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Bournemouth v Norwich When Bournemouth play at home, it’s always a good watch. Claiming they’ve turned it into a “fortress” is perhaps taking it a step too far, they’ve lost just one of their last five games at the Vitality Stadium, and that was to champions Manchester City. They also don’t have trouble scoring on…

Monaco v Rennes – Stade Louis II at 16:00 GMT+1 Monaco endured a miserable time of it last term. For the second successive summer the principality club saw their key assets pilfered and canny head coach Leonardo Jardim was unable to keep Les Monegasques on track. After being axed in October, Les Rouges et Blancs…

Union Berlin v Freiburg – Stadion An der Alten Försterei at 14:30 GMT+1 Union Berlin made their Bundesliga bow in August with a total of 395 games of top-flight experience spread across their starting XI, 377 of them belonging to Christian Gentner. The newcomers fought valiantly but their resistance was broken early against RB Leipzig…

Sevilla v levante – Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium at 20:00 GMT+1 New-look Sevilla have serious aspirations for a return to the top table in Spanish football, as well as Champions League qualification in 2019/20. The Andalusians endured a disappointing campaign last season and revamped their squad in the summer with over a dozen new arrivals and…

Lazio v Atalanta – Stadio Olimpico at 14:00 GMT+1 Game of the weekend in Italy arrives on Saturday afternoon as Lazio and Atalanta lock horns in the capital.  The two clubs occupy berths inside Serie A’s top-six in the early exchanges of the 2019/20 campaign and will be eying up Champions League qualification places come…

HIFK v RoPS The continuation series finishes this weekend, and there is still a lot to play for, although the relegation positions were decided already before the international break. The title will be decided in Turku between Inter and KuPS, and the setup – however it is going to work, I have no idea –…

Minnesota United v LA Galaxy This is a straight shoot out one leg match at Allianz Field. If scores are level after 90 mins we will get an extra time period followed by penalties. Away goals don’t count. So for one of these teams their season will end right here right now. The Galaxy lost…

Arsenal’s Brilliant Youngster Ever improving and growing in importance to Arsenal with every passing match, Matteo Guendouzi’s development has been a huge source of positivity for the Gunners. Working relentlessly hard to fine tune his craft and settle into life at the Emirates, his continual and rapid upward trajectory has been fantastic to see since…