Manchester City and Tottenham have a lot to live up to after their Champions League showdown and they kick off the latest round of Premier League fixtures.
City could reclaim pole position with a victory with Liverpool not in action until Sunday when they face relegation-threatened Cardiff.
Manchester United and Arsenal are also in action on Sunday, against Everton and Crystal Palace respectively. Here’s our guide to the games across the two days – all kicking off at 3pm on Saturday unless stated.
Manchester City v Tottenham – Saturday 12.30pm
It’s a tricky one to kick off the latest round of top-flight fixtures with another cracker on the cards in Saturday’s early kick-off. It’s hard to predict how the midweek mayhem will affect their third meeting in less than a fortnight – will it be a backlash from City or can Spurs use the momentum to get a result? Can Mauricio Pochettino deliver a lethal blow to Pep Guardiola’s title hopes just days after killing off his dreams of the Champions League and Quadruple? It’s unlikely. As dramatic and entertaining as Wednesday night was, the 90-minute outcome was a City win after they had led at half-time, which would’ve been easy to back. You can get 4/5 it happens again (City are no better than 1/4 just to take the points). There’s scores to be settled here, a title race to be run and a top-four battle to be fought. Don’t rule out a bit of needle and look at bet365’s 5/1 there’s a red card in the match.
Huddersfield v Watford
There’s no room for sympathy when you’re chasing Europe and looking forward to an FA Cup final so Javi Gracia said this week he wants his Watford side to rub salt in the wounds of relegated Huddersfield. Rub away, Javi. Even without the suspended Troy Deeney the Hornets should enjoy themselves against a Huddersfield team who have let in four goals in three of their last four matches. The quicker this season is over for them the better and Watford are worth taking at just under evens. Gerard Deulofeu is facing a late fitness test and if he passes it take the 11/4 for the score-win double while Andre Gray is 5/2 in the same market.