Tottenham vs Arsenal – North London Derby
Why did Sol leave the lane? Arguably the biggest derby in the world as I guess most of these games would claim to be. However, I feel this one really has the most passion and both sets of fans cannot stand to lose. Tottenham are simply in poor form going into this game recording two back to back losses (the first time since September). Losing to Chelsea is one thing but then losing to Burnley as a title challenging side is really poor and I think won’t give Tottenham fans any confidence about their title chances. Arsenal, on the other hand, go into this game with a bit of confidence as they have won their last three but it hasn’t been against the greatness opposition in fairness but three straight wins nonetheless. Arsenal hasn’t won at Spurs for a long time but I feel under Unai Emery they could start anew and get a result here that could propel them even further into the top four.
Game Changers: Kane, Moura, Lacazette and Ozil
Back Arsenal and the draw at 8/11 with SkyBet
Lazio vs Roma – Derby della Capitale
These are just all huge derby’s aren’t they. Essentially folks whoever wins this one and much similarily to the NLD, takes the bragging rights in the city and both sides will be gunning to win it. Lazio have been struggling as they haven’t won a game in their last four in all competitions and its certainly odd considering the strength of their squad, however, these things do happen. Roma their rivals on the other hand also have a strong squad and certainly a strong defence and with a great run of form coming into this game due to the fact they haven’t lost in 6 league games and won their last 4 in all competitions. I think that Roma have an incredibly strong chance in this game and I feel they can really pull of an upset at the expense of Lazio.
Game Changers:Immobile, Milinkovic – Savic, Manolas and Dzeko
Back Roma to win at 9/5 with SkyBet
Real Madrid vs Barcelona – El Classico
The El Classico, probably the most well known Derby in the world due to the quality of players on show. The derby was dominated by Messi and Ronaldo but now its different. Real Madrid have been poor this season finding themselves third in the league and nine points behind their rivals Barcelona. There’s nothing to say apart from the fact that since Zinedane and Ronaldo left they have been so different and it was shown so evidently by their three nil thrashing at the hands of Barcelona, at home this week. Barcelona have simply won the bragging rights and I think it will be a similar result this week.
Game Changers: Modric, Kroos, Suarez and Messi (GOAT)
Back Barcelona to win at 7/5 with SkyBet
Fulham vs Chelsea – West London Derby
In terms of a derby special were clutching at straws with this one, however, it is a derby so we’re counting it, although I think the results already concluded. Fulham just sacked Ranieri and they are just in an absolute mess at the moment, they can’t seem to win a game against anyone and they ave got to try and get a result against Chelsea who are coming off the back of a Spurs win. With problems all over the park going up against Hazard and co is not going to be pretty. Im predicting goals galore.
Game Changers: Mitrovic, Hazard, Willian and Kante
Back over 2.5 goals at 4/6 with SkyBet
Everton vs Liverpool – Merseyside Derby
Another one to gain the cities bragging rights although I think many are predicting a Liverpool win which is supported by their five-nil drubbing of Watford midweek. Goodison park is a difficult place to go to for Liverpool and they couldn’t get a win there last season, settling for a draw. Furthermore this season at Anfield Liverpool were incredibly fortunate (recurring theme this season?) and really should have got a draw. This will be a risky bet as we know how good Liverpool are however in derby’s strange things happen.
Game Changers: Sigurdsson, Gueye, Van Dijk and Mane (yes we know about Salah but look at the form these lads are in)
Back Everton and the draw at 5/4 with SkyBet
Sheffield Wednesday vs Sheffield United – Steel City Derby
What a belter to finish with and one I can watch while having my tea, a greasy chip butty perhaps?(one for the United fans). This is certainly a huge game for both teams as a win for Wednesday pushes them even further up the table towards the playoff places and a win for United solidifies there place in the automatic places and could possibly push them to first place. Wednesday have been in good form winning three league games and drawing three in their last six. I’m sure Wednesday would love nothing more than to stop United from securing the automatic places. United have been in similar form winning their last four and drawing two making this clash a very interesting one indeed.