Brentford is putting up great appearances in the Championship, as they recorded yet another win in the last round against Derby away. After a quite balanced first part, when both teams managed to score once, visitors showed much more in the second part than their opponents.
They simply outplayed them in the continuation and with two goals scored over Benrahma, they added one more victory to their already impressive winning streak, showing far better efficiency.
They are currently in third place, with only four points behind second-placed WBA and a ticket for the Premier League, so a victory here is needed if they are to chase the direct promotion.
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WBA made quite a setback in the last round, in a very unpleasant time for them. They come from an away draw against Blackburn with a 1:1 result. They played good in the first part, they looked far sharper with the ball and managed to take the lead first over Krovinovic in the 43rd minute.
In the continuation of the match, a bit more equal performances were seen, as the guests conceded one in 63rd minute over Rothwell, not being able to take the lead, again, as their attacks looked quite uncreative.
Villarreal is hosting Real Sociedad in tonight´s game where both teams are fighting for the place in Europe for next season. Villarreal is now in a lot better situation being 5th in the league with 57 points, as Real Sociedad is standing at the 8th position with 51 points. Both team have 3 games left so there´s not much points left to achieve.
Villarreal is the team that have been in much better form after the league continued compared to their opponent. Their record is 6W 1D 1L after the break with the only loss being against Barcelona.
Napoli justified the role of a favorite in the last round when they come with an away win against Genoa. They were a dominant team in this match, as they were in the control from the beginning.
Visitors missed a lot of chances in the first part, but they still managed to score in an added time over Mertens. The guests were all offensive in second, while the hosts were pushed back.
The home team did manage to score an equalizer in the 49th minute, but the quality difference was obvious. With a goal by Lozano in the 66th minute, Napoli took a much-needed win in this match.
Preston finally managed to record a positive result after a long period. They defeated Sheffield Wednesday away in a match where they didn’t dominate but were far more concrete in the chances they created.
The first part had no goals, with the second being far more attractive in football terms. Guests took the lead first in the 58th minute over Murphy and kept it for the next twenty minutes when goalscoring series of the guests started. Sinclair scored an equalizer and Stockley gave his team the lead in the 87th minute. The final result of this match was set in an injury-time over Potts, for a long-awaited victory of the guests.
Things are looking really bad for Bournemouth and at this moment after last games losses it seems really likely that after five years in premier they are going to relegate to Championship, mostly because with the recent run in 8games only 1point acchived by Cherrries.
In last game they traveled to Manchester where inform home team pushed them back to home with 5-2 defeat in their backs. You cant look at this score too much, because lets face it, Manu has been really good recently. But what is point of notice is that Bournemouth scored twice eventhought they were under a hammer almost a whole 90mins.
Young Boys routinely defeated Lugano in the last round of Super League at their home stadium. They were a superior team in this match, but strangely they had help from opposing team player Eloge, who scored an own goal on two occasions.
The first time, he was unfortunate in the 32nd minute, and the second time in the 59th minute. This certainly had a great impact on the guests, who looked quite confused on the field that day. Camara added another one to the scoreboard in the added time of the second half.
They are now at Europa League-leading second place, with that tittle winning and Champions League ticket first place being only two points away from them.
Nottingham dropped the victory from their hands in the last match against Derby as they come from a 1:1 draw away from home. Visitors took the early lead over Lolley, already in the twelfth minute, and managed to keep it almost till the end of the match.
Despite the ball possession disadvantage they had during the entire match, the away team founded their comfort in the defensive approach, trying to be dangerous from counters. Those tactics worked well for them during most of the match, but luck wasn’t on their side in this one, conceding an equalizer in the added time.
Nottingham is at playoff leading fifth place with sixty-eight points, safe for now, with two points behind fourth-placed Fulham.
Kayserispor surprised everyone in the last round when they as an underdog managed to defeat Sivasspor on the road. Hosts could take the lead first in this match, but they missed the penalty in the twelfth minute, and the punishment for that came late in the first half by Acar.
The second part completely belonged to the home team, as they dominated, but without any luck of scoring an equalizer. The final 2:0 result was set by the guests in the 84th minute from the penalty spot by Mensah.
Kayserispor is at relegation leading sixteenth place, but with good chances to move away from that placement, as the safe zone is only one point ahead, but they will have to continue with good performances shown in the previous matches.
Young Boys disappointed their fans in the last round when they came out with an away draw against Servette, a team that was considered an underdog in this one. All of the action was seen in the second part where both teams scored a goal.
Hosts took the lead first in the 55th minute from the penalty and the guests managed to level up three minutes later. Both teams ended the match with ten players, but that had no impact on the result in this match.
With this setback Young Boys put themselves again in a complicated situation. They are still in the race for the title and Champions League as they are only two points behind first-placed St. Gallen, but victory in this match is imperative for them.