FC Zorya Luhansk host Manchester United in a UEFA Europa League encounter tonight. The Red Devils need just a point to go into the knockout stages, while their opponents have not won a single match and are fourth in the group.
Betting Opens: Wed 7 Dec
Closes: Thu 8 Dec 18:00
Current Pool: R6,714.00
Status: OPEN. Pool Code SBB
Osasuna host Barcelona in a La Liga fixture this Saturday. The home side are currently placed last on the log standings and have not won any of their past four games. Meanwhile, the Catalan giants are second and will want to close the six-point gap between them and Real Madrid.
The Telkom Knockout final takes place at the Peter Mokaba Stadium this Saturday, when SuperSport United will battle it out against Cape Town City. Both sides are in great form and, on paper, this promises to be a spectacular encounter.
Betting Opens: Fri 9 Dec
Closes: Sat 10 Dec 16:30
Current Pool: R.00
Status: NOT YET OPEN. Pool Code 1RR
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Zorya Luhansk v Man United (Europa League)
FIFA rankings: Zorya 3rd (Ukrainian Premier League) & Man Utd 6th (Premier League)
Useful facts: In the only match contested between these teams in September, United grabbed a 1-0 victory. With three wins to Zorya's zero in the EL, United are favourites to claim another win to guarantee their place in the knockout rounds.
Given Mashikinya: Manchester United.
Osasuna v Barcelona (La Liga)
League Rankings: Osasuna 20th & Barcelona 2nd
Useful facts: Barcelona are without a win in three games and now face a tough trip to Pamplona, where they've won only three of their last six against the relegation-threatened islanders. However, Osasuna have lost their past four matches and have won just one game all season, so this would be the perfect time for Luis Enrique to get his title challenge back on track.
Given Mashikinya: Barcelona.
SuperSport United v Cape Town City (Telkom Knockout)
League Rankings: SuperSport 2nd & Cape Town City 1st (Absa Premiership)
Useful facts: In what appears to be a surprising paradigm shift in South African football, this Telkom Knockout final will undoubtedly indicate which team is ready to be considered the most in-form team in the country. City are on a nine-match unbeaten spell, while SuperSport's streak of games without a loss has been extended to 14. In 11 previous encounters between the two (including matches between Black Aces and SuperSport), SuperSport have six wins compared to City's two. However, City is a newly established club, so history will count for very little.
Tapuwa Kapini: Ha, ha, ha… Cape Town City.