkley scored a very important equalizing goal.
That’s what we had to say about the Premier League clash between Burnley and Chelsea at the Turf Moor. We wish you good luck!