Rebel armies and provocative banners
Sure, it may be Chelsea-Arsenal on Sunday, but there are a couple of derbies on the other side of the Iron Curtain which might also pique your interestÃ¢ÂÂ¦
Zimbru ChiÃ ÂinÃÂu v Sheriff Tiraspol (Divizia NaÃ Â£ionalÃÂ, 1pm BST)
WAIT! DonÃ¢ÂÂt stop reading just because itÃ¢ÂÂs Moldovan football!
Yeah, itÃ¢ÂÂs rubbish most of the time, but this weekend itÃ¢ÂÂs the capital cities derby; itÃ¢ÂÂs what the Divizia NaÃ Â£ionalÃÂ is all about.
This is one of them *ahem* politically charged affairs: most successful club from the capital of Moldova versus most successful club from the capital of MoldovaÃ¢ÂÂs breakaway republic of Transdniestr.
ChiÃ ÂinÃÂu and Tiraspol are separated by about 40 miles of undulating Moldovan countrysideÃ¢ÂÂ¦ and a smattering of Russian troops, tanks, military checkpoints and a bluminÃ¢ÂÂ massive rebel army.
The ethnically Russian Transdniestrians fought for their independence from Romanian-leaning Moldova in 1992, and while not achieving it, an uneasy peace exists in the region that doesnÃ¢ÂÂt really suit anyone, not least the government in ChiÃ ÂinÃÂu, who have no jurisdiction over the region.
It all sounds very exciting, an actual rogue Soviet state, but not so for Moldovans, who must suffer the ignominy of completing immigration forms and presenting their passports at the border should they wish to visit Transdniestr. Which they very often donÃ¢ÂÂt.
Sheriff were only formed in 1997, and are arguably something of a promo tool for Transdniestr, who were given the brief rubric of usurping Zimbru as the countryÃ¢ÂÂs most successful club.
This has largely been achieved due to considerable financial backing from their eponymous and enigmatic owners.
Sheriff have won the last ten Divizia NaÃ Â£ionalÃÂs, and knocked Zimbru Ã¢ÂÂ historically MoldovaÃ¢ÂÂs most famous side Ã¢ÂÂ into a very distant second.
They donÃ¢ÂÂt like this, especially the ultras, the Zimbru Boys, who display provocative banners in the stands and chant some rather nasty things to their foes from the other side of the repugnant Dneistr River (video below).
Bragging rights are everything as far as this fixture is concerned, and SheriffÃ¢ÂÂs habitual slow start to the league while they concentrate on European affairs means Zimbru are one place above them in fifth in the Divizia NaÃ Â£ionalÃÂ.
Regular European football affords Transdniestr some fantastic publicity and Moldovans arenÃ¢ÂÂt exactly enthralled at Sheriff representing the country on the continental stage.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs probably the only time Sheriff ever call themselves Ã¢ÂÂMoldovanÃ¢ÂÂ.
Expect this one to get lively, both on the pitch and in the stands.
NMTB prediction: Sheriff win.
Shakhtar Donetsk v Dynamo Kyiv (Premier-Liga, 5pm BST)
ItÃ¢ÂÂs also El Big One in Ukraine, where the main talking point will be this afternoonÃ¢ÂÂs resignation of DynamoÃ¢ÂÂs boss Valery Gazzaev following their 2-0 defeat to Sheriff (yes, them again) in the Europa League last night.
Rudderless Dynamo visit Fortress Donbass on Sunday, where Shakhtar have yet to taste defeat since moving in last year.
In fact, they generally win there. The Hirnyky recorded victories in every single home game bar one in the 2009/10 season and no, it wasnÃ¢ÂÂt Dynamo they dropped points to (it was a 0-0 with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk).
To much delight, the title was effectively won in Donetsk after Shakhtar beat their rivals 1-0 in the penultimate round of matches.
Maximum points have also been achieved on each occasion at the Donbass Arena this season too, and unsurprisingly they lead Dynamo Kyiv in the table after 11 games.
The two heavyweights of Ukrainian football first clashed in 1938, but it wasnÃ¢ÂÂt until Rinat Akhmetov started ploughing his zillions into Shakhtar that the fixture carried the significance it does today.
Things between Kiev and Shakhtar could get a bit firey...
Arguably DynamoÃ¢ÂÂs star has waned since Valeriy LobanovskyiÃ¢ÂÂs golden generation of the nineties reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, while Shakhtar have been in the ascendency.
The countryÃ¢ÂÂs new football order was more or less confirmed in the last UEFA Cup, when Shakhtar defeated their rivals on their way to becoming the first post-independent Ukrainian club to win a major European trophy, but Dynamo arenÃ¢ÂÂt finished yet, and how theyÃ¢ÂÂd love to inflict a first defeat on their rivals at their own turf.
It will be a tall order though. The last time the Kyivites won in Donetsk, Sergei Rebrov scored.
NMTB prediction: Shakhtar win.