This Weekend’s Soccer on TV & SBI’s Top Ten Matches to Watch

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North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham renew old acquaintances at the Emirates in the weekend's marquee match-up.

Arsene Wenger and the Gunners badly need a victory against their arch-rivals to keep their hold on fourth place in the Premier League, while Tottenham can solidify their hold on third place with a result on the road.

This weekend's slate of matches features top match-ups in several of Europe's best leagues. In Italy, title chasers AC Milan and Juventus square off in a match that will go a long way toward determining which team will lift the Scudetto this season. Champions League heroes Napoli will try to carry over their European success in league play, where a date with Inter Milan awaits.

In Germany, third-place Bayern Munich and fourth-place Schalke square off in what should be an intense affair, while Ligue 1 leaders Paris St. Germain take on Lyon in another promising clash.

You should have even more viewing options at your disposal than usual this weekend, with Fox Soccer Plus offering a free preview all weekend.

Here is a closer look at this weekend's soccer on TV (and SBI's Top Ten Matches to Watch):

SBI'S TOP TEN MATCHES TO WATCH

1. Arsenal vs. Tottenham. North London Derby. Enough said.

2. Juventus vs. AC Milan. First Place in Italy on the line.

3. Bayern Munich vs. Schalke 04. If either team hopes of catching Borussia Dortmund, a win here is a must.

4. Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona. Expect a goal-fest.

5. Pachuca vs. Tigres. Check out Jose Torres in action before he joins the U.S. national team against Italy.

6. Lyon vs. Paris St. Germain. This one should be an intense affair with some quality attacking soccer.

7. Napoli vs. Inter Milan. Napoli is one of those teams you want to watch any time they are on TV.

8. Valencia vs. Sevilla. These teams always put on a good show when they face off.

9. Queens Park Rangers vs. Fulham. Another London Derby, and another chance to see Clint Dempsey make history.

10. Norwich City vs. Manchester United. Zak Whitbread may be injured, but Norwich has been one of the surprises of the season and could knock off United.

THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV

FRIDAY

6 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo

8 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

9:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Correcaminos UAT vs. Cruz Azul Hidalgo

SATURDAY

7:45 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - West Ham vs. Crystal Palace

9:30 a.m. - GOLTV - FC Cologne vs. Bayer Leverkusen

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Chelsea vs. Bolton

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Queens Park Rangers vs. Fulham

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Newcastle vs. Wolverhampton

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - West Brom vs. Sunderland

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Wigan Athletic vs. Aston Villa

10 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Middlesbrough vs. Reading

12 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/ESPN3.com - Genoa vs. Parma

12 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Betis vs. Getafe

12 p.m. - DirecTV - Racing Santander vs. Sporting Gijon

12:30 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Manchester City vs. Blackburn

12:30 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Werder Bremen vs. FC Nurnberg

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Ajaccio vs. Dijon

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Auxerre vs. St. Etienne

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Montpellier vs. Bordeaux

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Nice vs. Caen

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Evian Thonon Gaillard vs. Nancy

1 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Valenciennes vs. Lorient

2 p.m. - DirecTV - Malaga vs. Real Zaragoza

2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - AC Milan vs. Juventus

3 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Lyon vs. Paris-St. Germain

3:15 p.m. - ESPN3.com - Academica de Coimbra vs. Benfica

3:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Corinthians vs. Botafogo

4 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Espanyol vs. Levante

6 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Orlando City vs. Toronto FC

6 p.m. - Azteca America/ESPN Deportes - Jaguares vs. Estudiantes Tecos

6 p.m. - Galavision - Monterrey vs. Puebla

8 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - BC Hacken vs. FC Dallas

8 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake

8 p.m. - Telefutura/ESPN Deportes - Pachuca vs. Tigres UANL

10 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls

10 p.m. - Galavision - San Luis vs. Atlas

10 p.m. - Telefutura - Atlante vs. America

10 p.m. - Azteca America - Tijuana vs. Toluca 

SUNDAY

1 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Melbourne Heart vs. Central Coast Mariners

6:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Excelsior vs. Ajax

8:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Arsenal vs. Tottenham

8:30 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Norwich City vs. Manchester United

8:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - PSV Eindhoven vs. Feyenoord

9:30 a.m. - ESPN3.com - Bayern Munich vs. Schalke

10 a.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Rayo Vallecano vs. Real Madrid

10 a.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Stoke City vs. Swansea City

11 a.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Cardiff City vs. Liverpool

11 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Brest vs. Marseille

11 a.m. - FoxSoccer.tv - Toulouse vs. Sochaux

12 p.m. - ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes - Valencia vs. Sevilla

12 p.m. - GOLTV - Real Sociedad vs. Mallorca

12 p.m. - DirecTV - Osasuna vs. Granada

1 p.m. - Fox Deportes/Azteca America - Morelia vs. Cruz Azul

1 p.m. - Univision - Pumas UNAM vs. Queretaro

1 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo

2:45 p.m. - Fox Soccer Channel - Napoli vs. Inter Milan

2:45 p.m. - FoxSoccer.tv/ESPN3.com - Lazio vs. Fiorentina

3 p.m. - MLSSoccer.com stream - Sporting Kansas City vs. Montreal Impact

3 p.m. - Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer.tv - Stade Rennes vs. Lille

3:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona

5 p.m. - Telemundo - Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Santos Laguna

5:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Boca Juniors vs. Newell's Old Boys

7:30 p.m. - GOLTV - Sp. Desamparados vs. River Plate 

 

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16 Responses to This Weekend’s Soccer on TV & SBI’s Top Ten Matches to Watch

  1. Felix says:

    I’d watch alot more Mexican club soccer if it was in HD.

    I’m mostly looking forward to the NOrth London derby though.

  2. CCFC says:

    Carling Cup Final not in the top 10?

    I know I would rather watch a final than watch United play Norwich. Weird list.

  3. RS says:

    Just because it’s a Cup final doesn’t mean it will be good soccer. Not counting the FA Cup win vs Brighton, Liverpool only won 2 of their last 7 including an awful 3-1 loss to Bolton and a couple Cup wins vs teams that have more important competitions to worry about. And as we know Cardiff doesn’t even play in a top-flight.

    As a neutral I’d much rather watch a match featuring two Top 8 EPL teams. In my opinion this is not a weird list.

  4. Z's says:

    How do you say HD in Spanish?

  5. Z's says:

    A Final is still a final.

  6. Z's says:

    Man, Gervino’s forehead is small.

  7. RS says:

    Good point

  8. Brendan says:

    That is probably the worst stock photo you could find for the North London Derby. Sorry, but just about any other match-up would have been better.

  9. John says:

    i’d watch a lot more mexican club soccer if the SAP function actually worked for english. they advertise that it does, but not once has it worked. yet somehow every english language channel has to have an SAP function for spanish. typical american reverse racism.

  10. biff says:

    Wolfsburg-Hoffenheim also will be a good match. Fabian Johnson played for Wolfsburg before moving to Hoffenheim and no doubt will want to have a good game against his old team and, especially, against Felix Magath, who is not popular with a lot of former players, including Jermaine Jones.

    Schalke-Star Jones ätzt gegen Magath

    „Die Gesundheit der Spieler ist ihm egal!”

    link to tinyurl.com

  11. Redneck says:

    typical american moronic statement

  12. Ezra says:

    Do you not get the Spanish-language broadcast channels in HD? Most games I’ve watched on them have been in HD. The only broadcast channel that isn’t in HD is Azteca.

  13. Paul says:

    Chelski- perhaps last match for AVB.

  14. ... says:

    The “standard” channels like Univision, Telefutura, Telemundo are HD for me, but I don’t get Fox Deportes, ESPN Deportes, GOL, or Azteca America in HD, even though at least 3 of those are available in HD (not sure if Azteca has an HD option). I like the Mexican league, though, so I’ll watch it non-HD.

  15. Juventus at AC Milan is by far the biggest match of the year to date. A Juventus win could see them go undefeated.

  16. John says:

    how so? does racism not exist if it’s against white people?