Liverpool vs Manchester Utd

Englands biggest battle commences tonight as Liverpool take on Manchester United at Anfield and with both teams struggling defensively, you know that game could be a riot for either side or a complete entertainer.
Liverpool are in great form coming into this game on the back of a 5 game winning streak and aiming to continue that run against their bitter rivals. Liverpool have strengthened well this season with great supporting cast to help forward Daniel Sturridge. Coutinho, Firmino and Sadio Mane have all been in great form sitting in the roles right behind Sturridge giving him great service as well as another option to draw defenders out to give him more room to play. Liverpool have counter attacked with great speed which has surprised a lot of teams and is typical of a Jurgen Klopp team. What actually turns out to be their difficulty are the struggles they are facing not he defensive end. Liverpool have chopped and changed around their defensive unit continuously while also placing keeper Lorius Karius between the sticks instead of Mignolet. Liverpool have conceded goals in 7 out of 7 games in the Premier League so far this campaign, which will be their major cause of weakness.
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Napoli vs Roma

Napoli take on Roma in this encounter in the Serie A in what is most definitely the game of the weekend in Italy with the 2nd and 3rd sides in the Italian table taking on each other looking to keep up the pressure against Juventus who play later on in the day. Napoli come into this game after a disappointing loss to Atalanta 1-0 away from home, and will be looking to turn around this form in this encounter. The only disappointing thing in this encounter is that Milik is out injured, but Napoli have plenty of additional firepower with the likes of Gabbiadini looking set to replace him and also they have Mertens, Insigne, Callejon who will be providing support as well. The Napoli defense has been a bit shaky in recent weeks, conceding goals in 3 out of 4 games played at home this season and in such a tight encounter, you can expect goals flowing.
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Las Palmas vs Espanyol

Las Palmas have been in a good run of form that saw them push on towards the top of the table for the opening weeks, before coming crashing back down to earth with a 4-1 loss to Real Sociedad. In their last 2 games, they have shown us that they are difficult side to break down and can definitely hold it on their own against tough opposition. They went and drew 2-2 with Real Madrid after coming back from losing twice; while coming back again from a 2-0 deficit at HT to draw 2-2 with Osasuna. These last 2 games have surely built their resolve coming into this game.
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Holland vs France

Holland come into the World Cup qualifying after taking 4 points from their opening 2 games of the campaign and will now look to take their attack to France. Holland as a country have under-performed on the international stage by not qualifying for the European Championships this summer, and will not want to far that ignominy again where they were 3rd in the last World Cup. The Holland squad has much changed with a host of youngsters Quincy Promes and Victor Janssen leading the line and scoring three goals between them. With Sneijder championing the midfield with Strootman, Wjnaldum and Klaassen sitting in behind him. Holland have been struggling defensively where they have leaked goals in 12 out of their last 13 games; and with a counter attacking team in France, one could expect their defence to be peppered tonight.
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Moenchengladbach vs Barcelona

Barcelona come into this encounter already sitting pretty at the top of their group and will know that they have a great chance to take the group lead ahead of Manchester City with a solid victory tonight. Barcelona have relied a lot of their scoring in recent times on Luis Suarez and Neymar who come into this game with 3 goals combined on the weekend. That should help elevate tensions of the Barca faithful who think that the team needs to depend sorely on Messi, who is injured for this encounter. Barcelona will also rely on the creativity of players like Turan, Iniesta and Rakitic along with the full backs Alba and Roberto to create enough chances for the front two to score. Defensively Barcelona have been struggling especially in recent times since Bravo has left them, conceding in 3 out of their last 5 games. There could be an opportunity to be exposed, which Barcelona will have to outscore Gladbach to win the tie then.
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Celtic vs Man City

Celtic were humiliated by Barcelona in their Champions League group stage opener, but they will not be as easy to beat this time around. Celtic Park will be packed with more than 60,000 fans that always create a special atmosphere for European nights, and the team will be motivated to show that the Barca loss was a coincidence, not the true quality of the side. Celtic travelled to Camp Nou in the opening matchday and were demolished 7-0 at the hands of Barcelona. Since then they’ve scored 10 goals in their last 3 matches (8 at home). They have a magnificent home record coming into this match, with just 1 loss in their last 20 home matches (failed to score just once in their last 20 home matches).
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Man City vs Swansea

Manchester City travel once again to the Liberty Stadium in search of a 2nd victory in a span of 4 days against Swansea after beating them in the EFL Cup by a score of 2-1; after a quiet first half in that game. Come into this game and the challenge gets even tougher when players like Aguero, Sterling, de Bruyne, Gundogan, Kolarov, Otamendi to come back into the starting XI which will make them even more threatening against Swansea in this encounter. Man City will take confidence on their scoring ability knowing that they their games have seen them score: 2, 5, 4, 1, 3, 2, 4, 4, 2. Manchester City’s achilles heel is keeping a clean sheet, which they have managed only once in their 5 Premier league encounters as well as conceding against Swansea in mid-week despite having a reasonably strong defensive lineup.
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Dortmund vs Freiburg

Dortmund come into this game against Freiburg with some cracking form behind them, already netting 13 goals in 4 games in the Bundesliga, while also smashing 6 in the Champions League and that confidence is flowing through the squad in order to deliver 5 wins and 1 loss since the season began. Dortmund fans are in heaven now with the form flowing through many members of the squad including Aubamayeng, Dembele, Gotze, Castro, Schurrle, Pulisic, Kagawa who have been scoring goals and even creating assists. Dortmund were expected to struggle with the sale of Hummels to Bayern, but Sokratis, Bartra, Ginter, Pisczeck, Schemlzer and Guerrero give them strong depth in cover defensively and they have kept 3 clean sheets from their 6 games so far.
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Bayern vs Hertha

In last Bayern match (against Ingolstadt) Alaba,Hummels,Muller and Lahm was out because of illnes and they still won 3:1 , in this match they have full strenth squad available.
On other side, Hertha have a big problems with injuries list.
Brooks,Darida,Duda,Korber and Ronny are injured, Solomon Kalou probably won’t play.
Brooks is their main defender, Darida main centar midfielder, and Ondrej Duda as a very quality young attacking midfielder and on list is fantastic striketSolomon Kalou, but he is question marked for apperance today.
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AC Milan vs Lazio

Both teams come into this match having won at the weekend, but neither side has been particularly impressive in the first few weeks of the new Serie A campaign.
AC Milan have only won once at home since February, which suggests it could be tough for them to take the points here, although they do have a very good head-to-head record in this fixture.
Lazio’s win at San Siro in the Coppa Italia in 2015 bucked the trend of their unimpressive results away to AC Milan, having won just one of their 16 visits to the ground to take on Tuesday’s opponents.
But a 3-0 win over Pescara at the weekend will have boosted confidence going into this game, while AC Milan could only beat Sampdoria 1-0 as Vincenzo Montella’s men continue to stumble in Serie A.
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