Fiora finally woke up what was especially visible in previous game where smashing Genoa 6-0. In this match, they are fighting for 6th place in the table and the opportunity to play in Europe. The hosts, on the other hand, are fighting for survival. Unfortunately, fate does not spare them and a lot of sidelined players we can see on the bench, cannot play: Aresti, Balde, Bellanova, Caceres, Carboni, Cavuoti, Ceter Valencia, Cragno, Deiola, Grassi, Lovato, Lykogiannis, Pavoletti, Rog, Strootman, Walukiewicz.
There is no indication that the hosts will change their face in this match. Before the break, they lost with Aston Villa 0: 2, in this game they cannot count on the first goalkeeper Krul. Besides him, no changes. For the visiting team, only a change in defense, instead of defender Tomiyasu, Holding will appear.
Manchester is finally starting to play football. In the victory with Arsenal 3: 2, they showed the first signs of improvement in quality and character. Crystal Palace has been struggling from 3 matches, the defeat against Leeds and Aston are proof of a crisis, and there are also a few important players missing: Ward, Andersen, McArthur, Olise, Edouard.
Leipzig shows signs of improvement, and the recent draw with Koln is the bright light for the future. Today, practically they will play without any weaknesses. On the other hand, Herta also won 2 games, but with weaker opponents, plus numerous injuries in the team: Boyata, Jarstein, Jovetic, Klunter, Maolida, Torunarigha. In its current form, the guests will have huge problems with the growing form of the hosts.
Stoke is doing well at home, the last game won against strong Huddersfield 2: 1. Earlier, however, a defeat to Fulham. Today, they will face weakened guests with squad injures affected: Andersen, Kitching, Morris, Williams will not play on the side, Oulare’s performance is under question mark. The visitors’ last matches lost with Bournemouth, no win in 4 matches.
4 in the Clermont table since the beginning of the season are playing quite solidly, although in the last match they let the win over, loosing 2 goals in the last 10 minutes. Today they have to stay focused until the end whistle. Metz poor kick-off: 2 draws and loss, qualitatively look worse than their today’s rivals. Additionally, a few important players sidelined: Boulaya, Cabit, Delaine, N’Doram, Nguette.
Newcastle is during dramatic series of 10 matches without win and only sacking coach can change their shape and behavior. 3 days ago they lost with Aston Villa, into Today’s’ they cannot count on 3 players Dummett, Fernandez, Clark; under question mark is Javier Manquillo. From the other hand Leeds looks to be in a short form downgrade, but Today they are fresh, last game was 16 January. To match-day squad will be back Illan Meslier and Kalvin Phillip.
Livingston has unique chance to win with Celtic today. They are in really good form, list of won games is quite long. From the other hand there is a hospital into Celtic team, missing players are Abd Elhamed, Ajer, Ajeti Al, Bain, Barkas, Brown, Christie, Edouard, Elyounoussi, Forrest, Griffiths, Jullien, Klimala, Ntcham. We could see in previous Celtic games missing team spirit, trainer first choice is sending healthy players to play.
Vice-leader second Bundesliga Greuther Furth will meet 14 in the table Darmstadt. Furth in good shape, last game won with 13 in table Sandhausen 0:3. On the pre-match conference guest coach Anfang was complaining to squad situation. After last match after red card cannot play Today defender Hermann, also from the defense line sidelined are Rapp and Bader, midfielders: Palsson, Schnellhardt, probably out is Mehlem.
Problems are growing for home team. After last lost game Odd lost couple of main players including Kitolano J., Nordkvelle F., Rashani E. Into this match it can be only worst. From the other hand hosts are playing quite well, and want comeback on the winning path after last draw.