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Bayern Munchen had a good start, winning against Wolfsburg on a 2-1 scoreline. Now sitting atop the Bundesliga table, Pep Guardiola's side remain odds-on favourites to claim another three-points when they visit Schalke on August 31, 00:30(GMT+8). Schalke are in bad form, parched for victory since August started. Can the host team break their losing spell? Schalke winning against Bayern here would also end the eight-game win streak of the Bavarians against the Royal Blues.
Chelsea have been successful so far since the arrival of the £32 million striker Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge, with Costa netting the first goal for the team, in Chelsea’s first two English Premier League matches. Visiting Everton on August 31, 00:30 (GMT+8), will Costa keep shining in England wearing Chelsea’s colours? Everton have not won a game yet this season, following draws against Leicester City and Arsenal. Is their first one at Chelsea’s expense?
Liverpool have been busy during the transfer window following the exit of Luis Suarez. Liverpool’s defense is still up to par so far, and they are hoping Mario Balotelli could make up for what they lack last year, and for what they lost with Suarez now gone, as they face Tottenham Hotspur on August 31, 20:30(GMT+8). Liverpool thrashed Tottenham, 0-5, during their last visit at White Hart Lane. Can Brendan Rodgers' side repeat this performance?
Fiorentina are upbeat on their chances in Serie A after a string of pre-season victories, including one against Real Madrid. In their opener against AS Roma, coach Vincenzo Montella hopes to continue their great form. The task won't come easy though as Roma parade many new players led by Juan Iturbe and Seydou Keita. Fiorentina have an additional motivation as they haven't won against Roma in a while. Match is on August 31, 02:45 (GMT+8).
Recently-minted world champions Germany will be back in the football stage as they face Scotland for the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Manager Joachim Low has said after their FIFA win that they want to emulate Spain's dominance who won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the European championships in 2012. They'll start this campaign against Scotland. Will it be a smooth win for them? Match is on September 8, 02:45 (GMT+8).