XPERT FORM GUIDE

Comments & Tips by soccer expert MARK GLEESON

SOCCER 10 Wednesday 8 March V3 POOL CLOSES@ 19H30
M1 TEAM
Polokwane African All TEAM
M6 TEAM
Paris St TEAM

vs Barcelona vs
TIP: POLOK WIN A City Stars B TIP: BARCE WIN A Germain B
This is a repeat of last year’s Nedbank Cup fixture between the top flight These two clubs meet for a third knockout contest in five seasons, with the French club looking
to come out on top this time after defeat in the previous two. PSG produced an exceptional
outfit and the side from the third tier of South African football. The game display to win 4-0 at the Parc des Princes on 14 February, Barcelona needing to make UEFA
ended 2-0 in favour of Polokwane City. Champions League history to prolong their nine-year run of reaching the quarter-finals.

M2 TEAM TEAM
M7 TEAM
Borussia TEAM

Naestved vs Roskilde vs Benfica
TIP: ROS WIN A B TIP: DORT WIN A Dortmund B
Dortmund are seeking a third quarter-final appearance this decade. Since the beginning of last
Naestved lead Roskilde 8-7 in the win count of previous meetings season Dortmund have lost just one of 11 home games in European competition. Benfica are
between the two sides. There have been six draws. looking to reach the quarter-finals for the third time in the past six seasons. Last year they beat
Zenit 1-0 at home and 2-1 away at this stage before a loss to Bayern Munich in the last eight.

M3 TEAM
Calcio TEAM
M8 TEAM
Atletico TEAM

Venezia vs Godoy Cruz vs
TIP: VEN WIN A Padova B TIP: MIN WIN A Mineiro B
The strike in Argentine football means Godoy Cruz have not had any competitive matches be-
This is the second leg of the Copa Italia Liga Pro semifinal after the first fore this Copa Libertadores group game. Atletico have won seven of nine matches in Brazilian
leg ended 1-1. regional competition this year.

M4 TEAM
Sportfreunde Chemnitzer TEAM M9 TEAM
San TEAM

vs Flamengo vs
TIP: DRAW A Lotte FC B TIP: FLAM WIN A Lorenzo B
: Brazil’s Flamengo have won four of their last five matches. San Loren-
Sportfreunde Lotte were 1-0 winners away when these two clubs met
zo have only had a diet of friendlies before this Copa Libertadores game
earlier in the season.
because of the delay in getting the new season in Argentina underway.

M5 TEAM
Raith TEAM M10 TEAM
Atletico TEAM

vs St. Mirren vs Palmeiras
TIP: RAITH WIN A Rovers B TIP: PAL WIN A Tucuman B
Rovers have not won a single one of their last 17 matches. St Mirren One of three Argentina v Brazil clashes at the start of the Copa Libertadores group phase.
Palmeiras won the top club prize in South America in 1999 and have twice been runners-up but
sit bottom of the Scottish Championship but have won their last two Tucuman, from the northern provinces of Argentina, are making their debut in the Copa Liberta-
games. dores. This will be among the biggest games in their 115 year history.

CONCLUSION

Notes: Barcelona, Flamengo and Venezia are bankers in this pool.