Thu 12 Mar by Mark Gleeson
SOCCER 6 SPOTLIGHT
Saturday 14 March – S6 V1 P1
M1 Baroka v Black Leopards: A second meeting in seven days between the two Limpopo rivals. This cup quarter-final follows Baroka’s 2-0 win in the league in Polokwane last Saturday.
M2 Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal: Since Brighton won promotion to the Premier League, they are unbeaten at home against Arsenal.
M3 Manchester City v Burnley: City are unbeaten in their last nine meetings with Burnley, winning eight of them.
M4 Newcastle United v Sheffield United: Newcastle have won their last two matches, both of them away from home. United have won five of their past six matches, drawing the other.
M5 Highlands Park v Mamelodi Sundowns: Sundowns are unbeaten in six past clashes against Highlands, winning four of them.
M6 Aston Villa v Chelsea: Villa have lost their last two home matches and sit in relegation trouble. Chelsea have scored six goals in winning their last two matches.
SOCCER 10 SPOTLIGHT
Sunday 15 March – S10 V3
M1 TS Sporting v Bloemfontein Celtic: Second-tier TS Sporting might fancy an upset against Celtic, who have looked excellent in their previous two games in this year’s competition, but must now hit the road for the first time. TS Sporting have not won at home since early December, with three draws and a loss since then.
M2 Cardiff City v Leeds United: Cardiff ended a run of four games without success by winning last week at Barnsley. Leeds have won five in a row, all with clean sheets.
M3 Real Sociedad v Osasuna: Sociedad had won six games in a row before losing at Barcelona last weekend. Osasuna have lost three of their previous four away fixtures.
M4 West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers: West Ham have lost three of their last four games. Wolves will play after a long trip on Thursday to Greece to play in the Europa League.
M5 Athletic Bilbao v Atlético Madrid: Last season Athletic Bilbao beat Atletico 2-0 at home to end a run of six games at home without success against Atletico.
M6 Sparta Prague v Viktoria Plzen: Top-of-the-table clash in the Czech Republic where Sparta are eight points clear of second-placed Viktoria with six games to go.
M7 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United: United have won their last three meetings against Spurs, including two away from home.
M8 Racing Genk v KV Mechelen: Genk have won 14 of 17 previous home games against Mechelen with one draw and two defeats.
M9 Granada v Getafe: Granada are unbeaten in their last five outings. Getafe are chasing a Champions League place next season but have won just one of their past four La Liga games.
M10 Sevilla v Real Betis: Sevilla are third in La Liga and have won two of their last five league games. Betis beat Real Madrid last Sunday to topple them off the top of La Liga.