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|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Augsburg||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Augsburg have not drawn a match this season
Expert Verdict: It’s now 20 matches since Augsburg last shared the spoils in the Bundesliga but the draw looks a decent runner in a match where the teams are well-matched. Hoffenheim used to be a ridiculously attacking team but they play with more sense these days, particularly on the road where they have conceded ten goals in eight away matches.
REFEREE: Florian Meyer STADIUM: SGL Arena
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Seville||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Espanyol have not had a draw in their last 15 matches
Expert Verdict: Beaten at Seville on Thursday in the cup, Espanyol return to the venue with league points at stake and the task looks every bit as hard. Espanyol, who qualified for the semi-finals on aggregate, have won just one and lost six of their nine away games in La Liga while Seville are unbeaten at home where they have kept three clean sheets in a row.
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Milan||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Eight of Milan’s last 11 games have featured two goals or fewer
Expert Verdict: The pressure increased on Filippo Inzaghi after his Milan side were knocked out of the Coppa Italia by ten-man Lazio on Tuesday and the hosts are not worth trusting at short odds even against a club rooted to the bottom of Serie A. Parma competed well against Juventus on Wednesday and should at least make things awkward.
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Barcelona||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Villarreal have conceded only three goals in their last eight Liga outings
Expert Verdict: Barcelona have won 17 of their last 19 matches – including the last seven – and since that 1-0 loss at Sociedad have scored 26 goals in seven. Lionel Messi has ten in his last eight, Neymar seven in his last six, though they could have their work cut out breaking down a spirited Villarreal who are unbeaten in ten in the league.
Recommendation: Barcelona to win 2-0
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Monaco||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Monaco have kept seven clean sheets in a row at home
Expert Verdict: Alexandre Lacazette is the only man to have breached Monaco’s defence since November but leaders Lyon must line up without their 21-goal inspirational top scorer in this stern test of their title credentials. Lacazette's injury could tip the balance the way of Monaco, who have won 11 of their last 12 matches.
|More goals from strikers in red and white, please|