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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
IT’S DERBY DAY: SECOND-PLACE MANCHESTER CITY VISIT MANCHESTER UNITED THIS SUNDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC & TELEMUNDO, HIGHLIGHTING THIS WEEK’S PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION
Weekend Coverage Features NBCSN Broadcast Tripleheader This Saturday & Chelsea Host Everton on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN
Coverage Concludes Monday, March 9 at 4 p.m. ET with Third-Place Leicester City Hosting Aston Villa on NBCSN
NBC Sports Gold Presents Exclusive Live Coverage of Three Weekend Matches; Available Now at Newly Priced $14.99
Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Victor Hedman Joins THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Monday, Mar. 9, at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Arlo White Chats with Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Friday’s Inside the Mind, Available on the “Premier League on NBC Sports” YouTube Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 4, 2020 – NBC Sports’ coverage of the Premier League continues this weekend, highlighted by Kevin De Bruyne and second-place Manchester City visiting archrivals and fifth-place Manchester United in the Manchester Derby this Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo.
Sunday’s match marks the 182nd meeting between the clubs. United won the first Premier League meeting this season at the Etihad in December, while Man City knocked their rivals out of the two-legged EFL Cup Semi-Final in January. On Sunday, City won their third straight League Cup after a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. From Old Trafford, play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by analysts Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux.
This weekend’s Premier League coverage kicks off this Saturday, March 7, with Premier League Mornings at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by Mohamed Salah and first-place Liverpool hosting Bournemouth at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Liverpool is looking to bounce back after last weekend’s loss at Watford marked the end of the Reds’ 44-match unbeaten run and record-tying 18-match winning streak in the league. White and Le Saux will call the match.
Coverage continues at 10 a.m. ET as Arsenal hosts West Ham on NBCSN and Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Brighton & Hove Albion air on CNBC and Universo, followed by seventh-place Tottenham visiting Burnley at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo.
A two-hour Premier League Mornings begins Sunday’s coverage at 8 a.m. ET, followed by fourth-place Chelsea hosting Everton at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage concludes at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, March 9 with third-place Leicester City hosting Aston Villa on NBCSN. Led by the Premier League’s joint-leading scorer Jamie Vardy (17 goals this season; tied with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang), the Foxes’ look to bounce back after back-to-back losses against Norwich City and Manchester City.
NBC Sports Gold also presents exclusive live coverage of three Saturday matches at 10 a.m. ET – Crystal Palace v. Watford, Sheffield United v. Norwich City, and Southampton v. Newcastle. Fans can purchase the enhanced “Premier League Pass,” now priced at $14.99 (originally $64.99), today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
Rebecca Lowe and Ahmed Fareed (Monday) host Goal Zone, Premier League Mornings, and Premier League Live, joined by former Jamaica National Team player Robbie Earle and former USMNT player Kyle Martino.
THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW, hosted by soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, welcomes Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman and Manchester United supporter Victor Hedman next Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER
On Friday’s episode of Inside the Mind, Arlo White chats with Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of his club’s match against archrivals Manchester City. The interview can be seen on the Premier League on NBC Sports YouTube channel on Friday.
THE 2 ROBBIES PODCAST
Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every match day on The 2 Robbies podcast. On the latest episode, the Robbies discuss Watford’s upset win against Liverpool, who lost their first league match since Jan. 3, 2019.
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em returns this season from the 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 gives 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 $2,500 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:
Match Week 29
|Sat., Mar. 7||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Arsenal v. West Ham|
|Sat., Mar. 7||12:30 p.m. – NBCSN, Universo||Burnley v. Tottenham|
|Sun., Mar. 8||10 a.m. – NBCSN||Chelsea v. Everton|
|Sun., Mar. 8||12:30 p.m. – NBC, Telemundo||Manchester United v. Manchester City|
|Mon., Mar. 9||4 p.m.– NBCSN||Leicester City v. Aston Villa|
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.
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – has launched its upgraded “Premier League Pass” for the 2019-20 season. For the first time, “Premier League Pass” will also include full-event replay for all 380 matches on demand*, new Sky Sports content, and more than 1,400 hours of the most robust offering of Premier League shoulder programming ever available in the U.S. Fans can purchase the enhanced “Premier League Pass,” priced at $14.99 (originally $64.99), today by visiting NBCSportsGold.com.
Following is the match schedule for this week (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Mar. 7||7 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 7||7:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Bournemouth||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Mar. 7||9:30 a.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 7||10 a.m.||Arsenal v. West Ham||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 7||10 a.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Brighton & Hove Albion||CNBC, Universo|
|Sat., Mar. 7||10 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Watford||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar. 7||10 a.m.||Sheffield United v. Norwich City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar. 7||10 a.m.||Southampton v. Newcastle||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar. 7||12 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar. 7||12:30 p.m.||Burnley v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Mar. 7||2:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 8||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 8||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 8||10 a.m.||Chelsea v. Everton||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 8||12 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 8||12:30 p.m.||Manchester United v. Manchester City||NBC, Telemundo|
|Mon., Mar. 9||3 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 9||4 p.m.||Leicester City v. Aston Villa||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 9||6 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Mar. 9||6:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|