With two victories so far the team from Belgium shares the first position with Switzerland and this match should come as a must-win for them, to avoid possible calculations what happens in case of a defeat to Switzerland in the last round. Anyhow, they seem pretty strong at the moment, coming from five matches undefeated run.
Iceland has suffered all three matches at the UEFA Nations League and has nothing left but to play the last game to regain some of the pride for their nation. They have already relegated to the League B for the next cycle and were no match to Swiss nor Belgium till now, scoring only one and conceding eleven goals in three games.
Lukaku is recovering from a hamstring problem and should be fine to start here. Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen remain sidelined for the home team. Visitors have central back Ragnar Sigurdsson suspended for this one. Winger Johann Gudmundsson and offensive Gylfi Sigurdsson have also withdrawn from the squad due to injuries.
After three wins, over Real Madrid, Celta, and Villarreal, players of Alaves suffered bit unexpected defeat away to Eibar with a 2:1 result last weekend. They did take the lead, but having played with a man less from 24th till 62nd minute was too much as the players looked extremely tired and got punished for it. The side now needs to get a victory here to maintain within the Champions League positions.
Huesca actually surprised a bit last weekend when the team welcomed Getafe and the relegation strugglers managed to pull out a draw in a 1:1 game. They were better, especially in the second halftime when they took the lead and it was easier for them to play – still got punished for inexperience very late into the match. The side continues to be at the rock bottom position with only six points for now.
West Brom comes from ugly and narrow 1:0 defeat away to Hull last Saturday. It was ugly since the game itself turned out to be defensive and generally quite ugly, as the hosts took the lead in the first half, while the visitors failed to be more concrete. Except for possession, they didn’t create much overall. It was the fourth game without a win, as they slipped down the table and are a point below play-off zone.
Leeds managed to fight out a really important win away from home against Wigan with a 1:2 result. Despite being down early, they managed to respond within minutes and seal the victory in the second. The win was deserved, as the hosts did almost nothing in attack with exception of the goal. The side now shares the first position together with Norwich and needs to get a victory here.
Right back Gibbs should be recovered on time. Doubtful are midfielder Barry (7/0) and forward Gayle (13/8). Visitors shouldn’t count at central back Berardi (8/0), right back Ayling (14/1) and offensive Bamford (5/0).
Lille actually gave a really good fight to PSG away from home, however, once the hosts upped the tempo in the second halftime the quality difference was obvious. Still, the team didn’t get completely outplayed and managed to reduce in the added time for the final 2:1 result. The side now broke their winning streak of four matches, being second together with Montpellier.
Strasbourg, on the other side, was quite a favorite in their home game against Toulouse in a 1:1 game, but at least the side remained undefeated in last five rounds of Ligue 1. They were actually better than Toulouse and had control over the game, but failed to be more concrete with the chances created. The side now stands at seventh position with just four less than Europa League placed Lyon.
The home side has midfielder Bahlouli doubtful but anyway without performing so far. The guests miss injured midfielder Goncalves (4/1) and forward Saadi (1/0). Doubtful is forward Ajorque (4/1).
It was a super intense match where Benfica defenitely had their chances. In their eyes they deserved more and i totally understand that, but if you really look at it objectively, i think that Ajax were the more dangerous team. But of course, bad luck for Benfica that the shot of Mazraoui got deflected and ended behind Vlachodimos in the dying seconds of the game.
Seems like the loss against Ajax did affect the team somehow because they lost against Belenenses and at home against Moreirense.
Seforivic was really impressive in Amsterdam and he is questionable for this match.
Dolberg is fit after all and will travel to Lissabon. But i will not be suprised if Ten Hag will play with Tadic as a striker, something that worked very well against Bayern Munich.
Before the last match both teams were with six points and the expectations for the clash in Germany were to be a close encounter. In turned out to be one sided match as Dortmund won with 4-0 and they can win the first spot even if they lose this one. Still Dortmund are in excellent shape not only in the Champions league but in the Bundesliag too as they are four points clear to the second ranked teams. Atletico are doing not bad at all but they will be playing with the thought for this 0-4 on road. They will try to get a rematch and that starts with scoring a goal. No matter of the good defence of Atletico Borrusia are playing fast and furious football and I expect very dynamic match instead of tactical outplay.
Pretty big difference between this two players..Natalia is better player in this match and she is more in form player.She played final on last tournament on Poitiers and she lost on Viktoria Golubic,and before Poititers she made very good qualify on Moscow where she enter in first round and lose in 3 sets with Alizee Cornet.Natalia is in very good period and Jamie Loeb is not a player that can stay today in front of Natalia.
Jamie Loeb pass a pretty poor period for her with only 1 win in last 7 matches.On indoor courts this year she played 10 matches and won 6 of them.In last 7 matches she lost with pretty poor players and definatly that players are more weaker then Natalia.Loeb lost with:Martic,Bektas,Osuigwe,Smitkova and in last match on Poitiers with Stephanie voegele and the only win in last 7 matches was with Bektas.
Brondby was really close to walking away with something away to Midtjylland last Monday and the team even had the lead twice in the first halftime. However, they simply couldn’t hold onto it till the end. They just needed bit more stability at the back. The side now stays out of the play-off positions and are close to a must-win situation when they welcome their biggest rivals.
Copenhagen did well to get a home victory over Aarhus last weekend, even though the game didn’t start as planned for them. They were back in the scoreline from the second minute, but also got leveled up to 2:2 in the 55th minute, to up the tempo and reach the victory with two more goals for the final 4:2. They now share the first position together with Midtjylland and surely a three-pointer is their only target here.
Midfielder Fisker (8/0) is injured, next to long-term absentee striker Mensah. Central back Luftner (1/0) remains sidelined for the guests, as well as striker Fischer (13/7).
Breda managed to take a point in away clash against Den Haag. They had some decent phases and didn’t look that poor, however still were a bit lucky to pull out a point against more determined side that didn’t have enough luck. This was second consecutive draw for them, as the side continues to be inside relegation zone and surely wants to keep undefeated momentum here.
Heracles also comes from a point taken away from home, as they pulled out a slight surprise in a 1:1 draw against Zwolle. They were the ones who took the lead, but switched to too passive approach in the second and could feel satisfied in the end with that point taken. The team continues to have above decent season, having a 6-2-2 record and being at third position together with Feyenoord.
Hosts miss suspended midfielder Niholt (9/2). Forward Fernandes (5/0) is injured, doubtful are forwards Kastaneer (7/1) and Muhren (3/0). Visitors have defender Propper (5/0) sidelined together with a couple of long-term absentees.
Stuttgart looks really disappointing, as they come from third straight defeat with very little concrete things done in the attack. They didn’t score in last two, coming from identical 4:0 defeats at home against Dortmund and away to Hoffenheim. They stood playing with a man less in eight minute in Hoffenheim, not being able to do anything in attack and being limited to a very defensive role.
Eintracht didn’t manage to continue their winning streak after three wins, taking just a point in a 1:1 away to Nurnberg last Sunday. They were a side with a bit more of the possession but failed to show some of their stability against tight in defense hosts. The game got only interesting in the last phase, with the guests pulling out a point in added time. They are now just two points behind Champions League positions.
Hosts miss left back Insua (6/1) due to suspension, while injured are offensive Didavi (4/0) and Donis (5/1) and defender Sosa (4/0), plus a couple of more doubtful. The guests are missing defender Salcedo (2/0), plus a couple of more long-term absentees. Doubtful is defensive midfielder Torro (5/0) due to a groin injury.