The battle hots up for European qualification places in the English Premier League this midweek, with a host of big guns pressed into action at the sharp end of the season.
Manchester United face a hellish double whammy as they host Leicester on Tuesday before making a second attempt to play Liverpool at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Their north west derby was postponed at the first time of asking, after a fans’ protest against the ownership of the Glazer family spilled into the stadium and on to the pitch.
Fixture backlog at the end of a Covid-19 ridden campaign is the result, with the Red Devils bidding to secure a second-placed finish while extending the wait of noisy neighbours Manchester City to be crowned champions of the EPL.
It’s the Foxes who visit the Theatre of Dreams first, with Brendan Rodgers men still needing points to seal their own Champions League qualification following an iffy run of form.
United will then hop into the ice baths en masse for a 48-hour turnaround as they try again against Jurgen Klopp’s outgoing champions on Thursday.
There will be no let up in intensity either, with the men from Merseyside desperately scrambling to climb back into the top four before time runs out.
Sandwiched between those mouthwatering fixtures is a London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
While the Gunners are chiefly aiming to restore some dignity at the end of a dismal campaign, the Blues are looking to seal a top three Premier League finish to go with their place in both the Uefa Champions League and FA Cup finals.
The continental charge doesn’t end with the big beasts of the EPL, as Aston Villa and Everton meet on Thursday at Villa Park with Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees still in the race to gatecrash the top six.
Southampton will be breathing easy at the other end of the pile, meanwhile, if they can snaffle three points against Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday.
English Premier League predictions for 11-13 May
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.