Soccer 6: Pool 4 November 14th

Soccer 6: Pool 4 November 14th

Check out our previews before taking a shot at predicting the outcome to win yourself some cash in tonight's international fixtures.

The Republic of Ireland still have hopes of making it to Russia 2018 when they host Denmark for the second-leg of their play-off on Tuesday night.  England host Brazil in what will hopefully be an exciting friendly match and world champions Germany take on France in Cologne.  Check out our previews for Tuesday’s Soccer 6 Pool 4 coupon.

1 – Senegal V South Africa

It’s the second meeting between these teams in just a few days, with Senegal winning the reverse fixture 2-0 in Polokwane on Friday to top the group and qualify for Russia 2018.  The celebrations will likely continue in front of the home crowd, with Senegal unbeaten in their last twenty World Cup qualifiers on home soil.  South Africa need a win to avoid finishing bottom of the group, but victories have been hard to come by lately as they’ve lost four of their last five matches.  Senegal home win.

2 – Burkina Faso V Cape Verde

With South Africa failing to beat Senegal on Friday, hope of qualification has now ended for Burkina Faso and Cape Verde who will battle it out for second place in the group.  Burkina Faso may have the slight upper-hand, they are unbeaten in their last five home games although three of them were draws.  Both teams score in all five of those matches and with less pressure on this game potentially producing a more open game, we could see goals from both sides again.  Burkina Faso home win or draw.

3 – Rep of Ireland V Denmark

The Republic of Ireland had just 28% of the possession in reverse fixture with Denmark on Saturday, but managed to grind out a 0-0 draw.  It’s still all to play for at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night but Martin O’Neill’s men have their work cut out for them against a far more consistent opponent.  Denmark come into this unbeaten in their last ten matches, five draws and five wins and although their goal output has lessened, they put four past both Poland and Armenia in September.  The Republic of Ireland’s only defeat in their last seven matches was to Serbia, they were beaten 1-0 at home but have scored in three of their last four on home turf.  With so much at stake this could be a really tight encounter.  Draw.

4 – Germany V France

France have a good record against Germany with a draw and four wins from their last seven encounters.  This is the first meeting between the two since France won 2-0 in the Euro 2016 semi-finals thanks to a double from Antoine Griezmann.  That game was Germany’s last defeat and they extended their unbeaten run to twenty matches with a goalless draw against England at Wembley on Friday, they had won seven on the spin before that trip.  France were also in action on Friday with Griezmann and Olivier Giroud providing the goals in their 2-0 win over Wales.  France have only failed to score in one of their last eight matches so they should be able to trouble the German goal, but we’d give the hosts the edge.  Germany home win.

5 – England V Brazil

England have won just one of their last ten encounters with Brazil and this is the first time they’ve met since a 2-2 draw in a friendly in 2013.  England are host for the second time during the international break after drawing 0-0 with Germany on Friday.  Brazil were in Lille for a friendly with Japan and won 3-1, the world’s most expensive player Neymar scored from the spot and Marcelo and Gabriel Jesus completed the scoring.  The visitors come into this in impressive form, their only loss in their last sixteen games was a narrow 1-0 defeat in a friendly with Argentina back in June.  They should have too much for the Three Lions.  Brazil away win.

6 – Portugal V USA

USA travel to Portugal for a friendly and their first match since losing 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago in October saw them fail to qualify for Russia 2018.  They parted ways with manager Bruce Arena and assistant manager Dave Sarachan has taken over as interim boss and named a young squad for this encounter.  Portugal will be without Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Ricardo Quaresma who are all being rested and missed the friendly against Saudi Arabia last week.  They should still have too much for the visitors, Portugal’s only loss in their last twelve matches was a defeat by penalties to Chile in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup back in June.  Portugal home win.

14/11/2017

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