The Weekend Bangers
After getting knocked out of the English FA Cup in the week, Liverpool and Tottenham are in need of the right result to set things straight.
There is very little doubt that Liverpool will end up as league champions. Poor results from their recent matches might just be putting some blemishes on how great of a team this version of Liverpool players are.
Barcelona needs to bounce back from El Clasico defeat against a Real Sociedad team that have received an extra boost in morale after clinching a spot in the Copa del Rey final
March 7, 2020
Liverpool vs Bournemouth (English Premier League)
There hasn’t been a time this entire season that Liverpool has been in desperate need for positive results as they do now.
Liverpool comes to this match to bounce back from their first league defeat in the season with a win at home against Bournemouth.
It was a ‘3-0’ away win for Liverpool when the two sides met in the first half of the season.
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla (Spanish La Liga)
Atletico Madrid re-entering the top four in the La Liga standings will be based on what they can do at home against Sevilla.
It finished ‘1-1’ in the reverse fixture. (1-1 has been the final score from three most recent league meetings)
Burnley vs Tottenham (English Premier League)
An opportunity for Burnley to use the backing of their home supporters to get a victory that will see them move above Tottenham in the league standings.
It was a ‘5-0’ away win for Tottenham in the reverse fixture. Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son were responsible for three of the five goals.
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad (Spanish La Liga)
A ‘2-2’ draw when they met at Anoeta.
A win is required from Barcelona after defeat in the El Clasico and losing their top spot in the league.
The Champions League qualifying spot isn’t far from Real Sociedad. A win at Camp Nou will help Sociedad achieve such ambition.
Nice vs Monaco (French Ligue 1)
Marche 8, 2020
Manchester United vs Manchester City (English Premier League)
Another Manchester Derby with the two teams coming into the match with different ambitions.
Recent meetings of the two have gone the way of the away team.
City 0-1 United (EFL Cup) semifinal second-leg
United 1-3 City (EFL Cup) semifinal first-leg
City 1-2 United (Premier League)
United 0-2 City (Premier League) 2018/18 season
Lille vs Lyon (French Ligue 1)
There isn’t a league title race in the French Ligue 1 as things stand. And there race for direct qualification is looking slimmer for the chasing pack as Marseille has been tightening their grip on second-place.
Third-place (to get into the qualification round for the Champions League) is currently what is up for the taken.
Occupied by Rennes at the moment but Lille is just a point away from taking over without goal-difference.
There time for the likes of Lyon, Montpellier, Monaco and co. to get involved in that race.
Juventus vs Inter Milan (Italian Serie A)
As good as Inter Milan has been this year, they’ve struggled against Juventus.
Three Argentines scored the goals in the last meeting; Lautaro Martinez fort Inter Milan, Gonzalo Higuain and PAulo Dybala for Juventus.
A defeat for Inter Milan will drag them further from being contenders in the title race. Inter Milan must avoid defeat at the very least to stay in the title race conversation.
A win will be needed for Juventus to climb back to the pole position.
The complete fixture list for the coming weekend (Europe’s top 5 leagues)
Paderborn vs FC Koln
Bayer Leverkusen vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Freiburg vs Union Berlin
Hertha Berlin vs Werder Bremen
Schalke vs Hoffenheim
Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund
Bayern Munich vs Augsburg
Mainz vs Fortuna Dusseldorf
English Premier League
Liverpool vs Bournemouth
Arsenal vs West Ham
Crystal Palace vs Watford
Sheffield United vs Norwich
Southampton vs Newcastle
Wolves vs Brighton
Burnley vs Tottenham
Chelsea vs Everton
Manchester United vs Manchester City
Leicester City vs Aston Villa
Spanish La Liga
Alaves vs Valencia
Eibar vs Mallorca
Atletico Madrid vs Sevilla
Barcelona vs Real Sociedad
Getafe vs Celta Vigo
Osasuna vs Espanyol
Real Valladolid vs Athletic Club
Levante vs Granada
Villarreal vs Leganes
Real Betis vs Real Madrid
French Ligue 1
Marseille vs Amiens
Strasbourg vs Paris St. Germain
Angers vs Nantes
Dijon vs Toulouse
Metz vs Nimes
Nice vs Monaco
Reims vs Brest
Saint-Etienne vs Bordeaux
Rennes vs Montpellier
Lille vs Lyon
Italian Serie A
Parma vs SPAL
AC Milan vs Genoa
Sampdoria vs Hellas Verona
Udinese vs Fiorentina
Juventus vs Inter Milan
Sassuolo vs Brescia