With one finalist confirmed, Manchester City and Arsenal go head-to-head this afternoon for the chance to earn a piece of silverware this season come May 27th. Following a mediocre season, an early exit from the League Cup and a crushing defeat in the Champions League, lifting the FA Cup is high on Pep Guardiola's list of priorities. Despite a fifth round hiccup against Huddersfield, City have progressed each round with relative ease, netting 15 goals in the process. The unrest at Arsenal has been clear for many months, and while they also have only the FA Cup to play for, they may also miss out on Champions League football for the first time in 20 years. The Gunners have won just five of their last 13 matches in all competitions, slipping to defeats against the likes of West Brom and Watford during this period. Five of their seven defeats during this time come away from the Emirates since the start of February, conceding an average of 2.57 goals per game in the process. The sides faced each other just 19 days ago, with Manchester City somewhat unfortunate to walk away with just a draw, but look likely to go one better this afternoon.
Tonight sees one of the biggest fixtures in, not only Spanish, but world football, Real Madrid v Barcelona, or more commonly known as 'El Clasico'. The fixture could not have been scheduled more a more crucial stage of the season, with the clubs battling each other for the tile. While Barcelona ultimately need maximum points to stay in the chase, a victory for Madrid could all but seal their first title since 2011/12. Real Madrid have scored in 100% of their league matches this season, netting an average of 2.65 goals per game. Barcelona have netted in 94% of their domestic league games this term, boasting a league-high 91 goals in the process, an average of 2.84 goals per game. El Clasico has rarely disappointed on the goal front in recent years. Incredibly 75 goals have been scored in the last 21 clashes, an average of 3.57 goals per game. More importantly, 20 of those 21 fixtures, saw both Real Madrid and Barcelona score at least once. With so much riding on the result, and both sides having experienced contrasting emotions midweek, this is the must-watch game of the weekend.