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December: Ones to Watch

1st December 2015

 

Sports4Bars.com looks ahead to the key live sporting fixtures this month, including a feast of festive Barclays Premier League football

Wednesday December 9
7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League: Chelsea v FC Porto
The Blues will not have happy memories of their recent trip to Porto’s Estadio de Dragao in September with the home side winning 2-1 in the Group G clash.

Wednesday December 9
7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League: Olympiakos v Arsenal
The relatively unheralded Greek side shocked the Gunners faithful back in September when they came to the Emirates and recorded a well-deserved 3-2 win. Arsenal will be out to avenge that defeat.

Thursday December 10
6pm
BT Sport
UEFA Europa League:
FC Sion v Liverpool
Liverpool look to be in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stages of the second-tier European tournament and should be confident of victory against the Swiss side.

Saturday December 12
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Aston Villa v Arsenal
Can Aston Villa gain another high-profile scalp here? It will be a tough challenge for the home side.

Saturday December 12
5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United
The Premier League new boys have had a torrid time of it so far in the top flight but will relish this chance to test themselves against United.

Sunday December 13
4pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
Newcastle United’s travails this season have been well documented and they are likely to struggle against a confident Spurs side.

Thursday December 17
7pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Darts: World Championship
The pinnacle of professional darts, the World Championship, gets underway at Alexandra Palace. Who will follow in the footsteps of last year’s champion Gary Anderson and claim the sport’s most illustrious title?

Saturday December 19
12.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Scottish Championship Football: 
Falkirk v Rangers
Rangers have been the pacesetters in the Scottish Championship this season but will face a test against in-form Falkirk.

Saturday December 19
7.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
European Rugby Champions Cup: Scarlets v Glasgow Warriors
European rugby at its best with this Welsh-Scottish battle. Both sides have several internationals in their ranks so this should be a quality affair.

Sunday December 20
1.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Watford v Liverpool
Watford are already fighting for their Premier League survival and are in desperate need of points if they are to pull themselves clear of the drop zone.

Sunday December 20
5.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
European Rugby Champions Cup: Leicester Tigers v Munster
Both teams are two-time European champions so this should be a very physical encounter.

Monday December 21
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Arsenal v Manchester City
A potential title decider at the Emirates between two of the leading contenders for the Barclays Premier League crown.

Saturday December 26
8am
Sky Sports 2 HD
International Cricket: South Africa v England – 1st Test
England get their winter series underway against the Proteas, currently ranked as the world’s No1 Test team.

Saturday December 26
12.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Stoke City v Manchester United
Stoke City may have downed Chelsea in a Capital One Cup game earlier this season but United should have too much all-round quality in this Premier League tie.

Saturday December 26
2.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: London Irish v Northampton Saints
A Boxing Day treat for rugby fans as London Irish host the Saints at the Madejski Stadium. The Exiles didn’t enjoy the best of starts to the season but will be aiming for victory in front of their home crowd.

Monday December 28 5.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Manchester United v Chelsea
Can Chelsea reverse their recent slump in results and record a famous victory at Old Trafford? This will certainly be an intriguing encounter, whatever the outcome.

Tuesday December 29 7.45pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Leicester City v Manchester City
Man City will be hoping that Sergio Aguero is on form as the spearhead of their attack.

Also coming up...

Tuesday December 8
7.45pm
BT Sport
UEFA Champions League:
Wolfsburg v Manchester United

Saturday December 12
12.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Norwich City v Everton

Thursday December 17
7pm
Sky Sports 5 HD
Greyhound Racing: England v Ireland

Sunday December 20
4pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Swansea City v West Ham

Saturday December 26
1pm
Channel 4
Horse Racing: The King George VI Chase, Kempton Park

Sunday December 27
2pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Aviva Premiership Rugby: Wasps v Saracens

Monday December 28 5.15pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Sky Bet Championship Football: Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

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