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KingFut’s Recommended Fixtures of the Week
KingFut’s Mostafa Soliman recommends the most important upcoming fixtures for our readers this week in his fourth instalment of the new series.
It was a good week for Egyptian fans watching their star Mohamed Salah shine against Chelsea. Everybody is hoping for Salah to join a big team in the next transfer window with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool reportedly interested, but let’s not get overexcited and just hope that this week will be a good one for all Pharaohs abroad.
TP Mazembe vs. CS Sfaxien – CAF Confederation Cup – 15:30 Cairo time
It is the 2nd leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final, with CS Sfaxien winning 2-0 in the 1st leg. A new Egyptian-Tunisian clash is on the verge of being scheduled at the CAF Super Cup if Sfaxien hold on to win their third Confederation Cup title against Mazembe, with the winner facing Al Ahly.
Grasshoppers vs. FC Luzern – Swiss Super League – 20:45 Cairo time
A very competitive match for Mahmoud Kahraba who is looking forward to continue his good form after scoring three goals in recent weeks. Luzern is looking for a place in the Champions League or the Europa League next season, to achieve this mission they have to hop over Grasshoppers who are currently in the 2nd place, three points ahead of Lucerne. Finally, it is interesting to note that Kahraba currently has more goals in the Swiss League this season (3 goals) than Salah (2 goals).
Spurs vs. Manchester United – English Premier League – 14:00 Cairo time
Spurs will be looking to forget last week’s 6-0 loss against Manchester City before they face the other giant of Manchester. United will given a boost of morale from their latest big win against Leverkusen ahead of their trip to White Hart Lane. Both teams are looking for the three points to climb the table towards the Champions League positions.
Hull City vs. Liverpool – English Premier League – 16:05 Cairo time
An exciting match for the Egyptian fans to watch two Egyptian stars challenging Liverpool, who are performing so well this season. Again, the Egyptian fans are hoping to watch Gedo, who finally made his debut in the Barclay’s Premier League last week. Scoring against Liverpool will be a very good reminder of the wonderful goal scored by Amr Zaki against the same team five years ago.
Young Boys vs. FC Basel – Swiss Super League – 17:00 Cairo time
A good chance for Salah to continue to prove his quality with plenty of big teams keeping an eye on him ahead of the January transfer window. Basel will be looking to maintain the top spot of the table to be able to focus on the critical match against Schalke with high spirits.
Chelsea vs. Southampton – English Premier League – 18:10 Cairo time
A clash between the 3rd and 5th position teams with only a two-point difference between them. Chelsea, who don’t seem able to maintain a stable form this season till now, are coming off a 1-0 defeat to the hands of Salah’s Basel and they will now take on Southampton – the surprise of the EPL season so far.
PSG vs. Lyon – Ligue 1 – 23:00 Cairo time
A good match to enjoy the class of PSG against a well known French side who not too long ago maintained the league title for seven years in a row. Lyon are usually able to perform well against big teams, however poor their recent form is.
Lazio vs. Napoli – Serie A – 23:00 Cairo time
Lazio are always a strong opponent to face at the Olimpico. Napoli will be looking to get over Tuesday’s loss against Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League and get an important three points to continue its fight for the title – and hopefully for them build on good form before the final round of the Champions League group stage.
Arsenal vs. Hull City – English Premier League – 21:45 Cairo time
Another hard match for Hull within three days, and another chance for the Egyptian fans to watch their stars challenging the top teams of England. Hull City will be looking to pass this hard week with minimum defeats to keep their mid-table position and keep their distance from the relegation zone.