By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Defending treble winners Bayern Munich look to extend their lead atop the Bundesliga table and make league history when they face rivals Borussia Dortmund on this jam-packed Soccer Saturday of action.
Bayern head to Signal Iduna Park on a 36-match unbeaten run in Bundesliga play, and they can break the longstanding record held by 1982-83 Hamburg with another positive result against their biggest German opponents. Dortmund, who trail Bayern by four in the race for the Bundesliga title, hold a perfect home record this season, but they will be without three defensive starters in their clash with one of Europe’s top attacks.
The busy Saturday kicks off on Merseyside as city rivals Everton and Liverpool meet at Goodison Park. American goalkeeper Tim Howard and Everton’s tough defense will look to slow down the dynamic duo of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, who have lifted Liverpool to second place in a tight top-half of the English Premier League table.
League leaders Arsenal host third-place Southampton in the marquee matchup of the mid-day EPL slate. While Arsenal look to rebound from their loss to Robin van Persie and Manchester United, their visitors enter Emirates Stadium on an eight-match unbeaten run.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Everton vs. Liverpool – NBC Sports Network/Directv/Mun2
7:45am – St. Mirren vs Hibernian – Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go
9:30am – Hertha BSC vs. Bayer Leverkusen – GolTV USA
10am- Dundee United vs. Partick Thistle – Fox Soccer Plus/Fox Soccer 2Go
10am – Arsenal vs. Southampton – NBC Sports Network/Directv
10am – Fulham vs. Swansea City – NBC Sports Live Extra/Directv
10am – Hull City vs. Crystal Palace – NBC Sports Live Extra/Directv
10am – Newcastle United vs. Norwich City – NBC Sports Live Extra/Directv
10am – Stoke City vs. Sunderland – NBC Sports Live Extra/Directv
10am – Barcelona vs. Granada – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Espanol
11am – Reims vs. PSG – beIN Sport Play/Univision Deportes
11am – Olympique Lyon vs. Valenciennes – beIN Sport Play/Univision Deportes
12pm – Hellas Verona vs. Chievo- beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport Play
12pm – Real Sociedad vs. Celta de Vigo – beIN Sport en Espanol/beIN Sport Play
12:30pm- Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich – GolTV USA
12:30pm – West Ham United vs. Chelsea- NBC/Directv/NBC Sports Live Extra
2pm – Almeria vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Espanol
2:45pm – Napoli vs. Parma – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport Play
2:45pm – AC Milan vs. Genoa – beIN Sport Play
4pm – Atletico Madrid vs. Getafe – beIN Sport en Espanol/beIN Sport Play
4:30pm – Vasco da Gama vs. Cruzeiro – ESPN3
6pm – Toluca vs. Cruz Azul – Univision Deportes
7:30pm – Sporting KC vs. Houston Dynamo – NBCSN/Univision Deportes/MLS Live
8pm – Morelia vs. Club Leon