Southampton and Watford meet at St. Mary’s Stadium, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (4th Round). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. But the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 09-09-2017, in the Premier League, which ended in Watford’s victory by (0-2). A. Doucouré (38 ‘) and D. Janmaat (66’) scored the goals for Watford.
At the start of the 20th second league match day, the game of the local Jahn against the “Schanzer” from FC Ingolstadt takes place in Regensburg. A too traditional derby is not this pairing, nevertheless games with such a small spatial distance between both teams (both cities separate less than 100 km) always have a special character. Additional explosiveness stems from the surprise first leg victory of the Regensburg. While the Jahn freestyle can play, the Ingolstädter are already under pressure after the disappointing draw to the second half of the season against SV Sandhausen, if you do not want to demolish the connection to the top group. The Ingolstadt see itself from the framework prepared for the return to the Bundesliga. They have been reorganized in the course of the season, also with the main and jersey sponsor could be extended this week. What’s missing is the start of a victory series to make up the five points behind the promotion places. We are curious if the prelude to such a series in Regensburg can succeed.
This weekend there are no matches in the Premier League on the program, because in England they use the coming days to play matches in the FA Cup. On Friday night, Manchester United will visit Yeowil Town and the team of José Mourinho was surprised by Bristol City earlier this season in the League Cup, so the Portuguese undoubtedly put his team in focus.
SC Heerenveen and Sparta Rotterdam have the honor to start a new Eredivisie weekend. In Friesland, Sparta needs to look for points in the fight against relegation. The home club looking for a ticket for the Europa League playoffs.
Tigre and Banfield face at Estadio José Dellagiovanna, in a match for the 13th round of the First Division. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. The last direct match between these two teams, on 04-24-2017, ended with the Banfield victory by (0-1). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
Godoy Cruz and Chacarita Juniors meet at the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium, in a match for the 13th round of the First Division. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 20-02-2013, in a match that ended with the final score: Godoy Cruz (0-0) Chacarita Juniors. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 12th and 25th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 4th classified in home matches and the 28th as a visitor.
Real Zaragoza and Córdoba meet at the Estadio de la Romareda, in a match for the 24th round of the Second Division. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 03-09-2017, Real Zaragoza won out by (1-2). The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. Indeed, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 01-10-2016, for the Segunda División, they ended in a draw by (1-1). L. Cabrera (27 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Real Zaragoza, and Rodri (23’), for Cordoba. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between º º and 20 º of the league table, it is actually a match between the 17 th classified in home matches and the 22 th as a visitor.
Athletic Club and Eibar meet at San Mamés Barria, in a game for the 21st round of the First Division. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 08-27-2017, Athletic Club won out by (0-1). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 04-12- 2016, for the First Division, Athletic Club won by (3-1). Beñat (42 ‘), Iñaki Williams (55’) and Muniain (90 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Athletic Club, and Sergi Enrich (70’), for Eibar. the Eibar presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.