Bristol City and Queens Park Rangers meet at Ashton Gate Stadium, in a match for the 29th round of the Championship. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 12-23-2017, the two teams tied (1-1). Unlike what would be expected, the record of recent direct confrontations is favorable to Queens Park Rangers, who in the last 5 matches won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. Queens Park Rangers presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City meet at The John Smith’s Stadium, in a match for this phase of the FA Cup (4th Round). The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2 and tied 2. but the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 05-11-2016, for the Championship , which ended in a draw by (1-1). E. Kachunga (69 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Huddersfield Town, and L. Jutkiewicz (73’), for Birmingham City. The Birmingham City presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
Brentford and Norwich City meet at Griffin Park, in a match for the 29th round of the Championship. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 12-22-2017, Brentford won out (1-2). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 19-09-2017, in the League Cup, which ended in a Norwich City victory (1-3). The goals of the match were scored by J. Clarke (90 ‘), for Brentford, and M. Vrančić (10’ and 51 ‘) and Josh Murphy (68’), for Norwich City. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Norwich City presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
Barnsley and Fulham meet at Oakwell Stadium, in a game for the 29th day of the Championship. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 23-12-2017, Fulham won home (2-1). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins in the last 3 matches. In this game the home factor may be decisive, as the Fulham presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
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.