Pandurii Targu Jiu will host Steaua Bucharest at the Stadionul Municipal Drobeta-Turnu Severin Stadium on Wednesday, March 30. The two Romanian giants will do battle in the Liga I group stages.
Southend United will host rivals Sheffield United in the English League One at the Roots Hall Stadium on Wednesday evening, March 30. With both teams struggling to find form, they will both be going all out to secure a victory after they played out to a 2-2 draw in their last fixture.
Sao Paolo will travel to Estádio Anísio Haddad to face the home team Athletico Linense on Thursday, March 31. The hosts will be hoping for only their second victory against their visitors, on the other hand, the away side will be looking to clinch their fourth win against their opposition.
League rankings: Pandurii Targu Jiu 3rd & Steaua Bucharest 5th
Useful facts: In their last 12 meetings, Jiu have won three of the matches, while Steaua walked away with the result on nine occasions. Jiu have drawn their last three home games and Steaua are on a three-match winning streak.
Gert Barends: Draw.
Southend v Sheffield Utd (English League One)
League rankings: Southend 12th and Sheffield Utd 11th
Useful facts: In their only recent match against one another earlier this season, these two sides played to a 2-2 draw. Southend’s run of only one win in their last six is slightly worse than Sheffield’s two wins in the same timeframe
Gert Barends: Southend will win.
Atletico Linense v Sao Paulo (Brazil Paulista A1)
League rankings: Atletico Linense 9th & Sao Paulo 6th
Useful facts: Sao Paulo have won three of the last four matches between these two and Linense the other. Sao Paulo have won two of their last six games, while Linense have won three in the same timeframe.
Gert Barends: A win for Sao Paulo.