We are on the final sprints to the end of the league season and this weekend, matches will go a long way in defining the winning direction of league winners in England and Italy. So you cannot afford to miss these top four meetings in both countries – it is ‘Super Sunday’!
Arsenal vs. Leicester @The Emirates @1pm on Feb.14
So much has been written about this Arsenal team been ready to finally win the EPL once again and this is one match that they cannot even afford to draw. Gunners’ fans believe that the return of Alexis Sanchez will re-ignite their title chase but they have to play a perfect defensive game against Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Will Arsene Wenger send out a perfect 11 that will take the three points?
Form Guide: Arsenal [W-D-W-L-D]; Leicester [W-W-W-L-D]
Head to head
26/09/15 PRL Leicester 2 – 5 Arsenal
10/02/15 PRL Arsenal 2 – 1 Leicester
31/08/14 PRL Leicester 1 – 1 Arsenal
15/05/04 PRL Arsenal 2 – 1 Leicester
06/12/03 PRL Leicester 1 – 1 Arsenal
Prediction: 2 – 2
Man City vs. Tottenham @The Etihad @5.15pm on Feb.14
Tottenham now have a spine – Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester City have to show some spine after last weekend’s loss at home to Leicester. An interesting fact is that the last away match that Spurs lost was on the opening day to Manchester United. Can Manuel Pellegrini inspire his team over Pochettino’s young Turks?
Form Guide: Man. City [L-W-W-W-D]; Tottenham [W-W-W-W-W]
Head to head
Sat 26/09/15 PRL Tottenham 4 – 1 Man City
Sun 03/05/15 PRL Tottenham 0 – 1 Man City
Sat 18/10/14 PRL Man City 4 – 1 Tottenham
Wed 29/01/14 PRL Tottenham 1 – 5 Man City
Sun 24/11/13 PRL Man City 6 – 0 Tottenham
Prediction: 1 – 2
Juventus vs. Napoli @Juventus Stadium @8:45pm on Feb.13
This could be the weekend when Juventus finally assume the leadership of Serie A after 13 consecutive league wins but Napoli under Maurizio Sarri, have proven that this season, they are serious about going all the way. The two teams will have all their players available and Sarri has promised that Napoli will attack the defending champions. That will be a spectacle not to be missed.
Form Guide: Juventus [W-W-W-W-W]; Napoli [L-W-W-W-W]
Head to head
26/09/15 SEA Napoli 2 – 1 Juventus
23/05/15 SEA Juventus 3 – 1 Napoli
11/01/15 SEA Napoli 1 – 3 Juventus
22/12/14 SUC Juventus 2 – 2P Napoli
30/03/14 SEA Napoli 2 – 0 Juventus
Prediction: 2 – 1
Real Madrid vs. Atletic Bilbao @Santiago Bernabeu @4pm on Feb.13
Zinedine Zidane knows that his team cannot afford to drop any point in their chase of both Atletico Madrid and leaders, Barcelona [who still have a game in hand]. They have proven to be very ruthless at home which could mean a roasting for Bilbao, who have not been too good on their travels. Marcelo is out with a shoulder injury and Zidane has said he will not rush Gareth Bale back into action but how many goals will the Bernabeu witness on Saturday?
Form Guide: Real Madrid [W-W-D-W-W]; Bilbao [D-W-L-W-L]
Head to head
23/09/15 PRD Athletic Club 1 – 2 Real Madrid
07/03/15 PRD Athletic Club 1 – 0 Real Madrid
05/10/14 PRD Real Madrid 5 – 0 Athletic Club
02/02/14 PRD Athletic Club 1 – 1 Real Madrid
01/09/13 PRD Real Madrid 3 – 1 Athletic Club
Prediction: 4 – 1
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