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Benfica v Zenit Group G looked like one of the most evenly matched groups in the competition when the draw was made a few months ago and so it’s proven to be the case with spots still up for grabs. Zenit are locked on 7 points with Lyon and Benfica are bottom of the group…

Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough We’re now very much entering the thick Christmas period in the EFL and every Championship side will return to action either on Tuesday or Wednesday. One advantage Nottingham Forest hold is that they played on Friday, meaning they’ve had longer to prepare than Middlesbrough. However, Boro go into this following a…

Everton v Chelsea Everton sacked Marco Silva on Thursday, after the Toffees were beaten 5-2 by Merseyside rivals Liverpool on Wednesday. It was a decision that needed to be made, with the club in the Premier League relegation zone after 15 games. Everton legend Duncan Ferguson will take charge of this game against Chelsea but…

Lazio v Juventus – Stadio Olimpico at 19:45 GMT LIVE AT Premier Sports Saturday night’s showdown in the capital between Lazio and Juventus promises to be a fascinating affair in Serie A. At this point 12 months ago, Juventus enjoyed an 11-point lead at the top of Serie A, although the Old Lady trail league…

Reims v Etienne- Stade Auguste-Delaune II at 14:00 GMT live at BT Sport Few teams in Europe – let alone France – are as well-drilled as Reims under David Guion’s watch. Since promotion back to the top-flight, the Champagne club have been renowned for their robust and ultra-organised approach, masters at keeping contests competitive and…

Monchengladbach v Bayern – Borussia-Park AT 14:30 GMT Borussia Monchengladbach are enjoying their longest run at the top of the Bundesliga table since they last won the title in 1976/77 but on Saturday afternoon Marco Rose’s pace-setters arguably face their most daunting test of the season so far – a home tie against defending champions…

Eibar v Getafe – Municipal de Ipurua at 11:00 GMT live at Premier Sports Eibar have firmly established themselves in La Liga after their first season in the league in 2014/15, finishing 10th in 2016/17 and ninth last term, much closer to European qualification than they were to relegation. Jose Luis Mendilibar remains in situ,…

Blackburn v Derby Consistency has generally been the problem for both Blackburn Rovers and Derby County this season, so it is undoubtedly no surprise whatsoever to see them both positioned in a mid-table spot. However, three wins in four for Blackburn suggests at an improvement, meaning they’ll fancy their chances over the Rams on Saturday….