It’s another Saturday offering plenty of exciting football actions across leagues in Europe and Africa.
While the CAF Champions League enters its money spinning group stages, the top and lower leagues in Europe return with full matchday actions.
Headlining Saturday’s English Premier League actions is the high profile top four tussle between Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi’s Leicester City and champions Liverpool at the King Power Stadium.
With their title defence already in tatters, Liverpool could slip out of the top four with the wrong result this weekend, though the Reds’ record against Leicester suggests they can get back on track with another victory at the Foxes’ expense on Saturday.
Last week, the champions were butchered by the team set to replace them as the Premier League’s best, when Man City roared to a resounding 4-1 win at Anfield.
Leicester City, who will start Saturday’s game ahead of Liverpool in the table, are the Premier League’s best away day performers this season, though City quite often drop the ball at home and the Foxes have let points slip in six of their 11 assignments at the King Power Stadium.
In the English Championship, former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikelwill be in action for Stoke City when the Potters travel to Carrow Road to take on Norwich City.
Winless in three league games (D2, L1) Norwich City are at risk of dropping out of the top two should they fail to win. However, they still have more points at this stage than during their last two promotion campaigns, and haven’t gone 4+ Championship games without victory since a run of four draws in April 2019.
A run of just one win from 12 Championship games leaves Stoke City’s playoff charge bruised and battered (W1, D8, L3), although victory would do their confidence a world of good.
Elsewhere, in the Italian Serie A, Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is expected to lead the attack for Napoli when they play host to the champions Juventus at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
Napoli lost to Genoa in their last Serie A (SA) match and another failure will surely see their fading title hopes extinguished. Their ten-game league form (W4, D1, L5) tells a story of inconsistency, but scoring the opener could be vital here, as only one of Napoli‘s last five top-flight matches (W3, L2) has been won by the team conceding first.
Jubilant Juventus became Coppa Italia finalists in midweek, and have found some title-race momentum after three straight 2-0 SA victories. They now look for a fourth win in a row for the first time this league campaign.
Other Nigerian players expected to be in action today include Taiwo Awoniyi for Union Berlin away at German Bundesliga relegation threatened Schalke; Kelechi Nwakali for Huesca away at the Spanish La Liga title hopeful Sevilla; William Troost-Ekong for Watford at home to English Championship mid-table team Bristol City; Super Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye for Sparta Rotterdam at home to fellow Dutch Eredivise mid-table team Fortuna Sittard; Efe Ambrose for Livingston away at Scottish Premiership mid-table team Dundee United; Peter Olayinka for Czech Republic Liga 1 champions Slavia Prague at home to the struggling FK Pardubice.
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