ATP Cincinnati: Alex de Minaur (38) vs Reilly Opelka (42)
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They are very good friends outside the court and spend a lot of time together. They have a lot of respect for each other and being the same age, you would see them competing with each other a lot more.
They recently played in ATP Atlanta, where De Minaur had the better of Opelka and took it in 3 sets (7-6, 6-7, 6-3). Since then De Minaur has lost form and his service game has been disrupted. He needs it back big time to compete against this giant.
Ferencvaros surprised a bit in the first leg, taking a 1:1 draw which is surely a result that they would accept prior to the game.
The game itself was even more open than what the final result says, with the Croats taking an early lead while the Hungarians replied back in the second halftime with the much more tougher approach.
They postponed first two rounds of the domestic OTP Bank Liga in order to prepare better for the Champions League challenges after already surprising when they defeated Ludogorets twice.
The hosts can’t count at midfielder Iseal and defender Otigba both without playing in competitive matches in the new season. Midfielder Leandro is coming off from injury but the game might start too soon for him.
After starting narrow defeat away to Uerdingen, players of Hallescher improved well and recorded three consecutive victories.
It was over Hansa Rostock and Viktoria Koln, also winning in the last round against Chemnitzer 3:1 at home. It was a quite convincing performance from a team that upped the tempo well in the second halftime and took deserved a victory.
The side missed play-out position last season in last rounds and will surely once again try to surprise and go for the highest positions in a really competitive surrounding for their standards.
Feyenoord after a draw in a derby match against Sparta Rotterdam which he saved in the last minute of added time he goes to Heerenveen and is the favorite but I will go towards goals in this match.
The guests also played on Thursday in the European league qualifying match against Tbilisi winning 4:0 and in good mood will go to away game.
Looking back, many goals were scored in direct matches between these teams.
Derby looked really impressive away to Huddersfield in the season-opening game for them, as the side took the double lead thanks to goals from Lawrence in the 22nd and 25th minute.
Despite the fact that they got reduced five minutes later via a penalty kick, they stood really well on the field being satisfied with the lead and making it really difficult to a more favorited opponent to create dangerous chances.
After losing the Premiership ticket in the last finals play-off game to the Villans last season, no doubt that their target is reaching the Premier League this season and they made a perfect and morale-boosting start.
Odense is having pretty decent start into the season, considering the fact that they already had to play against Copenhagen at home and on the road to Brondby, both losing out narrowly with a 3:2 result.
Other than that, they had 4:1 victory over Lyngby in the second round at home, and most recently, last Sunday afternoon away to Esbjerg they pulled out narrow 1:0 win.
The only goal was scored back in the 68th minute via Svendsen, in overall quite a defensive game during which the guests simply exploited their chances better. They had more of the ball possession, but the hosts were those who threatened more – not that much towards the end, however.
Goalkeeper Mande (no performance so far) is missing for the home team due to injury, as well as forward Jacobsen (3/0).
Feyenoord just started their season when they opened at home with a 2-2 draw against Sparta Rotterdam in the derby. Their pre season form unfortunately continued into the home opener, and overall a disappointing run of result remain ongoing for now.
Jaap Stam is in charge of the Dutch side, but form wise there is a lot to be improved. Feyenoord have now conceded in 7 straight matches, which includes pre-season but have also scored in all but one. However they are winless in five straight matches leading into this Europa League match. It has otherwise been a quiet transfer window as only significant player Tonny Vilhena left for Krasnodar, and replaced with Leroy Fer from Swansea. It is obviously a big club with a lot of skilled players, but as said, missing the sharpness this early on the season due to lack of competitive matches.
Basel had the toughest possible opponent in the second qualifying round but still managed to somehow to pull out a progress thanks to away goal rule against PSV Eindhoven.
They suffered 3:2 loss in the first leg on the road, winning 2:1 at home last Tuesday night, even though the opponents from Holland have created much more in both matches actually.
Efficiency was their problem, while Basel would probably have much more difficult task if the game was played a few weeks later when the Dutches get into the proper form. Still, the Swiss side now has a far easier job and remains a very strong favorite.
Nurnberg opened up the season in the best possible way, as the team comes from a narrow 1:0 victory away to Dynamo Dresden last weekend.
It wasn’t an easy game for them, on the contrary, but the side managed to exploit their own chances despite being very passive almost during the whole match.
The only goal was scored in the 53rd minute via Dovedan, in not that interesting second halftime, while Dresden missed some decent chances in the first halftime to take the lead first.
Midfielder Fuchs remains injured, as well as offensive players Misidjan, Zrelak, Schleusener and Lohkemper, all without playing in the new season.
Tambov got their first points last weekend when the team managed to defeat giants from Spartak Moscow 2:0.
However, needs to be said that the team didn’t look that poor either in their previous matches when they suffered narrow 2:1 defeats away to Lokomotiv Moscow and Zenit Petersburg.
They were far more concrete than uncreative opponents from Moscow, managing to get the lead via Gogoua in the 29th minute. It was easier for them to play since then, hurting the opponent once more, this time in the second halftime via Takazov. They once again showed that they don’t need a lot in order to score a goal.