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EFL Cup/Bundesliga Mid Week Fixtures : Match Preview

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ENGLAND – EFL CUP

CHELSEA – BOURNEMOUTH

Chelsea continued in fine form after defeating reigning champions Manchester city as they defeated Brighton on their own turf. With two consecutive wins, Sarri’s men come into this game brimming with confidence. At the Stamford Bridge the blues have been especially impressive scoring 19 goals in just 9 matches. Despite their loss to Tottenham their attractive style of playing seems to be taking shape.

The visitors on the other hand have really struggled away from home. They have recorded 3 wins in 8 travels so far, recently they have lost 3 matches away from home consecutively. The cherries have kept just two clean sheets away from home.

Sarri’s men would be looking to exploit their opponent’s backline as they look to win this 1 too.

PICK

Over 2.5 goals

ARSENAL – TOTTENHAM

Tottenhams first visit to the emirates less than a month ago would be one of the games they wouldn’t forget in a hurry. Nevertheless, after that humiliating experience they have since reacted positively. The host on the other hand head into this game on the back of their first defeat in more than 2 months.

Arsenal have since suffered significantly since their win over Spurs at the Emirates. They played out a 2-2 draw with a not so inform Manchester united. After which they had to nick a 1 nil win against Huddersfield in injury time and last weekend they lost to a resilient Southampton.

Spurs have won three matches in their last three since their defeat and they were impressive at the Camp Nou. In round three and four Tottenham did conceded against the likes of Watford and West ham and it would be very unlikely for Arsenal not to score.

PICK

Both teams to Score

GERMANY – BUNDESLIGA

BAYERN MUNICH – RB LEIPZIG

The host look to continue in fine form after a very difficult month of November. They won away at Hannover last weekend in very convincing fashion making it 3 wins out of 3. They should be looking to forget that loss to Dortmund even though their rivals are well ahead of them. Bayern would be looking to control the game as they will be hoping to be in good form to secure the win.

Rb Leipzig ended a ten match unbeaten run as they suffered 2 defeats in a row (Wolfsburg and Freiburg). A trip to the Allianz arena is the last thing they would want at this point as they have been quite inconsistent. They do have one thing going for them, and that’s the fact that they have a good goal scoring form.

PICK

Home win

WERDER BREMEN vs TSG HOFFENHEIM

The away team have had a really inconsistent season so far and the poor performances hit a high in past weeks. At the moment they come into this match with an 8 match unbeaten run after losing 3 in a row. Their defense has been quite vulnerable to good attackers and this is the main cause of their issues. Despite these the still find themselves 5 points away from the top 4.

Recent results suggests that the home side aren’t doing badly themselves. In recent weeks they have been a lil shy of results as they have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 4 of their last 6. Generally one could still their performance so far in the OK radar. They have managed to gather 21 points from 15 games which happens to be one of their best ever start to a Bundesliga campaign.

PICK

Over 2.5 goals

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