4 matches to watch | Pillars seek Sunshine in Akure as Leicester trudge on at Old Trafford

Real Betis vs. Barcelona @Estadio Benito Villamarín @7.30pm on April 30

There will be quiet confidence in the Barcelona camp ahead of Saturday evening’s trip to the Villamarin. In three matches as manager, Luis Enrique has won all La Liga games against Betis. Also in their last five confrontations, the Blaugrana have scored 17 goals.

But one Betis player, goalkeeper Antonio Adan, admitted on Friday that he wants Real Madrid to win the title ahead of Barcelona though Enrique “believes it is normal players have an affinity with teams other than their own”.

For the Barca coach and his players, there is no margin for error as Atletico and Real are breathing down their necks.

Form Guide: Betis [L-W-D-W-L]; Barcelona [W-W-L-L-L]

Head to head

Wed    30/12/15     PRD   Barcelona    4 – 0   Real Betis

Sat      05/04/14     PRD   Barcelona    3 – 1   Real Betis

Sun     10/11/13     PRD   Real Betis    1 – 4   Barcelona

Sun     05/05/13     PRD   Barcelona    4 – 2   Real Betis

Sun     09/12/12     PRD   Real Betis     1 – 2   Barcelona

Prediction: Betis 1-4 Barcelona

Man United vs. Leicester @Old Trafford@2:05pm on May 1

The Leicester fairy tale continues and they could be crowned league champions for the first time ever with a win over former serial champions. Still without the suspended Jaime Vardy, Claudio Rainieri has demanded a “Hollywood” end to the season and beating United on their hallowed ground would make for a good end to the season.

But United players and even former ones have said the Foxes would have to wait as Louis van Gaal chases top four spot.

But no matter this result, it could be all dusted by Monday if Tottenham lose to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Recent Form: Man Utd [W-W-W-W-L]; Leicester [W-D-W-W-W]

Head to head

Sat      28/11/15     PRL    Leicester      1 – 1   Man Utd

Sat      31/01/15     PRL    Man Utd       3 – 1   Leicester

Sun     21/09/14     PRL    Leicester      5 – 3   Man Utd

Tue     13/04/04     PRL    Man Utd       1 – 0   Leicester

Sat      27/09/03     PRL    Leicester      1 – 4   Man Utd

Prediction: Man Utd 1-1 Leicester

Sunshine Stars vs. Kano Pillars @AkureStadium @4pm on May 1

Two team who like playing football and both coming off very comfortable wins. Pillars put 3SC to the sword last weekend with six goals while Sunshine had a comfortable 3-0 win over Nasarawa United.

The only snag for the Akure Gunners is that two-goal hero against Nasarawa; Okiki Afolabi is suspended for this encounter.

Form Guide: Sunshine [W-L-W-W-D]; Pillars [W-L-W-L-W]

Head to head

11/10/15     NPF    Kano Pillars             2 – 1   Sunshine Stars

21/06/15     NPF    Sunshine Stars       3 – 0   Kano Pillars

10/08/14     NPF    Sunshine Stars       3 – 0   Kano Pillars

16/03/14     NPF    Kano Pillars              2 – 2   Sunshine Stars

18/08/13     NPF    Sunshine Stars       2 – 1   Kano Pillars

Prediction: Sunshine 2-1 Pillars

Chelsea vs. Tottenham @Stamford Bridge@8pm on May 2

There is definitely no love lost between this London neighbours with Spurs needing a win at Stamford Bridge, many believe would not be possible.

Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas have both said they would want Leicester to win the Barclays Premier League because they have deserved it but the fact is the loss of seasonal form would hurt less if the Foxes win apart from the other big teams, especially Tottenham and Arsenal.

Thibaut Courtois is still serving a suspension as well as Dele Alli but this should still be an exciting spectacle with Spurs having not won at the Bridge since 1990.

Form Guide: Chelsea [W-L-L-W-D]; Tottenham [D-W-W-D-W]

Head to head

29/11/15     PRL    Tottenham  0 – 0   Chelsea

01/03/15     LEC    Chelsea         2 – 0   Tottenham

01/01/15     PRL    Tottenham  5 – 3   Chelsea

03/12/14     PRL    Chelsea         3 – 0   Tottenham

08/03/14     PRL    Chelsea         4 – 0   Tottenham

Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham

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