Last in table team still into bad form, last home match lost 1:5 with Zulte Waregem. It’s showing their current shape. Almost all main defense line sidelined, out are De Mey, Gamboa, Pejcic, Van De Wiel, Wiegel, Wuytens, Vukotic, Sula. From the other hand Mouscron looks to play good games, last won with top table Genk 2:0, previously lost with Waregem 1:0, but after really good completion.
Hosts after return competition in Premiership are playing really weak, lost with Aston Villa, previous lost with Liverpool 0:7. Still they cannot count on couple main players: Cahill G., Ferguson N., Hennessey W., Kelly M., Sakho M., Wickham. Last achievement – in-form Leicester, is draw with Man U. after series of 3 winning matches.
Hamilton is playing really poor into last games, despite they won with Kilmarnock. Kilmarnock was playing with 10 players from 30’ even thou they had problems to win. Additionally today hosts have a lot of players missing : Collar W., Odofin H., Ogboe M., Smith L., Templeton D., Want S. Guests in shape should win this match.
Nimes into last game with Monaco (lost 3:0) lost coupe main players. Today will not play defenders – Martinez, Briancon, Meling, midfielders – Deaux, Benrahou, striker – Denkey. This weaknesses are quite important to overcome them by Coach within coupe od days. So replacements aren’t ready to keep the same high level form and team spirits as main players.
Benfica shouldn’t forget national league matches, fighting in Europe competition. Today they will have good chances, playing without any issues will meet sidelined by injuries Maritimo. Today won’t play main keeper Abedzadeh, defenders Zinadine Junior, Fabio China, midfielder – Correa.
Croatia have quite big problems in front of meeting with strong Portugal and goals hungry Ronaldo. After last lost with France, Portugal is looking for revenge and bounce back. From the other side Croatian coach Zlatko Dalić struggling on the pre-match conference about squad problems and point in which is currently whole nation team. So Croatia is during transformation so team spirit isn’t so strong, a lot of players are missing. Coach said that 7-8 main players are gone, 4 of them – defenders are missing today: Ćaleta-Car , Pongračić , Uremović , Vida. So for “Cristina” who should score and rest Portugal crew it should be enough to win.
Fenerbahce is going to continue long series without lost after this game. Today their opponent in bad shape, is without win from 4 games (2 lost, 2 draws). The reason of team conditions are suspensions of main players. During previous couple of weeks they lost: Ahmet Calık, Hadziahmetovic, Anicic, Musa Cagıran, Omer Ali Sahiner, Ugur Demirok.
Ahmat is playing quite solid recently. Last two matches won, but opponents were lower level positioned. Today the task can be a little bit complicated but fortunately Krasnodar is struggling after last lost game with Chalsea and league meeting with Spartak. Into league game red card received main defender Martynovich, he joined to sidelined Smolnikov and Petrov. Midfielders Cabella, Claesson and striker Wanderson also out. Coach can count only on one nominal defender – Ramirez.
After break to Anderlecht team came back injured players. Coach Vincent Kompany is struggling to set 1st squad. After red card will not play midfielder Lokonga, also out: Van Combrugge, Trebel, Vranjes, Cobbaut, Zulj, Vlap. Leuven in good shape won all 3 previous league games.
Nations League in play Today. Strong in-form Germany team will meet under construction Ukrainian squad. Hosts coach is looking for optimum shape of his team after last two heavy lost with Spain 4:0 and France 7:1. Today will not play a couple of first team player including Goalkeeper Piatov, also out: Konoplyanka, Kryvstov, Matvienko, Tymchyk, Mykhaylichenko.