Two of Europe’s most cosmopolitan capitals host passionate derbies that should keep you glued to the box this Saturday evening.
Tottenham and West Ham lock up first in London, and that’s followed by a fiery Madrid derby later as Real make the short hop to face Atletico.
What more can you ask for on a Saturday? Honey G and the X Factor may have to be stuck on record this weekend we think!
Lets tell you what we are tipping…
Mauricio Pochettino has had two weeks of plotting and scheming on how he needs to turn around this seven-game winless run Spurs are currently on.
The funny thing is, despite this mini-crisis, Tottenham are still only five points off the Premier League summit and remain unbeaten in the league. So it’s really just a blip for them, but Pochettino will be keen to return to winning ways as soon as possible.
If you want to see at real crisis, then you only have to look at the one Slaven Bilić weathered at the beginning of the season. Now, West Ham still find themselves a point above the relegation zone, but seven points from a possible 12 has seen the Hammers turn a bit of a corner.
They should have enough quality in their squad to pull away from trouble eventually, but we don’t believe it will begin this weekend.
Spurs looked a different animal against Arsenal last time out with star striker Harry Kane back in the starting line-up and West Ham have only won once in their last 14 visits to White Hart Lane – so with are taking the men in white to finally pick up a victory at as our double’s opener.
This clash of last year’s Champions League finalists – which Real took on penalties – could go a long way to deciding the destination of the La Liga title.
Real are sitting pretty on the top of the table and are currently six points better off than their city rivals Atletico. Diego Simeone will know how important it is for his men to get one over on those famous white jerseys.
Zinedine Zidane has yet to taste defeat in the league as Real manager this season and his outfit need to keep picking up three point to keep the wolf that is Barcelona from their door.
The last five Madrid derbies have produced three draws and a single goal victory apiece for Real and Atletico, so don’t be expecting an open affair on Saturday night.
The punt that tickles our fancy is a fourth draw in six between the pair and that comes in at a nifty to round out our double.