Canada were one of the most impressive teams during the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and may feel aggrieved to be seen as the underdogs for their quarter-final in the eyes of the bookmakers. The Reds enjoyed two comfortable victories before a narrow loss denied them top spot in their group, although it should be noted Costa Rica were one of only two teams to progress with three wins out of three.
Mexico head into the quarter-finals as the 6/4 favourites in the CONCACAF Gold Cup winner odds and will hope to prove why when they face 22/1 outsiders Honduras. Mexico have won the Gold Cup a record 11 times including three of the last five editions so there is plenty of reason to think they are the team to beat.
Wolves begin a new era in the Premier League with Bruno Lage at the helm after Nuno Espirito Santo left the club by mutual consent at the end of last season. Lage, a former assistant manager at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea before having success as Benfica head coach, will start his tenure with a trip to the King Power Stadium against Leicester.
Everton begin a new era at Goodison Park as Rafael Benitez takes charge of his first match at the Toffees against Southampton on the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign. The former Liverpool boss has been tasked with replacing Carlo Ancelotti, who returned to Real Madrid, as Everton target European football after just missing out last season.
Watford begin life back in the Premier League at Vicarage Road and will be aiming to start with a win in front of their own fans against Aston Villa. Their supporters were absent last season as the Hornets achieved promotion back to the top flight last season and Watford head into the new campaign as one of the favourites in the Premier League relegation odds.