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Fri 21 November 2008

Weekend TV Preview: 21 - 23 November

Friday 21 November

19.30 Karlsruher v Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga, Setanta Sports 1
It's all going horribly wrong for Karlsruhe, with just one point in their last seven games. That solitary point however was from their last home game against current table toppers Leverkeusen fighting back from 3-0 down, so there's hope yet for them.

Saturday 22 November

12.30 St Mirren v Celtic, Scottish Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
Celtic have won ten league game on the trot, St Mirren have taken one point from the last 15 available. So how do you reckon this one's going to go?

12.45 Plymouth Argyle v Cardiff City, Championship, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Two teams that look like good prospects to sneak play-off spots at the end of the season. Couldn't tell you which way this is going to go - but I guess that's why they go to the trouble of playing these games, isn't it.

17.20 Nottingham Forest v Norwich City, Championship, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Two teams that look like good prospects to go down at the end of the season. Random fact: these two haven't had an away win in meetings since they faced each other in the Premiership in 1995.

17.30 Aston Villa v Manchester United, Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
After winning at the Emirates, Villa are on the crest of a wave with their players in cracking form. Expect it all to come crashing down in front of a packed Villa Park.

19.00 Real Madrid v Recreativo, La Liga, Sky Sports Xtra
Real need a win badly. Luckily Recreativo are pretty hopeless. Even a convincing win won't do much to stop the mutterings about head coach Bernd Schuster.

20.00 PSG v Lyon, Ligue 1, Setanta Sports 2
Could actually be quite tasty, this one. PSG are in good touch at the moment and might fancy getting something out of this game against the table-toppers.

21.00 Sevilla v Valencia, La Liga, Sky Sports Xtra
Tie of the weekend from La Liga with two well-matched teams. An early indicator as to who will come second to Barcelona at the end of the season.

Sunday 23 November

11.30 AZ v Ajax, Eredivisie, Setanta Sports 1
Ajax knocked AZ off the top spot last week by beating PSV 4-1. Could be the other teams in the mix that take advantage of these two taking points off each other.

3.30 Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers, Premier League, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Was Fulham a blip or is the honeymoon really over for 'Arry? Worrying times for Paul Ince as Blackburn suddenly find themselves in the relegation zone without a win in their last seven games. A traditionally close game: their last 10 meetings have been draws or been decided by one goal.

16.00 Hamburg v Werder Bremen, Bundesliga, Setanta Sports 1
Two quality sides in danger of letting things slip away from them at the moment... anything could happen in this one. Well not anything... you know what I mean.

16.00 Sunderland v West Ham United, Premier League, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Such is the nature of the top flight at the moment that should either team win this they'll be nudging the UEFA spots. Defeat and the wrong results elsewhere could see them them skirting the relegation zone. Has the makings of a decent football match, this one.

18.00 Barcelona v Getafe, La Liga, Sky Sports 3
Barca are seemingly unstoppable in La Liga. This one should make it ten wins in a row.

20.00 Deportivo La Coruna v Athletic Bilbao, La Liga, Sky Sports 3
Bilbao's home win against bottom of the table Osasuna ended a terrible run for the club. Deportivo are having another less than astounding season but shouldn't have too many problems taking maximum points here.

20.00 Marseille v Lille, Ligue 1, Setanta Sports 1
Marseille's shock 3-2 home defeat to lowly Lorient last week leaves them seven points behind Lyon in an increasingly familiar Ligue 1 table. Lille will be full of confidence after beating St Etienne 3-0 in the TV game last week.

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