EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 29

Third-place Manchester City host fourth-place Liverpool this Sunday, Mar. 19, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this week. After a goalless draw against Stoke City last Wednesday, Manchester City look to gain the edge over second-place Tottenham, as the clubs are tied on points. With only one point separating Liverpool and Manchester City, the Reds will move into the top-3 with a win on Sunday.

NBC Sports Group’s lead Premier League play-by-play commentator Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux at Etihad Stadium. Manchester City v. Liverpool marks the first Sunday match on NBC since October 30.

A special digital-only spider cam view of Manchester City v. Liverpool highlights coverage on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. The feed will feature a birds-eye view of the match from an overhead camera that follows the action on the field.

NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League coverage begins this Saturday, Mar. 18, at 8 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by West Bromwich Albion v. fifth-place Arsenal on NBCSN and Universo. The pressure is mounting for longtime Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and the Gunners, as they are five points behind the fourth and final Champions League position.

Match coverage continues Saturday at 11 a.m. ET with Stoke City v. first-place Chelsea on NBCSN and Everton v. Hull City on CNBC. Chelsea sit a comfortable 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, most recently defeating West Ham United 2-1 with goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa. All matches not on NBCSN or CNBC in the Saturday 11 a.m. ET television window will be available on Premier League Extra Time, a bonus television package available to MVPDs at no extra cost for customers who receive NBCSN.

Saturday’s live match coverage wraps up at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Bournemouth v. Swansea City, followed by a live Goal Zone at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Rebecca Lowe hosts Goal Zone and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.

NBCSN presents the third episode of Behind the Badge: West Bromwich Albion FC Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. The four-part series presents viewers with a never-before-seen look at the Baggies’ work on and off the pitch. Voiced by BBC presenter and former English footballer Gary Lineker, the series follows an intriguing mix of players, coaches and support staff, recounting their daily lives and routines. This week’s episode offers a glimpse into head coach Tony Pulis’ approach to player recruitment and development, and spotlights the club’s international players, featuring a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the training center hosted by Salomon Rondon and Claudio Yacob. Click here for more information.

Sunday’s Premier League coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by Middlesbrough v. Manchester United on NBCSN and Universo. The Red Devils are on a 17-match league unbeaten streak, and sit just one point below fifth-place Arsenal. Live match coverage continues Sunday at 10:15 a.m. ET with second-place Tottenham v. Southampton on NBCSN and Telemundo.

All Premier League games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.

Here’s the schedule of soccer commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches:


Saturday, March 18

West Brom vs. Arsenal, 8:30am, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV — Jon Champion and Jim Beglin

Crystal Palace vs. Watford, 11am, CNBC, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV — Gary Taphouse and Garry Birtles

Everton vs. Hull, 11am, NBC Sports App — Gary Weaver and Danny Higginbotham

Stoke vs. Chelsea, 11am, NBC Sports App — Jim Proudfoot and Matt Holland

Sunderland vs. Burnley, 11am, NBC Sports App — David Stowell and Neil McCann

West Ham vs. Leicester, 11am, NBC Sports App — Tony Jones and Tony Gale

Bournemouth vs. Swansea, 1:30pm, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV — Peter Drury and Phil Neville


Sunday, March 19

Middlesbrough vs. Manchester United, 8am, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV — Joe Speight and David Prutton

Spurs vs. Southampton, 10:15am, NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV — Jon Champion and Andy Townsend

Manchester City vs. Liverpool, 12:30pm, NBC, Telemundo, NBC Sports App, DIRECTV NOW, Sling Blue and fuboTV — Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux



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