By JUSTIN FERGUSON
This Soccer Saturday will kick off in style with a highly anticipated Top-4 matchup in the English Premier League.
Fourth-place Manchester City have been unstoppable at the Ethiad Stadium this season, outscoring opponents 29-2 en route to a perfect 7-for-7 in home wins. But the league’s top offense will go toe-to-toe Saturday against the league’s top defense — first-place Arsenal. The Gunners will look to bounce back from a disappointing 2-0 road loss to Napoli in Champions League play with another hard-fought victory in league play.
A solid slate of EPL matches follows Man City-Arsenal on Saturday. Chelsea will try to rebound from last weekend’s shocking league loss to Stoke City with a home win against Crystal Palace, who are on a decent run of form at the moment. Meanwhile, Everton look to continue their unbeaten run against Fulham and new manager Rene Meulensteen.
Elsewhere around the world of soccer, Bayern Munich will also try to regroup from a surprising loss in continental play when they host Hamburg at the Allianz Arena. In France, Paris Saint-Germain visit Stade Rennes in hopes of maintaining their lead in Ligue 1.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Manchester City vs. Arsenal – NBC Sports Network
9:30am – Bayern Munich vs. Hamburg – GolTV USA
10am – Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace – NBC Sports Network
10am – Everton vs. Fulham – NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – West Ham United vs. Sunderland - NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – Newcastle United vs. Southampton - NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – Cardiff City vs. West Bromwich Albion - NBC Sports Live Extra
10am – Osasuna vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sport USA/beIN Sport en Español
10am – Heart of Midlothian vs. Inverness CT – Fox Soccer Plus
11am – Rennes vs. Paris Saint-Germain – beIN Sport USA
12pm – Rayo Vallecano vs. Granada – beIN Sport en Español
12:30pm – Hull City vs. Stoke City – NBC Sports Network
12:30pm – Wolfsburg vs. Stuttgart – GolTV USA
2pm – Guingamp vs. AS Monaco – Univision Deportes
2:30pm – Raja Casablanca vs. Monterrey (Club World Cup) – Fox Sports 2/Fox Deportes
3pm – Cerro Largo vs. Peñarol – GolTV USA
4pm – Malaga vs. Getafe – beIN Sport en Español