While the world is still recovering from the shock elimination of Italy from the next World Cup in Russia, we take a look at sporting events to look forward to in Europe’s top five leagues this coming weekend.
After an exciting weekend full of World Cup qualifiers and some interesting friendlies, players will be returning to their various clubs this weekend to help their teams in the quest to conquer the league.
It’s all about action in the Premier League and the blockbuster games set to take centre-stage this coming weekend.
David Moyes, the new West Ham manager, will have his first major test when the Hammers visit Silva’s Watford on Sunday. But before that, there’ll be the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham.
It’s an early kick-off and you can expect to see fireworks in this game when both teams get things going at the Emirates this Saturday. The Gunners are still unbeaten at home this season, winning all 5 of their games, scoring 13 goals in the process and conceding just 4 goals.
Pochettino’s men have only lost one away game so far this season. They also average more than 2 goals per game whenever they’re on the road.
Asides the Arsenal game, Guardiola’s Manchester City will visit Claude Puel’s Leicester City, Liverpool will take on Southampton, while Manchester United will play Newcastle.
In the La Liga this week, it will be all about the Madrid derby. Real Madrid, who have had a not-so-good past few weeks, will lock horns with an unbeaten Atletico Madrid side in the Wanda Metropolitano this weekend.
Interesting to note is the fact that Valencia, currently second on the log, have scored 30 goals so far this season – same amount as Barcelona. They remain unbeaten, just like Barcelona, and will look to continue that trend this weekend.
Every club plying its trade in the German Bundesliga has tasted defeat already this season. So there’s no unbeaten run to defend. But the game between Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig is one that you should look out for this weekend.
In the Serie A, unbeaten Napoli takes on AC Milan in what will be an exciting clash this weekend. The Naples boys have won 10 of their 12 games so far this season and they will be looking to make it 11 wins – or at least the third draw of the campaign.
In other games, AS Roma – the club to have conceded the least amount of goals (7) this season – takes on Lazio this weekend.
The race to catch up with the PSG boys is still very much on. PSG is already four points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table and they may just increase that tally this weekend when they take on Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes.
That being said, Lyon will be looking to close the gap when they take on Montpellier later this weekend. Then there’s the Bordeaux vs. Marseille game to look forward to.Tags: bundesliga, English premier league, EPL, europe's top 5 leagues, europe's top 5 leagues expectations, la liga, ligue 1, PL, serie a