Gavin Hunt got off to a winning start in his new job as coach of Chippa United at the weekend and will be plotting ways to take the scalp of Mamelodi Sundowns when they host the champions at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Tuesday . More details at www.soccer6.co.za
SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE DAY
Tuesday 24 August
M1 Chippa United vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Both clubs began the new league season with 1-0 wins. Chippa have won only twice in 22 past clashes with Sundowns, losing 13 and drawing seven.
M2 Marumo Gallants vs Orlando Pirates: Marumo Gallants lost 2-0 on Saturday in their season’s opener. Pirates have had two official games in the new campaign but are yet to post a win.
M3 Norwich City vs AFC Bournemouth: Norwich have conceded eight goals in their last two matches. Bournemouth are unbeaten in five games played already this season.
M4 Birmingham City vs Fulham: In the Championship last season, Fulham beat Birmingham 1-0 both home and away.
M5 Sheffield United vs Derby County: Sheff Utd have conceded six goals in their last two games. Derby need a penalty shootout to get to the second round of the League Cup.
M6 Watford vs Crystal Palace: Two Premier League sides have been drawn against each other in the League Cup second round. Watford’s home record against Palace is seven wins, seven defeats and nine draws in 23 past clashes.
M7 Wigan Athletic vs Bolton Wanderers: Wigan and Bolton last met in the Championship in 2019 when Wigan won 5-2 at home. This is a League Cup tie but in October they will clash again in League One action.
M8 Ferencvaros vs Young Boys Berne: Two away goals by Ivory Coast forward Fortune Boli gives Hungary’s Ferencvaros a chance for a place in the Champions League group stage after losing 3-2 away in Switzerland last week in the first leg of their playoff tie.
M9 Ludogorets Razgrad vs Malmo FF: Last week’s first leg of this Champions League playoff in Sweden saw home side Malmo win 2-0.
M10 PSV Eindhoven vs Benfica: Both clubs are former European Cup winners and playing off for a place in this season’s Champions League group stage. Benfica won the first leg 2-1.
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