Soccer Big Game Predictions 8/19

Top 5 games-

1.Stoke City vs Arsenal 1230pm NBC

2.Liverpool vs Crystal Palace 10am NBCSN

3.Sevilla vs Espanyol 415pm Bein Espanol

4.Swansea City vs Manchester United 730am NBCSN

5.Schalke vs Zepzig 1230pm FS1

Others-

1.Wolfsburg  vs Dortmund 930am FS1

2.Girona vs Atletico Madrid 215pm Bein Espanol

3.Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad 1215pm Bein Espanol

 

BPL:

1.Swansea City 1-3 Manchester United- The Swans keep it close for 1 half but, by, the 2nd half its a done deal

2.Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace- Liverpool’s home opener equals easy win over a team that will be in a relegation battle

3.Stoke City 1-2 Arsenal- Stoke will keep this close at home but, not enough talent to win this

Bundesliga-

1.Wolfsburg 1-3 Dortmund

2.Schalke 1-1 Lepzig

Serie A-

1.Juventus 4-1 Cagliari-Easy opener for the defending champs

2.Verona 1-1 Napoli-Verona is tough at home and Napoli struggles on the road

La Liga-

1.Celtia Vigo 2-1 Real Sociedad

2.Girona 1-3 Atletico Madrid-New team will play hard but, Atletico will show they are a top 3 team

3.Sevilla 2-1 Espanyol- Yes its week 1 but, if Sevilla wants to be taken seriously they have to win here against a mid table club who are decent.

Friday Euro Soccer Recap 8/18

Games of Note-

1.Bayern Munich 3-1 Bayer Leverkusen

2.Metz 0-1 Monaco

3.Valencia 1-0 Las Palmas

4.Roda 1-3 Vitesse

5.Burton Albion 2-1 Birmingham City

Team of the day-Bayern Munich, made a statement and showed once again they will be a top team

Thoughts-

1.The Valencia game could have been at least 3-0 but, keeper Leanardo Chicizola made some great saves keeping Las Palmas close.

Saturday-

1.BPL – Swansea City vs Man. Utd. kick off the day at 730am, then its off to Anfield for Liverpool vs Crystal Palace 10am then to end the night its Stoke City vs Arsenal at 1230pm at bet365 stadium (730, 10am on NBCSN and 1230pm NBC)

2. La Liga- Girona vs Atl. Madrid at 1215pm and Sevilla vs Espanyol at 415pm are the best ones (other game is Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad at 1215pm)

3.Serie A-Juventus vs Cagliari Noon and Verona vs Napoli at 245pm are the games of the day (both on Bein USA)

4.Bundesliga- Wolfsburg vs Dortmund 930am and Schalke vs Zepzig  1230pm are the best games (Both on FS1)

 

Soccer Best Games 8/18-20

Friday:

230pm-Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen (FS1)- Great way to start off the Bundesliga between 2 top teams at the Allianza Arena

9pm-Portland Timbers vs NY Red Bulls (FS1)- Good game at a fun environment in Providence Park in Portland

Saturday:

730am-Swansea City vs Manchester United (NBCSN)- Not the greatest game but, something for the early risers

930am-Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund (FS1)- Not a great game either but, Dortmund is always competitive

10am-Liverpool vs Crystal Palace (NBCSN)- Decent game but, Ansfield is a fun stadium to watch

Noon-Juventus vs Cagliari (Bein USA)- The Champs of Serie A make their debut

1230pm-Schalke vs Lepzig (FS1)- Last year’s surprise team make their debut at Schalke who are always tough

1230pm-Stoke City vs Arsenal (NBC)- A good game to end the BPL Saturday slate

215pm-Girona vs Atletico Madrid (Bein Espanol)- Girona makes their La Liga debut against a tough Atletico team

245pm-Verona vs Napoli (Bein USA)- Yes its week 1 but, if Napoli wants to win the Scudetto these are the games they need to win, against weaker teams that play tough at their home

8pm-Tigres vs Pumas (Univision)- Tigres has cooled off after a hot start, this will be a tough test

Sunday:

830am-Huddersfield Town vs Newcastle United (NBCSN)-Always fun when new team makes their home debut

11am-Tottenham vs Chelsea (NBCSN)- London Derby at Wembley, Tottenham is playing at Wembley this season as the New White Hart Lane will be built and the old one is knocked down since its too close to the new one to keep it open this season

Noon-Atalanta vs Roma (Bein Sports)-Roma’s 1st season with Totti as technical director kicks off in Bergamo

215pm-Barcelona vs Real Betis (Bein Sports)- Barca begins life without Neymar and Luis Suarez (out 1 month)

245pm-Inter vs Fiorentina (Bein 3 online)- Most Serie A games are at 245pm the 1st 2 Sundays this is the best of the 245pm games

415pm-Dep. La Courna vs Real Madrid (Bein Sports)- Real Madrid comes in hot, beating Barcelona easily in 2 legs of the Supercup (3-1 and 1-0)

930pm-Seattle Sounders vs MN United (FS1)- Good way to end the weekend

Soccer Weekend TV Schedule 8/18-20

 

Friday-

215pm-Leganes vs Alaves (Bein Espanol)

230pm-Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen (FS1)

245pm-Metz vs Monaco (Bein USA)

415pm-Valencia vs Las Palmas (Bein en Espanol)

8pm-Morelia vs Pachuca (Univision Deportes)

10pm-Portland Timbers vs NY Red Bulls (FS1) and Tijuana vs Santos (Univision Deportes)

Saturday-

730am-Swansea City vs Manchester United (NBCSN)

930am-Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund (FS1)

10am-Liverpool vs Crystal Palace (NBCSN)

Noon-Juventus vs Cagliari (Bein USA)

1215pm-Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad (Bein Espanol)

1230pm-Stoke City vs Arsenal (NBC) and Schalke vs Lepzig (FS)

215pm- Girona vs Atletico Madrid (Bein Espanol)

245pm-Verona vs Napoli (Bein USA)

415pm-Sevilla vs Espanyol (Bein Espanol)

6pm-Cruz Azul vs Atlas (Univision Deportes)

730pm-NY Cosmos vs Indy Eleven (Bein Sports)

8pm-Tigres vs Pumas (Univision)

806pm-Leon vs Monterrey (ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 and Galavision)

1006pm-Chivas vs Puebla (Univision)

Sunday-

830am-Huddersfield Town vs Tottenham (NBCSN)

11am-Tottenham vs Chelsea (NBCSN)

1130am-B’Monchengladbach vs Koln (FS1)

Noon-Atalanta vs Roma (Bein Sports)

1215pm-Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe (Bein 3 online)

1pm-Toluca vs Necaxa (Univision)

215pm-Barcelona vs Real Betis (Bein Sports)

245pm-Inter vs Fiorentina (Bein 3 online)

415pm-Dep. La Coruna vs Real Madrid (Bein Sports)

930pm-Seattle Sounders vs MN United (FS1)

Monday-

215pm-Levante vs Villarreal (Bein Espanol)

415pm-Malaga vs Eibar (Bein Espanol)

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Look at Next Weekend 8/18-20

Big Weekend as the main leagues start

Top Games:

Friday-

230pm-Bayern Munich vs Bayer Leverkusen (FS1)

245pm-Metz vs Monaco (Bein USA)

415pm-Valencia vs Las Palmas (Bein en Espanol)

8pm-Morelia vs Pachuca (Univision Deportes)

10pm-Portland Timbers vs NY Red Bulls (FS1) and Tijuana vs Santos (Univision Deportes)

Saturday-

730am-Swansea City vs Manchester United (NBCSN)

930am-Wolfsburg vs Borussia Dortmund (FS1)

10am-Liverpool vs Crystal Palace (NBCSN)

Noon-Juventus vs Cagliari (Bein USA)

1230pm-Stoke City vs Arsenal (NBC) and Schalke vs Lepzig (FS)

215pm- Girona vs Atletico Madrid (Bein Espanol)

245pm-Verona vs Napoli (Bein USA)

6pm-Cruz Azul vs Atlas (Univision Deportes)

8pm-Tigres vs Pumas (Univision)

1006pm-Chivas vs Puebla (Univision)

Sunday-

830am-Huddersfield Town vs Tottenham (NBCSN)

11am-Tottenham vs Chelsea (NBCSN)

1130am-B’Monchengladbach vs Koln (FS1)

Noon-Atalanta vs Roma (Bein Sports)

215pm-Barcelona vs Real Betis (Bein Sports)

245pm-Inter vs Fiorentina (Bein 3 online)

415pm-Dep. La Coruna vs Real Madrid (Bein Sports)

930pm-Seattle Sounders vs MN United (FS1)

 

 

 

 

Euro Football Saturday Review 8/12

Surprises:

1.Chelsea 2-3 Burnley- Who expected Burnley to go to Stamford Bridge and get a 3-0 lead at half before Chelsea made a game of it albeit too late. Chelsea gets an extra day to think about it as they do not play until 11am next Sunday at Wembley against Tottenham, while Burnley has their home opener next Saturday against West Brom at 10am.

2.Watford 3-3 Liverpool-Another surprise as the points were split, Liverpool hosts Crystal Palace and Watford is at Bournemoth both Saturday 10am starts.

Notes-

1.Nantes 0-1 Marseille- pretty much as expected

2.Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich both won easily in their DFB Pokal games before opening weekend next weekend (Munich hosts Leverkusen Friday 230pm and Dortmund is at Wolfsburg Saturday 930am)

3.Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City- Can not say I was surprised, Manchester City is a better team by a wide margin

Team of the day- Burnley

Dud of the day- Chelsea

Ahead-

In other non Euro action-

1.Monterrey vs Chivas 8pm Univision- 2 top teams in Liga MX do battle

2.Pachuca vs Tigres 806pm ESPN Deportes and Galavision- just like above

3.LA Galaxy vs NYCFC  10pm ESPN2- Good way to end the night

Sunday-

1.BPL has 2 games Newcastle vs Tottenham 830am and Manchester United vs West Ham United both on NBCSN, the 1st game is the return of Newcastle to the BPL and the 2nd game is Manchester United against West Ham and their signing Chacarito

2.Liga MX has 2 games with Pumas vs Lobos BUAP 1pm Univision in an intriguing game between a good Pumas team and a surprising Lobos team then its Santos vs Veracruz at 730pm on Univision Deportes in what should be an easy win for Santos to be honest.

3.The Italian  Supercup from Rome between Juventus at Lazio is 245pm on GOL TV

4.PSG is at Guingamp 3pm on Bein Sports

 

Soccer Weekend TV Schedule 8/4-6

Credit-http://soccertvblog.com/tvguide/ and http://www.nwslsoccer.com/schedule

Friday:

245pm-Monaco vs Toulouse (Bein Sports)

8pm-Morelia vs Santos (Univision Deportes)

10pm-Tijuana vs Monterrey (Univision Deportes)

Saturday:

10am-Crystal Palace vs Schalke (ESPN3.com)

1045am-Lepzig vs Stoke City (ESPN3.com)

11am-PSG vs Amiens (Bein Sports)

1230pm-Tottenham vs Juventus (ESPN3.com)

2pm-Portland Thorns vs Houston Dash (Lifetime) NWSL

230pm-Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich (FOX) German Super Cup

730pm-Indy Eleven vs FC Edmonton (Bein USA)

730pm-Puerto Rico FC vs Jacksonville Armada (Bein Espanol)

730pm-Miami FC vs North Carolina FC (ESPN3)

8pm-San Francisco Deltas vs NY Cosmos (Twitter)

8pm-Tigres vs Queretaro (ESPN Deportes and Galavision)

806pm-Leon vs Cruz Azul (Univision)

10pm-America vs Santos (Univison)

1006pm-Chivas vs Veracruz (Univision Deportes)

Sunday:

9am-Chelsea vs Arsenal (FS1) Supporters Shield

11am-Women’s Euro Final (ESPN2)

11am-Brighton vs Atletico Madrid (ESPN3.com)

1pm-Toluca vs Atlas (Univision)

230pm-Bournemouth vs Napoli (Bein Sports)

4pm-Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy (ESPN)

6pm- NYCFC vs NY Red Bulls (FS1)

730pm-Veracruz vs Puebla (Univision Deportes)

8pm- Sporting KC vs Atlanta United (FS1)