The first game of this Smart Acca involves FC Porto and Barcelona in Group H of the Champions League.
Porto will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 1-0 loss to Benfica at the weekend having won their previous three matches in the run-up to that defeat, following 2-1, 3-1 and 1-0 victories over Gil Vicente, Shakhtar Donetsk and Estrela after a 1-1 home draw with Arouca.
Xavi’s men started off their European campaign in terrific form as they thrashed Royal Antwerp 5-0 on match day one. In terms of domestic results, they have won three and drawn one of their last four outings, having beaten Real Betis, Celta Vigo and Sevilla by 5-0, 3-2 and 1-0 scorelines while being held to a 2-2 draw away at Mallorca.
In Group E of the Champions League, Atletico Madrid and Feyenoord face off at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Diego Simeone’s men have won all of their last three matches since losing 3-0 to Valencia and drawing 1-1 away at Lazio having managed superb 3-1, 2-0 and 3-2 victories over Real Madrid, Osasuna and Cadiz.
Feyenoord will be tricky opposition though, with Arne Slot’s side being in clinical form in front of goal, winning all of their last five matches against Go Ahead Eagles 3-1, Ajax 4-0, Celtic 2-0, Heerenveen 6-1 and Utrecht 5-1.
First hosts third in the Championship on Wednesday night as Leicester City goes up against Preston North End at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes have managed to win all of their last four league matches, defeating the likes of Southampton and Blackburn Rovers by 4-1 scorelines on either side of 2-0 and 1-0 victories against Norwich City and Bristol City.
On the other hand, Ryan Lowe’s men had a terrific start to the season, however, results have started to fade off following a heavy 4-0 loss to West Brom after a 1-1 draw away at Rotherham. Before this, they had beaten Birmingham and Plymouth by 2-1 scorelines, as well as Stoke City 2-0.
RB Leipzig and Manchester City meet for the first time since Pep Guardiola’s men mauled the German Bundesliga outfit 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium back in March.
Marco Rose’s side managed to earn a 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich last time out following four wins in a row over Wehen Wiesbaden 3-2, Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0, Young Boys 3-1 and Augsburg 3-0.
City suffered a shock 2-1 defeat away at Wolves on the weekend, ending their perfect start in the Premier League. The Sky Blues were also dumped out of the EFL Cup following a 1-0 loss to Newcastle United. Prior to these defeats, City had beaten Nottingham Forest 2-0, Crvena Zvezda 3-1 and West Ham 3-1.
The final game on this list comes from the Championship where Leeds United and QPR face off at Elland Road in a battle of 9th versus 22nd.
Daniel Farke’s side have been inconsistent of late, as prior to Saturday’s 3-1 away loss to Southampton, they had beaten Watford and Millwall by 3-0 scorelines while drawing 0-0 with both Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday.
QPR have failed to win any of their last four matches since beating Middlesbrough 2-0 on 2nd September. The Loftus Road club have suffered two 3-1 defeats against Sunderland and Coventry City on either side of 1-1 and 0-0 draws with Swansea City and Birmingham City.
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