Preview: Poland vs Czech Republic

Date and Time: November 17, European Championship Encounter

Poland’s national team will face the Czech Republic in a crucial European Championship qualifying match in Group E on November 17. The game is scheduled to begin at 19:45 UTC.

Previous Encounters and Current Form

The last meeting between these two teams was eight months ago in the same group, where the Czech Republic emerged victorious with a 3-1 scoreline. Poland enters this match following a draw against Moldova on October 16 in Group E of the qualifiers.

On the other hand, the Czech Republic is riding a wave of confidence, having secured a 1-0 victory against Faroe Islands in their last Group E match. However, the Czech defense has shown vulnerabilities, conceding goals in their last three away matches.

Recent Performances

Poland’s Recent Outcomes

Poland’s last game ended in a stalemate with Moldova. Analyzing their last 20 games, they have a balanced record with 8 wins, 8 losses, and 4 draws. In their six most recent matches, Poland has achieved three victories (against Faroe Islands twice and Germany once), suffered two defeats (to Albania and Moldova), and had one draw (against Moldova).

Czech Republic’s Game History

The Czech Republic, after defeating Faroe Islands in their previous game, mirrors Poland’s record in their last 20 matches – 8 wins, 6 losses, and 6 draws. In their past six games, they have won three times (against Faroe Islands twice and Montenegro once), lost once (to Albania), and drawn twice (against Hungary and Albania).

Team Insights

Poland Team News

Michał Probierz, the Polish team’s coach, has the luxury of a fully fit squad for the upcoming match, with no injury concerns to address.

Czech Republic Team Condition

Similarly, Czech Republic’s coach Jaroslav Šilhavý faces no fitness issues in his squad, presenting him with a full roster to select from for this crucial match.

Head-to-Head Record

The history between Poland and Czech Republic shows three encounters since November 2015. Poland has claimed victory once, while the Czech Republic has won twice. Their most recent encounter was on March 25, 2023, in the European Championship qualifiers, where Czech Republic triumphed 3-1. Across these matches, Poland has netted a total of 4 goals, while the Czech Republic has scored 5.

Preview: Georgia vs Scotland

On November 16, Georgia and Scotland are set to face off in the QR, Group A stage of the European Championship. This eagerly anticipated match is scheduled to commence at 17:00 UTC.

Recent Encounters and Current Form

This match marks a rematch for the two national teams, following their last encounter in the QR Group A, where Scotland emerged victorious with a 2-0 win. The Georgia national football team enters this game on a high, celebrating consecutive victories against Cyprus and Thailand. They aim to maintain this momentum against the Scottish side.

Contrastingly, the Scotland national football team is experiencing a rough patch. The team is looking to rebound after suffering three consecutive defeats at the hands of France, Spain, and England.

Comparative Performance

Georgia’s recent form is impressive, with victories over Cyprus and Thailand in their last two matches. On the other hand, Scotland is grappling with a series of losses against France, Spain, and England. In their last 20 games, Georgia has secured 13 wins, 4 losses, and 3 draws. Scotland’s record in their past 20 matches includes 11 wins, 6 losses, and 3 draws.

In their six most recent games, Georgia has achieved three victories (4-0 against Cyprus, 8-0 against Thailand, and 2-1 against Cyprus) and three losses (2-1 against Norway, 1-7 against Spain, and 2-0 against Scotland). Scotland’s last six games resulted in three wins (3-0 against Cyprus, 2-0 against Georgia, and 2-1 against Norway) and three losses (4-1 against France, 2-0 against Spain, and 3-1 against England).

Team Updates


Managed by Willy Sagnol, the Georgian team is in excellent condition with no injury concerns. This gives them a full-strength squad to select from for the upcoming match.


Similarly, the Scotland squad, led by manager Steve Clarke, is in top form with no players sidelined due to injuries. This bodes well for their preparations ahead of the match.

Historical Head-to-Head

Georgia and Scotland have faced each other three times since October 2014. In these encounters, Georgia has clinched one win, while Scotland has won twice. Their most recent meeting was on June 21, 2023, in the QR, Group A of the European Championship, which saw Scotland winning 2-0. Across these head-to-head matches, Georgia has netted a total of 1 goal, whereas Scotland has scored 3 goals.

Preview: Belgium vs Serbia

The upcoming friendly football match featuring Belgium and Serbia is set to take place on November 15, with the kickoff scheduled for 19:45 UTC.

Belgium’s Impressive Run

The Belgian national football team is currently enjoying a strong performance streak, having triumphed in recent matches against Austria, Estonia, and Azerbaijan. This has extended their unbeaten run to a total of eight games, highlighting their solid form.

Serbia’s Defensive Challenges

While the Serbian national team enters the match buoyed by a recent 3-1 victory in QR Group G against Montenegro, they have shown some vulnerabilities in their defense. The team has consistently conceded goals in their last six matches, indicating a potential area of concern.

Comparative Form and Recent Results

Belgium is currently riding a wave of victories, having defeated Austria, Estonia, and Azerbaijan in their last four matches. Serbia also comes off a win against Montenegro. Looking at the broader picture, Belgium has secured 11 wins in their last 19 games, with 4 losses and 4 draws. Serbia, on the other hand, has 12 wins from their last 20 matches, alongside 5 losses and 3 draws.

Breaking down their recent six-match performance, Belgium has achieved five wins (2-3 against Austria on October 14, 5-0 against Estonia on September 13, 0-1 against Azerbaijan on September 9, 0-3 against Estonia on June 21, and 2-3 against Germany on March 29) and one draw (1-1 against Austria on June 18).

In contrast, Serbia has recorded three wins (3-1 against Montenegro on October 18, 1-3 against Lithuania on September 11, and 3-2 against Jordan on June 17), two losses (2-1 against Hungary on October 15 and 1-2 against Hungary on September 8), and one draw (1-1 against Bulgaria on June 21) in their last six games.

Preview: Stockport vs Bolton

Stockport County will face Bolton Wanderers in the English Football League Trophy at Stockport on November 14, 2023. The match is scheduled to commence at 19:30 UTC.

Stockport and Bolton meet again a year after their previous friendly encounter ended in a 2-2 draw. Stockport are enjoying a tremendous run of form lately, having gone undefeated in their last 14 matches. Victories over opponents such as Swindon Town, Worksop Town, Tranmere Rovers, Crewe Alexandra, Grimsby Town, Harrogate Town, Salford City, Doncaster Rovers, Forest Green Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Wrexham, Milton Keynes Dons and AFC Wimbledon have extended their unbeaten streak.

Bolton arrive in optimistic spirits as well, having won their last 6 games consecutively against sides including Blackpool, Shrewsbury Town, Solihull Moors, Charlton Athletic, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town. They have been watertight defensively, keeping 4 clean sheets in a row.

Recent Form

Stockport are on a 14 match unbeaten run, winning 13 and drawing 2 of their last 20 games. Bolton have won 14 of their most recent 20 matches, losing 3 and drawing 3.

In their last 6 matches, Stockport have emerged victorious 6 times (2-4 vs Swindon, 5-1 vs Worksop, 2-0 vs Tranmere, 0-2 vs Crewe, 3-2 vs Grimsby, 1-3 vs Harrogate).

Bolton have also won their previous 6 encounters (1-0 vs Blackpool, 0-2 vs Shrewsbury, 4-0 vs Solihull, 0-2 vs Charlton, 2-4 vs Wycombe, 2-1 vs Northampton).

Team News


Manager Dave Challinor has a fully fit squad to choose from.


Apart from George Johnston who is recovering from knee surgery, manager Ian Evatt has no major injury issues.


Stockport and Bolton have played each other 4 times since July 2017. Stockport have won once, with the other 3 matches ending in draws. Most recently, they played to a 2-2 draw in a friendly on July 5, 2022. In their 4 meetings, Stockport have scored 9 goals compared to Bolton’s 7.

Preview: Sarmiento vs Godoy Cruz

Sarmiento will face off against Godoy Cruz in Argentina’s Liga Profesional Round 2 action on November 13th at 22:00 UTC.

These two sides last met 7 months ago when their Liga Profesional Round 2 match ended in a 1-1 draw. Sarmiento enters this clash coming off a victory over Newells Old Boys last Sunday.

Meanwhile, Godoy Cruz is also in good spirits after claiming a 2-0 win against Platense in their previous fixture.

Recent Form

Sarmiento defeated Newells Old Boys last time out, while Godoy Cruz beat Platense in their most recent match. Looking at overall recent form, Sarmiento has 4 wins, 7 losses, and 9 draws in their last 20 games. Godoy Cruz has 8 wins, 4 losses, and 8 draws in their past 20 matches.

In their last 6 games, Sarmiento has 1 win (0-1 v Newells Old Boys on 11/6), 2 losses (2-1 v Estudiantes on 10/24 and 1-0 v Union Santa Fe on 10/9), and 3 draws (0-0 v San Lorenzo on 10/31, 1-1 v Racing on 10/20, and 1-1 v Barracas Central on 10/3).

Meanwhile, Godoy Cruz has 4 wins (2-0 v Platense on 11/7, 0-2 v Newells Old Boys on 10/27, 1-0 v San Lorenzo on 10/20, and 0-1 v Estudiantes on 10/8), 1 loss (1-0 v Tigre on 11/1), and 1 draw (1-1 v Instituto on 10/3) in their past 6 matches.

Team News

Sarmiento will be without José Mauri and Lisandro López due to injuries.

Godoy Cruz only has one absence in Nahuel Ulariaga who is sidelined.


Sarmiento and Godoy Cruz have met 5 times since May 2015, with 3 draws and 2 Godoy Cruz wins. Their last match in April ended 1-1. Across the 5 meetings, Sarmiento has scored 4 goals while Godoy Cruz has scored 6.

Preview: Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Wolfsburg

Borussia Mönchengladbach will face off against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on November 10th at 19:30 UTC.

The two sides last met 7 months ago when Borussia Mönchengladbach emerged victorious by a 2-0 scoreline. Mönchengladbach enters this match coming off a draw against SC Freiburg last Saturday, extending their unbeaten run to 3 games. However, their defense has been leaking goals for 12 straight matches now, so this contest provides an opportunity to halt that streak with a win if they can shore up their back line issues.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg is riding a 2-game unbeaten streak after equalizing with Werder Bremen last Sunday. But they’ve conceded in 5 consecutive away fixtures, placing added psychological strain on the squad.

Recent Form

Mönchengladbach played SC Freiburg to a draw last time out, while Wolfsburg drew against Werder Bremen in their previous match. Looking at recent overall form, Mönchengladbach has won 9, lost 4, and drawn 6 of their last 19 games. Wolfsburg has 8 wins, 9 losses, and 3 draws over their most recent 20 matches.

In their last 6 games, Mönchengladbach has won 3 times (3-1 v Heidenheim on 11/1, 2-1 v Heidenheim on 10/28, and 4-1 v Sint-Truiden on 10/12), lost once (3-1 v Köln on 10/22), and drawn twice (3-3 v SC Freiburg on 11/4 and 2-2 v Mainz on 10/7).

Wolfsburg has won twice (1-0 v RB Leipzig on 11/1 and 2-0 v Eintracht Frankfurt on 9/30), lost 3 times (3-2 v Augsburg on 10/28, 1-2 v Bayer Leverkusen on 10/21, and 3-1 v Stuttgart on 10/7), and drawn once (2-2 v Werder Bremen on 11/5) over their past 6 outings.

Team News


Mönchengladbach has numerous injuries for manager Gerardo Seoane to contend with. Maximilian Wöber, Stefan Lainer, Jordan, Hannes Wolf, Jonas Omlin, Lukas Ullrich, Ko Itakura, Yvandro Borges Sanches and Mamadou Doucouré are all unavailable.


Wolfsburg boss Niko Kovač is missing several key players as well. Ulysses Llanez, Lukas Nmecha, Patrick Wimmer and Kilian Fischer are all out of action, while Maxence Lacroix is suspended.


Since October 2020, Mönchengladbach and Wolfsburg have faced each other 6 times, with Mönchengladbach winning twice and the other 4 matches ending level. Most recently on April 9, 2023, Mönchengladbach claimed a 2-0 victory in the Bundesliga. Across all 6 meetings, Mönchengladbach has scored 10 goals to Wolfsburg’s 6.

Preview: Ajax vs Brighton

Europa League Group B Clash: Ajax vs. Brighton

Ajax is gearing up to face Brighton in a Group B Europa League encounter on November 9. The game is scheduled to commence at 17:45 UTC.

Rematch in Amsterdam

Ajax, also known as AFC Ajax or Ajax Amsterdam, will be clashing with Brighton, familiarly called Albion or Brighton & Hove Albion, for the second time in just over a week. Their last meeting, which was also a Group B fixture, ended in Brighton securing a 2-0 victory. Ajax is currently enjoying a strong spell, with consecutive wins against Heerenveen and Volendam, and aims to continue their triumphs against Brighton.

Brighton’s Unbeaten Run

Brighton steps into this game with a series of draws, having ended their games against Everton and Fulham in stalemates, which brings their unbeaten run to three games. However, Brighton has been consistently conceding goals in their last seven away games, which could be a cause for concern for the team’s morale.

Current Performance

Ajax is riding a wave of victories, having recently defeated Heerenveen and Volendam, whereas Brighton has been in a pattern of draws, sharing points with both Everton and Fulham in their latest fixtures. Looking at the overall statistics, Ajax has claimed victory in 6 of their past 20 games, suffered 9 losses, and drawn 5. Brighton has a slightly better record with 7 wins, 7 losses, and 5 draws out of their last 19 matches.

In their last six outings, Ajax has experienced both highs and lows, with two wins against Heerenveen and Volendam but four defeats. Conversely, Brighton has a more balanced record with one win against Ajax, one loss to Manchester City, and four draws, including games against high-profile teams like Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, and Marseille.

Team Updates:


Ajax’s coach John van ‘t Schip will be without several key players. Sivert Mannsverk is sidelined due to a foot injury, Amourricho van Axel Dongen is out with an unspecified injury, Jay Gorter is nursing a knock, Branco van den Boomen is recovering from a knee injury, and Gerónimo Rulli is incapacitated with a shoulder injury.


On the Brighton side, manager Roberto De Zerbi has almost a full squad to choose from. The only concern is Julio Enciso, who is currently recovering from a meniscus tear and will not be available for selection.

Historical Confrontations

The history between Ajax and Brighton is brief, with only one previous encounter since October 2023. Brighton emerged victorious in that sole matchup. In their head-to-head record, Ajax has yet to open their scoring against Brighton, who have accumulated two goals against the Dutch team.

Preview: Salzburg vs Inter Milan

Salzburg is set to face off against Inter Milan in the Champions League Group D stage on November 8th. This encounter is scheduled to start at 20:00 UTC.

Known as FC Salzburg, RB Salzbourg, or simply RB Salzburg, the Austrian team is ready to clash with the Italian giant, commonly referred to as FC Internazionale Milano, Inter, or Internazionale, just two weeks after their last meeting in the same group, which ended in a 2-1 victory for Inter Milan. Salzburg is looking to continue their impressive streak after consecutive wins over Tirol, Hartberg, and Altach, aiming for another triumph against Inter Milan.

Inter Milan, in high spirits from their own streak of wins against Atalanta, Roma, Salzburg, and Torino, are hoping to maintain their six-match unbeaten run as they head into this match.

Current Performance

Salzburg is on a roll with victories in their last three matches against Tirol, Hartberg, and Altach, while Inter Milan has also been enjoying a series of wins, having triumphed in their last four outings against Atalanta, Roma, Salzburg, and Torino. In their last 18 games, Salzburg has achieved 11 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws. Inter Milan boasts an even more impressive record with 15 wins, 2 losses, and 3 draws in their last 20 matches.

Over their last six games, Salzburg has claimed victory four times, including a 2-0 win against Tirol on November 5th, a 1-1 tie with Hartberg on November 2nd, a 3-0 win over Altach on October 28th, and a 1-0 win against Ried on October 12th. They’ve been defeated twice, once by Inter Milan on October 25th and by LASK Linz on October 21st.

Inter Milan has seen success in five of their last six matches, with wins over Atalanta on November 5th, Roma on October 30th, Salzburg on October 25th, Torino on October 22nd, and Benfica on October 4th. Their only draw was a 2-2 with Bologna on October 7th.

Team Updates


Salzburg’s squad faces multiple injury concerns. Fernando is out with adductor pain, Bryan Okoh with a hamstring injury, Sekou Koita with adductor pain, Dijon Kameri with a thigh and gluteal strain, Justin Omoregie with back issues, Lukas Wallner with torn ankle ligaments, Aleksa Terzic with an adductor injury, Kamil Piatkowski with a calf injury, and Maurits Kjaergaard with a shoulder injury. All will be missing from the lineup. Additionally, Gerhard Struber, the team’s manager, will not be able to call upon Daouda Guindo and Moussa Kounfolo Yeo, who are suspended from play.

Inter Milan

Simone Inzaghi, the head of Inter Milan, is faced with a roster that’s not at full strength due to injuries. Both Juan Cuadrado, who is dealing with Achilles tendon irritation, and Benjamin Pavard, sidelined with a patellar tendon dislocation, will be absent from the upcoming match.

Previous Encounters

The history of matchups between Salzburg and Inter Milan dates back to December 2022, with three encounters since. Inter Milan has emerged victorious in all three matches. The most recent game on October 25, 2023, saw Inter Milan secure a 2-1 win. Across these three head-to-head matches, Salzburg has managed to score 4 goals to Inter Milan’s 10.

Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Newcastle United

Borussia Dortmund is set to clash with Newcastle United in a Champions League Group F encounter on November 7, with the match commencing at 17:45 UTC.

The German side, Borussia Dortmund (also known as BVB or simply Dortmund), and the English squad, Newcastle United (frequently termed as Newcastle or The Magpies), are poised for a rematch 12 days following their last Group F duel, which Dortmund clinched with a narrow 0-1 victory. Dortmund steps onto the field with the recent setback against Bayern Munich last Sunday still lingering.

Conversely, Newcastle United heads into the match buoyed by consecutive triumphs over Arsenal and Manchester United, extending their streak without a defeat to three games.

Current Momentum

Dortmund’s last outing saw them succumb to Bayern Munich, whereas Newcastle United is riding a wave of success, having overpowered both Arsenal and Manchester United in their last two matches. Dortmund has a track record of 12 victories in their past 20 matches, with 2 losses and 6 draws. Newcastle United has a slightly better record, securing 13 wins in their previous 20 outings, with 4 losses and 3 draws.

Dortmund’s recent form includes 4 victories (1-0 against Hoffenheim on November 2, 0-1 against Newcastle United on October 26, 1-0 against Werder Bremen on October 21, and 4-2 against Union Berlin on October 7), a single defeat (0-4 to Bayern Munich on November 5), and a draw (3-3 against Eintracht Frankfurt on October 29) in their last six matches.

Newcastle United boasts 3 wins (1-0 against Arsenal on November 5, 0-3 against Manchester United on November 2, and 4-0 against Crystal Palace on October 21), a loss (0-1 to Borussia Dortmund on October 26), and 2 draws (2-2 against Wolves on October 29 and 2-2 against West Ham United on October 8) in their most recent six games.

Squad Availability

Borussia Dortmund

The team’s coach, Edin Terzić, will not be able to call upon Emre Can (bruise), Julien Duranville (muscle injury), Mateu Morey (knee injury), and Antonios Papadopoulos (injury not disclosed).

Newcastle United

Manager Eddie Howe of Newcastle United faces several squad constraints with Harvey Barnes (foot injury), Alexander Isak (groin injury), Jacob Murphy (shoulder injury), Elliot Anderson (back injury), Sven Botman (knee injury), Matt Targett (hamstring injury), and Dan Burn (back injury) all sidelined. Javier Manquillo, Matt Ritchie, Emil Krafth, and Mark Gillespie are serving suspensions and will not participate.

Past Encounters

Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United have faced off once since October 2023, with Dortmund emerging victorious in that single encounter. Their last match on October 26, 2023, part of the Champions League Group F, ended in a 0-1 win for Dortmund. In their head-to-head, Dortmund has netted one goal, while Newcastle United has yet to score against them.

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea

Chelsea FC is set to face off against Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League on November 6. The contest will commence at 20:00 UTC.

Known variously as Spurs, Tottenham, Tottenham Hotspur FC, or Totthenham, the North London club will reengage in competition with Chelsea FC, also known as Chelsea, eight months succeeding their prior Premier League matchup which saw Tottenham emerge victorious with a 2-0 scoreline. Currently, Tottenham is experiencing a strong series of performances, having triumphed in their recent fixtures against Crystal Palace, Fulham, and Luton, which has extended their series of undefeated matches to six.

Chelsea enters the upcoming match with positive momentum as well, following a 2-0 victory in the League Cup against Blackburn.

Recent Form

Looking at recent performances, Tottenham has been on a triumphant run, securing victories over Crystal Palace, Fulham, and Luton in their last three matches. Chelsea also comes off a win against Blackburn in their last outing. To detail the teams’ records, Tottenham has achieved victory in 11 out of their last 19 games, with 5 losses and 3 draws. Chelsea, in comparison, has 7 wins, 8 losses, and 5 draws in their last 20 games.

In their six latest matches, Tottenham has recorded five victories (1-2 against Crystal Palace on October 28, 2-0 against Fulham on October 24, 0-1 against Luton on October 7, 2-1 against Sheffield United on September 16, and 2-5 against Burnley on September 2) and one draw (2-2 against Arsenal on September 24).

In a similar stretch, Chelsea has clinched four wins (2-0 against Blackburn on November 2, 1-4 against Burnley on October 7, 0-2 against Fulham on October 3, and 1-0 against Brighton on September 28), one loss (0-2 against Brentford on October 28), and one draw (2-2 against Arsenal on October 22).

Team News

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham’s manager Ange Postecoglou will not have the services of Destiny Udogie due to a muscle injury, Ryan Sessegnon who is recovering from surgery, Ivan Perisic with a cruciate ligament tear, Manor Solomon out with a meniscus injury, and Alfie Whiteman sidelined by an ankle injury.


On the other side, Chelsea’s head coach Mauricio Pochettino faces the challenge of compensating for absent players. Trevoh Chalobah with thigh issues, Marcus Bettinelli with an unspecified injury, Wesley Fofana suffering from a cruciate ligament tear, and Ben Chilwell with a hamstring injury are all unavailable for selection.

Head-to-head Analysis

The history of encounters between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea since September 2021 shows a total of six meetings. Tottenham has claimed one victory, with one game ending in a stalemate, while Chelsea has taken the upper hand four times. Their last engagement was on February 26, 2023, in the Premier League, where Tottenham secured a 2-0 win. In their head-to-head battles, Tottenham has netted a total of 4 goals to Chelsea’s 10.