📰 The big weekend preview: Derbies, struggling giants, tussles at the top & points to prove

📰 The big weekend preview: Derbies, struggling giants, tussles at the top & points to prove

Key operators from Europe's big five leagues will be in action this weekend with Derbies and top-of-the-table clashes giving the action a glamorous, heavyweight feel. 

Sevilla and Real Madrid both produced disastrous performances in the Champions League and they square up in LaLiga on Saturday, with Sevilla knowing that they can leapfrog Los Blancos with a win. 

High-flying RB Leipzig, having made their best-ever start to a Bundesliga season, faces up to the might of Bayern Munich. Julian Nagelsmann's were the last side to prevent the champions from scoring in a Bundesliga game when the sides contested a 0-0 draw in last season's corresponding fixture. With the last Bundesliga head to heads ending in stalemates, this one is mighty tough to call. 

Then, of course, there's the English Premier League - and a reunion with Man United for West Ham boss David Moyes. Both sides have sorted their act out in recent weeks and that should make this a good contest, especially seeing as though the Red Devils have failed to win any of their last three top-flight visits to the Hammers.

Frank Lampard and Marcelo Bielsa have their own history too; the infamous "Spygate" incident at Derby County's training ground. Leeds boss Bielsa was accused of adopting "controversial" methods to study then-Derby manager Lampard's tactics. Now they go toe-to-toe in the Premier League, with Lampard's Blues flying high after a string of clean sheets and mature performances.

There's a Turin Derby between unbeaten Juventus and strugglers Torino. They often say that form usually goes out the window in local rivalry matches though, so who's to say what's going to happen there? PSG, fresh off the back of a morale-boosting win over Man United in the Champions League, travels to in-form Montpellier to round out a busy Saturday.

🌊 Saturday

⚪️ Sunday is Derby Day in London

There's no other place to be than the North London Derby. Spurs had to live in the shadow of the Gunners for many years, but the modern tide of this rivalry is turning fast. Jose Mourinho's side won the corresponding fixture from behind last season and they're in relatively unfamiliar territory ahead of kickoff, that is, at the very summit of the Premier League. Arsenal is languishing in 14th.

Another mouthwatering weekend of football is within touching distance again. 

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