The midweek action in the Premier League was headlined by Wednesday night’s opening clash, which featured the top two in Liverpool and Manchester City (away to Brighton & Hove Albion and home to Newcastle United respectively), but the match to watch comes from Bramall Lane, where Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will cross swords in their scrap for potential European football next term.
The round ends at Villa Park on Thursday evening at 8:15 pm with Manchester United taking on hosts Aston Villa, who will be desperate to claim three points to boost their survival hopes, while the Red Devils will not only be aiming to further their own European ambitions but also run the rule over the Lions’ Jack Grealish, who has been spoken of as a major transfer target. The match will air live on DStv SuperSport 3
La Liga‘s action is topped by the ‘Derbi Barceloni’ between Barcelona and Espanyol at the Nou Camp. Not only is this a key clash in the title race, but Catalan pride will be on the line as the Blaugrana take on the Periquitos. The match will air live at 9 pm on DStv SuperSport 7 and GOtv SuperSport Select 4
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will back themselves to beat Deportivo Alaves at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Friday at 9 pm, with manager Zinedine Zidane looking to the likes of Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior to keep up the fine form they have shown since La Liga‘s resumption. The match will on DStv SuperSport 7 and on GOtv SuperSport Select 2 &4
Also for the midweek Serie A matches is the meeting of Roma and Pama on Wednesday evening, with two giants of Italian football set for an epic battle which will air live at 8:45 pm on DStv SuperSport 5 and GOtv on SuperSport Select 2
Internazionale are also in the Scudetto conversation and will have to wait until Thursday night for their clash away to Hellas Verona, who have punched above their weight this season and could prove a banana skin for the Nerazzurri, especially at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. The match will live air at 8:45pm on DStv SuperSport 9 and GOtv SuperSport Select 5