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|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Roma||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Juventus are unbeaten in their last 22 matches
Expert Verdict: Roma won 2-1 in Rotterdam on Thursday after playing the last 30 minutes against ten men but face a tougher challenge at home to Serie A title rivals Juventus. It looks a must win game for the Wolves but Juve are the more accomplished side and can take maximum points from their trip to the capital.
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Dyn Dresden||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Dynamo Dresden have lost four of their last five matches
Expert Verdict: Dynamo Dresden beat Schalke in August but a repeat giantkilling is extremely unlikely now Borussia Dortmund are back in the groove. Dortmund have won each of their last four domestic matches, scoring at least three goals in each game and are capable of maintaining that record against the third-tier hosts.
Recommendation: Dortmund to win 3-0
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Villarreal||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Villarreal have won ten home games in a row
Expert Verdict: These sides have met three times and Barca have won all three – but they’ve been close. Fresh from a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the league, Villarreal will be confident and still believing they’re in the tie despite a 3-1 first-leg deficit to overhaul. With 13 wins in their last 14 Barca are hard to oppose, but it could be tight.
Recommendation: Barcelona to win 2-1
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at B Munich||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Braunschweig have taken one point from their last four games
Expert Verdict: Braunschweig kept it respectable at the Allianz Arena last season, losing only 2-0 despite suffering Bundesliga relegation, but the second-tier side should be in for a heavier beating this time. Bayern Munich have scored 18 goals in their last three Bundesliga matches and can land a comprehensive German Cup success.
Recommendation: Bayern Munich to win 4-0
REFEREE: STADIUM: Allianz Arena
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Key Stat: Napoli have won five of their last six matches against Lazio
Expert Verdict: Rafael Benitez was unhappy with many aspects of Napoli’s defeat at Torino on Sunday but Napoli’s players possibly had one eye on this Coppa Italia semi-final first leg. Napoli have won at the Stadio Olimpico this season, although Lazio have triumphed in seven of their last nine and the draw appeals.
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Espanyol||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Six of Athletic’s seven Copa del Rey ties have produced two goals or less
Expert Verdict: Espanyol have not lost at home to Athletic Bilbao since 1998 which will boost their mood going into a tie that stands at 1-1 after the first leg. They’ve won five of their last six at home but will be well aware that improving Athletic haven’t lost in their last four away and have kept clean sheets in six of their last 11.
Recommendation: No goalscorer
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