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PSV vs Osijek: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 27/07/2017

PSV vs Osijek.
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification – Third Round
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Philips Stadion (Eindhoven).

Team News:

PSV Eindhoven have to do without Champions League football this season after making back-to-back appearances at the competition. A disappointing 2016/17 campaign in the Eredivisie saw them finish third in the standings and thereby got to the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

The Dutch team’s last appearance at the Europa League was three seasons ago in 2014/15. They muscled through the qualifying round on that occasion, beating Austrian outfit St. Polten and Shakhtyor Salihorsk from Belarus.

PSV never lost a third qualifying round fixture in the Europa League.

The team managed by Phillip Cocu prepared for this fixture on the background of a number of warm-up matches. The results are moderate as they won 2, drawn 1 and lost 1.

NK Osijek qualified for the third round of the qualifiers for the first time in their history.

They defeated Swiss club FC Luzern 3-2 on aggregate in the second round. It was a 2-0 win at home in the first leg that made the difference as they suffered a 2-1 defeat in the return leg.

Osijek’s only previous appearance at a Europa League qualifiers was in 2012/13. They lost to Swedish club Kalmar in the second round by a massive 1-6 aggregate score.

The Croatians are coming on the back of poor form after failing to win their last three competitive matches. The away loss to Luzern in the second round of qualifiers is sandwiched between two draws in the Prva Liga.

PSV vs Osijek Head to Head [H2H]:

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between PSV and Osijek.
  • PSV’s h2h record versus Croatian clubs is 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
  • Meanwhile, Osijek are meeting a Dutch opponent for the first time.

Our Prediction:

PSV to Win.

FC Utrecht vs Lech Poznan: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 27/07/2017

FC Utrecht vs Lech Poznan.
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification – Third Round
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Time: Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht).

Team News:

Demons from the past haunts FC Utrecht as they welcome Lech Poznan for the third round of Europa League qualification campaign.

Utrecht are aiming for Europa League group stage appearance for the first time since 2010-11. However, they had made it to the qualifiers on one previous occasion since then, in 2013/4 and were eliminated by a lower ranker side FC Differdange from Luxembourg.

The Dutch defeated FC Valletta from Malta in the second round of qualifiers this term, 3-1 win at home in the second leg after the away leg finished in a goal-less stalemate.

Lech Poznan made a confident start to their Europa League qualification campaign. They scored 11 goals from the four matches, won 3 and lost 1. The only match in which they conceded goal was in the 3-2 away defeat to Norwegian side Haugesund.

Lech are looking for back-to-back Europa League group stage appearances and third in total since the new format came into existence. Last season, they started off by defeating Hungarian outfit Videoton FC in the play-off. The team failed to progress from the group, managing just 1 win from the 6 matches.

The Poles are unbeaten in 11 Europa League qualification fixture and have a record of 10 wins and 1 draw. However, they have a poor away record with 3 wins, 2 draws and 6 defeats from 11 games.

FC Utrecht vs Lech Poznan Head to Head [H2H]:

This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.

Utrecht’s previous meeting with a Polish side ended in a pair of defeats. In 2002/03 UEFA Cup first round, Legia Warsaw defeated them 7-2 on aggregate, 1-3 at home and 1-4 in Poland.

Lech Poznan tasted victory in their lone meeting with a Dutch club. Feyenoord were beaten 1-0 at Netherlands in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage.

Our Prediction:

Both Teams to Score.

Sturm Graz vs Fenerbahce: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 27/07/2017

Sturm Graz vs Fenerbahce
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification – Third Round
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Time: Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Merkur-Arena (Graz).

Team News:

Fenerbahce enter this contest as strong favorites against the Austrian side that lost all their previous 7 home matches in the Europa League.

Sturm Graz defeated Mladost Podgorica in the second round of the qualifiers. They lost the home leg 1-0 before turning around the deficit with a rampant 3-0 win at Montenegro.

The Turks are aiming for their third consecutive appearance at the Europa League group stage.

In the last two seasons, Fener won all their four matches in the qualifiers and kept clean sheets on each occasions.

The Austrians are coming on the back of some fine form with three consecutive wins in all competitive matches. They scored 9 goals in the process, concedin 2.

This is Fener’s first competitive match of the 2017/18 season. The pre-season didnt go well for the Turkish club as they are left witout a win in 5 warm-up matches, lost 3 and drew 2.

 

Sturm Graz vs Fenerbahce Head to Head [H2H]:

This is the first meeting between Strum Graz and Fenerbahce in a UEFA tournament.

The team’s have similar record against teams from opposition nations, 2 wins and 2 draws.

Strum’s last visit to Turkey was to take on Galatasaray for the 2009/10 Europa League fixture. They drew 1-1 before the earning a 1-0 win back in Autsria.

Fener’s last Austrian opposition was Red Bull Salzburg in the third qualifying round of the Champions League 2013/14 season. The home leg in Turkey was a 3-1 win and their trip to Austria ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Our Prediction:

Over 1.5 Goals.

Bayern Munich vs Inter Milan: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 27/07/2017

Bayern Munich vs Inter Milan
League: International Champions Cup
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Time: Kick-off at 12:35 UK/ 13:35 CET
Venue: The National Stadium (Singapore).

Team News:

Bayern Munich bow out of the International Champions League with their final opponent being Serie A giants Inter Milan.

The record Bundesliga champions bagged their first win of the tournament against Chelsea by a 3-2 margin on Tuesday. They lost their first game against Arsenal on penalties after the scores being tied at 1-1. They were then completely exposed by AC Milan, who put 4 goals past them without reply.

Against Chelsea, the Bavarians were looking for some inspiration and it was provided by a stunning goal from Rafinha within 6 minutes from kick-off. The evergreen Thomas Muller strike twice within 20 minutes to extend the lead to 3-0. Marcos Alonso and Mitchy Batshuayi scored the goals for Chelsea.

Inter Milan won their inaugural match of the competition by a narrow 1-0 margin. Steven Jovetic was the scorer, but it took the Italians 74 minutes to break the shackles, despite being completely dominating through out the 90 minutes.

The teams are pretty strong in the attack and come with a vulnerable record in defense. Just like most of the matches in the competition, both teams to score look the perfect pick. While the best value bet can be found in Bayern to win with both teams scoring.

Bayern Munich vs Inter Milan Head to Head [H2H]:

30th Jul 16 International – Champions Cup – North America/Europe Inter : Bayern Munich 1:4

Our Prediction:

Both Teams to Score.

Universitatea Craiova vs AC Milan: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 27/07/2017

Universitatea Craiova vs AC Milan
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification – Third Round
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Time: Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadionul Municipal.

Team News:

What a debut it will be for CS U Craiova in Europa League as their players will have the chance to enjoy the occasion of playing Italian giants Milan.

The first leg is set scheduled for this Thursday and there are no doubts that the Romanian fans will make a hostile atmosphere at Stadionul Municipal.

CS U Craiova:

Interestingly, CS U Craiova is led b the Italian manager Devis Mangia who took charge just this summer.

He is off to a strong start in the new Liga I season as Craiova Maxima picked up four points from meetings with CSM Iasi and Concordia Chiajna.

However, the hosts (who came fifth at the end of the last season in the elite class of the Romanian football) struggled a lot with the efficiency in the final third in pre-season friendlies against stronger rivals (Russian Ufa and Ukrainian Dynamo Kyiv).

AC Milan:

Rossoneri will enter the match in sky-high spirits after a demolishing 4-0 victory over German champions Bayern Munich.

Vincenzo Montella’s squad is ready for the return to the very top of the Italian football (where all football fans want to see them) having signed a host of super quality acquisitions.

Universitatea Craiova vs AC Milan United Head to Head [H2H]:

The two teams have not previously met each other.

Our Prediction:

AC Milan to Win.

Barcelona vs Manchester United: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 27/07/2017

Barcelona vs Manchester United
League: International Champions Cup
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Time: Kick-off at 0:30 UK/ 1:30 CET
Venue: FedExField, Landover (Maryland).

Team News:

The excitement with International Champions Cup continues with Barcelona take the field at Maryland to face an unbeaten Manchester United on Wednesday.

Barcelona kicked off their pre-season with a 2-1 win over Italian champions Juventus. It was the Brazilian maestro Neymar who steal the show with his showboating skills. One can only stand and admire the quality of both goals he scored in the match.

On the other hand, Manchester United are unbeaten in this summer’s pre-season friendlies. They defeated Real Madrid on penalties on Sunday to extend the run to four matches. MLS sides LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake were the first to fall prey for the Red Devils, followed by Manchester City and Real Madrid in the ICC 2017.

This tournament has so far produced some unpredictable results. But as neutrals, we are highly entertained by the quality of attacking play by all teams in the competition. If the match produce few goals, it is only because of the inability of a team to take their chances on a given day.

United are slightly better team on the day, mainly because of the confidence generated from their recent unbeaten run. On top of that, they have the benefit of playing more games in this pre-season.

Barcelona vs Manchester United Head to Head [H2H]:

The last three meetings between the two clubs are friendly matches, two of those came in the International Champions Cup. Both Champions Cup matches are won by Man United, 3-1 in 2015 and 2-1 in 2011. A lone friendly in 2012 went on to penalties to be won by Barcelona.

Their 8 previous meetings in Champions League is dominated by draws. With 4 matches ending in stalemates, Barcelona lead the tally with 3 wins as against United’s 1.

Our Prediction:

Both Teams to Score.

Man City vs Real Madrid: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 27/07/2017

Manchester City vs Real Madrid
League: International Champions Cup
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Time: Kick-off at 4:00 UK/ 5:00 CET
Venue: LA Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, California).

Team News:

The football-party continues with the International Champions Cup as Pep Gaurdiola’s Manchester City take on Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid at the LA Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday.

Both teams lost their opening match in the competition to Manchester United.

The Citizens were beaten 2-0 by their cross-city rivals, with the two goals falling in quick succession just before the first-half whistle.

Real were more competitive in their opening fixture and they drew level with United before flattering in the penalty shootout.

The summer signings Kyle Walker and Ederson were in action against United. Now the two latest signings Danilo and Benjamin Mendy set to make their first appearance in a Manchester City shirt.

On the other hand, Zinedine Zidane saw a plenty of promise from a number of youngsters. It was the new signing Theo Hernandez, who earned the penalty that led to the equalizer.

Both teams struggled to create enough chances in their opening match of the tournament. With Ronaldo missing out for Real and David Silva for City, the situation is expected to continue. Moreover, the two managers stressed the importance of building fitness in the pre-season and we are expected to see a number of youngsters in action from both ends.

From the above analysis, the match will be a low scoring one, with the most probable full-time score being Goal Goal Draw.

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Head to Head [H2H]:

04th May 16 International – Champions League Final Stage Real Madrid : Manchester City 1:0
26th Apr 16 International – Champions League Final Stage Manchester City : Real Madrid 0:0

Our Prediction:

Both Teams to Score.

PSG vs Juventus: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 27/07/2017

Paris Saint-Germain vs Juventus
League: International Champions Cup
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Time: Kick-off at 1:30 UK/ 2:30 CET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami (Florida).

Team News:

Both Teams look to put the pre-season on track after suffering defeats in their previous match.

PSG lost 4-2 to Tottenham after having an early advantage. They were undone by the brilliance of Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane in the first half. Later, further advantage was handed to the English club with Kevin Trapp receiving red card. The Ligue 1 giants lost to Roma on penalties in the tournament opener. PSG could be seen in action this weekend in their first competitive match of the 2017/18 campaign in the French Super Cup tie against arch rivals AS Monaco.

Juve were outplayed by Neymar in their opening match of the tournament. The Brazilian scored two goals in the first half. Giorgio Chiellini scored in the second half to earn the Old Lady a respectable score-line in the 2-1 defeat. The Serie A giants will play domestic rivals Roma in the final match of the International Champions Cup. Then, they will travel to England to take on Tottenham for a friendly match in Wembley.

With an important competitive fixture on their radar, PSG are expected to rest majority of their key players. This could put their underwhelming defense under further pressure.

Juventus did little wrong in their defeat against Barcelona. And they are expected to get things back to track with plenty of experience available in all departments of play.

PSG vs Juventus Head to Head [H2H]:

The lone meeting between the two teams happened in the 1997 edition of the UEFA Super Cup. Juventus won clear winners by thrashing PSG in both legs, 6-1 in Paris and 3-1 in Turin.

Our Prediction:

Over 2.5 Goals.

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 25/07/2017

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
League: International Champions Cup
Date: Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Time: 12:35 UK/ 13:35 CET
Venue: Singapore National Stadium.

Team News:

Premier League title holders Chelsea start their International Champions Cup campaign against struggling German giants Bayern Munich.

The Blues kicked off their pre-season campaign with an entertaining win against Arsenal on Friday. William draw the first blood on the Gunners with the clock reading 40 minutes. The under rated Belgian youngster Michy Batshuayi scored a brace and added one more to his tally within 10 minutes to complete a comfortable win.

The fans in Singapore are likely to see the new signing Alvaro Morata in Chelsea shirt of the first time. The Spanish forward joined the Stamford faithfuls for a record £67m move from his childhood club Real Madrid.

Bayern Munich’s pre-season haven’t gone well in recent weeks. They were first beaten by Arsenal on penalties, before AC Milan run rout on Friday demolishing the Germans by a 4-0 margin. Carlo Ancelotti will be keen to restore some pride with a much improved performance against Chelsea.

 

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Head to Head [H2H]:

The teams played against each other on four previous occasions and share 2 wins each.

The most recent two are in tournament finals, both seeing the winner in penalty shootout. Bayern Munich in 2013 Super cup and 2012 Champions League.

Our Prediction:

Both Teams to Score.

Real Madrid vs Manchester United: Predictions, Preview, H2H, Lineup + Betting Tips – 23/07/2017

Real Madrid vs Manchester United
League: International Champions Cup
Date: Saturday, 23rd July 2017
Time: 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara).

Team News:

Champions League winners will meet European League winners. Sounds like a European Supercup and it is, but not yet this weekend. The two title holders Real Madrid and Manchester United face each other as part of the International Champions Cup. For the Royal, it is the first real hardness test in preparation for the new season after winning the Henkelpot.

Real Madrid :

Real Madrid play their first game of the pre-season against Manchester United on Sunday. The Whites will play Manchester City next before signing off from the tournament against their arch rivals Barcelona on 30th July.

On Sunday it will be exactly fifty days since Real Madrid La Duodecima, the twelfth title in the Champions League celebrated. On June 3, 2014, the Royal team won 4-1 against Juventus in the final of Cardiff, and at the same time managed to defend the title as the first team in the royal class. Since then, nothing has happened on the pitch since the match against Manchester United on Sunday will be the first for this final for Real Madrid. Of course, it was rarely quiet around the club. Above all, Cristiano Ronaldo caused headlines and fierce discussions when he announced his departure from Real Madrid and from all over Spain because of his problems with the Treasury. Meanwhile, however, it has become somewhat calmer in this personnel again.

Nevertheless the player carousel with the Royal has already turned around properly. With Theo Hernandez, who switched from Atletico Madrid for 30 million euros and Dani Ceballos, who came from Betis Sevilla for 17 million euros, Real Madrid put some money into young talents. Theo is 19 years and Ceballos 20 years young. Apart from that, five players came back to the squad of the Royal, including Jesus Vallejo, who had his shoes for Eintracht Frankfurt last season. On the side of the departures, the most sound names are certainly James Rodriguez, who was loaned to FC Bayern and Pepe, who moved to Besiktas Istanbul. Alvaro Morata, on the other hand, is only a matter of time before the change to Chelsea is finally reported as perfect.

Madrid are bringing a strong side to the tournament. However, they will be without their number seven, Cristiano Ronaldo. Now that Alvaro Morata completed his switch to Chelsea, the Whites are shot on options in attack. Nevertheless, this is a chance for Zidane to give his fringe players an extended run out.

Manchester United :

No two weeks before Real Madrid conquered the Champions League, Manchester United took the Europa League. After only sixth place in the Premier League, this win was all the more important, as the Red Devils qualified for the royal class in the coming season. Although Manchester United were still missing the Europa League in the title collection, the club was not 100% satisfied with the season just because of the sixth place in the national championship. In the end, Manchester United had a proud 24 points back on champions Chelsea and even Liverpool FC on the Champions League qualifying spot four had seven more. So it’s no wonder that the team has been invested again and will probably be invested again, because Manchester United wants to play back as soon as possible in the concert of all the greats.

The transfer has been Romelu Lukaku, who has been committed for € 85 million plus any bonus payments from Everton FC. Lukaku also added a wonderful start and scored a goal in both games against Real Salt Lake from the USA and Manchester City. Especially the game against the Citizens, the first in the International Champions Cup, convinced the Belgian, who otherwise also hit the bar once. Another notable transfer is Victor Lindelöf. The 22-year-old interior defender came to Benfica Lisbon for 35 million euros. Leaving the club ex-captain Wayne Rooney, who gave Lukaku the handle and went to Everton. Apart from that, it is still open whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues his career with the Red Devils.

Manchester United kept their good form in the pre-season going by beating Manchester City 2-0 in their opening match of the tournament. They are touring the States since the start of the month and have defeated the likes of LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake in entertaining encounters.

United looked in fine touch throughout this pre-season and they will be in better shape and getting some valuable playing time under their belts. On the other hand Madrid, might need some time to get their sharpness back. They could be on the back-foot from kick-off especially in the absence of star man Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid vs Manchester United Head to Head [H2H]:

Their last meeting was in the 2014 edition of the In International Champions Cup. United won 3-1 with Ashley Young getting his name on the score-sheet twice. Gareth Bale scored the lone goal for Real from the penalty spot.

02.08.14 ICC Manchester United Real Madrid 3 : 1
05.03.13 CL Manchester United Real Madrid 1 : 2
13.02.13 CL Real Madrid Manchester United 1 : 1
23.04.03 CL Manchester United Real Madrid 4 : 3
08.04.03 CL Real Madrid Manchester United 3 : 1

 

Our Prediction:

Manchester United to Win.