As the top league’s return from the international break, we’re in line for some huge games of football. The Premier League top-four race continues, and there are top of the table clashes in both the Bundesliga and Ligue 1. With PSG/Lille not on UK T.V however, it’s a tough choice between two belters on at the same time instead.
The Must-Watch Games From This Week:
Leicester v Manchester City – Saturday, April 17:30 PM – Sky Sports Main Event
Whilst first versus third normally can have some effect on who lifts the Premier League title, this year that won’t be the case. Instead, this battle is personal.
For Guardiola’s Manchester City, this game marks a chance at revenge. This season, City have looked more than dominant however, their biggest stumble was against Leicester in the home tie back in September.
Losing five-two, City were played off the pitch by Leicester. Now, however, with the Premier League title within touching distance, this marks a chance to clear out the skeleton in the closet.
RB Leipzig v Bayern München – Saturday, April 17:30 PM – BT Sport 1
In life many things stand tall, only to eventually come crumbling down; The reign of Julius Caesar, The Berlin Wall and now maybe Bayern Munich. The Bundesliga has long since been a one-horse race, but now with eight games left Bayern could be knocked off their perch.
RB Leipzig are not only the opposition this weekend but, also the contenders for Bayern’s throne this season. Just four points off Bayern and playing some exceptional football, this race could go straight to the wire.
Bayern of course will be without star striker Robert Lewandowski, and as a result, may produce some unconventional tactics. Leipzig however have a near full-strength squad.
Leipzig will also enter the game unbeaten in the league since January, and with the best defensive record in the league. Bayern meanwhile, are the league’s top scorers.
The stakes are high, and the quality of the teams even higher.
Youtube Video of the week – Championship crowd podcast:
Article of the Week: Which Championship teams look playoff-bound?
If you’d rather read than listen, this is a great article looking at some of the teams who could be Premier League bound.
Football Worth Following – #KickupsForCancer:
Kickups for cancer is the latest in a series of fund-raising techniques from the team at Aldi in St-Leonards-On-Sea. The team at the Aldi have gathered together to try to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust in various engaging ways.
Assistant store manager Phill Scott is running the 2021 London Marathon and in the store, raffle tickets are sold. On footballing terms, a series of games have been set up for the store, and now they have started their #KickupsForCancer movement.
Members of the staff are getting involved with doing their best attempt at keepie-uppies, you can check out one of the most recent attempts below.
Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. In the U.K 39.5% of men or women will have cancer at some point in their lifetime. The staff at Aldi would love as many as possible to get involved with the #KickupsForCancer challenge.
If you would like to donate or follow along with the team’s progress, the link to their just giving page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Phil-scott2021.
And Finally….. Tweet of the week:
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