- Chris Sobey
It was a good week in Europe for the majority of English clubs and last season’s Premier League Champions Leicester, who have been struggling on the domestic front so far this season, have had no such trouble in the Champions League. They made it three wins from three on Tuesday beating FC Copenhagen 1-0 and are now 5 points clear at the top of Group G. Spurs picked up a respectable point away to Bayern Leverkusen on Tuesday drawing 0-0 and they are second in Group E a point behind leaders Monaco.
On Wednesday Arsenal maintained top spot in Group A via goal difference ahead of PSG thanks to thrashing Ludogorets 6-0 at the Emirates, but Manchester City found Group C leaders Barcelona way to good losing 4-0 at the Camp Nou thanks to another Messi hat-trick and man of the match performance.
Elsewhere Atletico Madrid stayed top of Group D three points ahead of Bayern Munich; thanks to a third straight win, this time away against FC Rostok. Borussia Dortmund are top of Group F on seven points ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference and the same applies to Juventus and Sevilla in Group H.
Manchester United hit form in the Europa League last night firing four past Fenerbache at Old Trafford thanks to a first half brace from record signing Pogba. The win puts them top of Group A on six points ahead of Feyernord on goal difference. Southampton found the 10 men of Inter too good at the San Siro losing 1-0, but they still have a chance of qualifying as they sit second in Group K two points behind Sparta Prague and level with H. Beer Sheva on four points.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s televised Premier League action and Spurs made light work of Bournemouth in both home and away fixtures last season winning 5-1 away and 3-0 at home, and should be backed to deliver a similar result again in the lunchtime kick-off. The tea-time kick-off between Liverpool and West Brom at Anfield should go the way of the Reds as they’ve won seven of the last ten corresponding Premier League fixtures, drawing one, and with the last three producing more than 2 goals and both teams scoring, backing the Liverpool and Over 2.5 Goals Match Double or Liverpool and BTTS Match Double should go close to returning a profit.