If you are in the mood to watch a bunch of intense rivalries, this is your weekend.
As if the Old Firm clash at midweek wasn’t enough to quench the thirst of fans who relish the chance to see arch-rivals do battle, this weekend brings us several good match-ups that can be considered must-see, even if they aren’t necessarily between table-topping teams.
Here is a rundown of the SBI Top Five Matches to Watch this weekend:
Espanyol at Barcelona. Always an intense and entertaining game, this installment of the Barcelona clasico should be a memorable one.
Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund. German Cup Final will be Bayern’s first step toward a potential treble.
Birmingham City at Aston Villa. The Birmingham Derby is one of the more heated rivalries around. You never know when a fan will run out and smack the opposing goalkeeper in the face.
New England at Red Bulls. The I-95 Derby has been pretty one-sided, but it is always good for some good goals.
Kansas City at Chicago Fire. They might be a little far apart to be considered a real derby but these Eastern Conference rivals should deliver a good match-up between two teams who have done well early in the MLS season.
Here is the rest of the weekend’s schedule of games on TV:
- 7:30am- Setanta USA – Reading at Arsenal
- 9:45am- Setanta USA – Liverpool at Fulham
- 10am- FSC- Tottenham at Wigan
- Noon- FSC- Manchester United at Blackburn
- 2pm- GolTV- Espanyol at Barcelona
- 2pm- Setanta USA- Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund (German Cup Final)
- 2:30pm- FSC- Palermo at Fiorentina
- 4pm- GolTV- Almeria at Sevilla
- 4:15pm- Setanta USA- Derby County at West Ham United
- 4:30pm- FSC- Livorno at AS Roma
- 6pm- GolTV- Real Betis at Atletico Madrid
- 6:30pm- FSC- Bolton at Middlesbrough
- 7:30pm- HDNet- New England Revolution at New York Red Bulls
- 9:30pm- FSC- San Jose Earthquakes at Colorado Rapids
- 7am- Setanta USA- Birmingham City at Aston Villa
- 9am- FSC- Reggina at AC Milan
- 11am- FSC- Portsmouth at Manchester City
- 11am- GolTV- Valladolid at Villarreal
- Noon- Setanta USA- Bordeaux at Tolouse
- 1pm- GolTV- Real Madrid at Racing de Santander
- 2:30pm- FSC- Inter Milan at Torino
- 3pm- Telefutura- Kansas City Wizards at Chicago Fire
- 3pm- Setanta USA- Lille at Marseille
- 5pm- Setanta USA- Sunderland at Newcastle
- 5pm- FSC- River Plate at Rosario Central
- 7pm- GolTV- La Equidad at Once Caldas