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.
After the very impressive performance and seven goals scored in the net of Udinese, players of Atalanta were underdogs on the road to Napoli but managed to get a point in a 2:2 game.
They were twice back int eh scoreline, but both times managed to respond soon enough, even though it must be said that the home side created more and in on some other day, they would have got the two goals lead which would be much more difficult situation for the guests.
In any way, Atalanta is now on a really nice run in Serie A, surely aiming to get a victory here too despite their Champions League duties. The team is only five points behind the leaders from Juventus ahead of this round.
Real Oviedo has a very decent October, but after three victories and a draw, the team failed to get anything out of their visit to Malaga last Saturday evening.
The game itself had some decent phases from both sides, but the interesting things happened in the last thirty-five minutes of the game, as the players of Malaga took the double lead within eight minutes to get the victory, with the guests only being able to reduce towards the end via Balde in the 84th minute.
Oviedo is now equal in points with the relegation placed teams and needs to seek further improvement in front of this match.
Edmund has finally found form after a series of tumultuous weeks where he just couldn’t find that win. He has found his range in Paris and is using the best out of the quickness of the courts. He beat in-form Schwartzman (7-5, 6-3) quite impressively and also had a straight-set victory against Berankis too.
Djokovic beat local boy Moutet 7-6, 6-4 but was just out of sync many parts of the match. Moutet was serving for the set in the first and chickened out, but him getting 6 breakpoints tells enough how Djokovic played.
Napoli didn’t manage to exploit the fact that Juventus made a setback previous day, as the players from the South of Italy took just a point in a 1:1 game on the road to Spal last Sunday afternoon.
They took the lead in the ninth minute already via Milik, however, stood leveled up just minutes later with a goal from Kurtic.
Despite much more of the ball possession, the guests weren’t able to look as concrete as possible in the offense. With this point, they are now six points behind Juventus and need a victory in this one.
Parma surprised everyone actually with a very spirited and fighting performance away to Inter last weekend when they managed to take a point in a 2:2 draw.
They stood behind in the scoreline in the 23rd minute with a goal from Candreva, and when everyone thought their gameplan will fall apart, the guests managed to reply back within minutes and completely revert the scoreline thanks to goals from Karamoh and Gervinho.
Lukaku leveled up at the start of the second half and despite huge amount of ball possession from Inter, the result wasn’t changed.
Sandhausen wasn’t a huge underdog away from home against Regensburg last weekend, however, still suffered a narrow 1:0 loss.
The guests actually had much more chances created, however, lacked real efficiency in front of opponents goal to make the change. On the other side, the hosts took one of their rare chances to seal the victory.
The team is now in a pretty ugly run, having no victory in the last five rounds – three losses on the road and two draw matches at home.
The hosts have forward Bouhaddouz (5/2) as doubtful for the moment. Midfielder Gislason (6/0) is out injured, including a couple of those that didn’t perform so far anyway.
After an undefeated run of three matches and two back to back victories without a goal conceded, players of Heerenveen really confirmed last time out that they are in a very good form since the team walked away with a 4:2 victory on the road to AZ Alkmaar.
The side appeared very concrete in attack and didn’t need many opportunities in order to score the goals in an overall very open game.
The hosts were creating too, but the players of Heerenveen always had the control over the match and the result, being able to control out the opponent till the end. They are now on a three victories streak.
Ferreira suffered a narrow 1:0 loss against Guimaraes away from home in the most recent Primeira Liga game before the international break.
Their start into the season is ugly, with a victory, a draw and five losses so far. After seven rounds, they are second from the bottom with four points earned.
The side played three Cup matches earlier this month, having a 1:1 home draw against Maritimo, a 1:2 victory over Penafield away from home and a victory after extra-time away to amateur side Louletano last weekend.
The hosts are set to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Welthon as a striker. They miss central defender Maracas (5/0).
After three consecutive defeats in the Premier League, players of Southampton at least got back with a point last time out.
It was in a 1:1 draw on the road to Wolves, in a match where they surprisingly have shown more. The hosts were below par and didn’t do noticeable things in attack despite ball possession, only being able to level up via penalty kick.
Still, the result is more of a reflection of the home side’s performance. The Saints are now sharing the relegating, third from the bottom position, together with Newcastle and are in need of soon improvement.