Ekitangaza kya weekend (31st March)



31st March, 1st & 2nd April 2023

  1. Frankfurt Vs Bochum (O2.5) Friday

Frankfurt currently 6th placed have not won a game in their last 4 league games as they still seek to try secure a Champions league spot. The hosts are currently 6 points from the top 4 and here comes a 14th placed Bochum that have won their last 2 games in attempt to survive relegation. I do see an end to end game with a minimum of 3 goals as both sides are hungry for victory to revive their season. 2/3 of their last H2H Bundesliga meetings have seen O2.5 with the under still seeing at least 2 goals

  1. Manchester City Vs Liverpool (O2.5) Saturday

Currently 2nd placed with 8 points behind log leaders Arsenal, I do see Man City giving their whole to win this game at Etihad however it be won’t be an easy one as we have all witnessed how Liverpool turns up against top sides however formless they are. Liverpool is fighting to cling their gap with the top 4 for a UCL spot next season. I do see a 2:1 or 2:2 since both sides can easily concede whenever they meet. 8/10 of their last H2H meetings in all competitions have seen O2.5 and 8/10 still seeing both teams score. Tugende ne Over ya golo esaatu ejja kukwatayo

  1. Arsenal Vs Leeds (1&O1.5) Saturday

Truth be told, whether you like it or not, Arsenal are seemingly unstoppable this season moreover playing at the Emirates. I do not see Leeds United stop them from attaining the 3 points. All bookmakers favor them Leeds who have lost all their last 5 H2H matches with Arsenal in all competitions. 4/5 last H2H saw a minimum of 2 goals scored.  Arsenal ajjakukakuba akajemu nengoye

  1. Chelsea Vs Aston Villa (Total Booking 4.5 Under) Saturday

With a whole bunch of players bought in the January transfer, Chelsea are still 10th struggling revive their season. Aston Villa are currently 11th with equal points (38) and a 5 goal variance. Both sides hardly get bookings when they meet and this is witnessed as 3/3 last H2H in all competitions have not seen more than 4 bookings

  1. Bayern Munich Vs Dortmund (O3.5) Saturday

What a game this is going to be! A game that comes at a crucial moment as Dortmund lead the log with a point following Bayern’s loss to Bayer Leverkusen before the International break. The 2 are the giants of Germany and at Allianz Arena today I do see a minimum of 4 goals as 7/7 of their last H2H in all competitions have seen Over 4.5

  1. Inter Milan Vs Fiorentina (Yes) Saturday

Fiorentina have won all their last 7 games in all competitions seeing them move to 9th position however Inter Milan have lost their last 2 league games this scaring them to a poor finish to the season without champions league football since Roma and Atalanta are pushing harder. 4/5 of their last H2H in all competitions have seen both sides scoring.

  1. Elche Vs Barcelona (2&No GG) Saturday

Barcelona are currently leading the league and here comes 20th placed Elche who have only won once from their last 6 fixtures. Barcelona have won 5/5 last H2H with Elche 3 of the games not seeing both teams score

  1. Manchester United Vs Newcastle (Yes) Sunday

What a fixture at a crucial moment when 2 sides fighting hard to secure Champions league football meet. 3rd and 5th respectively, placed with just 3 points separating the two, I do anticipate an open end to end game approach from these sides as both will aim for maximum points.  I see a goal from each side and 5/6 last H2H have seen both teams score.

  1. Napoli Vs AC Milan (1) Sunday

Napoli are comfortably leading the race to Scudetto with a margin of 19 points from 2nd placed Lazio. You would say they won’t put in much effort due to the big margin but everyonein Italy knows how big this fixture is. Napoli will want to prove to AC Milan that they are not big anymore with Victor Osimehn recently lamenting that “He fights hard to score in each game so as to earn something for African youths who stake on him to score”

  1. Lech Poznan Vs Pogon Szczcin (U2.5) Sunday

Small as it is you may think elsewhere but what a big game in Poland as 2 giants this season meet at Stadion Miejski in Poznan. Lech is currently 4th placed as Pogon sits 4th on the log with just 3 points separating them. I do anticipate a reserved game as either side will not want to lose this game as they look forward to securing European football next season. 3/5 last H2H across all competitons have seen Under 2.5





Five Mind-Blowing Sports Rec

Five Mind-Blowing Sports Records That Will Never Be Broken

In the world of sports, breaking records is a common goal for athletes, teams, and fans alike. Records are a way of measuring excellence and setting new benchmarks for future generations to strive for. However, some sports records are so astounding that they seem impossible to beat. These five sports records are not just impressive; they are so mind-blowing that they will never be broken.

  1. Usain Bolt’s 100- and 200-meter world records

Usain Bolt is one of the greatest sprinters of all time, and his world records in the 100 and 200 meters are simply remarkable. In 2009, Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds and the 200 meters in 19.19 seconds, both at the World Championships in Berlin. These times are so fast that no one has come close to beating them since. To put this in perspective, Bolt’s 100-meter record is nearly a full second faster than the current fastest American, Christian Coleman, who ran it in 9.76 seconds in 2019. Bolt’s records are so impressive that many experts believe they will never be broken.

  1. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak

Joe DiMaggio, an outfielder for the New York Yankees, did something in 1941 that may never be done again in baseball history. DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games, which is the longest hitting streak in MLB history. To put this in perspective, the next-closest streak is held by Pete Rose, who hit safely in 44 straight games in 1978. DiMaggio’s record has stood for over 80 years and seems unlikely to be broken anytime soon.

  1. Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game

Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game is one of the most famous performances in basketball history. In 1962, Chamberlain scored an incredible 100 points in a single game for the Philadelphia Warriors. This record still stands today, and the closest anyone has come to breaking it is Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game in 2006. Chamberlain’s 100-point game was so impressive that it seems unlikely that anyone will ever come close to matching it.

  1. Wayne Gretzky’s 2,857 career points

Many people think that Wayne Gretzky was the best hockey player of all time, and his record of 2,857 career points shows how great he was. Gretzky scored a staggering 894 goals and 1,963 assists over his 20-year career, which is over 900 points more than the second-highest scorer, Jaromir Jagr. Gretzky’s record seems untouchable, as the highest active scorer, Alex Ovechkin, is still over 1,000 points away from Gretzky’s mark.

  1. Michael Phelps’ 23 Olympic gold medals

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, with 28 medals in total, 23 of which are gold. Phelps’ dominance in the pool is unrivaled, and his record seems untouchable. The closest any athlete has come to Phelps’ record is gymnast Larisa Latynina, who won 18 medals over three Olympic Games. Phelps’ record is a testament to his incredible skill and dedication, and it is unlikely that anyone will ever surpass it.

In conclusion, these five sports records are not just impressive feats; they are so mind-blowing that they will never be broken. From Usain Bolt’s lightning-fast times to Michael Phelps’s unbeatable dominance in the pool, these records show how talented and hardworking these athletes are. While other records may be broken in the future, these five will remain as testaments.


Top 10 Greatest Moments in Sports History

Top 10 Greatest Moments in Sports History

There are countless moments throughout the history of sports that will remain indelible in the memories of players as well as fans forever. The world of sport has provided us with countless unforgettable moments that will be the subject of conversation for many years to come, from miraculous comebacks to legendary performances. The following are the top ten most memorable events in the history of athletics.

  1. Miracle on Ice

The U.S. hockey team beat the heavily favored Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics This is still considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history. It was a moment that brought the entire nation together and inspired a generation of young athletes.

  1. Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics

Jesse Owens’ four gold medal wins at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin were a powerful statement against Hitler’s notion of Aryan supremacy. Owens’ success was a triumph of courage and perseverance in the face of adversity.

  1. Michael Phelps’ Eight Gold Medals (2008)

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps won an unprecedented eight gold medals, breaking the previous record of seven golds set by Mark Spitz in 1972. Phelps’ incredible performance solidified his place as one of the greatest Olympians of all time.

  1. The Rumble in the Jungle (1974)

Muhammad Ali’s victory over George Foreman in the 1974 heavyweight boxing match in Kinshasa, Zaire, is considered one of the greatest upsets in boxing history. Ali’s rope-a-dope strategy and knockout of Foreman in the eighth round cemented his place as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

  1. Babe Ruth’s Called Shot (1932)

Babe Ruth’s alleged called shot during the 1932 World Series is one of the most debated moments in baseball history. Whether or not Ruth actually pointed to center field before hitting a home run, it was a legendary moment that solidified Ruth’s place as an all-time great.

  1. The Shot (1989)

Michael Jordan’s game-winning shot over Craig Ehlo in Game 5 of the 1989 NBA playoffs is still considered one of the greatest moments in NBA history. Jordan’s iconic fist pump after hitting the shot has become an enduring image of his career.

  1. Usain Bolt’s 100m World Record (2009)

Usain Bolt’s incredible 9.58-second world record in the 100-meter dash at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is still regarded as one of the greatest athletic feats of all time. Bolt’s record-breaking run has solidified his place as one of the greatest sprinters in history.

  1. The Hand of God (1986)

In the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals between England and Argentina, Diego Maradona scored a controversial goal with his hand, which he later claimed was the “Hand of God.” Despite protests from England players and fans, the goal was allowed to stand, and Argentina went on to win the match 2-1.

  1. Nadia Comaneci’s Perfect 10 (1976)

 Nadia Comaneci’s perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Montreal Olympics was the first time a gymnast had ever achieved a perfect score. Comaneci’s incredible performance helped her win three gold medals at the games.

  1. Tiger Woods’ Masters Win (2019)

Tiger Woods’ win at the 2019 Masters is one of the most inspiring moments in golf history. Woods’ victory after a decade of personal and professional struggles was a reminder of his immense talent and the enduring power of determination.

These historically significant moments in sports have been preserved so that athletes of the future can learn from them and take inspiration from them so that they can compete to the very best of their abilities.


Champions League quarterfinal and semi-final draws Date, time, and remaining teams

Champions League quarterfinal and semi-final draws: Date, time, and remaining teams

The more the weeks go by, the more the desire for Europe grows. First of all, obviously, in the Champions League, but also in the other two competitions.

The Europa League and Conference League, on the other hand, have already finished their first rounds of knockout games and are waiting for the round of 16. We therefore now finally know the names of the 8 teams that will play in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and who will thus be able to aspire to the final of the cup, scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

Here then is when and with what formula the draws for the quarterfinals (and semifinals) of this edition of the Champions League will be held.

Date and time of the Champions League quarterfinal draw

Everything took place as usual at the polls in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday, March 17, 2023. Starting at 12 (local time), there was the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which already formed the draw for the future semi-finals, and then it was the turn of those of Europe and the Conference League in order of importance.

The Champions League quarterfinal draw formula

Once past the round of 16, there were no limits for the best 8 teams in Europe. This means that starting in the quarterfinals, everyone could have met everyone—both sides from the same country and sides that had already met in the qualifying rounds. It’s a 100% open draw.

After the draw for the quarterfinals and semi-finals, another one was made to decide where on the table the team that will play the Champions League final at “home” would be.

The teams that participated in the draw for the quarterfinals of the Champions League

Here are the matches played and the qualified teams:

  • FC Porto 0-0 (0-1 agg) Inter Milan
  • Manchester City 7-0 (8-1 agg) RB Leipzig
  • Napoli 3-0 (5-0 agg) Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Real Madrid 1-0 (6-2 agg) Liverpool
  • Chelsea 2-0 (2-1 agg) Borussia Dortmund
  • Benfica 5-1 (7-1 agg) Club Brugge
  • Bayern Munich 2-0 (3-0 agg) Paris Saint-Germain
  • Tottenham 0-0 (0-1 agg) AC Milan

What was the Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw?


11/19 & 12/18 April

  • Benfica vs Inter
  • Man City vs Bayern München
  • Real Madrid vs Chelsea
  • AC Milan vs Napoli


9/10 & 16/17 May

  1. Milan / Napoli vs Benfica / Inter
  2. Real Madrid / Chelsea vs Man City / Bayern

When the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and final of the Champions League are played


  1. Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April 2023
  2. Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 April 2023


  1. Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 May 2023
  2. Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May 2023



17th, 18th & 19th MARCH 2023

  1. Nottingham Vs Newcastle (Yes) Friday

Nottingham have not won a single game from their last 5 fixtures and here comes Newcastle that won their last game after losing 3 consecutive fixtures in all competitions. I do see both teams trying hard to come out of this fixture as victors as the league edges to 30 games. This anticipated end to end game will easily lead to both sides scoring at least a goal. 4/5 last H2H have seen goal goal


  1. Monchengladbach Vs Werder Bremen (O2.5)

10th and 11th placed sides respectively meet today as the race for Europa League and conference spots continues. Both sides have a forward going approach and I do expect a minimum of 3 goals in this fixture. 3/5 last H2H meetings have seen O2.5


  1. Atalanta Vs Empoli (1) Friday

Atalanta are currently 6th placed but have not won a single game in their last 4 fixtures and herecomes 14th placed Empoli at the Gewiss stadium in Bergamo. Being the hosts, I do see Atalanta using this fixture to try revive their winning form if they are to revive their season and qualify for Champions league. Enough is enough, Atalanta ajja kutegula


  1. Chelsea Vs Everton (1) Saturday

Chelsea are currently 10th placed as they still push for a Champions league spot with about 11 games to go. We have seen Chelsea win all their last 3 fixtures in all competitions which is enough boost to defeat struggling Everton at Stamford Bridge


  1. Manchester City Vs Burnley (1) Saturday

Here comes FA Cup quarter finals as City continues their pursuit for silverware this season. City have won all their last 5 games in all competitions. I do see Man City easily thrashing Burnley given they have just thumped Leipzig 7:0 in mid-week in the UEFA Champions League


  1. Dortmund Vs Koln (1&O1.5) Saturday

Dortmund were knocked out of Champions League and look at the Bundesliga as their only serious last silverware chance this season. They currently sit 2 points behind log leaders Bayern. Being at Signa Iduna Park, I do see the hosts winning this game with a minimum of 2 goals. Koln are 12th and have not won a game in their last 4 fixtures


  1. Atletico Madrid Vs Valencia (1) Saturday

Currently 3rd placed, Atletico Madrid have not lost a single game from their last 8 league games and here comes Valencia who have lost 4/5 last H2H with the hosts and currently sit 17th on the log. I do see the home siding winning being at Wanda Metro Politano as they continue to secure their top 4 finish this season


  1. Arsenal Vs Crystal Palace (1) Sunday

Arsenal will have a chance to go 8 points clear knowing Man City won’t be playing this weekend. The Gunners have won all their last 5 games and here comes a Crystal Palace side that has not won any game from their last 10 outings. Sure win for Arsenal


  1. Bayer Leverkusen Vs Bayern Munich (O3.5) Sunday

Bayer Leverkusen currently sit 9th on the log as they continue their quest for European football next season. Bayern lead the league with only 2 points facing too much pressure from Dortmund. I do see both sides going all way to win the game resulting into a minimum of 4 goals.


  1. Barcelona Vs Real Madrid (1) Sunday

It is the El Classico today as the biggest rivalry in World football goes down. Barcelona lead the league with 9 points as trailed by the Los Blancos. Barcelona have won 3/5 last H2H as Real Madrid just managed to win once and draw once. Being at Camp Nou, I do see Barcelona emerging as victors today though with a small margin.


  1. Inter Vs Juventus (1) Sunday

Inter Milan are currently 2nd placed trailing Napoli by 18 points as Serie A heads to match day 27 today. Juventus are currently so inconsistent currently sitting 7th. Being at the San Siro, I do see Inter slightly edging  Juventus to win this encounter. 


Who will win the Ballon d’Or in 2023

Who will win the Ballon d’Or in 2023?

Every year, football fans all over the globe eagerly await the announcement of the winner of the Ballon d’Or award. The winner of this prestigious award is the player who is thought to be the best in the world, and people are already talking a lot about who will get it in 2023. Even though Lionel Messi seems to be the most likely candidate, there are a few other players who could give him trouble.

We had a lot of fun speculating about the upcoming Ballon d’Or here on the GSB Africa blog. Who do you think will be able to take home the trophy in the end? There are a lot of players to keep an eye on, but the ones from PSG and Manchester City are a good place to start.

Winner Ballon d’Or 2023: The Hypotheses on the Favorites

Fans are always amazed by Lionel Messi’s play, which shouldn’t be a surprise since he is widely considered to be one of the best football players of all time. At the 2022 World Cup, the Argentine national hero was a key part of his team’s success. He scored goals that won each game for Argentina. His performance in the competition was nothing short of amazing, and it proved that he is one of the best ever. Messi’s amazing skills and willingness to work hard make him a tough opponent for anyone, and he is the clear favorite to win the Ballon d’Or in 2023.

There are, however, a number of other players who are capable of challenging Messi for the prized honor. Kylian Mbappé, who plays for the same club as Messi at PSG, is one of these players. Mbappé was the best player in the tournament because he scored a hat trick in the final game of the 2022 World Cup against Argentina. He has also been in great shape for his team, and his play has led people to compare him to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. If Mbappé keeps playing at the level he is at now, he will be able to challenge Messi in 2023.

Erling Haaland, who plays for Manchester City right now, is another player who can give Messi trouble. Although Haaland did not participate in the 2022 World Cup, he has been playing at an extremely high level for his team. He is currently in first place in the Golden Shoe standings and could help City win the Champions League. If Haaland keeps up his current standard of play, he has a good chance of being one of the top candidates for the Ballon d’Or.

Neymar, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain alongside Messi, is another talent to keep an eye on in 2023. Neymar’s skills can’t be questioned because he has always done well for both his team and his country. If he wants to be considered for the Ballon d’Or, he will have to perform better than his other two colleagues. It remains to be seen whether he is able to do so, but if there is anyone who is able to rise to the challenge, it is Neymar.

In 2023, the winner of the Ballon d’Or will be determined based on a combination of how well each player does individually as well, as how well his or her squad does overall. Even though Messi is the prohibitive favorite, Mbappé, Haaland, and Neymar all have a chance at pulling off a surprise. Fans from all over the globe will be keeping a close eye on the action to see which competitor emerges victorious in this fierce rivalry. 


The Impact of Technology on Sports From Hawk-Eye to VAR

The Impact of Technology on Sports: From Hawk-Eye to VAR

Sports have always been an important part of human life, and technology has had a big impact on sports over the years. With the help of technology, sports have changed from the time when the first ball was made to the time when artificial intelligence and machine learning-based technologies were made.

Hawk-Eye technology 

The introduction of Hawk-Eye technology in sports has revolutionized the way we watch and understand games. Hawk-Eye technology is a computerized system that uses cameras to track the trajectory of a ball in real-time. The technology is used in a variety of sports, including cricket, tennis, and football. The system is so accurate that it can predict the trajectory of a ball within a few millimeters, making it an invaluable tool for referees and umpires.

One of the best things about Hawk-Eye technology is that it helps to eliminate mistakes made by people. In the past, referees had to rely on their judgment to determine whether a ball was in or out of play. However, with the introduction of Hawk-Eye technology, this is no longer necessary. The system is so accurate that it can determine whether a ball is in or out of play with 100% accuracy.

Hawk-Eye technology has also had a significant impact on the fan experience. The system provides real-time replays of critical moments in a game, allowing fans to see the action from multiple angles. This not only enhances the fan experience but also provides a valuable tool for coaches and players. By reviewing the replays, coaches and players can identify areas for improvement and make strategic adjustments during a game.

Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

Another technology that has had a significant impact on sports is Video Assistant Referee (VAR). VAR is a system that uses video footage to review decisions made by referees during a game. The system is used in a variety of sports, including football and rugby. VAR has been introduced to address the issue of incorrect decisions made by referees, which can have a significant impact on the outcome of a game.

VAR has several benefits, one of which is that it reduces the number of incorrect decisions made by referees. By reviewing footage of critical moments in a game, referees can make more informed decisions, which reduces the risk of errors. This not only makes decisions more accurate, but also makes sure that games are decided based on their own merits and not the wrong ones.

VAR has also had a significant impact on the fan experience. The system provides real-time replays of critical moments in a game, allowing fans to see the action from multiple angles. This not only enhances the fan experience but also provides a valuable tool for coaches and players. By reviewing the replays, coaches and players can identify areas for improvement and make strategic adjustments during a game.


Even though Hawk-Eye and VAR have their good points, there have been some complaints about them. One of the biggest complaints about them is that they take away from the human side of sports. Many argue that sports are meant to be played by humans and that the introduction of technology takes away from this aspect of the game. Others argue that the introduction of these technologies creates a level of uncertainty and confusion among players, coaches, and fans.

Another criticism of Hawk-Eye and VAR is that they are expensive to implement. The cost of installing the necessary cameras and software can be significant, particularly for smaller leagues and teams. Some argue that the cost of implementing these technologies outweighs the benefits, particularly for smaller leagues and teams.

In conclusion, technology has made a big difference in sports, especially with the help of Hawk-Eye and VAR. These technologies have changed the way we watch and understand sports because they let us see replays in real time and get rid of human mistakes.

Looking to the future, it is clear that technology will continue to play a significant role in sports. Sports training and performance analysis are already using advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual reality. It’s likely that technology will be used more in sports, with new tools and systems being made to improve the fan experience, make it easier for referees to make correct calls, and help athletes train and perform better.

By using these technologies and being aware of their limits, we can keep improving the sport and making it more fun for fans for a long time to come. 




10th, 11th & 12th MARCH

1.Spezia Vs Inter (2) Friday

Inter are 2nd placed 15 points behind log leaders Napoli as the race for the scudetto continues. Spezia 17th have lost 4/5 last H2H meeting with Inter and I do not give them a chance against inform Inter

2.Cadiz Vs Getafe (U2.5) Friday

Cadiz 15th placed host 16th placed Getafe as the race to avoid relegation continues. 4/5 last H2H have seen Under 2.5. Both focus more on not conceding easily so I do expect are reserved game with not more than 2 goals.

3.Bournemouth Vs Liverpool (2) Saturday

The hosts have lost their last 2 league games to Arsenal & Man City and here comes Liverpool with a big boost after thumping Man United 7:0 last weekend a game that was registered as Man United biggest away defeat in 92 years. A win will see the Reds enter top 4 prior to Tottenham playing

4.Leicester Vs Chelsea (2) Saturday

Chelsea have won their last 2 games in EPL and knocked out Dortmund to advance to the UCL quarter finals.  I do see this as a turning point for Chelsea this season as they got a very big boost in the camp. Leicester have lost all their last 4 games in all competitions

5.Crystal Palace Vs Manchester City (2) Saturday

Crystal palace have not won a single game from their last 10 outings in all competitions and here comes City fighting hard to cling their gap with log leaders Arsenal. I do see a proper thumping of the home team by City since they can’t afford to lose any point currently.

6.Brest Vs PSG (2) Saturday

PSG lead the log with 63 points and they look forward to claiming the championship this season. Brest have lost all their last 5 H2H meetings with PSG and I do not see them escaping this time. I do not give them even a point in this fixture.

7.Napoli Vs Atalanta (1) Saturday

Currently leading the log with a big margin, Napoli lost their last game to Lazio which really saw them struggle to create chances seeing the game end 1:0

I do see Napoli trying to revive their winning form since they are playing at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

8.Rea Madrid Vs Espanyol (1) Saturday

Currently 2nd placed, Real Madrid lost 2 points to Betis the game ended in a draw which saw them lose their chase to Barcelona. Being at home today, I do see Las Blancos pushing for a win to continue their title pursuit. Real Madrid have won 4/5 last H2H meetings with Espanyol. Tumuwe ajja kukakuba ali waka

9.Fulham Vs Arsenal (2) Sunday

Arsenal are still leading the league and won their 1st leg with Fulham by 2:1 in August. Fulham are currently 7th but have 5/6 points from their last 2 games. It may be a tough game for the Gunners but I do see them emerging out as winners

10.Manchester United Vs Southampton (1) Sunday

Man United are currently 3rd placed and heavily lost 7:0 to Liverpool on Sunday after they had not lost a game in their last 9. I do see them bouncing back at Old Trafford today so as to please their fans and get back their winning form.


The Rivalries That Defined Football El Clásico, the Derby and More

The Rivalries That Defined Football: El Clásico, the Derby and More

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and is known for its intense rivalries between teams. These rivalries are fueled by a long history of competition and by fans who are loyal to their team no matter what. In this article, we will explore some of the most iconic rivalries in football and what makes them so special.

El Clásico: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona, also known as El Clásico, is one of the most famous and intense rivalries in football. The two clubs have been rivals since the beginning of the 20th century, and their rivalry has only grown stronger over time. El Clásico is not just a game but an event that captures the attention of the entire football world.

The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona is based on more than just football. It is a reflection of the cultural and political divide between Catalonia, where Barcelona is located, and the rest of Spain. For many Barcelona fans, supporting their team is a way to express their Catalan identity, while Real Madrid is seen as a symbol of Spanish nationalism.

The Derby: Manchester United vs. Manchester City

The Manchester Derby is one of the most intense rivalries in English football. The two clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City, are based in the same city and have been competing against each other since the early 20th century. The rivalry between the two clubs has only grown stronger over the years, fueled by a deep-seated sense of local pride.

The Manchester Derby is not just a game, but a clash of cultures. Manchester United is known for its working-class roots and has traditionally been supported by the blue-collar workers of the city. Manchester City, on the other hand, is associated with the more affluent parts of the city and has a more cosmopolitan fan base. This clash of cultures only adds to the intensity of the rivalry.

The Superclasico: Boca Juniors vs. River Plate

The Superclasico is the name given to the fierce rivalry between two of the biggest football clubs in Argentina: Boca Juniors and River Plate. The rivalry between the two clubs is based on more than just football; it is a reflection of the social and economic divide between the working-class neighborhoods where Boca Juniors is based and the more affluent areas where River Plate is located.

The Superclasico is not just a football match but also a cultural event. It is a time when the city of Buenos Aires comes to a standstill as fans from both sides flock to the stadium to cheer on their team. The rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate is intense and has been known to spill over into violence on occasion.

Derby della Madonnina: Inter Milan vs. AC Milan

Another rivalry that deserves mention is the Milan Derby, also known as the Derby della Madonnina, between Inter Milan and AC Milan. This rivalry is one of the oldest in football, dating back to 1908. The two clubs share the same stadium, San Siro, and are based in the same city, Milan.

The Milan Derby is not just a game but a clash of ideologies. Inter Milan has traditionally been associated with the working class and is seen as the blue-collar team of Milan. AC Milan, on the other hand, is associated with the more affluent parts of the city and is often referred to as the “posh” team of Milan. This clash of ideologies only adds to the intensity of the rivalry.

In the end, football rivalries are an important part of the sport, and they help fans feel like they belong and have a sense of who they are. Whether it is El Clásico, the Manchester Derby, the Superclasico, or the Milan Derby, these rivalries are much more than just a football match. They reflect the cultural, social, and economic divides within society and provide a platform for fans to express their identity and passion for their team. The intensity of these rivalries is what makes football such a beloved sport, and they will continue to captivate and inspire fans for generations to come.




3rd, 4th & 5th MARCH

1.Dortmund Vs RB Leipzig (O2.5) Friday

2nd and 4th placed Dortmund and Leipzig respectively face off at the Signal Iduna park as the title race continues. Dortmund are on tie with Bayern at 46 points and Leipzig trail them by 4 points. I do anticipate a very forward going game as both sides do not want to lose a point at this point. I do see goals today and 6/6 last H2H meetings have seen O2.5

2.Napoli Vs Lazio (1&O1.5) Friday

Define the term Napoli? Napoli is a team that is currently untouchable in Italy. Who really doesn’t know this? Napoli lead the log and here comes 4th placed Lazio who have a poor record against the host and have also lost all their last 4 H2H meetings with Napoli and all the last 5 H2H have seen 1.5 over. We are giving Napoli to win till further notice

3.Manchester City Vs Newcastle (1) Saturday

Liverpool is the only side to defeat the Magpies this season in EPL and here comes City who trail Arsenal by 5 points. I do see City defeating Newcastle since they are home and the latter have lost their high flowing form in the past weeks. City have won 7/10 last H2H this seeing Newcastle win 1/10 witnessed in 2019

4.Arsenal Vs Bournemouth (1) Saturday

Arsenal is currently leading the log and here comes 18th placed Bournemouth. I do not see anywhere the guests are going to stop high flying Gunners from attaining maximum points at Emirates today.

5.Chelsea Vs Leeds (1) Saturday

Chelsea are currently 10th placed and they look set to revive their European hopes for next season by trying to play every game as final. Chelsea have not won any game in their last 5 fixtures and I do see this as a chance to break the deadlock given they are at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have won all their last 5 H2H home meetings with Leeds.

6.Stuttgart Vs Bayern Munich (2) Saturday

Bayern are leading the log on goal difference and they are tied up on 46 points with Dortmund who are really pushing through for a title win this season. Following the pressure, I do not Bayern fumbling against 15th placed Stuttgart who are just goals away from relegation. Bayern ajja kukakuba

7.Fiorentina Vs AC Milan (Yes) Saturday

12th placed Fiorentina host 3rd placed AC Milan at Stadio Artemio Franchi as the race for European spots continues. Both sides have score at least a goal in their last 4 fixtures and both do play technically offensive football with less defending. I do see a goal from either side today

8.Liverpool Vs Manchester United (O2.5) Sunday

Liverpool humiliated United last season home and away by scoring a total of 9 goals across both legs but this saw Man United retaliate this season to win 2:1 at Old Trafford. Here comes the fixture when Liverpool is in poor form but remember this is the biggest rivalry in English football that will see them fight not to lose at Anfield. I do expect an end to end game with a minimum of 3 goals. All their last 5 H2H meetings in all competitions have seen O2.5

9.Barcelona Vs Valencia (1) Sunday

Barcelona have lost their last 2 games in all competitions that is to Almeria and Man United in La Liga and Europa League respectively something that look weird in the sight of the football World. Due to this, I do see Barcelona at Camp Nou thumping struggling Valencia with a minimum of 2 win margin so as to boost their confidence and chase for the title

10Betis Vs Real Madrid (2) Sunday

Real Madrid are currently 2nd placed and here comes 5th placed Betis as the race for La Liga Santander continues. Real Madrid drew in the Madrid derby last weekend and here comes an opportunity for them to cling their gap with log leaders Barcelona. Betis have not defeated Madrid in their last 5 H2H while Madrid have registered 3 wins