This weekend boasts an array of top quality UK footballing rivalries all on Sky Sports. It’s gonna be a huge weekend for football and it’s all gonna be live at your local Last Order’s.
Hibernian v Hearts | Friday | 7:45pm
The weekend kicks off with an even contest as Hibs host Hearts. In two fixtures between the teams, Hibs each team has recorded a 1-0 victory over each other with Hibs winning in the Scottish Premiership and Hearts in the Scottish Cup. Craig Levein’s men currently lie 9 points behind their Edinburgh rivals and know it is essential they close the gap on Neil Lennon’s side.
Man United v Liverpool | Saturday | 12:30pm
Potentially the biggest rivalry in English football, Manchester United host Liverpool in their 200th encounter in all competitions. Despite the three previous matches between these two ending in a draw, both teams will know second place is very much up for grabs. You can therefore expect a tight but entertaining encounter with an added edge to it this time around.
Aston Villa v Wolves | Saturday | 5:15pm
A truly mouth-watering clash for your Saturday afternoon as top-of-the-table Wolves visit Aston Villa in the Championship. Wolves may lie 10 points ahead of their rivals in first, but Aston Villa, in third, will be keen to fight for that automatic promotion spot ahead of fellow promotion-pushers Fulham and Derby.
Rangers v Celtic | Sunday | 11:30am
A derby requiring little introduction – few games produce more passion than a Rangers v Celtic clash. The first meeting between these two saw Celtic first win 2-0 on their last visit to the Ibrox but were held to a goalless draw in December at Celtic Park. With the Scottish Premiership title still very much up for grabs, a win for Rangers would put them within 3 points of Celtic at the top of the table.
Nottingham Forest v Derby | Sunday | 2:15pm
Both teams will know the significance of the ‘Brian Clough trophy’ as it enters its 11th year with Derby winning it 15 times to Nottingham Forest’s six. The two sides, however, are experiencing very different runs in the Championship with the Rams without a win in their previous five Championship matches whilst Aitor Karanka’s Forest are unbeaten in their last 4.