Five Must-See Football Matches This Weekend
Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham during the Premier League match at Anfield

This weekend is all about the contenders pushing their cause to be considered as a title chance around Europe.

Borussia Dortmund v VfL Wolfsburg

Saturday 3:30pm European time – German Bundesliga

Fifth-placed Dortmund play host to fourth-placed Wolfsburg on Saturday in the tight Bundesliga race, where only five points separates first and 10th.

BVB are unbeaten in their past six league matches but have only managed two wins in that run. Wolfsburg are yet to lose all Bundesliga season, but have drawn their past two. Wolfsburg seem to be tough to break down this season, so don’t expect a high-scoring clash.

Sevilla v Atletico Madrid

Saturday 6:30pm European time – Spanish La Liga

It’s fifth versus fourth also in Spain with Sevilla hosting the Mattress Makers as they both try to keep pace with the early league leaders.

Sevilla are unbeaten in their past three matches while Atletico haven’t lost across their past 10 matches in all competitions. There is very little between these two teams so this game shapes up nicely. The goals haven’t been flowing for Atletico, with 11 from 11, but they’ve only conceded nine while Sevilla have scored 14.

AS Roma v Napoli

Saturday 8pm UK time – Italian Serie A

Keeping up the theme, it is fourth-placed Roma and sixth-placed Napoli doing battle. These are two traditionally big clubs who aren’t quite title contenders at the moment.

Both clubs have enjoyed unbeaten streaks. Roma are undefeated in their past seven matches in all competitions, with Napoli replicating that run including in the UEFA Champions League. Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti will be watching from the stands too, having been red card during the 2-2 draw with Atalanta.

Torino v Juventus

Saturday 8:45pm European time – Italian Serie A

Turin rivals Torino and Juve meet in the late kick-off on Saturday evening in Italy. Torino, sitting down in 13th, are hardly challenging the Old Lady but you never know in the Derby della Mole.

Juventus sits top of the table with 26 points from 10 matches, led by Cristiano Ronaldo although he’s only managed five Serie A goals this term. Juve have won eight of their past nine matches in all competitions while Torino’s form is poor, winless in their past five, although they’ve managed draws in their past two home games.

Everton v Tottenham

Sunday 4:30pm UK time – English Premier League

Two under-achieving big English clubs do battle on Sunday night with managerial jobs on the line. Marco Silva and Mauricio Pochettino are both under the belt after underwhelming starts to the season.

The Toffees are currently just above the drop zone in 16th with 10 points from 10 games, having lost four of their past five league games. Spurs are 11th, but winless in their past three matches, which is below the standard last season’s UEFA Champions League runners-up expect.

Ben somerford
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