Saturday Football fever. Games to watch!

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What a great day of football today! The long Saturdays in front of the TV are back and the difficult is to select what to watch! Fortunately we got you cover with our selection of games that will make you travel to the Premier League, French Ligue 1 and Portuguese Primeira Liga.

13:30 (UTC+2) Newcastle – Tottenham

We start the day with a game between two teams who had a bit of a frustrating transfer window and for that reason both managers will have some extra work to do if they want to meet expectations.

The Spurs made history by becoming the first team not to sign a single player but they did sign a new contract with their star Harry Kane and they kept all their other stars. On the other side Newcastle fans are planning protests against the owner Mike Ashley.

Newcastle was one of the toughest teams to break at home last season and this should be a very close match. It can hardly be considered a surprise if the Spurs drop points today.

16:00 (UTC+2) Fulham – Crystal Palace

I’m really interested in watching this Fulham squad! They signed some very interesting names as Seri and Schurrle, Mitrovic moved on a permanent deal and they kept the hot prospect Sessegnon. Crystal Palace is always an exciting team to watch and I’m interested to see if Max Meyer is starting straight away. I feel this will be the game with most goals from the ones starting at 16:00 for the EPL.

18:30 (UTC+2) Wolves – Everton

Two high spending teams, two Portuguese managers, two teams who might need time to settle after so many transfers. The young Portuguese prospects Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves have now their opportunity to shine in the Premier League and Richarlison will be under pressure to deliver since day one, after the high fee that was paid.

20:00 (UTC+2) St Etienne – Guingamp

We will miss the first 15 minutes of this match but from the Ligue 1 this is the game I will follow. St Etienne ended last season really close to a Europa League spot (did not qualify due to the goal difference). They signed the Tunisian international Wahbi Khazri, player who had a really interesting World Cup. Guingamp come from a good pre-season and is a team who always finds some interesting players during the years. Drogba, Malouda and Candela for example appeared on a higher level on this Guingamp. This looks to be a team with a lot of experience but you know how it is in France. At any moment some kid from the Academy appears and takes the league by storm.

22:00 (UTC+2) Porto – Chaves

Just as the French Ligue 1, the Portuguese Primeira Liga is one of those who feeds the top Leagues for the last 20 years. This is also a league that several South American players use to start their adventure in Europe. FC Porto is the Champion and always a competitive team in the Champions League. They are a clear favorite against Chaves, but you can wait for a good and fast game and with some luck you will be also looking for some future signing of your team.

Max Meyer joins Crystal Palace

 

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Official Palace website: http://www.cpfc.co.uk

Max Meyer has joined Crystal Palace after his contract with Schalke expired. The 22 years old player was a regular first team player for the German side for the last 5 years but last April he criticized the club sporting director and he didn’t play anymore until the end of the contract.

Meyer was for a long time a target of some top teams, including Arsenal, but this behavior made those teams to look at him with other eyes. His agent also said many times that Meyer is a world class player and that he has the earn a salary around 8M euros a year.  With the time running out, and still without club, it was clear that amount was nothing but a dream but accordingly to the news he will receive around 4M euros a year.

For Crystal Palace this is no doubt a good risk to take. Meyer is indeed a very talented player and even with this high salary, they can make a huge profit in one or two years if everything goes in the right way.