This is one of those rare weekends when there are more live games on TV on Sunday than there are on Saturday. And the game of the weekend is on Monday. So let’s get to what we have for today, shall we?
The weekend gets off to a rousing start with the Bundesliga and Bayern Munich hosting St. Pauli. Bayern are out of a European spot at the moment, and St. Pauli are just fun.
The EPL slate begins at 10 a.m. No early game Saturday. None of the three games is super exciting, but ESPN2 has West Ham and Manchester Citeh, so it will be fun to watch Citeh continue to be confounding and you get Ian Darke and Macca, so that trumps the Villa-West Brom tilt on FSC. Also, Citeh have a chance to move into second place, even if it’s temporary. They could take top spot if they win by 7 goals or more. It could happen.
Later, we have the Newcastle Pardews hosting Liverpool. The Reds could see themselves one spot out of Europe with the right results, or they could drop to 12th. Meanwhile, Newcastle will be trying to make a good impression on their new boss, and Pardew will be trying to win over Geordie Dave.
The big match Sunday is the London Derby between The Tottingham Hotspurs and Spartak London. After looking so dominant early, Chelski have fallen flat, and they could fall to fourth, just one point ahead of Spurs — who it must be said are in incredible form. I hate complimenting Spurs. Oh, and it looks as if Rafael Van der Vaart will miss the game.
Then, in a special mention for Spectator, we have the Devon Derby, which is (Googles… reads ….) Plymouth Argyle v. Exeter City in League One. Here’s my question: How the hell did Exeter City go 17 days between league matches?! Well, I don’t know the answer, but from what I’ve read, this is a pretty heated derby, so I’m sure it’ll be a good one.
Monday, of course, is the game of the season. Well, until the next game of the season. But we’ll talk about that later. Until then, enjoy the matches and comment safely!
9:30am- GolTV- Bayern Munich vs. St. Pauli
10am- Fox Soccer Channel- Aston Villa vs. West Bromwich Albion
10am- Fox Soccer Plus- Fulham vs. Sunderland
10am- ESPN2- West Ham United vs. Manchester City
Noon- Fox Soccer Plus- Udinese vs. Fiorentina
Noon- ESPn3.com- Getafe vs. Villarreal
Noon- ESPN3.com- Palermo vs. Parma
12:30pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Newcastle United vs. Liverpool
12:30pm- ESPN3.com- Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen
2pm- GolTV- Sevilla vs. Almeria
2:45pm- ESPN3.com- De Graafschap vs. PSV Eindhoven
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Genoa vs. Napoli
4pm- GolTV- Atletico Madrid vs. Deportivo La Coruna
5pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Everton vs. Wigan Athletic (Delayed)
6pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Stoke City vs. Blackpool (Delayed)
1am- Fox Soccer Channel- Sydney FC vs. Brisbane Roar
6:30pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Bologna vs. AC Milan
8:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Wolverhampton vs. Birmingham City
9am- Fox Soccer Channel- AS Roma vs. Bari
9am- ESPN3.com- Brescia vs. Sampdoria
9am- ESPN3.com- Cagliari vs. Catania
10:30am- Fox Soccer Plus- Bolton vs. Blackburn (Delayed)
11am- Fox Soccer Channel- Tottenham vs. Chelsea
11am- ESPN3.com- Athletic Bilbao vs. Espanyol
11am- DirecTV- Hercules vs. Malaga
11am- DirecTV- Mallorca vs. Racing Santander
11:30am- ESPN3.com- Mainz 05 vs. Schalke 04
1pm- ESPN3.com- Real Zaragoza vs. Real Madrid
2:45pm- Fox Soccer Channel- Juventus vs. Lazio
3pm- GolTV- Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad
3pm- Fox Soccer Plus- Bordeaux vs. Stade Rennes
4pm- ESPN2- NCAA Men’s College Cup Final
5pm- GolTV- Santa Fe vs. Deportes Tolima