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Ones to watch: December

2nd December 2016

Sports4Bars looks ahead to some of the top live sport coming to your bar in December, including what are sure to be intense derbies in Liverpool and Glasgow

Tuesday December 6
7.45pm
BT Sport HD
UEFA Champions League: Manchester City v Celtic
With the previous tie resulting in a 3-3 draw, Manchester City – having already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition - will be aiming to round off the group stages of the Champions League with a win over the Scottish side.

Wednesday December 7
7.45pm
BT Sport HD
UEFA Champions League: FC Porto v Leicester City
Leicester City have enjoyed their European adventure so far and look odds-on to secure a place in the knockout stages if they can maintain their form. The home leg of this fixture gave City a 1-0 win but the Portuguese side will be a far more fearsome prospect on their home turf and will be intent on gaining revenge.

Wednesday December 7
7.45pm
BT Sport HD
UEFA Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur v CSKA Moscow
Both Spurs and CSKA suffered disappointing results on Matchday 5 to end their hopes of reaching the knockout round of the Champions League but will meet at Wembley with the winner taking a place in the Europa League.

Thursday December 8
4am
Sky Sports 2 HD
Test Cricket: India v England
England struggled in their 1st Test against India, losing by eight wickets against their hosts and will want to pick up the pace in terms of scoring runs. They must also work out how to deal with the bowling of Ravi Ashwin, the star of the 1st Test.

Thursday December 8
6pm
BT Sport HD
UEFA Europa League: FC Zorya Luhansk v Manchester United
Man United only need to draw in this game to proceed to the knockout stages of the Europa League and will be full of confidence having beaten the Ukrainian team seven times in seven matches.

Saturday December 10
5pm
Sky Box Office
Boxing: Anthony Joshua v Eric Molina – IBF Heavyweight Title
Champions Joshua is the overwhelming favourite to win this bout, having knocked out all his previous opponents. American challenger Molina is no mug and battled well against WBC Champion Deontay Wilder last year.

Sunday December 11
2.15pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Manchester United v Tottenham
United’s topsy turvy season continues and they need to achieve some level of consistency if they are to silence the many doubters. Spurs, on the other hand, have performed beyond expectations and will be hoping that Harry Kane can have a good run of games following his injury lay-off in the earlier part of the season.

Sunday December 11
4.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Liverpool v West Ham
Can Liverpool make an impact over the concentrated Christmas period and emerge top of the table? Certainly, the injury to Countinho is a major blow for Klopp’s men but with their defence improving markedly by the week, they could well set themselves up for a title challenge in 2017.

Wednesday December 14
7.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Championship Football: Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United
It has been another thrilling season so far in the Championship with results very difficult to predict. The Magpies will be targeting this game as a must win as they seet their sights on getting back in the top flight.

Wednesday December 14
8pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Crystal Palace v Manchester United
United’s last outing against Palace was back in May at Wembley when they beat their opponents 2-1 to win the FA Cup. Given how the Londoners have struggled in the league this season, United will expect to gain full points here.

Tuesday December 15
7pm
Sky Sports 3 HD
Darts: World Championship
The epic annual World Championship begins at Alexandra Palace and will see the best players on the planet doing battle for the most prestigious title in the sport. Gary Anderson is aiming to secure his third successive title following wins in 2015 and 2016. Last year he beat Adrian Lewis in the final by 7-5.

Sunday December 18
4pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Manchester City v Arsenal
A huge game for both sides as they look to cement their places in the top four and set up a title challenge in 2017. Man City will start as favourites, having achieved real consistency in the first half of the season. Arsenal, though, look well capable of causing an upset here.

Monday December 19
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Everton v Liverpool
Derby day in Liverpool as the Blue and Red factions come together for a match that is always a spirited but invariably fair contest between the two rivals. Liverpool are riding high in the table at the moment but that will mean nothing in the intense atmosphere of Goodison Park.

Saturday December 31
12.15pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Scottish Premiership Football:Rangers v Celtic
A very special occasion as the Old Firm clash takes place on Hogmanay. This will be a fixture full of passion as the two old rivals meet at Ibrox Stadium and the form book will be thrown out of the window.

Saturday December 31, 5.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Liverpool v Manchester City
A big game for both sides who each have their eye on the title following some good results in the first half of the season. Liverpool were recently dealt a major blow when striker Danny Ings was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Jurgen Klopp will hope that he has enough depth in his squad to cover this loss.

 

Also coming up:

Monday December 5
8pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Middlesbrough v Hull City

Tuesday December 6
6.30pm
Sky Sports 2 HD
Pool: Mosconi Cup


Saturday December 10

12 noon
Channel 4
Horse Racing: Cheltenham


Saturday December 10

12.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Watford v Everton


Saturday December 10

5.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Championship Football: Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers


Saturday December 10

5.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Leicester City v Manchester City


Sunday December 11

12 noon
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion


Tuesday December 15

7.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
League One Football: Coventry City v Sheffield United


Saturday December 17

12.30pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: Crystal Palace v Chelsea


Saturday December 17

5.30pm
BT Sport 1 HD
Barclays Premier League: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United


Thursday December 29

7.45pm
Sky Sports 1 HD
Championship Football: Aston Villa v Leeds United


Saturday December 31

12 noon
Channel 4
Horse Racing: Newbury

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