Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew SC Preview

These two teams face each other off the back of league losses last Sunday and they will both be looking to get back to winning ways at Toyota Park. Chicago Fire’s loss to Montreal Impact at the weekend was their 8 consecutive loss and their fans will be frustrated even further if they fail to get all three points from ...

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New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls Preview

After losing at Philadelphia in their last league game, New York City head into this derby a point behind their visitors and in need of a win here if they don’t want to finish behind the Red Bulls. New York RB also had a tough time in their last MLS game, but they still managed to come away with one ...

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Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Preview

This game is the biggest game of the opening weekend in the Spanish La Liga. These sides finished 4th and 2nd respectively last season and they will both be looking to challenge the stranglehold of Barcelona and Real Madrid and this game could show who is ready for a tilt at the title. Atletico’s Super Cup win has set down ...

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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview

Could this be the season that Liverpool finally end their wait for a first Premier League title in almost 30 years? Jurgen Klopp’s men have been nearly men in several competitions and in the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season, but they finally look to have the depth to carry them through a league winning campaign. With the most expensive ...

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Real Madrid vs Getafe Preview

Real Madrid begin their La Liga campaign with this Madrid derby game against Getafe and Julen Lopetegui will be desperate to get his first competitive win as Los Blancos boss in this game. Madrid have not made the right start under Lopetegui after they suffered a shocking 4-2 loss against city rivals Atletico in the UEFA Super Cup. One thing ...

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Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town Preview

Manchester City were expected to have a tough time when they opened their Premier League campaign at Arsenal last weekend, but it turned out to be just another routine win despite not starting with the likes of Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne. The Cityzens beat the Gunners 2-0 with goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva. It was their ...

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Barcelona vs Alaves Preview

Barcelona kick off their La Liga campaign with this fixture that is expected to bring three points for the defending champions, but Alaves’ survival last season proves that they are capable of anything. Blaugrana stormed to the La Liga title last season with 17 points separating them from their closest challengers, and they were unbeaten until the penultimate match of ...

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Chelsea vs Arsenal Preview

Chelsea did not get the best of starts under Maurizio Sarri after the Italian replaced Antonio Conte this summer. They scored just three goals in his first four games and were completely outclassed by Manchester City in the Community Shield. However, on the Premier League’s opening weekend they gave the clearest indication that they are finally ready to play ‘Sarri-ball’. ...

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Real Betis vs Levante Preview

The Spanish La Liga resumes on Friday after a long break even though we had the World Cup to keep us from being bored. With the likes of Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale, the Spanish top flight is arguably the second most popular league in the world after the English Premier League. Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane’s departure would surely ...

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Fluminense vs Internacional Preview

This game brings two good Brazilian teams together and we expect one of the most open games of the weekend to be this Brazilian Serie A clash. Fluminense are doing well under their new manager, Marcelo Oliviera who took charge prior to the World Cup. The team had endured a run of four straight losses under their last manager before ...

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Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

This is arguably the biggest game of the Premier League’s opening weekend as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium to begin their defence of the Premier League title. The Gunners are starting a new era under Unai Emery after Arsene Wenger’s 22 years reign came to an end last season. Arsenal will be looking to make a good ...

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Atletico Madrid vs Internazionale Preview

This game offers both Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid the chance to give their players a run out before the new season begins. The Spaniards return home for their final and only home pre-season game after rushing some of their World Cup stars back from holiday. Diego Simeone’s side does not have a lot of time to waste ahead of ...

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Manchester United vs Leicester City Preview

The World Cup ended a month ago and this month has been the longest in our lives as football fans, but competitive football has returned with Manchester United hosting Leicester City in the Premier League’s opening game. The Red Devils have had a summer of their manager groaning and complaining about a lack of signings and other things like the ...

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Chelsea vs Lyon Preview

Chelsea will be playing this clash with hopes of overcoming their Wembley heartbreak and end their pre-season on a high note. Maurizio Sarri’s men have already started their season, although not in the best possible fashion. They lost to Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday 2-0, two goals from Sergio Aguero was enough to break their hearts. While ...

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Bayern Munich vs Manchester United Preview

These teams are two of Europe’s biggest teams and arguably the biggest  in their respective divisions. Jose Mourinho has been moaning about a lack of signings this summer and he was made favourite to be the first manager to be fired this season by bookmakers. Everything points towards his third season curse of being fired catching up on him again, ...

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