Napoli vs Torino

Torino have been the most entertaining team of the season for me, and I have throughly enjoyed watching every game that they have played. Torino have knocked down 32 goals in 16 games are the 3rd highest scorers of the season. They are now coming into this game against Napoli on the back of 2 straight defeates to Sampdoria and Juventus which has now dragged them to 8th spot in the table. They have a bunch of players who have contributed to their scoring in Betlotti (11 goals), Falque (7 goals), Ljajic (5 goals), Benassi & Baselli (4 goals each). All of them have been working well together as a team scoring together and even creating chances for them. Defensively however, Torino have still be vulnerable with goals being conceded in 13 out of their 16 games played so far, despite the signing of Joe Hart. Torino have conceded in 6 out of 8 away games and Napoli will look to that home advantage tonight.
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Juventus vs Roma

Juventus have been in great form in recent weeks managing to maintain their lead at the top of table by 4 points against Roma; and victory here tonight can’t further extend their lead as they head into the Christmas break in the Serie A after this game. Juventus have been in good scoring form managing to find the back of the net in all bar 2 games so far this campaign across all competitions. Juventus will look to their key hit-man Higuain to find the back of the net, after he scored a brace last weekend. Their back up options including Dybala, Manduzkic, Cuadrado, Marchisio, Khedira have all been attacking and that gives plenty of attacking options for Juventus to manage to find the back of the defense. However, Juventus are facing several injury problems with Bonucci (2 months out), Barzagli (1 month), Alves (3 months), and Benatia (2 weeks). They have now conceded goals in 8 out of their last 9 league games due to all these injury problems.
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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Crystal Palace have been in great scoring form off late managing to be able to score in 13 out of their last 15 games after making strong attacking signings this season with lots of goals coming from Zaha, Benteke, Townsend among their 3 attacking players. The Palace front line has now seen them also net 2 goals in each of their last 6 games, which should bring a lot of confidence to this side especially being the 5th highest scorers in the Premier League with 27 goals scored in 15 games. The bad side for Palace has been on the defensive end also where they have leaked 29 goals in those same 15 games, and that has been their struggle to try and win games. Their games are averaging around 3.7 goals per game; and will be dreading this Manchester United squad traveling to them. Both teams have scored in 11 out of the 15 games that Palace has played and have kept only 1 clean sheet all season.
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Bournemouth vs Leicester

Leicester City were struggling coming into this game to buy a victory, and then did it royal style beating Manchester City by a score of 4-2 on the weekend, and now travel away to Bournemouth aiming to replicate that form. Leicester have invested well with a great attacking lineup including Slimani, Vardy, Mahrez, Musa among their ranks; and they all came to the party against Man City, showcasing the quality that the side has if they are able to put their mind to it. While Leicester have managed to find the back of the net in 7 straight games in the league, their struggles on the defensive end are clear for all to view especially with the sale of Kante and the injury to Kasper Schmeichel. Each of their last 7 games have seen over 2.5 goal margin being breached, and I think we can expect the same in their travels away.
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Roma vs Milan

Roma come into this encounter as the 2nd best team in the league and the best offensive team with 35 goals in 15 games so far with a great offensive line that has been entertaining throughout the season. Roma have only seen 3 games out of their 15 so far with less than 3 goals, which shows your the entertainment value that they provide; however they have also leaked a goal almost every game with 16 goals so far. Roma will rely heavily on the offensive unit of Dzeko, Perotti and Salah who have netted 25 goals among the 3 of them. The supporting cast of Strootman, Nainggolan, El Sharaawy have been also contributing with the goals and also assists for their front line. Salah who has been extremely influential will miss this game due to injury with el Sharaawy expected to take his place.
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Torino vs Juventus

Torino have been the most entertaining team of the season for me, and I have throughly enjoyed watching every game that they have played. Torino have knocked down 31 goals in 15 games are the 3rd highest scorers of the season. They have particularly lethal in front of their home fans knocking down 19 goals in 7 games; which is an average of almost 3 per game. They have a bunch of players who have contributed to their scoring in Betlotti (1o goals), Falque (7 goals), Ljajic (5 goals), Benassi & Baselli (4 goals each). All of them have been working well together as a team scoring together and even creating chances for them. Defensively however, Torino have still be vulnerable with goals being conceded in 12 out of their 15 goals played so far.
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Bordeaux vs Monaco

Monaco travel away to Bordeaux as one of the form teams in the division, not losing for 7 straight games now and that has helped them to 2nd spot in the table with just 3 points behind leaders Nice and 1 point ahead of defending champions PSG. Monaco great success has been due to a good defensive record, but more importantly because of a great offensive record. They have now scored 49 goals in 16 games, which is an average of 3 goals per game. They have just come out of a 5-0 rout of Bastia last weekend, and will be aiming to replicate the success after resting a lot of their key players in their mid-week Champions League loss to Leverkusen. Garillo and Falcao have smashed 7 goals, Lemar 6 goals, Gemain and Fabinho 5 and Boschilla 4 goals.
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Leicester vs Manchester City

Leicester City have qualified for the UEFA Champions League and now their only focus is to rise up the Premier League table. The defending Premier League champions are sitting in 16th spot in the table with just 2 victories all season, so that has to improve if they want to at least secure a European football spot for next season. Leicester have invested well with a great attacking lineup including Slimani, Vardy, Mahrez, Musa among their ranks, but have failed to deliver on a consistent basis of champions. While Leicester have managed to find the back of the net in 6 straight games in the league, their struggles on the defensive end are clear for all to view especially with the sale of Kante and the injury to Kasper Schmeichel. Leicester will lick their lips to attack a Man City defense who will be missing Otamendi, Kompany and Fernandinho as the defensive cover in this encounter.
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Real Madrid vs Dortmund

Real Madrid host Dortmund with the aim of securing a victory tonight in order to top their group especially since they drew their last game 3-3 with Legia Warsaw. Real Madrid know that should they not top the group, they face the prospect of facing teams like Arsenal, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Juventus among teams that are sitting at the top of the group. Real Madrid come into this game yet to lose a competitive game this season and being well led by Cristiano Ronaldo who has smashed in 12 goals so far this campaign. With Bale out of this fixture either Vasquez or Morata could take his place for this game, which will give Madrid enough firepower up front. Madrid’s achilles heel has been their defensive struggles. They have now conceded goals in 17 out of 21 games this season and in all 5 of their Champions League games this season.
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Lazio vs Roma

Lazio are separates by just one point from Roma and will be looking for victory in order to push themselves to second spot in the table. Lazio’s strong offensive showing of 27 goals in 14 games so far has been well led by Ciro Immobile, Keita, Anderson, Lulic, Milinkovic-Savic who have contributed to their goal scoring efforts. Lazio’s scoring form has helped them now remain undefeated in 9 games on the trot, and finding the back of the net in each of the games. Lazio’s have been struggling to keep clean sheets against the good teams like Napoli, Sassuolo, Genoa, Torino, Milan, Juventus.
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