Matches

Take time out of your weekend for these fixtures. The Madrid Derby is part of this ‘Weekend Bangers’.

Weekend Bangers
Rennes vs Nantes
Reversed fixture – (Nantes 1-0 Rennes)

To ensure that the 5-point gap between the team in the league isn’t widened, Nantes will need to bounce back from defeat in the last round of matches to get a result away against Rennes.

Leicester City vs Chelsea
Reversed fixture – (Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City)

Chelsea is a position away from Leicester City in the league standings but 8 points is currently separating the two.
Should Chelsea suffer defeat in this match, the gap between Chelsea and the top three will grow to double digits (11 points).

Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin
Reversed fixture – (Union Berlin 3-1 Borussia Dortmund)

Union Berlin handed Borussia Dortmund an unexpected 3-1 defeat in the reverse fixture.
Will Dortmund return the favor?

Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen
Reversed fixture – (Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Hoffenheim)

While Bayer Leverkusen is hunting for points to get into the ‘top four’, Hoffenheim would be in search for a victory at home to reduce the gap between the two sided to a points.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid (Madrid Derby) – El Derbi Madrileño
Reversed fixture – (Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid)

A Madrid derby that hold a lot of weight in the league title race.
Atletico Madrid has a chance to make up for their defeat in the Spanish Super Cup final by picking up something from the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid might have a three point lead at the top of the standings, but any point dropped will be an encouragement for a chasing Barcelona. 

RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach
Reversed fixture – (Borussia Monchengladbach 1-3 RB Leipzig)

In order to hold on to their place at the top of the German Bundesliga standings, RB Leipzig will need a repeat of the away result against Borussia Monchengladbach.

A victory here for M’Gladbach could see them top the league should Bayern Munich fail to pick up maximum points against Mainz.

Manchester United vs Wolves
Reversed fixture – (Wolves 1-1 Manchester United)

In recent meetings, it’s been a tight affair when Manchester United plays Wolves. Which side will be the first to reach 37 points in the league?

Strasbourg vs Lille
Reversed fixture – (Lille 2-0 Strasbourg)

AC Milan vs Hellas Verona
Reversed fixture – (Hellas Verona 0-1 AC Milan)

Nice vs Lyon
Reversed fixture – (Lyon 2-1 Nice)

Lyon is looking to break into the top four while Nice is looking to get into the top half of the league standings after the round. The gap in points between the two teams ins just 3 points. Neither side can really afford to lose this one.

Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven (De Topper)
Reversed fixture – (PSV Eindhoven 1-1 Ajax)

A Dutch football classic.

Tottenham vs Manchester City
Reversed fixture – (Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham)

Will Tottenham’s resistance under Pochettino continue under Mourinho when the play Manchester CIty?

The title is currently outside their reach but Manchester CIty will be looking for a win to increase any probability.

Braga vs Sporting CP
Reversed fixture – (Sporting CP 2-1 Braga)

Barcelona vs Levante
Reversed fixture – (Levante 3-1 Barcelona)

Should there be a repeat in results from the first meeting, FC Barcelona would suffer consecutive league defeats and could be 6 points behind Real Madrid in the title race.

Sampdoria vs Napoli
Reversed fixture – (Napoli 2-0 Sampdoria)

 

Title Races in Europe’s top 5 leagues at the moment.

German Bundesliga – RB Leipzig’s lead at the top was reduced to a point after suffering their third league defeat in the previous round. With 19 of the 34 matches played, RB Leipzig (40 points) Bayern Munich (39 points), Borussia Monchengladbach (38 points), and Borussia Dortmund (36 points) are leading the race.

Leading goalscorers
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 21 goals
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) – 20 goals
Rouwen Hennings (Fortuna Düsseldorf) – 11 goals
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) – 11 goals

Spanish La Liga – Real Madrid opened a three point lead in the title race after 21 rounds played of the 2019/20 season. Barcelona (43 points), Sevilla (38 points) are the closest to the top.

Leading goalscorers
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 14 goals
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 12 goals
Luis Suárez (Barcelona) – 11 goals

English Premier League – Liverpool (67 points) 16 points clear in the lead and remains undefeated in the league. The chasing pack Manchester City (51 points), Leicester City (48 points), Chelsea (40 points).

Leading scorers
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 17 goals
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) 16 goals
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 14 goals
Danny Ings (Southampton) 14 goals
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) 14 goals

Italian Serie A – Juventus is three points clear in their race to keep the title for another season. Inter Milan and Lazio are currently the main contenders in the race. Inter Milan has 48 points in 21 games, while Lazio has 46 points in 20 games.

Top Scorers
Ciro Immobile (Lazio) – 23 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – 17 goals
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) – 14 goals
Josip Iličić (Atalanta) – 13 goals
João Pedro (Cagliari) – 13 goals

French Ligue 1 – With 10 points lead after 21 matches played and recent seasons in mind, Paris St. Germain will likely hold on to the French Ligue 1 title.
Marseille (42 points) is claiming the other UEFA Champions League direct qualification spot in the league.

Top Scorers
Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) – 14 goals
Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) – 13 goals
Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – 13 goals
Moussa Dembélé (Lyon) – 12 goals

The complete fixture list for the coming weekend

German Bundesliga
Hertha Berlin vs Schalke
Augsburg vs Werder Bremen
Borussia Dortmund vs Union Berlin
Dusseldorf vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Mainz vs Bayern Munich
Hoffenheim vs Bayer Leverkusen
RB Leipzig vs Borussia Monchengladbach
FC Koln vs Freiburg
Paderborn vs Wolfsburg

English Premier League
Leicester City vs Chelsea
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa
Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United
Liverpool vs Southampton
Newcastle vs Norwich
Watford vs Everton
West Ham vs Brighton
Manchester United vs Wolves
Burnley vs Arsenal
Tottenham vs Manchester City

French Ligue 1
Rennes vs Nantes
Paris St. Germain vs Montpellier
Amiens vs Toulouse
Angers vs Reims
Dijon vs Brest
Nimes vs Monaco
Strasbourg vs Lille
Nice vs Lyon
Metz vs Saint-Etienne
Bordeaux vs Marseille

Italian Serie A
Bologna vs Brescia
Cagliari vs Parma
Sassuolo vs Roma
Juventus vs Fiorentina
Atalanta vs Genoa
Lazio vs SPAL
AC Milan vs Hellas Verona
Lecce vs Torino
Udinese vs Inter Milan
Sampdoria vs Napoli

Spanish La Liga
Villarreal vs Osasuna
Granada vs Espanyol
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Mallorca vs Real Valladolid
Valencia vs Celta Vigo
Leganes vs Real Sociedad
Eibar vs Real Betis
Athletic Club vs Getafe
Sevilla vs Alaves
Barcelona vs Levante

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