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
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
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
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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