PSG vs Barcelona

PSG entertain Barcelona knowing that they have been in great form coming into this game but were unlucky as group winners to get Barcelona at this stage. PSG have made some good transfers in this season to replace the loss of Ibrahimovic. Along with Di Maria, Cavani and Lucas up front; they are able to call on Draxler and Ben Arfa to come and also create chances and score goals. Cavani (25 goals) in particular comes into this game in lethal form as he leads his team with 8 goals in a stretch of 13 games which PSG has gone unbeaten and drawn only 1 game in that stretch. Their defense has been with just 4 goals conceded in that stretch which will be something they will be proud off especially coming into this encounter against an extremely attacking Barcelona. However, when good teams have come to town, PSG have shown to struggle conceding against Monaco, Lille, Nice, Arsenal and Lyon so far this season.
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Bournemouth vs Manchester City

Manchester City are currently 5th in league standings with 49 points, just one points from the top four. They’ve fought hard against Swansea in the previous match to secure a valuable 3 points, thanks to Gabriel Jesus injury time strike. Another win here surely lift them up to 2nd on league table.
Bournemouth must be in low confidence coming into this match after failed to win in their last 6 competitive matches, and they could be sucked into the relegation zone if no change in their performance as they’re just 6 points above the zone. Bournemouth havefailed to win in their last 4 matches at home, scoring 6 and conceding 10 goals in the process.
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Leeds vs Cardiff

Leeds have lost only two games in the last 10 rounds, both away from home, they are just 7 points behind the second place.
Cardiff have obtained only one positive result in the last 4 rounds 2-0 at home against Preston, they are in a safe zone at this moment with 8 points above the relegation zone.
Should a normal victory for the hosts who are much more stronger and motivated, they won their last 5 home matches.
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Crotone vs Juventus

Juventus the league leaders who are sitting at the top of the table and are looking to continue to march on their merry way after picking up a solid 3 points against Inter on Sunday night. They are now 4 points clear with a game in hand, which could stretch their lead to 7 by end of the night. A lot of Juventus recent form has come behind some solid performances by their defense which has been the mainstay of their success over the last few seasons, especially playing in a 3-4-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation these days. Juventus signed in Higuain and along with Dybala and Manduzkic make a strong front 3 for Juventus who can score for anywhere on the pitch helping the side score 45 goals in 22 games. Juventus have last played Crotone back 10 years ago and won by an aggregate score of 8-0 over the 2 games.
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Montpellier vs Monaco

Monaco have been in stupendous form coming into this encounter against Montpellier; having going unbeaten in 9 straight games with the only other result being a 1-1 draw away to PSG. Monaco have been transformed to a strong attacking team under manager Jardem this season after already being known of being a good defensive team. Monaco currently sit at the top of Ligue 1 with a 3 point advantage and a +46 goal difference owing to their 68 goals being scored. Form of scoring has outdone everything that they have conceded as players like Falcao (14 goals), Germain (8 goals), Carillo (7 goals), Lemar (7 goals), Boschilla (6 goals) and Bernardo (5 goals) have been in great scoring form. Monaco will look to their game against Montpellier earlier in the seasons game with a score of 6-2, which set the momentum for Monaco to rise to the top.
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Braunschweig vs St. Pauli

Braunschweig come into this encounter looking to maintain their 3 point lead at the top of the table over rivals Hannover and Stuttgart as all 3 teams come into this game level on 35 points. Braunschweig so far have relied a lot on their strong home form to carry them to the top of the table. They have drawn only 1 game in their home floor winning their remaining 8 games but have managed to smash 21 goals in those 9 games against their opponents. At home they are a different kettle of fish and will be looking to build on that strong form against the bottom placed side in this encounter in St. Pauli. Goalscoring has relied on the likes of Kumbela, Nyman and Hernandez who have scored 20 out of the 30 goals so far for the team.
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Valencia vs Eibar

Valencia come into this encounter after a 3 game unbeaten run in the league came to an end with a mid-week loss to Las Palmas by a score of 3-1. Valencia though have not given up the fight to stay up and have been consistently putting goals in the back of the net. Valencia have kept just 1 clean sheet in La Liga all season with the other 18 games all seeing their opponents find the back of the net. Combining the above 2 facts shows that 16 out of 19 games of Valencia have seen both teams scoring in their encounters. They will be missing the services of Munir, Nani and Parejo due to suspensions while Rodrigo and Perez are out of this game injured. A lot of pressure will rely on Santi Mina to find the back of the net for this Valencia side.
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Lokeren vs Anderlecht

I am picking the away team Anderlecht in this match as they are 2nd in the table and Lokeren are in 12th place in the league.Anderlecht have the best away record of any team in this league with 23 points as they have won 7 drawn 2 and lost 3 scoring 23 goals and conceding 15.Lokeren have won 4 drawn 4 and lost 3 scoring 10 and conceding 9 goals from their 11 home games in the league.
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West Ham vs Man City

City have a good record against West Ham and have beaten them 3-1 and 5-0 in their last two meetings one in the cup and the other a league game.
West Ham have improved lately and have scored 3 goals in both of their latest two matches and I think that they should score here with home advantage against City who have conceded a total of 6 goals in their last two league games. Man City score regularly and have done so in 16 of their last 18 matches so they should also score.
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Espanyol vs Sevilla

Sevilla come into this game in a decent run of form, losing just 1 of their last 9 games, which was a shock 3-0 away loss to a second string Real Madrid side. Despite that loss, which was the 1st of 2017; they have now gone on to have a 4 match unbeaten run with 13 goals in those 4 games. They even took revenge against Real Madrid by beating them 2-1 and the offensive of Sevilla has really turned for the positive. They have relied on strong showings from Ben Yedder, Vitolo, Vasquez, Iborra, Sarabia and even their latest signing Jovetic. Sevilla are currently 2nd in the table with just 1 point behind Real Madrid, and will be looking to put pressure on them with a victory in this encounter. Sevilla’s games have averaged almost 3.53 goals per game, and that has maintained whether home or away; so I look for Sevilla to push on with their good goal scoring form and net a few tonight.
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