AL ITTIHAD V CERAMICA
Al Ittihad will be hoping for a better result following the 1-2 Premier League defeat last time out to Pharco.
Fixtures with Al Ittihad have proved to be exciting affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past six clashes alone, a grand total of 20 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of those coming from Al Ittihad. Even so, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend will persist here in this match.
After being beaten in their last game against Zamalek in Premier League action, Ceramica Cleopatra and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 games featuring Ceramica Cleopatra, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game within that period comes to a paltry 1.33, with the number of goals averaged by Ceramica equalling 0.67.
Prediction: Both teams to score
FULHAM V SHEFFIELD UNITED
Fulham head into this fixture following a 1-1 Championship drawn game against Luton Town.
In that game, Fulham managed 66% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Fulham was Aleksandar Mitrović (19'). Luton Town had 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Elijah Adebayo (62') scored for Luton Town.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Fulham have been involved. Regarding the goal split during this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 4 while Fulham managed a tally of 8. That sort of pattern might not be sustained into this match, however.
Sheffield United will go into the game following a 2-3 Championship win to defeat Cardiff City in their last match.
In that game, Sheffield United managed 63% possession and 16 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Sheffield United, the scorers were Morgan Gibbs-White (61'), Billy Sharp (73') and David McGoldrick (75'). At the other end, Cardiff City got 7 shots on goal with 5 on target. Mark Harris (32') and Mark McGuinness (90') scored for Cardiff City.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Paul Heckingbottom's Sheffield United have managed to stick the ball in the net 8 times - yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Ahead of this clash, Sheffield United are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
WURZBURGER V 1860 MUNICH
Würzburger Kickers enter this fixture after a 2-2 3rd Liga drawn result against Zwickau.
For Würzburger Kickers, the goals were scored by Marvin Pourié (29'), Lars Dietz (52' Own goal) and Maximilian Breunig (74'). Marco Schikora (90') was the scorer for Zwickau.
Over their past six fixtures, Danny Schwarz's Würzburger Kickers have managed to score a total of 6 times giving them an average number of goals per match of 1.
Heading into this contest, Würzburger Kickers haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
1860 Munich will go into this clash after a 0-2 3rd Liga win to beat Borussia Dortmund II in their most recent fixture.
For 1860 Munich, goals were scored by Stefan Lex (25') and Marcel Bär (49').
Indicating their penchant for eventful encounters, we’ve seen goals 27 times in the last 6 games in which 1860 Munich have taken to the pitch, giving an average of 4.5 goals per meeting. Opposition teams have got 15 of those goals. However, time will tell whether such a trend shall be replicated here in this game.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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