Heerenveen didn’t have many chances to stay undefeated away from home against Feyenoord last weekend, suffering a 3:1 loss in the end.
They were simply outplayed by far stronger opponent, simply as the home team scored three goals inside the first twenty-six minutes and even though the guests reduced in the 21st via Veerman, that was all they could do actually.
Feyenoord lowered down the tempo and allowed more offensive phases for Heerenveen also, however without jeopardizing the result till the end.
Mirandes comes from a very interesting match in a 3:3 game away to Cadiz last Wednesday night. They were set as quite an underdog, but the team appeared with a great fighting spirit and never gave up overall.
They were back in the scoreline towards the end of the first halftime but managed to reply within minutes out of a rare chance they had.
The team went down in the scoreline at the very start of the second, trying to get back into the match but conceding another in the 90th minute. However, the didn’t give up and managed to miraculously take a point with two very late goals – via Guridi in the fifth minute of added time and Onaindia two minutes later.
No doubt that the ambitions of Girona were to bounce back to LaLiga straight away, but the season isn’t going in the best possible direction for them til now.
There is plenty of individual quality, but they fail to get positive results in consecutive matches. After a good performance at home and a win against Extramadura UD, they failed to present themselves better in a 1:0 loss away to Tenerife last Sunday.
Even though they stood early back in the scoreline and had much more of the ball possession, they failed to respond properly later on.
Sheffield United comes from a point taken away to the Gunners last weekend, in a 1:1 game where they were set as quite a strong underdog.
Their hosts took the lead via Martinelli in the 45th minute, maybe deserving to score even more in the first halftime. However, they were sloppier and sloppier as time progressed, despite continuing to have more of the ball possession.
It was the guests who showed more concrete performance in the second halftime, deserving their equalizer via Fleck in the 83rd minute, leaving no time for the Gunners to reply back.
West Brom was a huge favorite actually away to Charlton last Saturday afternoon, however, the team only took a point in a 2:2 game.
They had the lead twice, thanks to goals from Zohore and Robson-Kanu, however, the home team got awarded for their fighting spirit.
The ball possession was with the visitors, however, they were the only ones to be blamed as they missed plenty of chances to break the opponent, conceding goals despite a low number of chances for the home team.
Despite a setback, the team remains at the first position but now with just five points more than the third-placed Fulham and this remains a must-win now.
Betis managed to take a point in a 1:1 game on the road to Alaves, in a match that could have actually ended both ways.
It was their hosts who have taken the lead already in the fourteenth minute, but the visitors looked far better from that moment on.
They even missed the penalty kick towards the end of the first halftime, continuing to be better in the second and more than deservedly have leveled up the result via Emerson in the 55th minute.
Even after that, they stood to play with a man less in the last fifteen minutes, however without being threatened much switching the things into their favor entirely.
Sittard took a point away from home against Willem II, pulling out a positive outcome in that game since they don’t perform that well on the road this season.
Logically, they were in a bit more passive approach, without doing many concrete things in the attack, but this time it paid off to them. Neither of the teams was actually that much involved in the offense.
Fortuna is now with just one loss in the last four rounds in Eredivisie being in good momentum now with four points above the play-out place Venlo. During the holidays break, the team won over Basaksehir 3:0 and lost to Antalyaspor 2:1 in Turkey.
After two back to back defeats, players of Frosinone managed to take a point in a goalless game away to Pisa.
It’s far away from a satisfying result since they were set as a strong favorite, but simply couldn’t find a way to break the opponents’ defense.
They were also more agile, have created more but further effectivity was needed back then. We can’t speak actually about a real decline in form, since the team played decently well in previous two matches too and it’s just a matter of time when the things start working again.
Monaco gave a really good fight away to PSG last Sunday night, taking out a point in a 3:3 game.
In quite effective first halftime they firstly stood behind int he scoreline already in the third minute, then reverted the scoreline via goals from Martins and Ben Yedder within the next ten minutes, but still stood behind in the scoreline again till the halftime whistle.
It was the Parisians who looked like controlling the ball and the situation more in the second halftime, but Slimani leveled up the result in the 70th minute.
Burton comes from a narrow home victory against Fleetwood last Saturday evening, thanks to a goal from Edwards in the 89th minute.
The game itself was quite a balanced one, however, it was the home team that was willing to risk slightly more in the last phase of the game and were awarded for it.
The team is now in the first half of the table, but actually just two points behind the playoff zone and have a perfect chance to reach the sixth position in case of a victory here.
Sarkic and Akins should lead their attack in a version of a 4-3-1-2 formation. Their manager Clough could stick to the same starting lineup as three days ago. Midfielder Daniel was taken off due to head injury last weekend and remains doubtful, as well as winger Templeton.