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Weekend TV Preview



Friday 18 April
19.45 Burton Albion v Stevenage, Borough Blue Square Premier, Setanta Sports 1

Congratulations to Aldershot, crowned Conference champions earlier this week. Attention now turns to the play-off battle which is shaping up very nicely. Torquay are set fair but there are four teams fighting it out for the remaining places. This pair are two of them, though neither side are looking very confident at the moment.

19.45 Glentoran v Cliftonville, Carnegie Premier League, Sky Sports 1 & HD1
Oh come on, do you honestly care?

Saturday 19 April
12.45 Arsenal v Reading, Premier League, Sky Sports 1 & HD1

Arsenal are effectively in their flip-flops, Reading are still too close to the drop zone. Will probably provide a decent amount of entertainment, if only to see if Arsene wears his tin-foil hat.

17.15 Stoke City v Bristol City, Championship, Sky Sports 1 & HD1
A game almost as big as the play-off final itself, a result for either side sees them well placed for automatic promotion, with the losers looking at the play-offs. A draw should leave the way clear for Hull and WBA, though you really can't count on anything in the Championship.

17.15 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester Utd, Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
Will Manchester United slip up and let Chelsea back in the race? Probably not. Blackburn have nothing really to play for, though David Bentley might use it as a shop window.

19.00 Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich, DFB German Cup Final, Setanta Sports 2
COME ON DORTMUND! BVB! BVB! BVB!

19.00 Barcelona v Espanyol, La Liga, Sky Sports Xtra
There are few teams that have had a more miserable run of late than Barcelona, one of those few however are their city neighbours Espanyol who have lost their last four without scoring. Some rare joy for Barcalona, but the visitors should at least break their scoring drought.

21.00 Sevilla v Almeria, La Liga, Sky Sports Xtra
While Sevilla are looking to challenge for a Champions League spot, Almeria have put some decent performances in and are only just behind them in the table. Should be a good contest.

Sunday 20 April
13.30 Newcastle Utd v Sunderland, Premier League, Sky Sports 1 & HD1

Should be an absolute cracker, both teams are in good form and as near as damn it safe. They should both pull out the stops and put on a really good show.

14.00 Dundee Utd v Hibernian, Scottish Premier League, Setanta Sports 1
The battle for third is important this year as fourth will not be good enough for Europe. Hibs are fifth just behind United on goal difference, but go into this game in better shape on recent results.

14.00 AC Milan v Reggina, Serie A, Five
Berlusconi hasn't had too much to smile about this season but his election win and an easy three points against Reggina should see the famous grin return. The basement battle between Cagliari and Empoli might have been a more entertaining choice.

15.00 St Johnstone v Rangers, Scottish Cup Semi-final, BBC1 Scotland
Rangers are still looking at an amazing four trophies this season. That won't change after this match.

16.00 Manchester City v Portsmouth, Premier League, Sky Sports 1 & HD1
Obviously meant to be a UEFA Cup spot battle when they scheduled it, now it's just two teams already looking at the 3 for 2 suncream offers in boots.

19.00 Racing Santander v Real Madrid, La Liga, Sky Sports 1 (2nd half only)
Santander are looking for that last Champs League spot and are in good enough form to challenge for it. It won't be easy for Real to get anything out of this game.

20.00 Athletic Bilbao v Valencia, La Liga, Sky Sports 1
Valencia beat Getafe in the Copa Del Rey final on Wednesday but they are only 5 points off the drop zone and in an awful run of form. Bilbao however are going great so all signs point to an easy home win.

20.30 Porto v Benfica, Portuguese Liga, Setanta Sports 2
Porto have completly steam-rollered the league, winning it with five games to go. Benfica are in a three-way battle for the other two Champs League spots but have found wins hard to come by recently - losing here won't help.

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