Fulham once again looked very threatening and effective too away from home, but their defensive lineup disappointed the team in a 3:3 game against Luton last Thursday.
Overall, they bossed around the field and looked far better, but the defensive behavior of their last lineup wasn’t up to the desired level.
Players of Luton had the lead three times out of a rare number of chances created, that’s why Fulham had to chase the lead and reach their goals in a much more difficult manner, finally pulling out a point in the fourth minute of added time.
Norwich continued with pretty poor results in recent weeks, coming from their seventh game without a victory. This time, they suffered a narrow 1:0 loss away to Aston Villa.
The team threatened and looked like a side being closer to get the victory in the first halftime, however, Hourihane brought the Villans into the lead in the 64th minute and the Canaries were unable to properly respond even though they had some decent chances created.
Overall, the team didn’t look like a side with self-confidence in this one, but also could have gotten much better result on some other day, if their attacks were just a bit more decisive.
The team has earned just two points in the last seven Premiership rounds, being now at the rock bottom position with already seven points less than safely placed West Ham and it’s already as difficult as possible situation for them.
Charleroi was set as a slight favorite away to Mouscron last Saturday evening, but the team only walked away with a point earned in a 1:1 game.
Their hosts have taken the lead first, back int he 25th-minute thanks to a goal from Ciranni, as the guests didn’t show all of their potential in quite passive first halftime.
However, a better appearance from them was seen in the second and the equalizer came very deservedly in the 77th minute via Rezaei. Overall, it was the guests who probably deserved more, having created better chances during the clash.
The side now shares the third position together with Gent and has a great chance to reach the second position in case they obtain three-pointer here.
Wolves continued with their good form away to Norwich last Saturday evening when the team walked away with a three-pointer following a 1:2 victory.
The Canaries took the lead via Cantwell in the 17th minute, in a very passive first halftime for the visiting team. However, they showed more concrete moves in the second, gaining the lead via Saiss and Jimenez.
It must be said, that the game could have ended differently if the hosts exploited their chances better in the first halftime.
Even though the Wolves suffered defeat last time out in front of their own fans against Tottenham, we can’t speak about the drop in their form as the side broke a run of eleven matches with no loss.
Genk had actually every chance to walk away with something on the road to Anderlecht, but the side generally disappointed, not being able to revert the game into their own favor.
The team looked more concrete in the first halftime but didn’t score, failing to respond in the second halftime. It was the home team that took the lead via Vlap in the 54th minute, with the same player doubling up the lead seven minutes later.
The team had the ball possession but simply failed in creativity in the second halftime once they were back in the scoreline.
With this result, they failed to build upon two previous victories, and are now three points behind the playoff zone and surely in a must-win situation.
Blackburn surprised quite a lot with their performance away from home against Bristol City last Sunday afternoon taking a 2:0 victory despite being an underdog.
However, needs to be said that the circumstances went in their favor. The guests took the lead already at the start, in the second minute via Johnson.
They remained more passive on the field since then but continued to threaten very well with the fastball transition.
The second halftime looked as much more peaceful on the field, as they managed to double up the lead thanks to a goal from Armstrong in the 77th minute in the halftime where the home side did almost nothing concrete in the attack.
After a very good run of four consecutive victories combined with Champions League and progress to the knockout stage there, players of Atalanta suffered a bit unexpected 2:1 defeat away to Bologna last weekend.
However, after difficult schedule and emotional victory and progress further away to Shakhtar Donets in the Champions League, a bit of a sloppier performance was expected in any way.
The team had bit more of the ball possession, but lacked their real concrete chances overall, especially in the second halftime when they stood behind in the scoreline.
Early in the second it was two goals lead for the home team, as players from Bergamo upped the tempo and looked much better in the last thirty minutes or so, but had no energy to revert the scoreline this time.
After two consecutive defeats, players of Norwich were set as an even bigger underdog in their away game to Leicester last weekend, however, thanks to the very combative performance and fighting spirit they managed to walk away with a point in a 1:1 game.
Pukki brought them into the lead int he 26th minute, but an own goal saw the Foxes leveling up a few minutes later in the first halftime.
Even though the home side dominated into the second halftime, it wasn’t as aggressive as expected and the Canaries managed to pull out that point mostly with good defending in the repetition and more passive approach.
After a run of four negative performances and generally very unstable behavior at the back, the players of Hoffenheim had a much better performance in a 2:0 victory away to Union Berlin last Tuesday night.
The team didn’t impress really a lot, but at least didn’t show much of their defensive weaknesses, being more concrete in the second halftime when the goals came – via Bebou in the 56th minute, trying to threaten more via counters towards the end.
Such an approach paid off to them, with Baumgartner sealing their victory in the first minute of added time.
After pretty expected exclusion from the Champions League and a 0:2 defeat at home against Juventus, players of Leverkusen suffered the defeat with the same result away to Koln last weekend.
This time, it wasn’t expected at all, since the guests were set as a favorite and should have walked away with something in that one.
They had the ball possession in the first halftime but barely did anything in attack with the home team being more threatening.
The situation was pretty similar in the second halftime, especially at the beginning, however, once the guests stood playing with a man less in the 62nd minute when Dragovic got red-carded, the circumstances turned around.