Just before another international break takes all our fun away there’s the small matter of another round of European Cups and the ever compeditive Championship before another full book of weekend fixtures.
Too much Football barely enough? That’s exactly what we’re chasing, and there’s nothing like following midweek games on a boring commute to the daily grind. As ever we throw out some of our tips which are best avoided at the best of times.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE MIDWEEK
WED AM AUS – REAL MADRID v PARIS ST GERMAIN – Moneybags at the ready.
THU AM AUS – BAYERN MUNICH v ARSENAL – Can lightning strike twice? Bayern did only draw for the first time on the weekend.
THU AM AUS – ROMA v BAYER LEVERKUSEN – Eight goals last time, half as many still as good.
THU AM AUS – CHELSEA v DYNAMO KYIV – What would have been a fairly avoidable low scoring Champions League fixture takes on a new life as the Mourinho saga continues.
FRI AM AUS – SPURS v ANDERLECHT
BRENTFORD v HULL – Sacking manager does work, Brentford now 4 wins in a row. Hull unbeaten in 8 and three wins in a row.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v BRIGHTON – Two things in common – blue and white stripes and long unbeaten runs – Shef Wed (8) Brighton (14).
DRAW – Manchester Utd v CSKA Moscow
BARCELONA to beat BATE Borisov
UNDER 2.5 GOALS – Chelsea v Dynamo Kyiv
ROMA to beat Bayer Leverkusen
LYON to beat Zenit
UNDER 2.5 GOALS – Olympiakos v Dinamo Zagreb
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MONACO to beat Qarabag
MOLDE to beat Celtic
LECH POZNAN to beat Fiorentina
DRAW – Spurs v Anderlecht
AUGSBURG to beat AZ Alkmaar
RAPID VIENNA to beat Viktoria Plzen
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IPSWICH to beat Bolton
MIDDLESBROUGH to beat Rotherham
DERBY to beat QPR
WOLVES to beat Bristol City
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CHARLTON to beat Milton Keynes
LEEDS to beat Cardiff
BRENTFORD to beat Hull
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