The Weekend Bangers
February 22, 2020
Chelsea vs Tottenham (English Premier League)
Reverse Fixture – Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea – Willian scored two goals in the first half for Chelsea to pick up a three points on the road.
A back-to-back home defeat in the league will cost Chelsea their position in the league.
4th-placed Chelsea will welcome 5th-placed Tottenham in a battle for a finish in a Champions League qualifying place in the league table.
Despite Chelsea winning the earlier meeting between the two sides, it is Tottenham who are enjoying a winning streak in the league. A win here for Tottenham will be their third straight league victory; making it 8 matches unbeaten in all competitions.
Schalke vs RB leipzig (German Bundesliga)
Reverse Fixture – RB Leipzig 1-3 Schalke
RB Leipzig will have to return the favor when they go to Schalke.
To keep up with Bayern Munich and co. in the Bundesliga title race, RB Leipzig can’t afford a repeat of their earlier meeting with Schalke.
Leicester City vs Manchester City (Premier League)
Reverse Fixture – Manchester City 3-1 Leicester City
After 4th and 5th go against each other for a place in the top four in the Premier League, 2nd and 3rd will face each other to try and get close to the top team.
3rd-place Leicester City takes on 2nd-place Manchester City with 4 points between the two sides. The best Leicester can do here is to reduce the point gap between the two teams to 1; which might be a boost for Liverpool’s title hunt.
Besiktas vs Trabzonspor (Turkish Super Lig)
Reverse Fixture – Trabzonspor 4-1 Besiktas
With a match in hand, Trabzonspor leads the Turkish title race by a point.
Trabzonspor will keep the point lead by getting a repeat result from the earlier meeting against Besiktas. It might be harder this time around with Besiktas playing with the backing of their home supporters.
Real Sociedad vs Valencia (Spanish La Liga)
Reverse Fixture – Valencia 1-1 Real Sociedad
Two teams separated by a point and touching distance from the Champions League qualifying place in the Spanish La Liga.
However, Real Sociedad have a match in hand and are coming to this fixture with better results from recent matches.
A win for REal Sociedad will allow them to leap 2-points above Valencia in the standings.
February 23, 2020
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray (Turkish Super Lig) – The Intercontinental Derby -Kıtalararası Derbi
Reverse Fixture – Galatasaray 0-0 Fenerbahce
To help in their quest to defend their league title, Galatasaray will need a win on the road against their classic rival Fenerbahce.
Getafe vs Sevilla (Spanish La Liga)
Reverse Fixture – Sevilla 2-0 Getafe
A back-to-back league defeat will cost Getafe their place in the top four and see them replaced by Sevilla. The good news for Getafe is that Sevilla hasn’t won any of their last four competitive matches.
Arsenal vs Everton (English Premier League)
Reverse Fixture – Everton 0-0 Arsenal
The ‘Arteta Derby’
It was goalless in the first meeting but Arsenal can use a win at home to get ahead of Everton in the race to be part of the ‘top 6’.
Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal (Spanish La Liga)
Reverse Fixture – Villarreal 0-0 Atlético Madrid
Atletico Madrid’s place in the top four is under threat if they don’t find a positive result at home against a Villarreal side looking for a victory that could see them finish the round in the top four.
The complete fixture list for the coming weekend (Europe’s top 5 leagues)
Bayern Munich vs Paderborn
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Hoffenheim
Freiburg vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
Hertha Berlin vs FC Koln
Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund
Schalke vs RB Leipzig
Bayer Leverkusen vs Augsburg
Wolfsburg vs Mainz
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Union Berlin
English Premier League
Chelsea vs Tottenham
Burnley vs Bournemouth
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle
Sheffield United vs Brighton
Southampton vs Aston Villa
Leicester City vs Manchester City
Manchester United vs Watford
Wolves vs Norwich
Arsenal vs Everton
Liverpool vs West Ham
French Ligue 1
Nice vs Brest
Metz vs Lyon
Marseille vs Nantes
Angers vs Montpellier
Dijon vs Monaco
Lille vs Toulouse
Strasbourg vs Amiens
Saint-Etienne vs Reims
Rennes vs Nimes
Paris St. Germain vs Bordeaux
Italian Serie A
Brescia vs Napoli
Bologna vs Udinese
SPAL vs Juventus
Fiorentina vs AC Milan
Genoa vs Lazio
Atalanta vs Sassuolo
Hellas Verona vs Cagliari
Torino vs Parma
Roma vs Lecce
Inter Milan vs Sampdoria
Spanish La Liga
Real Betis vs Mallorca
Celta Vigo vs Leganes
barcelona vs Eiber
Real Sociedad vs Valencia
Levante vs Real Madrid
Osasuna vs Granada
Alaves vs Athletic Club
Real Valladolid vs Espanyol
Getafe vs Sevilla
Atletico Madrid vs Villarreal