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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
PREMIER LEAGUE “RACE TO THE FINISH” CONTINUES TODAY AT 2:45 P.M. ET ON NBCSN WITH TOTTENHAM V. CRYSTAL PALACE, AS SPURS OPEN NEW STADIUM
Two Points Separate 1st-Place Liverpool and 2nd-Place Manchester City; Just Three Points Between Third and Sixth Place Teams
Four Matches Exclusively on NBC Sports Gold This Week; “Premier League Pass” Available for $19.99
First-Ever Jackpot Hit on NBC Sports Predictor’s “Premier League Pick ‘Em” Last Weekend as Three Fans Share Grand Prize, Winning More than $17,000 Each
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Featuring Actor Joe Dempsie on Mon., April 8 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
New Episodes of “In the Shadow of the Kop” Hosted by Roger Bennett Available on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
Harry Kane Joins Jermaine Jenas for New “Inside the Mind” Episode on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 3, 2019 – With less than two months to Championship Sunday, NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage heats up this week with nine crucial matches in the next six days. Starting at 2:45 p.m. ET today on NBCSN, Tottenham host Crystal Palace in the first senior match at the brand-new, state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Prior to kickoff, NBCSN will present the new stadium’s entire opening ceremony uninterrupted. Arlo White and Lee Dixon will call the historic match in north London.
Also at 2:45 p.m. ET today, NBC Sports Gold presents two exclusive matches: Chelsea v. Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City v. Cardiff City. Only two points behind league-leading Liverpool, 2nd-place Manchester City aim for three points as a step toward reclaiming the Premier League title. Meanwhile, just three points separate 6th-place Chelsea and 3rd-place Arsenal, raising the stakes as the final weeks of the Premier League season begin.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier League Pass” is available for $19.99. Fans can purchase the discounted pass here.
Premier League coverage returns on Friday, April 5 with Southampton v. 1st-place Liverpool at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Mohamed Salah and Liverpool remain unbeaten in their last 11 Premier Leagues matches, and look to carry their first-place spot through the final weeks of the season. Meanwhile, 16th-place Southampton are just five points clear of the relegation zone.
On Saturday, live coverage begins with Premier League Mornings at 9 a.m. ET, followed by Newcastle v. Crystal Palace at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Both clubs aim to claim a spot in the top half of the table within the next six weeks.
Also at 10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Gold presents Bournemouth v. Burnley, and Huddersfield v. Leicester City. After last week’s loss, Huddersfield became the first team relegated from the Premier League this season.
On Sunday, 3rd-place Arsenal visit Everton at 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Arsenal jumped into third-place after a 2-0 defeat of Newcastle, extending their Premier League unbeaten streak to six matches.
The week of extensive match coverage concludes on Monday, April 8 with Chelsea v. West Ham at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. After Monday’s match, NBCSN at 5:30 p.m. ET presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, who will be joined by actor Joe Dempsie.
Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Mornings, Premier League Live, and Goal Zone, joined by former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe and former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
NEW EPISODES OF “IN THE SHADOW OF THE KOP” SERIES
NBC Sports recently debuted the extensive multiplatform series “In the Shadow of the Kop,” across NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports’ YouTube channel. Portions of each film will air during NBC Sports’ Premier League broadcasts on NBCSN. Hosted by Roger Bennett of THE MEN IN BLAZERS, new episodes are available every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the next three weeks. This Thursday, Ep. 8: Liverpool Legends debuts. Liverpool fans, journalists and former players discuss some of the club’s greatest ever players, including Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard.
All episodes are available on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF HARRY KANE
Tottenham star forward Harry Kane joins Jermaine Jenas from the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in this week’s episode of “Inside the Mind”, exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, April 6).
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
For the first time all season, the jackpot was hit last weekend in “Premier League Pick ‘Em” on NBC Sports Predictor, with three users earning perfect scores. The three fans correctly predicted the exact scores of all five featured Premier League matches, winning $17,300 apiece – sharing the $50,000 grand prize, plus the weekly top-three guaranteed prizes.
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 Week:
Match Day 33
|Sat., Apr. 6||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Newcastle v. Crystal Palace|
|Sat., Apr. 6||10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Bournemouth v. Burnley|
|Sat., Apr. 6||10 a.m. – NBC Sports Gold||Huddersfield v. Leicester City|
|Sun., Apr. 7||9:05 a.m. – NBCSN||Everton v. Arsenal|
|Mon., Apr. 8||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Chelsea v. West Ham|
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. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” available for the rest of the season at a reduced price of $19.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
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):
|Wed., Apr. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2:45 p.m.||Tottenham v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2:45 p.m.||Manchester City v. Cardiff City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2:45 p.m.||Chelsea v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Apr. 3||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Fri., Apr. 5||2:30 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Fri., Apr. 5||3 p.m.||Southampton v. Liverpool||NBCSN, Universo|
|Fri., Apr. 5||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 6||9 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Apr. 6||10 a.m.||Newcastle v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Apr. 6||10 a.m.||Bournemouth v. Burnley||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 6||10 a.m.||Huddersfield v. Leicester City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Apr. 6||10 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Apr. 7||6 a.m.||Premier League Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 7||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Apr. 7||9 a.m.||Everton v. Arsenal||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Apr. 7||11:05 a.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 8||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 8||3 p.m.||Chelsea v. West Ham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Mon., Apr. 8||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr. 8||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
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