The weekend is here and it's football time once again.
This weekend will present the last set of fixtures before the International break which starts on March 20 and will go on till the 28th of this month. Club football will then resume on April 1. We have shortlisted three of the biggest games in Europe this week and will point you toward how to go about watching them in the UK. So let’s get started.
Chelsea vs Everton
This has been an utter disappointment of a season for Graham Potter’s Blues. Chelsea are currently 10th in the Premier League (26GP; 37 points) and are 11 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Therefore, it is fair to assume that the West London game will have to win almost all of their remaining games if they are to secure a UEFA Champions League spot for next season. Moreover, having spent close to a billion, one would assume that they would be disappointed should they fail to grab a top-four spot. They will host Everton on Saturday and Potter’s men will look to enter the international break on a high.
The Toffees as well, have endured a difficult campaign this time around as they have been busy battling for survival. One doesn’t usually expect Everton to be competing for European spots but one would think that they have enough quality to stay in the Premier League. Nonetheless, Saturday presents a crucial away game for Sean Dyche’s men, who have improved since the former Burnley boss’ appointment. A loss will see them enter the drop zone, should other results go against them and so it is fair to assume that salvaging at least a misfiring Chelsea would be their priority on Saturday.
When is Chelsea vs Everton?
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Kick-off: 5:30 PM
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Which channel is Chelsea vs Everton in the UK:
Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Ultra HDR, Sky Sports Main Event
Viewers will also be able to stream the fixture on the Sky Go app which offers streaming services across platforms.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich
Alright, it's time to shift our attention to the Bundesliga now. Bayer Leverkusen will be hosting reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the Bay Arena on Sunday. For the home team, it will be an opportunity to gain momentum in their quest of securing a European position for next season while for the Bavarians, it is an opportunity to increase their two-point advantage over rivals Borussia Dortmund at the summit.
When is Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich?
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Kick-off: 4:30 PM
Venue: Bay Arena
Where to watch Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich in the UK?
Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Go Extra
Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Probably the grandest fixture in Football, and the biggest game in Europe this weekend, it's the El Classico.
Barcelona take on Real Madrid in a fixture that could potentially decide the League title issue once and for all. Barca currently lead their bitter rivals by nine points at the top of the table and they will have the chance to make that a 12-point lead on Sunday. It will also be the first home Classico for manager Xavi Hernandez, who will feel like he has a point to prove because his team was criticized for the way they won against Los Blancos earlier this month.
The Whites, on the other hand, will be looking for revenge, having lost their previous two Classicos against Xavi’s men. For them though, it could a difficult outing as they will be playing against a sold-out Spotify Camp Nou with no place for away fans. Therefore, the game could become heated at any stage.
When is Barcelona vs Real Madrid?
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Kick-off: 8:00 PM
Venue: Spotify Camp Nou
Where to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid in the UK?
ViaPlay, La Liga TV
Alright folks, have a great weekend, and head back to Sporticos for more Sports Stream News.