LEAGUE football returns on Friday and there are big games in Scotland, England and France.
The Scottish lower leagues finally kick off with antepost favourites Hearts tackling a Dundee side who should be their closest challengers having signed Charlie Adam and Graham Dorrans.
Hearts still harbour a grudge at the way they were relegated last season and will be determined to return to the top flight at the first attempt.
Robbie Neilson is back in the hotseat after returning to the club he left in 2016 and his experience should see them over the line.
The Jambos will be disadvantaged by no fans as Tynecastle would have been sold out for this one but I'll be watching the game closely live on BBC.
I'm optimistic we'll see a good game to start with and plenty of goals – and let's hope the season is played to conclusion with all the problems clubs are facing.
While I can't see past Hearts for the title McBookie's 6-4 offer on Dundee to finish first without the favourites is worth a look.
McBookie have the biggest selection of anteposts on the Scottish lower leagues and make Hearts' striker Liam Boyce 5-2 favourite to be top scorer ahead of 9-2 Steven Naismith and 9-1 Stephen Dobbie.
In the English Championship it's Derby vs Watford while in France we have Dijon vs Rennes and Nimes vs PSG.
Rennes top the table after an unbeaten six-game start to the season and should see off a side with just one victory.
PSG have won four in a row after recovering from a pandemic-troubled start to the campaign and should be convincing winners at a Nimes side lucky not to be relegated last season.
Nimes have conceded 10 in three meetings to the champs who hammered Angers 6-1 last time out. I'm backing PSG -1 at 19-20 with Betway and Rennes to win.
There wasn't much on the go on Thursday but well done to any winners.
- Hearts (7.45pm)
- Rennes (6pm)
- PSG -1 (8pm)
- (47-10, Betfred)