Bristol Rovers finally got back on the right track with a 1:2 win on the road to Rochdale in the seventeenth round of League One.
They made a strong entrance into the match scoring two goals within the first eleven minutes, to secure the first three-pointer after just one point earned in the previous three rounds.
The side now stands just behind the playoff zone having a point less than sixth-placed Coventry.
They had a 1:1 game against Bromley in the FA Cup competition on Sunday night, using a rotated squad but didn’t manage to meet the expectations being a favorite before the start of the game.
They took a late lead via Leahy in the 76th minute but got leveled up just five minutes later.
Walsall comes into this match after a really ugly run in League Two, as the team has six consecutive defeats.
Most recently it was a narrow 2:1 loss away to Swindon back then quite expected as the home team challenges for the promotion. The players of Walsall are now just two points above the rock bottom-placed Morecambe.
They had a 2:2 game against Darlington in the FA Cup last Saturday afternoon, not being able to get the momentum into their favor despite being a huge favorite in this one against a National League North side.
In one of the most interesting matches of the previous round, players of AEL Larissa managed to get a 3:2 home victory against OFI Crete.
It was an important and morale-boosting victory for them, even though they stood two goals back in the scoreline already from the fourth minute.
The team has also shown great fighting spirit and morale coming back from such a situation, as the reversal of the result started already in the fourteenth minute thanks to a goal from Moras.
Milosavljevic and Dauda scored in the last twenty-five minutes of the game for a comeback, as the guests were the only ones to be blamed for such a result.
AEL is now just inside the playoff zone before the start of this round and needs a victory to remain there and improve the chances of ending up within the top six clubs.
Montpellier didn’t appear in the best possible way at first away to Metz, since the team was losing with two goals down till the last twenty minutes of the match, but was awarded for the fighting spirit and reached a point in a 2:2 game in the end.
Very little was done in attack from them till the last phase of the match, but they still managed to improve when needed and react in the best possible way getting a point via goals from Delort and Sambia within six minutes.
They even looked a bit more concrete even when having the lead, risking for more and trying for a three-pointer.
Chelsea found a way to respond properly after their exclusion in the EFL Cup game at home against Manchester United, as the Blues won over Watford on the road last weekend 1:2.
The victory was fully convincing, probably deserved more than just two goals scored, as they opened the clash in the best possible way – with a goal from Abraham in the fifth minute and it was easier for them to play since then, adding the second via Pulisic at the start of the second.
All the home side managed was to reduce via a penalty kick in the 80th minute. The Blues now have five consecutive victories in Premiership, being currently at the third position together with Leicester with just two points behind second-placed Manchester City.
After an unexpected defeat at home against Levante, players of Real Sociedad have responded in the best possible way with a 1:2 victory away to Granada last Sunday night.
The guests have taken the lead in the 21st minute via Portu and didn’t switch back to a conservative and passive role. On the contrary, the game remains open one in the first halftime even when the home side leveled up the result.
Sociedad remained to be slightly better in the second and threatened a couple of times, managing to finally get the deserved victory via the second goal from Portu in the 89th minute.
They are now tied up with Real Madrid and Barcelona in the first position and surely want a victory here to avoid a second consecutive setback in home matches.
LASK Linz was limited to quite a defensive approach in the previous round away to PSV and the team was probably satisfied after the game ended as a goalless one.
They didn’t disappoint, but also didn’t show much either, simply with the Dutch team having better overall chances in not that interesting clash.
With four points earned, LASK is now two points behind second-placed Sporting and needs to get the victory here actually in order to stay fully competitive for one of two top positions.
As for the domestic league, they continue to impress coming from a 2:0 home victory over Austria Vienna last Sunday night, which was their fifth consecutive league win. The team remains with just three points behind the leaders from Salzburg.
Szeged-Vasas clash in the hungarian national league 2. The two club don’t like each other, because 30 years ago they met in a classifier where Szeged’s fan beat Vasas’s fan bloody. So the match will be in overheated mood.
In Vasas coach Szanyo Karoly’s place is shaky. Last round drew against mediocre Siofok at home ground, but they played with 10 man after 60 minutes, when defender Gal Matyas got a red card. Then Siofok got a doubtful penalty too, but Vasas didn’t give up and egalized in man disadvantages. So the players are very inflamed yet.
Leipzig has started to fly nowadays: 6-1 against Wolfsburg in the DFB-Pokal, and 8-0 against Mainz in the Bundesliga. Their play is overattacking with all time pressing. Now Willi Orban is injured in the squad, so the best defender of the team is out. Now the partner of Dayot Upamecano has been Nordi Mukiele, who played as subtitute defender earlier. But in the Champion League Mukiele was starter central-defender against Zenit and Benfica too. He has no huge experience, so I think he will make some stupid mistake, and furthermore, at the end of october he had a little calf-injury.
Bochum still in relegation zone. They really look much better these days, specially in attack.Looking at number of scored goals, at last 4 league games 9 goals, they should be at much better position at table. But defense concede as much as they scored. So their goal difference is 20-24 what is average 4 goals per game.
With situation where they must win tonight, I expect from them another efficient game.