KICK OFF Predictor - Round 70 preview and fixtures - 3 & 4 March 2018
Posted: 2 March 2018 Time: 12:00
In one of the most anticipated Soweto Derbies of recent years, Orlando Pirates host Kaizer Chiefs in a pivotal fixture in the title race in the headline match-up of the latest round of KickOff Predictor.
Relegation-threatened SuperSport United will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing midweek defeat to Ajax Cape Town when they welcome high-flying Maritzburg United to the Lucas Moripe Stadium in another local Premiership encounter on Saturday.
Besides the two key fixtures this weekend in the South African topflight, there are plenty of intriguing match-ups taking place on the international front.
On Saturday, AS Lazio will be aiming to put a dent in Juventus' hopes of securing their seventh consecutive Serie A title, while Real Madrid will be looking to get back to winning ways when they face Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In-form Liverpool will be keen to continue their push for second-place ahead of Manchester United when they welcome an unpredictable Newcastle United at Anfield.
And on Sunday there are a few standout fixtures; Premier League leaders Manchester City take on Chelsea, in what could be the last nail in the coffin for Blues head coach Antonio Conte, whose side are battling for a top-four spot this season.
FC Barcelona face second-placed Atletico Madrid in a game dubbed as a title decider at Camp Nou, with only five points separating the two sides with 12 rounds of fixtures remaining.
The Milan derby also takes place on March 4, with a resurgent AC Milan side under eccentric head coach Gennaro Gatusso aiming to climb closer to the UEFA Champions League spots and dent Internazionale's top-four hopes in the process.
The other two fixtures that round off the KickOff Predictor weekend are out-of-sorts Arsenal against Brighton at the Emirates, and Freiburg up against Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
KickOff Predictor - Round 70 fixtures:
Saturday 3 March
Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs
SuperSport United vs Maritzburg United
AS Lazio vs Juventus
Liverpool vs Newcastle United
Real Madrid vs Getafe
Sunday 4 March
Arsenal vs Brighton
Manchester City vs Chelsea
Freiburg vs Bayern Munich
FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid
AC Milan vs Inter Milan