Man City v Man Utd @Etihad Stadium @5pm on March 20
Of their last five clashes, four have been on a Sunday – just like this one— and City have won three, but their first meeting this season rightfully ended 1-1. Manuel Pellegrini needs his players to assume that they can still catch Leicester or Tottenham while Louis van Gaal needs his team to believe that they can still qualify for the Champions League. So the result of this match is hinged on the team that believes its coach the more. That it is a Manchester derby is secondary in this one and that should make it doubly exciting as City will be without Vincent company again.
Form Guide: Man City [D-D-W-L-D]; Man Utd [D-D-L-L-W]
Head to head
25/10/15 PRL Man Utd 0 – 0 Man City
12/04/15 PRL Man Utd 4 – 2 Man City
02/11/14 PRL Man City 1 – 0 Man Utd
25/03/14 PRL Man Utd 0 – 3 Man City
22/09/13 PRL Man City 4 – 1 Man Utd
Prediction: Man. City 3-1 Man. Utd
Heartland v MFM FC @Dan Anyiam Stadium @4pm on March 20
Heartland need to start putting points on the board and the test against current league leaders, MFM FC, could underline how their season could go. MFM have proven to be no respecter of names and will hoping to consolidate their good start to the season with a point at least in Owerri. This would be the first time the two teams meet. If the Olukoya Boys score in the first half as they have consistently done in the six-week old league then Heartland will have a serious challenge, having already lost 1-0 at home to Abia Warriors
Form Guide: Heartland [W-L-L-D-D]; MFM [W-D-W-L-W]
Prediction: Heartland 1-1 MFM
Villarreal vs. Barcelona @El Madrigal @pm on March 20
Can the Yellow Submarine be a banana peel on the path of Barcelona on Sunday? There is always that possibility in football but this Barca side spearheaded by the MSN has shown that they have a lot of ways to goal. With 22 goals in their last six matches with just three conceded, Villarreal must score at least two goals to be hopeful of getting any point out of this match. Though Marcelino’s team deploy the high press and Arsenal showed last Wednesday that the tactic can put the Barcelona defence under pressure though they will need to convert more of the chances that they create to stand any chance of an upset.
Form Guide: Villarreal [D-L-W-L-D]; Barcelona [W-W-W-W-W]
Head to head
08/11/15 PRD Barcelona 3 – 0 Villarreal
04/03/15 CDR Villarreal 1 – 3 Barcelona
11/02/15 CDR Barcelona 3 – 1 Villarreal
01/02/15 PRD Barcelona 3 – 2 Villarreal
31/08/14 PRD Villarreal 0 – 1 Barcelona
Prediction: Villarreal 0-3 Barcelona
Roma v Inter Milan @Stadio Olympic @8:45pm on March 19
Luciano Spalletti has surely reinvigorated the Romans while Inter have been on the slide after a wonderful start to the season. Roma are five points ahead of the Nerazzurri and want to keep their Champions League place with nine matches left in the season as Inter seek to get back into the lucrative league.
Roma are on a eight-match winning streak in the league with Mohammed Salah coming into his own but the last time that Inter beat Roma at home in the Serie A was October 2008, when Roberto Mancini was Inter’s manager. Will Mancini be able to conjure up another win without the injured Mario Icardi?
Form Guide: Roma [W-L-W-W-W]; Inter [W-W-L-L-W]
Head to head
31/10/15 SEA Inter 1 – 0 Roma
25/04/15 SEA Inter 2 – 1 Roma
30/11/14 SEA Roma 4 – 2 Inter
02/08/14 ICC Inter 2 – 0 Roma
01/03/14 SEA Roma 0 – 0 Inter
Prediction: Roma 1-2 Inter
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