SPANISH LA LIGA

Sevilla 1 Valencia 1

Although Sevilla boast an impeccable record at the Sanchez Picjuan, I don’t think they can fully cope with a Valencia team playing once a week. Manager Vincenzo Montella will have one eye on Manchester United.

Atletico Madrid 2 Celta Vigo 0

Atletico were the form team going into the clash with Barcelona but they failed to give a good account of themselves. Back to form Antoine Griezman and Angel Correa will make mincemeat of poor travellers Celta Vigo.

OTHER MATCHES
Girona 2-0 Deportivo La Corina, Getafe 1-0 Levante, Las Palmas 1-1 Villarreal,
Malaga 0-2 Barcelona, Espanyol 1-0 Real Sociedad, Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Leganes
Alaves 1-0 Real Betis, Eibar 1-2 R. Madrid.

ENGLISH PREMIERSHIP

Man United 1 Liverpool 1

They say the league table doesn’t lie, but there isn’t much to choose between second and third at Old Trafford this weekend. Liverpool are better prepared because they toppled Porto whereas Utd have one eye on Seville.

Arsenal 2 Watford 0

Arsene Wenger finds himself under real pressure after a string of poor performances. Thursday’s Europa League trip to Milan couldn’t have helped. However, Arsenal must win to stem the rot.

OTHER EPL MATCHES
Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace.
Stoke City 1-3 Man City.
Everton 2-1 Brighton Hove.
Huddersfield 1-1 Swansea.
Newcastle Utd 1-0 Southampton.
West Brom 1-1 Leicester City.
Bournemouth 1-2 Tottenham.
West Ham Utd 1-1 Burnley.

ITALIAN SERIE A

Inter Milan 2 Napoli 2

Luciano Spaletti’s Inter Milan could further dent Napoli’s title chances unless Maurizio Sarri’s charges arrest the lackadaisical defending that saw them fall 2-4 to Roma last weekend. A goals filled thriller lies in store for fans at the San Siro in the Italian Serie A.

AS Roma 2 Torino 1

Roma keep blowing hot and cold, but in Turkish sensation Cenghiz Under, manager Eusebio di Francesco has unearthed a budding star. Torino won’t be able to resist Under and Eden Dzeko.

OTHER MATCHES
Juventus 2-0 Udinese, Juventus 1-0 Atlanta, Fiorentina 2-0 Benevento, Bologna 1-1 Atlanta, Cagliari 1-3 Lazio, Crotone 1-1 Sampdoria, Sassuolo 1-0 SPAL, Genoa 0-1 AC Milan. Hellas Verona 1-1 Chievo Verona.

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

B. Munich 4 Hamburg 0

Bayern Munich bounced back from the setback of being held at home by Hertha Berlin by walloping Freiburg 4-0 in the German Bundesliga last week for 1983 European champions Hamburg will be on the receiving end of similar punishment.

B. Dortmund 2 Frankfurt 1

Perennial bridesmaids Dortmund should recover in time from Thursday’s Europa League fixture with RB Salzburg to topple high flying Frankfurt. Look out for Christian Pulisic, Mario Goetze and Michy Batshuayi.

OTHER BUNDESLIGA MATCHES
Mainz 1-1 Schalke, Hannover 1-1 Augsburg
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Freiburg, Hoffenheim 2-1 Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Monchengladbach, VfB Stuttgart 1-1 Liepzig, Werder Bremen 3-2 Cologne.

FRENCH LIGUE ONE

FULL WEEKEND PREDICTIONS
Olympique Lyon 2-0 Caen.
Strasbourg 0-2 Monaco.
Paris SG 5-0 Metz.
Bordeaux 2-1 Angers.
Dijon 1-0 Amiens.
Lille 1-1 Montpellier.
Nantes 1-0 Troyes.
Rennes 1-1 Saint Etienne.
Guingamp 1-1 Nice.
Toulouse 0-0 Marseille.