SOCCER 10 POOL OF THE DAY
Wednesday 17 August
After an unexpected home defeat at the weekend, Orlando Pirates now have a daunting trip to Durban to take on Royal AM, who finished above them in the DStv Premiership standings last season. More details at www.soccer6.co.za.
M1 ENPPI vs El Geish: Five of the past seven meetings between these Egyptian sides have ended in draws.
M2 Djurgarden v APOEL Nicosia: Djurgarden are the Swedish league leaders and unbeaten in their past 13 matches. APOEL have got through two previous rounds of the Europa Conference League preliminaries.
M3 FK Qarabag vs Viktoria Plzen: Qarabag are attempting qualify for the Champions League group phase for the first time while Viktoria were in the group phase in 2018.
M4 Royal AM vs Orlando Pirates: The two matches between these sides last season were both score draws.
M5 Stoke City vs Middlesborough: Stoke have won twice in the last five visits made by Middlesboro.
M6 Dinamo Kiev vs Benfica: These sides were in the same Champions League group last season, with Benfica winning 2-0 at home and then drawing away in Ukraine.
M7 Maccabi Haifa vs Red Star Belgrade: The Israeli champions scored four goals at home in the previous Champions League while Red Star were 7-0 victors on aggregate over Pyunik of Armenia.
M8 Reading vs Blackburn Rovers: There have been three wins apiece for both clubs in their last six head-to-head clashes, including one win at Reading for Blackburn.
M9 Sheffield United vs Sunderland: The Blades last hosted Sunderland in 2019 and lost at home in a cup tie. Newly promoted Sunderland are unbeaten in their first three games of the new Championship season.
M10 West Bromwich Albion vs Cardiff City: West Brom are yet to win in the Championship this season with two draws from three games while Cardiff have two wins.
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