Hoffenheim come into this encounter knowing that a victory for them and a slip from Dortmund will see them overtake Dortmund to the automatic spot of qualification for the Champions League next season. Hoffenheim have been in a team in great scoring form and are the 3rd highest scorers in the Bundesliga across the season and at home. They have relied on the likes of Wagner, Kramaric, Szalai and Uth who have scored 41 goals among them this season. Hoffenheim have won 7 straight games since the turn of the new year while conceding only 4 goals in that span showcasing their strong defensive showing. They had scored 19 goals in that span.
Celtic have sealed their 48th Premiership this season since way back in April and are now looking to be crowned as Champions remaining undefeated in the entire season in the Premiership. Celtic are also trying to create history by beating the 103 points that they had collected back in the early 2000’s. The form of their players has been extremely evident as they have scored 99 goals in 36 games, which is almost 2.5 team goals per game. Celtic will look to their key forwards Scott Sinclair (21 goals), Stuart Armstrong (14 goals) and Leigh Griffiths (10 goals) to lead their line and continue their success of pumping goals against any and all opponents so far this season. 5 out of the last 6 games played by Celtic have seen their games go over 2.5 goals primarily due to defensive lapses by Celtic where they have conceded in 5 out of those 6 games.
Milan come into this encounter with an extremely slim chance of landing a Europa League spot; but with just 6 points separating them and tonight’s opponents Atalanta, it could bring them to within 3 points should they be able to land a victory tonight. Milan will be looking to take the attack to Atalanta through their attacking 4-3-3 formation that has delivered goals for them in recent weeks, but it is their defense that need to step up.
Fiorentina are still in the hunt for the Europa League spot and will be looking to push on for victories in their last 3 games as they are just 9 points behind 5th place Atalanta and if results go their way, they can still be in the hunt for that spot. Fiorentina have been in good form at home losing just 1 game all season at home which came against Empoli in an upset 2-1 victory for them. Fiorentina will look to continue that good run of form and rely on the form of forwards Kalinic (14 goals), Bernadeschi (11 goals), Babacar (9 goals) and Tello & Ilicic (4 goals each). Defensively however, Fiorentina have struggled to keep clean sheets, conceding in 63% of their games at home and conceded in 5 straight games heading into this encounter.
Monaco will know is that they have to continue to pump balls into the box against this strong Juventus side and make the most of any opportunities that they can try and score at, especially since they come from a 2-0 deficit and try to score at any cost. Monaco will play with some of the quickest and most talented players on the wings including Lemar, Sidibe, Bakayoko, Bernardo who will look to cross balls into the box for Falcao and even Mbappe to get their heads on them. All of them have a goal in them as been seen by their performances against Dortmund, Man City, Tottenham, Moscow and Leverkusen in the Champions League this season. Monaco have been generating around 5 corners per game away from home in the with their corner count reading as: 5,6,1,6,7,4,6,8. That average goes put to 6 corners per game in the league with performances against good sides reading: Bordeaux (10), Nice (4), Lyon (6) and including 7 that they hit against Juventus last week.
Marseille are looking to pile on the pressure on Bordeaux and Lyon who are just 2 points ahead of them in the race for the Europa League spot heading into this encounter. Marseille have been on a great run of form heading into this game with an 8 match unbeaten streak. They will know they need to make home advantage count in this encounter against Nice, who themselves are fighting for the automatic qualification spot in the Champions League. Marseille head into this game on the back of a 5-1 beating of Caen and with the form that Gomis and Thauvin are showing netting 32 goals between them. They also have a great supporting cast with the likes of Lopez, Payet, N’Jie and Cabella who have been chipping in with the goals as well as the assists to help them out.
Monaco will look to put a disappointment and almost near certain elimination from the UEFA Champions League behind them as they go in search of 3 points against Nancy to maintain their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table. Victory against Nancy will see them maintain their 3 point lead over PSG (or maybe six points) with a game still in hand over their rivals. Monaco will look to put out a strong team in this encounter as they aim to secure the victory especially against a relegation threatened side in Nancy. Mbappe, Falcao, Germain, Lemar will all have a point to prove to the world and to the plentiful scouts who showed up to watch their game last time against Juventus that they are extremely talented and will look to deliver the Ligue 1 title this season.
Cologne will be mighty disappointed by their recent performances that saw them occupy Europa League spots and have now slipped down to 8th spot in the table, 3 points behind Bremen who occupy the last Europa League spot. Cologne have infant now won a game since a month now, losing to Gladbach and Augsburg while drawing with Hoffenheim and Dortmund, which is the main reason for setting them back. Defensively they have been quite poor conceding in 11 out of their last 13 games in the Bundesliga while also conceding in 5 out of the last 6 encounters at home. Cologne however still boast a great attacking threat in Modeste who has scored 23 goals in 31 games. His struggle to score over the last 3 games has been a major factor on their poor showing, so they will definitely need him to step up in the coming encounter. The supporting cast of Osako, Rudnevs, Jojic and Zoller have to definitely lend a helping hand.
Celta Vigo have only one focus this season with safety guaranteed for them in La Liga and that is winning the UEFA Europa League with the aim of qualifying for the Champions League. Celta Vigo come into this game boasting a strong bunch of young talent including the likes of Aspas (5 goals, 2 assists), Guidetti (4 goals, 2 assists) and Daniel Wass (2 goals, 1 assist) who have been leading their line to a string o strong performances. Celta Vigo had been doing well in the league but decided to put in full efforts in this competition once their safety was guaranteed. Celta Vigo have been dangerous at home scoring in 5 out of their 6 Europa League games, with only a loss to Shakhtar 1-0 stopped them from scoring. Their manager has developed them into a strong counter attacking side which has shown to help them score against many oppositions including their 4-3 win over Barcelona earlier in the season. Celta Vigo’s defense has been quite shaky conceding in 7 out of their last 8 contests against all opposition. Celta Vigo have one strong advantage coming into this game is that a lot of their starting XI have been quite well rested ahead of this game.
Torino and Sampdoria are sitting next to each other in the table, just 3 points separating them as both try to finish as high in the table as they can come end of this season. Torino have been the entertainers all season with their games seeing a glut of goals being scored at both ends, which sees Torino games seeing an average of 3.55 goals per game this campaign. In 33 games this season, they have scored 63 goals, which is almost an average of 2 per game. Their scoring efforts have been led by Belotti (25 goals), Falque (11 goals), Ljajic (8 goals), Benassi and Baselli (5 goals). On the defensive side, while they had signed England no.1 Joe Hart; goals have been conceded with relative easier most of their games as they have shipped 54 goals this season. Both teams have scored in 80% of their games including in 14 out of their last 15 games.