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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Four matches to watch: Top 2 NPFL groups fight as Chicarito comes back to Old Trafford

plateau Utd v MFM @Rwang Pam Stadium @4pm on Aug.13 

The numbers three [3] and five [5] are the most essential numbers when table toppers, Plateau United host second put MFM at the Rwang Pam Stadium. Three focuses isolate the two groups with five recreations to go in the season. While Plateau left and gathered a point off Kano Pillars, MFM needed to make due with a home point against Enyimba.

A win for Plateau would draw them nearer to a title that has been looked for a long time while a win for MFM would mean they draw nearer to a first title in simply their second season in the best flight.

Level United have won 15 of 16 home matches hitherto while MFM have lost in 11 of their 16 away trips – a couple of details that focuses to a Plateau win with MFM without their best scorer, Thompson Odey and persuasive winger, Sikiru Olatunbosun.

Current Form: Plateau Utd [L-W-W-L-W]; MFM [L-D-D-L-W]

Straight on

19/03/17 NPF MFM 2 – 1 Plateau United

31/07/16 NPF MFM 0 – 1 Plateau United

27/03/16 NPF Plateau Utd 1 – 1 MFM

Forecast: Plateau Utd 2 – 1 MFM

Manchester United v West Ham @Old Trafford @4pm on Aug.13 

Regardless of how this is played, Jose Mourinho needs an opening day triumph at Old Trafford to state a bye-bye to last season's details in which his group drew 10 of its home experiences.

Numerous savants have placed that West Ham administrator, Slaven Bilic, would be one of the supervisors to lose their occupations in the new season. What's more, as Mourinho said after the 2-1 misfortune to Real Madrid last Tuesday – very few groups will have the nature of the European champions – certainly not the Hammers.

This match additionally observes the arrival of Javier Hernandez, also called Chicarito, whom Mourinho said he would not have sold as supervisor of the Red Devils. Regardless of whether he would have the capacity to add to the 37 association objectives he scored crosswise over five seasons at the Old Trafford side stays to be seen.

Current Form: Man. Utd [L-W-W-L-W]; West Ham [L-D-D-L-W]

Straight on

02/01/17 PRL West Ham 0 – 2 Man. Utd

30/11/16 LEC Man. Utd 4 – 1 West Ham

27/11/16 PRL Man. Utd 1 – 1 West Ham

10/05/16 PRL West Ham 3 – 2 Man. Utd

13/04/16 FAC West Ham 1 – 2 Man. Utd

Expectation: Man. Utd 3-1 West Ham

Benin Rep. v Nigeria @Stade de l'Amitié de Kouhounou @4pm on Aug.13 

The locally established Super Eagles will be confronting the Squirrels of Benin Republic on Sunday in the main leg of a CHAN qualifier.

One favorable position for the Eagles is that the Squirrels have not scored more than one objective in their last five matches as they needed to defeated Togo on punishments after their second leg experience finished 1-1.

Despite the fact that the Eagles lost their last match – the locally established side ought to be more grounded than numerous on the landmass due to the relative quality of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Current Form: Benin Rep. [W-D-W-D-D]; Nigeria [L-W-D-W-W]

No holds barred

16/01/10 ACO Nigeria 1 – 0 Benin Rep.

29/01/08 ACO Nigeria 2 – 0 Benin Rep.

04/02/04 ACO Nigeria 2 – 1 Benin Rep.

Expectation: Nigeria 1 – 0 Benin Rep

Guingamp v PSG @ Stade du Roudourou @8pm on Aug. 13 

The £189 million has been paid and the papers filled – Neymar should make his presentation on Sunday away to Guingamp, in what could be a precarious experience for the money rich Parisians. PSG lost at the modest Brittany side last season and their chief, Antoine Kombouare, has said it would be a more noteworthy triumph with Neymar introduce.

"Truly, it will be better if he's there. Much better, I think. Beating PSG with Neymar would be significantly additionally resonating. It will positively be more troublesome, yet we cherish a test. The harder the test, the additionally appealing it is."

Guingamp beat Metz away a weekend ago with 19-year-old Ludovic Blas putting in a superb execution however will they have the capacity to withstand a Neymar-driven PSG assault on Sunday?

Current Form: Guingamp. [WL-L-W-L]; PSG [W-W-L-L-W]

Straight on

09/04/17 LI1 PSG 4 – 0 Guingamp

17/12/16 LI1 Guingamp 2 – 1 PSG

09/04/16 LI1 Guingamp 0 – 2 PSG

22/09/15 LI1 PSG 3 – 0 Guingamp

08/05/15 LI1 PSG 6 – 0 Guingamp

Expectation: Guingamp 1-3 PSG

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