Cardiff City vs. Brighton (4:30 AM PT, NBCSN)
Leicester vs. Burnley (7:00 AM PT, NBCSN)
Huddersfield vs. West Ham (7:00 AM PT, NBC Sports Gold)
Newcastle vs. Bournemouth (7:00 AM PT, NBC Sports Gold)
Southampton vs. Watford (7:00 AM PT, NBC Sports Gold)
Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur (9:30 AM PT, NBC)
Liverpool vs. Fulham (4:00 AM PT, NBCSN)
Chelsea vs. Everton (6:15 AM PT, NBCSN)
Arsenal vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (8:30 AM PT, NBC Sports Gold)
Manchester City vs. Manchester United (8:30 AM PT, NBCSN)
Top Three Games
3. Leicester vs. Burnley
Emotions will be running high at the King Power Stadium as the late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is remembered before, during, and after the Foxes’ first home game since the tragic helicopter accident that took his life two weeks ago. It’ll be a somber occasion, but the tributes alone are sure to make it worth tuning in for. On the pitch, Leicester will look for a second consecutive win following the crash, while struggling Burnley will look to stop a three-game slide. This one will be about things other than the action on the field, though. It’s certainly worth the watch.
Everton are a tough puzzle to crack at the moment. On one hand, they’ve won four of five and are showing promise, but on the other, the one loss was to a big-six team (and the worst one at the moment, Manchester United), so they don’t look any closer to cracking that puzzle. The Toffees will have another chance to do so this week when they visit Stamford Bridge. Very little so far has got in the second-placed Blues’ way, however, as Chelsea are the only side in Europe’s top five leagues to remain unbeaten across all competitions. That’s going to change at some point this season, but it’s hard to think that Everton will be the team to do so, even knowing a win would be a major boost to their camp.
1. Manchester City vs. Manchester United
Yeah, there’s not a lot of doubt as to what the game of the weekend is. After snatching consecutive 2-1 away wins over Bournemouth and Juventus with last-gasp goals, Manchester United have momentum to bring with them across town to the Etihad, where they’ll meet a Pep Guardiola Citizens team morphing into its true self at the moment. City have won three consecutive league games and haven’t lost any all year, but most impressively, they’ve put six past their opponent in each of their last two fixtures. Simply put, they’re scary. The Red Devils will likely sit back and try
Under-the-Radar Game to Watch
Arsenal vs Wolverhampton
After giving Tottenham everything they could handle last week and being very unlucky to leave without even a point, Wolves will play their second North London side in as many weeks. Wolverhampton were a trendy pick at the start of the season, and last year's’ Championship winners are showing why, holding strong in 11th and staying well clear of the relegation scrap that so often hinders newly promoted sides. Arsenal are clearly no easy task, however, and though Unai Emery’s side has cooled just a bit with back-to-back draws, they are still clear favorites here. It’s really a great opportunity for both sides as the hosts seek to get back on track with a win over a solid but not top-tier side while Wolves try and snag anything they can against elite opposition on the road. It’ll be a good watch for sure.
European Games of the Week
Der Klassiker: Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich (Saturday 11/10/18, 9:30 AM PT, FS1)
What a massive fixture in the first half of the Bundesliga season. This very well could have title-bearing implications come May. Bayern’s flying start was abruptly muted by a three-game winless run that now has them sitting four points behind Dortmund, who have been taking care of business with seven wins and three draws in the Bundesliga. Another triumph, with the home crowd behind them, would
AC Milan vs. Juventus (Sunday 11/11/18, 11:30 AM PT, ESPN+)
It’s another big week in the early season Serie A race. As the teams jostle for positioning, Milan and Juventus meet in a huge match at the San Siro. Already 10 points behind Juventus, Milan are currently in fourth place and holding a Champions League spot, but they’re only ahead of Lazio on goal differential. It’s tight, to say the least, and Milan need a win this weekend. They’ll have a tall task against a wounded Juve, fresh off that late loss to Man United. The Old Lady have yet to lose this season and lead the pack by six points, but this challenge will be difficult with Milan in good form. The situation could be a whole lot tighter by the end of this weekend, or Juventus could find themselves with breathing room already.