Jose Mourinho can’t be a happy man.
Not only is he facing heat from the Italian media because his Inter Milan isn’t dominating Serie A, but Mourinho is also trying to pick up the pieces after a somewhat embarrassing 3-3 tie vs. Anorthosis Famagusta in Champions League play.
Mourinho and Inter could go a long way toward restoring some of the respect they’ve lost in recent weeks by beating Udinese, the same team they are currently sharing second-place with in Serie A.
Inter-Udinese is just one of several quality matches to watch this weekend. Here is a rundown of this weekend’s soccer on TV, along with the top matches to watch:
Top Five Matches to Watch
1. Manchester United at Arsenal. The struggling Gunners face the red-hot Red Devils in a match worth waking up early for.
2. Udinese at Inter Milan. Inter’s defense is coming off a stinker, but playing in Milan should help in this Serie A showdown.
3. Kansas City Wizards at Columbus Crew. Can the Crew, the best team in MLS during the regular season, avoid the upset? Expect an entertaining encounter with several goals.
4. Bayern Munich at Schalke 04. Seperated by just one point in the Bundesliga standings, Bayern and Schalke both need to win this one to try and close the gap with first-place Hoffenheim.
5. Tottenham at Manchester City. The suddenly red-hot Spurs face off against equally red-hot Robinho and the Citizens at City of Manchester Stadium. Can Harry Redknapp’s boys keep the streak going?
This weekend’s soccer on TV
- *8am- Setanta Sports- Manchester United at Arsenal
- 10am- Setanta Sports- Everton at West Ham United
- 10am- FSC- Portsmouth at Sunderland
- 11:30am- GolTV- Borussia Dortmund at Hamburg
- Noon- Setanta Sports- Bristol City at Southampton (FA Cup)
- 12:30pm- FSC- West Brom at Liverpool
- 2pm- GolTV- Malaga at Real Madrid
- 2:30pm- FSC- Roma at Bologna
- 4pm- GolTV- Valladolid at Barcelona
- 4:30pm- FSC- Palermo at Torino
- 5pm- Setanta Sports- Bolton at Hull City
- 6pm- GolTV- Atletico Nacional at Chico
- *7:30pm- HDNet- Kansas City at Columbus Crew
- 8pm- Telemundo- Toluca at Tigres
- 8pm- Shrewsbury Town at Blythe (FA Cup)
- 10pm- Telemundo- Necaxa at Atlante
- 10:30pm- FSC- Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA
- 3am- FSC- Newcastle Jets at Perth Glory
- 8:30am- Setanta Sports- Chelsea at Blackburn
- *9am- FSC- Udinese at Inter Milan
- *11am- GolTV- Bayern Munich at Schalke 04
- 11am- FSC- Newcastle at Fulham
- 1pm- GolTV- Recreativo Huelva at Sevilla
- 1pm- Telemundo- UAG Tecos at UNAM Pumas
- 2:30pm- FSC- AC Milan at Lecce
- 3pm- Telefutura- New York Red Bulls at Houston Dynamo
- 3pm- Setanta Sports- Lille at Paris St. Germain
- 3pm- GolTV- Valencia at Getafe
- *4:30pm- FSC- Tottenham at Manchester City
- 5pm- Univision- Monterrey at Club America
- 5:30pm- GolTV- Quindio at Deportivo Cali
- 6:45pm- Setanta Sports- Middlesbrough at Aston Villa
- 11pm- FSC- Brentford at Havant & Waterlooville (FA Cup)
What do you think of this weekend’s matches? Which matches are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts on this schedule in the comments section below.