Preview: Dynamo Dresden vs. Stuttgart

July 29, 2022

Dynamo Dresden host Stuttgart in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Friday. Dynamo Dresden will be competing in the third tier of German football after suffering relegation last season, while Stuttgart narrowly preserved their Bundesliga status. Since being relegated from the Bundesliga in 1995, Dynamo Dresden have regularly drifted between the second and fourth tiers of German football, having won the third division as recently as 2021. That will…

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Preview: Huddersfield Town vs. Burnley

July 29, 2022

Huddersfield Town and Burnley get the new Championship campaign underway with a showdown at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday night. Both clubs have appointed new managers during the summer, with Danny Schofield and Vincent Kompany in charge of the Terriers and Clarets respectively. There was a time when everyone associated with Huddersfield would have envisaged preparing for a return to the Premier League given their efforts during 2021-22. However,…

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Preview: Osasuna vs. Elche

November 29, 2021

Osasuna will be looking to avoid a fourth straight La Liga defeat when they welcome Elche to Estadio El Sadar on Monday night. The home side are currently ninth in Spain’s top flight, having picked up 19 points from their opening 14 matches, while Elche sit 18th with just 11 points to show from their first 14 games of 2021-22. Osasuna have finished 10th and 11th in La Liga since…

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Preview: Stuttgart vs. Mainz 05

November 26, 2021

Stuttgart will be desperate for the points to lift themselves away from trouble in the Bundesliga on Friday evening, when they welcome Mainz 05 to the Mercedes Benz Arena. Whilst the hosts have lost their last three league games in a row, the visitors are unbeaten in four matchdays as they continue their fine start to the 2021-22 campaign. Despite Stuttgart putting in an improved display at Signal Iduna Park…

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Preview: Slovenia vs. Cyprus 

November 14, 2021

Slovenia head into their fixture with Cyprus realistically requiring all three points to have a chance of ending Group H in third position. While bottom-placed Cyprus have been out of contention for months, they will want to conclude their World Cup qualifying campaign on a high note. When Slovenia started Group H with an eye-catching 1-0 victory over Croatia, they would have had high hopes of a third appearance at…

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Preview: Venezia vs. Fiorentina

October 18, 2021

Fiorentina will be looking to continue their encouraging start to the 2021-22 Serie A season when they travel to a struggling Venezia on Monday night. La Viola have picked up 12 points from their opening seven matches of the campaign to occupy fifth position in the table, while the hosts are down in 17th, with just five points to show from their first seven fixtures. Venezia, who earned promotion to…

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