Metz’s staffing situation before this game is tragic, more than half of the base line-up outside the game, including the main defenders: Bronn, Cabit, Centonze, Delaine, Joseph, Kouyate, Maiga, Niakate, Niane. Guests in excellent shape, without major weaknesses, are highflying after victory with PSG. Courses are going down on guest win.
Arsenal, is the last team in the Argentine league table. They are during disastrous 3-game losing series. Squad shortages for the home team are also crucial: Andrada, Baez, Gariglio, Ortiz, Sepulveda. Last game was lost with 23rd into table Rosario 4:0 after really poor competition. Highflying Defensa is definitely not a good team to break. The guests are climbing the table, last win over Old Boys 2-0, previously a draw with the leader of the table.
Dijon is during bad period at the moment and series of defeats. In the last game they lost 2:0 with weak opponent, lost due to red card Sammaritano. Today it can be even worst cause in total 5 main players cannot play: Assale, Balde, Benzia, Chafik. Lens is playing well, they are fighting for 5th place in table and promotion to play in Europe League, in this game will not play Traore and Ganago.
Leipzig is feeling really good, winning 2 previous meetings, without any weaknesses Today. Schalke is under pressure, and in deep form-downgrade, additionally a lot of players are sidelined, so coach cannot rotate squad even into Cups. Today into host team cannot play: Bentaleb, Bozdogan, Huntelaar, Ludewig, Paciencia, Ronnow, Sane, Serdar, Skrzybski
Alanyaspor looks really solid, from 3 games without lost, they are fighting for 4th place into table and promotion to Europe League. From the other hand Sivasspor is currently in form downgrade – last game lost 2:0 and couple of players ended that game with injures. So Today are missing: Claudemir, Fajr, Marcelo Goiano, Rybalka, Yesilyurt.
Outcome from this meeting is already known. Despite of missing some players Manchester is fighting for 1st table location and cannot afford to lose. At the end of the day, hosts had only problem with Top5 Premiership teams: draw with Liverpool, lost with Citizen’s draw with Leicester. Opponent – last table team will play Today without couple of players: Berge, Egan, McBurnie, O’Connell, Osborn, Robinson. We can expect handicap win of host team.
Arsenal finally found right shape and from 6 games into league they are without lost. Today we are going to see revenge – 3 days ago Arsenal lost in FA cup with Southampton 0:1. Guest will play probably without Aubameyang, who can be out due to personal reason. Great headache will have host coach – Hasenhüttl who cannot count on Bertrand, Djenepo, Obafemi, Salisu, Smallbone, Tella, Vestergaard.
Despite of last won game with Cagliary 1:2, Benevento is playing poor football. Into this game and last one – lost with Milan, there is no good shape, they cannot keep the ball long term, there is no quality in their game, missing shots. Also out of squad are : Caldirola, Falque, Letizia. From the other hand Atalanta is playing really good football, won with Parma, Sassuolo, Roma, draw with Bolognia. Into this game they should overcome hosts.
Kickers Coach – Trares almost was crying on the pre-match conference due to squad situation and coronavirus situation. He has 11 available players who will play Today, there is no choice at all who will play. After match squad analysis we can forget about team spirit, realization trainer tactic ideas. Hosts without any problems, after last won match 4:0 arte playing really well.
After good show in Champions League where Borusia won with Shakhtar 4:0, now hosts are focused on national league. In front of them Today there is weakened Schalke already in form crisis, without won from couple of games. Also Today guests will play without: Bentaleb N, Fahrmann R. Harit A, Matondo R, Oczipka B, Paciencia G. Sane S, Schopf A. Long sidelined list is good change for hosts to jump in 6th place into table.