With the win for Manchester City on Wednesday night, they are now back at the top of the Premier League, and moved Liverpool down into second place. Just three games remain for both teams, so as well as Liverpool needing to win here against Huddersfield, they also need City to slip up somewhere in one of their three games.
While that is something that they will of course keep an eye on, that doesn’t matter on Friday night as Liverpool are the only team in action.
The season so far for Real Madrid has been very disappointing, but gradually as time has worn on, they have shown slightly better form. They are still in the hunt for second place right now, which is remarkable really when you consider the start they had, and they’ve actually won just four games less than current leaders and rivals Barcelona. That has shown what they have done since we have moved into 2019, and they look like a team that has put their bad start behind them,
The Manchester derby is always a very significant game of football and the one we are going to watch on Wednesday is perhaps even bigger than those we have seen in the past. City head across to face United at Old Trafford with four games to play in their league campaign and the league title in their own hands. Although they are currently second in the table, if they win all four games remaining then no one can catch them.
A game that has big implications on both the top and bottom of the table at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Tuesday night. At the top, Spurs are in third and looking to give themselves a little bit of breathing room ahead of their rivals. Both Arsenal and Manchester United will have a game in hand on them after this, but Tottenham will have points on the board with a win here, which is always the better scenario at this late stage in the season.
It’s been a busy weekend of Easter action in the Premier League already, and it seems as if we’re far from done. In addition to the Sunday games that we’re being treated to today, we’re also going to be seeing another edition of Monday Night Football as the season continues to hurtle towards a climax. Playing on Monday nights is more of a novelty than anything else, it seems, but there’s always the risk of it being a nuisance.
The Premier League returns this weekend in the wake of some really exciting European games in both the Champions League and Europa League, and with the end of the season being on the horizon, you can feel the tension starting to rise up and down the country. Teams are starting to put the final pieces in place for one last run towards a successful finish, and for a lot of teams, there’s still a lot on the line.
Following on from a series of entertaining midweek encounters in Europe, it’s time to focus our attention back on the domestic game as we get closer and closer towards the end of the season. There’s still so much to play for up and down the continent – and that’s especially true when it comes to the Premier League. There are a series of intriguing battles going on at both the top and the bottom of the division,
Just four games remain in the Championship season, and two of those will be played across this weekend, with teams playing on Friday and Monday. Six vitally important points are up for grabs for those teams battling it out at the top, and that includes Leeds United, who are looking to maintain their winning streak here.
Leeds have won their last two games while promotion rivals Norwich and Sheffield United have drawn both of theirs.
A simply massive night at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday when Manchester City host Tottenham in the Champions League. The prize for the club getting through is a place in the semi finals of the competition, joining Barcelona, Ajax and then probably Liverpool, who hold an advantage for their trip to Porto which is also on Wednesday.
Whoever progresses from this tie will see this as a golden opportunity, and certainly their best to win the Champions League for some years.
Juventus host Ajax in their Champions League quarter final second leg game on Tuesday, with the tie still in the balance. However, after drawing 1-1 in Holland, there is no doubt that Juventus have the upper hand here, going back home and aiming to make the semi finals. That would be the bare minimum for the Italian side this season, they are once again dominating Serie A, but more is needed if they are to really be successful.
The Premier League’s end of the season is going to be as mad as any of us could ever hope for it to be, with this weekend’s fixtures giving us a glimpse of that. Every single team in this division is fighting, regardless of whether or not they’ve got nothing to play for or if they’ve already been relegated. It’s all about pride and it’s all about making the most of what has already been a pretty tasking and arduous season,
It’s at this point of the season when things start getting a little bit tenser for teams up and down the Premier League table. Injuries come into play, last minute goals impact where you end up finishing, and fans tend to get pretty nervous. Of course, that’s all part of the fun, but only if you’re a neutral. There’s still so much left to be decided between now and the end of the campaign that it’s almost too difficult to predict how things are going to go down,