Saturday Seven: A title on the cards in the Old Firm Derby?
Here are Marathonbet’s seven big questions to consider ahead of another action-packed weekend of sport.
Will Arsenal raise their game for Wenger at Old Trafford?
This rivalry may have faded somewhat since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and Arsenal’s decline in recent seasons, but Arsene Wenger will be looking for a signature victory as he continues his farewell tour. Mourinho’s men will show no room for sentiment as they look to consolidate second place.
Can Stoke City pull off a miracle?
Stoke City placed one foot in the Championship trap door last week with an unhelpful 1-1 home draw to Burnley. The Potters have a wretched league record at Anfield but surely know anything but three points will effectively end their decade long stay in the Premier League.
Can Celtic finally claim the Scottish Premiership title against Rangers?
A cynic might suggest Celtic’s patchy form in recent weeks has been a ploy all along to ensure they can secure an eighth straight SPFL Premiership title at home in an Old Firm Derby. In reality, Brendan Rodgers will be frustrated his second season has seen much more of a waiting game for the title, but a win this weekend will allow the Northern Irishman to seal the title in style.
Can Lewis Hamilton get off the mark in Baku?
It’s been a frustrating opening few weeks for the British driver, but he will go into this race with a little bit more of a spring in his step after slightly clawing back the gap to Sebastian Vettel last time out. A win here is vital, however, to turbocharge his season.
Will the Championship promotion race go to the final weekend?
The ding-dong battle to join Wolves in the Premier League continues at a relentless place, with Cardiff, Fulham and Aston Villa all still firmly in the hunt to claim that second automatic spot. With only two games to go, this could well be a defining weekend. Read our preview of the Championship promotion race.
Can an outsider stake their claim at the Crucible?
The 2018 World Championship has seen shocks aplenty with leading contenders Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy amongst the early departures. That means the draw is opening up nicely for a few names not previously thought to be in contention in Sheffield.
Could Napoli make a power play for the Serie A title?
Last Sunday’s dramatic last gasp 1-0 victory away to league leaders Juventus now leaves Serie A as Europe’s only elite league where a genuine title race is still in play. If Napoli can take all three points this weekend at Fiorentina, Massimiliano Allegri’s reigning champions will be having sleepless nights as the season draws to a close.
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