High-flying Liverpool and Chelsea are the only teams to have left Burnley's stomping ground with any points this term, and with Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes proving a potent front pairing, the Clarets have been uncharacteristically productive in the final third.
NK Lokomotiva Zagreb against HNK Gorica here, meeting of the 1 Croatian HNL of soccer that is played tomorrow afternoon at 7:00 pm. Favorite hosts for the victory of the match come from a 1-0 away defeat by Slaven Belupo while the hosts are back from a home success with the same result against Varazdin. The Lokomotiva before the last defeat came from several consecutive successes and with the field from his second I will be able to get at least a draw. Morever, Gorica have not scored in their last 4 away matches. They home team has enough capability to win it as well
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is "not like he is being accused" after the forward received a one-match ban over a Twitter post. Silva, 25, will miss Saturday's home match against Chelsea because of a tweet sent to team-mate Benjamin Mendy. A Football Association commission said Silva "did not intend" the post to be "racist" but added that "many persons would have taken offence".
Everton manager Marco Silva says he "understands the rumours" about his future but believes he is the right man to turn the club's fortunes around. Silva's position is under pressure after a 2-0 home defeat by Norwich left them 16th in the Premier League. It's something I cannot control," said Silva, who met with major shareholder Farhad Moshiri and director of football Marcel Brands after the Norwich game.
Three of the last four Newcastle United away league games have had over 2.5 goals scored in them. There have been eight goals scored in the last two Newcastle United Premier League games. The last nine Aston Villa league and cup games have all had over 2.5 goals scored in them. Aston Villa keep trying to escape a relegation battle but keep getting dragged into it.
We’re expecting The Blades to get something from this game too. Manchester United have won just one of their six away matches this season, two of which have ended as 1-1 draws. Considering Sheffield United score an average of one goal per game at home and Manchester United score 0.83 goals per game away from home, backing a 1-1 draw looks the best option.
Hamburg are set to travel to Stadion an der Bremer Brucke this Friday to take on Osnabruck. Hamburg will hope to get a result from Friday's game to extend their unbeaten Bundesliga 2 run to nine games.
Genclerbirligi takes on home against Yeni Malatyaspor in the 13th round in the best Turkish league, Super Lig. Genclerbirligi is in 13th place in the league with 13 points in 12 matches while Yeni Malatyaspor is in 6th place with 19 points. Genclerbirligi has looked bad at home this season with just one home win in 6 games. This win was over last place in the league, Kayserispor. Yeni Malatyaspor have lost just 2 of their 6 away games this season. The home team has won their last 2 matches but both matches against two of the worst teams in the league and both only wins with a single goal. The away team will be in good form with 5 games without defeat in a row while the last 3 games have ended in a draw. The two teams met in March 2018 where Yeni Malatyaspor on home soil won 4-1. I expect a draw here.
Liverpool continue their march towards a first Premier League title. They have an eight-point lead (just six less than Everton have earned this season) and look to get another three points from this Merseyside derby. Everton come into this game just one place and two points above the relegation zone. Their manager is in danger of losing his job and might not even make it until this match. The Blues have a poor away record and are still waiting for their first away win at Anfield this century. Liverpool started like a train against Brighton at the weekend and are likely to do so again here. Go for them to win leading at both half and full time.
Roy Hodgson's men have a superb recent record against Burnley, winning each of their last three games against the Clarets, including the clubs' most recent meeting in March (Burnley 1-3 Crystal Palace, Turf Moor).
However, we feel circumstances look more favourable for Burnley in Saturday's rematch. Sean Dyche's charges have been putting in impressive performances on their own patch since the summer, winning four of their six Premier League fixtures at Turf Moor overall.
He has been accused of something he is not," said Guardiola. In the tweet, posted in September, Silva compared Mendy to the character on a packet of Conguitos - a sweet available in Spain and Portugal. Guardiola added: "He will be careful to use social media. If this can help to do a better society, OK. I am pretty sure Bernardo accept this punishment. But he is not like he has been accused. They don't know him.
Bundesliga 2 leaders Hamburg currently sit 10 places higher than their opponents, Osnabruck, in the league table. However, despite the large gap between these two teams in their league position, we predict that this will be a closely contested game.
The next game takes us to Serbia. Here are Back and Subotica opposite. The host is on the 5th place in the table. The guest is on the 8th place in the table. The host is 8 points ahead and has a better goal difference. They have scored 11 times more and scored 8 goals less. Both teams, however, have rather a passing record of the last 5 games. However, the host has a good record. Here they have lost none of the last 5 games. By contrast, the guest is very weak in away games. They lost 4 games in their last 5 away games. That's why I'm counting on a win for the host. AHC -0.75 victory 1
In contrast, Palace make the trip north to Lancashire without a win in five games, though they will be happy to emerge from a nightmarish run of fixtures that included duels against Man City, Arsenal, Leicester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.
The 31-year-old has been linked with a move to Inter Milan, and jokingly approved an Instagram message suggesting he was waiting to be reunited with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham. Paper Round’s view: Matic did well in his first season at United but has since dropped off as the game sped up around him. He seems ready to move on and understandably would rather be playing regularly than sitting on the sidelines.
This should be an entertaining game and a few goals should be scored even if most of Newcastle's do still come from defenders. Newcastle's form has improved of late (it needed to) and if their strikers can start scoring, a top ten finish is possible. Both these sides could do with signing some defenders in the transfer window. They have conceded 38 goals between them in the Premier League this season. Nine of Villa's league games this season have had over 2.5 goals scored in them, another is likely here. Go for that stat to come up in this match.
The Clarets come into their clash with the Eagles on the back of successive 3-0 Premier League wins over West Ham and Watford respectively – results that should ensure that Burnley carry huge amounts of self-belief into their latest top-flight assignment.
Another week and another draw in the Premier League for Manchester United. Their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa left them in ninth place but a win in this game will take them above fifth placed Tottenham. United had to come from behind to grab a point on Sunday, the second game in a row that's happened. They have drawn six league games this season, only Wolves, Sheffield United and Arsenal have drawn more.
Media playback is not supported on this device Bernardo an 'exceptional person' - Guardiola defends Silva after racism row It is the second time Guardiola has defended Silva's character after calling him "an exceptional person" shortly after the incident happened. Portugal international Silva was also fined £50,0000 by the FA and had to complete an education programme. There was no hearing after Silva admitted the initial charge on 2 October, acknowledging some people may be offended by the "historical connotations of the Conguitos character".
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