There are only 5 matches remaining in the regular season and the playoff picture may become more clear after week 19.
Direwolves (1) vs Emeralds (5)
Emeralds have lost 4 in a row and in the process, conceded more goals than Gibraltar. Things only got worse when VIctor Schiebehenne’s season came to an end as he’s been battling against a bout of stigmata. Cue the triumphant return of none other than RonalDuy! The league’s all-time leading scorer is back to wreak havoc on the Direwolves. “I’m happy to sign for Emeralds”, said RonalDuy. “John Altinian is only 1 goal behind me on the all-time list and that’s close enough as far as I’m concerned.” Alex Wong of Direwolves was asked for his thoughts on Duy’s return and said “I’m happy for him and for Emeralds but we’re still winning this game.”
Lightning (3) vs Nightmares (4)
Last week, Lightning sent a statement to the league with their 1-0 shutout of Red Bulls. Ash Connor said, “yeah we can score a lot of goals, we can make it rain for sure. But we can also defend as well as anyone else.” Metinho replied, “Buddy, I scored 4 goals last week, do you really want a piece of this?” If Metinho has his way and Lightning lose, they can forget about 1st place. If Nightmares lose, they’ll remain in a battle for 4th place.
Red Bulls (2) vs Vaders (6)
Red Bulls had their 7 game unbeaten streak snapped last week. They have to rebound against Vaders if they want to stay in contention for 1st place. Last time these teams met, a last minute goal by John Di Re gave the Red Bulls a win. Vaders claimed the ball had gone out just before the goal and it should’ve been a side kick-in for them and subsequently swarmed the referee. They’ll be looking for some petty revenge this week.