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Derby County v Bristol City Three games into the Phillip Cocu era at Derby County and we’d seen a series of close games. A narrow opening day with at now managerless Huddersfield Town was been followed by consecutive draws to Swansea City and Stoke City respectively. For all that we have seen glimpses of what…

Aston Villa v Bournemouth Aston Villa made their return to the Premier League after three years away from the top-flight. They faced Tottenham in North London on Saturday and, after taking the lead through John McGinn in the first half, lost 3-1 at the hands of Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Villa played well for large portions…

Transfer windows are never a quiet affair in the Premier League, and this year has not been any different. Premier League clubs squandered an astonishing £1.41 billion during the summer transfer window on 99 permanent signings, surpassing the £1 billion threshold for the fourth time. This is the second highest total spent since the 2017…

St Etienne v Brest – Stade Geoffroy-Guichard at 14:00 GMT +1  St Etienne started the new Ligue 1 season with a 2-1 success at Dijon on the opening weekend. ASSE finished fourth last term and began their new era under head coach Ghislain Printant on the front foot, grabbing two goals via Romain Hamouma and…

Borussia Dortmund v Augsburg – Signal Iduna Park at 14:30 GMT +1 A nightmare collapse from February saw Dortmund’s surprisingly strong Bundesliga challenge fall at the final hurdle by two points last season but Die Schwarzgelben have made no secret of their desire for a sustained and serious tilt at the title this term. CEO…

Atletico Madrid v Getafe – Wanda Metropolitano Stadium at 14:00 GMT +1 A Madrid derby takes centre-stage on the opening weekend of the new La Liga season in the Spanish capital on Sunday night as Atletico Madrid take on Getafe at the Wanda Metropolitano. The hosts have undergone major surgery in the summer, whilst the visitors…

Vålerenga v Haugesund  It hasn’t been a happy return for Vålerenga since the summer break. They looked to have a favourable run of fixtures at home to KBK, away at Godset then Stabaek. However, Ronny Deila’s men have rather made a mess of things and failed to win any of those contests. This is a…

NY Red Bulls v New England The Red Bulls just can’t get any consistency going at the moment. Their last 10 results read LWLDWLWLWL and it seems they go from one extreme to another. For the most part, home results have been quite good but poor on the road. Chris Armas’ men are still situated…