SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE DAY
Friday 22 October
Having escaped with a draw against Crystal Palace on Monday, there is a quick turnaround for Arsenal as they host Aston Villa tonight at the start of the new Premier League weekend. More details at www.soccer6.co.za
M1 ADO Den Haag vs Excelsior Rotterdam: Den Haag are unbeaten in their past seven game while Excelsior are in second place in the Dutch second division standings.
M2 Jong AZ Alkmaar vs FC Volendam: Volendam have a two point lead at the top of the Dutch second division with Jong AZ five points behind them. Volendam are unbeaten in nine previous games against Jong AZ.
M3 FSV Mainz 05 vs FC Augsburg: Mainz have lost their last three Bundesliga matches while Augsburg sit in the relegation zone with six points from eight games.
M4 Bohemians vs Waterford: This Irish Cup semi-final clash will be followed by another meeting between the two sides in the league next Tuesday
M5 RFC Seraing vs Sporting Charleroi: Seraing’s last home game was a 5-1 thumping of Zulte Waregem. Charleroi are unbeaten away in the Belgian league this season with two wins and three draws.
M6 Sampdoria vs Spezia: Last season was the first time these two clubs met with Spezia winning 2-1 at home and then drawing 2-2 away.
M7 St Patrick’s Athletic vs Dundalk: Dundalk won 2-0 on their last visit to St Pats in May but then lost at home 4-1 to them in August, both in league action. This is an Irish Cup semi-final tie where holders Dundalk are seeking to reach a seventh successive final.
M8 Arsenal vs Aston Villa: The Gunners have followed four wins in a row with a pair of draws. Villa were 3-0 winners on their last visit to Arsenal some 11 months ago.
M9 Osasuna vs Granada: Osasuna have won three in a row in LaLiga. Granada’s weekend victory over Sevilla was their first success of the season.
M10 Vitoria Guimaraes vs Maritimo: Vitoria Guimaraes lost their last home game to Benfica but have won three on the trot away from home. Maritimo are without success in their past seven outings.
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