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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 Aston Villa||Recent Form|
Key Stat: West Brom have drawn four of their last five away games
Expert Verdict: Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa are the lowest scorers in the top flight with a pathetic home haul of nine goals while West Brom have managed only eight on the road so clearly the draw is a big runner. That would suit West Brom more than Villa, but it’s questionable whether the hosts have the confidence to carve out a win.
REFEREE: Jonathan Moss STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Southampton||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Southampton have won five of the last six meetings
Expert Verdict: Southampton have won just one of their last six matches, but they look a home banker to get back to winning ways against Crystal Palace. Saints haven’t had the rub of the green of late but have still been performing at a pretty decent level and, at the prices, they look a cracking bet.
REFEREE: Martin Atkinson STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Hull||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Sunderland have drawn six away games this season
Expert Verdict: Both teams are in trouble, but Hull will take solace from that fact they’ve won their last three league meetings with Sunderland, conceding just one goal in the process. That said, Gus Poyet’s side have avoided defeat in eight of 13 away trips this season, and this is bound to be another tight game.
REFEREE: Mike Dean STADIUM:
|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
|Quality attacks promise a glut of goals at Anfield|