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Nigerians to watch this weekend

12:42 AM SGT 3/9/22
Alex Iwobi Everton 2022-23
GOAL previews the nation’s stars expected to feature for their respective clubs around Europe this weekend

The Merseyside derby returns for the first time this season and Alex Iwobi ought to continue in the Everton XI when they host Liverpool.

In Serie A, Victor Osimhen will look to return to scoring goals after firing blanks against Fiorentina and Lecce in midweek.

This weekend’s Ligue 1 action ought to involve red-hot Terem Moffi who has scored four times in Lorient’s last two games, and the 23-year-old will look to continue his fine form in gameweek six.

  • Michael Olise

    Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise

    Crystal Palace travel to in-form Newcastle United striving to end a run of two games without success in which they have lost leads before losing at Manchester City and drawing with Brentford.

    Eze has been one of Palace’s top performers in 2022-23 while Olise looked to return to his best in Tuesday’s draw with the Bees.

    With Patrick Vieira’s men winless since defeating Aston Villa in gameweek three, success against the Magpies will be well-timed for the Eagles.

  • Tosin Adarabioyo Fulham 2022-23

    Tosin Adarabioyo

    Fulham returned to winning ways after last weekend’s loss at Arsenal and face another North London side this weekend seeking to stun Antonio Conte’s men.

    Adarabioyo has featured in every game for Marco Silva’s men and the centre-back is expected to continue in the Cottagers’ XI at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    The West London outfit will hope to catch their unbeaten cross-town rivals on a rare bad day in the league and take advantage of some underwhelming performances despite their unbeaten start to 2022-23.

  •  Everton and Nigeria winger Alex Iwobi.

    Alex Iwobi

    Iwobi registered his first goal contribution of the season in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Leeds United in midweek, a result that extended the Toffees’ unbeaten run to four games in all competitions.

    The midfielder has become a key figure under Frank Lampard and is expected to continue in the line-up for the visit of Liverpool.

    Everton are winless against Liverpool at Goodison Park since 2010 and they face an uphill task ending that Merseyside derby drought this weekend.

  • Umar Sadiq, Tchouameni Almeria Real Madrid 2022-23

    Umar Sadiq

    Real Sociedad’s new signing could make his debut when Atletico Madrid visit Reale Arena on Saturday seeking their first home win of the campaign.

    The centre-forward’s move from newly-promoted Almeria was completed this week and he could be thrown right into match action against Diego Simeone’s troops.

    With two of their victories coming on the road, a maiden triumph at San Sebastien this weekend will be just what the doctor ordered for Sociedad.

  • Victor Osimhen Napoli 2022-23

    Victor Osimhen

    After a strong start to the campaign, Osimhen has fired blanks in his last two games, with a pair of missed opportunities in Napoli’s 1-1 stalemate with Lecce costing the Partenopei.

    Luciano Spalletti’s men seek a first win in three Serie A games when they travel to a Lazio side that already defeated one of the top sides last time out, beating Inter Milan 3-1.

    Osimhen’s next goal will take him to three in the league after five games.

  • Terem Moffi

    Terem Moffi

    A storming run in front of goal has seen Moffi score four times in his last two Ligue 1 appearances — netting twice against Clermont Foot and Lens — but his midweek goals could not prevent a 5-2 defeat at Lens.

    The Lorient striker is likely to keep his spot against Ajaccio on Sunday with the visitors aiming to return to winning ways after their hammering in midweek.

    Moffi will undoubtedly have his sights set on scoring again against a side that has conceded at least once in all but one of their five league games in 2022-23.