These two Premier League top 4 teams will face off at 8pm on Tuesday evening, and it is Tottenham that will host the first-leg at their new stadium. Spurs will need to secure a home win if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals, as City are in far superior form to Pochettino's side. It could be an historic year for the Sky Blues - Guardiola's side have already won the Carabao Cup, and are still in contention for the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup titles. Can they do the quadruple this season? First of all, they will have to beat their London rivals in this CL quarter final - which they will be favourites to do, particularly considering Sergio Aguero should be fit to play.
Manchester United will still be carrying momentum from their historic win against PSG into this Quarter Final fixture against Barcelona. While Solskjaer's side are no doubt the underdogs in this fixture, they have often used this title to their advantage, and will be hoping to secure a home win to give them a greater chance of qualifying for the Semis. Barca, on the other hand, have been in stunning form this season. Currently 8-points ahead at the top of La Liga, they have proved to be extremely difficult to beat this season. Can the Red Devils do what many have struggled to this season, and beat the Catalonian giants? A potential semi-final clash against Liverpool would be too tantalising a prospect for this Manchester side to miss out on!
Arsenal will host Italian side Napoli in this first-leg Quarter Final of the Europa League on Thursday night, and this fixture is set to be a cracker. These two sides have met in Europe just twice before - in the group stages of the 2013/14 Champions League - when Napoli beat the Gunners 4-0 on aggregate. While Arsenal suffered a blow to their claim on a third place spot in the PL last weekend with a loss to Everton, the Gunners will still have the home advantage in this fixture, which they will be expected to capitalise on by securing a win at the Emirates. Napoli have not have not been in the best form in the last few weeks, as they have won just 2 of their last 4 games in the Serie A, and are a whopping 20 points behind league leaders Juventus. A home win could be on the cards for Emery's side, or at least that's what the bookmaker's are predicting.
League leaders Liverpool will host Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, and are in need of a win to keep hold of their spot at the top of the PL table. The Reds are only two points ahead of their second-place rivals Manchester City, who also have a game in hand over Jurgen Klopp's men, so every game counts in the title race. Chelsea, on the other hand, are currently in 5th place, level on points with 4th place Arsenal and just one point behind 3rd place Tottenham. While the Blues also need a win to potentially secure a PL Top 3 spot, it is Liverpool who have more at stake in this match, which combined with their home advantage should lead them to another win.
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