By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Only two clubs have taken points from Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this season, and the dominant defending champions of Europe and Germany will look for revenge on one of them this Soccer Saturday at the Allianz Arena.
First-place Bayern Munich hold a 20-point lead in the Bundesliga, and their quest for an unbeaten league season continues when third-place Bayer Leverkusen come to town. Leverkusen drew 1-1 with Bayern at the BayArena earlier this season, but they enter the Allianz Arena on Saturday in the midst of a winless skid. Bayern have won 16 Bundesliga consecutive matches since their draw at Leverkusen, and they have been perfect at home this season, outscoring opponents 37-6 in a dozen victories.
In Saturday’s EPL action, title-contending Manchester City will open the day with a trip to Hull City, who are looking for their first home victory since December. Nineteenth-place Sunderland will host 16th-place Crystal Palace in an important match for the relegation battle, and first-place Chelsea look to keep their seven-point advantage intact with a road victory at Aston Villa.
Elsewhere, first-place Real Madrid take their three-point lead in La Liga into a road match against Malaga, who have fallen from Champions League quarterfinalists last season to a relegation-threatened club in Spain’s top division. Before Bayern take on Leverkusen in Germany, Borussia Dortmund look to keep their momentum going in a home match against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
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Enjoy the action. (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
8:45am – Hull City vs. Manchester City – NBC Sports Network
10:30am – Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach – GolTV USA
11am – Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace – NBC Sports Network
11am – Everton vs. Cardiff City – Premier League Extra Time
11am – Fulham vs. Newcastle – Premier League Extra Time
11am – Southampton vs. Norwich – Premier League Extra Time
11am – Stoke City vs. West Ham United - Premier League Extra Time
11am – Swansea City vs. West Bromwich Albion – Premier League Extra Time
11am – Levante vs. Celta de Vigo – beIN Sports en Español
11am – Leicester City vs. Blackpool – beIN Sports USA
11:30am – Lille vs. Nantes – Univision Deportes
1:30pm – Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen – GolTV USA
1:30pm – Aston Villa vs. Chelsea – NBC Sports Network
1:30pm – St. Johnstone vs. Ross County – Fox Soccer Plus
3pm – Malaga vs. Real Madrid – beIN Sports USA
3:30pm – Wanderers vs. Nacional (Uruguay) – GolTV USA
3:45pm – Hellas Verona vs. Inter Milan – beIN Sports Play
4pm – Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution – Univision Deportes
4pm – New York Red Bulls vs. Colorado Rapids – MLS Direct Kick
4:30pm – Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC – NBC Sports Network
5pm – Atletico Madrid vs. Espanyol – beIN Sports USA
7pm – Veracruz vs. Atlas – Univision
7pm – Cruz Azul vs. Club Tijuana – Univision Deportes
8:30pm – Sporting Kansas City vs. FC Dallas – MLS Direct Kick
8:30pm – Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact – MLS Direct Kick
9pm – Monterrey vs. Morelia – Univision Deportes
9pm – Santos Laguna vs. Pachuca – Galavision
10:30pm – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake – MLS Direct Kick
11pm – Chiapas vs. Club America – Univision Deportes