Midweek Football Preview

Game after game!

Premier League MW 17

Brentford vs. Man United

10th placed Brentford take on 5th placed Man United with both teams in good form. United have won their last three having lost only one of their last 5 games while Brentford have also lost only one of their last 5 games. Brentford did have a dip in form but are beginning to find some wind in their sail again while United aren’t up to the mark yet but are keeping clean sheets. It should be an interesting game and with United more open than usual with their new style of play Brentford could cause them problems if they have Toney back and are clinical. 

Norwich vs. Aston Villa

Dean Smith welcomes his old side Aston Villa to play his new side Norwich in a big game. Norwich sit bottom of the table having lost their last two and are looking to bounce back. The Canaries played well against United but were perhaps unlucky to end the game with no points. Villa sit 13th having also lost their game at the weekend and will be looking to bounce back. An interesting game indeed.

Man City vs. Leeds

City sit top of the table but had to scrape through a win against Wolves at the weekend. Leeds sit 15th in the table and have only won one of their last five games. Leeds did play well against Chelsea and will have to be more clinical and keep up those levels against City if they want something out of this game. City should win this game comfortably though.

Brighton vs. Wolverhampton

Brighton did not play at the weekend because Spurs were under a covid lockdown but they are back as they sit 11th in the table with a game in hand now. Wolves sit 9th having played both Liverpool, and City and been unlucky in both games. Wolves are struggling to get goals and finding it hard to score them and are still tough to beat. Brighton fall under the same bracket and odds are that this will probably be a draw. 

Crystal Palace vs. Southampton

12th placed Palace ended a losing streak by beating Everton at the weekend as they take on Southampton who sit 16th and have not won a game in a very long time. Palace are the in form team going into this game and the Saints need to find some form otherwise they risk getting dragged into a relegation battle.

Burnley vs. Watford

18th placed Burnley take on 17th placed Watford in what is a big game at the bottom of the table. Burnley have drawn four of their last five games while Watford have lost their last four games. If Burnley win they go above Watford and out of the relegation zone with a game in hadn’t while if Watford win they go 5 points clear of Burnley. It is a massive game and Burnley are for sure the in form team but Watford have plenty of threat as well.

Arsenal vs. West Ham

6th placed Arsenal take on 4th placed West Ham with 2 points separating the two sides in what is another big game but this time in the context of the top four. If West Ham win they can go 5 clear of Arsenal while if Arsenal win they go above West Ham and drag them right back into the middle of the race. To add to all of this it is a London Derby. Arsenal have struggled to beat the better teams this season and West Ham will want to bounce back after their draw at the weekend. A big game.

Leicester vs. Tottenham

Leicester sit 8th in the table as they take on 7th placed Spurs. Spurs have now missed two games this season and so have 2 games in hand but this game should go ahead. If Leicester win they go level with Spurs but if Spurs win they can go 6 clear of Leicester and Leicester might drop further away from a top 6 race. It’s another big game with much at stake.

Liverpool vs. Newcastle

19th placed Newcastle travel to 2nd placed Liverpool who were no brilliant at the weekend but got the job done against Villa. Newcastle got thrashed by Leicester and this game should be another defeat. I can’t see Newcastle getting anything out of this game. Newcastle will hope that Burnley can beat Watford so the chances of survival are still alive. 

Bundesliga MW 16

Bayern travel to Stuttgart, Frankfurt travel to Monchengladbach, Dortmund take on Furth, Leverkusen take on Hoffenheim, and Leipzig take on Augsburg. Bayern are 6 points clear and at this point the other teams need to hope they slip up for the title race to be reignited. The other teams are inconsistent and Bayern seem like they will run away with it once again.

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