Manchester City faces Champions League group rival Shakhtar Donetsk in The Ukraine facing a rare uphill odds battle.
Levante sits in 15th position, one win from jumping to 8th, or one loss from dropping to 17th. Malaga is fairing much worse, stuck deep in relegation.
PSG is running away from Defendint Champions Monaco in Ligue 1 going into what will be a hotly contested match between the top of the table.
Not every fixture is a battle for the top of the table. For some like Crystal Palace, it’s about trying to steal one from the middle of the pack Stoke City in an attempt to dodge relegation. Lucky for them, they get home pitch advantage, one of the only places they aren’t last in the Premier League (they’re second to last).
Only 4 matches ago Dortmund was top of the Bundesliga table, and since then they’ve gone 0-1-4. Now they face Schalke, recently climbing to second place.
Champions League play presses on with a rematch of powerhouses Juventus and Barcelona, dominating their group and sitting at the top of their table.
Saint Etienne plays their 13th match trying to keep their slide from losing them a top 6 spot on the table, against a Lille club climbing out of relegation.
Cross town rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid find themselves locked in a battle for third in the Primera Liga table with 23 points a piece.
Tottenham finds themselves in a points tie for second on the league table, with Arsenal trying to remain undefeated at Highbury and climb to a top 5 spot.
One of the marquee matchups of the week, defending Champions Chelsea host 2nd place Manchester United in what will be a star-studded battle.