Tue 2 Feb by Mark Gleeson
SOCCER 6 POOL OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 2 February S10 V1 P1
M1 AmaZulu vs Bloemfontein Celtic: AmaZulu have won their last two outings as they begin to find form under Benni McCarthy. Celtic have lost only one of their past five games against AmaZulu.
M2 Lamontville Golden Arrows vs Orlando Pirates: Arrows held Pirates to a goalless draw at the Orlando Stadium just a fortnight ago and now host them in the return league fixture in Durban.
M3 Sheffield United vs West Bromwich Albion: Sheff Utd sit bottom of the Premier League, four points adrift of second from bottom West Brom, whose only home win this season was against Sheff Utd.
M4 Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Arsenal: Two teams heading in opposite directions face off at Molineux Stadium on Tuesday as Wolverhampton Wanderers hope to halt an eight-match Premier League winless streak while Arsenal are unbeaten in seven straight.
M5 Manchester United vs Southampton: Manchester United have got the better of Southampton of late, unbeaten in their last nine Premier League matches. Southampton are looking for their first league win in fixtures between the two clubs since January 2016.
M6 Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace: Crystal Palace defeated Wolves 1-0 at home in their last league match to break a three-match winless streak. Newcastle also won their last league outing 2-0 at Goodison Park against Everton, snapping a nine-match winless streak.
SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 3 February S10 V1
M1 Mamelodi Sundowns vs Stellenbosch FC: The first of this season’s Nedbank Cup ties as Sundowns begin the defence of their title. Stellenbosch are without a win in their previous five outings.
M2 Burnley vs Manchester City: Man City have hammered Burnley in their previous seven meetings with victory in all the matches and a goal aggregate of 28 goals to one.
M3 Fulham vs Leicester City: Fulham have not won a league game since they upset Leicester away in November, making for a 10-match winless streak. Leicester have not lost in their past seven away games, winning five of them.
M4 Hamilton Academicals vs Ross County: These two clubs are bottom of the Scottish Premiership. Accies have won one of their past seven games while Ross County have won two of their previous 12.
M5 Motherwell vs Dundee United: Motherwell’s home record against Dundee United is 19 wins to 14 defeats with 10 draws in 43 previous visits.
M6 Leeds United vs Everton: Leeds have won twice in their past five matches at Elland Road. Everton suffered a surprise home defeat to Newcastle at the weekend.
M7 Brentford vs Bristol City: Brentford scored seven goals against strugglers Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend while City went down at Derby County.
M8 VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Mönchengladbach: This German Cup tie comes just three weeks after Gladbach held Stuttgart to a 2-2 draw in the Bundesliga.
M9 Aston Villa vs West Ham United: West Ham are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Villa. But Villa still have a 50 percent success rate at home against the Hammers with 25 wins from 50 past visits.
M10 Liverpool vs Brighton and Hove Albion: Brighton’s only victory in 17 past meetings with Liverpool was back in 1982.