Matchday Roundup – 17.10.2022

The weekend brought us quite a few derbies across the top 5 European leagues, including El Clasico, Le Classique and the new English rivalry, Liverpool versus Manchester City. Interesting week, read our analysis below.

Premier League


15/10/22Leicester0Crystal Palace0
15/10/22Wolverhampton1Nottingham Forest0
16/10/22Aston Villa0Chelsea2
16/10/22Man Utd0Newcastle0
16/10/22Southampton1West Ham1
16/10/22Liverpool1Man City0

Leicester and Nottingham Forest‘s woes continued, as Leicester failed to win against Palace, while Forest lost to fellow strugglers, Wolves. Aston Villa lost to Chelsea, putting them closer to relegation as well, while propelling Chelsea to the top 4. Spurs beat Everton to keep them close to Arsenal, while Arsenal narrowly beat Leeds in an interesting match, 1-0. Man United shared points with Newcastle, to keep them in striking distance to the top 4. In the biggest game of the round, Liverpool beat Man City, thanks to a Salah goal, after an assist from keeper, Alisson.


Thanks to City’s defeat, Arteta’s Arsenal are now 4 points above City and Tottenham. Chelsea are currently 4th, but with a game in hand, same as Man Utd. Liverpool moved to 8 and technically they can go even higher, given they also have a game in hand. The relegation zone looks to be very contested, as both Leicest and Nottingham Forest are on 5 points. Southampton are now 18th, on 8 points, one less than the unlikely trio of Wolves, Aston Villa and Leeds.

La Liga


14/10/22Rayo Vallecano0Getafe CF0
15/10/22Athletic0Atl. Madrid1
16/10/22Celta1Real Sociedad2
16/10/22Real Madrid3Barcelona1

A few draws this round, as Valencia shared points with last placed Elche, Rayo versus Getafe finished 0-0, while Girona versus Cadiz 1-1. Sevilla got their second win of the season, downing Mallora, while Atletico managed to beat in-form Ernesto Valverdo team, Athletic Bilbao. Sociedad won their 4th game in a row, defeating Celta. In the biggest match of the round, El Clasico, Real Madrid managed to beat Barcelona, thanks to goals from Benzema, Valverde and a penalty from Rodrygo. Betis beat Almeria to keep their 4th spot. Villareal and Osasuna to play on Monday.


With Madrid’s win over their arch rivals, they are now first, with a 3 points advantage. Barca is on 22 points, followed by Atletico and Betis, both on 19. La Real and Athletic are in European places as well. Elche, having the worst defense in La Liga are last with 3 points and they are going to face Real Madrid this Wednesday. Cadiz and Almeria are also in the relegation zone.



14/10/22Schalke 040Hoffenheim3
15/10/22E. Frankfurt5Leverkusen1
15/10/22Bremen0Mainz 052
15/10/22RB Leipzig3Hertha2
16/10/22Union Berlin2Dortmund0
16/10/22Bayern M.5Freiburg0

The round started with Schalke losing at home versus Hoffenheim, to deepen their issues, having lost their last 4 matches. After a promising debut, Xabi Alonso lost against Eintracht, keeping Leverkusen in a dangerous territory. RB Leipzig finally managed to bring their good European form to the Bundesliga as well, as they beat Hertha 3-2. In the battle for the top places, there were 2 clear winners: Union beat Dortmund 2-0, while Bayern absolutely smashed Freirbug, 5-0.


With their latest win, Union Berlin are sitting comfortably at the top, with 23 points. They are followed by Bayern on 19 and Freiburg on 18. Dortmund are officially out of the top 4, they are 8th, with 16 points. Worth noting, from 2nd(Bayern) to 11th(Mainz), there is only a 4 points gap. Bochum are last with only 4 points, Schalke are 17th with 6, however we have not less than 3 teams on 8: Leverkusen, Hertha and Stuttgart.

Serie A



Juventus are continuing their Win-Lose result pattern, as they beat Torino in the Torino derby. In the match for European places, Lazio and Udinese managed to cancel each other out, 0-0, giving a chance to Inter and Milan to gain some ground, as both Milan based teams won. Top placed sides, Napoli and Atalanta both won their respective matches, beating Bologna and Sassuolo with one goal margins. Two more matches remaining for Monday.


Spalletti’s Napoli are first, still unbeaten and in an amazing form. They are closely followed by Atalanta, who are also unbeaten, but have one less win. AC Milan are 3rd, two points in front of Lazio, however Mourinho’s Roma can climb to 4th, if they win their game in hand. Inter and Juve are 7th and 8th as of now. Sampdoria are last, just behind Cremonese and Verona.

Ligue 1


16/10/22AS Monaco1Clermont1

The round started with Lille easily disposing of Strasbourg and putting in a claim for European places. 2nd placed Lorient only managed a 0-0 draw against Reims, thus losing some momentum. Lyon continued their poor form, losing away against Rennes, while AS Monaco’s win streak ended, as their match against Clermont ended in a 1-1 draw. The French Classic, PSG versus Marseille ended with a Parisian victory, thanks to a Neymar goal, just at the end of the first half.


Thanks to their victory over OM, unbeaten PSG managed to consolidate their top spot, 3 points above Lorient, who are on 26. Lens and Marseille are 3rd and 4th, but there is only one point between the two. Rennes and Monaco are 5th and 6th, both on 21 points. Following a very good start of the season, Lyon lost 4 out of their last 5 games and are sitting on 10th. Brest is last, 6 points, just behind three 8 points teams, Angers, Ajaccio and Strasbourg.

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