The Christmas period starts this weekend!!
Premier League MW 13
Brighton vs. Leicester
As the Premier League returns 12th takes on 10th as Brighton and Leicester go head to head. Brighton narrowly lost to Cardiff two weeks ago while Leicester managed a point against Burnley. Brighton are a strong team at home and are always likely to at least gain a point while Leicester tend to do better away from home at the moment. A tough game between two similarly matched sides.
Everton vs. Cardiff City
9th placed Everton take on 18th placed Cardiff City in what should be a win for Marcos Silva’s side. Cardiff do pose teams problems occasionally but an away trip to Everton should be a step too far. Everton could move up to 6th with a win although only temporarily.
Fulham vs. Southampton
Fulham sit bottom of the table but could be looking at a renaissance of sorts as Ranieri was appointed as their new manager after Jokanovic was sacked during the international break. Ranieri famously led Leicester to win the Premier League in the 15/16 season and getting Fulham to play good football again would be a commendable task as well. Southampton are 17th having not played great this season and this is the perfect fixture for Ranieri to get three points in. Fulham should win this game.
Man United vs. Crystal Palace
United are 8th while Palace are 16th and struggling at the moment. United lost to City before the break and will look to bounce back with three points against Palace. Palace should take United’s shaky form into account and if Hodgson can get his side rolling again we could see Palace take a point or more from United. An interesting game to watch.
Watford vs. Liverpool
Watford have done extremely well this season as they 7th in the table with 2nd placed Liverpool visiting them this weekend. Liverpool are seen as the nearest challengers to City when it comes to the title and Watford is another tricky test to pass. Watford could cause Liverpool problems and while Liverpool should win this game I can see Watford taking a point.
West Ham vs. Man City
West Ham have done decently in recent weeks as they sit 13th but City are 1st and at another level and while it is an away fixture and Pellegrini faces his former club City should easily get three points.
Bournemouth vs. Arsenal
Bournemouth are another team doing extremely well as they sit 6th while Arsenal are 5th. A close game is expected and it could go either way.
Wolverhampton vs. Huddersfield
Wolves started off well but suffered a slump of sorts although in recent weeks they have returned to form as they sit 11th in the table. Huddersfield have been poor throughout and the 19th placed side should suffer another loss at the Molineux.
Burnley vs. Newcastle
Newcastle have been resurgent in recent weeks as they 14th in the table while Burnley are 15th. A tight game between to similarly matched teams.
La Liga MW 13
Real Madrid travel to Eibar, while Sevilla entertain Valladolid. The fixture of the weekend comes from Barcelona as Atletico take them on to see if they can close the gap.
Serie A MW 13
Roma travel to Udinese, SPAL travel to play Juventus, Inter entertain Frosinone, Napoli welcome Chievo, and Lazio play Milan in an entertaining fixture.
Bundesliga MW 12
Leverkusen welcome Stuttgart, Bayern play Dusseldorf, and Dortmund travel to Mainz. Hoffenheim and Leipzig face tricky fixtures away at Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg respectively.
Ligue 1 MW 14
Lyon welcome St.Etienne, PSG welcome Toulouse, Monaco travel to Caen, and Marseille travel Amiens.