Terry Duffelen
Thu 21 August 2008

Weekend TV Preview: August 21st - 24th

(All times UK)

Friday 22 August

19:30 Hannover 96 v Energie Cottbus, Bundesliga, Setanta Sports 1
Both teams were hammered 3-0 last week. Of the two, Hannover can at least say that they were beaten by a title contender in Schalke. Cottbuss lost to one of the few teams tipped to finish below them, Hoffenheim. Should be plenty of goals in this one.

Saturday 23 August

10:30 Urawa Reds v Jubilo Iwata, J-League, British Eurosport 2
Both teams are going through an indifferent spell at present. Despite that, the Red Diamonds are only a point off the top of the League. Leaders Kashimar have a tough game against third placed Grampus 8 so now is a good time for Urawa to play a team who last beat them in 2006.

12:30 Aberdeen v Rangers, Scottish Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
The last time Rangers travelled to Pittodrie they lost 2-0 towards the end of what should have been a legendary season. No doubt the visitors will be keen to inflict some pain on the "New Firm".

12:45 Charlton Athletic v Reading, Championship, Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports HD1
Master takes on pupil as Steve Coppell's Reading travel to the Addicks. Both clubs will be among the 237 other Championship teams hoping to be there or thereabouts come the end on the season. Personally I think Reading are going to go straight back up and this could be the week where they show their hand. Away win.

17:20 Plymouth Argyle v Swansea City, Championship, Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports HD1
Swansea should be pleased with their impressive 3-1 win against Forest last week. Manager Roberto Martinez (right) is destined for great things and you wouldn't rule them out of a push for the play-offs. Plymouth at home are a tough proposition though. A tough encounter at Home Park is on the cards.

17:30 Fulham v Arsenal, Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
What better way for Fulham to bounce back from an away day defeat to Hull than with three points against the Arsenal? Mind you, they've got as much of a chance of beating The Gunners as Twente.

Sunday 24 August

13:30 Wigan Athletic v Chelsea, Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
As impressive as The Blues have been, Wigan look to have assembled a side capable of giving anyone a game. While Scolari's men should take the points I think a lot of people will be anxious to see if Zaki can get another consolation.

16:00 Manchester City v West Ham Utd, Premier League, Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports HD1
If you don't have Sky, why not watch an episode of World's Worst Train Wrecks on Bravo. It'll be the same thing pretty much.

20:00 Bordeaux v Nantes, Ligue 1, Setanta Sports 2
Bordeaux will be anxious to make up for the shame of losing to PSG last week. Nantes may well be the team to oblige.

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