World champs Germany made to work by Saudis

CROATIA beat Senegal 2-1 in Friday’s friendly clash between two sides heading to Russia but Germany made hard work of beating Saudi Arabia 2-1.

Joachim Low’s men had been 1-14 for victory but struggled to build on Timo Werner’s opener in the eighth minute. The striker is 16-1 to be the top goalscorer at the World Cup and 2-1 favourite to top the scoring charts for 5-1 shots Germany.

Argentina, 10-1 to lift the trophy, have replaced the injured Manuel Lanzini with experienced midfielder Enzo Perez.

Huddersfield have broken their transfer record to sign Monaco defender Terence Kongolo, who made 13 appearances on loan for the Terriers last season.

Huddersfield are 5-4 to be relegated next term and 10-1 with Sky Bet to finish in the top half of the Premier League.

Match in Focus

19:30 Mo 22Oct ELEV

Sampdoria v Sassuolo

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Sassuolo are unbeaten in their last three against Sampdoria
Expert verdict
Sampdoria have the best defensive record this season in Italy, conceding just four goals in all competitions but they may struggle to beat a decent Sassuolo side. Samp's top scorer Gregoire Defrel will no doubt be eager to notch against his former club, although Sassuolo's only defeats this season have come at Juventus and Napoli and at home to Milan.

 

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