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Preview : A look at the numbers ahead of #SociaLigaMD8

It’s SociaLigaMD8 this weekend in the Bet9jaSociaLiga and your usual preview has taken a different shape with former champions, Saints FC, already certain of their place in the playoffs.

For MD8, you will be getting a cursory breakdown of the most interesting numbers of all the games scheduled for the Legacy Pitch in Surulere this Saturday.

Let’s get into the numerical journey already but first, with an important number teams will keep in mind going into the exciting Bet9jaSociaLiga this weekend.

3- When teams step on the Legacy Pitch this Saturday, there will be just three (3) playoffs spot left to fight for seven of them in the Men’s Liga.

Saints have already taken one of four (4) spots following that comprehensive destruction of All Black on SociaLigaMD7.

Now, we go into the matches… Excited already?

Guns vs Saints

An interesting encounter between the Bullet Boys and Saints Army will kick-start MD8 activities at the Legacy Pitch, provided the weather seriously permits it!

3- Saints are the most in-form team having won all three of their matches leading up to MD8

2- Guns have hosted the Saints twice and lost on both occasions. In fact, when these two meet, whoever is designated as the home team ends up losing the game.

Dannaz vs Alimosho

The holders take on debutants, Alimosho in what is easily one of the ties of SociaLigaMD8. It’s a battle between second and third, while the champions need a point to join Saints, Alimosho know they how valuable three points will be for them with two other teams just a point behind them.

0- Dannaz remain the only team in the Bet9jaSociaLiga yet to taste defeat this season. The Cedars have won three and drawn three of their six games this campaign.

1- This will be the first-ever meeting between Dannaz and Alimosho football club in SociaLiga. Alimosho, who are in the debut season, are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Dannaz who went all the way to lift the title in their debut campaign in 2018.

2- Following the postponed matches in SociaLigaMD7, Dannaz and Alimosho have two outstanding games ahead of their clash on Saturday.

3- The number of points separating both teams after six rounds of matches. Dannaz are on 12 points while the Herd tag along in 3rd.

Saints Ladies vs Alimosho Ladies

Former champions, Saints Ladies have it all to do when they face a very difficult Alimosho Ladies. The Saints are in danger of crashing out in the regular season and need all the three points against the only unbeaten side left in the competition.

0- Alimosho Ladies remain the only Women’s team yet to lose a game this season, while Saints Ladies are the only team without a win.

1- Number of goals Alimosho have conceded the season, the least of any side in the Bet9jaSociaLiga.

2- Number of games Saints and Alimosho have drawn so far this season. These two are the draw specialists in the Women’s division.

Knights Ladies vs Dannaz Ladies

Defending champions Knights Ladies are looking to secure the needed points that will see them through to the playoffs when they face a wounded Dannaz Ladies side hoping to seal three points to book a place in the finals, provided Alimosho Ladies fail to beat Saints Ladies.

2- Dannaz Ladies have scored more than twice the number of goals (7) Knights Ladies have managed this season (3).

8- The number of goals Champions Knights have conceded this season, the worst defence in the Women’s Liga.

6- The number of points separating Dannaz in second and Knights in third.

Royals vs Cubs

Royals and Cubs meet on Saturday with both clubs two of seven competing to join already qualified Saints FC in the exclusive playoffs.

2- Both clubs will be meeting for just the second time ever in the Bet9jaSociaLiga this weekend.

4- The number of matches Royals have drawn this season, making them the draw specialists in the Men’s Liga.

Citizens vs Raineri

The final match of SociaLigaMD8 will see Citizens host Raineri in a match that has the potential to be a goal-fest. Citizens currently are ahead on the Ghosts heading into this game, but have never tasted a win over their visitors.

3- Saturday meeting will be the third between Citizens and Raineri in the SociaLiga.

5- The number of goals Raineri have scored (11) more than the Citizens (6).

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