Alaves vs. Barcelona Tips, Preview and Predictions

Alaves vs. Barcelona, La Liga

Barcelona will be looking to put behind their 3-2 El Classico defeat in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final on Sunday evening, when Xavi’s side travel to Mendizorrozza to face a struggling Alaves side in La Liga. The Catalans are only one point behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid and must win at all costs, while the Basque side dropped into the relegation zone after failing to win each of their last nine games. Where and when: Mendizorrozza – 23 January, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Alaves vs. Barcelona: La Liga TV…

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Milan vs. Juventus Tips, Preview and Predictions

Milan and Juventus club crests

A monster clash at San Siro on Sunday night sees AC Milan play host to Juventus, with title hopes and top-four aspirations in the balance. The Rossoneri remain prone to poor performances and results, while the visitors have found their form under the returning Max Allegri.  Where and when: SStadium – 23 January, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Milan vs. Juventus: BT Sport Last time: Alvaro Morata put Juve into an early lead when the teams met at the Allianz Stadium in September, which they held on to until…

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Empoli vs. Roma Tips, Preview and Predictions

Empoli go in search of their first victory in six Serie A matches when they welcome Jose Mourinho and his Roma team to the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Sunday. It’s a quick turnaround for the visiting Giallorossi following the midweek Coppa Italia action.  Where and when: Stadio Carlo Castellani – 23 January, kick-off 17:00 Where you can see Empoli vs. Roma: BT Sport Last time: Lorenzo Pellegrini and Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck either side of half time as Roma beat Empoli 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico in early October.  Empoli v…

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Real Madrid vs. Elche Tips, Preview and Predictions

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After winning the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia last week, Real Madrid return to La Liga action on Sunday afternoon, when Carlo Ancelotti’s men welcome Elche at Santiago Bernabeu. This is going to be the second meeting between those teams in the space of just one week, as Francisco’s side welcome Los Blancos at Estadio Manuel Martinez for their Copa del Rey clash on Thursday evening. Where and when: Santiago Bernabeu – 23 January, kick-off 13:30 Where you can see Real Madrid vs. Elche: La Liga TV Last time:…

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Lazio vs. Atalanta Tips, Preview and Predictions

Atalanta and Lazio club crests

Lazio welcome Atalanta at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday evening in a crucial clash for the top four race in Serie A. La Dea are still in fourth place, despite winning only one of their last four, while Maurizio Sarri’s are eight, despite beating Salernitana 3-0 last time. Where and when: Stadio Olimpico – 22 January, kick-off 19:45 Where you can see Lazio vs. Atalanta: BT Sport Last time: Marten De Roon’s last-gasp equalizer earned Atalanta a 2-2 draw at Gewiss Stadium in the last meeting between those teams back in…

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Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia Tips, Preview and Predictions

Reigning champions Atletico Madrid host Valencia in their first La Liga game since their 2-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final. Diego Simeone’s men can’t afford any more slip ups in the race for top four, after losing four of their last six games, while the visitors are looking for their first win in 2022. Where and when: Wanda Metropolitano – 22 January, kick-off 20:00 Where you can see Atletico Madrid vs. Valencia: Premier Sports Last time: Hugo Duro’s sensational last-minute brace earned Valencia a 3-3…

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Southampton vs. Manchester City Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Ralph Hasenhuttl and his Southampton side are up against it when they welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to St Mary’s in Saturday’s late kick-off. The Blues have established a commanding lead at the top of the table as they look to defend their title, but the Saints have upset the odds in recent meetings between these clubs.  Where and when: St Mary’s Stadium – 22 January, kick-off 17:30 Where you can see Southampton vs. Manchester City: Sky Sports Last time: City were below par and fortunate to come away…

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Everton vs. Aston Villa Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Everton begin their post-Rafa Benitez life with a home game against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa at Goodison Park in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off. The Toffees are only four points behind their visitors this weekend with a game in hand, but these clubs are worlds apart in terms of morale right now.  Where and when: Goodison Park – 22 January, kick-off 12:30 Where you can see Everton vs. Aston Villa: BT Sport Last time: New Villa signing Lucas Digne scored an own goal for former team Everton as the Villans…

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Inter vs. Venezia Tips, Preview and Predictions

Serie A champions Inter Milan continue their title defence when they welcome Venezia to San Siro on Saturday evening. The Nerazzurri dropped their first points in the league since early November last time out, but will be confident of an immediate return to winning ways against the struggling Leoni Alati.  Where and when: San Siro – 22 January, kick-off 17:00 Where you can see Inter vs. Venezia: BT Sport Last time: Hakan Calhanoglu put Inter into a first-half lead in late November’s reverse fixture at the Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo,…

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Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid Tips, Preview and Predictions

Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid club crests as a preview of their La Liga fixture on July 5

Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid lock horns in the Spanish Super Cup final on Sunday evening in Saudi Arabie in a repeat of last year’s edition. The Basque club will be aiming to win the same competition in consecutive years for the first time since the 80’s, while Real Madrid will be looking to earn back the crown after the 2-1 loss they suffered last year. Where and when: King Fahd International Stadium – 16 January, kick-off 18:30 Where you can see Athletic Bilbao vs. Real Madrid: BT Sport Last…

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