Vaduz ended their two matches winning momentum in Super League, suffering a 2:1 defeat in the last round on the road to Laussane, after a complete reversal.
The guests looked better during the first part, and deservedly took the lead in the 34th over Gajic, however, lost the momentum in the continuation, and allowed the home side to completely reverse with two goals in the first fifteen minutes of the second part, apparently lacking creativity from the first part.
Vaduz is at playout leading 9th spot in the rankings, only a point behind safely-placed Luzern.
Central-back Schmied (26/6) is suspended for this one. Injured are defensive midfielder Wieser (16/1) and offensive midfielder Prokopic (16/0).
Sivasspor was very lucky to win away to Genclerbirligi (2:3), although they showed a lot of passion for their game. They were terrible in the first half, where they received both goals, while they scored the first one just twelve minutes before full time. They steal the victory in the fourth minute of injury time with an own goal.
They now count twelve games without a defeat (7-5-0) and seeking the fourth or the fifth position that leads to next season’s Europa League. Their fixture program is quite good, with opponents like Denizlispor and Malatyaspor, while they have one game less played than Trabzonspor and Alanya.
No new problems reported for Sivasspor; left-back Ziya Erdal (16/1) and defender Aaron Appindangoyé (13/0) will miss the game due to injuries.
Besiktas managed to lose two points from their own game on Friday against Ankaragucu (2:2) as they were up with a 2:0 score and received the equaliser in the third minute of injury time.
Almeria failed to be more creative in their last LaLiga 2 match against Zaragoza, as they come with a close 2:1 loss away from their home.
The guests conceded first in the 10th minute but responded in the same way over Robertone in the 34th minute. Almeria held the ball to their feet for most of the time during this clash, but their lack of creativity cost them, and with another one conceded in the 80th minute suffered their second consecutive defeat.
They are at 3rd spot in the general rankings, still with a chance to catch up with second-placed Mallorca, having eight points less in comparison.
Central defender Fernandes (11/0) should be back after suspension, as well as midfielder Morlanes (29/1). Offensive Corpas (32/11) is suspended this time.
Napoli did a good job in the last round against underdogs from Sampdoria when they recorded a routine 0:2 victory, playing away from their home.
The guests approached the match in a more aggressive manner, and deservedly took the lead in the 35th over Ruiz. The second part of the match brought us a more balanced play, but it was Napoli that appeared slightly sharper at the finishing, successfully adding one more to the scoreboard in the 87th via Osimhen, and didn’t let any inconvenience occur in this encounter.
They are positioned at the 5th spot in the rankings, having only two points less than Atalanta and a ticket for the Champions League exit.
Sassuolo was successful in taking all three last time out on the road to Benevento when they managed to take a narrow 0:1 victory.
They didn’t show much during the first part, but luckily for them, managed to take the lead after an own goal scored by Barba in the 45th minute. The continuation of the match brought us a bit more aggressive play of both sides, but neither of them was sharp enough at the finishing to make this one a bit more interesting.
Sassuolo is currently at 8th spot in Serie A, having twelve points less than European positioned Lazio.
They will miss central-back Ayhan (17/0), and forwards Berardi (22/11), Caputo (22/11) and Defrel (20/2).
Everton couldn’t do much more in their last match on the road against Brighton when they had a 0:0 draw, appearing quite passive during the whole encounter.
Simply said, they looked uninterested in the offense, not being able to create more than a couple of opportunities worth mentioning, while the home side didn’t look creative in the front as well, so a match without goals wasn’t that surprising.
Everton is at 8th spot in the standings, having six points less than European-placed Chelsea, so their more aggressive approach is to be expected.
The hosts will miss injured central-back Mina (21/2), defensive Delph (5/0), midfielder Doucoure (25/2), and forward Bernard (9/1). Forward Calvert-Lewin (26/14) is doubtful, as well as midfielder Gomes (23/0) and defensive midfielder Allan (16/0).
Roma positively surprised in their last European match on the road to Amsterdam, as they managed to be victorious over Ajax with a 1:2 result, in a very interesting and dynamic clash.
They were visibly pushed back during the first part and went on a break with a 1:0 deficit. Things could get much worse for the visitors from Italy, as the hosts missed a penalty in the 53rd, but with a great game in transition, Roma successfully managed to turn the result in their favor with goals over Pellegrini in the 57th and Ibanez in the 87th minute and punished the home side for their lack of sharpness at the finishing.
The Italians will miss suspended defensive midfielder Peres (24/1), plus injured central-back Kumbulla (16/1). Doubtful for the moment are central defender Smalling (14/0) and full-back Spinazzola (26/2).
Grasshoppers are entering this cup quarter-finals with high expectations, as they hold the first place Challenge League leaving their closest Thun with four points in deficit, and will most likely find themselves among the Swiss elite in the next season.
They did quite all right in their last clash on the road to Schaffhausen when they managed to record a routine 0:2 victory, looking good in the offense during the first part when both of their goals were scored.
They opted for a more defensive approach in the continuation, and even though the hosts created several decent opportunities, it wasn’t enough to overcome the well-modded goalkeeper of the visitors in this one.
The Blues did a good job in the first leg against Porto when they appeared confident enough and recorded a 0:2 victory, playing as a visiting side on a neutral location in Sevilla.
A team from London appeared much sharper at the finishing, even though it can not be said that the “hosts” were just standing aside, and took the lead first in the 32nd over Mount.
Chelsea had a slight ball possession advantage in the continuation and managed to double the lead in the 85th via Chilwell after he took advantage of a mistake that the opponent’s defense made, and created a pretty nice background for the upcoming second leg.
The Blues could miss central-back Christensen (13/0) and forward Abraham (20/6) hoping to recover on time for the match . Participation of midfielder Kante (26/0) is questionable at the moment.
WBA accomplished quite a result in the last round when they managed to overrun Chelsea in London, outplaying them with a convincing 2:5 result.
The visitors conceded first in the 27th but were given a huge advantage only two minutes later when Silva was excluded. They used in the best way possible, scoring two in the last minutes of the first part, and successfully added three more to the scoreline in the continuation, allowing the hosts to be effective only one more time back in the 71st, for a truly surprising win, considering their overall appearance in this season.
WBA occupies relegation leading 19th place, and this victory surely came at the perfect time to boost their morale.