Sassuolo were hosts to Inter Milan in a game that everybody expected the away side to win. In an incredibly tight match, it took a few magical moments from their keeper Consigli, to ensure the game remained in the hosts hands. Things finished 1-0, with a saved penalty being the real talking point.
Real Sociedad were at home to Sevilla for this Wednesday night match and once again it was the home team who took all the glory. During a 3-1 victory it was their LB, Martinez, who really stood out. With a solid performance all round, a goal and an assist, hopefully he has done enough.
Two of the top teams within the Serie A went face to face this Saturday as Juventus were hosts to Roma. In a tight battle from start to finish, it was the home side who managed to edge out a 1-0 victory. Ensuring a clean sheet was kept and scoring the winner, Benatia at CB is our clear cut choice here.
Moving over to England next where we find an inform Everton team play hosts to last years champions Chelsea. While the game ended 0-0, the match was anything but even. Chelsea managed a total of 25 shots with 8 on target, which Everton managed just 5, with 0 on target. Jagielka pulled off 2 goal line clearances during the draw and if we don’t see him sneak in, we will most likely find Pickford included.
Moving over to Italy now where an Inform Lazio were hosts to relegation battling Crotone. Once again, in true Lazio style, they were on a goal rampage, finishing the match as 4-0 victors. Lukaku from the left was the stand out star, locking down the game while also scoring himself a goal.
Manchester United were on a way to Leicester for their weekend fixture and despite going 1-0 down, things looked comfortable during the final few seconds after 2 fantastic goals from Mata. A piece of brilliance in the final seconds saw Maguire bag an equaliser for the hosts, so if we don’t see Mata, we have another option!
PSG have had a fantastic season so far, sitting comfortable atop the Ligue 1 table and comfortable clear of any rivals. Midweek they were hosts to Caen and in yet another comfortable 3-1 victory, they ensured their dominance continued. The star of the show was once again Mbappe, scoring once and assisting another. The only concern would be, is this enough for a third special card already?
Stoke were at home to West Brom for their Saturday fixture and a win was desperately needed. Luckily the hosts were pumped up on Christmas spirits and secured the points in a 3-1 victory. Choupo-Moting from the left scored one and assisted another while dominating the attack, if he managed to miss out though, I expect to at least see Allen sneak in!
All time top goal scorer, breaking Muller’s record, in an El Classico, where his performance was near perfect. Is there any justice on this world? Find out Wednesday!
Manchester City appears to be an unstoppable force this year and after another win at home to Bournemouth, they enter the Christmas period unbeaten. In a dominant 4-0 victory it was Aguero who really stood out, scoring twice and assisting another.
Tottenham were away to Burnley on Saturday and after they received an early penalty, everyone knew this was going to be Kanes’s day to shine! Scoring once from the spot and twice more later in the game, Tottenham won 3-0 and Kane secured his hat-trick.
Athletic Bilbao travelled to Real Betis for their weekend fixture and in a fairly even game, they just managed to edge the win. In a 2-0 victory, one man really kept them ahead. With 16 shots against him and 6 great saves, Herrerin makes his way into these predictions.
Bologna were on the road this weekend as they travelled to Chievo. In an extremely tight match, the away team managed to edge out a 3-2 victory, with Destro himself scoring twice.
Getafe were hosts to Las Palmas for their midweek La Liga fixture and it was the home side who took all the points. In a comfortable 2-0 victory, Cala at CB not only ensured a clean sheet was kept, but also scored one of the goals.
Antalyaspor were hosts to Alanyaspor for their Super Lig fixture on the weekend and once again, it was the home team who stole the show. In a confident 3-1 victory, it was their RM Gural who dominated the match and also found the back of the net twice.
Back over to the Serie A now where Udinese were hosts to Verona. I’m a dominating 4-0 performance, Udinese took all 3 points with Barak from the midfield not only controlling the match, but also scoring twice.
Eibar were hosts to Girona in their midweek La Liga clash and in this 5 goal thriller, there was only one possible winner. The hosts picked up a comfortable 4-1 victory with Inui on the left scoring half of them!
Will Grigg’s on fire, Oxford’s defence is terrified! Need I say anymore?
Feyenoord were hosts to Roda yesterday and in a 5-1 thrashing, we were never going to be short on possible selections. With 2 goals from one winger and 3 assists from the other, it instantly becomes hard to emit them from the lineups. Jorgensen however did his absolute best to ensure he stole this spot, scoring twice and assisting a third.
Christmas Eve brought us very few games this year but this doesn’t mean they lacked quality! Over in the Eredivisie VVV-Venlo were hosts to Heracles in a 4 goal thriller. It was the hosts who secured the points in a 3-1 victory with their striker, Thy, scoring each and every one of their goals.
We head over to Australia next where Sydney FC were away to Wellington Phoenix. The game provided fans with a total of 5 goals, 4 of which fell to the visitors and 3 of those fell to Bobo. Surely a hat-trick will see him upgraded this week?
ADO Den Haag were hosts to PEC Zwolle in their fixture last week and yet again it was the home team who stole the show. In a dominating 4-0 win, goals were split evenly between Falkenburg on the left and Johnsen up top. This spot could really go either way!
Heading back to England now where we find Derby play hosts to Millwall in the Championship. A dominant performance saw the home side take the points in a 3-0 win, with Nugent scoring twice and assisting the third.