Football Highlights of the Week

This week we want to take a look at the Top Game taking place midweek in the Champions League, which sees two of the title favourites as Manchester City travel to PSG, a true clash of giants. Liverpool face a tricky encounter in Porto and AC Milan host Atletico Madrid in another excellent match up, whilst on Wednesday Bayern Munich should be confident of beating Dinamo Kiev, Manchester United will be desperate to get three points against Villareal after their loss on the opening day.

We can also look forward to another tough match between Juventus and Chelsea. Thursday is Europa league and Conference league day and highlights include Leicester’s match against Legia, Napoli hosting Spartak Moscow, so watch this space!

Champions League Highlight: PSG vs Man City

This clash sees two of the favourites to lift the trophy next May come up against each other in a mouth-watering group tie. PSG have not had the best of starts to the season, seemingly struggling to integrate a number of their new signings into a cohesive team. Despite not really convincing, they are top of the table in France by some distance.

Serie A – Lazio vs Roma

Lazio have an inconsistent record of late, having 2 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws from their last 6 matches whereas Roma have won 5 and lost 1 of their last 6. The home team have scored 12 goals in their last 6 matches whereas Roma have scored 17 goals so overs is a good option in this matchup as is both teams to score market.

Previous encounters between these two teams tend to go the way of the home team, with the last away victory coming back in April 2017 when Lazio won although there have been three draws in the last ten matches. Both teams played matches on Thursday evening, with Lazio managing a draw away against Torino and AS Roma beating Udinese by a solitary goal to nil, so neither team have much time to recover and prepare for this derby contest.

Season Team Stats – Paris Saint Germain

Manchester City, on the other hand, are a few points off top spot, having already been beaten in the league. In terms of the Champions League though, Manchester City started very well,  beating RB Leipzig by 6-3 in a very entertaining encounter whilst PSG struggled to a 1-1 draw in Bruges. PSG have been unable to get the better of Manchester City in their last 4 matches but this home encounter with their fans back in the stadium should provide them with the opportunity to end that negative run.

Season Team Stats – Manchester City

Predictions: Manchester City might be favourites, but having failed to get three points on the opening day, the home side will need to do so in this match. Manchester City are favourites to win this clash, given a 43% chance of triumphing away from home with the chance of goals being high at 62%

More Top Games ahead

Friday 24.09.21

19:00 – Altay vs Besiktas

20:30 – Greuther Furth vs Bayern Munich

21:00 – West Brom vs QPR

Saturday 25.09.21

13:30 – Chelsea vs Manchester City

13:30 – Manchester Utd vs Aston Villa

14:00 – Alaves vs Atletico

15:00 – Spezia vs AC Milan

15:30 – RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin

16:00 – Leeds United vs West Ham

16:15 – Valencia vs Bilbao

18:00 – Inter vs Atalanta

18:30 – Sevilla vs Espanyol

18:30 – Brentford vs Liverpool

18:30 – Gladbach vs Borussia Dortmund

19:00 – Strasbourg vs Lille

21:00 – PSG vs Montpellier

21:00 – Real Madrid vs Villareal

Sunday 26.09.21

12:30 – Juventus vs Sampdoria

16:15 – Barcelona vs Levante

17:30 – Arsenal vs Tottenham

18:00 – Lazio vs Roma

20:45 – Napoli vs Cagliari

21:00 – Betis vs Getafe

Monday 27.09.21

20:45 – Venezia vs Torino

21:00 – Celta Vigo vs Granada

21:00 – Crystal Palace vs Brighton

Tuesday 28.09.21

18:45 – Ajax vs Besiktas

18:45 – Shakhtar vs Inter Milan

21:00 – PSG vs Manchester City

21:00 – Porto vs Liverpool

21:00 – AC Milan vs Atletico Madrid

21:00 – Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting Lisbon

21:00 – Real Madrid vs Sheriff

Wednesday 29.09.21

21:00 – Bayern Munich vs Dinamo Kiev

21:00 – Benfica vs Barcelona

21:00 – Manchester United vs Villareal

21:00 – Juventus vs Chelsea

Thursday 30.09.21

18:45 – Sparta Prague vs Rangers

18:45 – Legia Warsaw vs Leicester City

18:45 – Napoli vs Spartak Moscow

18:45 – Fenerbahce vs Olympiakos

21:00 – Lazio vs Lokomotiv Moscow

21:00 – Marseille vs Galatasaray

21:00 – Celtic vs Leverkusen

21:00 – West Ham vs Rapid Vienna