What's going on? Everybody, This is Ray route and welcome to the third edition of kicking it here on the ray route network.
A lot of changes going down in this world, and I can't and I get, uh, get confused.
But I got a call myself.
Ladies and gentlemen, we're talking a little bit of football, but not the football that maybe you're used to be talking about.
I know a lot of you.
We're all used to be coming up on here and chatting about the New England Patriots, the National Football League, all that kind of good stuff.
No, no, no, no, no.
Today we're talking a little bit of football, or here in North America as we know it.
More specifically, I'm gonna be talking about the English Premier League and the games coming up this weekend.
I'm also gonna be covering the Bundesliga where my boys FC Bayern Munich, the champions of Europe are gonna take the pitch for their second game of the season.
Hope that everybody is doing well before we get into my predictions.
Let's talk about a couple of the games that we saw last week.
We saw Bayern Munich just absolutely destroy Shell Ca as they I believe, was eight. Nothing.
I turned the game on with eight minutes into the game eight minutes into the game, and I missed by, um, UNIX first goal by Sergio Gnarby.
That's how that's how fast they took care of business on the Bundesliga opener last Friday.
Um, and they look good.
Gun RV opened up four minutes into the game.
Made it one nail.
Leon Goretzka made it two nil in the 19th minutes.
Robert Lewandowski usually doesn't go a game without scoring.
It didn't happen this time, either.
Is he put in his first goal of the season? And it's also Mr Leroy Sonny's first game, all right? Yeah, Lee writes on his first assist of the season.
Sergio Gnarby followed up in the 47th minute to make it four. Nail tool.
Ezio came on gun.
RB got his hattrick in the 59th minute.
Thomas Mueller, usually the passing assassin, put a goal in.
Then Leroy Sandy scored his opening goal of the game, and then a whole bunch of other stuff happened.
Richard scored a goal.
Um, Musalia scored a goal.
Uh, nuisance a score. The goal.
We had the youngest Buddhist League or German player Bayern Munich player ever to score a goal and only 17 years old.
And then um usually a scored a second goal.
No scored one goal.
Sorry, I'm all messed up here.
Made that game 89 and 17 years old.
Demolished Shell CA and the the triple winners The meister shaft.
Whatever you wanna call them.
They looked absolutely spectacular.
But let's take a look at what happened in the e p l last week to so the games that I watched as I watched that Leeds United versus Fulham game I was a little bit disappointed for the Fulham fans After 16 years out of the E p l.
They finally returned cl inroads to play their first game back up in the Premier League and they had to do it in front of no fans and that was really, really disappointing for them.
I watched the Everington West Bromwich match and the first half was absolutely phenomenal.
West problem went to 10 men.
They were down 2 to 1 going into the second half.
They made it to to Everton made it 32 and then it just kind of snowballed from there. Of course.
Manchester City fell in a shocker to Crystal Palace 321 ****nal took care of West Ham 2 to 1 on the Sunday game.
Southampton took care of our Tottenham took care of Southampton 5 to 2.
I watched that game.
Southampton was talking.
I was all over them now, bouncing back on 1 to 1, Liverpool defeated Chelsea two to nil.
And what to me, was the game of the week.
Brighton defeated Newcastle three.
Nail The United are not looking good going into this game and going into this season, Leicester City be Burnley forwarded to.
And then we had a couple of games on the slate on Monday where Aston Villa took care of Sheffield United.
One nil in Manchester City took care of Wolverhampton and took care of the Wolves 321 And then on September 26 this Saturday, we three of the of the premier match.
Day three of the Premier League goes on and there's a lot of games going on, right? There's a lot of games to be watching, uh, some good matchups. Um, blowouts.
We're just gonna have to watch it and see how it kind of goes.
But I think we're in for a solid week of football.
Um, if you enjoy the football of the round kind, it's called football over the world.
We call it soccer here in North America.
The opening game at 7:30 a.
is gonna feature Manchester United who are traveling to Brighton to take them on.
Manchester United is the favorite, but they were also the favorite against Crystal Palace.
They did not play well against Crystal Palace.
You have to expect that They're gonna wanna bounce back and keep themselves kind of near the top of that table and try to be competing for things.
I mean there Oh, in one.
Now on the season after playing one game, Leicester City's uh to and oh, there's three only to know teams or Crystal Palace to know Liverpool too, and ****nal to and, oh, Everton two and o in Leicester City.
So Manchester United is gonna want to get into that wind.
I'm taking Manchester United to win that game, Chelsea, who felt to nail the Liverpool and what should have would look like one of the supremacist matches the Premier League is gonna be traveling toe West Brom's who felt to Everton.
Chelsea, of course, is one of the favorites to come through in the Champions League or in the E p L. This season.
They're now 10 N one and they're gonna want to improve.
And I believe that they're going to take care of business and they're gonna be Westbrook.
That's a 12:30 p.
m. Eastern time.
Uh, should have done this game first and I think it's gonna be a good game.
Crystal Palace to a no on the season beat Manchester United taking on Everton.
They're hosting Everton.
Crystal are Everton is the favorite.
I'm gonna call the upset again.
I'm taking Crystal Palace because yes, Everton took care of business against West Brom's last week.
But they didn't look that great in my opinion.
And I'm gonna take Crystal Palace to win that game.
And then the 3 p.
Eastern time game is gonna be Burnley at Southampton.
Just the rial barnburner.
Southampton is the favorite.
I am gonna take Southampton toe walk away with that victory Sunday there's another slate of Game 7 a.m.
Eastern time Sheffield United vs Leeds United I was speaking to a friend of mine who is a Leeds United supporter.
I have told him I'm a Bayern Munich fan, so I don't have a team in the e p l.
But for this season I am a Leeds guy.
I'm gonna and I don't have any illusion that leads is going to when the title or even Pete for a Champions League or a Europe spot whatsoever even over in Europa.
But I am going to cheer that leads stays promoted this year that they do not get relegated 16 years out of the league, so much history at Leeds United, I am throwing my weight behind Leeds United.
Uh um if anybody watched the Brian Clough story called **** united you You see the the absolute history that comes out of leads.
You're talking Ah, lot of championships that came out of there.
I'm trying to find now all the championships that leads have one in the past.
I wish that so I wish that they would Uh huh.
I wish that they would show more, but obviously their biggest time came in the dawn Riviera.
That was from 1961 to 1974.
They won Champions League.
They won the E p L Don Revie eventually left, moved on to coach the English team.
Brian Cloth eventually walked in and I think it was like 30 days that he was on the job before he was fired.
If you haven't seen Dan United, I highly suggest to go watch it.
It's a very entertaining, very entertaining movie to watch, but I'm throwing my weight behind Leeds United, Sheffield and Leeds is a derby game.
If the fans were in Sheffield, that would have been riots.
It would have been loud, obviously, is gonna be an empty stadium.
I'm gonna go with my boys, leads to improve the 20 and one on the season on, put six points in the league and keep working their way towards not being re relegated.
Eastern time, you got taught them taking on Newcastle United.
I used to throw my weight behind Newcastle.
They are a team that I believe will be relegated this year.
They're taking on Tottenham, who had a tough week one loss but bounced back last week.
Newcastle at the moment is sitting at with three.
Newcastle is three point sitting at 10 and one.
I do believe that they will be falling this week and I'm going to go.
I am going to throw my prediction that taught them, takes care of business against Newcastle United and then a 2 p.m.
Eastern time. You got West Ham versus the wolves.
All in West Ham is going to be hosting the Wolverhampton.
I've been impressed with wolves this season.
Uh, to me, they put on a lot of really good performances.
They are the favorites for this game.
I'm gonna side with the favorites on I'm gonna take the wolves for the Wind and then with one thing I love about the e p l s u got games on Sunday, You got games on Saturday and you got games on Monday, 12:45 p.m.
Fulham is hosting Aston Villa, two teams that I have very little faith in.
But I think that Fulham even though they were the champions coming in champions out of promotion coming into the Premier League, I believe that they're going to be the worst team in the pl this season.
I'm going with Aston Villa to win this game and then the 3 p.m.
game is, I think is gonna be a bit of Ah, a bit of a cracker.
I think it could be a really, really good match.
And it's gonna be Ah, Liverpool hosting ****nal are still has impressed me.
Now they haven't really been tested as far as I'm concerned, but they're too, and No.
One this season Liverpool is to, and so on the seasons, it's teams of undefeated teams.
This is gonna be one of those pieces of fighting for that first place, both of them sitting in the Champions League spot at the moment.
But, yeah, I'm really I'm leaning towards, uh, I think there's been a really good game and I want to see ****nal sort of jump back.
I want to see the Gunners have ah chance to to prove that, you know, they're actually coming back again.
I don't believe they have been overly tested this season.
Last week they defeated um, who did I say they defeated last week? I watched defeated West Ham United.
Um, should have beat West Ham, sort of expected them to beat West Ham.
We know that they won the community shield against Liverpool and they defeated Fulham, whose to me the worst team in the PL this year defeated them three nothing and match day one.
So this Monday game against Liverpool is gonna be very interesting.
Liverpool's a big favor there minus 2 15 going into this game I mean, at this point, I I if I was a betting man, I would be dropping some money into ****nal.
I think that they could pull this off.
Liverpool looks vulnerable to me as good as they look, Liverpool looks a little bit vulnerable to me and I think ****nal is the team that I would be looking at the maybe pulling off an upset regardless.
It's going to be the absolute match of the game of the day.
That's my my overall opinion.
I think that there's gonna be, uh it's gonna be a really, really solid solid game.
I am going to watch the replay in its entirety when I finish work because that is a game that I wanna watch.
I think that a lot of people were I think that a lot of people were shocked a little bit when when ****nal pulled off the win against Liverpool.
I think that everybody thought that Jurgen Klopp was gonna put his team through.
Um you know, Liverpool struggled against Leeds.
They struggled against Leeds.
They could have walked away with one point.
I think they're a little bit lucky to walk away with three points against Leeds United now leads has played well.
Like I said, Leeds has looked really good since coming into the league.
Um and I believe that that that's a team that you gotta watch.
Wanna just thank my boy Laurence Owen, who's coming in to support me here.
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And for people like Lawrence man learning a little bit something about football instead of football.
So there we go, So he's gonna keep learning.
So that's my predictions for the e p l.
This weekend again some some pretty solid games that ****nal Liverpool is definitely the game to watch again.
Brighton and Manchester United I'm taking Manchester United West Brahma, Chelsea.
I'm taking Chelsea Crystal Palace at Everton.
I got Everton Burnley in Southampton.
I got Southampton! Oh no! I don't have everything! I got Crystal Palace beating Everton and then I got Southampton beating Burnley.
I got a lead United beating Sheffield in their first Darby since coming back to the premier league.
I got Manchester City destroying Leicester City.
I got taught them beating Newcastle United and I got the wolves taking West Ham down.
And then on Monday, of course, I got Aston Villa defeating Fulham.
And I'm gonna take a sleeper here and I'm gonna I'm gonna go on a limb and I'm gonna take ****nal to beat Liverpool.
That's the E p l piece of what's going on.
And I think that there's a lot of lot of solid games.
It is gonna be some beautiful football player.
I can't wait for that Liverpool ****nal game and you're just gonna see, uh, just premier teams going at it.
All right, So before I get into before I get into the Buddhist Lee against, I give you my picks for the German league this weekend, I want to talk a little bit of Major League soccer here in North America as we're starting to roll through things right now.
The game I got on in the background is Toronto FC, who are right now playing the New York City Football Club is in the 52nd minute and 00 in that game.
Inter Miami is playing the Red Bulls.
They're tied at zero apiece very early in that game.
Columbus are beating.
Minnesota won two nil.
Sporting KC in Orlando are tied at zero.
Atlanta at FC Dallas or tied at zero.
If you're looking for Goldslick over the Chicago Houston game, Chicago very close to the half up.
Two nil on Houston in Cincinnati and Philly are 00 the MLS has to understand that when I'm trying to sell the game of soccer to people, you can't have like six of your eight game 00 when I'm trying to tell people it's a fun, exciting game. Toe watch.
You gotta get some goals.
North Americans love goals.
Get some goals in the game.
Other games going on tonight, Nashville is gonna be taken on D C United.
I'm gonna take Nashville to win that game.
Colorado is gonna be taking on San Jose.
Seattle is gonna be facing Portland.
Galaxy is gonna be taken on Vancouver and one game already in the books.
New England Revolution defeated the Montreal Impact.
Next games will be this weekend on the 26.
You're gonna have Nashville, Houston, NFC at Cincinnati.
We're gonna have games on Sunday, which is gonna be a full slate.
You're gonna have Minnesota taking on riel.
Salt Lake, Colorado Taking on Sporting Kansas City The L A.
Galaxy taking on Seattle D.
United versus New the New England Revolution.
You got the Chicago Fire taking on? Yeah, taking on Atlanta, Toronto FC going up against Columbus again.
So against Orlando, Vancouver against Portland, the Los Angeles football club against San Jose.
The New York Red Bulls taking on the Montreal impact in Philadelphia.
Going up against Inter Miami as we start getting closer and closer to MLS playoffs and all that other kind of good stuff.
Of course, Columbus right now has a three point lead over Philadelphia on.
Then you got Toronto in Orlando, who were both sitting at 22 points, who are kind of creeping up behind them.
So a really good fight in the Eastern Conference and in the Western Conference, it's really, really tight.
Seattle with 21 points, sporting Kansas City with 20.
FC Dallas with 19.
Then you got Minnesota in Portland, both at 18 on.
I mean, Colorado's not that far off, either at 16 points, so you've got some really, really tight matches.
Really? Really Rocket and cooking.
Ah, lot of fun stuff to watch.
But now I'm gonna get into this weekend games over in the Bundesliga match Day Two starts this Friday as Hertha BSC, also known as Hertha Berlin, takes on Enrich Frankfurt and Rich Frankfurt is, Ah, team that some of my family members cheer for But I can't go with them.
I don't like I enrich Frankfurt.
It's gonna be a tight game.
I think that Frankfurt's gonna win this game pretty handily, though.
Eso on Friday at 2:30 p.
Eastern time, I'd be looking at Frankfurt toe walk away with the victory.
Frankfurt just got way too much talent for Hertha Berlin.
And then Saturday is when the big slate of games comes 9:30 a.
There is 12345 games at 9:30 a.m.
So if you all are looking for something to do, it's there for you.
Eso we got mains taking on stood guard.
You've got Munchengladbach taken on Union Berlin.
You got Roxburgh versus Boris the Dartmouth you got buyer Lubick, Houston vs Lipstick, which would be a good game.
You got Armenia Belfield taking on Cologne and you got Shell ca taking on vertebrae, Man on the loan game at 12:30 p.
Eastern Time a Zai go through these games, I think stood guard should be able to take care of Maine's.
It should be a tighter game then Maybe we think so.
I'm gonna go with stood guard in that game, though.
Moenchengladbach versus FC Berlin.
I have to go with Munchengladbach.
FC Berlin or Union Berlin is just not a good team at all.
Oxenberg at OCS Berg and Boris the Dartmouth Boris's doorman is going to smoke them.
Uh, doorman and I can't wait till dormant And I cannot wait until dormant face off against Bayern Munich.
That's gonna be such a good game. Toe watch.
Byron Lubick, Houston taking on lipstick, Red Bull lipstick.
I think lipstick is gonna win this game again.
I think it's the three way battle is gonna be Bayern Dortmund and lipstick eso.
Even though the game is in Leverkusen, I'm not sure about it, and I'm not.
I don't know which teams they're gonna have fans and which ones aren't? And all last week, some teams did.
Byron didn't have fans on Friday.
Eso There's a lot of different things that we gotta look for there.
But I think that I definitely gotta go with lipstick to take Bayern Leverkusen down.
Uh, cologne is gonna be Fate is gonna be facing Armenia.
Belfield on the road. I'm taking cologne.
That's a simple game to take.
Um, and their plus 1 50.
I'm putting money on cologne in that game.
And then Shaka versus Werder Bremen, which I mean, 10 years ago would have been a cracker.
It would have been one of the better games of the weekend.
Um, not this year.
Neither team, in my in my opinion, is that great shelter the favorite Got to go with the favorites.
And then Sundays you got two games.
and then 12 PM The 12 PM game is Freiburg at Wolfsburg.
No team of Werner obviously is.
He's moved over to Chelsea in the Premier League, but Wolfsburg still gonna take them Freiburg and then my boys go at it at 9:30 a.
Eastern time, which means I'm gonna have a double Jersey Day.
Bayern Munich in the morning Patriots in the afternoon.
Gonna have to pause the game at 10 o'clock to go to my pregame with my boys over on SportsCastr news to preview the weekend and preview the the NFL weekend and then assumes that game's gone. Um, pause.
Finished the game and watch my boys Bayern Munich just destroy 18 99 Hoffenheim, um, Byron is minus 4 25 minus 4.
That's how big of favorites they are.
You got to go with Bio Munich in that game, so that's my picks.
I picked a couple of upsets this weekend.
We got to see, But if you're a Bayern Munich fan, you're getting your scarf ready.
You're getting ready to watch, because tomorrow there already in Turkey, I believe are they not Bayern Munich are gonna be playing in the UEFA Super Cup in Budapest against civilians.
I don't know who the starting rotation.
I'm gonna be interested to know the starting 11 is gonna be one of the big things about Bayern Munich.
This year is gonna be the rotation.
Um, and injuries could kill them.
I know that they're in talks for a couple of different players Right now, I've heard rumors that if there's even the possibility of Mario Gotze rejoining the team as we know, David Alba didn't play in the opener because he was injured, they rested Alphonso Davies.
Perhaps we'll see him tomorrow.
Um, look, even though this cup is in the Champions League and it's just sort of ah primer for the beginning of the season, I do believe Byron wanna win it. It's another trophy.
It's another European trophy.
You just won the trouble.
You don't wanna lose the Supercup.
We should see a lot of the starters out there, especially since they could maybe rest some players on the weekend.
But rotation is gonna be huge for Hansi flick going into this season s so I'll be interested to see who the starting 11 is.
It's gonna be, uh, it's gonna be, uh, wanna go.
But I'm going with Byron to beat Sevilla Sevilla tomorrow.
That's the pl That's the Bundesliga.
And that's the U A.
For Supercup happening, I think 2:45 p.
m. Eastern time tomorrow.
Another game that ISS.
Soon as work is over, gonna be popping out on the TV and watching that game, looking forward to that.
And then I'll be on at 7 p.m.
Eastern time with my boys.
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