Hello Mathematical7.com readers, This weekend promises blockbuster football entertainment as it promises some mouth-watering titanic clashes across the different leagues.
French Ligue 1
Match: Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique Marseille
Synopsis: Angel Di Maria has been the driving force behind PSG this campaign so far and he will be expecting to torment AVB’s Marseille in this grudge Le Classique at Parc des Princes. The visitors have not won in the last 10 Ligue 1 visits to their arch-rivals and it is unlikely they can do so this Sunday.
Verdict: 2-0 (PSG to win)
Italian Serie A
Match: Inter Milan v Parma
Synopsis: Parma travel to the San Siro with confidence following demolition job on Genoa but they will face an equally motivated Inter side whose ambition to match Juventus means they cannot afford to drop points. Parma has been too inconsistent in defence, Inter will exploit this.
Verdict: 2-1 (Inter Milan to win)
Match: Schalke v Borussia Dortmund
Synopsis: The Ruhr derby is all about local bragging rights. Both teams are almost evenly matched in terms of passion but Dortmund has the better team on paper. Current form doesn’t matter much in this derby, Schalke has the better head-to-head in the last six and they will be backed fiercely at home.
Verdict: 3-2 (Schalke to win)
Match: Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao
Synopsis: Both teams have relied on strong defences this season. In spite of their offensive qualities, the coaches have placed emphasis on a strong backline, so we should not expect a high scoring affair here;
Verdict: 1-0 (Atletico Madrid to win)
English Premier League
Match: Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur
Synopsis: Liverpool will aim to get back to winning ways when Tottenham Hotspur visit Anfield. Mauricio Pochettion side is yet to win on the road in the league this season. Liverpool’s formidable home record means the Reds are favourites. I will put my money on both teams to score.
Verdict: 2-1 (Liverpool to win)