KICKOFF Predictor - Round 49 preview and fixtures
Posted: 6 October 2017 Time: 12:00
It’s international focus again in this weekend’s round of KickOff Predictor, with Bafana Bafana’s World Cup hopes hanging by a thread.
South Africa head into Saturday’s clash at home against Burkina Faso needing nothing less than all three points to keep their Russia 2018 dreams alive as they currently sit bottom of Group D, five points adrift of top spot, albeit with a game in hand.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Uganda and Ghana meet in a crunch Group E clash while Nigeria will be looking to maintain top spot in Group B as they face runners-up Zambia.
On the European front, high-flying France are away to Bulgaria as Les Bleus look to retain their place atop Group A.
On Sunday, Bafana’s group rivals and leaders Egypt will be looking to virtually secure their qualification as they take on Congo.
England, meanwhile, will look to maintain their unbeaten qualifying campaign when they travel to Lithuania, with the Three Lions having already secured their place in next year’s Russia finals.
KickOff Predictor - Round 49 fixtures
Saturday 7 October
South Africa v Burkina Faso
Uganda v Ghana
Nigeria v Zambia
Cape Verde v Senegal
Bulgaria v France
Sunday 8 October
Lithuania v England
Denmark v Romania
Egypt v Congo
Germany v Azerbaijan
Norway v Northern Ireland