Mythbusters: 4 favourites to avoid on Saturday
We search the Premier League, Championship and Europe for the underdogs who could cause a shock this weekend.
Liverpool not to beat Huddersfield –
Liverpool’s problems are well-documented.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have won twice and kept two clean sheets in their last 10 matches, failing to beat Burnley, Leicester, Spartak Moscow and Newcastle.
Huddersfield beat Manchester United last weekend, and have the fifth-best defensive away record in the division.
Borussia Dortmund not to beat Hannover –
Dropped points to RB Leipzig and Frankfurt have halted Borussia Dortmund’s fast start to the season, and allowed Bayern Munich to catch them at the top of the Bundesliga.
Things won’t get any easier at Hannover.
The hosts have only lost one of their four home games this season, only failing to score once in their 10 league matches.
Preston not to beat Brentford –
Brentford are unbeaten in five games, an upturn in form that should continue at Preston.
Dean Smith’s side have scored in their last eight matches, including three at Bolton and two at Middlesbrough in their last two away games.
They have also fired off three more shots per game than any other Championship team this season.
Preston started the season impressively, but have not won any of their last three matches, and have dropped points at home to three bottom-half teams this season.
Sevilla not to beat Leganes –
Fifth-place Leganes are the surprise of this La Liga season so far, and have a good chance of extending their run at Sevilla on Saturday.
The visitors have won four of their five away matches, including all of their last three, and held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw at the end of September.
Eduardo Berizzo’s hosts had lost three consecutive matches before Tuesday’s win over second-tier opposition, with none of their home victories this season against top-half teams.
*Odds subject to change.