Viitorul plays very well at home. They have young players, who run every 90 minutes and create many chances to score a goal. After 3 draw results, the victory must come.
Voluntari, although they have won at FCSB, is a team that will fight to avoid relegation. It’s a very awkward team. Sometimes they play well, but most of the time they play bad. In the last championship match, they lost 0-3 with Gaz Metan and did not play well.
I am convinced that Viitorul will score at least 2 goals. Even if Voluntari will manage to score a goal or two, Viitorul has the strength to score even 4, because Voluntari’s defence is very weak, and Viitorul’s attackers are quality.
After a loss against Liverpool 4:1 where they couldn’t stand the quality difference but still showed some promising things up front, the players of Norwich reacted far better in a 3:1 home victory over Newcastle.
Their striker Pukki was the man of the match with three goals scored, as the hosts impressed with the number of goalscoring chances created and the difference in performance comparing to their opponents who were limited to a passive role without much of the ball possession at all.
Defender Hernandez (1/0) and forward Drmic (1/0) are sidelined with injuries early into the season. Injured also remain defenders Klose, Zimmermann while doubtful for now is defensive Amadou who isn’t fully fit.
Koln couldn’t do more in a 2:1 defeat last weekend away to Wolfsburg in the season opener.
Truth to be told, their hosts looked just fine even during the pre-season matches and the side surely won’t be too disappointed with the final outcome.
Their opponents looked more concrete with the ball to their feet, scoring a goal in each halftime, while the visitors were only able to reduce the deficit during the additional time via Terodde.
The home side can’t count at injured midfielder Clemens and forward Jakobs. Participation of midfielders Schaub (1/1) and Hauptmann is doubtful.
Dortmund might seem to be a bit more ready than most of Bundesliga teams, since they had a Super Cup’s game against Bayern Munich early into the August, having to play a high tempo game against the strongest rival and taking a 2:0 win
After being stopped into the semi-finals games of the additional play-offs for the Premiership last season, players of Leeds made a strong entrance into the new Championship season.
After away victory to Bristol City, the team had a 1:1 game against Nottingham Forest at home missing few really good chances to put the game to bed before the guests leveled up.
They had no real problems winning over Salford 3:0 in EFL Cup game last Tuesday, while the team took 2:0 victory on the road to Wigan last Saturday as well.
They were playing with a man more already after twenty minutes into the game but needs to be said that they were better even prior to numerical advantage and fully deserved new three-pointer.
Right-back and sometimes central defender Ayling is still out for the hosts due to injury, same as forward Roberts without playing in the Championship so far anyway.
LASK Linz made quite a big surprise to defeat Basel in front of their own fans in the first leg with a 1:2 result, but the Austrian team showed and confirmed their superiority in the second leg too.
Of course, it was much easier for them to play once they already had the lead, and they knew exactly how to punish the opponents once the Swiss side opened up the second halftime and succumbed to a 3:1 defeat.
Caught up in a busy schedule, they had to change their squad a bit for the Bundesliga match at home against Tirol taking just a point in a 1:1 game, thanks to a goal towards the end of the game. The side now has three victories and a draw, surely enjoying early start into the season.
Central defender Ramsebner (4/1) is injured, while the hosts won’t count at midfielder Oh as well.
Wolves have entered into the new Premier League season with a goalless draw away to Leicester.
They had less of the ball possession overall, but were threatening in some moments and could have snatches more, including a goal overruled in the second half.
The side already played in the Europa League qualifiers, progressing over Crusaders (6:1 aggregate score), and Armenian side Pyunik Yerevan winning against them two times with the 4:0 result.
The hosts have no fresh injury worries ahead of this one and are expected to change the squad a lot comparing to their Europa League performance against Pyunik in the midweek. Summer signings Patrick Cutrone and Jesus Vallejo will probably be benched for the moment.
Feyenoord didn’t make a proper entrance into the new Eredivisie season, as the team made a home setback against Sparta Rotterdam in a 2:2 game, failing to enter into the competitive and fighting mode from the start of the clash.
On the other hand, they took the lead away to Heerenveen but were too unconvincing for most of the clash and paid the price of being too passive.
At least, the things look fine in the Europa League, managing to exclude Dinamo Tbilisi with a 5:1 aggregate result following a 1:1 draw on the road last Thursday evening rotating the squad a bit but being in overall control of the game.
After a narrow defeat in the opening round against Groningen at home, which still was deserved loss, players of FC Emmen failed to show any positive sign away to Ajax.
They were finally defeated with a 5:0 result and were simply outplayed and overrun especially in the second halftime.
Despite a really busy schedule for their hosts, Ajax was in complete control over the game allowing to the visitors close to no concrete action in the attack.
Offensive Pena is not yet eligible to play. Injured are defender Gorgulu, right back Hiariej and forward Jansen, all three without performing so far in the season.
Vitesse made a really good start into the season, having in mind they had to play against Ajax in the season-opening game and took a point in a 2:2 draw at home.
The second-round game saw them winning away to Willem II 2:0 last Saturday, as the team looked really fine during the whole game and deserved even bigger margin victory. They didn’t have much of the ball possession, neither had to have, but the quality difference in creativity and ball movement was too obvious.
The home team has no specific problems making the lineup for this clash. Midfielder Bazoer returns from the suspension.
BATE looked far better than the opponents on the road in the first leg and celebrated 2:1 victory more than deservedly.
They took were the much better side for eighty minutes or so, only allowing their hosts to reduce the deficit towards the end. They disappointed in the Champions League qualifiers winning over Piast Gliwice but losing out to Rosenborg.
They, however, will have an easier path to the Europa League group stage comparing to Champions League, as they’ll await most likely FC Astana in the play-off round.