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Everton hosts Crystal Palace in a match from the 27th round of the English Premier League.

Everton are currently 10th in the Premier League standings with 31 points won so far. They have a record of 8 wins, 7 draws and 11 defeats. In their last five matches Sam Allardyce’s boys won just one game – against Leicester City, losing three times and doing one draw.

After a really bad start of the season, which led to the sacking of the manager Ronald Koeman, right now Everton can’t do anything better, but to finish in the middle of the table. The truth is that the team already lost a lot of points and they continue to do it. Everton started the season with high ambitions in the league, but now they have to deal with their average position in the standings.

Crystal Palace also started the season in a terrible fashion, but they also managed to improve after the club appointed the experienced Roy Hodgson at the managerial role. From a team who is seriously endangered from relegation, right now Crystal Palace are 14th in the Premier League.

The Londoners have 27 points won so far and a record of 6 wins, 9 draws and 11 defeats. In their last five games Crystal Palace won twice, made two draws and suffered just one defeat – against Arsenal at the Emirates.

Everton continue to struggle and their last game against Arsenal (1:5) proved this. They are shaky in defense and they rarely score a lot of goals. Now against Crystal Palace they will have a team that it’s very hard to beat since Roy Hodgson was appointed as a manager.

Everton are going to have the advantage to play at home, of course, but it hardly helps them lately. Palace are going to be a tough opposition for them.

Thun hosts Basel in a match from the 21th round of the Swiss Super League. Let’s have a look at this game and see what’s going on with these two teams before this.

This is a mediocre season for Thun. They are 8th in the Super League standings, being only ahead of Luzern and Sion. They have won 24 points so far and they have a record of 7 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats since the beginning of the season.

Thun are currently 7 points ahead of the 10th Sion, so they could more or less feel safe for their future in the league, but it’s a fact that their season is not impressive at all.

Now the champion Basel is arriving at town.

Basel cound sensationally lose the title this season. The champions are currently 2nd in the league, trailing on 5 points behind the leader Young Boys.

Basel are usually dominating the Super League with an ease, so nobody really expected that they could suffer so much this season. Most of the pundits have predicted that we are going to see another domestic domination from the best team in Switzerland. But for one reason or another, right now Basel are second in the standings and their crown is in danger.

Basel have 38 points won since the start of the season and a record of 11 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats. They were in a good run of consecutive wins, but this run was stopped with a surprising 0-1 loss against Lugano in the last round. Basel conceded this loss at home, which made it really surprising. Now they will have to redeem themselves against Thun, because they can’t afford to continue losing points.

This is our examination of the Super League game between Thun and Basel. Good luck!

Cagliari hosts Milan in a match from the 21th round of the Italian Serie A.

Cagliari are currently 16th in the Calcio with 20 points won so far and a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 12 defeats. They have won just one game in their last five – against Atalanta. Three times they suffered defeats – against Roma, Fiorentina and Juventus. Right now Cagliari are just 5 points above the 18th Crotone and the relegation zone in the Serie A, so they can’t feel too safe about their future in the league.

It’s been awhile since Cagliari relegated to the Serie B, so most surely they will do whatever they can to avoid it this season. But they surely need to start winning more points on a regular basis, if they want to achieve that goal. And maybe Milan is a good chance for this.

Milan continues to be shaky under the management of Gennaro Gattuso. The Rossoneri managed to beat Crotone with 1-0 in their last game, but they continue to look like an average team. Right now Milan are 11th in the Serie A with 28 points, but in same time they are trailing on just 2 points behind the 6th Sampdoria and the Europa League zone.

In the summer Milan spent a lot of money for new players, but this didn’t change anything for them. Enzo Montella was sacked, but it’s difficult to say that Gennaro Gattuso’s appointment improved the team.

Time for team news before the match.

Cagliari will be without the suspended Joao Pedro Geraldino, while Gabriel is ready to play and return on the pitch.

Milan can’t use the injured Marco Storari and Andrea Conti, while Nikola Kalinic and Gabriel Paletta are doubtful for the game. But in same time Ignazio Abate is ready to return on the pitch.

Sassuolo hosts Torino in a match from the 21th round of the Italian Serie A.

Sassuolo are 15th in the Serie A. They have 21 points won so far and a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses. They were in a great run of three consecutive wins, but in the last two games against Roma and Genoa they have won just one point. Now it’s time to see if their honeymoon is over or they still have some gas left in the tank.

Meanwhile Torino are currently 10th in the Serie A with 28 points won so far. The Bulls’ record in the league so far is 6 wins, 10 draws and 4 losses. In their last five games Torino lost just once – against the leader Napoli, while in their last game they celebrated a 3-0 win over Bologna at home ground.

Torino are just two points behind the 6th Sampdoria and the Europa League zone. The Bulls have a realistic chance to chase a qualification for the European competitions, but they shall keep their consistency as high as possible.

Based on position in the table, Torino are a slight favourite in this match. But how we pointed out, Sassuolo are playing good lately, so they shall not be underrestimated. Especially when they are playing at home ground.

Let’s have a look at the team news before the game.

Sassuolo can’t use the injured Timo Letschert, who is still recovering from his knee injury.

Meanwhile Torino will be without the injured Simone Edera, while Antonio Barreca, Lyanco Vojnovic and Maxi Lopez are doubtful. The good news come from the recovery of Cristian Ansaldi, who is once again fit and ready to play.

This is a difficult game to predict between Sassuolo and Torino. We wish you good luck!

Southampton hosts Huddersfield Town in a game from the 19th round of the English Premier League.

Southampton are 12th in the Premier League standings at this moment. The Saints have 18 points won so far and a record of 4 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses. Mauricio Pellegrino’s team is currently in a bad shape, unable to record a win in its last five matches. They won just two points in this period of time – during the draws against Bournemouth and Arsenal. Although Southampton are 12th in the standings, they are on just 3 points above Newcastle and the relegation zone of the league. This means that they need to start winning more points as soon as possible. And this game is a good opportunity for this.

Huddersfield Town are 11th in the Premier League with 21 points won so far – 3 points more than Southampton. Huddersfield’s record so far is 6 wins, 3 draws and 9 defeats. In its last three matches Huddersfield won twice – against Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford.

The American manager David Wagner is doing a great job with his team so far. He made Huddersfield a capable midtable team in the Premier League and now the team is feeling comfortable and calm about its future.

Southampton can’t use the injured Cedric Soares, while Matthew Targett is doubtful for the game with an ankle injury.

Southampton have the home ground advantage here, but Huddersfield surely look like the team in better form at the moment. It’s interesting to see how things will play out, because in terms of quality, these two teams look pretty much close to each other. For The Saints this is a tough moment to be in, but now Mauricio Pellegrino’s boys have a great chance to start getting back on the right track.

Liverpool hosts Everton in the derby of the city of Liverpool, which is in the 16th round of the Premier League. It meets on Sunday, December 10 at Anfield.
In this super Sunday with incredible Premier League matches, surely the Liverpool derby will give way to the clash of honor for Manchester, but we can not expect many interesting moments at Anfield. Derby between Liverpool and Everton is always a delight for the eye by offering attractive football, and certainly this will be so with Liverpool’s shape and Everton’s rise
Liverpool was in the right direction in the middle of the week with a 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow in the Champions League. So they recorded three consecutive wins and nine non-loss matches in all races. This series gave them an advantage in the Champions League. While Premier League draws ended their chances for the title. They are now 14 points behind Manchester City and are only one less than Top 4.
Everton made a comeback at the right time after Sam Allardieis took the lead. They defeated Apollon Limassol 3-0 in the middle of the week and although they had no chances to continue in the Europa League, they have three consecutive victories for self-confidence. However, their performance remains disappointing since the start of the season. They are ranked 10th in the Premier League’s standings, and this weekend’s defeat may drop to 16th, so they are not out of trouble yet. Far from home, they are very hesitant as they are still looking for their first Premier League victory, and in their last ten games out in all races have allowed 23 goals. “The Toffees” have scored three or more goals in four games away from Goodison Park, which is not a good indicator when they face Liverpool’s strong attack.
Manchester United welcom CSKA Moscow in a match from the last round of the group stage in the Champions League.

The duel is on tuesday at Old Trafford. Manchester United will try to finish his campaign in the Champions League groups in style. The Red Devils have four wins and one loss after the first five rounds as leaders in the standings, three points more than CSKA Moscow and Basel. United has to lose a great result from the “Army” and Basel to beat Benfica in order to drop out of the tournament. This is unlikely to happen, so the team of Jose Mourinho seems to have done his job in the race.Defeating 0-1 on St. Jacob Park in the last round, however, urges United to be concentrated in the match against CSKA Moscow. But remembering how easy the Reds won in Moscow, they will not have problems with this opponent and expect a new victory for them. Jose Mourinho’s men are flawless at home in the season, having 11 victories in 11 games, so they will pursue their 12th success at Old Trafford against the Moscow Army.CSKA Moscow won both matches against Benfica and also scored as a guest of Basel.

The Russian team, however, surprisingly lost their home from the Swiss and that is why it is in a worse position than the Swiss team. Basel also has nine points and stays at Benfica, so it is more likely to finish second in the group. However, CSKA’s team has to come out and have fun at Old Trafford.
Benevento hosts Milan in a match from the 15th round of the Italian Serie A. The match will be played on 03.12.2017.

The newcomers Benevento are performing terribly from the start of the new season. They made a new record for a worst start in the history of the Serie A. This team lost all of his 14 matches so far, being unable to win even a point. And you can easily understand why Milan is a major favourite in this clash, even away from home. The truth is that Benevento are just not a Serie A material and it’s obvious now.

For Milan it’s going to be a first match after the sacking of the manager Vincenzo Montella. And a debut for the new manager Gennaro Gattuso. Gattuso is a club legend, so most surely he will have the support of the fans. But the results are going to be the most important thing. If he doesn’t have results, he will easily follow the destiny of Montella. And he knows it very well.

Milan are currently 7th in the Serie A standings with 20 points won. The team’s record is six wins, two draws and six losses. Milan started the new season with huge ambitions, but now they are on 14 points behind the 4th Roma and the Champions League zone.

For the match against Benevento Milan can’t use the suspended Leonardo Bonucci, while Andrea Conti is injured. Meanwhile Hakan Calhanoglu, Nikola Kalinic and Gabriel Paletta are doubtful for the game. The good news come from the recovery of Fabio Borini and Ignazio Abate.

This is the best moment for Gennaro Gattuso to make his debut – a match against the weakest team in Italy right now. Except of something shocking does not happen, Milan shall win this. Let’s see if Gattuso is able to motivate his players.
Arsenal meets Manchester United in the most anticipated match of the 15th round of the English Premier League. The match will be played this saturday 12.02.2017 at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal enters this match as the fourth in the standings with a 28-point asset. Manchester are second with 32 points and will least try to keep that difference. United retreated on his last visit to London, losing 0: 1 from Chelsea, and earlier this season he made 0: 0 against Liverpool in his second harder run out.
Arsenal’s team defeated Huddersfield with a 5: 0 win over the week and are in a series of 12 consecutive home wins.. They have won the last three games in the Premier League and are hoping for a new success to get closer to a point to the “Red Devils”.
Manchester United recorded a spectacular victory over Watford with 4: 2 away from home on Tuesday. Thus the “Red Devils” confirmed their second place but still lagged to nine points by the leader.
Leicester host Tottenham in one of the most interesting fights in the Premier League’s mid-14th round. The duel is on November 28, tuesday at King Power Stadium.
These two teams fought a great battle for the title in the season 2015/16 when Leicester became champion for the first time in their history. Now their performance is quite different.Tottenham is fifth in the rankings. Leicester ranked 12th in the standings with 14 points. Claude Puel appointment improved the team’s game, but the hosts were unsuccessful in the last three games and it is important to take something against Tottenham because they are only four points above the danger zone.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team surprisingly failed to beat West Bromwich on saturday after Wembley’s 1: 1 draw. While in the Champions League Tottenham beat Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund home, they still have problems in the Premier League of Wembley. Presenting Tottenham outside is also not good lately. “Spurs” did not score a goal in their last two away games being defeated by Arsenal and Manchester United. That’s why the team is out of Top 4 and will need to quickly improve their results to return to the four.
Udinese meets Napoli in a 14th round of the Italian Series A. The duel is at Dacia Arena.
The Udinese hosts are ranked 14th in the standings of the Italian Championship with 12 points. Now they welcome Napoli leader, and it will be difficult for them to add points. In the last round, Udinese lost at home 0-1 from Cagliari, registering a second defeat on his own field in his last three games. The hosts scored more than 2.5 goals in 75% of their Serie A games so far, while 77% of Napoli’s matches have scored at least three goals and we are likely to see a result on sunday afternoon.
Napoli’s team scored a very valuable 3: 0 victory over Shakhtar on tuesday and retained the chances of winning the 1/8-finals in the Champions League. Neapolitans have only three losses in the season, all of them in the Champions League. In Series A, Napoli is a leader with 35 points in 13 games after losing points only twice. In the last round, Maurizio Sari’s team defeated Milan 2-1 at San Paolo and will seek a second success in Calcio.
Napoli won 86% of their matches so far in the season, while Udinese lost 75% of their matches in the championship.
Borussia Dortmund welcomes Schalke 04 in one of the biggest derby not only in Germany but also in Europe. The match is from the 13th Round of the “First Bundesliga” as this Saturday’s Stadium Signal Iduna Park will be played.
At the moment, Schalke 04 is in a better position, taking second place while Dortmund is fifth. Interestingly, after the seventh round, Borussia had nine points ahead of its upcoming opponent, and now they are three points behind the royal coins. The hosts managed to win only a point in their last five games in the league, while Schalke took 14 points from their last six games.
Borussia lost home from Tottenham in the Champions League in the middle of the week and again disappointed in this tournament as it will most likely continue in the spring of the Europa League. The good news for coach Peter Bosz is that Christian Pulisic again began training may appear against Schalke. Goalkeeper Roman Bürki, however, was injured in the match this week, and along with Eric Durm, Marco Reus and Lukasz Piszczek will miss Schalke’s household.
Guests do not participate in European club tournaments after the weak season and are fully focused on their performance in the Bundesliga. In the last round, Domenico Tedesco graduates beat Hamburg with 2: 0 at home. The coach hopes to be able to rely on star Leon Goretzka who has missed the last three games. Striker Nabil Bentaleb may not play again until 2018 due to trauma in the groin, and Franco Di Santo is questioning the visit of Signal Iduna Park.
Sporting Braga will try to make the decisive move towards the 1/16-final in the Europa League when he meets Hoffenheim on Thursday evening 23.11.2107. The duel opposes the second against the third in group “C”.
Braga’s team has two wins, one draw and one loss so far in the group stage. The only defeat of the team was 1: 2 at home from leader Ludogorets. In the last round, the Portuguese team won a point in the Ludogorets Arena and has three points ahead of the second Hoffenheim, who made 1: 1 on the pitch of Basaksehir in their last tournament appearance.
Hoffenheim’s team has no alternative but the win in the upcoming match. They have a difficult host of Ludogorets in the last round, so their situation is pretty tough. More was expected from the German team, who made a strong season in the Bundesliga. Currently, they rank sixth in the league. Over the weekend Hoffenheim made 1: 1 against Eintracht Frankfurt home and had only one win in its last five matches in all the tournaments.
Manchester United is visiting Basel. This is the fifth round of Group A in the Champions League. The match is on Wednesday, 22.11.2107 at “St Jakob – Park” stadium.

The hosts of Basel are in the game for the second place and hope they will qualify for the 1/8-finals. Their rival for the second position is Russia’s CSKA Moscow as both teams have six points, while Benfica seems to be eliminated after being out of stock. Expected master in this group A is Manchester United, who set the pace and with a 12-point asset, secure the participation of direct eliminations early.
The Swiss champion was pointed out for an outsider in the Champions League before the start of the campaign, but with just two remaining matches, they are in excellent position in their quest to qualify for the 1/8-finals. In their last match in the tournament, they scored a home win over CSKA Moscow with 2: 1, but now they face the unbeaten Manchester United team who beat them 3-0 at Old Trafford. They will know that their chances to score points on Wednesday are few, but they will probably have fun on the pitch and will play without tension.
Manchester United suffered several defeats in the last month, but on Saturday they played a strong game and beat Newcastle 4-1 at home, and fans of the Red Devils saw the return of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. These two players who are backing up will give a huge boost to Jose Mourinho, who only needs a point on Wednesday to secure his first place.


APOEL Nicosia host the European Champion: Real Madrid at a 5th round of Group ”H” in the Champions League. The duel is on Nov. 21, Tuesday, in Nicosia.

The hosts won two points so far and made two draws against Borussia Dortmund. APOEL won a point even at Signal Iduna Park, so they may be happy with their Champions League participation so far. Real Madrid is second in the 7-point group after losing Tottenham in the last round by 1: 3 and allowing the English team to pull three points on the top. APOEL pulled the short stick into a heavyweight group, but they were not the outsiders they supposed to be. The Champion of Cyprus has an equal number of points with Borussia Dortmund and with a bit of luck until the end of the group stage can finish third. However, they should not lose with great result from Real Madrid because their goal difference can be important.

Real Madrid, who became the first team in the Champions League to defend his trophy last season, has been shocked during this campaign. They lost two points home after a 1: 1 draw against Tottenham in October, and this result was followed by an unexpected 1: 3 defeat at Wembley. On Saturday Real Madrid failed to beat Atlético Madrid in the derby and won just one of his last three league games, with the race for the title in La Liga fast moving towards Barcelona. Now the “white ballet” is ten points behind the Catalonians and they are even six less than Valencia so they will turn their attention to the Champions League and expect to make a convincing success in the upcoming match.


The teams Watford – West Ham face each other in a match of the 12th round of the Premier League. The match is today on “Vicarage Road”. Watford make a flying start to their 2017/18 campaign in the Premier League under new manager Marco Silva, but in the last month suffered a lot of disappointments and will now have to get out of a losing streak. “Hornet” lost 2: 3 away to Everton before the international break and made three consecutive defeats before that gave Stoke and Chelsea. The last time they beat Arsenal 2: 1 at home and now precisely “Vicarage Road” will try to get back to winning ways.
In upcoming match, former manager of Everton and Manchester United David Moyes will debut at the helm of West Ham. That he will definitely be hoping his side can rears its head after the terrible start to the campaign. The last time they lost 1: 4 at home to Liverpool, a result which finally brought the dismissal of Slaven Bilic. In their last six matches in all competitions “hammers” have 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, including an impressive victory with 3: 2 over Tottenham in the League Cup. West Ham have big problems in defense as they have conceded 23 goals in 11 games in the “Premier League”. Watford did one of these resulting teams in the Premier League in their meetings have fallen a total of 38 goals, which is impressive for 11 games.


Liverpool welcomes Southampton in a clash from the 12th round of the English Premier League. The game is going to be played at the legendary Anfield Stadium in Liverpool.

After 11 rounds being played, Liverpool are currently 5th in the Premier League standings with 19 points won. They have a record of five wins, four draws and two losses since the start of the new season. The Reds are not performing in the way their fans probably desire, but they still have time to stabilize their performance and reach some of their goals.

Liverpool won their last two games against Huddersfield and West Ham, which was a good move in the right direction for the club. The manager Jurgen Klopp remains under a huge criticism by a lot of Liverpool’s fans and he really needs some massive improvement of the team’s results, if he wants to ease the pressure.

Now The Reds are hosting Southampton at home. The Saints are currently 13th in the league standings with 13 points won so far. Their record is three wins, four draws and four losses. They have won just one of their last five matches – against West Bromwich Albion. In their last game Southampton suffered a home defeat against Burnley.

Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson are doubtful for Liverpool, while Adam Lallana is once again fit and ready to play.

Meanwhile Southampton could be without Mario Lemina and Matthew Targett, who are still plagued by injuries.

Liverpool are the favourites here, especially at home ground. Klopp’s team is having some serious problems since the start of the new season, but in their last two games Liverpool showed some improvement. Now they will have the chance to enjoy a third win in a row, doing it at the Anfield. That’s exacty what their fans would like to see.
Tuesday 14.11.2017 Germany meet France in the most interesting international friendly match this week at the Rhein Energy Stadion.

Germany did not make a very strong comeback at Wembley on Friday as they made 0: 0 against the inexperienced English team. Still, they are world champions. Equality against England put an end to the series of seven consecutive wins. Germany has not lost yet since the Euro 2016 when it dropped out of France in the semifinals. Now the German team has a great chance to take revenge. The hosts won all of their seven home games after Euro 2016 and will be looking for another victory on Tuesday night.

France will hope to take advantage of its terrible attacking team. They have talents such as Kilian Mabe, Alexander Lakatse, Antoine Grisan, Olivier Girush and Anthony Marsial, and German defense can have many problems in the upcoming match. The guests defeated Wales 2-0 at home on Friday to score fifth in their last six games. Far from home, the French team has four wins, one draw and one defeat after the Euro 2016 when they lost to Portugal in the final.

Today 13.11.2017 Italy will seek success when Sweden meet in the second match between the two teams that will determine which two countries will reach the World Cup 2018. The Swedes have advance after success with 1:0 in the first leg in Stockholm, but everything will be decided tonight on “San Siro” in Milan. Italy faces the prospect to miss the World Cup for the first time since 1958 if it fails to overcome Sweden Monday night. Giampiero Ventura’s team failed to score a goal of “Friends Arena” even better second half and will need a victory to win their place in Russia 2018. As for Sweden, they know that the Italians will have to score three goals if they can score as they did in the first game.
The match on Monday at the “San Siro” could be the last game of the captain of the Italian national team Dzhanluidzhi Byufon if Italy fails to qualify for the World Cup. The goalkeeper of Juventus recently confirmed he would retire at the end of the season, if Italy miss World Cup 2018. Many important player who will be missing for Ventura will be midfielder Marco Verratti. PSG midfielder received a yellow card in the first match and is suspended for the second leg. So footballer Napoli Lorenzo INSI will likely start in his place. Italy should start strong meeting and to apply pressure as unlikely to wait late in the game to commemorate hit. As for Sweden, Jane Anderson has a very strong team and will probably choose the same starting formation. Star RB Leipzig Emil Forsberg will start on the right wing and can play a key role for the Swedes, who will try to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2006.

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