Manchester City and Liverpool highlight this upcoming slate of games. The two with the best odds to win the Premier League at the start of the season do battle at Anfield. However, the seasons played out far differently than one hoped.
Manchester City is humming. Erling Haaland is treating the Premier League like a colloquial “farmers’ league,” as some on social media would describe. His blistering pace of 15 goals in just nine games is unrivaled in the present campaign. Harry Kane, who is second to the Norwegian and is having a great season himself, has just over half of Haaland’s tally. Consequently, City assumes its place near the top, trailing Arsenal by two points.
Liverpool have a scorer of their own. Roberto Firmino, who took a back seat to Darwin Núñez in many people’s minds, has six goals. With Luis Díaz out with injury, Firmino is the most on-form player for Jürgen Klopp’s side. Liverpool welcomes in City reeling in league play. the Reds sit in 10th in the table, with two points out of its last three games. Few managers would see Manchester City as a team to bounce back against.
Elsewhere in the top flight, league-leader Arsenal looks to continue its scintillating form with a trip to Elland Road. The American contingent at Leeds is winless in its last five games, including a loss last weekend against Crystal Palace.
However, all the weekend’s action kicks off on Friday afternoon as Brentford hosts Brighton. Two enjoyable teams with decent performances on the season, should be a nice appetizer for all the games on Saturday and Sunday.
NBC Coverage this weekend
This weekend, NBC’s Fan Fest returns, making a stop in Philadelphia. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to see the Premier League trophy, special guests, club mascots and, of course, the NBC studio crew.
Over the weekend, Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Mustoe, Robbie Earle and Tim Howard will all be in attendance at Dilworth park in Philadelphia. The coverage is available on both USA Network and Peacock.
GOAL RUSH is back this weekend. However, it is not in the usual Saturday at 10 a.m. window. Instead, with four games at once, Goal Rush is available at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The highlight fixture at that time is Newcastle’s trip south to Old Trafford. In addition to the United game against Newcastle, you can watch all the latest goals and major moments on Goal Rush.
Also, there are two games this weekend available in 4K. The Saturday finale between Tottenham and Everton is in 4K, as is the weekend finale. The Liverpool-City game, unsurprisingly, is in 4K for viewers who have access. Be sure to check if you have the capability to watch the higher quality broadcast of the Premier League.
EPL commentators on NBC this weekend
Friday, Oct. 14
Saturday, Oct. 15
10 a.m. — Fulham vs. Bournemouth. Peacock Premium — Andy Bishop and John Gale.
Sunday, Oct. 16
9 a.m. — Leeds United vs. Arsenal. Peacock Premium — David Stowell and Paul Robinson.
9 a.m. — Aston Villa vs. Chelsea. Peacock Premium — Jim Proudfoot and Andy Townsend.
9 a.m. — Southampton vs. West Ham United. Peacock Premium — Gary Taphouse and Matt Upson.
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