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Africa: 4 Matches to Watch This Weekend – NewsEverything Africa

Liverpool’s latest kind is shaky.

Nasarawa United v Kano Pillars @Lafia Township Stadium @4pm on Jan.10

Nasarawa are the early tempo setters with two wins out of two within the NPFL however Sunday’s guests, four-time champions, Kano Pillars, have additionally began brightly – with a win and a draw of their first two matches underneath new supervisor, Frenchman, Lionel Emmanuel Soccia. Pillars’ captain and legend, Rabiu Alli, already has two targets.

Nasarawa have scored two targets in every of their two matches and can search to proceed in Lafia on Sunday, although they’ve performed goalless attracts with Pillars of their final three visits.

Chatting with Brila FM after defeating Heartland final week in Owerri, Nasarawa supervisor, Bala Nkiyu stated, “We will not begin dreaming now – out of 38 matches, we have now simply performed two matches, we have now not began something even at 20 matches, as a result of something can occur, however we have now to maintain the fireplace burning.” Can his staff rating and ship a primary win in Lafia over Pillars on the fourth time of asking on Sunday?

Present Type: Nasarawa [W-W-D-L-W]; Kano Pillars [W-D-D-L-L]

Head-to-head

26/12/19 NPF Nasarawa United 0 – Zero Kano Pillars

09/05/19 NPF Nasarawa United 0 – Zero Kano Pillars

03/02/19 NPF Kano Pillars 3 – Zero Nasarawa United

20/05/18 NPF Nasarawa United 0 – Zero Kano Pillars

17/01/18 NPF Kano Pillars 2 – Zero Nasarawa United

Prediction: Nasarawa United 1-1 Kano Pillars

RB Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund @Pink Bull Area @6:30pm on Jan.9

Leipzig are two factors off the highest of the Bundesliga desk whereas Dortmund are six factors off Julian Nagelsmann’s males however the fascinating duel might be that between RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Dortmund’s aim machine, Erling Haaland with Leipzig’s goalkeeper, Peter Gulacsi in nice kind, having saved 4 consecutive clear sheets within the league.

With the change of managers at Dortmund, Edin Terzic has are available with a extra aggressive method although he might be with out Jude Bellingham, Thorgan Hazard, whereas Haaland might be assessed earlier than the encounter.

Dortmund can not afford to lose extra floor within the Bundesliga, so what is going to give on Saturday?

Present Type: RB Leipzig [W-W-D-W-W]; Borussia Dortmund [W-W-L-W-L]

Head-to-head

20/06/20 BUN RB Leipzig 0 – 2 Borussia Dortmund

17/12/19 BUN Borussia Dortmund 3 – Three RB Leipzig

19/01/19 BUN RB Leipzig 0 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

26/08/18 BUN Borussia Dortmund 4 – 1 RB Leipzig

03/03/18 BUN RB Leipzig 1 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

Prediction: RB Leipzig 1-1 Borussia Dortmund

Aston Villa v Liverpool @Villa Park @8:45pm on Jan.8

In Liverpool’s final two visits to Villa Park, the Reds have conceded 12 targets and scored two. The 7-2 win final October was a shock, whereas the 5-Zero loss 12 months in the past was anticipated as a result of Jurgen Klopp despatched a U-20 aspect to play the League Cup encounter.

Now the shoe appears to be on the opposite foot, with Villa’s first staff having to self-quarantine after a COVID-19 breakout at their Bodymoor Heath coaching facility has been shut.

Liverpool are amid their worst run in three years – two factors from their final three league matches.

Villa will play with a mix of U-23 and U-18 gamers with Liverpool able to precise their pound of flesh.

Present Type: Aston Villa [L-D-W-W-D]; Liverpool [L-D-D-W-W]

Head-to-head

04/10/20 PRL Aston Villa 7 – 2 Liverpool

05/07/20 PRL Liverpool 2 – Zero Aston Villa

17/12/19 LEC Aston Villa 5 – Zero Liverpool

02/11/19 PRL Aston Villa 1 – 2 Liverpool

14/02/16 PRL Aston Villa 0 – 6 Liverpool

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool

Sevilla v Actual Sociedad @Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan @2pm on Jan.9

Sevilla have 27 factors from 15 matches whereas Actual Sociedad, having performed the total complement of 18 matches, have 30 factors with a aim distinction of +14, in comparison with +7 for Sevilla. This emphasises how far Actual Sociedad have fallen off the perch in latest instances, having claimed simply 4 factors out of a doable 15 whereas the homers, Sevilla, are on an eight-match unbeaten sequence that features six wins.