Sevilla were at home to Girona for their La Liga clash on the weekend and in a game of only one goal, they secured all 3 points at home. It wasn’t all smooth sailing however, it took a majestic display from their goalkeeper, Rico, to ensure a clean sheet was kept. With 6 saves including one from the spot, he takes the first spot in our predictions.
Over to Italy now where Napoli destroyed Lazio 4-1. Goals were evenly spread across the team but with a strong defensive showing and a goal to his name, Rui is the player who gets our vote this week.
We remain in Italy for this next selection and as Juventus desperately try to overtake Napoli, they travel to Fiorentina for their Serie A game. During a 2-0 win, Chiellini is the man of the hour. A clean sheet and a goal should be enough to see him capture his first Inform of the year.
Torino were at home to Udinese for their weekend match and in a dominant performance they not only ensured a clean sheet but also managed to score twice to secure all the points. Nkoulou played a big part in this, solid at the back and also scored going forward too.
Ajax were on the road to Roda for their weekend fixture and in a game of 6 goals, it was the travellers who took all the points. The match ended 4-2, and while Tafliafico may not have kept a clean sheet, 2 assists and man of the match may just be enough to steal a spot in this TOTW.
Valencia played hosts to Levante for their La Liga fixture and in a comfortable 3-1 victory there were plenty of performances worth talking about. Mina is the man who gets the nod here though, with a goal, an assist and a near flawless performance, hopefully this winger gets his first special card of the year.
Over to Turkey now where Besiktas destroyed Karabukspor 5-0. Talisca is once again the man we are talking about and with 2 goals and a near perfect performance, a third Inform could be on the cards.
Over to the Premier League now where an untouchable Manchester City were hosts to Leicester. Now it’s not unusual to see a City player feature in these predictions, but this week comes with the surprise of not one, but two nominations! First up is De Bruyne, 3 assists and a spectacular match overall would make him guaranteed on any other week, but unless we see two City players make the cut, he is likely to miss out.
Portugal is our next destination where Benfica we’re away to Portimonense. In a 3-1 victory for the visitors, one man really stood out and stole the show. Cervi hardly put a foot wrong all game and when we add two goals into the mix a second Inform seems highly likely.
Aguero, the second Manchester City player and the biggest certainty of an Inform this week. Scoring 4 goals in their 5-1 victory, Aguero has all but confirmed his third inform, alongside a possible player of the month in the same week.
Ronaldo hasn’t quite been up to his usual form so far this year, however 3 goals and an assist during a 5-2 victory over Real Sociedad could be the turning point. The cherry on the cake is his position, yes, a second striker Ronaldo could be on the cards!
Konyaspor were away to Alanyaspor for their weekend fixture and although they won 2-1, one man played a critical role in obtaining the win. With over 30 shots at goal, 12 saves and a saved penalty kick to his name, Kirintili has to have secured an Inform this week.
Heading over to the Bundesliga next where RasenBallsport Leipzig best Augsburg 2-0. Strong performances are usually built from the back, which is exactly what happened here. A solid defensive display coupled with goal should be enough to see Upamecano secure an Inform.
Staying in Germany here where Werder Bremen played hosts to Wolfsburg. During a 3-1 victory for the Home side it was Kainz who stole the show. Two goals and an incredible performance from start to finish could just be enough.
AZ Alkmaar were away to Twente for their weekend fixture and after an incredible display, they left as 4-0 winners. Jahanbakhsh is the man of the hour this time with 2 goals and an assist and has surely done enough to get his name into the TOTW.
Over to Italy now where Roma played hosts to a bottom of the table Benevento. The match provided 7 goals, 5 of which went in favour of the home side. During their 5-2 win, Under was the man who stole the show. With two goals and an assist, this guy has to make the grade.
Liverpool have really struggled with consistency this year and during an away trip to Southampton there were plenty of concerns as to how the match would pan out. Liverpool managed a 2-0 victory with Firmino scoring the first and assisting the second. Could this be enough for a third special card?
Over to France now where Monaco were on the road to Angers. The match ended 4-0 to the visitors and while defensively Monaco were solid, Jovetic, with two goals, is the man who gets our nomination.
Staying in the Premier League for this selection where nearly promoted Huddersfield were hosts to Bournemouth. With the relegation battle really heating up the home side desperately needed a win, and a win is exactly what they provided. Huddersfield won 4-1 with Mounie scoring twice and assisting a third, this just has to be enough.
Back to Germany now where Hoffenheim beat Mainz 4-2 during their Bundesliga fixture. Szalai was the star of the show, not only did he put in an incredible performance, but he also provided two of the goals as well.
Back across to Portugal now where Porto were away to Chaves. During a 4-0 thrashing there were several stand out performances, however Soares is the man who gets our nomination. With 2 goals and a solid display from start to finish, hopefully he makes the cut.
It seems like AC Milan are slowly starting to find their form this year and with their away fixture to SPAL ending in a 4-0 victory, it seems like things are really on the up. With two goals and a solid performance, Cutrone is the man who gets the nod this week.
Back across to England now where Cheltenham were hosts Port Vale. In an incredibly comfortable 5-1 victory it was Eisa who stole the show. Scoring three and ensuring a hat-trick could very well be enough to see this young man secure his first ever inform.