Written by Andy
Good evening sports fans and welcome again to the blog where we will preview an action packed preview to this weekends sport.
I was actually going to start doing sport weekend previews last Friday but I had to step out of The Sports Lab so it starts today!
Big weekend of football and on Sunday it actually is a ‘Super Sunday’ for a change as we get some good games to watch.
Lets hope we are talking about the action on display and not t-shirts and handshakes.
First off is the 219th Merseyside derby at Goodison Park between local rivals Everton and Liverpool. A match that has seen Liverpool win 88 times, Everton 66 times and with 64 matches ending in a draw.
Liverpool come into the match perhaps surprising some by defeating Anzhi last night in the Europa League but will the exploits of that game take it out them for The Derby? Let’s wait and see, As ever these games will be full of passion and normally end in good games.
We then have a top of the table clash from Stamford Bridge where old rivals Chelsea entertain Manchester United. Chelsea had a very difficult but very enjoyable match for me being the neutral against Shaktar in Ukraine losing out 2-1 with Willian an inspired performer that night. United were 2-0 down at home to Braga but came back to win the game 3-2. It should be a cracker this one as both teams look weak in defence, Chelsea however have been in excellent form in the league and with home advantage will be hoping to keep the two Manchester clubs at bay for the time being with a win.
Here are a selection of other games to look for across Europe this weekend
Sunday : Feyenoord v Ajax (11.30am)
Sunday : Marseille v Lyon (20.00pm)
Sunday : Bayern v Leverkusen (16.30pm)
Sunday : Fiorentina v Lazio (14.00pm)
Molde v Rosenberg (18.00pm)
and of course not forgetting the biggest of the lot…
Sunday : Clyde v Rangers (12.45pm)
We will see moving day and the final day of the BMW Open where names like Hanson,McIlroy and Karlsson battle for the title. Its pretty much a who’s who of the top European talent on display with many of them still in contention being from the Ryder Cup winning side of Medina only a few weeks ago. With Rory McIlroy about to replace Tiger Woods as the new face of Nike can the Ulsterman secure another golfing title?
Its over to India in Formula 1’s latest race and Sebastian Vettel unsurprisingly has pole position. Vettel is just 6 points clear of rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and with only 3 races left after this one every single race is vital for both rivals. Should be another cracker in India.
I will end this piece with the NFL and I hope all of you who read and I hope enjoyed my recent NFL blog will watch the big game on Sunday as part of your learning of the game!
Its a very unique game on Sunday as we see the only once a year NFL game that is staged in London at Wembley Stadium.
This is just the 6th time an NFL match has been played in Great Britain.
The two teams who have the honour this season is the New England Patriots and St Louis Rams who have been given ‘home’ advantage.
The Patriots were in last seasons Superbowl showdown but were beaten by the New York Giants 21-17. This season they currently are 4-3 (4 Wins-3 Losses) to top the AFC East division.
The Rams have struggled for consistency this season and are currently 3-4 (3 Wins- 4 Losses) and since they happen to be a rival and in the NFC West division which is the same division as my Seattle Seahawks its no surprise who I’ll be rooting for come game time! (Sorry Rams fans)!
It should be a fantastic match once both sets of teams find their rhythm in a change of scenery for them both in good old London.
So there we have it another top notch weekend of sport and lets hope its a belter!
Until next time
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