Preview of the Weekend: North-West Derby & Milan Derby await; Barca face Atletico

Hello again! Welcome to All Football Preview of the Weekend. Let's take a look at these European League matches that you cannot miss this weekend!

Liverpool vs Manchester United

Kick off: 13:30 CET
Dat: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus
1. Marouane Fellaini picked up a knee injury during the international break and will be sidelined for three weeks. With Paul Pogba still out with a hamstring injury and Michael Carrick a doubt, Jose Mourinho is short of options in central midfield.
2. Romelu Lukaku played through the pain in Manchester United's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace but was declared fit to play during the international break and came off the bench against Cyprus. He will start here.
3. Injury forced Phil Jones to withdraw from the England squad at the start of the international break and he remains a doubt for the away side this Saturday, while Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are long-term absentees.
4. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford continue to battle for a starting berth on the left, with the latter expected to get the nod.
5. Sadio Mane is out for six weeks with a hamstring injury sustained during the international break, providing Liverpool with a huge blow.
Prediction
Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United

Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona

Kick off: 20:45 CET
Date: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus
1. Andres Iniesta has a knock but should start in central midfield, with Paulinho and Ivan Rakitic the other possible combination ahead of Sergio Busquets.
2. Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto will battle it out to feature at right back for the away side.
3. Denis Suarez should be used out wide, but Ernesto Valverde could also utilise a 4-4-2 system with Sergi Roberto on the right-hand side of midfield.
4. Filipe Luis and Lucas Hernandez should both be fit after injury and could start in defence.
Prediction
Atletico Madrid 1-2 Barcelona

Getafe vs Real Madrid

Kick off: 16:15 CET
Date: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus
1. Gareth Bale is sidelined for the away side, after missing international duty due to injury.
2. Keylor Navas is also set to miss out against Getafe after picking up an injury for Costa Rica. Kiko Casilla will deputise in goal.
3. Marcelo should return at left back, with Nacho deputising for Dani Carvajal at right back. Marcos Llorente and Dani Ceballos could fill in for Luka Modric and Casemiro.
Prediction
Getafe 1-2 Real Madrid

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Kick off: 16:00 CET
Date: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus:
1. David Luiz returns from suspension, but Chelsea may have lost N'Golo Kante and Alvaro Morata to injury during the international break. Danny Drinkwater remains a doubt and may have to wait another week for his Chelsea debut.
2. With Morata set to miss out, Antonio Conte must decide whether to play Michy Batshuayi or use the likes of Pedro, Willian and Eden Hazard up front.
Prediction
Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea

Watford vs Arsenal

Kick off: 18:30 CET
Date: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus
1. Shkodran Mustafi is sidelined for Arsenal after suffering a thigh injury during the international break, but Laurent Koscielny is ready to ease Arsene Wenger's conerns and return after a two-game absence.
2. Sead Kolasinac is expected to be fit for Saturday's trip to Vicarage Road despite coming off at half-time for Bosnia on Tuesday.
3. Alexis Sanchez played for Chile on Tuesday night and will return late from international duty, which might mean he is only fresh enough to start on the bench.
4. Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck have both returned to full training following injury layoffs but Wenger might want to ease both back into the swing of things. Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi and Jack Wilshere will also be pushing for game time here.
Prediction
Watford 2-1 Arsenal

Manchester City vs Stoke

Kick off: 16:00 CET
Date: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus
1. Benjamin Mendy is a long-term absentee for Manchester City, while captain Vincent Kompany is also expected to sit out once again.
2. Sergio Aguero has returned to light training after breaking his ribs before the international break, but isn't expected back for City just yet.
3. Fabian Delph withdrew from the England squad during the international break and he remains a doubt this weekend with a hamstring injury.
Prediction
Manchester City 3-0 Stoke

Dijon vs Paris Saint Germain

Kick off: 17:00 CET
Date: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus
1. Javier Pastore could make his return here, but is unlikely to be included from the off.
2. Thiago Silva is not at full fitness and isn't expected to be risked away to Dijon, but Marco Verratti is fit to feature.
3. Layvin Kurzawa is a doubt after being unable to feature for France, while Dani Alves is likely to be rested ahead of mid-week Champions' League action.
4. Unai Emery should keep with the same formation that saw the leaders thump Bordeaux 6-2 a fortnight ago.
Prediction
Dijon 0-3 Paris Saint Germain

Tottenham vs Bournemouth

Kick off: 16:00 CET
Date: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus:
1. Serge Aurier is available for the hosts after serving a one-match ban in the 4-0 win over Huddersfield prior to the international break.
2. However, the Ivorian could be forced to settle for a place on the bench, with Mauricio Pochettino perhaps tempted to keep with the same XI that dismantled the Terriers last time out.
3. Erik Lamela, Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele all miss out through injury.
Prediction
Tottenham 4-0 Bournemouth

Bayern Munich vs Freiburg

Kick off: 15:30 CET
Date: Sat, 14-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus:
1. Jupp Heynckes came out of retirement to take over as Bayern manager for the fourth time and is expected to improve the team's confidence and structure quickly.
2. Javi Martínez should return to central midfield, a role he blossomed in in Heynckes last spell at the club, before being moved to centre-back by Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti.
3. Thiago, Sebastian Rudy, Corentin Tolisso and Arturo Vidal seem set to compete for the spot alongside Martínez for now.
Prediction
Bayern Munich 3-0 Freiburg

Inter vs AC Milan

Kick off: 20:45 CET
Date: Sun, 15-Oct-17
Probable Lineups
Focus:
1. Marcelo Brozovic had started to fill the trequartista position well for Luciano Spalletti, but then got injured during the international break.
2. Therefore, one of Joao Mario or Eder will play in the role, unless Borja Valero is moved closer to the attack.
3. Dalbert is favourite to start at left-back despite the availability of both Yuto Nagatomo and Joao Cancelo.
4. Vincenzo Montella seems to have found a favourite in Fabio Borini, who he has used in a number of roles on the pitch.
5. This time the Italian might play on the right flank in a 3-5-2 formation.
6. Hakan Calhanoglu is suspended and will therefore make room for Suso and Giacomo Bonaventura.
Prediction
Inter 2-1 AC Milan
Source: All Football

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