Friday, January 30, 2015

Games to Watch: EPL, Serie A, Capital One Cup

Fulham at Arsenal

Games to Watch: EPL, Serie A, Capital One Cup


Fulham at Arsenal

10:00 a.m. Saturday (NBCSN, mun2)

In the jam-packed English Premier League title race, every game is a must-win for Jack Wilshire and first-place Arsenal. It's especially true this weekend, as the Gunners host U.S. national team star Clint Dempsey and the languishing Cottagers.

Aston Villa at Liverpool

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12:30 p.m. Saturday (NBC)

U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan leads Villa into the famed Anfield stadium to face Liverpool and the Premier League's leading scorer, Luis Suárez.

Tottenham Hotspur at Swansea City

8:30 a.m. Sunday (NBCSN)

Both of these teams have underwhelmed this season. Swansea at least has an excuse, because star playmaker Michu has been out injured. But Tottenham, led by Christian Eriksen, have no excuse after a summer of big spending. At least new manager Tim Sherwood has Spurs heading in the right direction.

Manchester United at Chelsea

11:00 a.m. Sunday (NBCSN/Telemundo)

Two of English soccer's biggest superpowers clash in the weekend's best game. Thanks to Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres, Chelsea haven't lost at home all season. Manchester United manager David Moyes would get the fans off his back in a hurry if the Red Devils can end that streak.

Hellas Verona at AC Milan

2:55 p.m. Sunday (beIN Sport)

A tumultuous season at the San Siro stadium led to the dismissal of Milan manager Max Allegri earlier this week. Clarence Seedorf, one of the club's greatest ever players, won his debut game in the Italian Cup on Wednesday. This weekend is his first league contest. Hellas, despite being one of Serie A's smaller teams, are above Milan in the standings. That's thanks mainly to nine goals from veteran striker Luca Toni. 

Sunderland at Manchester United

2:40 p.m. Wednesday (beIN Sport)

The second leg of this League Cup semifinal matchup finds United coming home to Old Trafford facing a 2-1 aggregate deficit. If Jozy Altidore and Sunderland can hold on, they'd have a chance to play for a trophy in a season when they could be relegated from the Premier League.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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