Football

Hoffenheim vs İstanbul Başakşehir – the Germans are in need of their first points In what is a competitive Europa League group, both these teams require a major improvement in results if they are to finish in the top two and, therefore, qualify for the last-32 stage that takes place early next year. A defeat for either Hoffenheim or İstanbul Başakşehir on Thursday night would lik.. OCTOBER 17, 2017
Chelsea vs Roma – a third Group C win for the Blues is the aim There are three teams in Champions League Group C that can realistically qualify for the top two positions that result in qualification, and all of Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Roma would be disappointed to drop into the Europa League by finishing third. However, that is the reality and, as it stan.. OCTOBER 17, 2017
Real Madrid vs Tottenham Hotspur – can Spurs avoid Champions League defeat in Spain? The reward for Tottenham Hotspur, after another fantastic Premier League season that saw them finish second behind Chelsea, was to be drawn in one of the toughest Champions League groups imaginable. They are in Group H along with APOEL, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, with Madrid – the hold.. OCTOBER 16, 2017
Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion – City are in desperate need of three Premier League points Craig Shakespeare turned Leicester City’s fortunes around last season, managing them to the Champions League quarter-finals following the dreadful defence of their Premier League title that saw Claudio Ranieri sacked. They ended up 12th despite a relegation scare in the first-half of the campa.. OCTOBER 16, 2017
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona – an eighth win for Barcelona? The La Liga title race is threatening to turn into a coronation for Barcelona. The Catalans have won all seven of their matches in what has been a perfect start to their season. More surprising has been the struggles of champions Real Madrid, who have just 14 points after failing to win in three gam.. OCTOBER 13, 2017
Inter vs Milan – a Milan derby with big implications Serie A’s first Milan derby of the season has the potential to set the tone for the rest of the season. Inter are unbeaten and level on points with champions Juventus after seven fixtures, having won six times. They also have the best defensive record in Italy, conceding on just three occasion.. OCTOBER 13, 2017
Liverpool v Manchester United – United’s first real test of the season at Anfield With the two Manchester clubs’ absolutely fantastic start to new Premier League season, the one charge that can be levelled against United is that, unlike City, they are yet to play a real competitor or rival. Of course, they can only beat the side that the fixture list provides – and th.. OCTOBER 12, 2017
Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig – first against fourth in the Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund’s form in the Bundesliga surely contributed to the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich. The Italian was relieved of his duties after a poor start to the season by the champions by their very high standards. They are already five points behind Borussia Dortmund and suf.. OCTOBER 11, 2017
Arminia Bielefeld v Fortuna Dusseldorf – can Fortuna Dusseldorf extend their 2. Bundesliga lead? Fortuna Dusseldorf are partnered with online bookmaker Tipbet, a supplier of great odds. The club are currently top of the 2. Bundesliga in Germany after a marvellous start to the season that has seen them win seven of their opening nine league matches and open up a three-point gap to their nearest .. OCTOBER 11, 2017
Lyon v Monaco –the champions aim to keep pressure on Paris May 2017, when they were named champions of Ligue 1 for the first time since 2000, now seems a long time ago for AS Monaco. The club from the principality had a massive churn of players over the summer, losing Kylian Mbappe and Benjamin Mendy amongst others. Mbappe joined their primary rivals Paris .. OCTOBER 10, 2017