Today’s Soccer 6 post previews the weekend's international action as World Cup qualifiers and friendly internationals dominate the fixtures in this FIFA week. The guest predictor is University of Pretoria winger Aubrey Ngoma to help give you tips if you're a betting man!
LESOTHO V ZAMBIA
Fifa ranking: Lesotho 166th and Zambia 36th
Useful facts: Minnows Lesotho are the whipping boys in Group D of African World Cup qualifying. The Crocodiles have no bite when it comes to scoring goals and they are also susceptible to conceding plenty. A well-organised Zambia ought to be favourites at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru.
Aubrey Ngoma: Zambia should win comfortably against Lesotho.
CHICAGO FIRE V CHIVAS USA
League position: Chicago 10th and Chivas 5th
Useful facts: Chicago Fire have had an awful start to the season in the MLS Eastern Conference after losing their first three games without troubling the scorers. Chivas, who are mid-table in the Western Conference, will fancy their chances at Toyota Park in Bridgeville, Illinois.
Aubrey Ngoma: Chivas away win.
CYPRUS V SWITZERLAND
Fifa ranking: Cyprus 133rd and Switzerland 14th
Useful facts: Cyprus are rooted at the bottom of the table in Group E of European World Cup qualifying. The Eastern Mediterranean island nation have lost four of their last five matches played. Group leaders, Switzerland, will be gunning for all three points in Nicosia.
Aubrey Ngoma: Switzerland will win this one because Cyprus are struggling.
ETHIOPIA V BOTSWANA
Fifa ranking: Ethiopia 112th and Botswana 122nd
Useful facts: Ethiopia will be expected to win at home against bottom of the table Botswana in Group A. A victory for the Black Lions would really be a big boost to them in taking control of the group. Botswana need nothing less than a draw to keep their World Cup hopes alive.
Aubrey Ngoma: Ethiopia will win at home.