To Host team will come back Jamie Vardy and James Maddison what is huge boost offensive line. Also will be back after long-term injures Cengiz Under and Ricardo. Leicester is really solid, without lost from 5 games. Southampton from the other hand into last won game with Liverpool lost whole his power and strength which can be visible in Today’s meeting. After that coach lost couples of important players: Djenepo, Ings – goal scorer with Liverpool, Obafemi, Redmond, Tella, Vestergaard J.
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.
Cardiff cannot find right form and shape, including cups and league. As a confirmation of this form is lost with last team into league – Wycombe 2:1. Into hosts squad we also won’t see the best striker – Moor additionally Morrison, Osei-Tutu, Tomlin, Vassell are out . From the opposite side Norwich is in good form, won in cups with Coventry and league with Barnsley.
Arminia is looking better, last game won with Herta 1:0. Despite of missing 2 players (Niemann, Voglsammer), they should overcome and as a minimum will not lose with weakened Hoffenheim. Hosts will play without couple of important players: Akpoguma, Baumgartner, Bicakcic, Geiger, Grillitsch, Hubner, Kaderabek, Skov, Stafylidis. Additionally into last 2 matches they looked really poor – lost with Schelke 4:0 and Frierburg 1:3.
Both teams are going in opposite direction, Montpellier without win from 5 matches, in poor shape, last draw with weak Nantes 1:1. Into Today’s game cannot count on Mavididi, Savanier. From the other side Nicko Kovac’s high-flying team, easy won with Angers 3:0, previously 2:5 won with Lorient, without any weaknesses into this game. Additional – empty stadium will not help host team.
Bournemouth can jump on 2nd table position in case of winning. They have couple of arguments for that: last 2 won matches – into Cup and won with Stoke. Millwall looks to be in different shape, despite of cup won, into league they lost with Coventry 1:2 in a bad style, also lost defender Wallace. Into Today’s game we cannot probably see also Connor Mahoney and Billy Mitchell.
Manchester despite of missing 3 players: Jones, Pellistri, Rojo into this game can cunt of returning important players: Edinson Cavani, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly will be healthy checked just before the game. Hosts team looks to be in different shape, they have couple of players to he checked before the game: Charlie Taylor, Kevin Long, Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeill. Additionally last won league match against Sheffield Utd in a way which cannot bring win to host team Today.
Lille is looking for revenge after unexpected lost with Angers 1:2. Despite of some players missing (Celik, Araujo) there is still quality into team and replacements are on the same skills level. Nimes are in deep form downgrade, without win in 7 matches, last lost with Strasburg 5:0. Hosts team cannot count on couple of important players: Depres, Landre, Martinez, Miguel, Sarr, Valerio.
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.
We can see some form improvement into Bordeaux team after the new year brake. Recently they had drawn with Metz 0:0. In this game without any problems they will meet with Lorient – team which is still looking for good form. Guests last game lost with Monaco 2:5 and got red card for Delaplace. Other than that, we won’t see: Fontaine T., Grbic A., Hamel P., Laporte J., Mendes H., Saunier M., Wissa Y.