Midweek Football Preview

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Premier League MW 24 and Games In Hand

Aston Villa vs. Watford

18th vs. 17th in what is a big relegation battle. Villa sit a point behind Watford but Watford are the team in form as the Hornets can go 4 points clear of the relegation zone. For Villa a win would see them climb out of the relegation zone and above Watford who drop down. A big game for both teams but Watford have the edge form wise. Watford beat Villa 3-0 in the reverse fixture.

Bournemouth vs. Brighton

Bournemouth are in terrible form as they look to gain some points to climb out of the relegation zone. Brighton have 1 win in their last 5 games as they sit 15th and need to win themselves to stay above the relegation scrap. A must win game for the Cherries but one Brighton will feel confident that they can get points from. Brighton beat Bournemouth 2-0 in the reverse fixture.

Crystal Palace vs. Southampton

Southampton will hope to get back to winning ways as they travel to London to play Palace who got a big point against City. A win could see Southampton enter the top 10 but Palace are rejuvenated but the signing Tosun and will hope to win the game themselves. An interesting and open game that should have goals in it. The reverse fixture was a 1-1 draw. 

Everton vs. Newcastle

11th and 12th go head to head as they sit level on points in the table. Everton are looking to win while Newcastle got a brilliant win in their eyes against Chelsea at the weekend. Everton should win this game though since they are at home while Newcastle will hope to get a point or more. Everton won the reverse fixture 1-2. 

Sheffield United vs. Man City

City dropped points against Palace to move 16 points behind Liverpool as they now travel to a Sheffield side who are far from pushovers. Sheffield sit 7th in the table and are targeting the Europa League spot at least as they will seek a point or more agains City. City tend to bounce back after dropping points and this could be a big win for Pep or another shock. City won the reverse fixture 2-0. 

Leicester vs. West Ham

Leicester have lost their last two games as they entertain a West Ham side who have 1 of each under Moyes. Leicester really need the win as they sit 3rd and further dropped points could see them dragged into a top four race while West Ham need the win to climb away from the relegation zone. An interesting game but one which Leicester should ideally win. Leicester won the reverse fixture 1-2. 

Tottenham vs. Norwich

8th placed Tottenham have drawn 2 and lost 2 in their last 4 games while Norwich remain bottom of the table but finally managed a win at the weekend. Tottenham need to win this game to keep their top four chances alive and really they should manage to beat Norwich at home. Norwich will hope that they can carry some form into this game and a point or more would be a massive boost for the Canaries. The reverse fixture was a 2-2 draw. 

Man United vs. Burnley

United sit 5th as they entertain Burnley who are 14th. United lost to Liverpool at the weekend while Burnley ended their losing streak but beating Leicester. United tend to bounce back from losses and so they should win this game but Rashford is out and Burnley are bullies and so this could be an interesting game for Dyche and his team. United won the reverse fixture 0-2.

Wolverhampton vs. Liverpool

Wolves got a big win against Southampton at the weekend as they sit 6th while Liverpool look to continue their run of winning games. Liverpool should win this game as they do win all their games but Wolves are known to cause upsets. Liverpool won the reverse fixture 1-0 in contentious atmosphere and Wolves will hope to exact some revenge. 

West Ham vs. Liverpool

The game in hand is to be played between West Ham and Liverpool. Liverpool could go 19 points clear while West Ham will probably lose this game. Moyes might cause an upset but that is a fools hope as the Hammers have probably lost this game. 

Copa Del Rey Round of 32

Sevilla take on Levante, Barcelona travel to Ibiza which should be a good vacation, Real Madrid travel to play Unionistas, and Atletico travel to play Cultural Leonesa. Straight forward wins for all teams involved as they should make the round of 16 without any problems.

Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals

Napoli take on Lazio, Juventus take on Roma, Milan welcome Torino, and Inter entertain Fiorentina. Tough games for all the teams as they look to reach the semi finals of the Coppa Italia. 



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