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TFA Today: How to analyse football matches, a look at 1860’s new coach and why do PSG fail in Europe?

In the Friday Total Football Analysis Today Newsletter you will hear about our latest podcast, learn about 1860’s new head coach, understand the key issues in PSG’s tactics, delve into some archive pieces and get data-driven previews of some of the weekend fixtures.

We often get asked how to analyse football matches – this week’s podcast goes deep into that topic with Caio Miguel Pontes joining Adam Scully to explain his process

1860 Munich have a new man in the dugout – what can we expect tactically? Luis Kircher looks at Maurizio Jacobacci and the style of play he is likely to employ

PSG failed in Europe again, shining a spotlight on some of the fundamental tactical issues at the club – Fintan takes a look at some of them

Victor Boniface scored a brace for RUSG in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Union Berlin last night in the UEL – read our recent scout report on the prolific Nigerian striker

Kerem Demirbay scored the winning goal for Bayer Leverkusen against Ferencvaros yesterday in the UEL – read our analysis of the man who makes Leverkusen tick

Goncalo Inacio scored for Sporting CP in a 2-2 draw with Premier League leaders Arsenal last night – here is our analysis of the highly-rated Portuguese centre-back

Anders Dreyer bagged the equaliser for Anderlecht against a solid Villarreal side yesterday – read our analysis of Brian Riemer’s star winger here

Man City travel to Crystal Palace at the weekend, looking to close the gap on Arsenal in the Premier League – Aditya Chauhan talks attacking efficiency, high regains and the betting markets around this one

And the league leaders are away to Fulham – we look at ball progression, Arsenal in attack and the key players at Craven Cottage

In the Championship, Norwich vs Sunderland is a key game in and around the playoff places. Aditya looks at the xG maps, progressive passes and the betting analysis

Raghav Sharma previews the Ligue 1 game between Lille and Lyon – comparing the season’s numbers so far, defensive outputs and more

Real Madrid need to get back to winning ways in La Liga and face Espanyol hoping to keep their title chase alive – shots faced, xG and key players are previewed

In Portugal, Porto play Estoril at the Dragao – Souhardya Biswas looks at penalty box entries, positional attacks and more

Keep up to date with our ex-SmartOdds betting guru Daniel King‘s analysis of all upcoming matches in…

La Liga


And if you want to know what might happen in the J-League this weekend, Varun Gandhi has you covered

You can still pick up a copy of the March magazine – free for members or just €5.99 with a monthly membership

This should keep you going until next week – enjoy!

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