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Super Sunday match preview; Liverpool visit neighbors Everton in Merseyside derby, while in Italy the top 2 sides clash as Napoli host Juventus. Elsewhere in Spain, Atletico Madrid are looking to get the better of Real sociedad.

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England – Premier League

Everton – Liverpool

It’s another Super Sunday edition once more and the Merseyside derby is taking the stage. Everton play host to league leaders Liverpool at Goodison Park.

Marco Silva’s style of play has robbed off on the team hence making their play more attractive, however this is yet to have an effect on their results. The blue side of the river are have a very rough patch in recent times. They have lost 8 of their last 12 encounters in the top flight and find themselves in the race for 7th place alongside Watford and Wolves. Everton have found the net just 8 times in 9 matches.

History clearly favors the visitors as Liverpool have the upper hand from the last 18 clashes with 9 wins and 9 draws. With that being the case, Everton would love nothing more than to be a thorn in Liverpool’s flesh as the battle for the title. This most certainly isn’t a good time to be facing the Reds either. The team who top the league just showed what they are capable of with that 5-0 thrashing of Watford.

PICK

Away win and under 3.5 goals

Italy – Serie A

Napoli – Juventus

In Italy, one game that stands out is the one involving this two sides who look to be in fine form at the moment. Juventus seem to be heading for the title at a steady pace but the team who happen to be in 2nd place look to slow them down a bit. Napoli are 13 points adrift of Juventus at the moment but are looking to hand Juventus their first defeat this season.
The host have been impressive in their own background and have recorded 10 wins and 3 draws from 13 home matches.

Thus, they have 33 points from a possible 39 points in home games. Here they come up against a Juventus side that have acquired 34 points from a possible 36 away. It’s looking like a really stern test for the visitors but their attention would be on the champion’s league. The old Lady’s are still unbeaten but have seen a couple of down sides over the past weeks. They lost to Atletico Madrid in the champion’s league and also got eliminated from the Copa Italia, thanks to Atlanta’s brilliance.
The two sides appear to be in fine goal scoring form and Juventus have scored in every game so far this season.

PICK

Both teams to Score

Spain – La Liga

Real Sociedad – Atletico Madrid

Atletico come away with 3 consecutive wins in the bag, with one of their most impressive being the win over Juventus. They still have a 2nd leg tie with the Italian giants and would be looking to build momentum. Their title chase has suffered different blows with too many draw occurrences and such could be the case again. The visit a Sociedad side that have seen draws in 60% of their matches this season. Most recently was a draw away at Girona even as they were without key players.

Indications show that the home side might be able to get a result from this game. Considering how well their home form has improved and how poorly Atletico have fared in away games. Simeone’s men can only boast of a 33% win rate in away fixtures. Thus giving Sociedad a glimpse of home as they continue to perform better under their new coach.

PICK

Away total goals (under 1.5)

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