There are plenty of midweek football actions across Europe and Africa. While the French Ligue 1 becomes the latest European top league to return from the winter break, the focus in Africa is on both the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup which offer second legs of the final qualifications and penultimate qualifications matches respectively.
It is mixed fortunes for the two Nigerian clubs remaining in both CAF continental club competitions – while Rivers United are holding a healthy 2-0 lead going into their CAF Confederations Cup home tie against the South African side Bloemfontein Celtic (match in doubt due to Covid-19 protocols), their compatriots Enyimba have the daunting task of overturning a 3-0 first leg deficit against the Sudanese giants Al-Merreikh in Aba if they are to progress to the money-spinning group stages of the CAF Champions League.
Elsewhere, in England, nearing the end of his loan spell at Manchester United, Odion Ighalo will be hoping to lead the attack for the ‘Red Devils’ when they play host to their city rivals Manchester City in the semi-final of the EFL Cup otherwise known as Carabao Cup at the Old Trafford.
Manchester United enter this derby desperate to end a semi-final jinx that saw them knocked out in all three semi-final appearances last season, including the EFL Cup at the hands of fierce-rivals Manchester City. However City have a different motive, as they hunt a fourth successive EFL Cup – and eighth in total – in order to equal Liverpool’s record EFL trophy haul.
In the French Ligue 1, Super Eagles forward Moses Simon is expected to lead the attack for Nantes in their tricky home encounter against the impressive Rennes at Stade de la Beaujoire.
Following an eight-game winless run in Ligue 1 (L1) to end 2020 (D4, L4), Nantes will pray for better fortunes this year. Encouragingly for the hosts, they won four (lost one) of their last five year-opening league fixtures, with that sole defeat coming against PSG. Rennes themselves took a four-game winning streak into the New Year, along with just one goal conceded across the last 372 minutes of play.
There are full midweek programs in the Italian Serie A. While Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen will be missing in action for Napoli as a result of Covid-19 related illness when the ‘Naples’ welcome lowly Spezia to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, his compatriot Simeon Nwankwo will be leading the attack for the basement club Crotone as they welcome the ravaging AS Roma to Stadio Ezio Scida.
Amidst these exciting actions across Europe and Africa, we have carefully picked a few matches in this Home Wins ACCA Special.
We are backing the odds-on home favorites to triumph in the 10 selected matches. These selections have been made based on the teams’ current forms and best available head to head stats.
See bet slip below for the selected matches:
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