Hertha Berlin vs. Bayern Munich (29/11/2014)
Kick Off: 14:30
Bayern Munich, barring a 3-2 loss away at Manchester City midweek (a game of which they played a majority of with only 10 men), have been an absolute freight train in terms of footballing victories this season. They are already 7 points clear of second place in the league and have scored 30 and only conceded 3 in their 12 games so far, in the Bundesliga, they are all conquering. This has all been occurring in a team that is beset with injury issues, with first team regulars Philipp Lahm, Claudio Pizarro, David Alaba, Holger Badstuber, Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara all carrying injuries. A player who certainly is not injured is first-choice frontman Robert Lewandowski, who will be looking to add to his 6 Bungesliga goals so far this campaign, he is coming into this fixture in fine form and scored a great goal in midweek. This will be tougher for Bayern than their most recent Bundesliga outings but they should come out as eventual winners.
Prediction: Bayern Munich Win (1-2)
PSG vs. Nice (29/11/2014)
Kick Off: 16:00
Competition: Ligue 1
Venue: Parc des Princes
Before the season began one would have thought that PSG’s main title rivals for this season season in France would have been money-bags Monaco, however their owner struggling with personal issues means they are not doing so well, however not many expected Marseille to step up to the plate like they have. They have already won in the Friday night game at home to Nantes meaning PSG slump to second, 4 points behind Marseille. They will look to reduce that back to 1 when they host mid-table Nice, and on paper it seems as if they will achieve that goal. They have beaten Nice on the last 4 occasions they have played them at home and Nice’s last home game was an uninspiring 1-0 defeat away at relegation threatened Evian TG. PSG will be looking for goals here and no player will be looking for one more so than the recently returning from injury Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who after scoring in midweek will be looking to get his season back up and running again after a lengthily lay-off.
Prediction: PSG Win (3-1)
Sunderland vs. Chelsea (29/11/2014)
Kick Off: 17:30
Competition: English Premier League
Venue: Stadium of Light
It looks as if it is a matter of how many points Chelsea will win the league by this season, rather than if they will win it. This is not only because they are a formidable side that is well organised with few weaknesses, but also as bar Southampton, who are likely to fall away slightly during the Christmas period, none of their main competitors for the title are showing any kind of form that represents a genuine title challenge. Chelsea’s fixture this Saturday evening sees them visit Sunderland, a team with only 3 clean sheets in 4 this season and without a win in their last 2. Chelsea have also scored 2 of more goals in 10 of the 12 games, and have Diego Costa fit and raring to go to rack up more football fantasy points.
Prediction: Chelsea Win (1-3)
Athletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna (30/11/2014)
Kick Off: 11:00
Competition: Liga BBVA
Venue: Vicente Calderón Stadium
At first glance this looks the most probable result of the weekend as La Liga champions Athletico Madrid face lowly La Coruna at home. In the Champions League midweek Athletico destroyed Greek champions Olympiakos 4-0 with star striker Mario Mandzukic grabbing a hat trick and showing the kind of form that earn him a starting berth throughout Bayern Munich’s Champions League winning season in the 2012-2013 season. He will be looking to add to his modest 5 league goals so far this season against a La Coruna side who haven’t won an away game in their last 4 or even scored a goal in their last 2. Athletico currently trail giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in the league by 2 and 4 points respectively, and will look to add pressure on their rivals as both face tricky away tests this weekend.
Prediction: Athletico Madrid Win (4-0)
Juventus vs. Torino (30/11/2014)
Kick Off: 17:00
Competition: Serie A
Venue: Juventus Stadium
Juventus are in a good run of form domestically and they will look to continue that form against struggling Torino. Last time out in the league they won comprehensively 0-3 away at Lazio, despite going down to 10 with half an hour still left to play. They are just so formidable in Serie A and that shows by the fact that of the 12 games played so far, they have only conceded 4. They face Torino who haven’t won in their last 5 in all competitions and have lost their last 3 away games in Serie A. A man to watch for the Old Lady is most certainly one half of their main strike duo in the form of Fernando Llorente, who will look to add to the fine goal he scored away at Malmo in the Champions League this midweek past. A Juve win.
Prediction: Juventus Win (3-0)
Acca in full
Hertha Berlin vs. Bayern Munich (Away Win)
PSG vs. Nice (Home Win)
Sunderland vs. Chelsea (Away Win)
Athletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna (Home Win)
Juventus vs. Torino (Home Win)