This Tuesday begins the first leg of the Carabao Cup and so the one who breaks the fires is the current leader of the First as is Manchester City who at the Etihad Stadium welcomes one of the revelations of the competition as it is Bristol City.
This Tuesday we expect an entertaining game for the quarterfinals of the Coupe de la Ligue in France, when the Allianz Riviera face two teams in a very good time as they are Nice and Monaco.
England will host the Crystal Palace at the Brighton home of the FA Cup 3rd round final match. The match will start at 19:45.
On Monday evening, the 18th matchday of the highest Spanish league is over. At the Estadio La Rosaleda, Malaga CF and Espanyol Barcelona meet. Both teams are not very good in the table. While Malaga is in seventh place in the highest relegation risk, Espanyol still has a few points ahead of the relegation zone in fifteenth place. There is not much left of the glory of the old days (after all, UEFA Cup Finalist 2007). Let’s see who has the better cards in this relegation battle. The kick-off is at 8 pm.
Toluca and Guadalajara meet at Estadio Nemesio Díez, in a match for the 1st round of the First Division. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and tied 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 05-19-2017 , for the First Division, the two teams tied by (1-1). F. Uribe (85 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Toluca, and R. Pizarro (83’), for Guadalajara. Attention to the house factor, since the Toluca usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
Almería and Lugo meet at the Mediterranean Games Stadium, in a match for the 21st round of the Second Division. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 05-03-2017, ended with the Almeria victory by (1-2). Attention to the house factor, since the Almería usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
Since Wednesday Porto is only a leader in the Primeira Liga. Because competitors Benfica and Sporting CP divided the points between them, both teams from Lisbon are respectively five and two points. Vitória de Guimarães will visit on Saturday.
Sporting gave away the win against Benfica in the final stages last Wednesday. This did bad business in the title race. At home against Maritimo must therefore be won.
Villarreal, we may call this season one of the flavorers of La Liga. On Sunday evening the yellow shirts take on the defeated Deportivo La Coruna, which longs for a victory. The Galicians do not bake much this season, however.
In a second half of the season in which Benfica can put everything on the competition, damage was already incurred at an early stage. Because of the draw against Sporting, the gap at leader Porto has grown to five points. Winning on a visit to Moreirense is therefore a must.