European football weekend preview: Leicester and Liverpool meet again; London and Turin derbies wait in sight

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The fixtures appear to be coming thick and fast, with autumn giving little room for slouching, as after the midweek games, we’re all to go for another bout at the weekend.

If any two teams are likely to suffer from a case of de ja vu this weekend, they’re bound to be Leicester City and Liverpool, as both sides meet at the King Power on Saturday, which will be the second time in five days that’ll happen, after the Foxes had knocked the Reds out of the League Cup on Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are on a run of four games without a win, and are not unlikely to be under pressure on Saturday, which will suit Leicester just fine.

There’s also another keenly anticipated Premier League fixture, in the shape of West Ham playing host to Tottenham. Both London clubs have developed a habit of scuppering each other’s hopes in the past few years, and this game at the Olympic stadium will probably be a dress rehearsal for their clash in the League Cup in October.

Elsewhere, in another derby game this weekend, Serie A champions Juventus host Turin neighbours Torino on Saturday, while in the Bundesliga, it’s the Borussia derby as Dortmund and Monchengladbach lock horns and in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United team to Southampton.

In La Liga action, Sevilla will be the second side to visit Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, while Real Madrid, having tasted defeat in midweek, travel to Alaves, and Barcelona make the trip to face newboys Girona.

Bayern Munich host Wolfsburg in Friday Bundesliga action, the same time when Monaco are away at Lille in Ligue 1, while PSG take their pair of penalty-bickerers to Montpellier on Saturday.

Fixtures:

Premier League: Leicester v Liverpool; Arsenal v West Brom; Brighton v Newcastle; Burnley v Huddersfield; Everton v Bournemouth; Stoke v Chelsea; West Ham v Tottenham; Manchester City v Crystal Palace; Swansea v Watford; Southampton v Manchester United

Serie A: Juventus v Torino; Roma v Udinese; SPAL v Napoli; Sampdoria v Milan; Hellas Verona v Lazio; Inter v Genoa; Crotone v Benevento; Cagliari v Chievo Verona; Sassuolo v Bologna; Fiorentina v Atalanta

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich v Wolfsburg; Hoffenheim v Schalke; Dortmund v Borussia Monchengladbach; Mainz v Hertha BSC; Stuttgart v Augsburg; RB Leipzig v Frankfurt; Leverkusen v Hamburg; Hannover v Koln; Werder Bremen v Freiburg

La Liga: Atletico Madrid v Sevilla; Alaves v Real Madrid; Malaga v Athletic Bilbao; Espanyol v Deportivo; Getafe v Villarreal; Las Palmas v Leganes; Girona v Barcelona; Eibar v Celta Vigo; Real Sociedad v Valencia; Real Betis v Levante

Ligue 1: Lille v Monaco; Nice v Angers; Bordeaux v Guingamp; Montpellier v PSG; Lyon v Dijon; Metz v Troyes; Caen v Amiens; Strasbourg v Nantes; Marseille v Toulouse; St. Etienne v Rennes

About Olakunle Ajao 191 Articles
Olakunle Ajao is a Mass Communication student at the University of Lagos. Commonly known as 'The Major' by friends and fiends alike, he has quite the obsession with football, watching, reading, writing and playing- although he's not very good at that last part.

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