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Key Stat: Tottenham have avoided defeat in five of seven games against teams in the top five
Expert Verdict: Chelsea and Tottenham have provided some cracking clashes in recent years, with the Blues ahead 6-5 on aggregate over the two Premier League matches, so this League Cup final is shaping up to be a belter at Wembley. Chelsea rightly deserve to be favourites, but Spurs can also make their mark.
Recommendation: Both teams to score
REFEREE: Anthony Taylor STADIUM: Wembley
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Key Stat: Liverpool have won only six of their 13 home league matches this season
Expert Verdict: Manchester City have lost only one of their 13 away Premier League matches, while Liverpool are also playing well so the draw looks the best bet. City’s title defence has lacked dynamism, with draws against the likes of QPR, Burnley and Hull but the Citizens are still the best-performing away side in the division.
REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Everton have won just three of their last 15 league games
Expert Verdict: Arsenal enhanced their chances of a top-four finish with a win at Crystal Palace and can strengthen their position with victory over the inconsistent Toffees. That win was Arsenal’s eighth in ten outings and the in-form Gunners could brush aside an Everton team who are struggling to mix it with the top teams.
REFEREE: Andre Marriner STADIUM:
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Key Stat: Valencia have won 10 of their 12 home La Liga matches
Expert Verdict: Sociedad have taken some noticeable home scalps but they side are still looking for their first road success this season. Sociedad are unlikely to break their duck at Valencia - Los Che have claimed ten victories in 12 home matches and can make it six on the spin at the Mestalla.
REFEREE: Javier Estrada Fernandez STADIUM: Mestalla, Valencia
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Key Stat: Verona have won one of their last 11 away fixtures
Expert Verdict: Struggling Cagliari have picked up two wins from four home games since Gianfranco Zola’s appointment in late December and can ease their relegation worries by beating out-of-form Verona. Both sides have taken just one point from the last four games but Cagliari have scored in their last eight matches and their positive approach can be rewarded.
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Expert Verdict: Celtic have only failed to win six of 25 in the Premiership, but four of those were on the weekend after European action. The trip to Milan must have taken something out of Ronny Deila’s men and a well-rested Aberdeen, unbeaten in the top flight since November, can give the hosts a game.
REFEREE: John Beaton STADIUM: Celtic Park
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