Arsenal is in form and in second place in the Premier League table while Chelsea got off to a slow start but has been climbing up the standings in the last few matches. They both will be tested by teams in the top 10 in the league table, while the biggest match in England is the Manchester derby between first place City and third place United.
Real Madrid is back atop the league table in Spain and will face a surprising Celta Vigo squad. Schalke has gotten off to a good start to the Bundesliga and they are on the road to face a hot B. Monchengladbach squad. In Italy the top two teams in the league table face off with Fiorentina hosting AS Roma.
Arsenal vs. Everton
Arsenal is coming off a big Champions League win and they host an Everton squad that is coming off a loss. The Gunners are only two points behind Manchester City in the EPL race and they have won their last three league matches including a huge win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League, which keeps their hopes of advancing to the knockout stage alive. They are big home favorites facing an Everton club that had a four-match unbeaten streak snapped in their last match.
Bet365 has Arsenal at -250 with Everton at +700 and the draw line at +350. [Matchup Report]
West Ham vs. Chelsea
Can Chelsea get back in the top 10 in the EPL with a win over surprising West Ham? West Ham has been one of the big surprises in the EPL so far, as they sit in fourth place in the league table and they are unbeaten in their last six league matches. Their offense is the reason they are winning, scoring the second most goals in league play. The Blues won the EPL last season and after a terrible start they are now in 11th place after two wins, a draw, and a loss in their last four matches. Chelsea has struggled on the defensive side of the pitch and for the season they have conceded three more goals than they have scored.
Even at home West Ham is the big betting underdog at Bet365 at +260 while Chelsea is at -105 and the draw line is at +260. [Matchup Report]
Manchester United vs. Manchester City
As always a big derby between the two Manchester squads that are in the top three in the EPL table. Man City is in first place in the EPL table only two points clear of United. City has scored the most goals in the league and they have conceded the fewest. They may be fresher in this match, as United plays in the Champions League in Moscow on Wednesday evening while City is at home for their CL clash.
United is the slight home betting favorite at Bet365 with posted odds of +150 with City at +170 and a draw line of +240. [Matchup Report]
Celta Vigo vs. Real Madrid
Real is back atop the La Liga table, but can they stay there with a road match this weekend? Real and Celta Vigo have the same amount of points atop the La Liga table, along with Barcelona, and these are the last two teams in the league without a defeat. The goals scored by these teams are nearly the same, but Real’s defense has been great only conceding two goals in eight league matches.
Celta Vigo has odds posted at +280 at Bet365 with Real Madrid posted at -125 and the draw line at +300. [Matchup Report]
B. Monchengladbach vs. Schalke
B. Monchengladbach has won four straight matches and look to make it five facing a Shalke squad that is third in the Bundesliga table. B. Monchengladbach got off to a bad start in league play, but they have won four straight matches where their offense has exploded for 14 goals. They are at home and face a Shalke defense that has conceded nine goals in nine league matches this season.
Bet365 has B. Monchengladbach as the home betting favorite at +110 with Shalke at +230 and a draw line at +250. [Matchup Report]
Fiorentina vs. AS Roma
First place in the Serie A table is up for grabs in this big match. This is a matchup of a Fiorentina squad that has conceded the fewest goals in league play facing an AS Roma squad that has scored the most. Fiorentina lost in their last match to Napoli on the road and back at home they face an AS Roma squad that they only lead by one point in Serie A.
This match is a tight one according to the odds at Bet365 with Fiorentina at +160 and AS Roma at +170 with a draw line of +225. [Matchup Report]