For the 4th round of the Dutch Eredivisie, PSV Eindhoven hosts Feyenoord. The matches between these 2 rivals are often unpredictable. A quick look at the statistics, we see that Feyeenord has recently beaten PSV with 4-3 and 10-0, but their rosters have been quite equal in terms of quality. PSV is very strong at home (18 wins in the last 19 league matches). The defending champion kicked off the season in uncertainty. After a convincing home victory in the Super Bowl against Groningen (2-0), PSV started losing points unexpectedly (away to ADO Den Haag and Heerenveen).
Angers hosts Nice for the 4th round of Ligue 1. Over the last 5-6 years Angers was finishing at the top of the Ligue 2 table, but kept failing to secure promotion to the top division. Until now. Angers features in the top flight of French football and they started quite confidently, by notching two wins (2-0 away at Montpellier, same score away against Gazelec Ajaccio) and a draw (0-0 at home vs Nantes) so far. Their last time in Ligue 1 dates back in the distant 1994. Besides Angers, the only unbeaten team this season so far is the defending champion PSG as well as Nantes.
Vorskla Poltava hosts Metalist Kharkiv for the 6th round of Ukrainian Premier League. In the previous round, Poltava unexpectedly lost 2 points in Zaporizhzhya after a 1-1 draw against Metallurg. Metalist Kharkiv on the other hand, managed to get away with the draw at home against Hoverla despite trailing 0-2. Both teams played in the Cup of Ukraine last week. Oleksandr Sevidov's team failed to secure a win over IFC Nikolaev. Basil Sachko's side defeated Chernigov Desna on penalties.
We bounced back to positive results with week #6, during which we had recommendations for all leagues besides Champions League and Ukrainian Premier. The final result for week #6 is +4.92 points / +7.8% ROI.
After 6 weeks, we are at -1.15 points / -1.6% in terms of ROI based on 69 max recommendations per round.
Week #5 marked the debut of Turkish Super Lig for our predictions, as well as the kick off for Bundesliga and Primeira Liga this season. We had positive suggestions for all 3 leagues. The final result for week #5 is -6.45 points / -9.4% ROI.
After 5 weeks, we are at -3.05 points / -3% in terms of ROI based on 69 max recommendations per round.
Week #4 included 41 recommendations for 6 leagues, but it didn't go as we would have hoped as only Eredivisie closed on a positive sign. The final result for week #4 is -11.3 points / -27.5% ROI.
After 4 weeks, we are at +3.4 points / +5% in terms of ROI based on 41 max recommendations per round.
For the 5th round of the Russian Premier League, Spartak Moscow will host CSKA in the derby of the capital. Spartak didn't start the season well against Ufa, but went on to win 3 straight games over Krasnodar, Rubin and Krylya Sovetov. CSKA started very confidently, having a flawless campaign so far; securing wins over Rubin, Krylya Sovetov, Anzhi and Amkar. Spartak's manager is gradually finding a balance between the defensive and offensive lines, depending on the opponent. Most likely he won't play Romulo against CSKA. Goalkeeper Sergei Pesyakov moved to Anzhi Makhachkala on loan.
Willem II will host Vitesse for the 1st round of Eredivisie. Willem II finished in 9th place last season, while Vitesse came 5th securing a spot for Europa League. On Thursday, Vitesse welcomed Southampton at home for the 2nd leg of EL qualifying round. The Dutch lost the 1st leg in England by a long margin (3-0) and they also lost at home 0-2. As a result Willem II players had enough time to rest. In their last 5 friendly games, they haven't suffered a single defeat, which shows they're well prepared for the league and will likely fight for a mid-table spot.
In the first round of the English Premier League, Stoke City will take on Liverpool at home. It is noteworthy that last season Liverpool lost to the Potters with the impressive 6-1. During the off-season, Liverpool brought in several new players. Benteke, Milner, Clyne and Roberto Firmino joined. However, Sterling and Steven Gerrard left.
For the 4th round of Ukrainian Premier, Dnipro will host the defending champions Dynamo Kiev. The team of Miron Markevich didn't enjoy the best start in the new season. They lost points in Uzhgorod (1-1 vs Goverla), then earned a strong-willed victory over Chornomorets 4-2 before getting a draw drew against Vorskla (1-1). Yevgen Konoplyanka is no longer at Dnepr as he recently moved to Sevilla. Mateus has been brought back to the first team, but he has yet to score.