CSKA vs Basel

CSKA Moscow managed to take all three points last time out in Russian Premier League, as the side won on the road against Krasnodar thanks to only goal scored by Berezutski in 38th minute. However, it must be said that the visitors from Moscow were generally lucky during the game, with the home team creating more dangerous situations overall.
Not only that, they really took over the control in the second halftime and it only looked like it was a matter of time when the goal for Krasnodar comes. It was good way to break their mini run of two consecutive draws, as the team now stands at third position with four points less than leaders from Zenit and two less than second placed Lokomotiv Moscow. As for the Champions League, CSKA has a victory and a defeat so far and needs to get some points in this one in case they want to stay competitive for the second position.
Defender Vasili Berezutski (10/1) is injured with a calf problem, while offensive Alan Dzagoev (11/1) also remains out. Doubtful is forward Aleksandr Makarov (no performance in the new season anyway).
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Southend vs Peterborough

Southend had four victories in a row in official matches before they suffered two defeats in League One and will surely be trying to get back on the winning track here. Firstly they have suffered defeat away to Doncaster, but then also last weekend on the road against simply way more concrete and experienced Wigan 3:0.
Their opponents simply entered the game way better and took the lead in eight minute already via Jacobs, while it was much easier for them once Southend stood playing with a man less, back in 59th minute when McGlashan got excluded with a red card. Since that moment on the ball possession went to the home side, while they managed to score twice more, in last ten minutes of the game when the visitors tried to risk more – in 84th minute via Powell and 88th minute with a goal from Toney. Southend now slipped down the table to fifteenth position having just four more than relegating placed AFC Wimbledon and as said, will be looking to bounce back to positive ways in this one.
Midfielder Jermaine McGlashan will miss this one due suspension, while defender Michael Turner remains doubtful after recovering slowly from a hamstring injury. Central defender Rob Kiernan will miss next couple of months due undergoing surgery.
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Leicester vs West Brom

Leicester City have been playing well in recent weeks without being able to get the right results to go their way. They will be looking forward to this game on Monday Night Football in order to showcase a strong performance in front of their home fans. Leicester have been banging in the goals so far this season, with only 2 games out of 9 in all competitions seeing them remain scoreless. Jamie Vardy seems to have found his scoring boots netting 5 goals already, while Okazaki have stepped up from the bench and knocked in 3 goals as well. While Riyad Mahrez has created 2 goals; he has still looked behind is stellar best due to transfer speculations that surrounded him. Leicester will need him to step up and put in a big performance especially in front of their home fans where they have yet to taste defeat against sides not named Chelsea, Liverpool or Spurs in any of their last 10 games.
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Betis vs Valencia

Betis have been playing well and come into his encounter with great form behind them with 3 wins and a draw in their last 4 games to lead them up to 6th spot in the table. Those run of victories included wins against Deportivo, Real Madrid and Levante while a 4-4 draw against Sociedad ending their victorious run before the international break. Betis have been in amongst the goals so far this season netting 14 goals in 7 games so far this season with goals coming from all their attacking players. The likes of Sergio Leon (6 goals), Sanabria (4 goals) and Joaquin (3 goals) have been. Defensively, they have conceded 5 out of their 7 games played till date so far with 11 goals conceded; and that has been their achilles heel that prevents them from doing better in the table.
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Juventus vs Lazio

Juventus are playing ahead of their key rivals in the points table in Napoli and will look to get a victory to keep pressure on them as they play against Roma later on. Juventus themselves have not an easy fixture to content with as they take on Lazio who have already beaten them in the Super Cup earlier this season. Juventus’ struggles this season have been at the back as was seen in their last game where they blew a 2-0 lead against Atalanta to draw 2-2. Juventus have yet to sort out their right combination at the back since Bonucci has left them and with also a lot of rotation between goalkeepers. Juventus form in front of goal has been outstanding as they have netted in every single game barring the 1 game against Barcelona.
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Sonderjyske vs Midtjylland

In round 12 of the Superliga Sonderjyske welcomes Midtjylland. The odds are droping on the visitors and it is because of a few reasons. The hosts were in terrible form before the break while the visitors finally got going.
Sonderjyske is the 11`th team of the league with only 11 points gathered so far. From the last 7 matches they have picked up just 4 points from 4 draws, others were lost. The hosts have been really poor on the travels but don`t give up easily playing at home. At home Sonderjyske has 1-3-1 but again droped points against weaker OB 2:2, Horsens 2:2, Randers 0:0, Helsingor 1:2. They easily score goals but concede even easier. Goals would be a very good option in this match but with the recent developments the coach will have a lot of work in this match.
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Valladolid vs Alcorcon

Valladolid is surely one of the favorites for the promotion this season as the side lost the play-off position in last rounds of previous season, while they improved the squad decently and look solid for the moment. However, they have suffered two defeats in last two matches away from home and it seems that they will need to imrpove and act here accordingly.
Bit more difficult that expected was their defeat last weekend as the side visited Rayo Vallecano and got outplayed with a 4:1 result. Hosts simply entered way better into the match, had the double lead already after fifteen minutes (via Embarba and Trejo), in a game where the guests struggled to make some more positive things. Hosts scored from the penalty once more in 41st minute via De Tomas and even though guests reduced at the start of second via Plano and had much more of the ball possession, revert of the scoreline didn’t come, on contrary, hosts sealed the victory with fourth goal in 85th again via Embarba. Valladolis is now sharing the fifth position but close to the top of the table and surely that only a victory is their target.
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Portugal vs Switzerland

One of this nations are playing in the World Cup for sure, the other gets in the playoffs. I think the direct qualification goes to Cristiano Ronaldo&Co.
Portugal are standing with 8-0-1 and a goal difference of 30-4. They only lost the away match vs Switzerland in September 2016, ending 2-0. Portugal are coming from the win 0-2 away vs Andorra (6) on Saturday. Ronaldo were resting in the first half, but came in after the break and scored the 0-1 goal. Both Ronaldo and Carvalho will probably start tonight.
Switzerland are standing with 9-0-0 and 23-5 goal difference. Because of the weaker goal difference, Portugal will qualify if they win tonight. Switzerland are coming from 5-2 at home vs Hungary (3) on Saturday. This was the first match Switzerland conceded goals in a year, last time was back in October 2016. It is expected to see Ricardo Rodriguez back tonight.
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Rublev vs Dzumhur

Andrey Rublev and Damir Dzumhur have both played a lot of good tennis of late on the major stage and the Bosnian in particular . Still he has a negative record of 0:2 against the Russian who is a better player than he is in my mind , has far more firepower on both of his wings and when he is sharp he is very deadly . Dzumhur is more clever of the two players and plays more tactical style of tennis but dont think that it will mean for too much in this kind of a match . Of the 6 sets that they have played against each other the Russian has won 5 of them and I expekt for him to win yet another match against the Bosnian and to pass the round on the Masters tournamnet in Shanghai.
I like Damirs attitude to the game and his fighting spirit but Rublev has far more talent for the game.

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Poland vs Montenegro

Poland need just one point to ensure qualification to the World cup next year in Russia and they should have no problem getting it tonight. They have been impressive this campaign with only the 4-0 loss at Denmark the only blemish on an impressive qualifying campaign. They beat Armenia 6-1 in the last round with start striker Lewandowski scoring a hattrick that night and he now has 15 goals in qualifying. With the kind of form he is in right now. few would back against him getting on the score-sheet here and he is priced short to get on the scoresheet at 1.44 in the anytime goalscorer market and 2.75 to score first in the game. Poland have scored and impressive 24 goals with 11 of that scored in four home games. They have managed to score at least twice in all home games but have conceded in three of those games with their only clean sheet coming against group minnows Kazakhstan.

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