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Five goalscorers to back this weekend: Muriqi can make his mark for Mallorca
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Warren Ashurst
Vedat Muriqi scored five goals in successive LaLiga appearances for Mallorca prior to the World Cup
Vedat Muriqi scored five goals in successive LaLiga appearances for Mallorca prior to the World Cup

With all of the Premier League teams in FA Cup action, there is likely to be quite a few changes made by top-flight teams for their third-round matches.

So for our five goalscorer selections this week, we are looking at the other top European leagues for men in form.

Prior to the World Cup break, Juventus started to get back on track — winning six consecutive games in Serie A to move up to third.

Not only have Massimiliano Allegri's men collected maximum points since mid-October, but they have also kept six clean sheets, whilst scoring 12 goals at the other end.

One of the big reasons for their good run has been striker Moise Kean, with the Italian international currently on loan from Everton.

The 22-year-old has scored four times in the last six league games, with three of those strikes coming at the Allianz Stadium.

Real Mallorca have the joint-second top scorer in LaLiga, with Vedat Muriqi having bagged eight goals in his 13 appearances.

The former Fenerbahce and Lazio frontman also scored five goals in five successive league appearances leading into the World Cup break, helping his side collect 11 points from seven matches to climb up to 11th in the table.

He did miss two games after being given a red card against Elche and his importance to his side cannot be underestimated as they lost both without scoring.

Muriqi is also Mallorca's penalty taker — scoring twice from the spot — and although Los Piratas lost their first league game 2-0 to Getafe after the World Cup, the 28-year-old rediscovered his touch in front of goal by finding the net in the midweek Copa Del Rey win.

On Saturday, they face a Valladolid team which is four places and two points behind Mallorca in the table, and has been struggling defensively this season.

Only four teams have conceded more than their tally of 23 goals against after 15 games, with 15 of those goals coming in seven games on the road.

Serie A's leading scorer is Victor Osimhen and he will feel the weekend is the perfect opportunity to add to the nine goals he has scored so far this season.

Napoli are looking to keep their title bid on track, after a midweek defeat to Inter, and a trip to struggling Sampdoria should see Luciano Spalletti's men get back to winning ways.

The league leaders won this fixture 0-4 last season and Osimhen was on the scoresheet twice, including bagging the opener.

The Nigeria star has scored seven goals in his last seven appearances in Serie A and will be desperate to rediscover that level of form quickly after the World Cup break.

Kyogo Furuhashi has scored five goals in his last four games for Celtic
Kyogo Furuhashi has scored five goals in his last four games for Celtic

Celtic claimed a huge point at Old Firm rivals Rangers last week to cement their place at the top of the Scottish Premiership and it was Kyogo Furuhashi who claimed the crucial late equaliser.

The Japanese star already has 15 goals to his name in Scotland's top flight and is enjoying a fine run of form, having scored five times in Celtic's last four matches.

Kyogo also scored the opener in the 0-5 win at Kilmarnock back in August and will be confident of a repeat performance against the same opponents, this time at Celtic Park.

Not many people would have predicted Sevilla would be in the relegation zone going into 2023, but the Andalusians are currently 18th in Spain's LaLiga.

Poor early-season form saw head coach Julen Lopetegui sacked on October 5, but they have still only managed to win one of their eight league games since his departure.

Getafe are currently five points ahead of Sunday's opponents and go into this match on the back of a good win over Mallorca last Friday.

Borja Mayoral bagged both goals in that game and now comes up against a Sevilla defence that has kept just one clean sheet in the league this season.


JuventusMallorcaSSC NapoliCelticGetafeLaLigaSerie AScottish Premiership
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