Wikki Tourist vs. Lobi Stars @TBS @4PM on August 7
Wikki cannot afford another slip as that may hurt the league leaders severely. Lobi Stars will do well if they survive the Bauchi onslaught.
Coach Abdul Maikaba will be hoping that the league’s leading scorer, Godwin Obaje, will be on song so that the 3-0 spanking received at the hands of Akwa United is quickly forgotten. For Lobi, any point in Bauchi would move them closer to their goal of nicking a top-four spot at the end of the season. Currently, they are in fifth place with 42 points, five behind their Sunday hosts.
Recent Form: Wikki [L-W-D-D-D]; Lobi Stars [W-D-W-L-D]
Head to head
06/04/16 NPF Lobi Stars 1 – 1 Wikki Tourist
13/09/15 NPF Lobi Stars 1 – 1 Wikki Tourist
17/05/15 NPF Wikki Tourist 1 – 0 Lobi Stars
03/07/13 NPF Wikki Tourist 4 – 0 Lobi Stars
16/06/13 NPF Lobi Stars 1 – 0 Wikki Tourist
Prediction: Wikki 2-1 Lobi Stars
Nigeria vs. Sweden @Arena da Amazônia @11PM on August 7
Nigerians are still getting to grips with the 5-4 win over Japan last Thursday even though they landed in Manaus six hours before that match but in Sweden they face a country that has always posed challenges for Nigerian teams. But having rested sufficiently, the ‘Dream Team’ can effectively guarantee a quarterfinal place with another win even though Coach Samson Siasia must ensure that his defence is tighter and more resilient than what they showed [fatigue permitting] against Japan.
Recent Form: Nigeria [W-L-W-W-D]; Sweden [D-L-D-W-D]
Head to head
05/05/94 ITF Sweden 3 -1 Nigeria
07/06/02 FWC Sweden 2 -1 Nigeria
Prediction: Nigeria 3-1 Sweden
Leicester City vs. Man. United @Wembley Stadium @4pm on August 7
The curtain-raiser for the English Premier League season and one in which Jose Mourinho seeks to revive his image as a winner with underwhelming Manchester United. For EPL defending champions, Leicester City have been humbled by PSG and Barcelona in their last friendlies as Claudio Ranieri seeks to make his side as unbeatable as they were against the top teams last season. The form and number of goals from new Nigerian signing, Ahmed Musa, could mean another top four finish.
Recent Form: Leicester [L-L-W-W-W]; Man Utd [D-W-L-W-W]
Head to head
01/05/16 PRL Man. United 1 – 1 Leicester City
28/11/15 PRL Leicester City 1 – 1 Man. United
31/01/15 PRL Man. United 3 – 1 Leicester City
21/09/14 PRL Leicester City 5 – 3 Man. United
13/04/04 PRL Man United 1 – 0 Leicester City
Prediction: This could end in penalties
PSG vs. Lyon @Worthersee Stadion @7:45PM on August 6, 2016
These are the probable teams that will end the Ligue 1 season in first and second places just as they ended the 2015/16 season – though it has to be said that PSG won at a canter.
But the Parisian club has lost talisman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while Lyon are trying desperately to hold on to Alexandre Lacazette, whom Arsenal are pursuing fiercely. So this match is effectively about which team would strike the first blow?
Recent Form: PSG [W-W-W-W-W]; Lyon [W-W-W-D-L]
Head to head
28/02/16 LI1 Lyon 2 – 1 PSG
10/02/16 CDF PSG 3 – 0 Lyon
13/01/16 CDL PSG 2 – 1 Lyon
13/12/15 LI1 PSG 5 – 1 Lyon
01/08/15 SUC PSG 2 – 0 Lyon
Prediction: PSG 2-1 Lyon
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