Manchester City vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (Premier League) — Wolves upset the Spurs a few weeks ago 3 – 1, can they make a similar upset against City?
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Juventus vs. Milan (Supercoppa Italiana) — Two Italian powerhouses face off in Italy for their national cup.
Saint‐Etienne vs. Olympique Marseille (Ligue 1) — #5 vs #6 in the league. Both sitting outside the Europa league for the finish of the league. Saint‐Etienne moves into position with a win, Marseille with a win joins the three‐way tie for 4th, determined by goal differential.
Friday, Jan. 18
Hoffenheim vs. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga) — Hoffenheim need to turn their ship around, they have drawn their last five league games. This match is going to be a tough one, as Munich are firing on all cylinders. That said, they did manage to defeat Bayern the last time they hosted them. So it should be an interesting match.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Leicester City (Premier League) — As of this writing, the Wolves are in 9th place in the league. However the distance from there to 7th is a single win. If they didn’t get that win by upsetting City then they can that win against the #7 team themselves.
Arsenal vs. Chelsea (Premier League) — #5 vs #4 derby!
Sevilla vs. Real Madrid (La Liga) - Real Madrid have floundered and dropped to 5th in the league. Here they face the #3 Sevilla, who have them by 3 points and ten goals in goal differential. A win here moves them to 4th and betters their position to try and chase down their city rivals Atletico.
RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga) - Two of my favorite teams in the league face off, it should be a fun match for all.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Napoli vs. Lazio (Serie A) - Two storied Italian teams face off! I predict a Napoli winner but Lazio should make it interesting.
Guadalajara vs. Toluca (Liga MX) — Two of the top teams in Mexico face off. Historically it’s a fairly even series with a slight edge to Toluca, but Guadalajara are at home and are in slightly better form given their last five games.
Fulham vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League) - Fulham are in dire straits and they need to start pulling off some unexpected wins if they have any hope of avoiding relegation. This would be one such unexpected win as they face #2 Tottenham. But they are at home and stranger things have happened.