By JUSTIN FERGUSON
This Soccer Saturday will start with a bang as English Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool battle it out in a matchup that will have serious title and Champions League implications.
The last time these two clubs squared off, Arsenal won a tight fixture at Emirates Stadium by a score of 2-0. However, that November meeting in North London was the last time Liverpool were shutout in EPL play, and the high-scoring Reds have only lost only once this season at legendary Anfield. The Gunners are on a nine-match unbeaten run in EPL play and will look to slow down Liverpool’s in-form attack partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge in order to keep their league lead over Manchester City and Chelsea.
Arsenal-Liverpool will kick off a busy day of EPL action, which continues with a solid slate of matches featuring Chelsea’s chance at revenge against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Swansea City and Cardiff City will wrap things up from the UK with the always-competitive South Wales Derby, which will be the relegation-threatened Swans’ first match since the firing of manager Michael Laudrup.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid will look to defend the Bernabeu and maintain pace in the race for the La Liga title when fifth-place Villarreal visits the Spanish capital. New La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid will hit the road to face Almeria, and runaway Bundesliga club Bayern Munich has an early road match against Timothy Chandler and Nurnberg.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Arsenal vs. Liverpool – USA Network
9:30am – Nürnberg vs. Bayern Munich – GolTV USA
10am – Chelsea vs. Newcastle United – USA Network
10am – Norwich City vs. Manchester City – Premier League Extra Time
10am – Southampton vs. Stoke City - Premier League Extra Time
10am – Aston Villa vs. West Ham United - Premier League Extra Time
10am – Sunderland vs. Hull City - Premier League Extra Time
10am – Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion - Premier League Extra Time
10am – Valencia vs. Real Betis – beIN Sports en Español
10am – Leicester City vs. Watford – beIN Sports USA
11am – Marseille vs. Bastia – Univision Deportes
12pm – Fiorentina vs. Atalanta – beIN Sports USA
12pm – Rayo Vallecano vs. Malaga – beIN Sports en Español
12:30pm – Swansea City vs. Cardiff City – NBC
12:45pm – Twente vs. PSV Eindhoven – GolTV USA
2pm – Real Madrid vs. Villarreal – beIN Sports USA
2pm – Ajaccio vs. Rennes – Univision Deportes
2:45pm – Napoli vs. AC Milan – beIN Sports Play
4pm – Almeria vs. Atletico Madrid – beIN Sports en Español
6pm – Club America vs. Pachuca – Univision
8pm – Tigres UANL vs. Santos Laguna – UniMás
9:05pm – Club Leon vs. Pumas UNAM – Telemundo
10pm – Atlas vs. Morelia – Univision Deportes