Mon 11 Jan by Mark Gleeson
SOCCER 6 POOL OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 6 January S6 V2 P2
M1 SuperSport United vs Chippa United: SuperSport have won five of their seven PSL matches this season. Chippa have appointed Dan Malesela as their new coach and he returns for a third spell at the club.
M2 Orlando Pirates vs Sagrada Esperanca: Pirates have a 1-0 lead over their Angolan opponents as they go into the second leg of their African Confederation Cup second-round tie.
M3 Manchester United vs Manchester City: United have turned around their fortunes with five victories in their previous six games. City’s last visit to Old Trafford on 12 December ended goalless.
M4 AC Milan vs Juventus: Milan won 4-2 when they last hosted the Italian champions in July. They are leading the Serie A table and are looking to end Juventus’ long-standing dominance.
M5 Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona: Athletic Bilbao’s last two home matches against Barcelona both ended in 1-0 victories.
M6 Olympique Marseille vs Montpellier: Both clubs have registered a single victory from their last five matches. Montpellier are only one point behind Marseille in the Ligue 1 standings.
SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 5 January S10 V1 P1
M1 Lamontville Golden Arrows vs Black Leopards: The visitors won 2-1 both home and away last season against Arrows, who are still unbeaten in this campaign.
M2 Stellenbosch FC vs Tshakhuma Tshi Madzivhandila: Stellenbosch have won one of four home games this season. TTM’s last three league matches all ended in 1-1 draws.
M3 TS Galaxy vs Baroka FC: Galaxy play for the first time under new coach Zipho Dlangalala. Baroka have lost their last two games and conceded give goals in the process.
M4 Swallows FC vs Cape Town City: Newly promoted Swallows remain unbeaten this season and are in second place in the DStv Premiership standings. Cape Town City are unbeaten in their past five matches.
M5 Ajaccio v Pau: Ajaccio have two draws and a victory from their past three home matches. Pau have collected just one point from their previous four Ligue 2 fixtures.
M6 En Avant Guingamp vs Amiens SC: Guingamp have not won any of their last 11 fixtures. Amiens are on a five-match unbeaten run, but sit mid-table in Ligue 2 in France.
M7 Toulouse vs Paris FC: Toulouse have scored 10 goals in winning their last three games. Paris’ win over Guingamp in their previous game ended a run of six matches without success.
M8 Chambly vs Le Havre: Chambly are just above the Ligue 2 relegation zone, but have collected five points from their past three outings. Le Havre have not won in their last eight outings.
M9 Clermont vs Grenoble Foot: Clermont have won three of their last four games and lead 7of the Ligue 2 standings.
SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE WEEK
Sunday 17 January S10 V2 P1
M1 Black Leopards vs Orlando Pirates: Leopards’ one win from nine games sees them last in the DStv Premiership standings. Pirates play a second away game in Venda in the space of four days.
M2 AmaZulu vs Maritzburg United: AmaZulu are winless in their past eight meetings with Maritzburg, who will be looking for a third straight victory as they push clear from the bottom of the log.
M3 Crotone v Benevento: A paltry two victories from 17 games has left Crotone bottom of Serie A. Benevento have won their last two away games at Udinese and Cagliari.
M4 Nantes vs Racing Lens: Raymond Domenech’s first two games on his return to coaching have seen Nantes draw both, which leaves them still just above the French league relegation zone. Lens have lost their last two games, but remain in the top half of Ligue 1.
M5 Nice vs Girondins Bordeaux: The last three games between these two French clubs have been drawn. Nice are unbeaten in the past nine meetings with four victories.
M6 Sassuolo v Parma: Sassuolo have won two of their past five home games. Parma have crashed down to second last in Serie A after losing five on the trot.
M7 Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur: Last season United beat Spurs 3-1 at home. They have not lost to Tottenham since their League Cup semi-final in 2015, when the Blades were still in the Championship.
M8 Liverpool vs Manchester United: Liverpool have won the last two meetings between these English giants at Anfield and at home against United are unbeaten in their last five clashes.
M9 Manchester City vs Crystal Palace: Palace have been a bogey side for City at home. They held them to a 2-2 draw last season at the Etihad Stadium and the campaign before that were shock 3-2 winners just before Xmas in 2018.
M10 Internazionale vs Juventus: Inter have let sip chances to go top of Serie A, remaining second on 37 points which is four more than Juventus, who have won their past three league fixtures.
M10 Tottenham Hotspur vs Brentford: Spurs host the League Cup semi-final on the back of a 3-0 league win over Leeds on Saturday. Brentford have won four in a row.