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Switzerland hosts Belgium in a final match for both teams in Group 2 of League One of the UEFA League. The meeting is on 18 November Sunday on Stade du Sueis.

Switzerland will try to victory Belgium if it wants to win Group 2 in League One. The hosts rank second in the standings with six-point. Two wins and one defeat to date. The Crusaders lost from the Belgians by 2:1 in Brussels. Switzerland has two wins against Iceland with 6: 0 and 2:1.
The Belgian team started in a great way with their participation in the UEFA League by defeating Iceland 3-0 away from home. Then the team of Roberto Martinez recorded a tough success with 2:1 against Switzerland at home. In their third match, the Red Devils beat Iceland 2-0 on Thursday. The goals for Belgium were made by striker Michy Batshuayi, who scored in the second part to bring third successive success to his country in the tournament.

Belgium won its last visit to Switzerland by 2:1 on 28 May 2016. In the 21st century, both teams played only twice, both wins of which were for the Reds.

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The Celta de Vigo, 11th, is only 3 points in Real Madrid, but this face to face can be in favor of the Madrid club, which seems to have found good results. Celta de Vigo won only 2 games on their stadium against Atletico Madrid and EIbar and remained unbeaten on October 19th. Mohammed’s team was caught in the last two days by La Liga against Real Sociedad (1-1) at home and in the victory of Betty Seville (3-3) last Sunday. Real Madrid can take advantage of its good momentum to take 3 points during this trip.
Real Madrid has two wins and two draws in its last four against Celta Vigo.

The last opposition saw Real Madrid’s universal Celta Vigo (6-0) in Santiago Bernabeu on May 12th.

Real Madrid won 3 consecutive wins.

Real Madrid has not scored a goal after winning in Barcelona on October 28 or 3 games.

Celta Vigo remains in 2 consecutive draws in the last two days of La Liga.

Celta Vigo won only 2 games of 7 matches played at the Abanca-Balaidos stadium.

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We are heading to the legendary Stadio San Siro, where Milan hosts Real Betis in a match from Group F of the Europa League. These two teams are currently topping this group – Milan with 6 points, Betis with 4.

Milan are perfect in the competition so far. Gennaro Gattuso’s team started with a 1-0 win over Dudelange, which was followed by a 3-1 win against Olympiakos at the San Siro. Guerrero opened the score for the Greek team, but Milan turned the game around with two goals from Patrick Cutrone and one from Gonzalo Higuain.

After once again failing to qualify for the Champions League, now Milan will have another campaign in the Europa League. Last season the Rossoneri reached the eliminations of the competition, but didn’t reach the final. Now they will try to do better and why not qualify for the big final.

Real Betis began their campaign with a draw against Olympiakos on Greek soil, which was followed by a first win – a 3-0 against Dudelange at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. Antonio Sanabria, Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Tello scored the winners for the Andalusians.

In La Liga Real Betis are currently 11th in the standings with 12 points won. But the team’s current form is not very good as Betis lost their last two games against Atletico Madrid and Real Valladolid. It remains to be seen how this will affect the team’s performance at the San Siro against a team like Milan.

That’s our look at the Europa League clash between Milan and Real Betis at the Stadio San Siro. Milan can make a solid step towards the next phase of the competition, while Betis could top the group if they win on Italian soil. It promises to be a very exciting match.

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RB Leipzig hosts Celtic in a match from Group B of the Europa League. Now we are about to take a look at this clash at the Red Bull Arena in the city of Leipzig.

RB Leipzig started their Europa League campaign with a home defeat against Red Bull Salzburg, but soon after this the Germans fixed their mistake. In the second round Leipzig celebrated a 3-1 win during the visit to Rosenborg in Norway. Jean Kevin Augustin, Ibrahima Konate and Matheus Cunha scored for the German team. Issam Jebali added one goal for Rosenborg, but this didn’t change anything.

Last season RB Leipzig made a good run in Europa League. You can be sure that now they’d want to do the same. Right now they are 2nd in the group with 3 points, being on par with the 3rd Celtic, but having a better goal difference. Meanwhile they are 3 points behind the leader Salzburg.

Celtic started the season in Europa League with a win over Rosenborg, but in the next game the Scottish team suffered a defeat during the visit to Salzburg. Odsonne Edouard opened the score for Celtic at the Red Bull Arena, but the Austrians scored three goals after the halftime break. Brendan Rodgers’ boys didn’t have the tools to answer to this, so they lost the game.

As it looks now, Salzburg are the favourites for winning this group. Meanwhile RB Leipzig and Celtic shall fight for the 2nd place. And this is the first direct clash between them, which shall give us some answers. Both managers said to the press that they expect a very tough and competitive game. We think that RB Leipzig are favourites, especially on home ground, but don’t underrestimate Celtic. They are a club with a lot of experience in the European competitions.

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Bournemouth started surprisingly well the new season in the Premier League, but Everton also did a good job in the first two rounds. Now these two teams will meet at the Vitality Stadium and this is clearly a clash between two teams in a good shape.

Nobody really expected it, but Bournemouth started the season with two consecutive wins from two matches played. Eddie Howe’s boys won against Cardiff City and West Ham, being one hundred percent effective so far. These points could be very imporant for Bournemouth as the team’s main goal is to stay away from relegation.

Callum Wilson is showing some good form since the start of the season. The 26-years old striker scored two goals in two matches played so far in the league. Everton’s defenders shall be very careful with him on Saturday, because he’s clearly in a pretty good shape at the moment.

But the same could be said about Everton’s new signing Richarlison. The Brazilian scored three goals in the first two matches, proving to be a very successful signing for the club. Right now Richarlison is on fire and he will try to continue scoring against Bournemouth as well.

Since the start of the season Everton won 4 points. The Toffees made a 2-2 draw against Wolves in the first round. This result was followed by a 2-1 win at home against Southampton, which was a first win for the new manager Marco Silva.

Against Bournemouth Everton can’t use the suspended defender Phil Jagielka, while Andre Gomes, Yerry Mina and Jamie McCarthy are still injured. Bournemouth will be without the Spaniard Diego Rico, who is also suspended.

This is our take on the Premier League clash between Bournemouth and Everton at the Vitality Stadium. We wish you good luck with this one!

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Deportivo Alaves will try to win its first points for the new season, welcoming Real Betis in a match from the second round of La Liga. Let’s see if they can do it, because Betis are also aiming to win their first points for the new campaign.

Alaves had the tough task to kick off their new campaign with a visit to Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Far from surprising, they lost that game. But they didn’t play bad at all. In the first half of the match Abelardo’s team did pretty well and didn’t concede a goal. Everything changed after the break, when Barca finally managed to score some goals and win. But Alaves can’t be ashamed of their performance.

For Alaves last season was not easy, so now they will try to stabilize their performance and show a little bit more. With Abelardo they have an experienced manager, who can help them do it. But they also know that in order to survive, they need points. And they need to start winning them as early as they can. The game against Betis is a good moment to start.

Real Betis did incredibly well last season, qualifying for Europa League. But this campaign didn’t start so good for them. The Andalusians suffered a surprising 0-3 loss at home against Levante. Nothing worked for them in this match, despite of the fact that they played at home and they were a clear favourite to win. Now the question is – can they get back on their feet and show something more in the next game?

This match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Betis is intriguing, because both teams are looking for their first points for the new season. We can say that Betis are the better team, but in the first round they showed some serious flaws.

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See all teams and groups for the World Cup:
Group A : Uruguay, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Group B : Spain, Portugal, Iran, Morocco
Group C : France, Denmark, Australia, Peru
Group D : Croatia, Nigeria, Iceland, Argentina
Group E : Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Costa Rica
Group F : Mexico, Germany, Sweden, South Korea
Group G : England, Belgium, Tunisia, Panama
Group H : Japan, Senegal, Colombia, Poland
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The Leganes and Levante teams will close the 36th round in La Liga with a match between them on May 7th, Monday at 22:00.

Before this meeting, the two teams have 40 points in the lower half of the ranking, but they are at 12 points from the relegation zone, which means they have saved themselves. This should definitely be seen as a success for both teams that have some of the modest financial capabilities in the Primera Division.

They have achieved this achievement in many different ways. Leganes were excellent in the first half of the season, boasting one of the division’s best defenses and at no time this season was out of the danger of falling. They also eliminated Real Madrid from Copa del Rey, but they have not been performing well for the last time and that’s why they are in the lower half of the standings, and at the beginning of the year they were in the Top 8 battle.

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Bordeaux hosts PSG in a match from the 34th round of the French Ligue 1. Let’s examine this game.

Bordeaux are 10th in the Ligue 1 standings with 43 points. For them this season is nothing special so far. They have a record of 12 wins, 7 draws and 14 defeats. They started the campaign with hopes of European qualification, but nothing like this is going to happen. Now Bordeaux will have to satisfy with a finish at the middle of the table.

Of course, Bordeaux still have time to improve their situation with a few positions in the table, but it will not change things very much. It has been an average season for them.

In their last five games Bordeaux won twice, lost twice and made one draw. Right now they are in a run of two consecutive wins, celebrated against Lille and Montpellier.

PSG on the other hand are already champions of France. Last season the Parisians lost the title to Monaco, but now they returned on the throne. After signing players like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Dani Alves in the summer, PSG did the logical thing – beat everyone for the title. And they do it with a huge dominance.

Right now PSG have 87 points and an impressive record of 28 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In their last five games they are almost perfect – four wins and one draw against Saint-Etienne away from home.

The Spanish manager Unai Emery is going to make PSG champion, but he will leave the club. After the season ends, Emery will be replaced by the German tactician Thomas Tuchel. But he will leave the club in the best way possible – with winning the championship trophy.

This is our take on the Ligue 1 clash between Bordeaux and PSG.

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Aalborg hosts Midtjylland in a match from the Championship Round of the Danish Superliga. Let’s have a look at this game, which is going to be played at the Aalborg Portland Park in the city of Aalborg.

AaB are currently 5th in the standings with 39 points won so far. They have a record of 9 wins, 12 draws and 9 defeats, which tells us how inconsistent they have been during the campaign. Since the Championship Round of the Superliga began, AaB are not doing very well. They won once against Horsens, but also suffered three losses against Brondby, Nordsjælland and Copenhagen.

Of course, for AaB it’s a success to qualify for the Championship Round of the Superliga. But it’s clear that they are not on the same levels as the best teams in the league, one of which is Midtjylland.

Midtjylland are the only contender to Brondby for the title this season. The team is currently 2nd in the league standings, being just three points behind the leader Brondby. Since the Championship Round began, Midtjylland won three times – against Horsens, Copenhagen and Nordsjælland, but suffered a defeat in the big derby with Brondby. Which once again made Brondby a favourite for the title.

Right now Midtjylland have a record of 22 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats. Which proves that they are a capable contender for the gold medals. If they have won the derby with Brondby, now they would have been leaders in the Superliga.

Midtjylland are the big favourite against AaB. They have a better and more ambitious team, which is fighting for the title. AaB’s performance on the other side is showing that they are not really on the same levels as the leading teams in the country. Which makes them underdogs in this match in Aalborg.

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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.
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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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