French Ligue 1 match preview 18 September 2020: Lyon vs Nimes

French Ligue 1 match preview 18 September 2020: Lyon vs Nimes

French Ligue 1 match preview 18 September: Lyon vs Nimes. The match will kick-off at 20:00 BST time on Friday 18 September 2020.

Lyon will be looking to recover from their dismal loss to Montpellier when they welcome Nimes to the Groupama Stadium for Friday’s Ligue 1 clash.

Similarly, Nimes also suffered defeat in their last outing as they came out on the wrong end of the scoreline in a six-goal thriller with Rennes.

Team News

Garcia’s system came under scrutiny following their loss to Montpellier, and the Lyon boss will already be forced into one change with Arsenal-linked Aouar suspended.

Nevertheless, Garcia is expected to stick his favoured three-at-the-back formation, but Depay and Moussa Dembele will look to start this one.

Left-back Melvin Bard impressed off the bench against Montpellier and could feature from the opening whistle on Friday, while teenage protege Rayan Cherki will also be hopeful of getting some more first-team action.

As for Nimes, Arpinon has confirmed that Lucas Deaux and Sofiane Alakouch will both be forced to sit this one out.

The Nimes manager also revealed that Romain Philippoteaux is eyeing a move away from the club and is not match ready.

Lyon possible starting lineup:

Lopes; Marcelo, Denayer, Andersen; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Bard; Depay; Dembele, Ekambi

Nimes possible starting lineup:

Reynet; Paquiez, Landre, Martinez, Meling; Cubas, Fomba; Ferhat, Benrahou, Duljevic; Kone

Score Prediction

Lyon 2-2 Nimes

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German Bundesliga match preview: Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04

German Bundesliga match preview: Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04

German Bundesliga match preview: Bayern Munich vs Schalke 04. The match will start at 19:30 BST time on Friday 18 September 2020.

Champions Bayern Munich will get the 2020-21 Bundesliga campaign underway on Friday evening with a clash against Schalke 04 at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern lifted their 30th top-flight title last season and will be looking to continue their dominance of German football this term, while Schalke will be determined to improve on a disappointing 2019-20.

Team News

Sane is in line to make his Bayern debut against his former club on Friday night, and the 24-year-old will be determined to impress as he prepares to pull on the famous jersey for the first time.

Kingsley Coman is a doubt, having been forced to quarantine at home after a coronavirus scare, meaning that Sane should join Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry in attack.

Alaba is also expected to play despite the speculation surrounding his future, but Thiago is likely to drop out with Joshua Kimmich being moved from right-back into midfield, allowing fit-again Benjamin Pavard to start.

New signing Tanguy Kouassi will miss out for the champions due to a thigh problem.

Schalke, meanwhile, will be without Salif Sane due to a knee injury, but the visitors otherwise have a fully-fit squad heading into the clash in Munich.

Matija Nastasic should shake off a knock to start on Friday, while there could be a debut in the final third for Vedad Ibisevic, who has joined on a free transfer from Hertha Berlin.

Mark Uth and Amine Harit should also feature for Schalke in forward positions, while Sebastian Rudy, who spent last season on loan with Hoffenheim, is set to face his former club.

Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:

Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Muller, Sane; Lewandowski

Schalke 04 possible starting lineup:

Fahrmann; Rudy, Kabak, Nastasic, Oczipka; Serdar, Stambouli, Bentaleb; Harit, Uth, Ibisevic

Score Prediction

Bayern 3-1 Schalke

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French Ligue 1 match preview: Marseille vs Saint-Etienne

French Ligue 1 match preview: Marseille vs Saint-Etienne

French Ligue 1 match preview: Marseille vs Saint-Etienne. Both sides have started the season with perfect records.

Two sides looking to maintain their 100% start to the Ligue 1 season will face off on Thursday evening as Marseille play host to Saint-Etienne at the Orange Velodrome.

Marseille have triumphed over Brest and Paris Saint-Germain in the early stages of the season, while Saint-Etienne have recorded back-to-back 2-0 victories against Lorient and Strasbourg.

Team News

Marseille will be without Amavi and Benedetto owing to their red cards in Le Classique, while Bouna Sarr and Morgan Sanson are both facing a race to be fit after missing out the weekend victory.

Valere Germain could be handed the chance to impress up top in Benedetto’s absence, while veteran defender Yuto Nagamoto is in contention to start on the left-hand side of defence.

While it remains to be seen what action – if any – will be taken against Gonzalez amid allegations of racism, Leonardo Balerdi could replace the Spaniard in the heart of the Marseille defence.

Meanwhile, Saint-Etienne left-back Miguel Trauco has fully recovered from coronavirus, but the Peru international had to make do with a spot in the reserve team last weekend.

Fellow defender Wesley Fofana is the subject of reported interest from Leicester City, but Puel’s side are understood to have rejected a bid of £25m from the Foxes for the 19-year-old.

Arnaud Nordin was forced off in the 51st minute of the victory against Strasbourg and is not expected to play a part in this one.

Marseille possible starting lineup:

Mandanda; Sakai, Caleta-Car, Balerdi, Nagamoto; Kamara, Strootman, Rongier; Thauvin, Germain, Payet

Saint-Etienne possible starting lineup:

Moulin; Debuchy, Fofana, Kolodziejczak, Macon; Neyou, Camara; Abi, Aouchiche, Bouanga; Hamouma

Score Prediction

Marseille 2-0 Saint-Etienne

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French Ligue 1 match preview 13 September 2020: Monaco vs Nantes

French Ligue 1 match preview 13 September 2020: Monaco vs Nantes

French Ligue 1 match preview 13 September 2020: Monaco vs Nantes. Monaco have won their last 6 home matches against Nantes.

Monaco and Nantes will both be aiming to secure their second Ligue 1 victory on the bounce when the two sides lock horns on Sunday afternoon at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco enjoyed a 1-0 victory over Metz in the most recent round of fixtures, while Nantes overcame Nimes 2-1 last time out.

Team News

Kovac will be without two of the midfield three who started in the victory over Metz, with Youssouf Fofana seeing red and Aleksandr Golovin being forced off through injury after just 16 minutes.

Cesc Fabregas and Jean-Eudes Aholou are likely contenders to deputise in the middle of the park, while Sofiane Diop is also an option for Kovac.

Ben Yedder’s place up top could be under threat with the recent arrival of Kevin Volland from Bayer Leverkusen, while Stevan Jovetic will be hoping to get some minutes on the board as well.

Nantes have two suspensions of their own to contend with following Louza’s and Fabio’s red cards, meaning Mehdi Abeid and Charles Traore could come back into the fold, although the latter is nursing a thigh problem.

Captain Abdoulaye Toure has also fully recovered from coronavirus but may not be thrown straight back into the first XI.

However, Gourcuff has confirmed that winger Marcus Coco will miss this one out, while Anthony Limbombe also remains on the treatment table.

Monaco possible starting lineup:

Lecomte; Aguilar, Badiashile, Disasi, Sidibe; Aholou, Fabregas, Tchouameni; Martins, Ben Yedder, Onyekuru

Nantes possible starting lineup:

Lafont; Appiah, Pallois, Girotto, Traore; Chirivella, Abeid; Bamba, Blas, Simon; Coulibaly

Score Prediction

Monaco 3-1 Nantes

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Spanish La Liga match preview 13 September 2020: Villarreal vs Huesca

Spanish La Liga match preview 13 September 2020: Villarreal vs Huesca

Spanish La Liga match preview 13 September 2020: Villarreal vs Huesca. This match will kick off on Sunday, 17:30 BST time.

Villarreal begin life under boss Unai Emery with a home fixture against newcomers Huesca at Estadio de la Ceramica.

While Villarreal finished last season in fifth place in La Liga, Huesca battled their way to the league title in the Segunda Division.

Team News

With Alberto Moreno having suffered an injury this week, Alfonso Pedraza is in line to start at left-back for Villarreal.

Debuts could be handed to Parejo and Kubo, although Coquelin may have to make do with a spot among the replacements.

As a result of Carlos Bacca only being rated as doubtful, Gerard Moreno and Paco Alcacer should start in attack.

Barring any late fitness issues, central defender Pablo Insua is Huesca’s only fitness concern.

Having joined on loan earlier this week, former Manchester City defender Pablo Maffeo could line up at right-back.

Villarreal possible starting lineup:

Asenjo; Pena, Albiol, Torres, Pedraza; Chukwueze, Iborra, Parejo, Kubo; Alcacer, Moreno

Huesca possible starting lineup:

Fernandez; Maffeo, Pulido, Insua, Luisinho; Rico, Mosquera; Mir, Real, Ferreiro; Okazaki

Score Prediction

Villarreal 2-1 Huesca

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French Ligue 1 match preview 13 September: PSG vs Marseille

French Ligue 1 match preview 13 September: PSG vs Marseille

French Ligue 1 match preview 13 September: PSG vs Marseille. PSG have won 17 of their last 19 matches against Marseille.

The pick of the fixtures in gameweek three of the 2020-21 Ligue 1 campaign takes place on Sunday evening as champions Paris Saint-Germain play host to Marseille in Le Classique.

PSG suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Lens in their first game of the season, whereas Marseille marked their return to action with a 3-2 win over Brest.

Team News

Owing to a number of COVID-19 cases, PSG will have to make do without Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi, Keylor Navas, Marquinhos and Leandro Paredes once again.

Neymar and Angel Di Maria are in contention to feature this weekend having recovered, but the duo are not expected to be thrown back into the starting XI straight away.

Julian Draxler also remains a doubt after missing out the clash with Lens through injury, but Sergio Rico is available for this one and is expected to replace Marcin Bulka in goal.

As far as Marseille are concerned, the visitors have a relatively clean bill of health ahead of Le Classique, with the only confirmed absentee being Bouna Sarr.

Villas-Boas revealed that Morgan Sanson was forced to miss training on Friday with a minor injury, but the midfielder should be fine for Sunday’s showdown.

Duje Caleta-Car, who bagged a brace in Marseille’s victory over Brest, is set to be partnered in defence by either Leonardo Balerdi or Alvaro Gonzalez.

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:

Rico; Kehrer, Diallo, Kimpembe, Bernat; Gueye, Verratti, Herrera; Sarabia, Kalimuendo, Jese

Marseille possible starting lineup:

Mandanda; Sakai, Caleta-Car, Balerdi, Amavi; Kamara, Sanson, Strootman; Thauvin, Benedetto, Payet

Score Prediction

Paris Saint-Germain 0-2 Marseille

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French Ligue 1 match preview for 12 September 2020

French Ligue 1 match preview for 12 September 2020

French Ligue 1 match preview for 12 September 2020. Montpellier vs Nice 16.00 BST time and Saint-Etienne vs Strasbourg 20.00 BST time.

Ligue 1 match preview: Montpellier vs Nice

Montpellier form: L

Nice form: WW

Montpellier HSC possible starting lineup:

Omlin; Souquet, Congre, Mendes, Hilton, Oyongo; Chotard, Ferri, Vargas, Savanier; Laborde

Nice possible starting lineup:

Benitez; Atal, Dante, Pelmard, Kamara; Schneiderlin, Melou, Thuram; Lopes, Dolberg, Gouiri

Score Prediction: Montpellier 0-1 Nice

Ligue 1 match preview: Saint-Etienne vs Strasbourg

Saint-Etienne form: W

Strasbourg form: LL

Saint-Etienne possible starting lineup:

Moulin; Debuchy, Fofana, Kolodziejczak, Macon; Camara, Youssouf; Bouanga, Aouchiche, Nordin; Hamouma

Strasbourg possible starting lineup:

Kawashima; Lala, Simakan, Djiku, Caci; Sissoko, Lienard; Waris, Thomasson, Chahiri; Ajorque

Score Prediction: Saint-Etienne 2-0 Strasbourg

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La Liga match preview 12 September 2020: Granada vs Athletic Club

La Liga match preview 12 September2020 : Granada vs Athletic Club

La Liga match preview 12 September 2020: Granada vs Athletic Club. Granada and Athletic will open their campaign on Saturday evening.

17.30 BST time

Team News

There will be some debutants in the Granada XI on Saturday night, with Milla and Gonalons both pushing for spots in midfield, while Kenedy has arrived on loan from Chelsea and should be involved.

Carlos Fernandez scored 14 times for the club during a loan spell last season but has since returned to parent club Sevilla, meaning that Roberto Soldado could be given the nod through the middle.

Jorge Molina has arrived on a free transfer from Getafe, though, and the 38-year-old, who scored 77 times in 212 outings for his previous club, is an option to feature in an attacking position.

Soro could also feature for the hosts, having arrived from Real Madrid this summer, while Darwin Machis, who scored seven times and registered nine assists in all competitions last term, should start.

As for Athletic, there are not expected to be many surprises in the away side’s lineup, with Inaki Williams, Iker Muniain and Raul Garcia again likely to feature in an attacking position.

Oihan Sancet enjoyed his first season at senior level in 2019-20 and could be handed a start in this game, while Mikel Vesga is expected to be partnered by Unai Lopez in the middle of the park.

Yuri Berchiche had emerged as a doubt for the start of the season through injury, but the defender has recently returned to training and should be available for Saturday’s contest.

Granada possible starting lineup:

Rui Siva; Duarte, Sanchez, Diaz; Foulquier, Milla, Gonalons, Puertas; Machis, Soldado, Soro

Athletic Bilbao possible starting lineup:

Simon; Yuri, Yeray, Nunez, De Marcos; Vesga, Lopez; Muniain, Sancet, Williams; R Garcia

Score Prediction

Granada 1-0 Athletic Club

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Spanish La Liga match preview 12 September 2020: Eibar vs Celta Vigo

Spanish La Liga match preview 12 September 2020: Eibar vs Celta Vigo

Spanish La Liga match preview 12 September 2020: Eibar vs Celta Vigo. The opening match of the 2020-21 campaign will take place at Ipurua, 15:00 BST time.

Eibar finished 14th in Spain’s top flight last term, while Celta ended the season in 17th, only just surviving in the league as they claimed one more point than Leganes in 18th.

Match preview

Damian Kadzior and Recio have both arrived this summer to boost the squad, but a number of players, including Fabian Orellana, Charles, Gonzalo Escalante and Pablo de Blasis, have moved on.

Celta have boosted their squad with the arrivals of Miguel Baeza, Renato Tapia and Alvaro Vadillo this summer, while the likes of Pione Sisto and Robert Mazan have moved on.

Oscar Garcia’s side have also lost Rafinha and Fedor Smolov, with the pair heading back to Barcelona and Lokomotiv Moscow respectively after loan spells at the Balaidos last term.

Eibar possible starting lineup:

Dmitrovic; Correa, Oliveira, Bigas, Soares; Leon, Diop, Exposito, Inui; Garcia, Enrich

Celta Vigo possible starting lineup:

Villar; Mallo, Aidoo, Araujo, Olaza; Tapia, Beltran; Mor, Mendez, Nolito; Aspas

Score Prediction

Eibar 1-1 Celta Vigo

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3 Liverpool kids who are ready for the first-team this season

3 Liverpool kids who are ready for the first-team this season
3 Liverpool kids who are ready for the first-team this season

Liverpool’s academy is hardly La Masia, but it has produced some gems. Trent Alexander-Arnold for one.

But beyond him there is a crop of youngsters coming through, three of which have the quality to add the new impetus and squad depth that many feel is only attainable in the transfer market.

But, which of Liverpool’s bright starlets should Klopp be paying special attention to?

Neco Williams

Williams is a flying right-back who by all rights should be the talk of Merseyside.

The problem for the 19-year-old is that the guy in front of him in the team isn’t some 30+ veteran but a 21-year-old Alexander-Arnold, the jewel of Anfield.

But Alexander-Arnold can’t play all the time. He’s avoided injury these last two seasons but that run of good fortune won’t last (in fact he missed the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal through injury) and the thing with Alexander-Arnold is, he’s fundamental to how Liverpool play.

Liverpool need attacking production from their right-back, the entire team is designed around it, and so Williams being able to play when called upon is going to be huge for Klopp during what is sure to be a long, hard season.

Curtis Jones

Liverpool’s front three is one of the very best in world football, but even they can’t score all of Liverpool’s goals.

You need midfielders to chip in. Liverpool have used Gini Wijnaldum in that role, but he’s in the last year of his contract with no renewal in sight.

Moreover, Adam Lallana has just left the club and he could always be relied upon to pop up with a goal (in fact his only goal of the season was a late equaliser at Old Trafford) so what can Liverpool do about that?

Turn to Curtis Jones, of course. A proud scouser who’s been at Liverpool since the age of nine, Jones emerged in 2019/20 during Liverpool’s cup runs.

His scorching strike from distance settled a Merseyside Derby; he was later named Liverpool’s youngest-ever captain when he skippered the side against Shrewsbury, and he even scored his first Premier League goal too.

He’s got a will of iron and given that he’s wearing the no. 17 shirt, previously worn by Steve McManaman and Steven Gerrard when they were breaking through, you can expect big things from this young gun even if Thiago signs.

Rhian Brewster

Finally: attack. Liverpool are said to have passed up on the opportunity to sign Werner, which allowed Chelsea to swoop.

They have never seriously engaged with Sancho, nor do they look set to swoop and sign him whilst Manchester United dither over the price.

So what are they doing? Well, they’re heaping more pressure on Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané; but perhaps they’re also trusting Rhian Brewster.

The youngster spent last season on loan at Swansea where he scored 11 times in 22 appearances. He’s a natural striker but has the athletic ability to play either of the wide positions should Klopp ask that of him.

Unlike Divock Origi, Brewster is just 20 so has massive room for improvement. His every performance, even the sluggish ones, drive him forward as a player.

Not that he’s been sluggish of late. In this pre-season he has scored three goals in two games, including a brace against Salzburg to save Liverpool from embarrassing defeat.

He came off the bench in the Community Shield and played well, but was unlucky to hit the bar with his penalty kick in the shootout.

His error ultimately cost Liverpool the trophy, but there is no doubt he is ready to help Liverpool make it through the long haul of the season.

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