Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Newcastle

manchester-united-logo-premier-league-large-soccerThe club schedule returns following the November international break on the weekend soccer TV schedule . The Madrid derby is on beIN Sport on Saturday. beIN Sport also has the Rome derby. Saturday's Premier League schedule has the North London derby on NBCSN and Manchester United plays Newcastle on NBC. Manchester United vs Newcastle at 12:20pm on NBC. DeAndre Yedlin returns from USMNT duty with Newcastle United on the road at Old Trafford. Manchester United is in 2nd-place in the Premier League table, tied on points with 3rd-place Spurs and trailing leaders Manchester City by eight points. Newcastle is in 11th, a point behind 10th-place Huddersfield Town. Prior to the international break, Manchester United lost 1-0 at Chelsea. Newcastle lost 1-0 at home to Bournemouth. “I respect him as both a person and as a professional," Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. "He is with me Continue reading "Soccer TV: Manchester United vs Newcastle"

Leicester City v Manchester City: match preview

What chance a repeat of last season? Leicester beat Manchester City 4-2 on that occasion, with Jamie Vardy scoring a hat-trick as Pep Guardiola’s side somewhat naively played into the hands of the then Premier League champions. Now City are an entirely different proposition and it is hard to see how anyone can stop a team that is unbeaten in 23 matches and scoring goals at a ridiculous rate. City will, however, have to make do without the suspended key defender Nicolas Otamendi at the King Power Stadium. Stuart James Kick-off Saturday 3pm Continue reading...

Manchester United v Newcastle United: match preview

After just 11 matches Manchester United trail the leaders, Manchester City, by eight points and are already playing catch-up. Their last outing was the defeat at Chelsea and, given how shrewd Rafael Benítez is, Newcastle United may provide a real test at Old Trafford. But Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are all back in the match-day squad to give United a considerable boost and if they are to genuinely challenge for the title, José Mourinho’s side really have to win. Jamie Jackson Kick-off Saturday 5.30pm Continue reading...

Burnley v Swansea City: match preview

Only Manchester City have managed to beat Burnley in their past nine league games, a run of results that has taken the Clarets to within goal difference of the top six. That sort of form has brought Sean Dyche to the nation’s attention and ought to be enough to see off struggling Swansea, though the Welsh side have to be looking to take points from Burnley and should have Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony back after injury. Paul Wilson Kick-off Saturday 3pm Continue reading...

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea: match preview

Tony Pulis will have welcomed the international break to give him time to mastermind an upturn in form but, with the champions in town, one wonders whether the Welshman needed longer to prepare. Antonio Conte has fond memories of the Hawthorns after Chelsea secured the title there last season and the Italian will be demanding another win to stay in touch with Manchester City. Graham Searles Kick-off Saturday 3pm Continue reading...

Crystal Palace v Everton: match preview

These sides’ miserable starts have cost them managers, though, while Everton still wait to make a permanent appointment, they are in better shape now than they were a few weeks ago. The visitors ended an eight-match winless run just before the international break and have reintegrated Morgan Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas to their squad. Crystal Palace’s entire points tally for the season to date has been gleaned from their last two home fixtures, and Christian Benteke is fit again. Both teams will consider this an opportunity to maintain the recovery. Dominic Fifield Kick-off Saturday 3pm Continue reading...

Liverpool v Southampton: match preview

Jürgen Klopp has not beaten Southampton in four league meetings but, after three straight wins in all competitions and with his squad nearing full fitness, he said: “Now is a good moment to strike back.” Adam Lallana is unlikely to feature for the first time this season against his old club but Sadio Mané could play after a hamstring scare. Mauricio Pellegrino, who played 13 times for Liverpool in 2005, has maintained Southampton’s defensive discipline, since replacing Claude Puel, but scoring has been a struggle. His team have conceded and scored only three goals away from home this term. Andy Hunter Kick-off Saturday 3pm Continue reading...