European League Predictions – Week 15

Hello readers, 

Welcome back from the International break.  Things are starting to slowly simmer across the different leagues as teams juxtapose for position.


French Ligue 1 
Match:  Paris Saint-Germain v Lille OSC 
Synopsis:  Last time these sides met, Lille put 5 goals past PSG beating them 5-1. I don’t think we are going to see a repeat of that at Parc des Princes on Friday night. For starters, Lille are poor travellers and PSG have been scoring at a high proportion at home. In Victor Osimhen, the visitors have a livewire in attack but PSG will be too strong across the park.
Verdict:   3-1 (PSG to win)


Italian Serie A 
Match:  Atalanta v Juventus 
Synopsis:  Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta hosts the best team in the country. Juventus have scaled all hurdles placed in front of them this season but Atalanta will present a different challenge; they have the best attack in Serie A and will give Juve a run for their money. 
Verdict:  Last season game ended in a score draw but on current form, we are tipping Juventus to edge this one. Both Teams To Score, 2-1 Juventus 


German Bundesliga 
Match:  Union Berlin v Borussia Monchengladbach 
Synopsis:  New boys Union Berlin look to have adapted to the Bundesliga winning their last 3 of their last 4 but they are facing leaders GladbachThe leaders are having one of their best seasons ever in the German top-flight, winning 8 of 11.  Union Berlin have shown that they can be giant killers having beaten Dortmund at home this season. We expect a hard fought game.
Verdict:   2-1 (Gladbach to win)


Spanish LaLiga 
Match:  Real Madrid v Real Sociedad 
Synopsis:  Two in-forms teams will collide at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. Just two points and two places separate both teams in this highly anticipated clash.   
Verdict:  Both teams will be motivated and we can expect goals from both sides. 3-2 Real Madrid 


English Premier League 
Match:  Manchester City v Chelsea  
Synopsis:  Fourth-placed Man City will look to dislodge third-placed Chelsea in what should be an epic game at the Etihad as Frank Lampard’s Chelsea is a targeting seventh straight Premier League victory. This game is between the highest scoring home team and the most prolific on the road. City have 19 league goals at home while Chelsea have 18 on the road. We expect fireworks at the Etihad but the home team has the edge.
Verdict:   4-2 (Manchester City to win)