Betis vs Cadiz
Pellegrini’s Real Betis began their Liga season with a battling but entertaining 1-1 draw away to Real Mallorca at the weekend. The Andalucians fell behind early on to the nearly promoted Islanders but a late own goal helped Betis begin the season without defeat.Cadiz played out one of the most predictable 1-1 draws in the history of football going level with Levante. A clash of styles that was inevitably going to finish 1-1 and did so; a solid enough start for Cadiz looking to avoid second season syndrome in the top-flight. That solid start is not supposed to continue against a Real Betis side that will fully expect to pick up their first win of the season here.
Prediction: BETIS WINS
Midtjylland vs Silkeborg
The hosts was close to the title last season as they ended as runners-up in the Danish Superleague. The Wolves have kept their position intact this season too with 12 points from the five appearances until now in the league. They will host Silkeborg in the next clash today.The host has lost only one of their last five matches in the campaign and has won the last four fixtures in a row with three clean sheet wins in it. They will return home on the back of a 0-2 win on the road against the likes of Sonderjyske last time out in their schedule.Unbeaten in the league so far this term, the guests will be able to raise problems for the host. However, the visitor has four draws in their five unbeaten games. This shaky defense will pull them back in the middle and they will visit on the back of a 1-1 draw on the road with Odense last time out.
Prediction: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Mamelodi sundown vs Amazulu
The South African Premier Soccer League is back and to kick it off is a game against the champions Mamelodi against the team that finished second, AmaZulu. These teams haven’t really had an off-season, with the new campaign starting just over two months after the last. Sundowns already have silverware to show going into the new season, after winning the Cup. They beat Kaizer Chiefs on post match penalties after a 2-2 draw and armed with a fine scoring run, they will be confident of a winning start to the league. Sundowns have scored two or more goals in four of their last five matches and kept three clean sheets. They will still have concerns about the defence, having led 2-0 against Chiefs after twenty three minutes but it ended 2-2. Peter Shalulile has been a star performer for the team, scoring five goals in the last four matches and will be a man in focus here. Sundowns lost one game all season in the PSL last season and with a five-game unbeaten against their today's guests, they’ll be confident of a good start here.
The visitors on the other hand, opened their season with a 2-1 loss to Cape Town City in the MTN8 Cup. They are on a run of just one win in the last five matches, and have three losses in the process while failing to score in three. They lost six league matches last season, and finished thirteen points behind Sundowns. If they are to go a step higher, they’ll need to improve on among other things, their attack. They haven’t scored more than one goal in the last six matches. Defensively, they have shown good solidity, conceding more than a goal in just one of their last 18 matches, and that came in the 2-1 loss to Cape Town City in the most recent game. AmaZulu haven’t scored an away goal in the last two outings.
Prediction: MAMELODI WIN
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