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Nice v Amiens – Allianz Riviera at 19:00 GMT +1 Nice’s Saturday night showdown with Amiens might be the most uninspiring encounter from the opening round of Ligue 1 in 2019/20. The two teams featured in the bottom five for goals output, as well as their overall goals per-game averages last term, with defence prioritised…

Angers v Bordeaux – Stade Raymond Kopa at 19:00 GMT +1 Angers begin their 2019/20 Ligue 1 season at home to Bordeaux on Saturday night with the functional hosts underrated in the pre-match markets. Long-term boss Stephane Moulin begins his ninth campaign in the Les Scoistes dugout with the club from western France again expected…

Brest v Toulouse – Stade Francis-Le Blé at 19:00 GMT +1 Brest are back in the big time for the first time since 2013 after securing promotion as Ligue 2 runners-up. La Team Pirate begin their campaign with a winnable home contest against perennial strugglers Toulouse at the compact Francis-Le Ble Stadium on Saturday night…

Monaco v Lyon – Stade Louis II at 19:45 GMT+1 Live at BT Sport The new Ligue 1 season gets underway on Friday with a blockbuster between Monaco and Lyon at the Stade Louis II. The two teams enjoyed vastly contrasting campaigns in 2018/19, although plenty of pundits believe the pair are the most likely…

Birmingham City v Bristol City Against all the odds, Birmingham City opened their Championship campaign with a 1-0 away win over fancied Brentford. However, it is fair to say that Pep Clotet’s men rode their luck on that occasion. The Blues scored with their only shot on goal – a set piece header from outside…

Young and Talented: Joao Felix Despite only being a first-team regular at Benfica for roughly half a season, Joao Felix had a host of clubs interested in securing his services for the 2019/2020 season. Ultimately the tremendously gifted teenager chose Atletico Madrid, who won the race for his signature after staving off Manchester City’s attempts…

Ilves v RoPS League leaders Ilves found their way back to winning after losing to Lahti and drawing in the very last minutes home against HJK as they beat Honka in a hugely important game, scoring once again after 90 minutes. Now, Ilves defense has not been as solid as it was in the first…

European football’s giants have definitely been busy this summer. Check out the key transfers in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and Bundesliga. Premier League With the English top flight just around the corner, they have definitely been very busy in the transfer window this summer. So far, the teams have been…