Tue 16 Feb by Mark Gleeson
SOCCER 6 POOL OF THE WEEK
Thursday 18 February S10 V1 P1
M1 Real Sociedad vs Manchester United: The clubs have been paired together just once before. That was in the 2013-14 Champions League group stage, in which United won the first game 1-0 at Old Trafford with an early own goal and drew 0-0 in San Sebastián a fortnight later.
M2 Slavia Prague vs Leicester City: Slavia have won just one of their 11 matches against English opposition, the most recent against Chelsea in the 2018-19 Europa League quarter-final.
M3 Sporting Braga vs Roma: Roma have faced Portuguese opposition on 16 previous occasions, winning six games and losing five. They have won just twice in Portugal.
M4 Wolfsberger vs Tottenham Hotspur: COVID-19 restrictions have forced the Austrian club to give up home advantage and take the game to Budapest in neighbouring Hungary. Spurs suffered a heavy loss to Manchester City at the weekend.
M5 Royal Antwerp vs Glasgow Rangers: Antwerp finished second in Europa League Group J, their 12-point tally one fewer than group winners Tottenham Hotspur. Rangers, meanwhile, topped their group in impressive style, doing the double over both Lech PoznaÅ and Antwerp's domestic rivals Standard Liège, as well as holding Benfica to two draws.
M6 Benfica vs Arsenal: The clubs have been paired just once previously in UEFA competition, Sven Göran Eriksson's Benfica getting the better of George Graham's Gunners in a 1991-92 European Cup second-round tie with a 3-1 comeback victory in extra time in London after a 1-1 first-leg draw in Lisbon.
SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 17 February S10 V2
M1 Kaizer Chiefs vs AmaZulu: Chiefs beat AmaZulu away in Durban when the two sides met just over one month ago. Chiefs had the weekend off after their Champions League tie was postponed.
M2 Mamelodi Sundowns vs Baroka FC: Sundowns have won their past four matches in a row, while Baroka have gone four without a win. Sundowns can stretch their lead at the top of the PSL table to five points with a victory.
M3 FC Lugano v Servette Geneva: Lugano are unbeaten in their last seven clashes with Servette with four victories and the other three drawn.
M4 St Gallen v FC Luzern: St Gallen have not won in their last five meetings with Luzern, who have won two of their last three visits to St Gallen.
M5 Burnley vs Fulham: Burnley had a 3-0 win away at Crystal Palace at the weekend. Fulham are still firmly in the relegation quagmire near the bottom of the Premier League, but did beat Everton on Sunday.
M6 Glasgow Celtic vs Aberdeen: Catch-up game for reigning champions Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, where they are in second place but 18 points behind Rangers. Aberdeen have not won in their last five games.
M7 Levante vs Atletico Madrid: Atletico are unbeaten in their past five clashes against Levante, winning four of them.
M8 FC Porto vs Juventus: Juventus, who are in the Champions League last-16 for the seventh season in a row, are unbeaten in five previous matches against Porto.
M9 Sevilla vs Borussia Dortmund: Sevilla and Dortmund have played only twice previously, which was in the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League group stage. The Spanish side won 1-0 in Germany with a 2-2 draw when they met in Spain.
M10 Everton vs Manchester City: City have won their last five in a row against the Toffees and scored 13 goals with only four conceded.