By MICHAEL KLINE
Reading and Aston Villa are both in danger of being relegated, and their showdown today is vital for both team’s chances of avoiding a fate neither team wants to suffer.
The match between The Villans and The Royals will have huge relegation implications, with a win taking either side out of the bottom three. Paul Lambert will try to prevent becoming the first Aston Villa manager to get relegated since the inception of the Premier League, and a win against Reading will give his squad a morale boost for the last nine matches of the season.
The FA Cup will also be in action on Saturday, when Everton welcome Wigan Athletic to Goodison Park. The task got harder for David Moyes’ squad, however, when it was revealed that American goalkeeper Tim Howard would be sidelined for several weeks due to broken bones in his back.
The sixth round of the FA Cup will continue later on Saturday, with Barnsley having the tough task of facing Manchester City at The Emirates.
If you will be watching today action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
7:45am – Fox Soccer Channel – Everton vs. Wigan Athletic
9:30am – GolTV – Bayern Munich vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf
10am – FoxSoccer2Go.com – Norwich City vs. Southampton
10am – Fox Soccer Plus/FoxSoccer2Go.com – Queens Park Rangers vs. Sunderland
10am – Fox Soccer Channel – Reading vs. Aston Villa
10am – Fox Deportes/FoxSoccer2Go.com – West Bromwich Albion vs. Swansea City
11am – Univision Deportes – Paris Saint-Germain vs. AS Nancy
12:30pm – Fox Soccer Channel – Manchester City vs. Barnsley
1:30pm – MLS Direct Kick/MLS Live – Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
6pm – MLS Direct Kick/MLS Live – Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union
6pm – ESPN3.com – Cruz Azul vs. Jaguares
7pm – MLS Direct Kick/MLS Live – D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake
7:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick/MLS Live – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Columbus Crew
8pm – Univision Deportes – Tijuana vs. Querétaro
10pm – Univision Deportes – San Luis vs. Tigres UANL
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick/MLS Live – Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact