October 25, 2019
Nantes vs Monaco (French Ligue 1)
Nantes – 19 points / Monaco – 12 points.
Nantes must beat Monaco to ensure the Paris St. Germain does not widen their lead at the top of the league standings.
Both teams have won three of their last 4 matches in the league but it is Nantes that is coming into this fixture from a defeat.
Recent history says Monaco should be in the top half of the league table instead of a relegation-zone battle in Ligue 1.
October 26, 2019
Freiburg vs RB Leipzig (German Bundesliga)
Freiburg – 14 points / RB Leipzig – 15 points.
Freiburg and RB Leipzig will face each other knowing that a win could see them at the top of the table at the end of the round.
RB Leipzig started the season looking like title contenders but are currently on a 3-match winless run in the Bundesliga. With the current state of the league standings, a continuation of that streak would cost them to fall further down.
Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund (German Bundesliga)
Schalke – 14 points / Borussia Dortmund – 15 points.
Revierderby – A point is separating Schalke and Borussia Dortmund in the standings and it’s been a fixture that is hard to predict the winner.
Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club (Spanish La Liga)
Atletico Madrid – 16 points / Athletic Club – 13 points.
Athletic Club will go to the Wando Metropolitano with hopes of leaving with equal points on the league standings as Atletico Madrid.
Athletic Club is winless in their last four league matches ( 2 draws and 2 defeats), while Atletico Madrid has had a draw in their last three league matches.
Lyon vs Metz (French Ligue 1)
Lyon – 10 point / Metz – 11 points.
After 8 consecutive matches without a victory (4 defeats and 4 draws), Lyon is currently part of the early relegation battle in Ligue 1. Far below the preseason expectations, most fans would have had for Lyon after 10 matches.
October 27, 2019
PSV Eindhoven vs AZ Alkmaar (Dutch Eredivisie)
PSV Eindhoven – 23 points / AZ Alkmaar – 20 points.
PSV Eindhoven is trailing the league leader (Ajax) by three points. They must look for the win to put the pressure on Ajax while avoiding defeat to AZ Alkmaar side that would equal their points with a win from this fixture.
Wolfsburg vs Augsburg (German Bundesliga)
Wolfsburg -16 points / Augsburg – 6 points.
No team has more points than Wolfsburg in the league. To keep that fact accurate, Wolfsburg will need a home victory against an Augsburg side that has accumulated more points than only the team at the bottom of the league standings.
Ajax vs Feyenoord (Dutch Eredivisie)
Ajax – 26 points / Feyenoord – 14 points.
As the third most successful team in the Dutch league, Feyenoord is too far out in the standings from league leaders Ajax. This will be an opportunity for Feyenoord to try and close in while offering a helping hand to the teams that are currently in the title race. ”
Besiktas vs Galatasaray (Turkish Super Lig)
Besiktas – 9 points / Galatasaray – 13 points.
The third most successful team (Besiktas) takes on the most successful team (Galatasaray), as both teams try to climb up the league standings. Besiktas the closest to the relegation battle.
Sevilla vs Getafe (Spanish La Liga)
Sevilla – 16 points / Getafe – 13 points.
Getafe is a win from equaling Sevilla in points accumulated, while Sevilla is a win away from equaling the points of the current league leaders.
Both teams suffered their last league defeat against Barcelona.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace (English Premier League)
Arsenal – 15 points / Crystal Palace – 14 points.
Two teams that are just out of the top 4 positions in the current Premier League standings and are coming into this fixture on the back of a league defeat.
Arsenal will try to make up for their shock defeat on the road against newly-promoted Sheffield United when Crystal Palace pays them a visit.
Liverpool vs Tottenham (English Premier League)
Liverpool – 25 points / Tottenham – 12 points.
It is a must-win for both sides. Liverpool can’t afford a reduction in the lead and Tottenham needs to put an end to their poor form in the league.
An unbeaten Liverpool side takes on a Tottenham side that has fumbled their opportunities in recent matches.
The chasing pack in the Premier League title race will be hoping Tottenham will do them a favor and shock Anfield.
Roma vs AC Milan (Italian Serie A)
An Italian classic.
Roma – 13 points / AC Milan – 10 points.
One thing that fans on both sides can come to an agreement on is that these teams are playing below their expectations.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Eintracht Frankfurt (German Bundesliga)
Borussia Monchengladbach – 16 points / Eintracht Frankfurt – 14 points.
The current Bundesliga league standings say Borussia Monchengladbach is the best in the league.
Despite being 8th in the current league standings, Eintracht Frankfurt is a win away from overtaking league leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Porto vs Famalicão (Portuguese Primeira Liga)
Famalicao is doing wonders in Portuguese top flight.
They are top of the league and unbeaten after their opening 7 matches.
Can Porto climb to the top of the table by handing Famalicao their first defeat of the season?
Paris St. Germain vs Marseille (French Ligue 1)
Paris St. Germain – 24 points / Marseille – 16 points.
After putting an end to a streak of 4 matches without a win, Marseille will have to go against the league leaders in Paris. The odds are not in Marseille’s favor as Paris St. Germain seems to only get stronger.
October 28, 2019
İstanbul Başakşehir vs Trabzonspor (Turkish Super Lig)
Istanbul başakşehir – 14 points / Trabzonspor – 15 points.
To guarantee an extended stay in the ‘top four’ and potentially finish the round with the most points in the league table, both Istanbul başakşehir and Trabzonspor are tasked to find a win from this fixture.