West Ham – Manchester United
. West Ham may have problems in defense as James Tomkins, Winson Reid, Carl Jenkinson and James Collins are all doubts for this fixture. United will have to cope with the absence of Michael Carrick. The Red Devils enjoy playing this opponent, having won 12 out of their last 15 games against them in all competitions. The Hammers are now 8th in the Premier League and this game at home is a good opportunity to go back on the winning road. United don’t win a lost away from home but they’re also hard to beat, so it will be a tough test for both sides.
Tip: 1X @ 1.83
Werder Bremen – Bayer Leverkusen
The hosts possess the worst defense in the league and have conceded 40 goals so far. Bremen have also scored at least two goals in their last five games at home in the Bundesliga. The last two times these sides met we saw more than 2.5 goals in these fixtures. Leverkusen haven’t lost in ten of the last eleven matches against Bremen in all competitions and when looking at their current form it’s likely that they’ll score at least once against Bremen’s defense.
Tip: Both teams to score @ 1.61
Cagliari – Roma
Roma have many problems with injuries and will be without nine players for this match against Cagliari. Their form hasn’t been good recently and they desperately need to win the game if they want to keep up with Juventus. Cagliari’s home record under new manager Zola is 100% and they have their own battle to fight. The elimantion from the cup against Fiorentina should serve as a wakeup call for the visitors who will try to exploit Cagliari’s weakness in defending against attacks from the flanks.
Tip: 2 @ 2.00
Olympique Lyon – PSG
This is undoubtedly the most interesting match this week in Ligue 1. Leaders Lyon face title contenders and current champions PSG at home in this “6 point clash”. The hosts will be without their key player and league goals corer Alexandre Lacazette, who is injured and probably will return after two weeks. Milan Bisevac also suffers from an injury and won’t be able to face his former club on Sunday. Lyon’s home record this season is great and they have won their last 10 home games in the league. PSG don’t have a good record at this stadium and Laurent Blanc is certainly feeling a lot of pressure right now, even though PSG are on a good run at the moment. This game could be decided by one goal and I think neither team would want to lose here.
Tip: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70