Can Dortmund Get One Over The Mighty Munich?
Sport Pesa ambassador, Doctor Khumalo throws his weight behind some of the biggest international friendlies commencing this week. These include English Premier League and other European giants going head-to-head.
Providing analysis and insight is just as important a tool as the game itself. With that said, Doc will give his expert opinion on the prediction of upcoming fixtures, for you to make more informed decisions! Be sure you scroll through all the infographics above to get an idea of team form which can also help you when making your predictions.
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich
Well, these are two of the biggest teams in the German Bundesliga and you can expect fireworks whenever they meet. They’ve both seen and done it all in the game. I think, obviously, with the pedigree of both teams and the fact that they are giants of the German football, it is a bit tricky to predict the outcome but I would go with Bayern. My prediction is influenced by their unbelievable track record and recent form, without taking anything away from Dortmund, so I expect Bayern to win.
Soccer Laduma tip: We will go with Doc on this one. After Bayern`s thumping of Fenerbahce 6-1 in the Audi Cup, all there start players look ready for the season. We can`t see anything past a Munich victory.
Paris Saint-Germain v Stade Rennes
I don’t think you’ll find a lot of people betting against PSG in this one. They possess a number of quality players who are match-winners on any given day. They had a good season, even though they disappointed in the Champions League. They might be disturbed by the on-going saga of Neymar reportedly wanting to go back to Barcelona but these are professionals and they should be able to handle these kinds of situations. I really expect them to have an upper-hand and win this one.
Soccer Laduma tip: With this one, we think Doc is right on the money. PSG`s new signings are eager to impress. The likes of Idrissa Gueye and Ander Herrera will be raring to go. The French champions to the win this one.
Liverpool v Manchester City
What a cracker of a game this promises to be! We are talking about the UEFA League champions against the England Premier League champions. This is going to be a battle of the champions and I think they will cancel each other out and this game will go all the way to penalties, with City emerging as the eventual winners.
Soccer Laduma tip: The cream of Premier League and European football will be hard to predict. Both sides have had good pre-season campaigns, and will want to start there seasons off well. It will properbly go to penalties. Your guess is as good as ours.
Benfica Lisbon v Sporting CP
This clash always attracts a lot of people in Portugal and I expect this one to be no different. You can expect a really great atmosphere with both sets of supporters making their presence felt. At the moment, Benfica are favourites but Sporting have been doing very well in both UEFA and EUROPA League. I will give this one to Sporting.
Soccer Laduma tip: It will be a very tight pre-season affair. We are going to disagree with Doc and for an entertaining stalemate.