Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal
Wembley hosts the North London derby on Saturday, with Tottenham praying for a much-improved performance to avoid a third consecutive defeat that would put Arsenal just one point behind them.
Lazio vs Roma
Lazio vs Roma is due to take place on Saturday evening as the ‘Derby della Capitale’ returns. The first derby of the season finished 3-1 to Roma but now the Biancocelesti will be looking to take revenge, especially after a strong performance midweek against AC Milan. Roma, meanwhile, are looking to close the gap on Inter Milan in 3rd whilst putting some distance between themselves and Simone Inzaghi’s side. Roma currently sit in 5th, with 44 points from 25 games whilst Lazio sit in 6th place, with 38 points after just 24 games. Therefore, a win for Lazio against Roma and a win in the game-in-hand against Udinese would put Lazio tied on points with the Giallorossi.
Predicted Starting XIs
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Bastos, Acerbi, Radu; Romulo, Parolo, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lulic; Caicedo, Immobile
Roma (4-3-3): Olsen; Florenzi, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov; Cristante, De Rossi, Pellegrini, Zaniolo; Dzeko, El Shaarawy
Real Madrid vs Barcelona
Real Madrid will be looking to avenge their 3-0 Copa del Rey defeat to Barcelona when they face off for the second time in four days in El Clasico on Saturday night.
Luis Suarez’s two goals and a Raphael Varane own goal resulted in an embarrassing night for Real in front of the Bernabeu support on Wednesday night.
But now attention turns back to La Liga as Real look to close a nine-point gap on their fierce rivals. The last time the two sides met in the league, Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5-1.
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Ceballos, Modric; Bale, Benzema, Vinicius
Barcelona possible starting lineup:
Ter Stegen; Semedo, Umtiti, Pique, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Dembele, L Suarez, Messi
Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich have a slew of injuries as they head into a tough matchday 24 clash against Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Borussia Park. Standing just 3 points behind Dortmund in the table, Niko Kovac will have to find a way to squeeze a win out of this fixture.
Gladbach: Sommer – Lang, Ginter, Elvedi, Wendt – Zakaria, Kramer, Hofmann – Hazard, Stindl (c), Plea
Out: Beyer (ankle), Drmic (thigh), Doucoure (thigh), Jantschke (flu), Traore (groin)
Doubtful: Cuisance (Achilles), Johnson, Wendt (both blows)
Coach: Dieter Hecking
Bayern: Neuer (c) – Kimmich, Süle, Hummels, Rafinha – Martinez, Thiago – Müller, James, Gnabry – Lewandowski
Out: Alaba (ankle), Coman (thigh), Goretzka (ankle), Ribery (stomach bug), Robben (thigh), Tolisso (knee)
Coach: Niko Kovac