Hampshire’s 100% record is on the line against one of the more underrated teams in the tournament in Gloucestershire. The visitors do not have much star-power in terms of names but they have a solid batting line-up and their bowling attack can cause problems for any team.
It has been contrasting starts for these two teams as Notts are flying while Leicestershire are stuttering badly right now. Both batting line-ups are playing relatively well which is essential at Trent Bridge with its fast outfield, but there is a notable gulf in the quality of the bowling attacks.
Derbyshire have been something of a surprise in the tournament so far with two wins from three matches but they will face a tough test against Yorkshire. Andrew Gale’s men could easily be sitting with three wins but instead they let slip a couple of good positions to draw and lose their last two matches.
Essex started this tournament so well with a 180-run win over Glamorgan but they have increasingly struggled since that opening match. Somerset on the other hand are playing well having won all three matches and they look strong with both bat and ball with good depth and balance to the team.
The rivalry between these two teams grows every single IPL campaign and this match promises to be another fantastic encounter. Mumbai Indians have a better record than most teams against Chennai Super Kings, and they will not be daunted by the trip to Chennai where the Super Kings have a formidable record.
Liverpool’s home tie against Huddersfield has many remaining triple captain chips set for deployment in GW36, while triple-ups on the Reds and Manchester City look sensible as the title race goes down to the wire.
While Leganes look safe, Celta de Vigo need to fight for every point they can get and they have been battling bravely, losing just one of their last six La Liga matches. They will not make life easy for Leganes and a similar encounter to their score draws at Huesca and Espanyol could ensue.
Barcelona's title celebrations were delayed after Atletico Madrid beat Valencia in midweek, but Barca will be confident of clinching back-to-back titles with a big home win over Levante. The visitors have conceded 12 goals in their last six games and will struggle to contain the champions.
Twice pegged back by Valencia in midweek, second-placed Atletico Madrid pulled through to win 3-2 and restore their seven-point lead over Real Madrid. With seven wins in their last seven league games against Real Valladolid and three clean sheets in the last four, this should be an easy home win.
A first-half own goal earned Athletic Club a 1-0 win at Leganes last time out and kept their hopes of a top six La Liga finish very much alive. Seventh-placed Deportivo Alaves are just three points behind Athletic, but Abelardo's men are winless in their last six league games, so a home win looms.
Both clubs are enjoying unbeaten runs in Serie A, but Cagliari's away league form does not inspire confidence, with six defeats and a draw in their last eight games on the road. They could face a long evening against Roma's potent attack, whose tally of 36 home goals is second only to Juventus'.
Juventus got back on track after their Champions League exit to Ajax with a 2-1 success over Fiorentina, but they can expect another tight affair here. Internazionale have conceded just eight goals in 16 home league games and are the lowest scorers on home turf in the top half of the table.
Bologna have pulled five points clear of safety after just one defeat in their last seven games. They have scored 16 goals in the process and after three clean sheets in their last four home league games, another lock-out is likely, with Empoli taking only a point from their last three matches.
Trystan returns from the other side of the world to join Adam, Rob and Tim in looking ahead to the remaining three gameweeks in FPL. This week in particular we discuss motivation; where teams are focusing their attentions, which teams have something yet to play for and which are on the fabled end-of-season beach. As always, we cover our best captains choices, and battle it out in the Differentials League.