Saturday, 7 May 2016

FOOTBALL NEWS Massive! Five matches you can’t afford to miss

Massive! Five matches you
can’t afford to miss

– The English league has been decided but
Leicester will be having a party at the King
Power Stadium
– Spanish La Liga will go down the wire as
three teams jostle for the title in the
penultimate games
– Enugu Rangers host Shooting Stars in
what could be described as an epic NPFL
The leagues across Europe are almost
rounding off and some of this weekend’s
matches will decide the fate of teams vying
for titles; with some desperate to avoid
These are then five must see matches this
1. Leicester City vs Everton
The English League has already been
decided last Monday at Stamford Bridge
when Chelsea’s 2 – 2 draw with Tottenham
crowned Leicester Champions of England for
the first time.
Vardy takes on Everton defenders during a
league game
The Foxes will have their celebration party
as they tackle Everton at the King Power
Stadium where fans will be given free
The Toffees will be looking to stun the
Champions as under pressure coach,
Roberto Martinez will be aiming to finish
strongly in league after losing to Manchester
United in the FA Cup.
2. Manchester City vs Arsenal
No doubt, this is definitely a curtain raiser.
The race for the Champions League spot is
still on as the citizens are looking ahead to
secure their European credentials for
incoming coach Pep Guardiola.
Cazorla and Giroud celebrate a goal against
Arsene Wenger will be looking to redeem his
image before the London fans by getting the
deserved result and finishing this season on
a high.
3. Barcelona vs Espanyol
The Catalan derby in the past has always
been a tug of war between both Barcelona
and Espanyol but in recent years the
Bualgrana has always stamped their
authority over their city rivals.
Messi in the thick of action against Espanyol
However Espanyol will want to spoil the
party for Barcelona by inflicting a win on
draw which will be detrimental to the title
hopes of the defending champions.
All Barcelona need is an outright win in the
derby even if they will come out with
4. Real Madrid vs Valencia
When both teams met in the first half of the
season the, then Gary Neville side forced
Real to a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla which
lead to sack of Rafa Benitez.
Real Madrid will need to defeat Valencia to
boost their title hopes
Real Madrid on the other hand are in fine
form both in the league and Champions
League and a victory is expected from the
Los Blancos but they will be without their
most informed player Gareth Bale.
5. Rangers vs Shooting Stars
The old time enemies will be at the war front
again when league leaders Enugu Rangers
trade tackles with Shooting Stars of Ibadan.
Rangers are sitting comfortably on top of
the log with 27 points from 14 matches and
will be looking to consolidate their leadership
with a win over the ‘Oluyole Warriors’ at
Ranfers FC players
The visitors have not been having good
results on the road as they have handed
heavy defeats by El-kanemi and Kano Pillars
conceding nine goals in the process.
The Afonja Warriors will be aiming to snatch
a draw to boost their chances of survival in
the Premier League as they are placed 18th
on the log with 16 points from 17 matches.