ELF Week 6 Preview: 16 teams in action with Fire-Bravos rematch a highlight

The 2024 European League of Football season is approaching the halfway point so let’s have a look at the eight matchups of week 6.

Barcelona Dragons at Raiders Tirol

The 4-1 Raiders will get another opportunity for a victory as they host the 2-3 Barcelona Dragons.  Last time these teams met back in week 2, the Raiders demolished their Spanish opponents, winning 65-7 on the road.  They should cruise to victory again Saturday in Innsbruck.

Wroclaw Panthers at Vienna Vikings

The Vikings will get quarterback Ben Holmes back from injury on Saturday as they host the Wroclaw Panthers.  These teams met on June 9th, when Vienna squeaked out a victory in Wroclaw by a score of 16-13.  We will see if Wroclaw can keep this one competitive on the road.

Rhein Fire at Madrid Bravos

This is a much-anticipated rematch from the stunner from a couple weeks ago, when the upstart Bravos handed the Fire their first loss since 2022.  The Fire will surely be hungry for revenge; can Madrid prove that last time wasn’t a fluke?

Fehervar Enthroners at Milano Seamen

The Enthroners and Seamen will meet for the first time in the ELF in a contest between two weaker teams.  Playing with home-field advantage, Milano could actually improve to 3-3 with a victory over the winless Enthroners.

Helvetic Mercenaries at Stuttgart Surge

In a matchup of arguably the league’s best team against arguably the league’s worst team, the Helvetic Mercenaries travel to Stuttgart for what should be a blowout at the hands of the Surge.  Hopefully the Swiss team can put up a fight against last year’s championship finalists.

Cologne Centurions at Paris Musketeers

The 2-1 Paris Musketeers host the 1-2 Cologne Centurions in a Western Conference clash.  While Paris is one of the best teams in the league, Cologne is a scrappy team that should not go away easily.  Can they keep this one close?

Berlin Thunder at Prague Lions

The Thunder travel to Prague to face the Lions for the second time this season.  In week 2, they easily took care of the Lions at home, winning 48-17.  This one is expected to be another comfortable victory for Berlin.

Hamburg Sea Devils at Frankfurt Galaxy

The Frankfurt Galaxy host the Hamburg Sea Devils on Sunday in a battle of 2-1 teams.  Frankfurt is expected to take care of Hamburg, whose two wins have come against the winless Lions.  Let’s see if the Sea Devils can make this one interesting.

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.