Our football team form guide identifies the best form teams from around the world each week. The idea of this article is to pick out teams in form with favourable fixtures, as well as out of form teams with tougher matches on the horizon.
The ultimate aim of our research is to help you to make smarter, more information choices for your midweek or weekend accumulator.
Our focus isn’t limited to the major European Leagues and English football leagues – we scour the planet for form teams that we think are worth your consideration. It’s worth noting that this article purely focuses on form. If you’re after more detailed analysis, we recommend that you check out our football match previews.
Let’s take a look at this week’s selections:
After three wins from their most recent four matches, Schalke 04 were climbing the Bundesliga table at a rate of knots just before the international break.
David Wagner’s men are also unbeaten in an impressive seven Bundesliga away games, and they put that run to the test this weekend against a Hoffenheim side that were turned over in two of their three home fixtures since the summer.
You can find more Germany football betting tips and expert match previews on our Bundesliga predictions page.
2nd placed Nantes have performed brilliantly in Ligue 1 this term and Les Canaris are currently on a three-game winning streak ahead of their visit to bottom club Metz this weekend.
Metz emerged as victors from just one of their four league home matches to date in 2019/20, and Nantes look primed to pounce on their fragility on Saturday.
Read the rest of our analysts’ Metz vs Nantes betting tips in their detailed match preview.
An improving Cagliari team take a five-match unbeaten run into their home game against struggling SPAL this weekend. Cagliari won thee of those five fixtures, including a superb 1-0 win at Champions League regulars Napoli at the end of September.
Their opponents SPAL, were beaten in three of their last four Serie A games, and they lost each of the away games they’ve contested this season to nil.
Hammarby take on Malmo at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, in a potentially pivotal Allsvenskan title six-pointer this weekend.
Hammarby won each of their last seven league matches at home, and eleven of their last twelve on their own patch since April.
Malmo are also in the midst of a winning streak, though Hammarby beat the title favourites 3-2 when the teams last faced off at the Tele2 Arena.
Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar were unbeaten in the seven competitive home matches they contested this term in domestic and continental competition.
In the Dutch top flight this term, AZ won three and drew four of their first four matches at home, and the Cheeseheads won twelve of their last fourteen Eredivisie fixtures at the AFAS Stadion overall since December last year.
On Saturday, they host a Heerenveen outfit that were beaten in six of their last eight league matches on the road. You can find a comprehensive overview of the game, as well as all of our other AZ Alkmaar vs Heerenveen predictions in our match preview.
Second meets third in the Chinese Super League this weekend when Bejing Guoan meet Shanghai SIPG at the Workers’ Stadium.
Bejing’s home form has been superb for a sustained period, and they carry a run of thirteen wins from fifteen games into their latest test on Saturday.
In contrast, Shanghai SIPG managed to win only two of their last nine matches in all competitions ahead of their top of the table clash this weekend.
Premier League pace-setters Liverpool will be armed with a perfect win record when they travel to Manchester to take on bitter rivals United on Sunday.
The Reds’ incredible run includes four straight Premier League away wins this season and eight successive victories on the road in total since March.
Man Utd are decimated by injuries and completely devoid of confidence ahead of the visit of an imperious Liverpool side this weekend, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side have won only two of their last 13 Premier League fixtures.
Read more about Sunday’s titanic clash at Old Trafford, along with our experts’ Manchester Utd vs Liverpool betting tips in our match preview.
Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven took maximum points from each of their last three Eredivisie away matches, and they face Utrecht in their latest travel assignment this weekend.
Utrecht managed to win only two of their most recent seven games, and they haven’t beaten PSV in the Eredivisie since 2012. In addition, Eindhoven scored 11 times in their last three visits to the Stadion Galgenwaard.
Ligue 2 leaders Lorient will be aiming to tighten their stranglehold on first place this weekend when they travel to take on an out of form Le Harve side at the Stade Océane.
After a bright start to the season, Le Harve’s form has dipped drastically of late, and they were unable to win any of their last four games, losing each of their most recent two.
In contrast, Lorient took maximum points in each of their last three away fixtures, and in four of their five Ligue 2 away contests since the summer overall.