Four football matches to watch this weekend


Al Ittihad v Enyimba @Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet @ 7pm on November 28

Enyimba FC continues its quest to qualify for the group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup Sunday against Libyan opponents in Tunisia.

The team did not have a smooth journey to the away game, but they should have enough under the new management of Finidi George to at least get a result that will put them in good position for the second leg. next week.

The Libyan league has just started while Enyimba FC have yet to taste the action in the league which could lead to fitness issues for both teams.

Current form: Al Ittihad [W-L-D-W-W]; Enyimba [W-W-W-D-D]
05/08/11 CCL Enyimba 1 – 0 Al-Ittihad
Prediction: Al Ittihad 2-0 Enyimba

Chelsea vs Man. Utd @Stamford Bridge @ 4 p.m. November 28

Although Chelsea are in great shape, the Blues haven’t beaten Manchester United in the Premier League since November 2017, when they won 1-0.

United, under the interim leadership of Michael Carrick, won their first game, a 2-0 Champions League victory at Villarreal with excellent performances from Jason Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea will be without the influential duo of N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell while United will be without Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire, Mason Greenwood, Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani.

A new transition manager at Ralf Rangnick is on the way and that could just give this United side a boost.

Current form: Chelsea [W-W-D-W-W]; Man. Utd [W-L-L-D-W]

02/28/21 PRL Chelsea 0 – 0 Man. Utd
10/24/20 PRL Man. Utd 0 – 0 Chelsea
07/19/20 FAC Man. Utd 1 – 3 Chelsea
02/17/20 PRL Chelsea 0 – 2 Man. Utd
10/30/19 LEC Chelsea 1 – 2 Man. Utd
Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Man. Utd

Villarreal v Barcelona @Estadio de la Cerámica @ 9 p.m. on November 27

Villarreal are playing well but failing to deliver good results, a situation that puts Unai Emery under pressure, but Saturday’s visitors Barcelona are in the process of rebuilding and are not pulling a tree.

In their last five matches, Barcelona have scored six goals and conceded five; winning only one of these matches to lose 10 points from leaders Real Madrid after 13 matches.

But the head-to-head record looks good for the visitors, not having lost against the Yellow Sub since March 2008. Villarreal will be deprived of their top scorer, Gerard Moreno while Barcelona still miss Ansu Fati, Pedri, Dani Alves, Sergio Agüero. , and Ronald Araujo.


Current form: Villarreal [L-D-W-W-L]; Barcelona [D-W-D-W-D]
04/25/21 LAL Villarreal 1 – 2 Barcelona
09/27/20 LAL Barcelona 4 – 0 Villarreal
07/05/20 LAL Villarreal 1 – 4 Barcelona
09/24/19 LAL Barcelona 2 – 1 Villarreal
02/04/19 LAL Villarreal 4 – 4 Barcelona
Prediction: Villarreal 1-1 Barcelona

Juventus v Atalanta @Allianz Stadium @ 6 p.m. November 27

After Chelsea’s 4-0 bombing, the old lady will look to bounce back with a decisive victory over one of UCL’s Serie A chasers at Atalanta. Four points separate the two teams with Atalanta fourth and Juventus eighth.

The main headache for Massimiliano Allegri is that his side are not scoring enough goals despite the attacking talent at their disposal and that his opponents on Saturday have been unbeaten in the league since October 3, when they lost 3-2 to L ‘AC Milan.

Leonardo Bonucci and Paolo Dybala are Juve’s top scorers with three apiece, while Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata has already scored eight and 27 overall against Juve’s 18.

Allegri will be deprived of Danilo while Matteo Lovato and Hans Hateboer are still absent for Gian Piero Gasperini’s team.

Current form: Juventus [L-W-W-W-L]; Atalanta [D-W-W-D-D]


08/14/21 CLF Juventus 3 – 1 Atalanta
05/19/21 IOC Atalanta 1 – 2 Juventus
04/18/21 SEA Atalante 1 – 0 Juventus
12/16/20 SEA Juventus 1 – 1 Atalanta
07/11/20 SEA Juventus 2 – 2 Atalanta

Prediction: Juventus 1-1 Atalante

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