Things are heating up as predictors embark on the final nine rounds of the season. If Round 26’s Liverpool-Manchester United shock result is anything to go by, we may be in for a few twists and surprises before the end of the season.

Currently Spain’s david150982 is top of the predictor pile with a commanding 370-point lead on his closest challenger. Will the Spaniard be able to hold on and claim the massive Grand Prize - a trip for two to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™!

Even if you are out of the running for the Grand Prize be sure to give every remaining round your best shot. We reward the best performer for each weekly round of FIFA World Leagues Predictor with a full national team football kit of their choice! And now for a closer look at some of the key Round 27 fixtures...

Fresh start to K-League
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma-Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Korea Republic)
While most leagues in Europe are building towards a finale, the K-League was off to a flying start last weekend. Next Saturday’s match between Seongnam and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors is a repeat of the pairs’ second-round Championship Play-off last year. On that occasion a solitary goal sealed the win for Jeonbuk over the reigning Asian champions.

Russian football resumes
Locomotiv Moscow-Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
The 2010 Russian Premier League kicks off in style this weekend with a Moscow Derby. Last season, Dynamo beat Locomotiv 3-0 at home but the return encounter was far tenser affair with the hosts running out 3-2 victors.

Bundesliga brawl
Mainz-Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
Hosts Mainz are in a heated battle to claim a spot in European competition next season and, with only nine league games remaining, they can ill afford to lose against this Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

Round 27 fixtures (12 and 13 March)
Locomotiv Moscow-Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma-Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Korea Republic)
Avispa Fukuoka-Ventforet Kofu (Japan)
Olimpia-Club Rubio Nu (Paraguay)
Atlas-Guadalajara (Mexico)
Roma-Lazio (Italy)
SK Karpaty L'viv-Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Mainz-Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
Espanyol-Deportivo La Coruna (Spain)
River Plate-Velez Sarsfield (Argentina)