Valencia vs Eibar

Valencia come into this encounter after a 3 game unbeaten run in the league came to an end with a mid-week loss to Las Palmas by a score of 3-1. Valencia though have not given up the fight to stay up and have been consistently putting goals in the back of the net. Valencia have kept just 1 clean sheet in La Liga all season with the other 18 games all seeing their opponents find the back of the net. Combining the above 2 facts shows that 16 out of 19 games of Valencia have seen both teams scoring in their encounters. They will be missing the services of Munir, Nani and Parejo due to suspensions while Rodrigo and Perez are out of this game injured. A lot of pressure will rely on Santi Mina to find the back of the net for this Valencia side.
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Lokeren vs Anderlecht

I am picking the away team Anderlecht in this match as they are 2nd in the table and Lokeren are in 12th place in the league.Anderlecht have the best away record of any team in this league with 23 points as they have won 7 drawn 2 and lost 3 scoring 23 goals and conceding 15.Lokeren have won 4 drawn 4 and lost 3 scoring 10 and conceding 9 goals from their 11 home games in the league.
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West Ham vs Man City

City have a good record against West Ham and have beaten them 3-1 and 5-0 in their last two meetings one in the cup and the other a league game.
West Ham have improved lately and have scored 3 goals in both of their latest two matches and I think that they should score here with home advantage against City who have conceded a total of 6 goals in their last two league games. Man City score regularly and have done so in 16 of their last 18 matches so they should also score.
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Espanyol vs Sevilla

Sevilla come into this game in a decent run of form, losing just 1 of their last 9 games, which was a shock 3-0 away loss to a second string Real Madrid side. Despite that loss, which was the 1st of 2017; they have now gone on to have a 4 match unbeaten run with 13 goals in those 4 games. They even took revenge against Real Madrid by beating them 2-1 and the offensive of Sevilla has really turned for the positive. They have relied on strong showings from Ben Yedder, Vitolo, Vasquez, Iborra, Sarabia and even their latest signing Jovetic. Sevilla are currently 2nd in the table with just 1 point behind Real Madrid, and will be looking to put pressure on them with a victory in this encounter. Sevilla’s games have averaged almost 3.53 goals per game, and that has maintained whether home or away; so I look for Sevilla to push on with their good goal scoring form and net a few tonight.
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Burnley vs Bristol City

If Burnley play anything like a full strength team against Bristol City, they should be good enough to win. Their home form this season has been some of the best in the Premier League.
Bristol City are in all sorts of trouble at the moment and are unlikely to be prioritising the Cup, given their current league position. Burnley are strong at home and are doing well enough in the league to justify a good run in the Cup. Can’t see past a comfortable home win here. Burnley’s home form has been outstanding in the league this season and they’ve defensively strong so I can’t see any reason why they can’t continue that tomorrow.
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Marseille vs Montpellier

Marseille are having a bit of a rollercoaster season playing some good football but have been vulnerable when least expected. They will be looking to improve after suffering two consecutive heavy defeats. Monaco beat them 4-1 on their own patch and they followed it up with a 3-1 defeat at Lyon after being completely outplayed in the matches. Their ambitions to finish in top four is certainly going to be a battle and a win here could see them go fifth. Montpellier are in bad shape with two wins in their last nine matches and are without a win in three. They are poor travellers as they are yet to register a win. They are in six consecutive away defeats in all competitions.
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Leeds vs Nottm Forest

One of the in form sides in the league vs one of the worse overall performers. Leeds have done enough in recent weeks despite their weekend defeat against Barnsley to warrant consideration as a promotion contender. Forest come from a win vs Bristol City but this will do little to lift their ratings given Bristol’s woeful form.Leeds have won their last 5 games at home without even conceding. Nottingham forest have won just 2 of last 13 games away too.
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Brighton v Cardiff

Brighton come into this encounter looking to maintain their form of victories which has now seen them 5 out of their last 6 games in all competitions and with just 1 los in their last 19 games, which has helped them to stride up 2nd in the table, with 1 point and 1 game behind their opponents. Brighton have been extremely attacking at home scoring 27 goals in 13 games already while conceding just 7, showcasing the strong scoring form at home which has helped them get to the lead. Only 7 out of 26 games for Brighton have seen less than 2 goals.
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Chelsea vs Hull City

Chelsea while not having their top scorer Diego Costa last time around but comprehensively beat Leicester City by a score of 3-0 away at the King Power Stadium and now will look to their strong home form to help them push on for another victory with Costa fit and raring to go. Chelsea have Hazard and Pedro in good strong form, sitting wide of Costa in the 3-4-3 formation and that has helped them give plenty of attacking strengths especially with Moses and Alonso putting pressure from the wings as well. Chelsea have had one blip against Tottenham in the last 1 month, but have managed to put 3 goals past Leicester, Peterborough, Stoke, Bournemouth so far. Chelsea have been strong at home smashing 28 goals in 10 appearances to help them to a top spot in the table, with just 1 los coming at home so far.
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Manchester City vs Tottenham

Tottenham will look to their turnaround in fortunes in this game against Manchester City with victory helping them to narrow the gap with Chelsea to 4 points. Tottenham have been extremely good in their recent run of form being able to win 7 games on the bounce including beating Chelsea, Southampton and West from who are typically decent defensive teams. The form of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen has been a major reason for success. But also a big reason for their success has been the strong showing of the sides from Walker and Rose who have been playing as auxiliary wingers in the 3-4-2-1 formation that Pochettino has employed so far this campaign. As a result the balls get played out a lot to the wings and lots of crosses come in that result in goals or even corners.
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