These fixtures promise exciting football action across various European leagues, with title races, top-four battles, and defending champions in action.
Sept 29.: Barcelona vs. Sevilla (SPANISH LA LIGA)- Sevilla will face Barcelona in La Liga.
Sevilla have gone three games unbeaten after losing their first three games, but they will face a tough test against the defending champions, who are unbeaten and looking to make up for the two points they dropped against Mallorca. Sevilla come into the game on the back of a 5-1 win over bottom-tabled Almeria.
Sept 29.: Benfica vs. Porto (PORTUGUESE PRIMEIRA LIGA) – Benfica and Porto, two of Portugal’s most successful clubs, will face off in a highly anticipated match in the Primeira Liga. The two teams are currently level on points after six rounds, and a home win for Benfica would see them move above Porto in the standings. Benfica won the Super Cup against Porto earlier this season, but Porto won the most recent league meeting between the two teams.
Sept 30.: Girona vs. Real Madrid (SPANISH LA LIGA) – It is unexpected that after 7 rounds of the Spanish La Liga, Girona would be in first place and Real Madrid would be in second place. Girona, who has not lost a game yet, will host Real Madrid in a match that will determine who remains at the top of the league table.
Sept 30.: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool (ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE) – Tottenham Hotspur, who drew with Arsenal in their last match, will play against Liverpool in their next Premier League game. Both teams had disappointing seasons last year but have started this season strongly, with neither side having lost a game yet. Both teams will be looking to extend their unbeaten runs and end the other team’s streak.
Sept 30.: AC Milan vs. Lazio (ITALIAN SERIE A)- AC Milan and Lazio are both coming off midweek league victories. AC Milan defeated Cagliari 3-1, while Lazio defeated Torino 2-0 at home. AC Milan will be looking for the points to potentially finish the round at the top of the league table, while Lazio will be looking to extend their current unbeaten streak to four games. Lazio lost 2-0 to AC Milan the last time they met at San Siro.
Sept 30.: Mainz vs. Bayer Leverkusen (GERMAN BUNDESLIGA) – Bayer Leverkusen, who are currently in second place in the Bundesliga, will be looking to take advantage of RB Leipzig’s clash with Bayern Munich by beating bottom-of-the-table Mainz. Leverkusen have the best record in the league after five games, with four wins and one draw, while Mainz have lost all five of their matches.
Sept 30.: RB Leipzig vs. Bayern Munich (GERMAN BUNDESLIGA) – RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich, both coming off DFB-Pokal make-up matches, will face off in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich currently sits atop the table, while RB Leipzig has won all of its matches since its season-opening loss to Leverkusen. Bayern Munich will look to remain unbeaten and keep its top spot, while RB Leipzig will aim for its fifth consecutive league win. The last time these two teams met, RB Leipzig won 3-0 in the Supercup final. Bayern Munich has not won in its last three meetings with RB Leipzig. Leverkusen will look to capitalize on this matchup by defeating Mainz.
Sept 30.: Monaco vs. Marseille (FRENCH LIGUE 1) – Two of the recent three Ligue 1 champions will clash in pursuit of league points. Monaco and Marseille are both seeking to recover from their first league defeats of the season. The match holds the promise of a comeback, but it remains to be seen which side will emerge victorious. Monaco enjoys the advantage of playing at home. Marseille is looking to bounce back from a Le Classique drubbing by Paris St. Germain, while Monaco aims to recover from a Derby de la Côte d’Azur setback against Nice.
Oct 1.: Atalanta vs. Juventus (ITALIAN SERIE A) – Atalanta, who are one point and one position behind Juventus in the Serie A standings after six games, will face off against them. They both won their midweek league matches 1-0.
Oct 1.: Nice vs. Brest (FRENCH LIGUE 1) – Nice and Brest, the top two teams in Ligue 1 after six rounds, will face off. Brest, who are just one point ahead of unbeaten Nice, will be looking to hold on to first place.
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Sept 29.: Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund (GERMAN BUNDESLIGA) – Hoffenheim, who are one point and one position ahead of Dortmund in the Bundesliga table, will be looking for their fifth consecutive victory when they take on the unbeaten Dortmund side, who have title ambitions. Dortmund have had the upper hand in recent meetings between the two sides, but a win for either team could see them finish the round in the top four.
Sept 29.: Strasbourg vs. Lens (FRENCH LIGUE 1) – Can Lens build on their recent victory, their first of the season against Toulouse, by securing another win against Strasbourg, who have their sights set on a top-four spot in the league?
Sept 30.: Bournemouth vs. Arsenal (ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE) – An undefeated Arsenal team aims to transition from a North London derby draw to a victory against Bournemouth. The latter finds themselves just above the relegation zone without a single win this season. The outcome appears to favor Arsenal, who seek to bolster their title aspirations, while Bournemouth strives to accumulate points in their battle to avoid relegation.
Sept 30.: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace (ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE) – This encounter serves as a replay of the midweek EFL Cup match. If we were to judge based on that result, Manchester United would be expected to secure a comfortable victory in this fixture. However, their Premier League form suggests that the two teams are evenly matched.
Sept 30.: Lecce vs. Napoli (ITALIAN SERIE A) – Lecce and Napoli have identical records after six rounds of the Italian Serie A. Lecce lost 1-0 to Juventus in their last match, while Napoli won their first game in four, beating Udinese 4-1.
Sept 30.: Salernitana vs. Inter Milan (ITALIAN SERIE A) – Inter Milan will be looking to secure their top spot in Serie A with a win against winless Salernitana. Inter Milan are at risk of losing their top spot after suffering their first league defeat in the last round, a 2-1 away loss to Sassuolo.
Sept 30.: Heidenheim vs. Union Berlin (GERMAN BUNDESLIGA) – Union Berlin, who are on a three-game losing streak, will be hoping to end their run of defeats when they travel to face newly-promoted Heidenheim in the Bundesliga. The visitors are expected to be strong enough to get a result against the newly-promoted side.
Sept 30.: RKC Waalwijk vs. Ajax (DUTCH EREDIVISIE) – This match could offer some relief to Ajax, who are in desperate need of a positive result.
As it stands in the Eredivisie, Ajax is a point behind RKC Waalwijk, although they have a game in hand. Both clubs find themselves perilously close to the relegation zone, but Ajax’s expectations do not align with their current low standing in the league.
Ajax has failed to secure a league victory in their last four games, and their recent ‘4-0’ defeat to Feyenoord in the De Klassieker has intensified the pressure. This upcoming match is a must-win for Ajax for several reasons, extending beyond the need for points. Anything less than a victory will only increase the mounting pressure on the already beleaguered Ajax side.
Unfortunately for Ajax, RKC Waalwijk has recently found their winning form after suffering four consecutive defeats at the start of the season. RKC Waalwijk approaches this game with the opportunity to secure their third consecutive victory, while Ajax faces the possibility of a third successive defeat.
Oct 1.: Roma vs. Frosinone (ITALIAN SERIE A) – Roma’s only league win so far is a 7-0 thrashing of Empoli, arguably the worst team in the league. They will be coming off a 4-0 defeat to Genoa when they host Frosinone, who have only lost once this season, to Napoli. Roma will be under pressure to win at home, but the task seems difficult.
Oct 1.: Reims vs. Lyon (FRENCH LIGUE 1) – After six rounds of the Ligue 1 season, Lyon continues to struggle without a win, having lost four games and conceding 11 goals while scoring only 3. Up next for Lyon is an away match against Reims, a team eager to secure points and climb into the coveted ‘top four’ positions in the standings.
Oct 2.: Fulham vs. Chelsea (ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE) – While the current league standings might suggest an advantage for Fulham, historical records indicate a different story. Chelsea has struggled to secure victories this season, with their only win coming against newly-promoted Luton Town. Now, in a West London derby against Fulham, Chelsea will be eager to secure maximum points.
Sept 30.: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Manchester City (ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE) – Halting Manchester City’s momentum will be a formidable task for Wolves, but in football, surprises are always possible.
Manchester City stands as the sole team in the Premier League with an impeccable winning record. They are determined to secure an away victory against Wolves to maintain this status and capitalize fully on the outcome of the ‘Tottenham vs. Liverpool’ fixture.
Sept 30.: Clermont vs. Paris Saint-Germain (FRENCH LIGUE 1) – Paris St. Germain is set to face bottom-placed and winless Clermont in an away fixture. Paris St. Germain aims to prolong Clermont’s winless streak, securing vital points to capitalize on the outcomes of the ‘Nice vs. Brest’ match, featuring the current top two teams in the league after six rounds.
Sept 30.: Feyenoord vs. Go Ahead Eagles (DUTCH EREDIVISIE) – The defending champion, Feyenoord, enters this match with the momentum of a commanding ‘4-0’ victory in Der Klassiker against Ajax. They aim to continue their success by securing a win against Go Ahead Eagles, who recently suffered a ‘3-0’ defeat at the hands of league leaders PSV Eindhoven
In the English Premier League, all three newly-promoted clubs are still in search of their first victory, with each having earned just one point thus far. Luton Town and Burnley both have a game in hand, which currently places them ahead of Sheffield United in the standings.
In the previous round of matches, Luton Town managed to secure their first point of the season through a ‘1-1’ draw with Wolves, Burnley faced defeat at home against Manchester United, and Sheffield United endured a crushing ‘8-0’ defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.
All three teams will be playing away from home this weekend.
Sept 30.: Everton vs. Luton Town
Sept 30.: Newcastle United vs. Burnley
Sept 30.: West Ham United vs. Sheffield United
In the other six top European leagues, three newly-promoted teams are still in search of their first victory this season. Almere City in the Dutch Eredivisie, Cagliari in the Italian Serie A, and Darmstadt in the German Bundesliga have yet to secure a win.
Sept 30.: Utrecht vs. Almere City (DUTCH EREDIVISIE)
Oct 1.: Darmstadt vs. Werder Bremen (GERMAN BUNDESLIGA)
Oct 2.: Fiorentina vs. Cagliari (ITALIAN SERIE A)
Two newly-promoted clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie will go in for the league ponts.
Oct 1.: Heracles Almelo vs. PEC Zwolle (DUTCH EREDIVISIE)