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|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Man City||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Man City have not led at half-time in any of their last 19 league meetings with Chelsea
Expert Verdict: Jose Mourinho outwitted the eventual champions last season and Chelsea have the ability to do it again. They have scored nine goals in their two away games and Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have settled in brilliantly. The Blues have far more potency in attack than last season but still possess the steel required to keep a check on City’s creative players.
REFEREE: Mike Dean STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Monaco||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Guingamp won just three of their 19 away matches in Ligue 1 last season
Expert Verdict: Monaco have been poor in Ligue 1 but gained a confidence-boosting Champions League victory in midweek and are a backable price to beat Guingamp. The French Cup winners were thrashed 4-0 by Lorient in their last away outing and must recover from a Thursday night game in Florence.
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Everton||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Everton have conceded ten league goals this term
Expert Verdict: Everton won their first match of the season last week but they’ll be aware Palace registered an impressive 3-2 win at Goodison Park towards the backend of last term. The visitors’ record against the Toffees is steady too, with the Eagles avoiding defeat in five of the last nine league clashes.
Recommendation: Both teams to score
REFEREE: Michael Oliver STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Cologne||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Cologne’s three league games have produced two goals this season
Expert Verdict: Cologne have made an unbeaten start on their return to the Bundesliga but they have faced three soft fixtures against struggling Stuttgart, Hamburg and Paderborn. This is where it gets tougher and Gladbach can overcome their Europa League efforts on Thursday to follow up last week’s thrashing of Schalke.
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Udinese||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Napoli have lost just one of their last nine Serie A away matches
Expert Verdict: Udinese will not be too disheartened by a 2-0 defeat to Juventus last week, but Napoli should provide a tough test as they look to bounce back from a shock home loss to Chievo. Rafa Benitiez's side are decent travellers and this is a game they can win on the counter attack.
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Cordoba||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Cordoba have only won two of their last 14 home matches
Expert Verdict: Cordoba only finished seventh in the Segunda division last season, earning promotion via the playoffs, and the relegation favourites should be outclassed by Seville. Unai Emery’s men have been good value for their last two victories over Espanyol and Getafe and can maintain their form against a side who are winless.
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