Another hot weekend in European football

Football

DON’T MISS!

Lately I’ve been writing a lot about motorsport, because there have been a lot of interesting things happening both in Formula 1 and MotoGP. But this weekend, football is king again. There are a few big matches in Europe’s top leagues that I recommend you DON’T MISS!

First up, as always, is the English Premier League. The top game this weekend is definitely Chelsea v Liverpool. Ever since Jurgen Klopp‘s arrival at Anfield, Liverpool are unbeaten. Granted, they’ve only played four games under the new manager and they’ve won just one. But still, an unbeaten run of four games in all competitions leaves the Merseysiders a lot more confident than Saturday’s opponents. You have to look all the way down to 15th place to find Chelsea in the Premiership table. The London club have won just three games in ten rounds and are a mere five points clear of the relegation zone. To make matters worse, they’ve just been knocked out of the League Cup by Stoke, on penalties. It doesn’t look like manager Jose Mourinho is that special anymore. Club officials have been quick to publicly voice their support for the Portuguese. Then again, saying they’ve got your back is the sort of thing bosses do just before they fire you.

Quite a handful of hot games coming up in the Italian Serie A this weekend. There’s a local derby in Turin, between Juventus and FC Torino. Reigning champions Juve still haven’t hit their stride this season and sit 12th in the table, three points behind Torino. Their city rivals haven’t won in four games, however. Another huge game Saturday will be Internazionale v AS Roma. The Romans are top of the league, with just one loss so far, in ten games. Inter aren’t far behind, in 4th place, but they’ve had a difficult time lately, winning just one of their previous five games. Onwards to Sunday, when Lazio host AC Milan. We can trust this one to be entertaining, as both teams have had their ups and downs this season. Lazio are yet to draw a game, winning six and losing four. Milan, on the other hand, are having a bit of a comeback, with two consecutive wins, but are still only 8th in the standings, two points behind Lazio, who have lost two of their previous three games in Serie A.

If you like the German Bundesliga, there’s a promising game between Wolfsburg and Leverkusen this Saturday. Wolfsburg, runners-up last season and domestic cup winners,  have put up less of a fight this season, currently sitting 4th. But in all fairness, nobody has been able to mount any serious challenge and Bayern are already running away with the title, having won ten out of ten. German champions as recently as four years ago, Leverkusen are always an interesting team to follow. They had a terrible start of the season, but have since gathered strength. They’re now 6th, one point behind Wolfsburg and undefeated in five games.

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