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April: Ones to Watch

29th March 2016

Sports4Bars.com looks ahead to the key live sporting fixtures coming up in April, including some top European football and rugby ties

Friday April 8
8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Super League: Warrington Wolves v St Helens
Half-back pairing Kurt Gidley and Chris Sandow have been in fine form for Warrington Wolves in the early part of the season and will be key men against Saints.

Saturday April 9
12.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: West Ham v Arsenal
It’s a crucial time in the Premier League as the contenders each eye the prize. Can the Gunners get past the post first?

Saturday April 9
5.15pm
Channel 4
Racing: The Crabbie’s Grand National
Aintree hosts one of the sporting highlights of the year, the Crabbie’s Grand National. Many Clouds won last year’s event but there will be any number of contenders lining up to take the prestigious crown this time around.

Saturday April 9
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion
Man City will aiming to put the Baggies away and move a step closer to the Barclays Premier League trophy in a title chase that looks like it will go all the way to the wire. The visitors can be relied upon to put up a resolute defence.

Saturday April 9
3.15pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
European Rugby Champions Cup: Quarter-Final - Wasps v Exeter Chiefs
An all-English affair as Wasps take on the Exeter Chiefs. This will be a titanic battle, particularly in the forwards where the contest between No.8s Nathan Hughes and Thomas Waldron will measure on the Richter scale.

Sunday April 10
1.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Sunderland v Leicester City
Can Leicester City achieve a ‘Hollywood’ ending to their season and clinch the title? Their famous team spirit will be to the fore as they hit the business end of this campaign.

Sunday April 10
1.45pm
BT Sport
European Rugby Champions Cup:Quarter-Final - Leicester Tigers v Stade Francais
Quarter-Final action from Europe’s top club rugby competition and a home game for the Tigers at Welford Road against a muscular Stade Francais.

Sunday April 10
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Tottenham v Manchester United
Tottenham look to have peaked at exactly the right time and a win here would put them on track for a title bid.

Tuesday April 12
7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League: Quarter-Final, 1st leg - Manchester City v PSG
The prestigious club tournament reaches the last eight as the remaining teams focus on a place in the Final at the San Siro in Milan.

Saturday April 16
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Chelsea v Manchester City
With every single point crucial in the title chase, Man City will not want to slip up against a Chelsea side who are looking more at ease with themselves than at any other point this season.

Sunday April 17
1.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Leicester City v West Ham
Leicester City travelled to West Ham back in August and recorded a 2-1 victory. On home turf they should be highly confident of getting another positive result against the Hammers.

Sunday April 17
4pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have been hovering around the midpoint of the table for much of the season and could struggle against the North Londoners here.

Monday April 18
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Stoke City v Tottenham
A tricky tie for title hopefuls Tottenham as they take on Stoke City. The earlier result between the teams ended in a 2-all draw but Spurs have improved massively since that August tie.

Thursday April 21
8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Super League: Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants
Wigan suffered a hammer blow back in February with the long term injury to Micky Mcllorum but they still look a class outfit.

Saturday April 23
TBC
BT Sport/BBC
FA Cup: Semi-Final 1
Wembley is just one step away for the four teams who have made it to the semi-finals stage and passions will be running high amongst players and fans alike.

Sunday April 24
12noon
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Manchester City v Stoke City
Man City will be out for revenge after the 2-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of the Potters in December, Marko Arnautovic firing both goals into the back of the net.

Tuesday April 26
7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League: Semi-Final, 1st leg
The teams have been whittled down to the final four as a date at the San Siro in Milan beckons for the finalists. Can reigning champions Barcelona win back-to-back titles after their 2015 victory?

Wednesday April 27
7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League: Semi-Final, 1st leg
The second semi-final as the teams focus on gaining an initiative in the first leg of a two-leg contest. 

Thursday April 28
7pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Premier League Darts
Another thrilling edition of Premier League Darts featuring some of the world's top marksmen. 

Thursday April 28
8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Super League: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors
Super League rugby action. The Wolves have been in fine form in the early part of the season and will be confident of victory here. 

Friday April 29
8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Super League: Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos
Defending champions Leeds Rhinos endured a shocking start to the season but will be hopeful of pulling off a turnaround in fortunes. 

Saturday April 30
12.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Swansea City v Liverpool
Cam Jurgen Klopp finish the season on a high and keep the feelgood factor in place on Merseyside?

Saturday April 30
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Arsenal v Norwich City
As the end of the season beckons, Arsenal will be desperate to make every point count. 

Also coming up...

Thursday April 14
7pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Premier League Darts

Saturday April 16
12.30pm
Sky Sports
Championship Football: Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough

Friday April 22
8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Super League: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos

Thursday April 28
8pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Super League: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors

Saturday April 30
1pm
Channel 4
Racing: 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket

 

 

 

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