Czech Republic – Denmark

Czech Republic – Denmark

We are heading to the Olimpiya Stadionu in Baku where the Czech Republic will face Denmark in one of the 1/4-final games from Euro 2020. That’s the moment to give you a preview of this match.

The Czech Republic are making an impressive performance at the European Championship so far. In the 1/8-finals they were underdogs against the Netherlands, but after a terrific display they managed to achieve a stunning 2-0 win over Oranje. Patrick Schick scored his 4th goal in the competition while Tomas Holes opened the score before him. The Czech team gained serious advantage after the Dutch defender Mathhijs de Ligt got sent off just 10 minutes after halftime.

Now the Czech team is dreaming of something similar to their Euro 2004 performance when they reached the 1/2-finals. Maybe you remember that in 1996 they played in the final as well. This team just knows how to perform at the European Championships.

Denmark are one of the most impressive teams at the Euro 2020 lately. In the 1/8-finals the Red Dynamite made a terrific display against Wales and scored four times for an amazing 4-0 win. This was a second consecutive game in which the Danish side scores four goals after their 4-1 win over Russia in the group stage.

The 23-years old striker Kasper Dolberg scored a brace against the Dragons while Joakim Mahle and Martin Braithwaite added goals for the win against Wales, too. Damsgaard, Jensen and Cornelius shined with assists for the win.

That’s our preview for the Euro 2020 1/4-finals game between the Czech Republic and Denmark. These two sides made some impressive performances during the 1/8-finals. Now they are really close to the Top 4 of the competition, but this step won’t be easy.

Portugal – Germany

Portugal – Germany

Portugal against Germany is the big derby of the second round of Euro 2020’s group stage. These two European giants will face each other on Saturday at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Let’s preview it in these paragraphs that are about to follow.

Portugal started their Euro 2020 campaign with a bang when they rocked a 3-0 win against Hungary in their opening game. Their performance left the fans a bit worried, though – Selecao scored their three goals in the last seven minutes of the match. We saw some flaws in Portugal’s game, mainly in terms of creativity and creating danger. The head coach Fernando Santos has some work to do now.

What Portugal will need against the Mannschaft is more efficiency from their most creative players – Bruno Fernandes and Bernardo Silva. These two playmakers must organise Selecao’s game, but they were poor against the Magyars.

Germany are not in a position to hold back because they lost their opening game against France. The veteran center-back Mats Hummels had the bad luck to score himself an own goal in the first half. We can’t say that Germany played badly, but they didn’t do enough to penetrate the French defense.

Joachim Low could make some changes in order to refresh his team for the next game. Germany started without a pure striker against France, so now Timo Werner could enter the scene. At the same time the speed demon Leroy Sane could be used to cause some havoc in the opponent’s defense. Leon Goretzka could return in team as well, but only if he’s fit to play.

That’s our preview for the Euro 2020 fixture between Portugal and Germany in the Bavarian capital. These two sides are in a very different position in this group, so let’s see how they are going to do. One thing is for sure – Germany can’t allow themselves to lose a second consecutive match.

Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund

Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund

Schalke 04 hosts Borussia Dortmund at the Veltins-Arena in another edition of the magnificent Ruhr derby. This is a game from the 22th round of the Bundesliga. Are you ready to dive into some details now?

Schalke 04 are getting closer and closer to relegation to the 2. Bundesliga. The Royal Blues have won just one game since the beginning of the season. Schalke are currently 18th in the standings with 9 points and the future is looking very dark for them.

You can’t hope of survival when you are not winning games. In the previous round Schalke did not win again. They faced Union Berlin in the capital, but the game ended with no goals scored – 0-0. It seems that whatever the manager Christian Gross and his players are trying is simply not working.

Borussia Dortmund arrive in Gelsenkirchen from 6th place in the standings. Die Borussen have some work to do because they are 6 points behind the 4th Wolfsburg and the Top 4.

During the week Edin Terzic’ team made a marvelous performance in the Champions League. Dortmund paid a visit to Sevilla in a 1/8-final from the competition and achieved a spectacular 3-2 win at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. The Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland scored a brace for the visitors while Mahmoud Dahoud scored one as well.

What the manager Edin Terzic must try to do is make his team perform in the same way in the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund won just one of their last six games in the Bundesliga and that’s the reason why they fell from the Top 4.

In this preview we must state the obvious – Borussia Dortmund are true favourites against Schalke 04 in the Ruhr derby. Die Borussen had a Champions League game during the week, so most likely the manager Terzic will do some rotations to keep the team fresh.

RB Leipzig – Bochum

RB Leipzig – Bochum

RB Leipzig hosts Bochum at the Red Bull Arena in a match from the 1/8-finals of the DFB Pokal. Let us preview this fixture for you in the next few paragraphs.

With Bayern Munich being eliminated RB Leipzig turn to be one of the main contenders for the DFB Pokal. For the Red Bulls this is a great opportunity for a trophy and we are sure they are aware. That’s why we expect to see them giving their all in the competition.

In the previous round of the tournament RB Leipzig didn’t have any problems to do the job against Augsburg away from home. The match at the WWK Arena ended with a dominant 0-3 win for the visitors from Leipzig. Willi Orban opened the score in the first half while Poulsen and Angelino finished the job after the halftime break.

In the Bundesliga RB Leipzig are doing well, too. At this moment the club is second in the standings with 38 points and making steps towards another qualification for the Champions League.

Bochum eliminated another Bundesliga team in order to reach the 1/8-finals. They faced Mainz 05 at the Opel Arena and reached the next round after extra-time and penalties. In the regular time the game ended 2-2 with Holtmann and Tesche scoring the goals for Bochum.

Right now Bochum are playing in the 2. Bundesliga and they are doing really well. Bochum are second in the table with 36 points and they are moving near another promotion to the Bundesliga. They still have some work to do, of course.

That’s our preview for the DFB Pokal game between RB Leipzig and Bochum at the Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls won’t have any problems to progress if they show the best of their abilities, we don’t have any doubts about this.

Holstein Kiel – Bayern Munich

Holstein Kiel – Bayern Munich

Holstein Kiel hosts Bayern Munich in a match from the 2nd round of the German DFB Pokal. Could the Bavarians have problems here? It’s not very likely, but let’s preview it.

Holstein Kiel are a club which participates in Germany’s 2. Bundesliga. At this moment they are third in the standings and they are giving us impression they will challenge for a Bundesliga promotion. In 15 matches played Holstein Kiel have a record of 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses – they are doing good.

Holstein Kiel reached the second round of the DFB Pokal after an impressive performance in the first round. Ole Werner’s team faced Rielasingen-Arlen and celebrated a stunning 7-1 win. Lee Jae-Sung scored twice for the visitors while Wahl, Barteis, Reese, Serra and Porath scored as well.

Bayern Munich are the reigning champion of the DFB Pokal. Hansi Flick’s team won the treble last season, so this is one of the trophies the Bavarian giants will try to defend.

In the first round of the competition Bayern Munich had to be visitors on theory, but they faced amateurs Duren Merzenich at their own Allianz Arena. Hansi Flick’s boys had a solid game and scored an easy 3-0 win. Erix Maxim Choupo-Moting scored a brace for Bayern while Thomas Muller scored one from a penalty kick as well.

You can be sure that Hansi Flick will make some rotations for the next game as well. Some backup players such as Choupo-Moting, Corentin Tolisso, Jamal Musiala and Marc Roca should find place in the starting eleven. Meanwhile Kingsley Coman, Lucas Hernandez and Jerome Boateng started from the bench in the last game against Borussia M’gladbach, so most likely they will be starters against Holstein Kiel on Wednesday.

That’s the preview of ours for the DFB Pokal clash between Holstein Kiel and Bayern Munich on Wednesday. That’s a good opportunity for Bayern to score another win. Let’s see.

Everton – Arsenal

Everton – Arsenal

Everton hosts Arsenal at the Goodison Park in a match from the 14th round of the Premier League. Let’s spend few minutes to take a look at it, shall we?

Everton find themselves at 5th place in the Premier League standings with 23 points won so far. The Toffees had some period of inconsistency, but they won their last two games in the league against Chelsea and Leicester City. This allowed them to climb to 5th place in the standings and move just one point behind the 4th Leicester.

On Wednesday Everton had a tough visit to Leicester City at the King Power, but they managed to win. Richarlison and Mason Holgate scored for Carlo Ancelotti’s team during the two halves of the game. It seems that the Italian manager is once again starting to find the right approach to his players. Everton had some really difficult moments after the strong start of the season, but now they are looking like themselves again.

Arsenal are a club in crisis. The Gunners have won just four times since the beginning of the campaign and they are now 15th in the standings with 14 points won. For a last time Arsenal won in the first day of November against Manchester United at the Old Trafford. Since then the Gunners are winless.

On Wednesday Arsenal again didn’t win. Mikel Arteta’s team hosted Southampton at the Emirates, but only got a point with a 1-1 draw. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the hosts’ only goal in the game.

The manager Mikel Arteta is under some serious pressure at the moment. The Spanish coach could be sacked if he doesn’t find a way to fix his team’s performances.

That’s our preview for the Premier League fixture between Everton and Arsenal at the Goodison Park. For the hosts this is a great chance to beat a team in crisis at the moment. They are favourites.

Union Berlin will host the champion Bayern Munich

Union Berlin will host the champion Bayern Munich

Union Berlin will host the champion Bayern Munich at the Stadion An der Alten Forsterei in a match from the 11th round of the Bundesliga. Now it’s time to take a look at this game in the German capital.

For Union Berlin this season started in a terrific way. At this moment the club from the capital is 6th in the standings with 16 points won and that’s a great way to start the new campaign. Union have lost just two of their 10 games in the Bundesliga so far which is impressive.

Last week Union Berlin suffered their second defeat in the league. They participated in the capital derby against Hertha BSC at the Olympiastadion, but suffered a 1-3 defeat against the Old Lady. Taiwo Awoniyi actually opened the score for Union, but in the second half Hertha scored three times and managed to snatch the win.

Bayern Munich are leaders in the Bundesliga after 10 rounds played. The Bavarians are one point ahead of the second Bayer Leverkusen and they still have just one defeat – against Hoffenheim.

Last week the reigning champions made a second draw for the season. Bayern faced RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena and it ended with a dramatic 3-3 draw. Thomas Muller scored a brace for Bayern while Jamal Musiala also scored for the Bavarian giants. Conceding three times at home ground was not okay, though.

During the week Bayern Munich has a game in the Champions League as well. Their fixture against Lokomotiv Moscow at the Allianz Arena is not decisive though, so we expect to see the manager Hansi Flick rotating the team and giving a rest to key players.

That’s the preview for the Bundesliga game between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in the capital. Don’t be too surprised if Union cause Bayern some problems here – they are doing very good this season.

Chelsea – Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea – Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea hosts Tottenham Hotspur at the Stamford Bridge in a really nice London derby from the 10th round of the Premier League. Let’s give it a good look in our preview.

Two contenders for the Premier League title are facing each other. At this moment just two points separate them in the standings. Tottenham are leaders with 20 points while Chelsea are third with 18 points. Depending on some other results Chelsea would even top the league if they beat Spurs on Sunday.

Three wins in their last three matches – this is Chelsea’s solid shape in the Prem lately. Last weekend Frank Lampard’s team had a visit to Newcastle United which they won 2-0. Newcastle’s Fernandez scored himself an early own goal while in the 65th minute Tammy Abraham scored a second one for the Blues. It was a good game for Lampard’s team.

During the week Chelsea claimed another win, but in the Champions League. The Blues faced Rennes in France and acheived a 2-1 win.

Tottenham Hotspur are leaders in the Premier League with 20 points won so far. They are on par with the champion Liverpool, but a better goal difference puts them on top.

Last weekend Spurs faced Manchester City at home and reminded us how good they are with a 2-0 win. Son Heung-Min and Giovani Lo Celso scored for Jose Mourinho’s team.

During the week Tottenham recorded their 5th consecutive win in all competitions. The Londoners faced Ludogorets in Europa League and didn’t have any problems to take a 4-0 win. Carlos Vinicius scored twice for Tottenham while Winks and Lucas Moura scored as well.

That’s our preview for the Premier League derby clash between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. We expect some fireworks here because these two teams are among the title contenders this season. Let’s see what they are going to offer us.

Cadiz – Real Sociedad

Cadiz – Real Sociedad

Cadiz faces La Liga leaders Real Sociedad at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza in a game from the 10th round of the league. Let’s preview it in the next few paragraphs, should we?

Cadiz approach the 10th round of La Liga from 6th place in the current standings. The newcomers are doing very well since their promotion to the elite division. In 9 games played, Cadiz won four times and this helped them enter the Top 6. The head coach Alvaro could be very happy with the performance of his players so far.

Before the international break Cadiz suffered a loss, though. They had to face Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano and it didn’t end too well with a 4-0 win for Los Colchoneros. Cadiz will try to forget about this performance and do better on Sunday.

Alvaro has some problems before the next game. Nano, Isaac Carcelen, Luis Quezada and Jose Mari are all injured right now.

Real Sociedad approach this visit to Cadiz with the confidence of being the current leader in La Liga. The Basques are at the top of the standings with 20 points and with five wins in their last five matches in La Liga.

Before the break La Real achieved their 6th win for the season. Imanol Alguacil’s team hosted Granada in San Sebastian and enjoyed a 2-0 win. Nacho Monreal and Mikel Oyarzabal scored for the hosts.

Real Sociedad’s French centre-back Robin Le Normand is missing this visit to Cadiz. The 24-years old defender was sent off during the win over Granada.

That’s our preview for the La Liga fixture between Cadiz and Real Sociedad at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza. With five wins in their last five matches, La Real should be the favourites here. At the same time do not forget that Cadiz are a solid team as well and they are 6th in the standings.

Everton – Manchester United

Everton – Manchester United

Everton hosts Manchester United at the Goodison Park in a match from the 8th round of the Premier League. This shall be a pretty good game, so let’s preview it right now.

Everton were leaders in the Premier League, but lately they are facing some difficulties. Carlo Ancelotti’s team won just one point in its last three matches, so now the Toffees are 4th in the standings with 13 points. It’d be curious to see if they can revive their performances or maybe they will be overtaken in the Top 4 soon.

Last week Everton suffered a second consecutive loss in the Premier League. The Blues traveled to face Newcastle United, but the Magpies took a 2-1 win at the St. James’ Park. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s goal for Everton was not enough for even a point.

Most likely Carlo Ancelotti will try to shake things up with some changes in the line-up. Players such as Alex Iwobi and Bernard could find themselves in the starting eleven.

Manchester United are showing two different faces since the beginning of the season. The Red Devils are doing pretty well in the Champions League, but they are more shaky in the Premier League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team won just one of the last four matches which is building some pressure around the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

At this moment United are 15th in the Premier League standings with just 7 points, but they are also with a game in hand compared to most of hte other teams.

That’s our preview for the Premier League derby between Everton and Manchester United on Saturday. The visitors have a game in the Champions League during the week, so maybe Solskjaer is going to rotate the line-up a little bit and refresh the squad. It’s going to be a tough challenge for the visitors, there’s no doubt about this.