Soccer 6: Pool 2 - Tuesday 5th December

Soccer 6: Pool 2 - Tuesday 5th December

Select Home, Draw or Away in 6 matches to win BIG!

 

Start your week with a win by correctly predicting the outcome of the matches in our Soccer 6 competition. Tuesday’s Pool 2 coupon is made up of the final round of group stage Champions League fixtures and a League Trophy tie between Lincoln and Accrington.  To give you a little extra help we’ve previewed each match and suggested the outcome.

1 – Barcelona V Sporting CP

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both scored in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Saturday.  They remain top of the La Liga table, 8-points ahead of Real Madrid and unbeaten in 21-matches across all competitions.  Their Champions League campaign has also gone according to plan with three wins and two draws and just one goal conceded.  Sporting CP come to the Camp Nou with the hope of an upset so they can snatch second place from Juventus in the group with just one point separating the two teams.  The visitors are in good form, unbeaten in their last eight matches with four wins on the spin and currently tied on points with Porto at the top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga.  They’ve found the net in their last ten matches so a goal shouldn’t be beyond them, but it’s hard to look past a Barca win on home turf. Barcelona home win.

2 – Benfica V Basel

No one expected Benfica to have such an appalling run in this season’s Champions League.  They looked like second favourites under Manchester United in Group A, but have lost all five matches scoring just one goal and squandered any chance of dropping into the Europa League.  Swiss team Basel have it all to play for as they currently occupy second place but are level on points with CSKA Moscow.  They come into this with one defeat in their last fifteen matches, they’ve won their last five on the spin and most recently beat Lausanne 4-1 in the Swiss Super League on Saturday. Benfica drew 0-0 with Porto in their last match and only have their pride to play for.  Basel away win.

3 – Celtic V Anderlecht

Celtic come into their final Champions League group match after facing Motherwell three times within the space of a week.  They beat them 2-0 in the Scottish League Cup final, had a 1-1 draw in a midweek Premiership clash and smashed them 5-1 at Celtic Park at the weekend.  Now they need to seal third place in Group B for a chance at Europa League football.  It’s been a tough Champions League group with PSG and Bayern Munich in the top spots and Anderlecht have lost all five matches scoring just once and conceding seventeen.  Celtic beat them 3-0 in the reverse fixture in September and will be confident of getting another good result at home.  Celtic home win.

4 – Roma V FK Karabakh

Roma were beaten comfortably 2-0 by Atletico Madrid in their last Champions League match and need a win here to ensure they finish in the top two.  At home they are more than capable, they won 3-1 hosting Spal in Serie A on Friday to make it five wins on the bounce in the capital.  Karabakh are performing well domestically and are top of the Azerbaijan Premier League, but they haven’t made much of a mark in Group C of the Champions League and were smashed 4-0 at home by Chelsea in their last match in this competition.  Roma home win.

5 – Olympiakos V Juventus

Olympiakos have proven to be stubborn opponents at home as they held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw at the end of October, which was one of their last five unbeaten on home turf.  They won 3-1 at home in the Greek Super League on Saturday, two goals in the last ten minutes pinched the victory.  Juventus have been hit and miss on the road, drawing 1-1 visiting Sporting CP in October and losing 3-2 at Sampdoria in Serie A this month.  They can’t afford to slip up as Sporting CP could still finish in the runners-up spot in the group.  Fortunately, they’ve had a confidence boost by winning 1-0 away against title contenders Napoli last Friday.  Juventus away win or draw.

6 – Lincoln V Accrington

Lincoln will play Accrington in League Two later this month but first they’ll meet for this League Trophy encounter and it looks like it could be a close game.  Since winning the National League and making it to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup last season, Lincoln have had a respectable run in League Two this term and sit in a comfortable 10th place.  They’ve been dependable in front of the home crowd, losing just two of their last twelve games at home.  Accrington are 3rd in League Two but have been less potent recently, winning just one of their last five matches and losing 2-0 at Exeter in the most recent.  Draw.

 

04/12/2017

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