While Valentine’s Day does fall on Sunday, love certainly won’t be in the air when the English Premier League’s top four teams are in action.
Kicking off the day’s festivities will be league leader Leicester City traveling to the Emirates Stadium to face third place Arsenal. The Gunners sit five points behind Jamie Vardy and the Foxes.
Manchester City follows up that matchup, when second place Tottenham Hotspur arrives at the Etihad Stadium. The Citizens are coming off of a disappointing 3-1 home defeat against Leicester last weekend.
In Spain, Real Madrid looks to close the gap on La Liga leader FC Barcelona. On Saturday, Los Blancos, who boast the league’s best goal differential (+45), will play host to sixth place Athletic Bilbao.
The race for the 2015-16 Serie A title is heating up in Italy, as top two sides Napoli and Juventus do battle. Juventus, which currently trails Napoli by two points in Serie A, is riding a 12-match winning streak across all competitions ahead of Saturday’s fateful clash.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
While Sunday’s matches will take center stage in England, Saturday also offers a solid helping of quality Premier League fixtures. After numerous struggles this season, Chelsea could find itself in the top 10 by the end of the weekend with a victory against relegation-tested Newcastle.
Meanwhile, Everton has found consistency recently, winning three straight matches in all competitions and not conceding a goal. The eighth place Toffees will host West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park.
Sunderland vs. Manchester United
AFC Bournemouth vs. Stoke City
Crystal Palace vs. Watford
Everton vs. West Bromwich Albion
Norwich City vs. West Ham United
Swansea City vs. Southampton
Chelsea vs. Newcastle
Arsenal vs. Leicester City
Aston Villa vs. Liverpool
Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur
SPANISH LIGA BBVA
Barcelona stars should be fully rested for their meeting with Celta Vigo after sitting Lionel Messi and company for the side’s midweek Copa del Rey match against Valencia. The Blaugrana continue their historic season on Sunday, as Luis Enrique’s team looks to extend its massive unbeaten streak to 30 games across all competitions.
Fourth place Villareal hosts Espanyol on Saturday, as the Yellow Submarine looks to keep pace with La Liga’s elite.
Sporting Gijon vs. Rayo Vallecano
Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao
Villareal vs. Malaga
Valencia vs. Espanyol
Deportivo La Coruna vs. Real Betis
Real Sociedad vs. Granada
Sevilla vs. Las Palmas
Eibar vs. Levante
Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid
Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo
Bayern Munich continues its run at the German Bundesliga title this weekend when Pep Guardiola’s side travels to Augsburg, while Borussia Dortmund attempts to cut into Bayern’s eight-point lead at the top of the table. Dortmund will host Hanover 96, sitting last on the league table with 14 points.
Mid-table sides Wolfsburg and Ingolstadt look to advance in the German standings on Saturday. Both clubs remain in shouting distance of a European position for the Bundesliga, so a win for either side will be critical.
Mainz vs. Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund vs. Hanover 96
SV Darmstadt 98 vs. Bayer Leverkusen
VfB Stuttgart vs. Hertha Berlin
VfL Wolfsburg vs. FC Ingolstadt 04
Werder Bremen vs. TSG Hoffenheim
FC Cologne vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
Hamburg SV vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
FC Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich
ITALIAN SERIE A
While Juventus-Napoli will likely captivate Italian soccer on Saturday afternoon, Sunday’s matchup between Inter Milan and Fiorentina will also go a long way in determining this season’s Serie A European positions. The third place Viola currently sit on 46 points, while Internazionale trails by one point.
With Hellas Verona digging itself a deeper grave at the bottom of the league, Carpi and Frosinone must begin to find a way out of the bottom three against AS Roma and Empoli, respectively. Both sides sit in the drop zone on 19 points and trail 17th place Sampdoria by five points.
Carpi vs. AS Roma
Empoli vs. Frosinone
Chievo Verona vs. Sassuolo
Juventus vs. Napoli
AC Milan vs. Genoa
Palermo vs. Torino
Sampdoria vs. Atalanta
Udinese vs. Bologna
Fiorentina vs. Inter Milan
FRENCH LIGUE 1
Paris Saint-Germain hasn’t been tested a whole lot this season. Laurent Blanc’s side will host 15th place Lille on Saturday, as the Parisians have opened up a 24-point advantage over second place AS Monaco.
While an outcome at the top of the table appears inevitable this season, last place Troyes also looks poised for its clear fate. The side has won just one match in 2015-16 and has only scored 16 goals in 25 matches.
Stade Rennes vs. Angers
Paris Saint-Germain vs. Lille
GFC Ajaccio vs. Troyes
Guingamp vs. Bordeaux
Montpellier vs. Toulouse
Nantes vs. Lorient
Stade de Reims vs. Bastia
Lyon vs. Caen
St Etienne vs. AS Monaco
Nice vs. Marseille
Can Leicester City extend its Premier League lead? Will Juventus keep its unbeaten streak alive?
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