If you've been keeping up with the football news this week, you'll know it's been all change at one Premier League club.
But this article isn't about Jose Mourinho and Tottenham - instead, it's about what the boffins here at 90min think they know about European football.
So, without further ado, here is the first edition of '90min Editors: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let's Find Out!'
Leganes vs Barcelona
Saturday 23/11 - 12:00
General Consensus: Barcelona Win
West Ham vs Tottenham
Saturday 23/11 - 12:30
General Consensus: Tottenham Win
Atalanta vs Juventus
Saturday 23/11 - 14:00
I'm backing Atalanta to upset the apple cart and beat Juventus this weekend for a few simple reasons:
- Atalanta have played particularly well against Juventus in recent seasons.
- Duvan Zapata has the beating of Leonardo Bonucci.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out, and that's a psychological boost right there.
General Consensus: Juventus Win
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Saturday 23/11 - 15:00
It’s been a long two weeks without Premier League football but that shouldn’t be a problem for Liverpool when they travel to goal-shy Crystal Palace.
The Reds are flying, already opening an eight point lead over Leicester and Chelsea at the top of the table, nine ahead of Manchester City. The worry for the chasing pack is that Klopp’s boys haven’t really been anywhere near their free-flowing best, yet they’re still running away with things.
A trip to an always noisy Selhurst Park is never easy, but Palace have been lacklustre in attack this season - Wilfried Zaha struggling in particular. Liverpool have won on their last four visits to south London and that should become five with another comprehensive win.
General Consensus: Liverpool Win
Milan vs Napoli
Saturday 23 - 17:00
I'm not entirely convinced this is going to be healthy viewing for either set of fans.
Milan remain rooted in transition mode - as they have been for the last ten years, it would seem - ahead of their clash with Napoli, who are in pretty shocking shape by their pretty high standards.
Expect this to be gritty viewing if you do fancy some Serie A instead of Manchester City-Chelsea, and I can see Napoli edging ahead early on before a late Milan equaliser - probably a goal scrambled in by
General Consensus: No Consensus, Disagreement in 90min Towers, Punches Thrown, Insults Mumbled
Manchester City vs Chelsea
Saturday 23 - 17:30
While Chelsea have been mightily impressive in the league following a stuttering start, Manchester City pose their first big test since their winning streak began in defeat to Liverpool. But a trip to the Etihad feels a bridge too far. With the Blues' emphasis firmly on attack, it's difficult to imagine Frank Lampard's men shutting out a resurgent City side and making it seven wins on the bounce.
They may lose, but there will be no repeat of last season's 6-0 thrashing; instead they will go down fighting - just as they did against the Reds. Lampard will just hope their confidence isn't rocked.
General Consensus: Manchester City Win
Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad
Saturday 23 - 20:00
- Crisis Club Real Madrid have gone five games without conceding a goal, and have scored 16 of their own in that time.
- Karim Benzema is on fire, with five goals and three assists in the last month.
Those five games have come against bottom side Leganes (5-0 win), away at 15th-placed Eibar (4-0 win), two against under-performing Galatasaray (1-0 win away, 6-0 win at home) and at home against relegation-battling Real Betis (0-0 draw). Real Sociedad are actually good. A win for Real would put them above the Madrid side.
Real will still win though. Because they're at home, where they haven't lost this season.
General Consensus: Real Madrid Win
Sheffield United vs Manchester United
Sunday 24 - 16:30
*Scott dictates to Jude in 90min Towers*
Scott mused: Sheffield United have been very impressive since the start of the Premier League season.
Manchester United have not been very impressive since the start of the Premier League season.
This means Sheffield United will win the game. It'll be exactly like Newcastle vs Manchester United from several weeks ago. And the scoreline will be the same, because Manchester United are not very good.