There are some big games coming this weekend, and I’ve decided to talk about the most notable fixtures for the weekend, while also putting my predictions for each of the games
Manchester United vs Arsenal
This is a big game for both teams, both need the three points to support their title challenge. Man united have not been as great as everyone thought they would be, me included. And without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling, this could turn out to be a very difficult game for them. But it’s November, and when is the best time to play Arsenal? November, when all their injuries happen. Arsenal are currently without Hector Bellerin, which could be a huge miss for them, Alexis Sanchez is doubtful for this game, so both teams are without their main man upfront. As a Man united fan my heart is saying United but Arsenal have been in much better form this season. So arsenal seem like the more likely winner.
Prediction: Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal (but hoping for united to get something out of this)
Athletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
This is a game where I have no idea what to expect. I thought Athletico would be way more involved in this title race but it just hasn’t worked out for them this season. This is a game where they have to win, plus they’d get a bit of satisfaction from beating them after the Champions League final. No one wants to play Real Madrid right now, they have been unbelievable. Bale has turned into their main man by the looks of it after his new contract. The only problem Real have is the injuries. With Pepe, Ramos, Kroos and Casemiro still out, Athletico could take advantage of that but I still don’t think that unbeaten run will end this weekend.
Prediction: Athletico Madrid 1-2 Real Madrid
AC Milan vs Inter Milan
This seems to be the weekend of Derby’s! AC Milan have surprised many people this year with competing for Champions League and having great youth players coming up with the likes of Donuramma and Locatelli. Inter, on the other hand, are without a manager and their captain is hated by their fans. They have been a massive disappointment this season, spending a lot of money on real talent like Banega and the young Brazilian Barbosa, and not many of them really showing their value. I saw how well Milan did against Juventus and I feel they are gonna show that fight and resilience yet again with three points. But I feel like Inter will turn up for game like this.
Prediction: AC Milan 1-0 Inter Milan
Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
Both teams to be have been very underwhelming this season. I thought Bayern would walk this season without a threat, but it seems like a few teams aren’t letting them win this league easily. Losing their best players has proved to have a massive effect on Dortmund. Their defence is missing Hummels and it seems like Mkhitaryan is being missed too. But the big difference maker could be the return of Marco Reus. One of their biggest players is returning and what a great time to come back, I just don’t think he’ll be enough for Dortmund to overcome the Champions. They’ll have to hope Lewandowski doesn’t have his shooting boots on if they wantanything out of this game.
Prediction: Dortmund 1-3 Bayern Munich