Defending Bundesliga champions Bayern München and perennial title contender Bayer Leverkusen both stake their undefeated slates as the two teams collide on August 30, 00:30 (GMT+8) at the Allianz Arena. With both clubs trailing leader Borussia Dortmund, a victory is essential to keep pace with the surprisingly strong start of BVB. Can Bayer duplicate their conquest of Bayern München last May? Or will the Bavarians pocket their third straight win in this competition?
On August 31 at 00:00 (GMT+8), AS Roma welcome a revamped Juventus squad in a duel that is a certified epic battle, happening very early in the season. But despite losing key players (Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, and Carlos Tevez) integral to Juve’s successive domestic titles in recent years, the Old Lady remain the favourites over the host Yellow-Reds. Can on-loan players Edin Džeko, Mohamed Salah, and Wojciech Szczęsny help propel Roma to victory?
Manchester United’s winning streak was put to an early halt after a draw match with Newcastle United. The Red Devils’ next opponent is Swansea City - a team still in search of its second win after a deadlocked duel with Sunderland gave them a 1-2-0 W/D/L card. Are both clubs destined for another draw on August 30 at 23:00 (GMT+8)? Or will one of them get to taste their first defeat of the season?
If Newcastle United fans aren’t very optimistic of the Magpies’ chances of getting their first ever win for the 2015-16 season of the Premier League in the upcoming match, they have a legitimate reason to feel unsettled, especially since Newcastle United dropped all their seven most recent matches versus Arsenal dating back to 2012. On August 29, 19:45 (GMT+8), can the fans of Newcastle United expect the Magpies to break this long-standing Gunners curse?
Struggling Tottenham Hotspur eye the elusive first win in the 2015-16 season of the Premier League, after the club’s first three attempts for three points resulted to two draws and one defeat. The Spurs will once again try to go for the victory, this time opposite Everton, on August 30, 00:30 (GMT+8). The Toffees, fresh from a 0-2 shellacking from Manchester City, look to return to their winning form that allowed them to trounce Southampton.