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Stabaek v Haugesund Stabaek have had a troubling campaign which has included a managerial change. Since Jan Jonsson took charge they have picked up 8 points from 7 games. This isn’t a bad return but things have looked a bit more ropey in recent times. Stabaek managed to keep three consecutive clean sheets relatively early…

San Jose v Columbus The form of San Jose Earthquakes is quite staggering to say the least! It looked like it was going to be another season of misery as they lost 5 of their first 6 matches but since then they have been absolutely terrific. Mattias Almeyda’s men have only lost 2 of their…

Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic Charlton won promotion to the Championship but winning the League One play-off final, but all thoughts quickly translated towards how tough the upcoming campaign would be. Patrick Bauer and Joe Aribo have departed for Preston and Rangers respectively, leaving big shoes to fill at The Valley. The future of Lee…

HJK v VPS HJK have had some unfortunate additional minutes in their two last fixtures. First, they were close to get a hugely important victory at Tammela against Ilves thanks to the opening goal by Riku Riski, who was assisted by Akseli Pelvas who has so far, been the best central striker for HJK this…

Los Angeles FC v Atlanta United LAFC suffered a rare defeat last week when they went down 2-3 against city rivals Galaxy. It was just their 3rd loss of the season and means their lead at the top of the Western Conference has been cut to 9 points. I don’t expect it will destabilise them…

Barça’s Dutch Signing: De Jong Barcelona’s capture of Frenkie de Jong is a fantastic piece of business, and one that makes perfect sense for a team who typically looks to dominate possession. Even though they’re slightly less expansive and a bit more pragmatic under Ernesto Valverde’s stewardship than in previous years, Barcelona will still look…

Ilves v HJK This will probably be the most spectacular match besides the Helsinki derbies what it comes to atmosphere. Tammela will be sold out and the away side has already sold out their section of 350 seats. Interesting enough, both sides come from a disappointing result into to this highly expected match. Ilves had…

Brann v Stabaek The last time we saw Brann in the league they failed to beat Mjondalen at home, dropping points in a 0-0 draw. This can be a real problem for them against teams that sit deep and make themselves difficult to penetrate. Brann do lack creativity and have even been criticised by some…