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HIFK v VPS HIFK continued their, shall I even say, fine form with a fourth consecutive draw in Veikkausliiga, all ending 1-1 by the way. This time they met an Inter who were definitely in a fine form, hunting a fifth consecutive win. Although I expected the guests to survive their hosts’ pressing and take…

Chelsea v Arsenal – Baku Olympic Stadium at 20:00 GMT+1 A massive match is set to take place when Chelsea and Arsenal battle it out in the Europa League final in Baku Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night. This will be the first ever all-English European finals before the showdown between Liverpool and Tottenham in the…

Rossoblu’s defender Erick Pulgar Now into his fourth season in Serie A, it’s been encouraging to see how Erick Pulgar’s began to truly demonstrate his quality on a consistent basis in the second half of this term. While he’s undoubtedly a massive talent and showed glimpses of his quality throughout his time in Italy, he’d…

Sundsvall v AIK Sundsvall come up against AIK in their next home game, AIK a team who won last years Allsvenskan have finally come to life over past 4 games and starting to show some of the form which led them to win last year. Sundsvall, on the other hand, have lulled and their form…

Vålerenga v Lillestrøm Here we have a big Oslo derby between a couple of old rivals who hate each other. This is usually a spicy sort of fixture which is good to watch but I think for the first time in a while there is quite a big gulf between the two teams in terms…

 Orlando City FC v LA Galaxy Unfortunately, both selections advised in the LA Galaxy match lost last week as they went down 0-1 at home to Colorado Rapids. The key factor was just a day or so before the match when striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic got banned retrospectively for an incident the previous weekend. Zlatan is…

HJK have been humiliated quite the few times this season but it took a 3-0 defeat at FC Lahti for Mika Lehkosuo to be sacked. The long-timed gaffer was replaced by RoPS’ Toni Koskela who has a past in the club, and well, “knows the club”. You know, like Ole. Jokes aside, this is a…

Fiorentina v Genoa – Stadio Artemio Franchi at 19:30 GMT+1 Serie A comes to a conclusion this weekend with European qualification places and the final relegation berth still to be decided. The battle of the bottom is particularly intriguing and delicately poised, especially with Fiorentina and Genoa locking horns as they scrap for survival. Empoli’s…