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Monday, December 31st, 2018
1ST-PLACE LIVERPOOL VISIT 2ND-PLACE MANCHESTER CITY IN MIDWEEK SHOWDOWN THURS., JAN 3 AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN & UNIVERSO
Live Midweek Match Coverage Begins Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 7:30 a.m. ET with Triple Header on NBCSN
50% Off NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass Starting Today; Five Exclusive Matches Wednesday on NBC Sports Gold Starting at 2:45 p.m. ET
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW featuring Diego Luna on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em Features $50,000 Grand Prize & Minimum of $5,000 in Weekly Prizes
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 31, 2018 – Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 1, NBC Sports presents a packed Premier League slate of midweek matches, highlighted by second-place Manchester City v. first-place Liverpool on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Defending champions Manchester City aim to close the seven-point gap between the league’s top two teams, while Mohamad Salah and Liverpool look to take one step closer towards winning their first-ever Premier League title. Arlo White calls the match, joined by Lee Dixon.
This week’s live TV coverage begins tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Mornings, followed by a triple header on NBCSN. At 7:30 a.m. ET, Everton host Leicester City. Both teams look to rebound in the New Year after narrow 1-0 losses last weekend. At 10 a.m. ET, Arsenal host Fulham in a London derby, followed by Cardiff City v. Tottenham Hotspur at 12:30 p.m. ET. Cardifff City aim for their first win against Spurs in the Premier League, while Tottenham look to reclaim second place with a win after a 3-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers. White calls the match, joined by Dixon.
Wednesday’s match coverage begins at 2:45 p.m. ET with fourth-place Chelsea v. Southampton on NBCSN and Universo. Chelsea currently sit two points outside the top-3, while Southampton are out of the relegation zone on goal difference alone.
Also at 2:45 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents four exclusive matches: Bournemouth v. Watford, Huddersfield Town v. Burnley, Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Crystal Palace and West Ham v. Brighton & Hove Albion.
NBC Sports Gold presents an additional exclusive match on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET with Newcastle v. Manchester United. Newcastle come off a 1-1 draw with Watford, while Manchester United look to extend their three-game winning streak under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Following Thursday’s match coverage, NBCSN presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett at 6 p.m. ET. Actor, director, and producer Diego Luna will appear as a guest on Thursday’s episode.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino, and former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe.
GET 50% OFF NBC SPORTS GOLD’S “PREMIER LEAGUE PASS”
Beginning today, NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” will be available for $24.99, half off the pass’ original $49.99 price at the start of the Premier League season. Fans can purchase the discounted pass here.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em is the first game from the new, free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and will give eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $5,000 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em this Weekend:
Match Week 21
|Tues., Jan. 1||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Arsenal v. Fulham|
|Tues., Jan. 1||12:30 p.m. – NBCSN||Cardiff v. Tottenham|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m. – NBCSN||Chelsea v. Southampton|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Huddersfield Town v. Burnley|
|Thur., Jan. 3||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Manchester City v. Liverpool|
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Click here for more information.
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Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN 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. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Tues., Jan 1||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan 1||7:30 a.m.||Everton v. Leicester City||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan 1||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. Fulham||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan 1||12:30 p.m.||Cardiff City v. Tottenham||NBCSN|
|Tues., Jan. 1||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 2||12 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||Chelsea v. Southampton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||Bournemouth v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||Huddersfield Town v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Crystal Palace||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||West Ham v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Jan. 2||3 p.m.||Newcastle v. Manchester United||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Jan. 2||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Jan. 2||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Jan 3||12 p.m.||Match of the Week||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Jan. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Thurs., Jan. 3||3 p.m.||Manchester City v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Thurs., Jan. 3||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
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