This week we take a look at some ex­cit­ing ac­tion around the world.

Our guest pre­dic­tor is for­mer Or­lando Pi­rates striker, Thu­la­sizwe Mbuyane. We have in­cluded all the rel­e­vant tips to help you with your bet­ting tips.

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MATCH OF THE WEEK GOLDEN AR­ROWS V KAIZER CHIEFS (PRE­MIER SOC­CER LEAGUE) League Rank­ings:

Golden Ar­rows 11th & Kaizer Chiefs 5th

Use­ful facts: It’s go­ing to be in­ter­est­ing to see how Kaizer Chiefs seek to re­cover from the hu­mil­i­a­tion of a sec­ond loss to their big­gest ri­vals, Or­lando Pi­rates, in the space of a month. The pres­sure is cer­tainly mount­ing on both the coach, Gio­vanni Soli­nas, as well as the play­ers, who re­ceived a bit of a dress­ing-down from cap­tain Itume­leng Khune in his post-match in­ter­view last Sat­ur­day. Fail­ure to get max­i­mum points is ob­vi­ously a scary thought for the Amakhosi faith­ful, who have clearly made it known that they are not happy with the sta­tus quo at Na­turena. Their op­po­nents though, Golden Ar­rows, have their own prob­lems to deal with, as they haven’t had things go­ing quite their way so far this sea­son. They will be keen to bounce back from the 2-1 de­feat they suf­fered to Baroka FC be­fore the in­ter­na­tional break, and what bet­ter way than to pile more mis­ery on an al­ready wounded Soweto gi­ant. Thu­la­sizwe Mbuyane: Kaizer Chiefs win Soc­cer 6 Pool: Match 2 Soc­cer 6 Pool 1 De­cem­ber S6 V1 P1

HIGH­LANDS PARK V CAPE TOWN CITY (PRE­MIER SOC­CER LEAGUE) League Rank­ings:

High­lands Park 10th & Cape Town City 8th

Use­ful facts: Cape Town City seem to be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an up­surge in form and have found their scor­ing boots in re­cent games, and there­fore Owen da Gama’s charge should be wary of them, although home ad­van­tage could be the de­cid­ing fac­tor in the end. This is likely to be a hard-fought en­counter, with only one point sep­a­rat­ing the two teams on the league ta­ble. Benni Mc­Carthy’s men will know that a loss could see them back at the wrong end of the ta­ble, while High­lands Park, who have played six draws in their 10 league games so far, have to re­alise there is more than one point up for grabs in a foot­ball game.

Thu­la­sizwe Mbuyane: High­lands Park win Soc­cer 6 Pool: Match Soc­cer 6 Pool 1 De­cem­ber S6 V1 P1

GETAFE V ES­PANYOL (LA LIGA) League Rank­ings: Getafe 11th & Es­panyol 5th

Use­ful facts: Es­panyol will look to pile on more mis­ery on the home side, who are sit­ting in the bot­tom half of the league ta­ble. How­ever, de­spite sit­ting six po­si­tions away from each other, there is not much that sep­a­rates the two teams. A win for Getafe would en­sure they are one point adrift of the vis­i­tors and it’s a much-needed vic­tory as well, es­pe­cially play­ing in front of their fans. But they are up against an Es­panyol side look­ing to bounce back to win­ning ways af­ter their 3-1 loss to Girona in their last game be­fore the in­ter­na­tional break. The last time the two teams met, back in April, Getafe se­cured a 1-0 vic­tory. Thu­la­sizwe Mbuyane: Es­panyol win Soc­cer 6 Pool: Match 3 Soc­cer 6 Pool 1 De­cem­ber S6 V1 P1

BLACK LEOP­ARDS V BID­VEST WITS (PRE­MIER SOC­CER LEAGUE) League Rank­ings:

Black Leop­ards 14th & Bid­vest Wits 2nd

Use­ful facts: Still smart­ing from de­feat at the hands of un­fan­cied Baroka FC in the Telkom Knock­out semi-fi­nals, Bid­vest Wits will want to chan­nel all their ef­forts to grab the three points against Black Leop­ards, who seem to have their wheels com­ing off af­ter a de­cent start to life back in the Absa Premier­ship. If The Stu­dents thought trav­el­ling to Lim­popo and play­ing at Pe­ter Mok­aba Sta­dium is tough and un­com­fort­able, then they may well have an­other thing com­ing at Tho­hoyan­dou Sta­dium, where an­gels fear to tread. The home side will need the 12th man ral­ly­ing be­hind them, as they sit in 14th po­si­tion on the league ta­ble. A win for Gavin Hunt’s men could see them back in top spot, de­pend­ing on other re­sults.

Thu­la­sizwe Mbuyane: Bid­vest Wits win Soc­cer 6 Pool: Match 4 Soc­cer 6 Pool 1 De­cem­ber S6 V1 P1

OR­LANDO PI­RATES V MAR­ITZBURG UNITED (PRE­MIER SOC­CER LEAGUE) League Rank­ings:

Or­lando Pi­rates 1st & Mar­itzburg United 15th

Use­ful facts: The Buc­ca­neers are rid­ing the crest of a wave and are odds-on favourites to dis­patch of a Mar­itzburg United side that has not had things go­ing their way so far this sea­son. The kind of foot­ball that Or­lando Pi­rates play, as well as their form in front of goal, could be too hot to han­dle for the Pi­eter­mar­itzburg-based side. For so-called smaller sides, there is of­ten no mo­ti­va­tion needed to face the big teams and Fadlu Davids will hope that his charges will be up to the task and a win in this en­counter could be the start of a change in for­tunes. They will need to do bet­ter in front of goal though, as they have scored a pal­try four goals in nine league games, which is the low­est amount in the league.

Thu­la­sizwe Mbuyane: Or­lando Pi­rates win Soc­cer 6 Pool: Match 5 Soc­cer 6 Pool 1 De­cem­ber S6 V1 P1

REAL MADRID V VA­LEN­CIA (LA LIGA) League Rank­ings:

Real Madrid 6th & Valen2 cia 11th

3 Use­ful facts: Va­len­cia, who se­cured a morale-boost­ing 3-0 win over Rayo Val­le­cano in 3 their last league fix­ture, will face Real Madrid 1 on the back of a UEFA Cham­pi­ons League group stages game against Ju­ven­tus on Tues3 day. Los Blan­cos have not quite hit their straps 2 this sea­son, with many sug­gest­ing they are not the same team since the de­par­ture of Cris1 tiano Ron­aldo, but they will surely give them1 selves a chance against a Va­len­cia side that has scored only 11 goals in 13 league games. 3 Madrid’s last league re­sult was a 3-0 loss 1 away to Eibar, be­fore Tues­day’s Cham­pi­ons League fix­ture against Roma, and they will look to col­lect max­i­mum points on Sat­ur­day in or­der to re­main part of the chas­ing pack.

Thu­la­sizwe Mbuyane: Draw Soc­cer 6 Pool: Match 6 Soc­cer 6 Pool 1 De­cem­ber S6 V1 P1

*All league stand­ings and facts are cor­rect at the time of print­ing, but are sub­ject to change.

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