Weekend Football Preview

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Community Shield

Leicester vs. Man City

Leicester the FA Cup winners take on Manchester City the Premier League winners in the Community Shield which is the curtain raiser for the Premier League season. It is a glorified friendly but you do win a trophy and it’s at Wembley. Leicester have been busy this summer having brought in Soumare, Bertrand, and Daka. A midfielder a left back and a striker which increases the depth and quality of Leicester’s squad. Manchester City go into this game having only signed one player in Jack Grealish. Grealish just joined the club a day ago for a Premier League record 100 million fee and a record fee for a British player. Leicester have drawn 2 lost 1 and won 1 of their friendlies while City have won all three of their friendlies. An exciting game for sure but Man City should win this game over 90 minutes.

Ligue 1

Ligue 1 kicks off this weekend with champions Lille looking to retain the title while PSG can actually go into the season as challengers. Monaco and Lyon are also looking to maintain their positive progression from last season. Lille have seen Onana join the club as a replacement for the departing Maignan while Soumare has also left the club. PSG have bought Hakimi, and Pereira while bringing in Donnarumma, Wijnaldum, and Ramos on a free. That is a serious injection of quality into an already great squad which many feel is to push for a title and Champions League double. Monaco have brought in Boadu, Jean Lucas, Jakobs and Nubel on loan while Lyon have sold Depay but not managed to bring in anyone yet.

So with that said Monaco take on Nantes, Lyon take on Brest, PSG travel to Troyes, and Lille travel to Metz for their first games of the season. As the season begins there is pressure on PSG to win the title while the rest would do well to cause another upset.

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