It's the weekend and that means it's football time.
Barcelona vs Osasuna
Barcelona is still licking their wounds after a defeat to Atlético Madrid last Saturday. That was their third defeat in six La Liga games (W1, D2, L3). They only scored first in one of those six games, and that was the sole victory in that sequence. The start will be important, then, with Barca having not dropped a single point after leading at halftime in a home league game since the start of 2017-18. Five of Osasuna's last six matches in LaLiga have gone under the 2.5 goals mark.
Real Sociedad vs Villarreal
Real Sociedad proudly sits atop the LaLiga table and much of that is owing to their recent form with six consecutive wins in the top-flight, a sequence that has seen them score 17 goals and concede just two. Seven of the eight goals scored or conceded by Villarreal away this LaLiga season have been recorded before the halftime break. This should be a high-quality contest, seeing as though Villarreal sits in third and they're unbeaten in their last five.
AC Milan vs Fiorentina
AC Milan beat Napoli 3-1 last Sunday, collecting at least 20 points in the first eight Serie A matches for the second time in the three points for a win era. They've actually only won one of their last four home matches across all competitions though, conceding at least twice on three occasions. They may be able to get back to winning ways against a Fiorentina side that has failed to score in three SA matches (D1, L2), losing three of six halves by a precise 1-0 scoreline. Surprisingly, Milan has never lost in nine games without Ibrahimovic in 2020 (W6, D3), with the win rate without him (66.7%) comparing favorably vs the rate with him in the squad (63.3%).
Arsenal vs Wolves
The last two Premier League meetings between these sides at Emirates Stadium have ended in an identical 1-1 scoreline. Arsenal and Wolves both drew 14 games in the 2019-20 Premier League season, the joint-most in the division. Neither side has able to string wins together of late and Sunday's meeting should be a tight affair contested by two managers who prioritize defensive organization.
Napoli vs Roma
It's bound to be an emotional night after the passing of Napoli legend Diego Maradona, a man who played a pivotal role in the only Serie A titles in the club's history, and whose No.10 shirt was retired following his spell with the club. Roma looks like early title contenders after registering three straight Serie A wins by a two-goal margin, which has pushed them into the top echelons of the table. They’re now unbeaten in 11 straight competitive fixtures after a 2-0 UEFA Europa League midweek win. Six of the last eight head to heads have featured goals in both halves.