2 Most Exciting Matches to Watch out for on Tuesday

    Though Bundesliga has taken a backseat until 2022, four of the remaining top-five European leagues will take place this midweek.

    Let’s have a quick look at the two most intriguing match-ups to watch out for on Tuesday.

    La Liga – Sevilla vs Barcelona

    Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan is the venue as Sevilla and Barcelona go head-to-head in a blockbuster La Liga showdown.

    Both sides were successful at the weekend.

    While Sevilla ran out 2-1 victors at home against reigning Spanish champions Atletico Madrid, Barcelona came out on top of a five-goal thriller, beating bottom-half Elche 3-2 at Camp Nou.

    For the first time in years, the Andalusian heavyweights will be pre-match favorites despite picking up just one victory in their last 28 top-flight H2Hs (D7, L20), courtesy of a 2-1 triumph in October 2015.

    Indeed, Los Rojiblancos have lost more La Liga home matches to Barcelona (11) than against any other side in the 21st century.

    Against this backdrop, Julen Lopetegui’s men have gone unbeaten in their last ten home league outings (W9, D1), scoring 2+ goals in seven of their eight such fixtures this season.

    On the other hand, Barcelona have registered just one win in their seven La Liga away games this season (D4, L2), failing to find the back of the net in three of the last six. 

    Based on that, it’s fair to say that Xavi Hernandez’s team will have to work their socks off to eke out a positive outcome here.

    Serie A – Juventus vs Cagliari

    Juventus will play host to relegation-threatened Cagliari at the Allianz Stadium amid a growing injury crisis in Turin. 

    After a disastrous start to the season, the record-time Italian champions are clawing their way back into the Serie A top-four, having won three of their last four league matches (D1). 

    Sat six points adrift of fourth-placed Atalanta ahead of the first-half-of-the-season finale and Cagliari’s visit to the Allianz Stadium promises to be a walk in the park for Massimiliano Allegri’s side.

    The Sardinians have only won one of their 18 Serie A fixtures this season (D7, L10) and are currently languishing in 19th in the table, three points adrift of safety.

    Since beating Sampdoria 3-1 at home in mid-October, Walter Mazzarri’s men have failed to win any of their subsequent ten league games (D4, L6), drawing a blank five times in the process. 

    Topically, Cagliari have failed to get on the scoresheet in five of their seven top-flight travels under Mazzarri’s stewardship, summing up their underdog status here in a nutshell.


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