Huesca failed to be more creative regarding their latest appearance on the road to Alaves when they narrowly lost the clash with a 2:1 result.
They conceded on two occasions up until the 52nd, and even though they managed to respond over Sielva fourteen minutes later, the visitors lacked more persistency in their play for a complete return in this clash.
Huesca is currently at the 15th spot in the general rankings, having seven booked points since the start of the new season.
They will miss defender Mateu (5/1), forwards Lombardo (didn’t play yet), and Munoz (1/0) for this one. Defender Ratiu (6/0) is away on international duty. Offensive Soko (6/0) is doubtful now.
Leganes made a poor appearance in the last round at home against severely underestimated Burgos, as they took only a point in a 0:0 stalemate, not using their significant ball possession advantage to its full potential here.
The hosts created a couple of decent opportunities during the second part, but all of their attempts were unsuccessful, definitely lacking a bit more confident performance to make this clash count.
The Germans had an insecure start of the Nations League campaign, as they come up only with draws in their first three fixtures, but appeared quite dominant in the latest one at home against Italy when they convincingly outplayed them with a 5:2 result.
They are currently holding the 2nd spot in the group, leaving Italy and England behind, but also, quite surprisingly, are one point in deficit compared to the leaders from Hungary.
Goalkeeper Neuer (113/0, Bayern), defenders Klostermann (18/0, RB Leipzig), Tah (16/0, Leverkusen), midfielders Reus (48/15, Dortmund), Goretzka (44/14, Bayern), Brandt (38/3, Dortmund), Stach (2/0, Mainz), and forward Adeyemi (4/1, Dortmund) miss out this time.
The group’s biggest surprise Hungary is coming to this clash taking things very seriously, as they are quite close to earning their ticket for the playoff phase, the first time in any UEFA competition after many years.
Boosting their morale even further is their latest victory on the road to England when they proved the bookmakers quite wrong and recorded an outstanding 0:4 victory, proving yet again that they have no respect for superior squads, and can always be inconvenient to face.
Currently holding the 3rd spot in the group, having only four points collected so far in the campaign, victory here comes as a must for Poland if they want to secure their hopes for survival in League A of the campaign.
They are facing some issues, visibly, as they failed to record a positive result in their last three fixtures against pretty tough opponents (Belgium and Netherlands), surely hoping that the upcoming second group match with the Dutch will see them making a more stable and dangerous appearance.
They won’t count on defenders Puchacz (12/0, Union Berlin), Cash (7/1, Aston Villa), Kaminski (7/0, Schalke), midfielders Jozwiak (22/3, Charlotte), Goralski (21/1, Bochum), Szymanski (8/1, AEK Athens), and forward Buksa (9/5, Lens) compared to matches this summer.
The Dutch are traveling to Warsaw with high expectations, as they are a current group leader, leaving their biggest threat Belgium with three points in deficit, so reasonably, they are certainly heading for all three in this upcoming encounter.
The Oranje are unbeaten so far in the campaign, coming up with three victories and one draw, facing some inconvenience last time out at home against underdogs from Wales, but still, closely won with a 3:2 result.
Essen failed to be more competitive in their latest appearance on the road to favored Osnabruck when they showed very little in the front and were narrowly outscored with a 1:0 result.
The visitors conceded the only one in this clash over Simakala back in the 38th, creating a couple of modest opportunities during the first part, but clearly lacked a bit more finesses at the finishing for a more concrete result in this encounter.
Essen is holding the 17th spot in the general rankings, having six points collected out of eight matches played so far in the campaign.
Central defender Heber (8/0), left-backs Romling (7/0), right-back Sponsel (3/0), midfielders Fandrich (3/0), Eisfeld (6/0), and Harenbrock (5/0) should be missing out.
Saarbrucken finally ended their draw loup in the last round away against underdogs from Bayreuth when they performed with quite a dominance and recorded an outstanding 0:6 victory.
As visible from the outcome, the visitors appeared quite sharp with the ball, scoring three times in each part of the match, using every single chance in this one to almost perfect accuracy.
Monza finally managed to end their negative run in their latest appearance away against slightly favored Lecce when they took a point in a 1:1 draw.
The guests scored first over Sensi in the 35th, opting for a more defensive stand ever since, but even so, conceded an equalizer at the begging of the second part, appearing too passively for a possible surprise in this clash.
Monza is positioned at the bottom of the rankings, having only one point collected since the begging of the new Scuddeto race.
Midfielder D’Alessandro (2/0) and forward Petagna (5/0) are out for the home team.
Juventus is, for now, a pale shadow of its former self, and is definitely in desperate need of some king morale booster as soon as possible.
They lost to Benfica last Wednesday in the Champions League campaign at home with a 1:2 result and took only a point in their latest Serie A fixture against Salernitana 2:2, also in Turin, currently being at the 8th spot in the rankings, which is definitely quite poor considering their high standards.
Lille is coming to this clash after a defeat in the last round away against slightly favored Marseille 2:1, overly looking, being outplayed in almost every aspect of the game, and simply couldn’t expect more.
The visitors opened the match in a better way, and took the lead over Ismaily in the 12th, but lost their momentum in the continuation, as they conceded an equalizer only thirteen minutes later, and couldn’t do much to prevent the home side to be effective one more time later in the 61st, unfortunately not being in a position to respond accordingly.
Lille is positioned at the 8th spot in the general rankings, recording three victories since the begging of the Ligue 1 campaign.
Defender Djalo (7/1) is suspended, while the hosts should also miss midfielders Zhegrova (5/0), Cabella (3/0), and forward Weah who didn’t play so far.
Toulouse ended their negative run in the last round at home against Reims when they did just enough to record a close 1:0 victory.
They scored the only one in this clash over Aboukhlal back in the 31st, while having a player more on the field in the last half an hour made their job much easier here, as they kept their intact without any major difficulties, many thanks to the quite passive approach of the opposing side.
Munich 1860 ended their enviable unbeaten run in their latest appearance away against favored Elversberg when they were convincingly outplayed with a 4:1 result.
They simply had no solutions for the well-motivated home side’s front performance, as they conceded four times after seventy-one minutes of play, only being able to soften their defeat over Boyamba, who scored a comforting one in the 78th minute.
Munich 1860 is positioned at the 2nd spot in the rankings, sharing the same amount of points as previously mentioned leading Elversberg.
Left-back Steinhart (3/0), forwards Lex (8/1) and Bar (1/2) should remain absent.
A difficult time landed on Aue, as they haven’t tasted victory so far in this season, and logically, they are hammered at the bottom of the table, having only three points collected out of eight matches played.
They failed to be more creative regarding their latest performance at home against Zwickay when they come with a close 0:1 defeat, conceding early in the 15th minute, while simply appearing too passive with the ball for something more in this match.
Monaco didn’t show much regarding their first competitive European clash this season last time out on the road against Crvena zvezda, but they still managed to get the job done and record a close 0:1 victory.
They were slightly pushed back by the opposing side from the begging, but overly looking, neither of the squads wasn’t standing out too much here, and realistically, a draw seemed like a logical outcome.
However, a setback of the hosts later in the 74th, saw Monaco scoring from the penalty, thus narrowly escaping with a three-pointer.
Forwards Geubbels, Volland (1/1), and Boadu continue to miss out.
Ferncvaros delivered quite an entertainment in their opening match of the European campaign at home against Turkish Trabzonspor when they met the expectations and recorded a close 3:2 victory.
The hosts were quite potent during the first, and went on a break having a 3:1 lead, but also with a handicap, as they were left with a player less on the pitch since the 16th minute.
Israeli champion is running a hell of a race back at home, as they have a perfect record so far in the campaign, but nevertheless, couldn’t do much in their opening match of the Champions League on the road to Lisbon when they suffered a routine 2:0 defeat against Benfica.
They were somewhat competitive during the first part when none of the sides wasn’t standing out too much, but quickly decreased their appearance when the match moved to the second, as they conceded two times in the 50th and the 54th, unfortunately, not being able to respond accordingly and spice this one to a certain level.
Defender Meir and midfielders Jaber and Podgoreanu (1/0) are out for this one.
The Parisians met the expectations in a titan clash at home last week against the Italian powerhouse Juventus, as they managed to record their first competitive victory in Europe this season, outplaying their opponent with a 2:1 result.
Mbappe proved yet again that he is undeniably one of the best players in the world, as he brought his team a double lead during the first part, and even though the Italian side managed to reduce later in the 53rd, PSG appeared sturdy enough in the back for the remaining period to preserve their lead.
Leverkusen definitely had higher expectations regarding their opening match in the Champions League campaign on the road to Belgium against Club Brugge when they narrowly lost the clash with a 1:0 result, showing very little overly looking for something more.
They conceded over Sylla in the last minutes of the first part, appearing somewhat dangerous on several occasions, but without any concrete solutions at the finishing to spice this one a bit.
Leverkusen is showing visible problems this season, as they have only one positive result across all competitions, but nevertheless, a German squad has the quality to play among the elite, and I am positive that their performances will be more stable in matches to come.
The Germans will miss goalkeeper Lunev (1/0), offensive players Wirtz, Bellarabi (1/0), and Adli (1/0), while midfielder Palacios (6/1) remains doubtful for now.
Atletico met the expectations in their opening match of the campaign at home against underdogs from Porto when they managed to pull out a close 2:1 victory, honestly speaking in a pretty dramatic finishing.