Monday, December 7, 2015

Midweek Schedule and Preview Dec 10th

Only Europa on Thursday this week.  Augsburg need to win to keep their Europa hopes alive.  With winter break nearing and Augsburg looking better, perhaps Weinzierl takes a bigger chance than he might have a few weeks ago.  As for the rest, only table position left on the line for Dortmund and Tottenham.


Park Joo Ho -- 1 PM vs PAOK - Fox Sports 2 -  The match is at home so perhaps Tuchel goes with a stronger side, but logic and odds say that Park Joo Ho has a good chance of starting to provide players like Schmelzer a rest.  The bigger question might be at which position he lines up, but for now I think LB is the probable spot.

Koo Ja Cheol / Ji Dong Won / Hong Jeong Ho -- 3:05 PM at Partizan - Fox Soccer 2 Go -- I think despite what I said above, I think Koo will be rested and Ji should start.  Hong Jeong Ho may get a look if he's healthy but I think it is still too early for him though no reports one way or another have made it out yet about preparation.

Son Heung Min -- 3:05 PM vs Monaco - Fox Sports 1 -- Since Son was rested this past weekend, he should start and most likely as a CF to give Harry Kane a rest.  Although Son may be eager to get on score sheet, Tottenham do not have much to play for vs. Monaco who still has a chance of moving on.  We'll see how Son handles a tough team in this scenario.