SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE DAY
Friday 15 October
Three South African clubs play in the Caf Champions League and Caf Confederation Cup today and all are up against testing Congolese opposition. More details at www.soccer6.co.za
M1 Diables Noirs vs Orlando Pirates: Diables Noirs were second in the Congo league which finished in June and will likely be short of match fitness for this African Confederation Cup second round first leg tie. Pirates had a walkover in the first round.
M2 AmaZulu vs TP Mazembe Englebert: AmaZulu are on a five match unbeaten run. Mazembe have started the new season in DR Congo with successive wins.
M3 Marumo Gallants vs Vita Club: Marumo beat opponents from Equatorial Guinea in the first round of the African Confederation Cup. Vita Club have played three games in the new DR Congo with two victories and a draw.
M4 Hannover 96 vs Schalke 04: A first meeting of these clubs since Schalke’s relegation from the Bundesliga. Hannover’s home win count against Schalke is 14-12 with just three draws.
M5 SC Paderborn 07 vs SSV Jahn Regensburg: Jahn Regensburg are in second place in the German second division, one point and one positron above Paderborn, who have won three out of five previous home games against Jahn Regensburg.
M6 FC Den Bosch vs Almere City: FC Den Bosch have lost their last three matches. Almere City have gone five games in the Dutch second division without a victory.
M7 Excelsior Rotterdam vs VVV Venlo: Excelsior share to place in the Dutch second division. VVV are three points further back and have lost three of four away games this season.
M8 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs FC Cologne: Hoffenheim have won one of their past six Bundesliga outings. Cologne are on a five match unbeaten streak, but three of those games were drawn.
M9 Eibar vs Almeria: Eibar are on a seven match unbeaten run and are four points off the top of the Spanish second division, where Almeria sit with six wins from nine games.
M10 West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City: West Brom can go level with Bournemouth at the top of the Championship if they win this game. Birmingham City have lost four of their past five games.
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