This weekend features some heavy weight clashes, with Man United v Liverpool, the huge highlight on Saturday lunchtime, while on Sunday the Glasgow derby, see’s old foes Rangers and Celtic meet at Ibrox.
Check out these and more below, with eight games previewed and with verdicts on each.
In a match between two bitter rivals, Man United take on Liverpool at Old Trafford, with just two points separating the sides in the table.
Man United are unbeaten in the last four matches played, with a last gasp winner over Crystal Palace last Monday. Liverpool are in superb form at the moment and currently unbeaten in seven. A goal glut in recent games was ended with a 0-0 against Porto in midweek, as Jurgen Klopp rested players.
The last four meetings have ended in a draw and another looks possible here, while the last six matches have produced two goals or less each time, so an Under 2.5 Total Goals bet looks worth a look too.
Verdict: Draw Result
Chelsea take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, with both sides in need of a win, with Chelsea struggling to make the top four and Palace battling against relegation.
Chelsea have failed to win in the last three games, with two successive losses to the Manchester clubs recently. Palace are without a win in six games, but will feel rather unlucky, having conceded late goals to Man United and Tottenham in recent games.
Chelsea will be favourites to take the win, but with a huge Champions League tie at Barcelona to come, it remains to be seen how Antonio Conte balances his need for points, against the need to rest one or two players. Chelsea to win by narrowly, with a Goal Rush bet worth further attention.
Verdict: Chelsea Win
In La Liga, Sevilla take on Valencia, with the home side looking to pick up a huge victory, which would close the gap to their opponents, who sit in the final Champions League place.
After a 5-2 home loss to Atletico Madrid, the Andalucian side bounced back with two successive wins and two clean sheets to re-ignite their top four hopes. A run of six defeats had all but ended Valencia’s hopes of a trophy, but “Los Che” have since returned to form, winning four and drawing one of the last five played, as they look to hold on to a coveted Champions League place.
Home advantage is definitely a factor in this fixture, with the last thirteen meetings resulting in a home win or draw, with Sevilla picking up the last road victory back in 2012. There is not much to choose between them in terms of quality and a draw looking an ideal result to back, along with an Under 2.5 Total Goals bet also.
Verdict: Draw Result
In Major League Soccer, Real Salt Lake take on newcomer’s Los Angeles FC in their first ever MLS campaign.
Real Salt Lake drew with FC Dallas in the opening weekend, while Los Angeles FC beat last season’s MLS runner-up, Seattle Sounders in a surprising win
Real Salt Lake have not lost at home in the last eight MLS games played and will fancy their chances against the “newbies”, but with Los Angeles managed by Bob Bradley, they will be a tough side to stop and they may just surprise with the victory.
Verdict: Los Angeles FC Win
In what is known as the “old firm derby”, Glasgow rivals, Rangers and Celtic meet at Ibrox Park, with Rangers sitting just six points behind the Celtic at the top of the table.
Rangers are in strong form, having lost just once in the last fourteen games played across all competitions, while Celtic have lost just twice in the last fifteen games.
Celtic will be hoping their strong recent record against Rangers can continue, having not lost to them in eleven meetings. The last game saw a goalless draw but with a potential title race on the cards, Rangers may just pick up that elusive victory over their arch enemies.
Verdict: Rangers Win
Arsenal take on Watford on Sunday lunchtime, with the Gunners looking to beat a side they have lost to, on the last two meetings.
The Gunners finally ended a run of four successive losses with an impressive win over Milan in the Europa League in midweek, easing the pressure a little on Arsene Wenger. Watford have been comfortable in mid-table for the majority of the season and are currently on a run of two wins in a row.
Watford’s physicality has been a problem for Arsenal, with the Hornets picking up wins, however the boost in Gunners confidence after the midweek result, may make the difference here, with a Goal Rush worth looking at too.
Verdict: Arsenal Win
In Serie A, Inter Milan take on Napoli, with the visitors looking to bounce back from a surprise loss to Roma last week, while Inter look to maintain their bid for Champions League places.
A run of eight games without a win has really hurt Inter’s chances of a top four spot, but they have won two of the last three since then, to at least keep them in the hunt. Napoli have been prone to the odd poor result, with eight wins and three losses in the last eleven. The loss to Roma last week, gives Juventus the advantage in the battle for the title.
The last two meetings have seen a win and a draw in Napoli’s favour, with just one goal scored in the two games. Another tough game is expected, with both ill-affording a loss for their respective chases. An Under 2.5 Total Goal bet looks a solid option here.
Verdict: Draw Result
Lastly in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt meet, with the sides sitting on the same points and battling for Champions League spots.
Dortmund’s surprise loss to FC Salzburg, can arguably be put down to the resting of several key players, but with no win in four games, it looks to be more a dip in form overall. Eintracht Frankfurt have been the surprise package so far this season, with Niko Kovac’s side losing just twice in the last twelve matches played.
The sides drew 2-2 in the previous meeting, but Frankfurt have a poor record when visiting Dortmund, having lost the last six times, by at least two goals. Despite the recent dip in form, Dortmund will have a strong chance here and should take all three points, in a game that looks good for the Over 2.5 Total Goals bet.