The first tip on this Smart Acca sees Estrela take on FC Porto with Sérgio Conceição’s side looking to take an early lead at the top of the standings.
Estrela are all the way down in 13th after four matches having drawn 1-1 with Portimonense and beaten Estoril 2-1 in their last two games following back-to-back 2-0 and 1-0 losses to Benfica and Vitoria Guimaraes.
Porto could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Arouca last time out, ending their perfect start having managed to beat Rio Ave, Farense and Moreirense by 2-1 scorelines. Noticeably, four of Porto’s last five goals have all came in second-half stoppage time.
Bayern Munich hosts Bayer Leverkusen at the Allianz Arena with Thomas Tuchel’s men looking to assert their dominance at the top of the Bundesliga once again.
The home side have managed to win all of their first three Bundesliga matches of the season, having thrashed Werder Bremen 4-0 on the opening weekend, before beating Augsburg 3-1 and Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1.
However, Xabi Alonso’s side are also in superb form, having hammered Teutonia Ottsen 8-0 in the DFB Pokal first round before going on to beat RB Leipzig 3-2, as well as Borussia Monchengladbach 3-0 and Darmstadt 5-1. Interestingly, summer signing Victor Boniface has managed four goals in three league games for Leverkusen following his move from Union Saint-Gilloise.
Friday night’s Championship action sees Southampton go up against Leicester City at St Mary’s in what could be an entertaining clash between two recently relegated sides.
The Saints have won just two of their last five matches, having been beaten 3-1 and 5-0 by Gillingham and Sunderland on either side of a 4-4 draw with Norwich and back-to-back 2-1 victories over Plymouth Argyle and QPR.
Enzo Maresca’s perfect start as Foxes manager came to an end last time out as Leicester suffered a 1-0 home loss to Hull City. City had managed to beat the likes of Tranmere Rovers 2-0, Rotherham United 2-1, Cardiff City 2-1 and Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the run-up to their defeat to the Tigers.
Top of the table Al Hilal meets 15th-placed Al Riyadh with the hosts expected to comfortably brush aside their opponents.
Al Hilal managed to earn a dramatic 4-3 win over Al Ittihad last time out as Aleksandar Mitrovic scored a hat-trick, while before this, they beat Al Ittifaq 2-0, as well as Al Raed 4-0 and Abha 3-1 on either side of a 1-1 draw with Al Fayha.
Al Riyadh are without a win since their opening weekend victory over Al Wehda, having drawn 2-2 with Damak before suffering three defeats in a row to Al Ittihad 4-0, Al Raed 3-0 and Al Akhdoud 1-0.
PSG and Nice face off on Friday night with Luis Enrique’s men looking to improve their slow start to the season.
So far, the Parisians have been held to 0-0 and 1-1 draws with Lorient and Toulouse, before going on to beat Lens 3-1 and Olympique Lyonnais 4-1. PSG’s form has become considerably better since re-introducing Kylian Mbappe back into the fold, as the Frenchman has scored five times in three appearances.
Nice have had an unbeaten start to the season, however, this has consisted of three draws, doing so with Lille and Lorient by 1-1 scorelines, before a 0-0 stalemate against Lyon. Didier Digard’s men managed to get their first win of the season last time out as they beat Strasbourg 2-0 via goals from Youcef Atal and Terem Moffi.
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