1. Sheffield wednesday vs sheffield united
Both teams are currently in great form having not lost in any of their last 5 games a win for currently placed 14th sheffield wednesday will take them 11th points of a playoff spot. A win for sheffield united will take them second. Sheffield wednesday have scored 2 or more goals in their last three games united on the other hand have not conceded a goal in the last 3 games united have the 4th best away record in the championship this season both teams have won once each in there last 5 meetings recording 2.5 goals twice both the last meetings have ended 0-0.
PREDICTION- DRAW and under 2.5 goals
2. Leganes vs levante
Both teams are on 30 points and are placed 14th and 15th respectively Leganes have lost once in their last 5 games levante have only one once in their last 5 games however three of the last five meetings between these two sides have been won by levante four of leganes’ five games have had over 2.5 goals with both teams scoring in three of those games levante have concedede two or more goals in their last 5 games
PREDICTION- Leganes win and GG
Guimares to beat Maritimo with over 2.5 goals scored inthe portuguese top flight
The As Roma midfielder became the youngest italian to score a brace champions league aiding Roma to 2-1 win over Porto inthe first leg of the knockout stage.The 19 year old started his career at Fiorentina and then moved to Entella where he made his first team debut on march 11th 2017 aganist Benevento.He moved to inter that summer for a fee of €1.4 million.He became inter youth’s topscorer with 13 goals but didn’t make any first team appearance.The italian was onthe move again joining Roma for €4.5 million.He made his Roma debut in 19th september aganist real madrid in a 3-0 loss,this was followed by his serie debut aganist frosinone in 26th september.He scored his first goal for Roma aganist Sassuolo on boxing day 2018.He has scored 5 goals this season for an underperforming young Rona side.He has already attracted intrest from PSG,juventus and Bayern Munich.
The 18 year old became the youngest player to score 9 goals inthe bundesliga In February 2019 after scoring in a 3-2 win over Bayer leverkusen.The english teeneger started career at Watford joining them at 11 years age three years later he joined Man city for £500,000.He then moved to Dortmund inthe summer of 2017 for £8 million.He made his debut in October aganist Frankfurt.He made his first league start 14th of january 2018 aganist Wolfsburg.Scored his first goal aganist Leverkusen a game in which he also assisted twice.Sancho has been setting the bundesliga a light this season scoring eight goals and assisting ten for an entertaining Dortmund side that look like ending Bayern munich’s run of titles.He has been linked with moves back to england with Man utd leading the chase for him.
The 19 year old german midfielder is the youngest 50 bundesliga appearances he joined leverkusen aged 11 He made his senior debut in 15th october 2016 in a loss to weder bremen becoming the youngest bundesliga debutant aged 17 he made his first champions league start on 21st february 2017 against atletico madrid and was ruled out of of the second leg because of his school exams he scored his first goal on april that year against wolfsburg becoming the youngest leverkusen goalscorer he has scored 12 goals and assisted six times in both the bundesliga and the europa league this season.
The young french midfielder made his debut for lyon againist az alkmaar inthe europa league on 16th february 2017 he scored his first goal in the return in a 7-1 win he made his ligue 1 debut againist bastia in a match which was interrupted and lyon awarded the win he has scored 6 goals and assisted twice in ligue 1 this season and was nominated for the golden boy award 2018
The 18 year old brazilian joined real madrid from flamengo for 46 million euros he made his debut against atletico madrid in 29th september 2018 he scored his first goal for real madrid on 3rd november 2018 after coming on against real valladolid he was the top scorer in the south american under 17 championship in 2017 with7 goals he has played 26 games for real madrid this season scoring four times and assisting eight goals.
Honorable mentions include Joao felix of benfica, hamed traore of empoli, alphonso davies of bayern,Achraf hakimi of dortmund and Eder Militao of Porto.
A Belgium team looking for their highest world cup finish took on England.Belgium went ahead inthe fourth minute through Thomas Meunier after a terrific cross by Nacer Chadli.A slow game but chances were plenty and both front men Lukaku and Kane had chances but they couldn’t bulge the oppositions’ net.England came super close to leveling it up inthe seventieth minute through a Dier little dink over goalkeeper Courtois was cleared off the line by his Tottenham teamate Toby Alderweireld.Hazard finished off the English challenge with eight minutes from time with a brilliant finish.Belgium with their highest ever world cup finish after finishinh fourth in 1986.
Both England and Croatia were playing inthe first world cup semi-finals since the 90s.Kieran Trippier gave the English the lead just five minutes into the game with a delicious freekick that left goalkeeper Subasic a spectator.Ivan Perisic equalised for Croatia inthe sixtyeight minute after a brilliant cross from Vrsaljko.It ended 1-1 at full time,then inthe one hunded and nineth minute Mario Mandzukic fired home the winner to send Croatia to their first ever world cup final.England’s curse at international tournerments countinues they will take on Belgium for a third place play off.Croatia’s will battle France on sunday inthe ultimate match of matches.
The first semi-final at world cup 2018 was between France and Belgium.France had won every European world cup semi-final they have contested belgium on the other hand were playing only intheir second semi-final.The first half of the match was a closely contested affair and both sides created chances but couldn’t find the opposition.The first goal came inthe second half with France taking the lead inthe fiftyfirst minute through a Samuel Umtiti header from an excellent corner from Antoine Griezmann.It was his third ever goal for his country.Belgium dominated the game from that point on and created alot of chances but French skipper and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made alot good quality saves.Inthe end Dechamps won it over Martinez.Dechamps could become only the third man to win it both as player and manager.
Croatia were looking to get to a world semi-final for the first time since 1998 but intheir way were the spirited host nation Russia who themselves were looking to get to a world semi-final for the first time since 1966.Denis Cherychev’s thirtyfirst minute thunderbolt of a strike that gave goalkeeper Subasic no chance gave the host nation a 1-0 lead but Croatia crawled back just nine minutes later with a header from Anderj Kramaric after some neat work from Mario Mandzukic.It was 1-1 at the end of the regular ninety minutes so both teams had to do with extra time for the second game running.Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida headed in Croatia’s second from a Luka Modric corner ten minutes into extra time. Brazilian born Mario Fernandes head in the equaliser inthe one hundrendth and fifteenth minute from a Allan Dzagoev freekick.It ended 2-2 after extra time and so it was penalties again for both sides.Brozovic,modric,Rakitic and Vida scored for Croatia but Kovacic missed.Dzagoev,Ignashevich and Kuzyayev scored but misses from Smolov and Fernandes saw the hosts knocked out.Croatia will face England inthe semis.
England who have the third youngest team at the world cup took on a more senior side in Sweden for a semi final-spot in Samara.25 year old Harry Maguire thirtieth minute thumping header from a Ashley Young cornerkick gave England a 1-0 lead.Dele Alli doubled that inthe fiftyninth minute with a header that went past goalkeeper Olssen after a delightfull chip by Jesse Lingard.Sweden didn’t really lay a glove on England,they did though call goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who made a couple of good but regular saves from Al Ain striker Marcus Berg.England have made it to the Semi-final for the first time since Italia 90,they have also scored eleven goals the same number they scored when they last won the world cup in 1966.