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Football matches to watch out for this weekend

By DAVID KWALIMWA February 17th, 2018 2 min read

Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards may not be in action this weekend, but there is still plenty of football action across the globe that would appeal to the Kenyan fan.

Here are the highlights.

1. Wolfsburg versus Bayern Munich (Bundesliga)

Divork Origi will for the first time come face to face with his role model Robert Lewandoski and it is hard seeing him triumph in this duel.

Reason being Bayern are topping the league standings and look the strongest of them all in the German topflight.

Wolfsbug are struggling in 13th place, 32 points adrift. In all, it will be encouraging if Origi manages to score his sixth goal of the season against the Bavarians.

2. Girona versus Leganes (La Liga)

Tenth place Girona are still pushing on with their impressive start to the Spanish top flight even though Micheal Olunga seems to have forgotten how to score.

They host 12th place Leganes at home and this should prove an interesting fixture between the mid-table teams.

Girona have scored nine more goals than their opponents in 22 matches ahead of their Friday night meeting. That gives the host a head start, and I believe they will pick the three points.

3. Tusker versus Nzoia Sugar (Kenyan Premier League)

This is a battle between the out of form teams. The brewers are trying to find their form having overhauled their squad at the start of this year.

This coupled by some backroom issues have seen the team struggle and they are yet to win their first league game of the season after two attempts.

Meanwhile, Nzoia Sugar have been poor and unlucky and that’s primarily why I don’t see them picking something from this game.

4. Huddersfield versus Manchester United (FA Cup)

The hosts already have triumphed in this fixture this season. Plus, Manchester United have been poor lately as new signing Alexis Sanchez struggles to adapt while Paul Pogba has lost form. United coach Jose Mourinho is also expected to reshuffle his squad.

5. Rochdale versus Tottenham Hotspur (FA Cup)

Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama is likely to start this fifth round tie of the FA Cup, having again been left on the bench in that crunch UEFA Champions League fixture away to Juventus in midweek.

Spurs are enjoying an impressive run of form in recent times, including that convincing win over Arsenal and Manchester United in the league.