The English Premier League title race could be all but done-and-dusted this weekend, while the battle intensifies for Champions League qualification just below.
Sunday afternoon is the date for your diary as Manchester City and Manchester United go toe-to-toe at the Etihad Stadium.
It’s win-or-bust for the Red Devils, who start the weekend second in the EPL table but a monstrous 14 points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s imperious side.
Speaking of monstrous, outgoing champions Liverpool returned quickly to losing ways on Thursday night at Anfield, with another home game following hot on the heels of their drab defeat to Chelsea, this time against Fulham.
Thomas Tuchel’s Blues broke back into the Premier League’s top four with that Merseyside raid and face a return leg of sorts on Monday night.
Carlo Ancelotti returns to Stamford Bridge with his impressive Everton and supremacy in the Champions League qualification race in the offing.
Another capital club will have a say across the city on Monday, too, as surprise package West Ham host Leeds at the London Stadium.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Tottenham are at home to Crystal Palace as the EPL’s late kick off houses a north – south London derby.
The day begins, meanwhile, with relegation rivals West Brom and Newcastle struggling on together at the Hawthorns.
Arsenal are up bright and early on Saturday for the lunchtime kick off at Turf Moor, as they head north to tackle Sean Dyche’s Burnley and all the ruggedness that entails.
Brendan Rodgers’ injury-hit Leicester have a scrap on their hands not to fade like they did last season.
The Foxes go to Brighton, who are missing several key players of their own, as they battle to maintain their top four tilt in the late game.
There’s a West Midlands derby by way of an aperatif for the action at the Amex Stadium, with Wolves making the short hop across the Black Country to take on Aston Villa.
Sheffield United and Southampton complete the Premier League set on Saturday afternoon at Bramall Lane, with the Saints setting out to avoid being dragged further into the relegation mire by the Blades.
English Premier League predictions for 6-8 March
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.