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Despite winning against Preussen Munster on Sunday (1-4), there's still plenty of room for improvement for the re-tooled Bayern Munchen. In their first home match for the 2014-15 Bundesliga season featuring the visiting Wolfsburg on August 23, 02:30 (GMT+8), the Bavarians will face a quality opponent that could push them to the limit. Bayern’s advantage is the knowledge that Wolfsburg have not beaten the defending Bundesliga champions since August 2009.
On August 24, 00:30 (GMT+8) Borussia Dortmund play their first game of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season, against Bayer Leverkusen. Can Dortmund open their league campacign with a win? A 1-4 win against the Stuttgarter Kickers in the DFB-Pokal could help boost the confidence of the BVB players, but they are not the only one who is in form as Bayer Leverkusen enter the match coming off a 6-0 victory at Alemannia Waldalgesheim.
Liverpool will visit Manchester City on August 26, 03:00 (GMT+8) at the Etihad Stadium as they continue with their campaign this 2014/15 season. In their most recent match, at the 2014 International Champions Cup held in New York City, Liverpool won via penalty shootout against Premier League defending champions Manchester City after the two teams had drawn 2-2 in 90 minutes. Will Brendan Rodgers use the same line-up against Manuel Pellegrini's side?
Louis Van Gaal's first English Premier League match in charge of Manchester United did not turn out well as the Red Devils were beaten at Old Trafford by Swansea via a 1-2 scoreline, duplicating the opening day home loss to Ipswich (2-3) way back in 1972. Travelling to Sunderland on August 24, 23:00 (GMT+8), can Van Gaal put forward the ideal formation for Manchester United, which have struggled at 3-5-2?
Arsène Wenger and his Arsenal side started off their English Premier League campaign with a 2-1 win against the ten-man Crystal Palace side at the Emirates Stadium. Aaron Ramsey paved the way for victory after he netted at injury time. Can Arsenal notch a second straight win when they visit Everton on August 24, 00:30 (GMT+8) at Goodison Park? Everton enter the match fresh from a 2-2 draw with newly promoted side Leicester City.