We enter into a rather unique spell in European football at the moment, with domestic football in Italy suspended for the foreseeable future due to coronavirus, and many other matches being played behind closed doors – including two this evening, in Valencia in Spain, and in Paris in France, two countries with over a thousand cases of the virus.
Our Model is a bit under the weather it seems, unable to determine which four matches take place this week, and which ones next week. So there are some early forecasts for the games in Manchester, Barcelona and Munich (assuming they take place next week).
As always, we go up against Jean-Louis Foulley, whose forecasts are posted in the second table. We agree which team is favourite in each match, but disagree a little on the strength of Atalanta as they travel to Valencia.