Thu 28 Jan by Mark Gleeson
SOCCER 6 POOL OF THE WEEKEND
Sunday 31 January S6 V1 P1
M1 Chelsea vs Burnley: A second home match for new Blues coach Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea have won their past two games against Burnley, both with a 3-0 scoreline.
M2 Baroka FC vs Cape Town City: Baroka held Kaizer Chefs to a 1-1 draw at Soccer City on Tuesday while City have had a week’s break since winning 4-2 at home against Golden Arrows.
M3 Mamelodi Sundowns vs Chippa United: Sundowns have won eight of their nine previous home games against Chippa, drawing the other.
M4 Leicester City vs Leeds United: Leicester are unbeaten in their previous five meetings with Leeds, winning the last three.
M5 West Ham United vs Liverpool: West Ham will be looking to end a run of nine games without success against Liverpool, who have won seven of them.
M6 Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs lost 3-0 on their last visit to Brighton, only their second loss in eight trips to the south coast.
SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE WEEK
Saturday 30 January S10 V2 P1
M1 Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs: Both sides had games on Tuesday night so will shuffle the sides for the derby. Pirates have won twice already against Chiefs this season in cup action.
M2 Black Leopards vs TS Galaxy: Leopards fired coach Dylan Kerr on Monday. Galaxy’s new coach Owen da Gama is in charge of only his fourth match since replacing Dan Malesela.
M3 Bloemfontein Celtic vs Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila: Celtic play a third game in seven days, and have had to travel back from Nigeria. TTM are bottom of the table in the DStv Premiership after four successive defeats, in which they have failed to score.
M4 Lamontville Golden Arrows vs Maritzburg United: Arrows lost their unbeaten record in Cape Town on Sunday. Maritzburg have lost their last two games, both often at home.
M5 SuperSport United vs Swallows FC: Both clubs share the lead of the DStv Premiership with 27 points from 13 games. Swallows remain unbeaten this season.
M6 Crystal Palace vs Wolverhampton Wanderers: Palace have not won in their last four games against Wolves. Their home record against Wolves us seven wins and seven defeats with eight draws.
M7 Manchester City vs Sheffield United: City’s last there matches against the Blades have all been victorious and they have kept three clean sheets in the process.
M8 West Bromwich Albion vs Fulham: Fulham are unbeaten in 10 previous clashes with West Brom, but won only four of those. Six of those 10 have ended in stalemates.
M9 Arsenal vs Manchester United: The Gunners’ previous two home matches against Man Utd have both ended in 2-0 wins.
M10 Southampton vs Aston Villa: Southampton have won six of their past nine clashes with Villa, drawing the other three. They last lost to Villa when beaten 2-3 at home in 2013.