Graham (follow on Twitter: @grahamsibley)
Fri 15 May 2009

Weekend TV Preview: 15 - 17 May

(All times - UK)

Friday 15 May


19.45 MK Dons v Scunthorpe Utd, League One Play-off Semi-final 2nd Leg (1-1), Sky Sports 1/HD1
All square in this one to see who joins Millwall at Wembley.

Saturday 16 May

12.30 Rangers v Aberdeen, Scottish Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
Setanta have the pick of the fixtures this weekend compared to Sky's raft of meaningless end-of-season ties. In Scotland, the Old Firm are separated by goal difference alone as they go into the penultimate round of fixtures.

12.45 Manchester United v Arsenal, Premier League, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Man U will be crowned champions with just a point here. With Arsenal playing in their change strip of Bermuda shorts and sunglasses, they shouldn't have any trouble getting it.



Chris O: Draw; Sp3ktor: Home win; Seb: Home win; Duffman: Home win.

21.00 Villarreal v Real Madrid, La Liga, Sky Sports 3
Anything but a win for Real hands the title to Barcelona without them having to kick another ball. Both of these teams are stumbling towards the finish like ill-prepared marathon runners.

Sunday 17 May

13.00 Hibernian v Celtic, Scottish Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
Hibs have already thrown the cat amongst the pigeons in the title race when they got within ten minutes of taking all the points against Rangers on Wednesday. They shared the points in the end, a result Gers fans will hope they can reproduce today.
(PHOTO: football.co.uk)


13.30 West Brom v Liverpool, Premier League, Sky Sports 1/HD1
A win for Newcastle on Saturday and a point for Man U will see West Brom effectively down and Liverpool having to be content with second. West Brom have too many miracles to pray for... this recent run is just teasing.



Chris O: Away win; Sp3ktor: Away win; Seb: Away win; Duffman: Away win.

16.00 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers, Premier League, Sky Sports 1/HD1
Dead rubber, find somewhere showing...

16.00 Cambridge United v Torquay United, Blue Square Premier Play-off Final, Setanta Sports 1
The first play-off final of the season will see a team only recently relegated returning to the League. Cambridge dropped down in 2005, Torquay in 2007. Cambridge lost last year's Final to Exeter, a team who have proved that promotion needn't end after just one season.
(PHOTO: TorquayUnited.co.uk)



Chris O: Cambridge; Sp3ktor: Cambridge; Seb: Cambridge; Duffman: Torquay.

18.00 Mallorca v Barcelona, La Liga, Sky Sports 3
As mentioned above, Barca could well be champions by the time this game kicks off. If so, expect more showboating than usual.

20.00 Atletico Madrid v Valencia, La Liga, Sky Sports 3
With Sevilla getting over their run of poor form, this tie becomes a play-off for fourth spot. There's still two more rounds of fixtures left in Spain after this weekend but a result for either side will put them in the box seat for the qualifying round berth.

20.00 Marseille v Lyon, Ligue 1, Setanta Sports 2
Zut alors! Le top de le table Francais est tres close. Gitanes papier close. Ahem! Bordeaux and Marseille are level on points and Lyon are now effectively out of the picture but they'd certainly relish the chance of making their relinquishing of their seven year title more interesting.



Chris O: Home win; Sp3ktor: Home win; Seb: Home win; Duffman: Draw.

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