It’s a huge weekend of European football with some huge match-ups in London, Rome, Milan and Pamplona of all places.
Sports Pundit’s Game of the Weekend
English Premier League, 1.45pm Saturday (CET)
The two London giants go face to face in one of two early Saturday kickoffs in the Premier League, with the likes of Robin van Persie and Juan Mata hoping to fire their side to glory.
Chelsea come into this match after a bad week with John Terry in the centre of racism storm after Sunday’s 1-0 loss to newly-promoted QPR. Arsenal, on the other hand, seem on the road to recovery after their poor start to the season, with their 3-1 win over Stoke City last Saturday offering renewed optimism.
Italian Serie A, Saturday 6pm (CET)
Two of Italy’s biggest clubs do battle on Saturday, when Luis Enrique’s AS Roma host Max Allegri’s champions AC Milan. Both sides started the season slowly but have come into some form of late, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kevin-Prince Boateng hitting some big goals for the champions, while Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has been doing well for the capital club.
Italian Serie A, Saturday 8.45pm (CET)
It’s another huge match-up in Serie A when the two great rivals Inter Milan and Juventus do battle. The Nerazzurri have had a horror start to the campaign as they sit just above the drop zone, but like many other clubs in Italy, they are regaining their form. Meanwhile, Juventus have been near the top most of the season but haven’t totally convinced. Antonio Conte’s side, though, may have a point to prove on Saturday.
Dutch Eredivisie, Saturday 8.45pm (CET)
This is another clash between two huge domestic clubs when last season’s Eredivisie runners-up FC Twente play host to PSV Eindhoven, who many have tipped to win this campaign’s title. Both sides have started the season reasonably well, however AZ Alkmaar remain the leaders, meaning three points here is crucial for both sides to keep in touch. With Dries Mertens and Marc Janko on the pitch, surely there will be plenty of goals.
Spanish La Liga, Sunday 5pm (CET)
Spain’s surprise early-season leaders Levante make the journey to Osasuna on Sunday, with increased interest in the plucky Valencia outfit. Osasuna, meanwhile, are midtable but always tricky at home, while many people are expecting Levante’s bubble to burst soon, with Real Madrid and Barcelona to eventually take over at the top. But while it lasts, it’s pretty exciting.