Manchester United will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to 23 games, and try to edge closer to the top four places, this Sunday at Turf Moor. Their meeting at Old Trafford ended in a goalless draw, and with Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to miss the game after picking up an injury against Anderlecht, we can’t imagine it being a goal-fest. Last time the sides met, Heaton made a whopping 11 saves in a performance that would make even Gigi Buffon take notice.
It’s likely to be a tricky fixture for Jose Mourinho to navigate, his side played 120 minutes of football in the week, and with two of their last meetings ending in a 0-0 stalemate, under 2.5 goals could be a good shout here. A draw is priced at 14/5 and will also be a popular selection, given United’s current reputation.
Jurgen Klopp makes a return to Anfield after two away games and two wins on the bounce. It’s a game both sides will be desperate to win – with Liverpool hoping to secure the Champions League spaces and Crystal Palace hoping to keep their necks above the relegation zone. Palace look to make it their third win in front of the Kop on the bounce, and could be the first club since Chelsea in October 2005 to win three league games against The Reds on their turf.
That being said, Big Sam has never managed to win a top-flight game at this venue. He’s drawn three and lost ten, with Old Trafford the only stadium he has lost as many games at in his managerial career. Liverpool win BTTS seems a fair shout at 2/1, with both sides plenty to play for. Who knows, maybe ex-Red flop Christian Benteke will find the net?
Real Madrid host Barcelona this Sunday, knowing that a victory could take them painstakingly close to their first La Liga title since 2011/12. Zidane’s side are three points clear of Barcelona, who crashed out of the Champions League to Juventus, with a game in hand yet to play.
The Whites have only lost twice in the last six El Clásico games at the Bernabéu, winning three and drawing once in all competitions. The last meeting ended in a 4-0 win on November 2015 with Benítez as Madrid’s boss. Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick against Bayern Munich and will be primed and ready to take some glory this weekend.
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